[Fis] whether this useful simulation is information, data or something else?

Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic gordana.dodig-crnkovic at mdh.se
Mon Mar 30 21:39:08 CEST 2020

Dear Krassimir,
I apologize for missing your mail. It is quite chaotic these days.
Not sure if I understand the question.
Is it whether simulation is information, data or something else (I assume knowledge)?
Simulation is a tool that can be used to produce data, information and knowledge.
Simulation among can be seen as replacement for/equivalent to experiment.
In the same way as you can use experiment to generate data, information or knowledge, you can use simulation*.
Best wishes,

*See for example:
F. Guala, “Models, simulations, and experiments,” in Model-Based Reasoning: Science, Technology, Values, L. Magnani and
M. Morgan and M. Morrison, “Models as mediating instruments,” in Models as Mediating. Perspectives on Natural and Social Sciences, M. Morgan, M. Morrison,
M. Morgan, “Experiments without material intervention,” in The philosophy of scientific experimentation, H.Radder,Ed. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003.
——, “Experiments versus models: New phenomena, inference and surprise.” Journal of Economic Methodology, vol. 12: 2, pp. 317–329, 2005.
M. Morrison, “Models, measurement and computer simulation: the changing face of experimentation,” Philosophical Studies, vol. 143,pp. 33–47, 2009.

From: Fis <fis-bounces en listas.unizar.es> on behalf of Krassimir Markov <markov en foibg.com>
Organisation: ITHEA
Reply to: Krassimir Markov <markov en foibg.com>
Date: Monday, 30 March 2020 at 14:11
To: "annette.grathoff en is4si.org" <annette.grathoff en is4si.org>, "fis en listas.unizar.es" <fis en listas.unizar.es>
Subject: [Fis] whether this useful simulation is information, data or something else?

Dear Annette and FIS Colleagues,

The following question I had sent to Gordana offline due to the FIS limit of number of posts per week.
I see it is still actual, so I resend it now.

In line with the FIS discussion, I would kindly ask you to tell, in your view, whether this useful simulation is information, data or something else?

Be healthy and in good spirit!
Friendly greetings

From: annette.grathoff en is4si.org<mailto:annette.grathoff en is4si.org>
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2020 12:46 PM
To: gordana.dodig-crnkovic en mdh.se<mailto:gordana.dodig-crnkovic en mdh.se> ; fis en listas.unizar.es<mailto:fis en listas.unizar.es>
Subject: Re: [Fis] Excellent simulation

Dear colleagues,

Grant Sanderson (3blue1brown) did it again. Please do not tell me you never heard of him and his excellent YouTube science-knowledge visualization videos! He changed the interest of thousands of people for abstract mathematical ideas, making them concrete and more tangible by his excellent simulation videos. He originally came from the Khan Academy team as you can read here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3Blue1Brown<https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2F3Blue1Brown&data=02%7C01%7Cgordana.dodig-crnkovic%40mdh.se%7Cf94bfa0583a3496129aa08d7d4a37cad%7Ca1795b64dabd4758b988b309292316cf%7C0%7C0%7C637211670951864476&sdata=Nu2csMYUJlMZl0tuUoRyztGrPO6lVHf8LxfkmfVA26w%3D&reserved=0>.

This I say as Annette Grathoff, not as the General secretary: My personal opinion is that every scientist interested in informing curious people and raising interest in scientific knowledge should know his videos. This is how information about important concepts is enabled to spread many times faster than when relying solely on the classical ways. It does science well to spread channels like his, after you (not only) scientifically approved of the content.

Best wishes and stay healthy,


Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic wrote on 29.03.2020 12:17 (GMT +02:00):
Dear colleagues,

Please have a look at this excellent simulation:

which makes me think about how powerful thinking tools
that computation and information/data really offer.

Stay safe and take care,

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