Monday, October 3, 2011

Daily Affirmation

"This elaboration foregoes the optimal path predicted in classical statics in favor of the burgeoning, searching line of variation of forces in the matter-field. Seeking the maximum span with minimum material, the optimizing logic that engineering is based upon, is teleological, oriented toward solving only one problem.  A pure engineering logic corresponds perhaps too closely to the reasoning of an argument.  This indifferent synthesis ignores the whole range of transformations of which matter is capable and to which pure logic is oblivious.  This is a crucial point.  When you optimize to one set of attractors, all the forces takes the path of least resistance, and the structure succumbs to a reductive rationalization."
-Atlas of Novel Tectonics, Reiser + Unemoto (p.175)

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