Anticipatory Systems and the Processing of Meaning: A Simulation Study Inspired by Luhmannâ s Theory of Social Systems. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 8(2), Paper 7.

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Title:
Anticipatory Systems and the Processing of Meaning: A Simulation Study Inspired by Luhmannâ s Theory of Social Systems. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 8(2), Paper 7.
Author:
Leydesdorff, Loet
Citation:
Anticipatory Systems and the Processing of Meaning: A Simulation Study Inspired by Luhmannâ s Theory of Social Systems. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 8(2), Paper 7. 2005-03,
Issue Date:
Mar-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105710
Submitted date:
2006-10-25
Abstract:
Meaning can be communicated in addition to - and on top of - underlying processes of the information exchange. Meaning is provided to observations from the perspective of hindsight, while information processing follows the time axis. Simulations of anticipatory systems enable us to show how an observer can be generated within an information process, and how expectations can also be exchanged. Cellular automata will be used for the visualization. The exchange of observations among observers generates (a) uncertainty about the delineations in the observed system at each moment in time and (b) uncertainty about the dynamics of the interaction over time.
Type:
Preprint
Language:
en
Keywords:
Science Technology Studies
Local subject classification:
anticipation; autopoiesis; social system; incursion; meaning

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dc.contributor.authorLeydesdorff, Loeten_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-10-25T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:32:53Z-
dc.date.issued2005-03en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-10-25en_US
dc.identifier.citationAnticipatory Systems and the Processing of Meaning: A Simulation Study Inspired by Luhmannâ s Theory of Social Systems. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 8(2), Paper 7. 2005-03,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105710-
dc.description.abstractMeaning can be communicated in addition to - and on top of - underlying processes of the information exchange. Meaning is provided to observations from the perspective of hindsight, while information processing follows the time axis. Simulations of anticipatory systems enable us to show how an observer can be generated within an information process, and how expectations can also be exchanged. Cellular automata will be used for the visualization. The exchange of observations among observers generates (a) uncertainty about the delineations in the observed system at each moment in time and (b) uncertainty about the dynamics of the interaction over time.en_US
dc.format.mimetypehtmen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectScience Technology Studiesen_US
dc.subject.otheranticipationen_US
dc.subject.otherautopoiesisen_US
dc.subject.othersocial systemen_US
dc.subject.otherincursionen_US
dc.subject.othermeaningen_US
dc.titleAnticipatory Systems and the Processing of Meaning: A Simulation Study Inspired by Luhmannâ s Theory of Social Systems. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 8(2), Paper 7.en_US
dc.typePreprinten_US
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