Complexity Concept Cards from SFI's online course "Complexity of COVID-19"

The microscopic SARS-CoV-2 virus is dismantling systems across all scales; among the many disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 InterPlanetary Festival has been cancelled as an in-person event. However, its mission to spread intuition about complex systems continues through a new at-home course.

Launched in early April, the online “Complexity of COVID-19” course is a resource for families and communities to think through the broad-reaching consequences of this pandemic in real time. Every Wednesday, the InterPlanetary team will release a course packet containing summaries of the COVID-19 Transmissions (see p.1), a link to that week’s episode of the Complexity Podcast, some recommended extra-curricular readings, Complexity Cards that introduce learners to key concepts underlying the proposed insights, and a quiz for assessing comprehension. These course packets offer roughly two hours’ worth of curriculum each week, and aim to provide an opportunity for thoughtful discussions at home until we’re able to de-quarantine and reconvene.

Reducing disease is a whole-planet project. Let’s change the world, one planet at a time.

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