A wider perspective The scan of contemporary theory and practice undertaken in the previous chapter revealed innovative prototypes and associated critique, taxonomy of control systems, and philosophical perspectives on morphology. The motivation was to review how theory and practice has engaged with the liquid potential of kinetics. While the examples provide evocative glimpses, there is minimal evidence of designers realizing the full potential of kinetics to extend the agenda of architectural composition. Nor are there theoretical models that locate design variables, or a nomenclature that captures the poetry of motion. Putting direct precedent for kinetics to one side, can paradigms from the wider perspective of static facades be usefully adapted?