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Bateson Information Revisited: A New Paradigm

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
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Kent School of Architecture, University of Kent, Marlowe Building, Canterbury CT2 7NR, UK
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Conference Theoretical Information Studies (TIS), Berkeley, CA, USA, 2–6 June 2019.
Proceedings 2020, 47(1), 5; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings47010005
Published: 11 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of IS4SI 2019 Summit)
The goal of this work is to explain a novel information paradigm claiming that all information results from a process, intrinsic to living beings, of self-production; a sensory commensurable, self-referential feedback process immanent to Bateson’s difference that makes a difference. To highlight and illustrate this fundamental process, a simulation based on one-parameter feedback is presented. It simulates a homeorhetic process, innate to organisms, illustrating a self-referenced, autonomous system. The illustrated recursive process is sufficiently generic to be the only basis for information in nature: from the single cell, to multi-cellular organisms, to consideration of all types of natural and non-natural phenomena, including tools and artificial constructions.
Keywords: Gregory Bateson; homeorhesis; one-parameter feedback; self-reference; autonomy; sensory commensurable; self-production of information Gregory Bateson; homeorhesis; one-parameter feedback; self-reference; autonomy; sensory commensurable; self-production of information
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Cárdenas-García, J.F.; Ireland, T. Bateson Information Revisited: A New Paradigm. Proceedings 2020, 47, 5.

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