This is #cyberpunk AF: “Hindu Temple[s] as a Model of Fractal Cosmology – Forecasting Architecture with Recursive Instruction”

I can’t help but be reminded of Snow Crash when reading this article.

It’s not just that these temples appear to be algorithmically generated, the ancient Vastu Sustra texts provide procedural rules or recipes for their design, layout and build (including the positions of ornaments). The texts transmit recursive programs, by verbal instruction, to masons so that according to Kirti Trivedi, the Hindu Temple becomes a model of a fractal Universe.

If this brief quote interests you, click through and read the original. It’s got many more images, plenty of poetic prose, and sundry interesting references to explore.

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