Self Organization - a process in which pattern at the global level of a system emerges solely from numerous interaction among the lower-level component of the system. Moreover the rules specify interactions amount the systems' components are execution only local information with out reference to the global pattern.
(Self-Organization in Biological Systems)

What are the mechanisms and how they differ in biological systems verses physical systems.

Well it might happen in outer space. Let's look at the scales of self organization...

To more Elaborate on the first diagram here are is the relativity of the scales involved:

On a side note: everytime I tend to get an Idea about all this. I turn around and find that Mr. Roche was already there. Another hot shot to mention is Mitchell Joachim.

Words from Roche

"To reclaim the scenarios and substances that condition architectr and reveal the contraditcions and fantasies that drive our societies, we need, on the contrary to draw on this vibrating, disquieting and voluptuously temporarily. Architecture is not something to be thought or produces for later, like the stander bearer for a morality. It can only be negotiated live, in its contingency on a situation and is solubility in a set of givens." FRANCIOS ROCHE_ (Science) Fiction & Mass Culture Crisis

"We are in the situation where we don't know what is going on, so we are in the city doing micro-architecture. If you start with a virus, you can change everything, you know, with the contamination system." (R&Sie)

What happens when you fall in love? and What ever you read and hear or see from this other party makes all the sense in the world to you?

It has me in a sticky position. Almost frustrating. But eyes on the prize. Ultimately, this exploration will be fulfilled through installations and a movie? I am working on a list of projects and will post them as soon as I reach a proper number.


I'll take some tissue to go!

So for those who believe this could possibly be not a reality, scientists everywhere are progressing the possibility of cells growing and developing. As I see this, they are new mailable materials for the not the "built" but "GROWN" environment. The BBC has an article on the progress of a team at the University College London lead by Professor Robert Brown who have learned to cut down the time it takes to grow living tissue. Scientist currently make tissues to be used for operations such as skin grafts by building a scaffold of cells that are grown in the lab. Previously, tissue growth would take up to one and 12 weeks are required to grow enough for surgery. Professor Brown and his team experimented on making a tissue called collagen, which acts as a structural support for skin, bones and tendons. (Hello Structural support!) By sucking out the water using a method entitled plastic compression progressed the development of the collagen growth to just over a 30 minutes. Not only was the tissue made much faster but it also was stronger and more like real collagen than other engineered tissues.

Imaging grafting on a new layer of leather on to your body. It's the new form of pleat. That goes out to all the fashionistas and their biomimetic actions.

SO knock knock. Let's take the grafting and start to grow towards things in buildings and etc.

Seeds of Production

To reach the Inhabitable Organism, or InhabOrg, we must map out the scale and the players in making the "monster" a reality. As this blog develops, new documents and maps of where and who these people are will become available. The range of scale goes from DNA and computational biology to nanotech material research on the micro end to the full range of architecture and urban context.



People have been coming up to me and asking me what is it I am trying to do. I am now embarking on my last semester and this will be the capsule for the information that I (and my fellow com padres) collect on the topics.

For those who might be confused dictionary.com provides us with their answers:

–verb (used with object)
1. to live or dwell in (a place), as people or animals: Small animals inhabited the woods.
2. to exist or be situated within; dwell in: Weird notions inhabit his mind.
–verb (used without object)
3. Archaic. to live or dwell, as in a place.

in·hab·it·a·ble, adjective
in·hab·it·a·bil·i·ty, noun
in·hab·i·ta·tion, noun

1.a form of life composed of mutually interdependent parts that maintain various vital processes.
2.a form of life considered as an entity; an animal, plant, fungus, protistan, or moneran.
3.any organized body or system conceived of as analogous to a living being: the governmental organism.
4.any complex thing or system having properties and functions determined not only by the properties and relations of its individual parts, but by the character of the whole that they compose and by the relations of the parts to the whole.
or·gan·is·mic, or·gan·is·mal, adjective
or·gan·is·mi·cal·ly, adverb

So what is my take on the phrase in its entirety?
An inhabitable organism is an intelligent dwelling that governs itself and is reactive to its inhabitant.