We inhabit the material of manifest corporeality and in equal measure – abstract patterns of information inhabit us. Which is more fundamental? There is no base, no anchor, no foundation; the imaginary spaces of information and autonomously self-propagating computational resonance are the contours through which matter and energy travels; the embodied (and reflexive, in our case – sentient) instances of living matter are the bearers of information. It is a subtle, fluttering dance and musical, plausibly contrapuntal interplay between matter and information; the non-linearity and non-binary logic of the gestalt and holistic system represents an intractably unprovable theorem for our procedural, narrative thought patterns and constrained psychological aptitude.
Information is, as in many ways are we, defined by difference and the conceptual or referential distance between concepts (and material facts). If the concrete, spatially and temporally-extended entities and systems of our experience are the material facts, the abstract numerical and complex symmetrical relationships between these facts represent information. Information is real in consequence but abstract in substance – even the physical artefacts by which we record and retain information are only rendered significant in regards to the ways and the degrees by which they are referentially related. We inhabit a world infused by information but the abstract significance of that information exists in something of a parallel, imaginary or conceptual space that exists as an embedded property of, and logical vacuum in, the extended world of our experience.