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GEOLOGICAL OPERATIONS are geological processes that result in the layering of the city: an urbanism of ceaseless fragmentation, collision, superimposition, and contamination of successive generations of social space—a collage city in Colin Rowe’s terms.
aggregation/accumulation (n) – the fluctuations, bifurcations, and extinctions of heterogeneous and homogeneous aggregates of matter-energy (geological, economic, and linguistic content).
Manuel de Landa, A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History (Brooklyn: Zone Books, 1997), 25.
metamorphic formation (n) – a process that renders matter-energy unstable (a rise in temperature pressure, energy, etc.) and transforms material into a new state. Metamorphic formation always transforms materials into the closest direction to restore equilibrium.
Manuel de Landa, A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History (Brooklyn: Zone Books, 1997), 57-60.

sedimentary formation (n) – a sorting mechanism of small pieces of fragmented matter-energy that are compacted and cemented together by layering and pressure.
Manuel de Landa, A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History (Brooklyn: Zone Books, 1997), 57-60.

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