Architecture of Complexity. Introduction. Abstractly states some of the common properties that physical, biological, and social systems have in common Tries to cast some light on how complexity can be found in natures without relating it to any particular field of study
Original matrix composed of 8x8 symbols, reduced to a 4x4 by representing redundant patterns with symbols.
i.e. protein varieties arise from arrangements of 20 different amino acids; ~99 elements in periodic table provide all kinds of building blocks needed for an infinite variety of molecules.
i.e. the structure of the sequence, 1 3 5 7 9… is most simply expressed by observing that each member is obtained by adding 2 to the previous one.
A mode of apprehending structure
Recipes, differential equations, equations for chemical formulae
Characterize the world as acted upon
Provide the criteria for producing objects