The Art of Chaos

September 6th, 2006

Personally I believe that in this universe, everything is based on some logic. We call this logic sequences order. This means that there is no such thing called chaos. Is it true? The question is… how can we define chaos?

Studying architecture gave me the chance to spend some time reading about Chaos and order theories. Some theories believe that there is no absolute chaos. Every action, movement or construction on the universe is based in mathematical equations. The one we don’t understand, or cannot predict its results, we call it chaos. For example if you through a piece of paper on the air. Can you know exactly where is it going to land? Will some people say yes you can! If you calculate the weight, wind directions, gravity, shape of paper, angle of the through, force which initiated the action and air flow around the paper then you may be able to determine where when and how this paper will land.

This action for other people is just a through. Luck goes under the same category of chaos. Some people believe in luck and other does not. This leads us to the Cause and Effect theory. Everything that is happing around us is a chain of action and reaction. A small action can lead to a bigger one and start a chain of reactions which may intersect with other chains at a cretin point causing new reactions.

A movie based on “Cause and Effect” theory

With the development of computers, now Architects and designers are able to introduce organic forms in to there design. Computers gave us the chance to calculate and designs structures which were not applicable before. It is also gave scientists a better understanding of universe. Every day pass the order behind chaotic nature are being revealed. The more knowledge human gain the better understanding of chaos.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao designed by Frank Gehry. To be able to design the construction they used a software for designing planes.

Chaos is the unknown to us. Chaos is the unpredictable. Wars are a form of chaos. One of the key aspects of victory is being unknown, chaotic and not being understood to the enemy. If you are being predictable, your enemy will have the upper hand.

This subject can open a lot of doors, but indeed it effect all aspect of life… this is why when I don’t understand what goes around me I always remember those theories…

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5 Responses to “The Art of Chaos”

  1. Reem Says:


  2. bakkouz Says:

    Yes, that is correct, I Myself do not beleive in chaos, that is to say I don’t beleive in randomness, I beleive everything no matter how random or chaotic it may look, if you dig deep down, really deep. you will find order behind it. everything in this world happens for a reason, everything moves in a calcuated direction and everything has a purpose.

  3. lammoush Says:

    makes sense, i deeply hope its true, atleast i would know when things go crazy that there something behind all that

  4. Captain Crash Says:

    Could anyone tip me on the name of a similar software to that used to design the museum? Please?

  5. Shawn@MoneyBrick Says:

    I think your writing here is great! What we call “chaos” is something that we should always consider.

    However, I think some things can still be called chaos if there are all these random unknown forces acting upon it. Chaos is just a term to describe when things happen that we don’t want and can’t explain. Basically, it’s a language thing.

    In the end, what we call chaos would still give us that feeling of “chaos”, even if we could measure, describe and track every influence upon said event.

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