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Part of a 5-fold Pattern Language.
Subsequently published in Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential (1986)
Physical Shops and other services rarely locate themselves in those positions which both best serve the needs of those they serve and guarantee their own survival. Similar services can best be evenly distributed throughout the area they serve, filling gaps in the web, whilst different services should be located close to the largest cluster of other services.
Social Discussion groups, conferences or fairs concerned with similar questions should best be distributed evenly throughout the space-time environment for which they are a process nexus. As such they interact in a self- organizing manner maintaining a stable nexus web despite changes to it resulting from fluctuating demands upon the groupings. Those concerned with different questions can best be located in relationship to the larger groupings in the web.
Conceptual Focal concepts through which similar phenomena are ordered should be evenly distributed throughout the conceptual space within which they are each a nexus of deliberative interchange. As such they interact in a self- organizing manner maintaining a stable web of concepts despite changes to it resulting from fluctuating use of its constituent viewpoints.
Psychic Focal modes of awareness through which perceptions of similar circumstances are processed should be evenly distributed throughout a person's perceptual space. As such they interact in a self-organizing manner maintaining a stable web of modes of awareness despite changes to it resulting from fluctuating use of its constituent modes.
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