Special Issue "Information and Energy/Matter"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2012)
Prof. Dr. Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic
School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Computer Science Laboratory, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Phone: + 46 21 15 17 25
Fax: + 46 21 10 31 10
Interests: philosophy of information and computing
We stand on the edge of one more major leap in our understanding of the universe. One of many indications for the need of radical re-conceptualization is the fact that in our current understanding most of the universe seems to consist of something we know next to nothing about - dark energy and dark matter. All our knowledge about physics however is based on ordinary energy/matter which makes up less than 5% of what we know as the universe.
There are several strategies for attacking this problem of understanding of physical reality, and already today we can see the beginnings of the development of a new conception of the world, where physics is placed in a broader context of human knowledge. It goes via basic ideas of information and computation. This development is a consequence of the advances in information processing technologies which affect knowledge production and our grasp of the fundamental ideas of reality, human mind and cognition, knowledge, sciences, humanities, engineering and arts.
Many have already declared that reality basically is an informational phenomenon. To name but a few: Wheeler with IT FROM BIT; Floridi with Informational Structural Realism; Lloyd, Seife, Vedral with Decoding Reality; Frieden with Physics from Fisher Information and more. How does this information relate to energy/matter?
The essential for new approaches is closure - coming back to human which is the center of all knowledge production about the world. This self-reflective process has traditionally been avoided because of the practical problems in addressing it computationally. Nowadays we have tools at our disposal which help us understand self-reflective dynamical structures, so this does not present a problem for modeling anymore.
The idea is to explore how the framework for knowledge production relates to what can be known (and all of our knowledge is structured information so laws of physics are information about the informational structure of the world – a meta-information). It connects information with matter-energy as we find it in the world and in the observer of the world.
This special issue will explore all the different facets of the relationship between the world (physical world as we know it in form of energy/matter) and information.
Dr. Gordana Dodig Crnkovic
- Dr. Gordana Dodig Crnkovic's previous article in Information:
- Book Review on Joseph E. Brenner's book 'Theory of Information':
- IT FROM BIT
- informational structural realism
- decoding reality
- physics from information
Editorial: Information and Energy/Matter
Information 2012, 3(4), 751-755; doi:10.3390/info3040751
Received: 12 November 2012; Accepted: 21 November 2012 / Published: 26 November 2012| Download PDF Full-text (62 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Information 2011, 2(3), 560-578; doi:10.3390/info2030560
Received: 22 June 2011; in revised form: 23 August 2011 / Accepted: 26 August 2011 / Published: 19 September 2011| Download PDF Full-text (167 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Self-Organized Complexity and Coherent Infomax from the Viewpoint of Jaynes’s Probability Theory
Information 2012, 3(1), 1-15; doi:10.3390/info3010001
Received: 13 December 2011; in revised form: 28 December 2011 / Accepted: 29 December 2011 / Published: 4 January 2012| Download PDF Full-text (149 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Information 2012, 3(1), 21-35; doi:10.3390/info3010021
Received: 15 December 2011; in revised form: 6 January 2012 / Accepted: 9 January 2012 / Published: 16 January 2012| Download PDF Full-text (257 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Information 2012, 3(1), 92-123; doi:10.3390/info3010092
Received: 9 January 2012; in revised form: 23 January 2012 / Accepted: 10 February 2012 / Published: 16 February 2012| Download PDF Full-text (320 KB)
Article: The Causal-Compositional Concept of Information Part I. Elementary Theory: From Decompositional Physics to Compositional Information
Information 2012, 3(1), 151-174; doi:10.3390/info3010151
Received: 9 February 2012; in revised form: 2 March 2012 / Accepted: 2 March 2012 / Published: 16 March 2012| Download PDF Full-text (818 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Beyond Bayes: On the Need for a Unified and Jaynesian Definition of Probability and Information within Neuroscience
Information 2012, 3(2), 175-203; doi:10.3390/info3020175
Received: 9 December 2011; in revised form: 3 March 2012 / Accepted: 9 April 2012 / Published: 20 April 2012| Download PDF Full-text (403 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Information and Physics
Information 2012, 3(2), 219-223; doi:10.3390/info3020219
Received: 6 March 2012; in revised form: 9 May 2012 / Accepted: 10 May 2012 / Published: 11 May 2012| Download PDF Full-text (176 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Information 2012, 3(4), 567-594; doi:10.3390/info3040567
Received: 10 September 2012; Accepted: 26 September 2012 / Published: 17 October 2012| Download PDF Full-text (319 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Information 2012, 3(4), 644-660; doi:10.3390/info3040644
Received: 26 September 2012; in revised form: 2 November 2012 / Accepted: 5 November 2012 / Published: 13 November 2012| Download PDF Full-text (234 KB)
Information 2012, 3(4), 739-750; doi:10.3390/info3040739
Received: 7 November 2012; in revised form: 17 November 2012 / Accepted: 19 November 2012 / Published: 22 November 2012| Download PDF Full-text (262 KB)
Last update: 2 January 2013