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A cybernetic development of epistemology and observation applied to objects in space and time (as seen in architecture)

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A cybernetic development of epistemology and observation applied to objects in space and time (as seen in architecture)
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  A CYBERNETICDEVELOPMENTOFEPISTEMOLOGYANDOBSERVATION,APPLIEDTOOBJECTS INSPACE ANDTIME(AS SEEN INARCHITECTURE).A ThesissubmittedforthedegreeofDoctorofPhilosophyintheDepartmentofCybernetics,atBrunel University,Kingston Lane,UXBRIDGE,Middlesex.SByRanulph GlanvilleFebruary1975»-ABSTRACTThisThesisproposes a new epistemologicalontologywhichhastwopeculiarcharacteristics:Objects initsUniverseareformulatedasbeingself-observers(i.e. reflexive);andthe  natureof observationofObjectsbyothersisshosntocontainthelogicforcomputing relationshipsbetweenObjects intheUniverse.ThisUniverse isnon-hierarchical,andpermitsofmutuallycontradictorybeliefsaboutitsObjectstobesimultane-ouslyheldby differentobservers.ThelogicbywhichobserversconstructhierarchiesintheUniverse isshowntoneed onlyone variableinordertooperate,andtooperatefromthe  oscillatory nature oftheself-observingObjectsproducing. a senseoflocaltimein bothobserver,and observedObjects;the timesof which musttemporarilycometogether forobservationstobemade.UsingthesenotionsofObjectsand observations,ameans,basedonthepotentialforobserverstoconstruct0hierarchies,is found foranalysingarguments, and(potentially)fortheimprovementof computerperformance.Awayisdescribedfortherepresentation ofobserva-tionsofObjects  tobemade,and a conversationalidiomisestablishedtoaccountforcommunicationbetween differentobservers.TheviewsputforwardinthisThesisaredemonstratedbyvariousexperiments, stariei,and references.iiTHESISMOTTOof...Ifyou couldfinishit..youcould rest..sleep..notbefore..ohIknow-theonesI'vefinished...thousandsandone...allIeverdid.  -inmylife...withmylife..sayingtomyself...finishthisone..Atstherightone...thenrest..sleep...no more stories...nomore words...andfinishedit,.and nottherightone...11,Samuel Beckett"14).aiiiPREFACEWhenIset out ontheseinvestigations,IdidnotrealisethatI had beencarryingthemout
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