Cities as biological computers

co-authored with claudia pasquero

 

Abstract

In this paper the authors propose a conceptual model and a computational design method to articulate the world's Urbansphere, suggesting new terms for its sustainable co-evolution with the Biosphere.  The proposed model responds to principles of biological self-organization, and operates by embedding a numerical/computational engine, a living Physarum polycephalum , onto a spatial/morphogenetic substratum, a Satellite driven informational territory.

The paper envisions a future when manmade infrastructures and non-human biological systems will constitute parts of a single biotechnological whole. To this respect it can be read as a manifesto for the extension of biotechnology to the scale of the Biosphere (biosphere geo-engineering) by expanding the scope and material articulation of global informational and energetic infrastructures (the internet of things and the internet of energy).

cyber-Gardening the City

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Systemic Architecture

Operating manual for the Self-organizing city - Routledge - London

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Operating manual for the Self-organizing city - Routledge - London

co-autored with Claudia Pasquero

 

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