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Quantitative Variation in Aspirational Capacity (updated!)

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The image above was the first draft. This is the second. Thanks to Aliya for good, perceptive comments. Premises: Culture as the processes that allow the uptake of processes, procedures, information, beliefs, values and social norms. Cultural affiliations are attachments. Read more ›

The Shifting Balance of Design Practice

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In the 1930s, evolutionary geneticist Sewall Wright pulled together research strands in the biology of inbreeding, the genetics of coat color in guinea pigs, statistical methods (including path analysis), and mathematics that codified the changes in gene frequencies in populations Read more ›

Adaptation>Robustness or Plasticity>Resilience?

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Disaggregation among natural and social scientific communities can lead to misunderstandings about the different components of disaster management and  socio-ecological systems.  Terms like resilient, adaptive, robust are often used to describe systems and their processes and come up in the Read more ›

Organelle View published in Nucleic Acids Research

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The collaborative work of graduate student Gabriel Harp and Chris Landau (MFA ’06) on the Organelle View project was published in the January issue of Nucleic Acids Research. “The project makes a gigantic leap in the distribution of biological data–moving Read more ›