4.542 / 4.582
Background to Shape Grammars / Research Seminar in Computation

For 4.542: 4.541 or permission of instructor; for 4.582: 4.580 or permission of instructor

Can be repeated for credit.


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.


In-depth presentations of current research in design and computation.