Social Information and Self -Organisation

The  re-creation  of  society  involves  the  bottom-up-emergence  of  social information  and the  top-down-emergence  of  individual information.  Social  self-organisation  in  a  broad sense  refers  to  the  re-creation of  society,  in a narrower  sense  it takes  aspects  of  participation  in  the processes of constituting social information into account.

The  whole  social  system  encompasses  three  cycles  of self-organisation  which  result in  the emergence  of social information on an economic, a political as well as  a cultural level.  On  the  one  hand,  economical information  influences  the emergence  of  political  and cultural  information  and  political information  influences  the emergence  of  cultural information  in  processes  of  bottom-up-emergence.  On  the  other  hand, cultural information  influences  the emergence  of  political and economical  information and  political information  influences  the emergence  of  economical information  in processes of  top-down-emergence. Nonetheless,  economics  and  economical  information  form  the base of each  type of society. They dominate, but never determine  the  various social  processes  and  the  formation and differentiation of social information.


About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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