We live in an age of excess. Information flow increases exponentially. Art output, population, online activity, scientific research, theories, cults, climate change etc… increase.
Sifting and curating this excess, archives sprout across the internet. Below is the screenshot of a page sent to me today by a friend: it seems to hold many interesting items. Will I remember it if my social feeds erupt?
But is this excess anything more than surface chatter? Biosemiotics is a field that applies information theory to biological organisms. If that model is correct then measurements of internet information are human-centric, they obscure the immensity of the networks our bodies are already embedded in. Theoreticians of Information and Living Systems, note that the interpreter in Peircean semiotics is defined as a quasi-mind active within biology.