By Georg Flachbart, Peter Weibel, Aaron Betsky, Ole Bouman, David Deutsch, Elizabeth Diller/Ricardo Scofidio, Monika Fleischmann/Wolfgang Strauss, Sulan Kolatan/William Mac Donald, William J. Mitchell, Kas Oosterhuis, Hani Rashid, Jeffrey Shaw, Peter Zoller
Structure has continually been a multi-layered self-discipline enjoying a catalytic function inside of society: structure as illustration. contemporary advancements in nextgeneration computing of the beyond-the-desktop-era (autonomic, grid, ubiquitous and quantum computing) are, even if, set to problem this function. with a view to remain in synch with those advancements, structure needs to considerably switch: structure as an permitting platform that doesn't prescribe any specific types of spatial reports, yet permits all of them. during this quantity, according to the primary of shared learn pursuits with the world over well known clinical associations, examine labs and architectural studios, the editors suggest a brand new type of structure - heterarchitecture -, conceived as a quantum item within which actual house (1, OFF-line) and digital house (0, on-line) are actually superimposed, hence obeying the principles of quantum mechanics (1 and nil, on and off instantly) instead of classical physics. it's an structure opposed to structure - no less than of the conventional style, which acknowledges merely either-or; both 1 or zero, both within or open air, both enclosing or except. it truly is an invisible structure that makes a number of parallel digital worlds noticeable. it's an upside-down structure: structure as a natural infrastructure. Welcome to the Multiverse!