"modes of organization that characterize life are not all that different to ... physical systems" #readingToday
What is so fascinating and relevant about Simondon's work for us now is his insistence that the modes of organization that characterize life are not all that different to the modes of organization that characterize physical systems. Physical and vital systems both retain a relation of constructive deformation and transformation between forms of matter and systems of information. Each retains its own relations of internal resonance and external force. Each is linked to the dual modes of elaboration that matter retains in materializing life itself. Life is a mode of matter's actualization. It therefore carries within it the laws of matter, along with the capacity to attenuate these laws (as the second law of thermodynamics affirms, life only returns to entropy at its termination).
(Moon+ Reader Pro v2.3.5, Gilbert Simondon: Being and Technology)