What are the connections between variables and constraints and limitations within a system? Every wave is different yet similar in form. I cannot tell it to move in a different way that is outside of its universal design. Its form is a design of it’s functions. The water flows over, under, and through the rocks …


Ernst Haeckel

Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) “Nothing is constant but change! All existence is a perpetual flux of ‘being and becoming!’ That is the broad lesson of the evolution of the world.” Ernst Haeckel Ernst Haeckel, 1866

Etienne-Jules Marey

Etienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904) “relation of space to time that is the essence of motion”. La méthode graphique dans les sciences expérimentales (1878)   —

Eadweard Muybridge

Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) Inquiry into motion with a camera. The ability to breakdown movement, revealing the complex in-betweens of mundane, everyday gestures, sitting, standing, walking…, freezing figures in mid air, defying physics, exposing the process of motion which the human eye can not see. Muybridge, photographic motion studies. 1872 – 1878 —

Christopher Alexander

Christopher Alexander The Nature of Order An Essay on the Art of Building and the Nature of the Universe, Book 1 – The Phenomenon of Life “…every form of order has some degree of life” “thus life is not a limited mechanical concept which applies to self-reproducing biological machines. It is a quality which inheres …