These are readings that were meant to be read in advance of the lectures, serving as an introduction and supplement to them.
Introduction - Bill Porter - Woodland (PDF - 1.7 MB)
George Stiny - How to Calculate with Shapes (PDF)
George Stiny - When is Reasoning Visual? (PDF - 1.3 MB)
Ben Loomis - A Note on Generative Design Technologies (PDF)
John Gero - Genetic Algorithms (PDF)
John Alex - Everything You Wanted to Know About Computers (PDF)