Unconventional computing in the built environment
Armstrong, Rachel (2011) Unconventional computing in the built environment. International Journal of Nanotechnology and Molecular Computation, 3 (1). pp. 1-12. ISSN 1941-6318 (Print), 1941-6326 (Online) (doi:10.4018/jnmc.2011010101)Full text not available from this repository.
The Synthetic Biology engineering based approach to living systems intersects with the new interdisciplinary field of unconventional computing and suggests a new method for design in architectural practice. Living systems possess unique properties that are not present in digital/mechanical systems - their sensors and effectors are intrinsically coupled, perform parallel forms of computation, are able to respond to unpredictable circumstances, respond in real time to environmental changes, and possess a robustness that can result in evolutionary change. This paper proposes how living technology, operating through the principles of unconventional computing could offer new environmentally remediating materials for architectural practice using a bottom-up approach to the construction of buildings and other human-made interventions.
|Additional Information:|| The International Journal of Nanotechnology and Molecular Computation (IJNMC) is an official publication of the Information Resources Management Association.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||architecture, environment, living technology, protocells, synthetic biology|
|Subjects:||N Fine Arts > NA Architecture|
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Architecture, Design & Construction|
|Last Modified:||20 May 2013 12:58|
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