3rd ICTs and Society Meeting; Paper Session - Theorizing the Internet; Paper 6: Reconstructing the Glass Bead Game. On the Philosophy of Information

  • Rainer E. Zimmermann Munich University of Applied Sciences
  • Simon M. Wiedenmann Munich University of Applied Sciences
Keywords: glass bead game, philosophy of information, metaphysics


A computer playable version of the Glass Bead Game in the sense of Hermann Hesse’s famous novel is being presented and the various onto-epistemic as well as social implications of the game are discussed. In particular, the discussion focuses on aspects of the philosophical conceptualization of information within evolving social contexts.

Reflections (Non Peer-Reviewed)