Art bids us touch and taste and hear and see the world, and shrinks from what Blake calls mathematic form, from every abstract thing, from all that is of the brain only . . .
—- William Butler Yeats
Information appears, quite literally, to shape our universe.
Information is as real and concrete as mass, energy, or temperature. You cannot see any of these properties directly, but you accept them as real.
—- Charles Seife
Decoding the Universe