Hi there! I’m Janne and I study evolution of things over time. This website is an extension of the research notebooks I keep on my computer and in my briefcase. What you will find is a) mostly academic stuff, b) some applications and interesting things about complexity theories and multi-agent modeling, and c) random stuff I don’t know a better place for. As you can see, it’s still in its infancy, but more material will undoubtedly find its way here.
My other blog, commenting (primarily) environmental, political, and energy issues in Finnish can be found here.
I’m a PhD student at Aalto School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland. In general, I’m interested in evolution – specifically, how complex entities evolve over time. My official research topic is the effect of resource scarcities on innovation and technology evolution. I’m also interested in the long-term survival of intelligence, space colonization, the applications of complexity theory, evolutionary models, and multi-agent simulations to social sciences. I’ve done some prior research on design, design thinking and product development as well.
With luck, my thesis will be complete in late 2017 – only three years later than I planned! 🙂 The extra years have been well spent in researching and writing about environmental issues, particularly energy/environment nexus. This has resulted to two books in collaboration with Rauli Partanen: Climate Gamble and Musta hevonen.
Before starting a PhD, I developed environmentally friendly designs at Seos Design and had the opportunity to work in the amazing environment of Aalto Design Factory in Espoo. You can see my public CV here.
You can find me through the comments on this site, or follow me in Twitter: @jmkorhonen.
As privacy is becoming more and more important these days, you may wish to use PGP to access me: my public key is
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