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Entropic IQ
A proposal to study exchange of information and matter in cities under a thermodynamic approach.

Natural systems have evolved from a powerful combination of information and matter activated by energy inputs. These systems have resilient capacities that allow them to coexist and evolve in conjunction with their environment. These relationships can be understood through a system of information exchange, energy and matter governed by the laws of thermodynamics. Similar to the complexity relations between organisms, our cities evolve according to some flows, developing tangible and intangible infrastructures. Currently, citizen access and control of Information Technologies [IT], coupled with the existing urban fabric, may allow our cities to evolve similarly to natural systems.

This project explores thermodynamic interaction between matter and information in our cities, and if this exchange can led us to manage them as living organisms governed by new forms of knowledge.

The theoretical research behind Entropic IQ is matched with our project Architecture in your Hand, a platform aimed to explore how new forms of knowledge and mobile communication allow designers to develop relational infrastructures based in social generated and exchanged information.

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Our main fields of study includes: Science, Philosophy, Thermodynamics, Information Technologies, Cities and Urbanism.

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Check out Synapse, the intellectual publishing framework of entropic IQ. A series of publications in digital-pamphlet format available for Kindle that you can get here: Synapse