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An Introduction to Residuality Theory - Barry OReilly - NDC Oslo 2023

Duration : 00:52:55

In this text, the speaker introduces the concept of Residuality Theory, which offers a new approach to thinking about the systems that engineers and architects work with. The speaker, who is a PhD candidate in complexity science and software engineering, explains that the idea for this theory arose from the need to teach and train architects. The text highlights the difficulty of training software architects and the lack of concrete answers regarding what architecture truly entails. The speaker discusses the challenge of understanding the difference between ordered and disordered systems and emphasizes that traditional methods of approaching architecture, which treat disordered systems as ordered systems, have not been successful. The speaker mentions that the answers to these challenges can be found in the complexity sciences, but notes that this knowledge does not provide practical guidance for software engineering.