Re: Memes as Maps

Ton Maas (
Fri, 5 Jun 1998 17:01:36 +0200

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Date: Fri, 5 Jun 1998 17:01:36 +0200
From: Ton Maas <>
Subject: Re: Memes as Maps

Chris Turner wrote:
>I think we might find a resolution if we recognize as a principle that:
> Structure is information, and information is structure.
>Information is embodied in the structural configuration of matter. It
>is clear that a structural configuration of one medium can map onto that
>of another.

I would rather say that in this case _differences_ in structure, rather
than structure itself, are the source of information. According my
definition information equals perceived difference. Following Varela &
Maturana, I use structure as the counterpart of organization, whereby
organization is that which is constant over generations of embodiment, and
structure is that which gets continuously replaced.


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