Reality has two different dimensions: information-communication, and matter-energy. They relate to each other in a figure-ground gestalt that gives two different perspectives on the one reality.
1. We learn from modern telecommunications that matter and energy are the media of information and communication; here information is the figure and matter/enegy is the ground.
2. We learn from cybernetics that information and communication control matter and energy; here matter/energy is the figure and information/communication is the ground.