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Sysloop: an allopoietic environment agency

Panek, Karel and Davidova, Marie 2018. Sysloop: an allopoietic environment agency. Presented at: Critical Practice in an Age of Complexity, Tucson, AZ, USA, 22 - 23 February 2018.

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Unlike preceding “autonomous house systems” sysloop is cross-layered and highly scalable concept of “allopoietic system”, a system that is autonomous though dependent on the exchange across its environment (Dekkers 2015). This is performed through three types of co-design: • co-designing of trans-disciplinary co-authors; • co-designing of environment from which it is learning, users included; • co-designing of artificial intelligence and big data. At the scale of local environment, sysloop is focused mainly on interrelations of individual life space qualities, providing contextual autonomous behaviour across many aspects such as climate, light, sound, smell, safety, access control, etc. Due to such scope, the trans-disciplinary team of experts developing sysloop technology is evolving in time in reference to related fields. We specify key aspects of an alternative information system with ability to make decisions based on automated interpretation of meanings, instead of (conventional) symbol processing. We verify such information system in practice of environment automation, introducing technological support of overlapping values such as information hygiene, lifelong learning, aesthetics, overall comfort, etc. Such environments are integrated at “buildings” units scale in phenomenological terms and at “industrial” units scale focused on adaptive automation and reliability engineering, both processing micro-sensorial data and performing qualified decision making in real-time. These together with other big data available are integrated to support the “cities’” scale layer. This layer is to serve for informed city planning and emergency situations solutions, including automated, personalised assistance to individual citizens, etc. This multi-scaled system is feedback looping across its layers of scales and types of co-design and thus evolving by data and most importantly, its ever-changing relations. It gives to the term “smart buildings” its meaning across the scales towards sustainable development, performance and ecosystems. The authors, among all the team, built the first prototypical family and office building for real-world testing and further development. This “real life co-design laboratory” is elaborated at separate paper for this conference.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 20 December 2018
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2018 16:23

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