[Fis] A general question about your experience on this list.

2017-10-16 Thread Jeremy Sherman
I've not been active on this list though I've looked in on it from time to time. I'm curious to know if members can remember a time when they experienced a fundamental shift in their assumptions, methodology or questions through interactions on this list. If you're willing to share what that

Re: [Fis] What is "Agent"?

2017-10-16 Thread Robert E. Ulanowicz
Dear Krassimir, In agreement or partial agreement with most responses, I see the kernel of agency as autocatalysis, by virtue of the centripetality that dynamic engenders. Autocatalysis is a subset of feedbacks wherein each link in a loop benefits the next member. It is easy to show that such

Re: [Fis] What is “Agent”?

2017-10-16 Thread Koichiro Matsuno
On 16 Oct 2017 at 8:35 AM, Jose Javier Blanco Rivero wrote: Most of information processing devices consist of a design of some sort of feedback loop. I don`t know if we could translate this idea to all the kinds of systems we all deal with. Right. We know a lot of cycles or loops in

Re: [Fis] What is “Agent”?

2017-10-16 Thread Gyorgy Darvas
Information exists at all levels of Agents. Good luck, Gyuri On 2017.10.15. 23:27, Krassimir Markov wrote: Dear FIS Colleagues, After nice collaboration last weeks, a paper Called “Data versus Information” is prepared in very beginning draft variant and already is sent to authors for