As long as the architectural object is the objective, architects will be hopelessly victim to ever faster spinning cycles of fashion, taste and style and the more nimble culture manufacturing industries that drive them. One of the principal organizing paradigms that has emerged over the last half century as a challenge to an object oriented world view, comes through advances in understanding emergent network structures and their organizational logics principally aligned with the mathematics of complexity. This work founded in mathematics has been extended to architecture and design recently by architects and designers interested in developing dynamic and contingent design practices more in line with a contemporary wired and mobile citizenry, and the reality beyond neat categorizations of program and type that seem hopelessly inadequate to describe today's spaces of "irreducible complexity".
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Added by gravestmor on April 4, 2006