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Harmony-Seeking Computations: a Science of Non-Classical Dynamics based on the Progressive Evolution of the Larger Whole

@inproceedings{Alexander2009HarmonySeekingCA,
  title={Harmony-Seeking Computations: a Science of Non-Classical Dynamics based on the Progressive Evolution of the Larger Whole},
  author={Christopher Alexander},
  year={2009}
}
In this paper, I am laying out a proposal for a new form of computation, which focuses on the harmony reached in a system. This kind of computation resembles certain recent results in chaos theory and complexity theory. However, the orientation of harmony-seeking computation is towards finding harmonious configurations. It helps to create things, above all, in real world situations: buildings, towns, agriculture, and ecology. This way of thinking about computation, though mathematical at base… 
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