I've never been a fan of architectural jargon, but now it's just getting out of hand. The halls of Meyerson as riddled with complexity and non-linearity. The words are tossed around so frequently that they have lost all legitamacy. I'm going to rigorize me up some complex non-linearialitiness. There is a charette coming up entitled "Disaster Complexity." What's that? My personal favorite is the up coming exhibit of our History and Theory III projects. Oh, sorry, excuse me, "Architectures of Complexity" projects. I don't remember signing up for that class. I sat through something called History and Theory III as indicated on my transcript, schedule and syllabus. If I were to rename the class, I would have called it "Name dropping while showing bad Powerpoint slides of blobs and being unable to answer student questions"
Anyway, we did some projects and they are putting them up in Deans Alley. Here is the graphic that accompanied the email announcement.
The caption was "Image: Oceanic Non-linear Dynamics, Temperature Gradients" Am I in the Geosciences division? I thought I left that when I graduated from undergrad. I sat through a lot of really technical lectures as an undergrad relating to this kind of stuff, and I have yet to hear an architect speak that has any clue what (s)he is talking about. Taking a swirly fractal after reading National Geographic or "String Theory for Architects," does not make real science.
I have used some rigorised non-linearity to create this project which I submit for your approval. I call it "Contortionists Wedding Market." It uses complex forms and transparency to produce nondescript, uninhabitable, mixed use space.