Manuel De Landa discusses conceptual assemblages and structures that have evolved through human development. He describes society as a product of stability and attractors, the outcome of which is one of any possible outcomes given the numbers of variables involved. Using examples of nonlinear assumptions, he describes economic, militaristic, and architectural fluctuations and inovations, to which, leads to a discussion about essence versus emergence.
Video Archive | Bottom Up (2)
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.