Some thoughts on drawing as emergent and complex.
by: Simon Downs – firstname.lastname@example.org
The paper at the link below (for the journal ‘Emergence: Complexity & Organisation’) makes an argument for the process involved in the creation of a drawing as being a Complex Adaptive System involving contributions from culture, craft, materiality and practice. It further argues that the drawing artefact is an Emergent phenomena that is downwardly causal on the system (and elements of the system) that formed it.
This link will take you to the online version of the paper: http://eco.emergentpublications.com/Article/f0bed984-c4d5-449f-85c4-f7577a8cfcae/academic