Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Semilattice and Rhizome

Sajjad Afzal-Woodward of worldsystema.com recommended this to me:

A CITY IS NOT A TREE
by Christopher Alexander

Excellent, fascinating piece...highly recommended, with excellent graphics that clearly explain the concepts. It reminds me of what Turing (I think?) said: humans will never be able to design a machine as intelligent as a human, but they might be able to grow one...

The basic principle of semilattice that Alexander lays out sounds like one of the "lost laws of rhizome". Where are the rest?

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