Wholeness as a hierarchical graph to capture the nature of space

  title={Wholeness as a hierarchical graph to capture the nature of space},
  author={Bin Jiang},
  journal={International Journal of Geographical Information Science},
  pages={1632 - 1648}
  • B. Jiang
  • Published 2015
  • Computer Science, Physics
  • International Journal of Geographical Information Science
According to Christopher Alexander’s theory of centers, a whole comprises numerous, recursively defined centers for things or spaces surrounding us. Wholeness is a type of global structure or life-giving order emerging from the whole as a field of the centers. The wholeness is an essential part of any complex system and exists, to some degree or other, in spaces. This paper defines wholeness as a hierarchical graph, in which individual centers are represented as the nodes and their… Expand
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