Posts Tagged ‘ systems ’

Did Henry David Thoreau Know the Secret to Eternal Youth, Or Was He All Wrong?

BEAUTIFUL CHAOS: A fractal (above) is a pattern that is self-similar across different scales. It is infinitely complex—a kind of chaos.

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MISHKA HENNER – JONATHAN LEWIS ​ AN ACT OF COLLECTIVE FAITH – galerieas

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Translating Borges into Trees: An Interview with Book Artist Katie Holten – Asymptote Blog

I’m fascinated by our understanding—and misunderstanding— of the systems around us. Man-made systems, like cities for example, mirror microscopic bacterial colonies. Yet we humans tend to see them (cities, or indeed most man-made things) as being something completely removed and separate from ‘nature’. These colonies, whether fungal, organic, man-made, microscopic, or intergalactic, all mirror each other with similar growth patterns that repeat at different scales. These clustering, branching patterns shape everything from our lungs and neural pathways to cracks in the mud, lightning, river estuaries, evolutionary paths, language development, algorithms, and the Internet. There’s something about trees that’s universal. – Katie Holten

Translating Borges into Trees: An Interview with Book Artist Katie Holten – Asymptote Blog.

Resilient Systems: Creative Possibility at the Edge of Change | FOP

Fukushima Daiichi power plant and water tanks, image Kyodo/Reuters, August 20, 2013

Resilient Systems: Creative Possibility at the Edge of Change | FOP.