A Quote by Humberto R. Maturana on maturana and varela

"An autopoietic machine is a machine organized (defined as a unity) as a network of processes of production (transformation and destruction) of components which: (i) through their interactions and transformations continuously regenerate and realize the network of processes (relations) that produced them; and (ii) constitute it (the machine) as a concrete unity in space in which they (the components) exist by specifying the topological domain of its realization as such a network." (Maturana, Varela, 1980, p. 78)

Humberto Maturana

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autopoiesis

Contributed by: V.G. Marie