Complexity and the Law Workshop Programme

9.30-5.30, Friday 30 May 2014
Room 203, Fulton Building, University of Sussex

9.30 Welcome and Coffee

10.00-11.30 Session One: Complexity, Networks and Law
Andy Philippides, University of Sussex (Informatics) – ‘Modelling Complex Adaptive Networks with Agent-Based Models’
Anil K Seth, University of Sussex (Informatics) – ‘The complex networks of the brain: from concepts to measures’
Ben Fincham, University of Sussex (Sociology) – ‘Complexity and other ways to bake a cake’
Chair: Lucy Finchett-Maddock

11.30-11.45 Coffee Break

11.45-1.15 Session Two: Complexity, Epistemology and Resistance
Lucy Finchett-Maddock, University of Sussex (Law) – ‘Complex Others’
Charlie Blake, University of Brighton (Film) – ‘A Series of Repetitive Beats: Acceleration, Entropy and the Law of the Crowd’
Tom Webb, University of Lancaster (Law) – ‘The Consequences of Single Answers’
Chair: Jamie Murray

1.15-2.15 Lunch

2.15-3.45 Session Three: Complexity, Law and Environment
Emanuela Orlando, University of Sussex (Law) – ‘Addressing the complexity of international environmental law in a multi-layered legal framework: an international and EU law perspective’
Stuart Harrop, University of Sussex (Law) – ‘The complexity of the planet – naivety of the law: holistic legal solutions to environmental challenges’
Jamie Murray, University of Lancaster (Law) – ‘The Future of Legal Studies is in High Dimensionality Manifolds’
Chair: Tom Webb

3.45-4.00 Coffee Break

4.00-5.30 Closing Plenary: Complex Futures
Debra Benita-Shaw, University of East London (Arts & Digital Industries) – ‘Complex Urban Figures: Crowds, Flâneurs and Cyborgs’
Nathan Moore, Birkbeck College, University of London (Law) – ‘Complex Decisions’
Chair: Lucy Finchett-Maddock