‘NAVIGATING A NERVOUS ECOLOGY’
Urban design borrowed the idea of the cognitive map from neuroscience in the 1960s and got it wrong. Today, as A.I. and other cognitive, biology-based technologies infiltrate life and reshape architectural thought and production, the expanding view of cognitive maps now emerging in neuroscience could provide insight to designers negotiating the sociopolitical, ecological, cultural, economic, and technological into melded assemblies of matter and data where artificial, human, and more-than-human intelligence commingle. Read article here.