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"Thus, many older contemporary philosophers grew up with an emphasis on philosophy of language. This was succeeded by intense interest in philosophy of mind. Now philosophy of information is the field for young academics."
"Data has emerged as such a critical part of modern life that it has entered into the realm of art, where data-driven visual experiences challenge viewers to find personal meaning from a sea of information, a task that is increasingly present in every aspect of our information-infused lives."
This is a classic text that has been left quite under-appreciated. It offers a semiotic analysis of information, but the pragmatic theory of information extends beyond the semiotic tradition. In my view, this is one of the best and most sophisticated accounts of information.
The book is out of print, so check your institution library. A few left on Amazon.
Information concepts pervade biology—transcription, translation, noise, redundancy, computation, network, complexity, processing, signal, digital, code, blueprint – yet, questions about what information is, how it is to be measured, and whether such notions are even useful in science, remain unanswered. For example, in evolutionary studies, the notion of information transfer is commonplace: DNA stores information that is later transmitted along a signaling pathway and translated by a ribosome.
The 5th International Conference on the Foundations of Information Science will be held in Moscow under ISIS support.
21-24 May 2013
From the website:
"As informed on the occasion of FIS2010 in Beijin (see report in BITrum-news September 2010), the recently founded International Society for Information Science (ISIS) shall held periodically international gatherings following the series of FIS conferences (Madrid 1994, Vienna 1996, Paris 2005, Beijin 2010). The first of these conferences -under the umbrella of ISIS- shall be held in 2013 in Moscow, Russia"
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 07:00 to Friday, May 24, 2013 - 07:00