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Michael Beaman's essay "Other Complexities" published ii Journal, v. 02


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"Other Complexities" looks at alternative ways of calculating complexity through quantification of digital simulations of analogue effects. The essay examines the early attempts of scientists to generate complexity in artificial cognitive models and what designers could learn from these attempts to build A.I.s

From Meg Jackson + Jonathon Anderson, editors:

Corporeal Complexities, ii Journal’s vol. 02, features articles and projects that explore the contingent relationships between body and space. The work examines the relationship of the human form in the design process, as a generator, as an observer, and as an active performer as it relates to interior architecture and spatial design.

The field of spatial design presumes that a designer operates at the scale of the human body. Whether resulting in the design of furniture, fashion, a residence, event, or urban park, this emergent field of practice privileges the performance of the body and its relationship to space. Spatial design is impacted by scale in relation to the performance of a body, but liberated from the boundaries of traditional disciplines.

Corporeal Complexities gathers exemplary projects that engage design complexities of the human body. This second issue explores new materials and technologies associated with contemporary design practices and features work that proposes unique ideas of space, materiality, and tectonics relative to human scale. This includes but is not limited to work in fashion, furniture, industrial design, architecture, performance, film, event design, the social sciences, and the arts.

ii Journal, vol. 02 is now available at Amazon.com