- Bottom-up vs. top-down methodologies (what Steven Johnson refers to in his book Emergence as "footprints not fiat")
- The relationship between parametric modelling and generative systems (including a tour through information theory - entropy/redundancy - and a discussion of degrees of freedom, dimensionality, etc.)
- The distinction between a drawing and a model, in the architectural and computer graphics sense.
Comments are open on this post, and I am open to suggestions. Any help (especially from architects-turned-programmers) will be gratefully received.