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Manuel De Landa-clip_2358
De Landa organizes his talk around his recent paper "The Role of Cities in the New Philosophy of History." He argues against the...
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Hecker introduces the concept of agglomeration on a neighborhood scale. In this scenario he uses cubic geometry inserted into the...

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November 3, 1999 | Video Lecturer:

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De Landa organizes his talk around his recent paper “The Role of Cities in the New Philosophy of History.” He argues against the reigning “top-down” analysis of society, and offers models of artificial life, simulation, and emergence for analyzing the growth of institutions and larger entities, such as city-states. Utilizing economies of scale and economies of agglomeration, he looks at models including Venetian markets and the Northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. He concludes with a discussion of the rhizome in relation to the organizational models of Apple and Microsoft.