The Library
If what we see tells us unequivocally, beyond any existential ambiguity, that in this earthly cosmos the displaying of time and history has caused some of the mineral stuff, which in gaseous and consequently liquid and solid state had been the only component of a reality, dumb, insensible, corpuscular, blind, unconscious, entropic, that is to say proto-alive, if it has caused some of this stuff to metamorphose into consciousness, then there is where we see that a vectoriality is establishing itself unequivocally and unambiguously. It is the asentropy for which entropy and pollution are one and the same.

Paolo Soleri

Born: June 21, 1919

Died: April 9, 2013 (Age 93)

Paolo Soleri was an Italian-American visionary architect and lecturer in the College of Architecture at Arizona State University with a life-long commitment to research and experimentation in design and town planning. He spent a year and a half in fellowship with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West in Arizona, and at Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin.

He coined the term arcology, a portmanteau of "architecture" and "ecology", a field of creating architectural design principles for very densely populated, ecologically low-impact human habitats. In 1970, he began constructing Arcosanti, an urban laboratory testing ground for this idea.

Among his more interesting legacies are the urban effect philosophy (or esthetogenesis: a description of the universe's general propensity to reshape itself into complex conscious structures), and his extrapolation of a hypothetical cosmic endpoint called the Omega Seed.