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The Open Border: Two Cases of Concept Transfer from Organisms to Artifacts

Wybo Houkes

in Functions in Biological and Artificial Worlds: Comparative Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262113212
eISBN:
9780262255271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262113212.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This chapter evaluates two different approaches of transferring evolutionary concepts to the explanation of technical artifacts. It argues that the “conflict image” of selected and intended functions ... More


WDM Long-Haul Networks

Debasish Datta

in Optical Networks

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198834229
eISBN:
9780191872372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834229.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Ever-increasing traffic in the long-haul networks called for WDM-based transmission, all the more when compared to the metro and access segments. Further, although the interconnected WDM rings served ... More


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