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emergence and predictability
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John Stuart Mill
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emergence nonadditive novelty hierarchical complexity unpredictable (sometimes)
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cellular automaton space cell is in some state depending on its neighborhood time time 0 time 1 time 2 time 3 . . . . laws apply simultaneously (in parallel) to all cells in the space
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Game of Life Survival: If a live cell has two or three neighbors, it survives. Death: If a live cell has four or more neighbors, it dies from overcrowding. If a live cell has one or no neighbors, it dies from isolation. Birth: If an unoccupied cell has exactly three neighbors, it becomes alive. THE LIFE HISTORIES OF THE FIVE TETROMINOES MOVES BLOCK BEEHIVE BEEHIVE TRAFFIC LIGHTS BEEHIVE 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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emergence in shape grammars emergent shapes
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emergence in shape grammars nonadditive novelty hierarchical complexity unpredictable (sometimes)
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shape rule initial shape
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shape rule . . . result of applying the rule
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shape rule initial shape
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shape rule . . . result of applying the rule
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emergence in shape grammars nonadditive novelty hierarchical complexity unpredictable (sometimes) active
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active emergence shape rule computation ⇒⇒ emergent courtyard
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course ARCH 4.500 taught by Professor Lawrencesass during the Fall '08 term at MIT.

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