Monthly Archives: December 2013

The sky is the limit.

image link There is an undeniable link between mankind and nature, but if we were to graph that using time and connection as parameters, it will show as a descending line. Contemporary life is defined by cities, concrete forests where even the green areas have been designed and feel artificial. This drives individuals away from [...]

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Smart swarm

A critical analysis of the book Swarm Intelligence – Neil Leach As we all know about many examples of swarm logic in nature, they all do, without thinking, always use the most simple way of constructing – because it imposes itself as the most logical one. Because insects like bees don’t rethink their decisions, they [...]

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Fabricating The Future

  “Fabricating the Future” by Neil Leach and Phillip F. Yuan.   Critical essay by Hristo Kovachev explains the development of the parametricism trend, digital fabrication style, use of materials, approach of design, tectonic methodology and logics. Those themes are presented as an evolution of new fabrication techniques that are using a complex, multi-dimensional materials [...]

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Modelling behavioral oscillations

In DeLanda’s review of Deleuze, one of his primary summaries is that oscillating behaviors form the patterns of actualization behind molecular, biological, and socio-technic structures. If accurate, then this base principle could be used to build virtual models of such processes, and to generate new models based on the same patterns of organization.

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editing the urban encyclopedia

Of the critical proponents of emergent intelligence outlined by Thompson in ‘Emergence: the connected lives if ants, brains, cities and software’, the notion of useful ignorance is the most puzzling. It poses that an ignorance of the global order is critical for maintaining an efficient interaction and exchange of information between subordinate parts of the [...]

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