Dear FIS colleagues,

Just a wandering thought, in part motivated by the highly formal 
contents of the other discussion track. What are the major contents, 
topics, and styles in our social, spontaneous exchanges? Seemingly the 
response is that most of those exchanges are just casual, irrelevant, 
performed for their own sake. There are scholarly references about 
that---though our own perusal of social life may quite agree. The 
information flow, the circulation of social information, becomes the 
message itself (echoing McLuhan), amorphously gluing the different 
networks of the social structure... Flowing naturally in spontaneous 
exchanges and also fabricated and recirculated by the media. Our 
talkative species needs the daily dose --otherwise mental health resents 
quite easily.
I am these days reading Robert Trivers (2011) on self-deception and how 
the info flow we are conscious of becomes a highly self-centered 
concoction for for our own social self-promotion. I think it partially 
dovetails with the above: "we are the content."

best ---Pedro

Pedro C. Marijuán
Grupo de Bioinformación / Bioinformation Group
Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud
Centro de Investigación Biomédica de Aragón (CIBA)
Avda. San Juan Bosco, 13, planta X
50009 Zaragoza, Spain
Tfno. +34 976 71 3526 (& 6818)

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