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Arbib 1 An Action Oriented Perspective On Space (NfA@UCSD Winter2018) 2018 01 10

This is the first (and longest) lecture of a course delivered by Michael Arbib at the University of California at San Diego in the (Northern) Winter Quarter of 2018. It provides an overview of the course followed by a presentation on ” An Action Oriented Perspective on Space.” At 2 hours and 10 minutes, it is approximately one hour longer than most of the remaining lectures.


Arbib 2. Towards a Cognitive Neuroscience of Architectural Design (NfA@UCSD Winter2018)_2018-01-17

Architectural design from a cognitive perspective: What goes on in the brain of an architect during design? We look at Peter Zumthor’s perspective on “Thinking Architecture” to extract challenges that architectural design offers to cognitive science/neuroscience and explore Jørn Utzon’s design of the Sydney Opera House. We contrast this with an attempt at a neurocognitive architecture of design that challenges us to do better. In Lecture 5, Architectural Design Revisited, we will return to this topic in more rigorous detail and see if we actually can do better.