Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Shark Attack

I had the realization when doodling this that drawing is basically creating visual information using value difference. It's not that different than programming where you basically use 1s and 0s to create all kinds of information.

So that lead me to realize that information is really just human's interpretation of difference. Pretty weird, huh? Let's see what Webster's Dictionary has to say about information.

1. Knowledge derived from study, experience, or instruction.
2. Knowledge of specific events or situations that has been gathered or received by communication; intelligence or news. See Synonyms at knowledge.
3. A collection of facts or data: statistical information.
4. The act of informing or the condition of being informed; communication of knowledge: Safety instructions are provided for the information of our passengers.
5. Computer Science Processed, stored, or transmitted data.
6. A numerical measure of the uncertainty of an experimental outcome.
7. Law A formal accusation of a crime made by a public officer rather than by grand jury indictment.

I think I got it pinned down at a more fundamental level. Take that, Merriam Webster!

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