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Towards a Biological Understanding of Architecture and Urbanism: Lessons from Steven Pinker

Towards a Biological Understanding of Architecture and Urbanism: Lessons from Steven Pinker by Nikos Salingaros Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78249, USA.   Architecture is indeed linked to biology. This observation is intuitively true from a structural perspective, since human beings perceive a kinship between the different processes — natural and artificial — that generate form. Nevertheless, the broadness […] read more

Steady Tendency and Progress in the Study of Natural and Technological Phenomena (Biology of Form, Linguistics, Urbanism)

Steady Tendency and Progress in the Study of Natural and Technological Phenomena (Biology of Form, Linguistics, Urbanism) The idea of a very effective scientific network, based upon “biophilic” architecture principles (peer-to-peer, self-organized, scaled, self-similar, and “small-world”-like network) is offered here. The network should be Russian both in language and scientific tradition, offering a paradigm for a new, hyper-connected vision of world science, based on a multi-centric epistemology. read more