Video Archive | Attractors (3)

Charles Jencks Towards A New Paradigm-clip_2005
Charles Jencks describes modernism as a direct outcome of Western psychcology's obession with rational thinking and the desire to...
Lars Lerup-clip_3669
Lerup discusses "stims," i.e. stimulating focal elements in the environment, and the social factors that hinder architecture. He...
Manuel De Landa Virtual Environments As Intuition...
Manuel De Landa discusses that differences between a top-down approach and a bottom-up approach, this being the core to his...

Charles Jencks Towards A New Paradigm-clip_2005

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Charles Jencks describes modernism as a direct outcome of Western psychcology’s obession with rational thinking and the desire to figure out God’s laws through science. He reviews early physics to trace the lineage of four major architects of
high modernism. Jencks then goes on to describe attractors and chaotic relationships in the forefront of scientific and architectural discourse.


Manuel De Landa Virtual Environments As Intuition Synthesizers-clip_1215

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Manuel De Landa discusses that differences between a top-down approach and a bottom-up approach, this being the core to his nonlinear connections. He talks more in depth about virtual environments and the human ability to intuitively learn from the conditions these models predict. De Landa introduces the idea of bifurcation, and that attractors are ultimately the result of opportunities presented by bifurcations.