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Starting to a new decade, persons may have never been more connected with their environments. It is the complexity of gatherings, and encounters and happenings, relations with the objects and their accumulated informations, rfids, nfcs, etc.. Of which we cannot actually determine a system, but may just follow what is going on. It is -or it may be- the situationist that doesn’t define a system, but basically suggest a series of events, which will not be perceived the system as a whole, but in fact parts of a system that is actually showing emergent behavior.

Emergent behavior is something of a bottom up model, in which the ‘up’ part is so fuzzy to determine and strictly in a relation with the ‘bottom’ parts changeability. It is basically the water example, where gas molecules are compounding a liquid. Result is simply not related with the input, but the rule causes the result. Cities today are showing too much of this sort of behavior especially with the technological advances. The very important point is how persons are getting in relation with the locations and provide information about the event that is actually going on in that locale. Simply a conversation provides a locational information, just because it has been taking place in an actual physical space. The limitation is the human body that creates a privacy and let a less amount of people involved in the information exchange. However, the very popular information model, the cloud, gives enormous possibilities into how persons exchange information. The cloud accumulates the very information that has been going on in a certain location and allows contribution.

Building up an information model is very critical in ways to understand and try to solve that situation, but is also very critical to see possible results, that makes certain conditions pointless, like politics, economics, ethics, as well as designated urban and architectural programs, durable structures.