Information Society

What Makes Us Humans? Vol. 3: Information Society
All images by Eli Cornejo
Book installation – 80x23x110cm / ca. 31x9x43 in

What is reality? What is consciousness? What is the role of information? Is reality only what we can or may understand? In this context: do we create reality as we understand our surrounding context?

The reflection on information has become central in today’s debate about consciousness and perception of reality. I am conscious therefore I am. Through the accumulation of history humankind was able to grow in information and, therefore, in perception of realness. But it is this same accumulated information what makes us doubt about the realness we experience. Such a context defies the definition itself of the word information –to give form to the mind. What is the power of information in a complex society such as today’s? Is information acting as the anti-matter of sensible reality? We are symbolic creatures: how do we explain reality?

There is no categorization of things. Knowledge is a continuous.
There is no fragmentation in reality; why should we fragment knowledge?
General view. What Makes Us Humans? Vol. 3: Information Society exhibition, held at Hilbert Raum Berlin
Everything is connected in a holistic way. Understanding has no dimension, no layer, no deepness. Information is everything; is fundamental.
The eventual demarcation of philosophy from science was made possible by the notion that philosophy's core was "theory of knowledge," a theory distinct from the sciences because it was their foundation... Without this idea of a "theory of knowledge," it is hard to imagine what "philosophy" could have been in the age of modern science. — Richard Rorty, Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature