Tuesday, February 6, 2007


Interaction is the process of things having an effect on each other or acting on one another.
Interaction forms a relationship, a link, a bond.
Interaction can be positive or negative.
Types: private and public, couples and groups, cars, walkers and bikers, shoppers and clerks, city and citizens, age groups, different cultures

Data, Facts
Information helps develop a deeper understanding
Information can be obtained in different ways.

The basic underlying framework or feature of a system or organization.
Foundation of a city: There are ways a city is organized (grids, lot lines, streets, highways, county lines, sidewalks…- there are different scales of organization.

Communication is the interchange of thought, opinions or information
Communication has many forms and methods:
Speech, documents, radio, signs, television and other visual messages or signals
In terms of biology: activity by one organism that changes or has the potential to change the behavior of other organisms.

Of, relating to, or dealing with the structure or affairs of government, politics, or the state.
Relating to, involving, or characteristic of politics or politicians
Politics can determine a number of things indirectly.
Politics drive decisions made for the city. Stances are taken by citizens and agendas are supported in a way that profits a citizen personally.
Politics cause separation.

Economical pertains to the economy and the system of production and management of material wealth.
Economics creates divisions between classes.

Once I started defining these terms in several different ways, I realized that they are all connected to each other, either directly on indirectly. They either overlap each other, determine each other or limit each other.
For Example, people's interaction can be limited by economical and political divisions; however, interaction is enhanced through communication. In turn, communication can be formed on the basis of infrastructure with the laying of telephone lines and cable, which can also bring information to people over radio or television. Information can then determine people's views and opinions on politics with a better understanding of the world...(this can go on forever).

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