Artist in Residence 2014/2015 Website: http://www.matttaylor.com/public/index.htm
Matt Taylor is a designer, inventor, teacher, facilitator, sailor and entrepreneur. He has focused a fifty-two year career on the application of architectural design methods to solving complex, systemic problems found at the intersection of physical environments, ecologies, organizational practices and visionary ideas. This work involves business processes, tool-sets and software programs, and includes their expression and utilization in the design, construction and use of virtual and physical environments for collaborative work and sustainable creative living. The components of these environments, and the environments themselves, are designed and built in regards their fit with, and long term impact on, social-economic-ecological systems.
His theoretical foundation is based on the principles of organic architectureand the sciences of general systems theory, cybernetics and complex adaptive systems. He has made a lifelong study of the human creative process and how individual and group creativity is augmented by the artful integration of technology, environment and work processes. These disciplines and insights of human creativity are treated as a single phenomenon that can be applied to the design of artifacts and systems of all kinds on a broad range of scales. His practical foundation is based on professional work as a designer, project manager, engineer, business manager, builder, facilitator and teacher across a wide variety of application environments: architecture, construction, business start up, financial services, manufacturing, government, military, technology, product development, education, social policy and strategy.
The sum of his work is outlined in a System and Method (co-invented with partner and wife Gail Taylorl which was issued US patent 6,292,830 in September 2001 and is in pending status with several foreign patent offices. A short description of this work isa functional patent that describes the tool sets, work processes, environments - as an integrated system - necessary for augmenting complex emergent systems: humans, teams, ValueWeb communities, technical infrastructures, as an economy.