This is an announcement for a Summer School that Jun Makino and I will hold in Kobe, at the Center for Planetary Science, August 3-21, 2015.
It can be seen as a continuation of last year's MOL workshop, for Modeling Origins of Life (and of Life-like processes in general, specifically the origins of autonomous agents in complex systems).
This year we will have more of a "school" structure, with lectures in the morning, and study groups in the afternoon that will focus on small research projects. Also, the topic will shift, from the origins of life to the origins of awareness, as another example of `origins' in complex systems. Specifically, we will invite speakers in the areas of computational neuroscience, artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology and phenomenology.