General view. What Makes Us Humans? Vol. 3: Information Society exhibition, held at Hilbert Raum Berlin


What Makes Us Humans? Vol.3: Information Society
All images by Eli Cornejo.
Group show with artists Kuno Ebert and Hermann Solowe.
At Hilbert Raum Berlin – Opening: 23.10.2015

One could say, or intuit, that one is: as Descartes said: I am conscious therefore I am. But one could not say what one is; from where we come, where are we going. Even the notion of consciousness is constantly debated. Is it reality an inner state of mind defined by our own genetic material or is it an outer material entity defined by generic rules we might, one day, fully understand? At the core of this discussion, information appears to be essential to the understanding of reality. Although an analysis of the notion of information has been a constant theme in western thinking, explicit analysis of information as a philosophical concept dates back only to the second half of the 20th century.

Informagination. Everything can be braked down into bits.
The scientific revolution is to handle information in a different way. Everything interacts between each other and knowledge is holistic.
Information is transversal.

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend -Henri Bergson

De la causa, principio, et uno (Concerning Cause, Principle, and Unity, 1584)
Is causality causal?

The reflection on information has become central in today’s debate about consciousness and perception of reality. 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 understand today that the experience we get through our senses is only an image –an impulse– inside our brain, an illusion predefined by our genetic material. What is the power of information in a complex society such as todays? Is information acting as the anti-matter of sensible reality? How do we explain reality?

There is only one question and that is, Why?
The two ends of knowledge.
“ignorance lies at the two ends of knowledge.”
Booklet N°3