Nikos Salingaros speaks at the Athens Dialogues, 27 November 2010.

"Life and the Geometry of the Environment" (presented at the "Quality of Life" session of the Athens Dialogues -- An International Conference on Culture & Civilization, The Onassis Foundation, Athens, Greece). Certain very specific geometrical properties of the natural and built environments exert a positive, uplifting effect upon our organism. A mechanistic worldview negates the complex mathematical properties of nature, and in so doing it reduces nature and detaches human beings from the biosphere. Re-orienting our worldview means rediscovering the biological connection between humans and their sensory space.