Fundierung and the Level of Life
Seed idea: Can we use Husserl's notion of "fundierung" to deal with Christopher Alexander's definition of "living structure"? With connections to affordances, Kauffman's screwdriver, and three levels of software: the backend layer, the interaction layer, and the "life" layer.
Alexander's definition of "living structure" and how to deal with it
- My livestream lecture: Christopher Alexander: A Primer
- Alexander tells the story about objections to the Berkley development in this short video: The Application of Feeling
- Nikos Salingaro's mathematical measure of living structure is in his book A Theory of Architecture
- On eye movement in architecture, see Ann Sussman's work
Describing "life" as a function afforded by form, connection to Husserl's fundierung and Gibson's notion of affordances
- Stuart Kauffman's Screwdriver Problem
- On the idea of a "hire" in Job To Be Done Theory, see Competing Against Luck for an introduction
- Fundierung, function, and facticity are explained in Gian-Carlo Rota's 1989 paper Fundierung as Logical Concept
- The book I meant to recommend is Gian-Carlo Rota's Indiscrete Thoughts, not The Star and The Whole (which is also interesting but not written by Rota).
- J.J. Gibson's book on affordances: The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception
- Alexander's 15 Properties are explained in The Nature of Order Book One.
What it "is" versus what it "does", three levels of software: the backend, the interaction layer, the layer of life. Music software example. Basecamp concept example.