4.542 / 4.582
Background to Shape Grammars

Prerequisite: 4.541 or permission of instructor

[from 2013: description not confirmed]

An advanced examination of the shape grammar formalism and its relationship to some key issues in a variety of other fields, including art and design, philosophy, history and philosophy of science, linguistics and psychology, literature and literary studies, logic and mathematics, and artificial intelligence. Student presentations and discussion of selected readings are encouraged. Topics vary from year to year.

Can be repeated with permission of instructor.