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Issue 2.2

The Measure of All Things: Toward an Architecture of Information

A famous medieval illumination depicts God as an architect, armed with a set of calipers, measuring the boundaries of the universe.1 Today, as compass and scale yield to 3D modeling, immersive visualization, and instruments that calibrate at the nanoscale, the very meaning of measurement—the once-revered “craft of Ewclyde”—has been thrown into question. In this issue, TAD explores the physics and metaphysics of measurement in an era of continuous disruption. Our starting point is the epicenter of disruption, California’s Silicon Valley…