Complexity & Interdisciplinarity.
"There are various quantities labeled "complexity."
In each case, the complexity of a thing is context-dependent
— in other words, dependent not only on the thing being described
but also on who or what is doing the describing...
Think what is exciting is human culture as a whole.
People may want to be painters or poets or historians or scientists...
Nevertheless, people doing transdisciplinary work have a lot of problems finding suitable employment,
especially in academic life. The reason isn't merely prejudice but also the fact
that all the mechanisms for judging excellence are set up in the narrow traditional disciplines.
Peer reviewed journals, academic departments, Ph.D. exams, professional societies, and so on,
are typically organized along disciplinary lines.
Of course, there are always phonies who cower on the boundaries between fields,
so people aren't altogether unjustified in being wary of transdisciplinary work.
Clearly, we need effective mechanisms for judging it." 3rd culture.