As much as DNA encodes information abstractions that become concrete instances expressed through phenotypes, as an information system it also represents something of an inverse mapping of the environmental context in which that phenotype provides adaptive leverage. This indicates a continuous and unbroken, singular or unified information system. We tend to think in terms of […]
Redundancy and Replication
Cultural entities, artefacts and places are simple moments, nodes in time and space. It is true that any particular node in some way encodes the whole culture in its form and the patterned flow of information and energy from, around, through and as that thing. Cultural systems protect themselves from catastrophic failure by distributing their […]
The ancient emergence of information-encoding mechanisms that seek both optimal self-replication and resilience against catastrophic loss of components and sub-systems – in contemporary manifestation.
A logic of communication is stored in material artefacts and its expression and distributed embodiment in culture evolves over time.
The dynamic activity of the methods, frameworks and algorithms of cultural encryption indicate that the nodes in any sufficiently sophisticated communications or information transmission system are secondary considerations to the primary functioning of a recursive self-replication of those same methods, frameworks and algorithms.