Start with Universe – Structure (Part 4)

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Jordan Terry   Part 1 of this series. Part 2 of this series. Part 3 of this series.   Humans have a fluidity to them that buildings (even tensegrity building structures) rarely have. “When energy becomes manifest, it immediately sets up a polarized dynamic, creating the fundamental form of energetic flow called the Torus. Everything, […]

Start with Universe – Structure (Part 3)


Jordan Terry   Part 1 of this series. Part 2 of this series.   “Tensegrity in this sense is an applied principle– a map of the nature of structure.” In my opinion, this is right in line with Gary Ward and his Flow Motion Model, which provides a map to human structure and movement. As […]

Start with Universe – Structure (Part 2)


Jordan Terry Part 1 of this series.   “Homeostasis represents a self-organized system derived from the many complex interacting dynamic equilibria necessary to maintain life. Stress initially drives this system toward chaos, but as with all self-organized systems it resists perturbation by generating either short-term compensations (if the initial stressor is resolved) or long-term compensations […]

Start with Universe – Structure (Part 1)


Jordan Terry   “Start With Universe” – Buckminster Fuller “One of Bucky’s primary tenets is, `Start with Universe.’ The initial relevant context is the whole Universe, and from there you peel away irrelevancies until you find the scale and relationships that are most relevant to the inquiry at hand. As a comprehensivist, he was naturally […]