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The origin and evolution of language and the propagation of organization

Logan, Robert K. (2007) The origin and evolution of language and the propagation of organization. tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society, 5 (2). pp. 75-81. ISSN 1726-670X


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In this presentation we will study propagating
organization. We begin by examining the evolution and origin
of language by briefly reviewing the impact of the phonetic
alphabet (Logan 2004a), the evolution of notated language
(Logan 2004b), the origin of language and culture (Logan
2006, 2007), the role of collaboration in knowledge management
(Logan and Stokes 2004), the impact of “new media”
(Logan in preparation). We will then connect this work to the
propagating organization of all living organisms (Kauffman et
al. in press) where we will show that information in biotic
systems are the constraints that instruct living organisms how
to operate. We will demonstrate that instructional or biotic
information is quite different than the classical notion of
information Shannon developed for addressing engineering
problems in telecommunications. We also will show that
biosemiosis is in some sense equivalent to propagating
organization (Kauffman et al. in press). We then conclude our
presentation with the speculation that there exist at least
seven levels of biosemiosis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: propagating-organization, evolution, language, biosemiosis, culture, new-media
Divisions: Research Labs > sLAB (Strategic Innovation Lab)
Date Deposited: 27 May 2016 14:58
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 20:01
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/882

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