Physical units are residues of human interaction


Each unit in each tree that I have described, moreover, is the fixed, unchanging residue of some system in the living city just as a house is the residue of the interactions between the members of a family, their emotions and their belongings; and a freeway is the residue of movement and commercial From Christopher Alexander, A City is Not a Tree

A beautiful ground-up conceptualisation of the world emerging as natural byproducts from the ‘in betweens’ of basic units.

Related To: Modelling Reality MOC
Created On: 2020-08-15 from A - A City is Not a Tree
Last Updated On: 2020-08-15

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Modelling Reality

Reality Proper

  • D - Full Reality

  • D - Common Reality

  • D - Accidental vs Absolute Reality

  • D - Realness


  • D - Simulation

  • E - When a simulation reaches the complexity of that which it’s simulating, it transcends onto the same plane of existence

  • E - Simulations are lower resolution gestural reproductions of reality

  • E - Our mind holds only a simulation of reality

  • E - The computational medium is simulation


  • Truth MOC


  • E - Given the same input, context changes the output

  • E - Everything stands in relation to everything else

  • E - Physical units are residues of human interaction

  • E - Common truth is found through the collective

Full Models

  • SPIO Model MOC