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Coding as Literacy

Metalithikum IV

Edited by: Vera Bühlmann, Ludger Hovestadt and Vahid Moosavi
Architecture and virtual networks
Recent developments in computer science, particularly ”data-driven procedures“ have opened a new level of design and engineering. This has also affected architecture. The publication collects contributions on Coding as Literacy by computer scientists, mathematicians, philosophers, cultural theorists, and architects. The main focus in the book is the observation of computer-based methods that go beyond strictly case-based or problem-solution-oriented paradigms. This invites readers to understand Computational Procedures as being embedded in an overarching ”media literacy“ that can be revealed through, and acquired by, ”computational literacy“, and to consider the data processed in the above-mentioned methods as being beneficial in terms of quantum physics. ”Self-Organizing Maps“ (SOM), which were first introduced over 30 years ago, will serve as the concrete reference point for all further discussions.
Artificial neural networks and their impact on architecture An interdisciplinary dialog With a foreword by Teuvo Kohonen

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Prof. Dr. Ludger Hovestadt, Dr. Vera Bühlmann, Vahid Moosavi, Chair of CAAD, ETH Zurich
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Audience: CAAD oriented architects, computer scientists, cultural critics