Claims, controversial claims and merits after 60 years of complexity science
Hi, Prof. De Domenico
You might also find this work interesting (https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-3440555/v2), which is motivated by Francois Jacob's concept of tinkering and similar ideas, and falls within the broader category of Algorithmic Information Theory.
More importantly, it can characterize the hierarchical and nested relationships among repetitive substructures.
This reminds me of a paper Carl Woese worked on with Nigel Goldenfeld in 2008: https://arxiv.org/pdf/0712.3332.pdf