What is Information? by Christoph Adami
A proper understanding of information in terms of prediction is key to a number of disciplines beyond engineering, such as physics and biology.
To Purchase, Rent, or Pirate? The Broken Economics of Textbooks in the Digital Age
What's wrong with the economics of the textbook industry, and what students, parents, professors, and universities can do to mitigate the ever-rising price of textbooks.
Popular Science Books on Information Theory, Biology, and Complexity
Speed Reading on Web and Mobile
An Introduction to the IndieWeb
There's a better way to own and control your online identity
IndieWeb related articles
Here's a selection of articles and pieces I've written about IndieWeb related technology and philosophy.
I’m apparently the king of the microformat rel=”me”
A New Way to “Know and Master Your Social Media Flow”
On the anniversary of the death of FriendFeed, I update Louis Gray's flawed social media diagram.
It's time to embrace open & disrupt social media
The Facebook Algorithm Mom Problem
How I temporarily cut my mom out of my social media life to reach a larger audience.
Latin Pedagogy and the Digital Humanities
On Choosing Your Own Textbooks: General advice for choosing the right textbook for your educational goals
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Recent Posts in Information Theory, Complexity, and Molecular Biology
“My ten hour white noise video now has five copyright claims! :)” by Sebastian Tomczak (Twitter) My ten hour white noise video now has five copyright claims! 🙂 pic.twitter.com/dX9PCM1qGx — Sebastian Tomczak (@littlescale) January 4, 2018 Information Theory and signal processing FTW! (Aside: This is a great example of how people really don’t understand our … Continue reading ""
a tweet by Michael Nielsen (Twitter) According to Google Scholar, Turing's paper inventing modern computing is only his _second_ most cited paper pic.twitter.com/T1M4k4dMYK — michael_nielsen (@michael_nielsen) October 7, 2015 Looks like Alan Turing, like Claude Shannon, was interested in microbiology too! I’ll have to dig into this.
Recent Posts in Mathematics
a tweet by Stephanie Hurlburt (Twitter) Okay so right now I go to coffee shops to solve math problems alone, it's peaceful, I like it But someone mentioned they do cute tea parties with their girl squad & I said wow I want something like that but we all bring math textbooks & solve problems … Continue reading "Reply to Stephanie Hurlburt on Twitter"
Introduction to Category Theory 1 by Steven Roman from YouTube Lecture one of six in an introductory set of lectures on category theory. Take Away from the lecture: Morphisms are just as important as the objects that they morph. Many different types of mathematical constructions are best described using morphisms instead of elements. (This isn’t … Continue reading "📺 Introduction to Category Theory 1 by Steven Roman | YouTube"
Why More Linear Algebra? by David Austin (More Linear Algebra) The main purpose of this blog is to share updates about the open-access, open-source textbook Understanding Linear Algebra. Though work is continuing on this project, the HTML version of the text is now freely available, the forthcoming PDF version will also be free, and low-cost … Continue reading "Why More Linear Algebra? by David Austin"
Limits and Colimits, Part 1 (Introduction) by Tai-Danae Bradley (Math3ma) I'd like to embark on yet another mini-series here on the blog. The topic this time? Limits and colimits in category theory! But even if you're not familiar with category theory, I do hope you'll keep reading. Today's post is just an informal, non-technical introduction. … Continue reading "👓 Limits and Colimits, Part 1 (Introduction) | Math3ma"
Nonlinear Dynamics 1 & 2: Geometry of Chaos by Predrag Cvitanovic (Georgia Institute of Technology) The theory developed here (that you will not find in any other course 🙂 has much in common with (and complements) statistical mechanics and field theory courses; partition functions and transfer operators are applied to computation of observables and spectra … Continue reading "🔖 Nonlinear Dynamics 1 & 2: Geometry of Chaos by Predrag Cvitanovic"
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