Category Cybernetics

The Concept of Information in Contemporary Science (1965)

The proceedings from the Sixth Symposium at Royaumont in 1962 were titled Le concept d’information dans la science contemporaine (The Concept of Information in Contemporary Science) and were published three years later in Paris in 1965 by Les Éditions de Minuit. In attendance were Gilbert Simondon, Norbert Wiener, Martial Gueroult, Giorgio de Santillana, Lucien Goldmann, […]

Informational Ontology: The Meaning of Gilbert Simondon’s Concept of Individuation

My article, “Informational Ontology: The Meaning of Gilbert Simondon’s Concept of Individuation,” is now available in the latest volume of the journal Communication +1. The theme of this volume is “Communication and New Materialism.” Here’s the abstract and link: Informational Ontology: The Meaning of Gilbert Simondon’s Concept of Individuation PDF “The French philosopher Gilbert Simondon […]

Raymond Ruyer’s Cybernetics and the Origin of Information

I am going to begin, at a much slower pace than the other Simondon related translations, a translation of Raymond Ruyer’s Cybernetics and the Origin of Information. I think this is an important text, and there should be a lot more interest in it in the coming years as Simondon translations are eventually made available. […]