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Chaotic Awareness and Simulacra in the Recent Emergence of the Self-Organized Multitude

  • K. Gediz AkdenizEmail author
  • Nicholas Anastasopoulos
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)

Abstract

Order and the power of cosmos came to an end with the advent of chaos theory. Thus, the deconstruction of the dualities of modernity, as reflected in the cosmos-chaos and order-disorder binary dualities, are in effect. According to the Chaotic Awareness Simulation theory, the simulation of such deconstructions could lead to the emergence of non-predictable changes and transformations in responsive societies. Complex System principles provide us with a methodological tool in an effort to understand the multiple phenomena taking place recently in regard to certain movements. In this study, following a new anarchy definition and the Chaotic Awareness Simulation theory, recent mass protests are being examined in the simulation world and semantic differences are being investigated, with the Istanbul Gezipark protest being used as a case study.

Keywords

Simulation theories in social science Simulacra Complex systems Emergence The Occupy movement The Arab Spring Gezipark uprising 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsIstanbul UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.School of ArchitectureNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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