Zonal Domination: City Block, Neighborhood, District

Space is not just physical. Intangibles such as Information or Values can make up an even greater volume of virtual space.

Viewed in this way, buildings are simply iterations of a cubical matrix of self-similar fractal units. Once they are cataloged and classified as Information Circuitry, these can be replicated and modeled to form distributed modular systems. Their Behavior becomes a predictable known.

Even the most complex assemblage of structures has interconnections and developmental history. Just like the human brain, the evolution is built on top of preceding systems, typically utilizing the previous forms and functions to undergird the current edifice. There will be numerous service entrances and interconnected passageways, crawl-space, and duct-work.

In the same way that these stairs connect the separate stories of a building, various sublevels of Social stratification are accessed through graduated memetics… (see more)

Integral Recapitulation

Systems are built up from their underlying conditions too; from this ground level (bottom-up) approach , they Emerge and coalesce around their Strange Attractor, becoming coherent living complexities.

Like a Complex Distributed Assemblage of city buildings, one can see how older systems build on top of predecessor systems in their developmental history, evolving from previous states into current states and from there into future states.

At some point, a mature system will develop that contains within itself, vestiges of all the former system-states. This stage is known as Recapitulation. To remain successful, a mature system such as this 

will need to be Integral and navigate the variances of each competing former state harmoniously in a way that contributes to the Wholeness of the Mature System.

Otherwise, the competing stresses of the former status will disrupt the Integrity of the Whole and the shards will decohere, leaving their stable orbits for a new Strange Attractor.

Ready For A Little Refresher?

It has been said that we remember 72% better if we watch a video. Besides, when it has music, it makes the learning more pleasant. Enjoy some fresh scenery with effects and a tune: just hit play on the video next door!