Video Archive | Emergent properties (13)

Charles Jencks Towards A New Paradigm
Charles Jencks discusses architecture's shifting paradigm in accordance with seven emerging themes in contemporary architecture....
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Charles Jencks describes the complexities and densities that make up the modern megacity, pointing out how analysis and data can...
Jeffrey Kipnis
Margi Reeve presents Hernan Diaz Alonso, who introduces Jeffrey Kipnis. Kipnis discusses his take on the part-to-whole...
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Using an array of architectural projects and art, Kipnis presents a contemporary history of the changing relationship between...
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Jeffrey Kipnis introduces some cosmological themes into the discussion of part-to-whole relationships. He discusses how a change...
Manuel De Landa
Rose Mendez introduces the lecture. Manuel De Landa presents his latest work on the organization of institutions and cities based...
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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...
Panel Discussion Toward A New Paradigm
Karl Chu, Jeffrey Kipnis and the UN Studio founders Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos discuss with moderator Michael Speaks the...

Charles Jencks Towards A New Paradigm

November 10, 2003 | Video Lecturer:
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Charles Jencks discusses architecture’s shifting paradigm in accordance with seven emerging themes in contemporary architecture. Using current architectural projects and current discoveries in science, Jencks argues for a more intricate architecture that uses orders of nature and laws of science to compliment emergent design processes that contain metaphors and signifiers to pursue meaning. Though he admits his vision is pristinely
positive, he cautions the kitsch usage will weaken the significance of architecture in mainstream culture.

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Charles Jencks describes the complexities and densities that make up the modern megacity, pointing out how analysis and data can form a conceptual model for design, or what he calls “directed determination.” He discusses the work of Rem Koolhaas and MVRDV in relation to the “Data City.”


Jeffrey Kipnis

March 20, 2002 | Video Lecturer:
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Margi Reeve presents Hernan Diaz Alonso, who introduces Jeffrey Kipnis. Kipnis discusses his take on the part-to-whole relationship that plagues every era of architecture, in both practice and theory. He breaks down a contemporary history of group-to-individual relations while discussing how differing mediums can cause different irreducible effects in the observer. Kipnis outlines his views of architecture’s future in emergent properties and design intelligence.

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Jeff Kipnis continues his discussion about part-to-whole relationships. Using works by Jeff Koons, Peter Eisenman, and other,...
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Jeffrey Kipnis introduces some cosmological themes into the discussion of part-to-whole relationships. He discusses how a change in the environment can cause a change in an entire network, creating emergent properties that can not be reversed. Events such as swarms are organized complex behavior that can not be reduces to parts, creating an environment for variation and communicative comprehension. Kipnis goes on to say that these types of part-to-whole relationships should suggest ways a designer might work with materials, creating a sense of cohesion within vast differences.


Manuel De Landa

November 3, 1999 | Video Lecturer:
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Rose Mendez introduces the lecture. Manuel De Landa presents his latest work on the organization of institutions and cities based on emergence, hierarchies, and the rhizome. He uses examples ranging from high-tech companies to Italian city-states to illustrate the formation of economic networks. Other topics include artificial life, and simulation.

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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.


Panel Discussion Toward A New Paradigm

Karl Chu, Jeffrey Kipnis and the UN Studio founders Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos discuss with moderator Michael Speaks the emerging trend toward algorithmic and diagrammatic design techniques. The panel argues that emergent properties, computation techniques, and information diagraming make it possible for architecture to free itself from representational figures, thus creating an architecture in line with a shifting society. After individual presentations from the panelists, the floor is opened up to a question and answer session, in which the group further describe the reasons for their viewpoints.

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