Date: 2010-06-24 Time: 10:45 - 12:15 9.9 (9 years 3 months ago)
Where: Long Beach, CA, United States Venue: College of Business Administration
Don Briddell will lead a group discussion on topics related to structure.
Structure, Form and Medium
- Proposed definitions:
- Structure: the relation between parts of a whole
- Form: the relation of a whole with itself
- Medium: the actual objects, parts, or matter being related
- Does the whole define the parts?
- Do the parts define the whole?
- Ex., does a knot (part) define the string (whole)?
- Should structure become a science in its own right, independent of media? Or must we always ask "of what"?
- Can media produce structure?
- Can structure exist without media? Can media exist without structure?
- Is this syllogism valid?
- Structure is to medium as energy is to matter.
- Do structure/energy require medium/matter to render them tangible or visible?
- Can we see relations such as energy or structure directly?
- Does medium/matter verify structure/energy?
- Are energy and structure equivalent?
- Remove structure from a medium and the medium collapses. (Stick Studies of triangle and square illustrate the point).
- How can nature make all media structural, not just the structural triangle/tetrahedron family?
- Proposed definitions:
- Field: the accounting system needed to track the location and movements of a medium
- Energy: the relationship between or interaction of fields
- Why fields? What is a field? How is a field formalized?
- Can a field interact with itself?
- Micro world fields (EM, Strong and Weak), macro cosmic world fields (gravity)
- Are there mencro world ?human scale? fields?
- Why must quantum physicists work with fields for fundamental states of matter?
- Why must astro-physicists work with fields?
- Why do structural architects, engineers and builders of all kinds at the mencro scale remain oblivious to fields?
- Can something come from nothing?
- What are the first principles of structure?
- Ochram?s razor ? what is fundamental form, fundamental structure?
- Is the loop or circuit fundamental?
- Can we derive all the basic attributes of natural form from a loop?
- What are the basic structural attributes of ACTION?
- Skew (handedness) torsion
- Dimensionality (action is spatial)
- Closure (action has one form, the LOOP)
- Interaction (versus intersection)
- Deployed vs. Condensed States
- Entropy vs. Assemble
- Memory (the ability to exist in time and space)
- Centrifugal vs. Centripetal
- Fractalion and hierarchy
- Inside vs. outside
- Building a structural hierarchy
- Applying the hierarchy to physical reality
- Implications for empirical applications
- The concept of structural scalability
- The need to develop an academic syllabus