Special Issue "Information: Its Different Modes and Its Relation to Meaning"

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A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Robert K. Logan
1 University of Toronto, Physics
2Strategic Innovation Laboratory, OCAD University
3 Origins Institute, McMaster University
4University of St. Michael's College; Mailing address: Department of Physics, 60 St. George St., Toronto, ON M5S 1A7, Canada
Website: http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/Members/logan
E-Mail: logan@physics.utoronto.ca
Phone: +1 416 361 5928; Skype name: logan1939
Interests: information theory; media ecology; linguistics; emergence and complexity theory; systems biology; industrial design; knowledge management; computer applications in education; science education

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The objective of the special issue entitled "Information: Its Different Modes and its Relation to Meaning" is to explore the nature of information in the wide variety of forms that it takes and answers the following questions:
What is information?
Does the nature of information change depending on the context in which it is employed? For example is the information stored in DNA or on a computer the same?
Is there a difference between symbolic information like that stored in a book or on a computer and DNA which is not symbolic of RNA but catalyzes its production?
What is the relationship of information to the medium in which it is stored or instantiated?
What is the relation of information to any of the following, i.e. to meaning, to data, to knowledge, to wisdom, to science, to physics, to chemistry, to biology, to medicine, to neurophysiology, to neural networks, to psychology, to psychiatry, to evolution, to mathematics, to philosophy, to technology, to computers, to engineering, to design, to economics, to complexity, to chaos, to emergence, to commerce, to business, to knowledge management, to culture, to history, to art, to music, to the sender, to the receiver, to the channel, to systems theory, to cybernetics, to ontology, to epistemology, to consciousness, and to x where x is some other topic of interest to you.
What role did the concept of or role of information play in the work of some scholar such as Shannon, Weaver, Kolmogorov, Chaitin, McLuhan, Innis, Plato, Aristotle, Newton, Freud, Jung, Kant, Descarte, Russell, Whitehead, Pierce, Bateson, Turing, Gödel, von Neumann or any other scholar of interest to you?
If you are interested in being part of this project please let me know as soon as possible for planning purposes. Email me at Bob Logan logan@physics.utoronto.ca. The deadline for a letter of intent will be February 3, 2012. The deadline for an abstract will be March 1 with a deadline of July 6, 2012 for the final article once the abstract has been accepted.

Prof. Dr. Robert K. Logan
Guest Editor

Published Papers (14 papers)

Information 2013, 4(1), 94-116; doi:10.3390/info4010094
Received: 8 November 2012; in revised form: 30 January 2013 / Accepted: 2 February 2013 / Published: 7 February 2013
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Information 2013, 4(1), 1-30; doi:10.3390/info4010001
Received: 9 August 2012; in revised form: 12 November 2012 / Accepted: 12 December 2012 / Published: 20 December 2012
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Information 2012, 3(4), 790-808; doi:10.3390/info3040790
Received: 3 August 2012; in revised form: 3 December 2012 / Accepted: 4 December 2012 / Published: 7 December 2012
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Information 2012, 3(4), 676-714; doi:10.3390/info3040676
Received: 26 June 2012; in revised form: 8 October 2012 / Accepted: 9 November 2012 / Published: 16 November 2012
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Information 2012, 3(4), 635-643; doi:10.3390/info3040635
Received: 22 June 2012; in revised form: 19 October 2012 / Accepted: 26 October 2012 / Published: 2 November 2012
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Information 2012, 3(4), 621-634; doi:10.3390/info3040621
Received: 6 September 2012; in revised form: 23 September 2012 / Accepted: 25 September 2012 / Published: 24 October 2012
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Information 2012, 3(4), 595-600; doi:10.3390/info3040595
Received: 2 July 2012; in revised form: 8 October 2012 / Accepted: 9 October 2012 / Published: 22 October 2012
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Information 2012, 3(3), 442-471; doi:10.3390/info3030442
Received: 29 August 2012; in revised form: 5 September 2012 / Accepted: 7 September 2012 / Published: 18 September 2012
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Information 2012, 3(3), 351-371; doi:10.3390/info3030351
Received: 4 June 2012; in revised form: 17 August 2012 / Accepted: 20 August 2012 / Published: 27 August 2012
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Information 2012, 3(3), 331-343; doi:10.3390/info3030331
Received: 28 March 2012; in revised form: 23 July 2012 / Accepted: 31 July 2012 / Published: 14 August 2012
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Information 2012, 3(3), 290-306; doi:10.3390/info3030290
Received: 25 June 2012; in revised form: 23 July 2012 / Accepted: 30 July 2012 / Published: 7 August 2012
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Information 2012, 3(3), 278-289; doi:10.3390/info3030278
Received: 19 June 2012; in revised form: 9 July 2012 / Accepted: 18 July 2012 / Published: 25 July 2012
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Information 2012, 3(2), 204-218; doi:10.3390/info3020204
Received: 1 March 2012; in revised form: 14 April 2012 / Accepted: 18 April 2012 / Published: 26 April 2012
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Information 2012, 3(1), 68-91; doi:10.3390/info3010068
Received: 15 January 2012; Accepted: 2 February 2012 / Published: 14 February 2012
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Last update: 26 February 2014

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