This page is created to provide a permanent platform for introducing and referencing professional information about Kaarel Sikk (me) and publishing thoughts and writings in a blog format.
In general, I embark on adventures in research with a primary curiosity to explore our society and history from a "cybernetic" point of view. More specifically, I use complexity science tools, quantitative geography, and just enough imagination to do so.
To achieve this, I work mostly with environmental, archaeological, and historical data, aiming to unravel the intricacies of space-dependent information systems observable within long-term human processes. On this platform, I share my ideas, experiences, and reflections as I venture through this realm.
Occasionally, I might share some computer code, personal notes on travel, art, and observations of the world as we currently witness history on steroids on a biblical scale during the running roaring 20s. Gaining a long-term and more distant perspective is essential to make sense of it all.
- Socio-ecological systems
- Settlement systems
- Long-term processes in human-environment interactions
- Spatial aspects of power and control
- Information processing systems in space
- Spatiality of archaeologically observed systems
- Data-driven archaeology and history
- Feedbacks between individual and aggregate patterns
- Elegant hacks
Keywords: First-principles thinking, spatial dependencies of complex systems, information processes, settlement patterns, Stone Age, Medieval Inquisition.
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