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Scientific American (blog)

Scientific American (blog)
Mon, 18 Jan 2016 05:54:28 -0800

He summed up this notion in the koan-like phrase "it from bit." Wheeler helped popularize the anthropic principle. Originally postulated by Brandon Carter, the principle purports to answer one of the deepest of all questions: Why are the laws of ...

Space.com

Space.com
Sat, 23 May 2015 09:47:36 -0700

The late distinguished physicist John Archibald Wheeler characterized the idea as "It from bit" — "it" referring to all the stuff of the universe and "bit" meaning information. It's no revelation that information is changing society. What's novel is ...
 
Scientific American (blog)
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 04:47:07 -0800

I traced this idea to physicist John Wheeler's notion of “the it from bit,” which was inspired by apparent resonances between information theory and quantum mechanics. I wrote: The concept of information makes no sense in the absence of something to be ...

The Daily Galaxy

The Daily Galaxy
Wed, 10 Jun 2015 06:52:30 -0700

"Trying to wrap my brain around this idea of information theory as the basis of existence, I came up with the phrase “it from bit.” The universe and all that it contains (“it”) may arise from the myriad yes-no choices of measurement (the “bits”). Niels ...

Science 2.0

Science 2.0
Fri, 08 Jan 2016 14:41:15 -0800

I was quite happy to hear today that Stan Brodsky, a professor of particle physics and astrophysics at Stanford University, has received together with Victor Fadin the 2015 Pomeranchuk Prize from the Russian Institute for Theoretical and Experimental ...

Nature.com

Nature.com
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 03:15:00 -0800

The resolution of the Maxwell's demon paradox linked thermodynamics with information theory through information erasure principle. By considering a demon endowed with a Turing-machine consisting of a memory tape and a processor, we attempt to ...

E-Flux

E-Flux
Sun, 25 May 2008 21:05:29 -0700

Opening ART STATIONS, the exhibition ART STATIONS PREVIEW – IT FROM BIT is going to present the works of two artists: Gabriel Orozco (Mexican) and Manfred Mohr (German), who use the mathematical algorithm and employ computers in their art.
 
Science 2.0
Wed, 09 Dec 2015 13:00:00 -0800

To give good directions, it is not enough to say the right things: saying them in the right order is also important, shows a study in Frontiers in Psychology. Sentences that start with a prominent landmark and end with the object of interest work ...
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