Evolutionary Environments

There is a fundamental transformation taking place in culture; scientific culture and epistemological culture. New theories of Nature which emphasize the multiple, the temporal and the complex, and technology which promotes connection as opposed to separation are radically redefining our conception of space. Even though there have been prior changes in the conception of space, from rigid mathematical rationalized space of the 14th and 15th century, to an anthropometrically perceived space with the rise of perspective, the change today is fundamental, moving from a static physical model to an evolutionary biological model. With this evolutionary paradigm, time has gained renewed importance, not as a definable span, or a system of measure, but as the unfolding of evolutionary and organizing processes. This concept of time is scalable and compressible within the virtual space of a computer environment.