Philosophical Difference and Advanced Computation in Architectural Theory

Philosophical Difference and Advanced Computation in Architectural Theory

This book presents a new take on the evolution of digital design theories in architecture from modernity to today, as they have been inspired both by contemporary philosophy and the emergence and access to advanced computation.

Author: Jefferson Ellinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000452112

Category: Architecture

Page: 180

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This book presents a new take on the evolution of digital design theories in architecture from modernity to today, as they have been inspired both by contemporary philosophy and the emergence and access to advanced computation. It focuses on how concepts of difference in philosophy transformed architectural design theory and takes on even more significance with the introduction and ubiquitous use of computers within the discipline, changing the architectural design paradigm forever. Beginning with a presentation of American Pragmatism’s push towards process, the book continues on to Husserl’s influence on the modern movement, mid-century phenomenology, post-structuralist Derridean exchanges with architects, the Deleuzian influence on the smoothing of form and finally contemporary architectural references to speculative realism. Analyzing the arc of design theory as influenced by philosophical and computational logics, this book presents the transformation to contemporary design approaches that includes more biology, more data and more information, moving from "less is more" to "From Less to More!" Philosophical Difference and Advanced Computation in Architectural Theory is an influential read for students and academics of architectural theory, computational design and related areas.
Categories: Architecture

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Information

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Information

[Examines some attempts to show that it is not the job of the computational theory of mind to explain the systematicity of ... [Argues that Smolensky's ICS architecture can containmental representations with classical constituents.

Author: Luciano Floridi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470756768

Category: Science

Page: 392

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This Guide provides an ambitious state-of-the-art survey of the fundamental themes, problems, arguments and theories constituting the philosophy of computing. A complete guide to the philosophy of computing and information. Comprises 26 newly-written chapters by leading international experts. Provides a complete, critical introduction to the field. Each chapter combines careful scholarship with an engaging writing style. Includes an exhaustive glossary of technical terms. Ideal as a course text, but also of interest to researchers and general readers.
Categories: Science

Novel Developments in Granular Computing Applications for Advanced Human Reasoning and Soft Computation

Novel Developments in Granular Computing  Applications for Advanced Human Reasoning and Soft Computation

Applications for Advanced Human Reasoning and Soft Computation Yao, JingTao ... of granular computing from three perspectives: philosophy, methodology, and computation, and discussed a hierarchical architecture of granular computing.

Author: Yao, JingTao

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605663258

Category: Education

Page: 570

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"This book investigages granular computing (GrC), which emerged as one of the fastest growing information processing paradigms in computational intelligence and human-centric systems"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Education

Contagious Architecture

Contagious Architecture

Computation, Aesthetics, and Space Luciana Parisi ... P. J. Hurley, Philosophy Research Archives, no. 5 (1979), 712–741. 98. In the relational theory, Whitehead discusses the connection between points and objects as a causal action ...

Author: Luciana Parisi

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262312622

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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A proposal that algorithms are not simply instructions to be performed but thinking entities that construct digital spatio-temporalities. In Contagious Architecture, Luciana Parisi offers a philosophical inquiry into the status of the algorithm in architectural and interaction design. Her thesis is that algorithmic computation is not simply an abstract mathematical tool but constitutes a mode of thought in its own right, in that its operation extends into forms of abstraction that lie beyond direct human cognition and control. These include modes of infinity, contingency, and indeterminacy, as well as incomputable quantities underlying the iterative process of algorithmic processing. The main philosophical source for the project is Alfred North Whitehead, whose process philosophy is specifically designed to provide a vocabulary for “modes of thought” exhibiting various degrees of autonomy from human agency even as they are mobilized by it. Because algorithmic processing lies at the heart of the design practices now reshaping our world—from the physical spaces of our built environment to the networked spaces of digital culture—the nature of algorithmic thought is a topic of pressing importance that reraises questions of control and, ultimately, power. Contagious Architecture revisits cybernetic theories of control and information theory's notion of the incomputable in light of this rethinking of the role of algorithmic thought. Informed by recent debates in political and cultural theory around the changing landscape of power, it links the nature of abstraction to a new theory of power adequate to the complexities of the digital world.
Categories: Social Science

Applications on Advanced Architecture Computers

Applications on Advanced Architecture Computers

Symbolic Computation The difficulty of normalizing a real system is the size and scope of the problem. ... With this hierarchy and the object-oriented philosophy, we are able to isolate algebraic operations to a particular algebra.

Author: Greg Astfalk

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN: 9780898713688

Category: Computers

Page: 359

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This volume conveniently brings together updated versions of 30 articles that originally appeared in SIAM News from 1990 to 1995. The objective of the column from which the articles are taken is to present applications that have been successfully treated on advanced architecture computers. Astfalk edits this popular series of articles in SIAM's flagship publication, SIAM News. Algorithmic issues addressed are those which have found general use in building parallel codes for solving problems. In addition to updates that reflect advances and changes in the field of applications on advanced architecture computers, Astfalk has added an index and introductory comments to each article, making this book cohesive and interesting to practitioners and researchers alike.
Categories: Computers

Architecture in Formation

Architecture in Formation

On the Nature of Information in Digital Architecture Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, Aaron Sprecher. Building Design, AD), international ... Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa is a recognized scholar in the fields of art, architecture, computation, and theory.

Author: Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134502837

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

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Architecture in Formation is the first digital architecture manual that bridges multiple relationships between theory and practice, proposing a vital resource to structure the upcoming second digital revolution. Sixteen essays from practitioners, historians and theorists look at how information processing informs and is informed by architecture. Twenty-nine experimental projects propose radical means to inform the new upcoming digital architecture. Featuring essays by: Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, Aaron Sprecher, Georges Teyssot, Mario Carpo, Patrik Schumacher, Bernard Cache, Mark Linder, David Theodore, Evan Douglis, Ingeborg Rocker and Christian Lange, Antoine Picon, Michael Wen-Sen Su, Chris Perry, Alexis Meier, Achim Menges and Martin Bressani. Interviews with: George Legendre, Alessandra Ponte, Karl Chu, CiroNajle, and Greg Lynn. Projects by: Diller Scofidio and Renfro; Mark Burry; Yehuda Kalay; Omar Khan; Jason Kelly Johnson, Future Cities Lab; Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Maider Llaguno Munitxa; Anna Dyson / Bess Krietemeyer, Peter Stark, Center for Architecture, Science and Ecology (CASE); Philippe Rahm; Lydia Kallipoliti and Alexandros Tsamis; Neeraj Bhatia, Infranet Lab; Jenny Sabin, Lab Studio; Luc Courschene, Society for Arts and Technology (SAT); Eisenman Architects; Preston Scott Cohen; Eiroa Architects; Michael Hansmeyer; Open Source Architecture; Andrew Saunders; Nader Tehrani, Office dA; Satoru Sugihara, ATLV and Thom Mayne, Morphosis; Reiser and Umemoto; Roland Snooks, Kokkugia; Philip Beesley; Matias del Campo and Sandra Manninger SPAN; Michael Young; Eric Goldemberg, Monad Studio; Francois Roche; Ruy Klein; Chandler Ahrens and John Carpenter.
Categories: Architecture

The Stack

The Stack

This book is both technical and theoretical. ... it is a work of political philosophy, and architectural theory, and software studies, and even science fiction. ... Computation is a logic of culture, and so also a logic of design.

Author: Benjamin H. Bratton

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262330190

Category: Computers

Page: 528

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A comprehensive political and design theory of planetary-scale computation proposing that The Stack—an accidental megastructure—is both a technological apparatus and a model for a new geopolitical architecture. What has planetary-scale computation done to our geopolitical realities? It takes different forms at different scales—from energy and mineral sourcing and subterranean cloud infrastructure to urban software and massive universal addressing systems; from interfaces drawn by the augmentation of the hand and eye to users identified by self—quantification and the arrival of legions of sensors, algorithms, and robots. Together, how do these distort and deform modern political geographies and produce new territories in their own image? In The Stack, Benjamin Bratton proposes that these different genres of computation—smart grids, cloud platforms, mobile apps, smart cities, the Internet of Things, automation—can be seen not as so many species evolving on their own, but as forming a coherent whole: an accidental megastructure called The Stack that is both a computational apparatus and a new governing architecture. We are inside The Stack and it is inside of us. In an account that is both theoretical and technical, drawing on political philosophy, architectural theory, and software studies, Bratton explores six layers of The Stack: Earth, Cloud, City, Address, Interface, User. Each is mapped on its own terms and understood as a component within the larger whole built from hard and soft systems intermingling—not only computational forms but also social, human, and physical forces. This model, informed by the logic of the multilayered structure of protocol “stacks,” in which network technologies operate within a modular and vertical order, offers a comprehensive image of our emerging infrastructure and a platform for its ongoing reinvention. The Stack is an interdisciplinary design brief for a new geopolitics that works with and for planetary-scale computation. Interweaving the continental, urban, and perceptual scales, it shows how we can better build, dwell within, communicate with, and govern our worlds. thestack.org
Categories: Computers

Mind Computation

Mind Computation

Coltheart, M., 280 communication of synapses, 399 comprehensive motivation theory, 171 computation representation, 1 Computational Energy Function, 7 computational neuroscience, 7 computer architecture, 43, 379 computer programs, ...

Author: Shi Zhongzhi

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789813145825

Category: Computers

Page: 488

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Mind computation is a hot topic of intelligence science. It is explored by computing to explain the theoretical basis of human intelligence. Through long-term research, a mind model CAM (Consciousness and Memory) is proposed, which provides a general framework for brain-like intelligence and brain-like intelligent systems. This novel book centers on mind model CAM, systematically discusses the theoretical basis of mind computation in nine chapters. Because of its advanced progresses on brain-like intelligence, it is useful as a primary reference volume for professionals and graduate students in intelligence science, cognitive science and artificial intelligence.
Categories: Computers

Agent Computing and Multi Agent Systems

Agent Computing and Multi Agent Systems

Aimed at the cooperation-oriented software system, this paper advanced a novel model of software architecture based on ... The main difference of these two concepts is that the component is apt to be the entity of computation; however, ...

Author: Ramakoti Sadananada

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540368601

Category: Computers

Page: 827

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th Pacific Rim International Workshop on Multi-Agents, PRIMA 2006, held in Guilin, China, in August 2006. The book presents 39 revised full papers and 57 revised short papers together with 4 invited talks, addressing subjects from theoretical and methodological issues to applications. Topics include agent models, agent architectures, agent-oriented software engineering, semantic Web service, collaboration, coordination and negotiation, and more.
Categories: Computers

Which Degree

Which Degree

... controlling software development , simulation , games & queueing theory , dynamic programming & decision theory . ... formal methods , philosophy & comparison of programming languages , advanced computer architecture , resource ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3604052

Category: Universities and colleges

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Categories: Universities and colleges