Diagram of interrelationships between elements of the thesis (This animation will run twice and then stop. Click for a larger version)
The text reads:
• The thematic nodes of Interactive, Generative, Reflexive, and Entropic • Are distinguished by whether their primary activity emanates from within or occurs from outside, with the Reflexive, as the assembling function, bridging the divide • And are divided again by whether they refer to the monadic object as singular, or the assemblage as multiple (note that this diagram can be transposed along its diagonal-vertical axis to account for the fact of every monad containing multiplicities and the possibility of encapsulating every assemblage in the count-as-one) • In this way the one can proceed from the Interactive node to the Generative through the inclusion of external conditions or forces within the object • From the Generative to the Reflexive by the extension of its behaviors across its neighbors • From the Reflexive to the Entropic by gathering the attributes of the new assemblage within it intensionally • From the Entropic, returning to the Interactive, by excluding elements of the assemblage, that is, by losing some of the structure of the established assemblage. • The diagram thus has polar axes between intensities and extensities • And between identity and non-identity • Through the interplay of these the Generic is defined as the untotalisable set which exceeds definition • Each of these five themes is supported by theoretical sources and computational design examples. • Which together illuminate disciplinary-wide concerns. • Finally, the text is organized to pass through each node once with a focus on the theoretical sources and a second time with a thematic emphasis.At the moment this text probably remains pretty obscure, but as I expand on these thoughts here on the blog, I will update this text with notes and references.