Central themes

Machines are complex and getting more complex. How to build ever more complex machines?

We will cover the machine part using Linux as a case study.

Why do we care about complexity

Humanities is powered by ever more complex artifacts

Engineering & technology is about building and managing ever more complex artifacts.

Research itself is ever more complex

Coping with complexity shapes many important aspects of the social and political systems we live in.

What has become ``simpler''?

Interfaces with humans, especially interfaces that become simpler to reach a broader audience. Underneath each simpler interface, a more complex mechanism is often required.

Math, Science and Engineering

Complexity shifted from one place to another.

What will we cover in this course?

What will you do?