Tuesday, November 12, 2013

History the Nemetics Way Experiment 1

Please note this is the very first of what I hope will be an ongoing series of experiments in the service of understanding the flows of Complex Adaptive/Creative Systems. For now it's merely the explorations of the tool and could be best considered as sketches. Going forward the hope is to use this approach to map "big data" to the wave forms.

Below is a wave diagram created using the Audacity application.  A thank you to +Alex Gagnon for his work and pointing to the app. I also want to acknowledge +Dibyendu De for his thought leadership for the Nemetic Theory. 

The diagram below is meant to emulate three waves that are important in human history. The top wave - the Rwave - are meant to emulate violent events. The square waves are meant to emulate wars.  The second wave looks at migration, especially the migration from rural to urban centers. The third wave tries to capture Schumpeter's 50 year cycle in economies.

The period under examination is roughly from 1900 to 1960+. In the Rwave ( top ) the square waves are approximately World War I and World War II. The second wave is a first approximation of capturing some of the waves of migration. The first increase in Amplitude is from the rural South to the urban North. The second increase in amplitude is the larger migration from the rural South to the urban North.

Below is the Bwave that tries to make visible the Zeitgeist as we move through the 20th century.

Any thoughts or suggestions are much appreciated.

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