Technoetic Arts: Ten archetypes of nature in design

Ten archetypes of nature in design
Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research, Vol. 14 Issue 1-2, June 2016.
Author:  Mitchell Joachim 
Abstract: What we mean when we use the word ‘nature’ critically affects design culture. Since nature has many different interpretations, the following lexicon is not intended to be an exhaustive exploration of the word’s etymology or usage by designers. Instead, I offer ten archetypical perspectives of nature that can help designers and non-designers alike clarify the different, sometimes overlapping, sometimes conflicting ways in which we understand the fundamental relationships between humans and our environment.