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What Counts
Numerical Abilities As well as being able to roughly compare continuous quantities, humans and animals of various sorts share a method of recognising small numbers of objects or sequences of events that is independent of language. See Subitising and Counting Ants Both … Continue reading
Posted in Architecture, Brain Physiology, Embodiment, Enumeration, Logic
Tagged Architecture, Brain Physiology, Embodiment, Enumeration, Logic
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William Tutte’s Hidden Past
If William Tutte is remembered at all by architects, it is for his contribution to solving the problem of Squaring the Square . (Tutte 1958) A solution using Graph Theory and Kirchhoff’s Laws for electrical flow in wires that was subsequently used in Philip … Continue reading
Posted in Architecture, Design Methods, Geometry, Logic, Tiling
Tagged Aperiodic Tiling, Architecture, Design Methods, Geometry, Logic, Tiling, Turing Machines
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Chocolate Fireguards
A very short post on Chocolate Fireguards, which as the name suggests are objects which subvert their own function. The first example is a real fireguard, though not one actually made of chocolate. It is an example of an object … Continue reading
Posted in Aesthetics, Architecture, Brain Physiology, Design, Design Methods, Logic, Objects
Tagged Architecture, Brain Physiology, Classification, Design, Design Methods, Logic, Objects
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Merely Conventional Signs
During a recent seminar on Vilém Flusser, organised by Ella Chmielewska and Fiona Hanley the discussion got round to the Borges story of Cartographers producing maps of larger and larger scales. I thought that Lewis Carroll had produced something similar … Continue reading
Posted in Architecture, Empty Signs, Logic, Randomness
Tagged Empty Sugns, Logic, Randomness
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Visual Thinking
I have recently become interested in visual thinking, probably because I like making arguments visually but also as a result of having encountered problems in producing simple easy to understand diagrams. Diagrammatic Illustrations The minimal (graphics only) version above contains … Continue reading