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Alexander, Christopher

  • [2009]  Harmony-Seeking Computations: a science of non-classical dynamics based on the progressive evolution of the larger whole. International Journal for Unconventional Computing (IJUC), 5, 2009
  • [2007]  Empirical Findings from The Nature of Order. Environmental and Architectural Phenomenology, 18, 2007, (1): 11-19.
  • [2005]  The Nature of Order. Berkeley, Center for Environmental Structure, 2005
  • [2004]  The Nature of Order: an essay on the art of building and the nature of the Universe, 2004 [summary]
  • [2003]  The Nature of Order: an essay on the art of building and the nature of the universe. Center for Environmental Structure, 2003-4. [summary]
  • [2003]  New Concepts in Complexity Theory: an overview of the four books of the Nature of Order with emphasis on the scientific problems which are raised. 2003
  • [2002]  The Nature of Order: an essay on the art of building and the nature of the universe. Center for Environmental Structure, 2002-5 [summary]
  • [1993]  A Foreshadowing of 21st Century Art: the color and geometry of very early Turkish carpets. Oxford University Press, 1993 [review]
  • [1979]  The Timeless Way of Building, Oxford University Press, 1979
  • [1979]  A Pattern Language: towns, buildings, construction. Oxford University Press, 1979
  • [1977]  TheTimeless Way of Building (vol 1); A Pattern Language (vol 2). Oxford University Press, 1977
  • [1977]  The Timeless Way of Building. Oxford University Press, 1977 [summary]
  • [1977]  A Timeless Way of Building. Oxford University Press, 1977
  • [1977]  A Pattern Language: towns, buildings, construction. Oxford University Press, 1977
  • [1975]  The Oregon Experiment. Oxford University Press, 1975
  • [1964]  Notes on the Synthesis of Form, Harvard University Press, 1964
  • [1963]  Notes on the Synthesis of Form. Harvard University Press, 1963

Kairos documents referencing any of the above



[2016]:  Unquestioned Bias in Governance from Direction of Reading? Political implications of reading from left-to-right, right-to-left, or top-down [Refs]

[2016]:  Cultivating the Myth of Human Equality Ignoring complicity in the contradictions thereby engendered [Refs]

[2016]:  Improvisation in Multivocal Poetic Discourse Basque lauburu and bertsolaritza as catalysts of global significance [Refs]

[2016]:  Variety of System Failures Engendered by Negligent Distinctions Mnemonic clues to 72 modes of viable system failure from a demonic pattern language [Refs]

[2016]:  Destabilizing Multipolar Society through Binary Decision-making Alternatives to 2-stroke democracy suggested by 4-sided ball games [Refs]

[2015]:  Optimizing Web Surfing Pathways for the Overloaded Polyhedral insights from the travelling salesman problem of operations research [Refs]

[2015]:  Radicalisation of Existence and Identity Recognizing the global emergence and influence of daimonic dynamics [Refs]

[2015]:  Psychosocial Implication in Cyclic Dynamics of Nested Polyhedra in 3D Patterns of change suggested by nesting, packing, and transforming symmetrical polyhedra [Refs]

[2015]:  Memetic Analogue to the 20 Amino Acids as vital to Psychosocial Life? Number 37 as indicative of fruitful pathways of transformation? [Refs]

[2015]:  Dying to Live, Living to Die, Lying to Live, and Living a Lie Should American li(v)es be saved at all costs? [Refs]

[2015]:  Correlating a Requisite Diversity of Metaphorical Patterns Entuning the dynamic of cognitive eases and diseases [Refs]

[2015]:  Global Psychosocial Implication in the Pentagramma Mirificum Clues from spherical geometry to getting around and circumnavigating imaginatively [Refs]

[2015]:  Dreamables, Deniables, Deliverables and Duende Global dynamics at the table inspired by dining and wining in practice [Refs]

[2015]:  Weather Metaphors as Whether Metaphors Transcending solar illusion via a Galilean-style cognitive revolution? [Refs]

[2015]:  Eliciting Insight from Covert Operations by US Understanding global governance otherwise in response to THEM [Refs]

[2015]:  Enhancing Strategic Discourse Systematically using Climate Metaphors Widespread comprehension of system dynamics in weather patterns as a resource [Refs]

[2015]:  Confusion in Exchanging "Something" for "Nothing" Cognitive implication in the asymmetrical processes of begging and its surrogates [Refs]

[2014]:  The-O ring: Theory, Theorem, Theology, Theosophy? A playful intercultural quest for fruitful complementarity [Refs]

[2014]:  The-O Ring and The Bull Ring as Spectacular Archetypes Dramatic correlation of theatre, theory, theorem, theology, and theosophy [Refs]

[2014]:  Representation of Creative Processes through Dynamics in Three Dimensions Global insight from spherical reframing of mandalas, the zodiac and the enneagram [Refs]

[2014]:  Imagining Order as Hypercomputing Operating an information engine through meta-analogy [Refs]

[2014]:  Is the World View of a Holy Father Necessarily Full of Holes? Mysterious theological black holes engendering global crises [Refs]

[2014]:  Adhering to God's Plan in a Global Society Serious problems framed by the Pope from a transfinite perspective [Refs]

[2014]:  Flowering of Civilization -- Deflowering of Culture Flow as a necessarily complex experiential dynamic [Refs]

[2014]:  Correspondences between Traditional Constellations and Pattern Languages Requisite simplexity for sustainable comprehension of complexity [Refs]

[2014]:  Life-skill Learning from Animal Shareholders and Collaborators Cognitive opportunity for engaging radically with a complex world in crisis [Refs]

[2014]:  Now as the Ultimate Cognitive Strange Attractor A continuing invitation down the rabbit hole ? [Refs]

[2013]:  Wholth as Sustaining Dynamic of Health and Wealth Cognitive dynamics sustaining the meta-pattern that connects [Refs]

[2013]:  Being Neither a-Waving Nor a-Parting Cognitive implications of wave-particle duality in the light of science and spirituality [Refs]

[2013]:  Being a Potential Waveform as an Experiential Choice Emergent dynamic qualities of identity and integrity [Refs]

[2013]:  University of Ignorance Engaging with nothing, the unknown, the incomprehensible, and the unsaid [Refs]

[2013]:  Eliciting a Universe of Meaning Within a global information society of fragmenting knowledge and relationships [Refs]

[2013]:  Reimagining Principles Enabling an Existential Ecostery Engendering out-of-the-box awareness and its transformation [Refs]

[2013]:  Law and Order vs. Lore and Orders? Imagining otherwise the forceful engagement of singularity with plurality [Refs]

[2013]:  Going Nowhere through Not-knowing Where to Go Sustaining the process of autopoiesis through point-making [Refs]

[2013]:  Potential of Feynman Diagrams for Challenging Psychosocial Relationships? Comprehending the neglect of an unexplored possibility [Refs]

[2013]:  Sensing Epiterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Embedding of extraterrestrials in episystemic dynamics? [Refs]

[2013]:  Metaphors To Die By Correspondences between a collapsing civilization, culture or group, and a dying person [Refs]

[2013]:  Affinity, Diaspora, Identity, Reunification, Return Reimagining possibilities of engaging with place and time [Refs]

[2012]:  In Quest of a Dynamic Pattern of Transformations Sensing the strange attractor of an emerging Rosetta Stone [Refs]

[2012]:  Imaginative Reconfiguration of a post-Apocalyptic Global Civilization Engaging cognitively with the illusion of the End of the World [Refs]

[2012]:  Enabling Wisdom Dynamically within Intertwined Tori Requisite resonance in global knowledge architecture [Refs]

[2012]:  Implication of Indwelling Intelligence in Global Confidence-building Sustaining the construction and dynamic of psychosocial reality through questioning [Refs]

[2012]:  Configuring the Varieties of Experiential Nothingness  [Refs]

[2012]:  Experience of Cognitive Implication in Fundamental Geometry Unexamined metaphoric framing of strategic discourse [Refs]

[2012]:  Way Round Cognitive Ground Zero and Pointlessness? Embodying the Geometry of Fundamental Cognitive Dynamics [Refs]

[2012]:  Transforming and Interweaving the Ways of Being Stoned Imagination, Promise, Rocks, Memorials, Petrification [Refs]

[2012]:  Middle East Peace Potential through Dynamics in Spherical Geometry Engendering connectivity from incommensurable 5-fold and 6-fold conceptual frameworks [Refs]

[2011]:  Freedom, Democracy, Justice: Isolated Nouns or Interwoven Verbs? Illusory quest for qualities and principles dynamically disguised [Refs]

[2011]:  Triangulation of Incommensurable Concepts for Global Configuration  [Refs]

[2011]:  Reframing the Dynamics of Engaging with Otherness Triadic correspondences between Topology, Kama Sutra and I Ching [Refs]

[2011]:  Massive Elicitation of Psychosocial Energy Requisite technology for collective enlightenment [Refs]

[2011]:  Implication of Toroidal Transformation of the Crown of Thorns: Design challenge to enable integrative comprehension Design challenge to enable integrative comprehension of global dynamics [Refs]

[2011]:  Eliciting a 12-fold Pattern of Generic Operational Insights Recognition of memory constraints on collective strategic comprehension [Refs]

[2011]:  Topological Clues to a Memorable 12-fold Systemic Pattern [Refs]

[2011]:  Mind Map of Global Civilizational Collapse Why Nothing is Happening in Response to Global Challenges [Refs]

[2011]:  Strategic Complexity 8 Attracting Consensus Klein is beautiful 8Sustaining identity in time [Refs]

[2011]:  Being in the Flow on Strategic Highways and Byways Enabling sustainable self-governance through traffic signage [Refs]

[2011]:  Humanitarian Disaster or Act of God -- Dangerous Implication in Practice? Responding systemically to the probable fate of millions [Refs]

[2011]:  The Consensus Delusion Mysterious attractor undermining global civilization as currently imagined [Refs]

[2011]:  Living as an Imaginal Bridge between Worlds Global implications of betwixt and between and liminality [Refs]

[2010]:  Strategic Embodiment of Time: Configuring questions fundamental to change [Refs]

[2010]:  Magic Carpets as Psychoactive Systems Diagrams  [Refs]

[2010]:  Interweaving Thematic Threads and Learning Pathways Noonautics, Magic carpets and Wizdomes [Refs]

[2010]:  Epistemological Panic in the face of Nonduality Does nothing matter? [Refs]

[2010]:  Superquestions for Supercomputers Avoiding terra flops from misguided dependence on teraflops? [Refs]

[2010]:  Missing the New Renaissance? No Room at the In? [Refs]

[2010]:  Warp and Weft of Future Governance Ninefold interweaving of incommensurable threads of discourse [Refs]

[2010]:  Circulation of the Light: Essential metaphor of global sustainability? [Refs]

[2010]:  Engendering Invagination and Gastrulation of Globalization Reconstructive insights from the sciences and the humanities [Refs]

[2010]:  Harmony-Comprehension and Wholeness-Extending Eliciting psychosocial transformational principles from design [Refs]

[2010]:  Enacting Transformative Integral Thinking through Playful Elegance A Symposium at the End of the Universe? [Refs]

[2010]:  Designing Global Self-governance for the Future Patterns of dynamic integration of the netherworld [Refs]

[2010]:  Adaptive Hypercycle of Sustainable Psychosocial Self-organization Designing a mapping of a Chinese metaphorical pattern language [Refs]

[2009]:  Geometry of Thinking for Sustainable Global Governance Cognitive Implication of Synergetics [Refs]

[2009]:  Periodic Pattern of Human Life The Periodic Table as a metaphor of lifelong learning [Refs]

[2009]:  In Quest of a Job vs Engendering Employment Escaping economic disempowerment through enabling metaphors and software [Refs]

[2009]:  Strategic Dialogue through Poetic Improvisation: web resources Web resources and bibliography [Refs]

[2008]:  Self-reflexive Challenges of Integrative Futures  [Refs]

[2008]:  Dynamics of Symmetry Group Theorizing Comprehension of psycho-social implication [Refs]

[2008]:  Topology of Valuing: dynamics of collective engagement with polyhedral value configurations [Refs]

[2008]:  Psychodynamics of Collective Engagement with Polyhedral Value Configurations [Refs]

[2008]:  Strategic Challenge of Polysensorial Knowledge: bringing the "elephant" into "focus" Bringing the elephant into focus [Refs]

[2007]:  Imagining the Real Challenge and Realizing the Imaginal Pathway of Sustainable Transformation [Refs]

[2004]:  Configuring Conceptual Polarities in Questing: metaphoric pointers to self-reflexive coherence [Refs]

[2001]:  Structuring Mnemonic Encoding of Development Plans and Ethical Charters using Musical Leitmotivs [Refs]

[2000]:  And When the Bombing Stops? Territorial conflict as a challenge to mathematicians [Refs]

[2000]:  Metaphoric entrapment in time: avoiding the trap of Project Logic [Refs]

[1998]:  Being Other Wise: dynamics of a meaningfully sustainable lifestyle Clues to the dynamics of a meaningfully sustainable lifestyle [Refs]

[1997]:  Future Generation through Global Conversation: in quest of collective well-being through conversation in the present moment [Refs]

[1996]:  From Information Highways to Songlines of the Noosphere: Global configuration of hypertext pathways as a prerequisite for meaningful collective transformation [Refs]

[1995]:  Gardening Sustainable Psycommunities: Recognizing the psycho-social integrities of the future [Refs]

[1994]:  Developing a Metaphorical Language for the Future [Refs]

[1993]:  Bibliographical References and Notes: Poetry-making and Policy-making (Part O) [Refs]

[1991]:  Metaphors as Transdisciplinary Vehicles of the Future [Refs]

[1991]:  Les Metaphores comme Vehicules Transdisciplinaires de l'Avenir [Refs]

[1988]:  Metaphoric Revolution: in quest of a manifesto for governance through metaphor [Refs]

[1988]:  Reordering Networks of Incommensurable Concepts in Phased Cycles [Refs]

[1987]:  Governance Through Metaphor [Refs]

[1983]:  Development through Alternation [Refs]

[1982]:  Functional Classification in an Integrative Matrix of Human Preoccupations [Refs]

[1982]:  Development as Discontinuous Societal Learning: Cyclic transformation of the global answer economy [Refs]

[1982]:  Alternation between Development Modes: reinforcing dynamic conception through functional classification of international organizations and concerns [Refs]

[1981]:  Beyond Method: engaging opposition in psycho-social organization [Refs]

[1981]:  Beyond Edge-bound Comprehension and Modal Impotence: combining q-holes through a pattern language [Refs]

[1979]:  The Territory Construed as the Map: in search of radical design innovations in therepresentation of human activities and their relationships In search of radical design innovations in the representationof human activities and their relationships [Refs]

[1979]:  Groupware Configurations of Challenge and Harmony: an alternative approach to alternative organization An alternative approach to alternative organization'' [Refs]

[1979]:  The Associative Society of the Future [Refs]