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Borobudur was Built Algorithmically

Situngkir, Hokky (2010) Borobudur was Built Algorithmically. [Departmental Technical Report]

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Abstract

The self-similarity of Indonesian Borobudur Temple is observed through the dimensionality of stupa that is hypothetically closely related to whole architectural body. Fractal dimension is calculated by using the cube counting method and found that the dimension is 2.325, which is laid between the two-dimensional plane and three dimensional space. The applied fractal geometry and self-similarity of the building is emerged as the building process implement the metric rules, since there is no universal metric standard known in ancient traditional Javanese culture thus the architecture is not based on final master plan. The paper also proposes how the hypothetical algorithmic architecture might be applied computationally in order to see some experimental generations of similar building. The paper ends with some conjectures for further challenge and insights related to fractal geometry in Javanese traditional cultural heritages.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:Indonesia, Borobudur, fractal geometry, self-similarity, cube-counting method.
Subjects:Biology > Sociobiology
Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Biology > Cognitive Archeology
Computer Science > Complexity Theory
Computer Science > Dynamical Systems
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
Psychology > Social Psychology
ID Code:7019
Deposited By:Situngkir, Mr Hokky
Deposited On:13 Sep 2010 04:50
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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