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Dangerous Knowledge – David Malone BBC

Dangerous Knowledge, by David Malone, summarizes the work and life of some of the greatest thinkers in late 19th and 20th centuries. Includes the work and life of Cantor, Boltzmann, Godel, and Turing.

Watch it here: Dangerous Knowledge

Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software – Charles Petzold

I recently entered a computer science reading frenzy and have a few books in this category which I wish to read. Code, by Charles Petzold provides a readable, accessible, and concise account of the fundamental concepts supporting the hardware and software enabling you to read this post. So important are these concepts to our daily lives, I think that this book should be required reading in all high schools.

YouTube Channel – WarOnYourMind

Started watching the Harvard Distinguished Lecture Series with Daniel Dennett. I enjoyed the lecture on Mind/Brain/Behavior and recommend watching it. Check out WarOnYourMind on YouTube for similar lectures.

The Music of the Primes: Searching to Solve the Greatest Mystery in Mathematics – Marcus du Sautoy

A friend recommended that I read The Music of the Primes: Searching to Solve the Greatest Mystery in Mathematics. This book, by Marcus du Sautoy, provides a well written account of the endeavor to solve the Riemann Hypothesis. Here is a brief YouTube explanation of the hypothesis. Don’t forget to help find more primes at PrimeGrid, a BOINC project.

The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood – James Gleick

I picked up the book The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood, by James Gleick, knowing nothing about Information Theory.  After reading this wonderful account on the history of the subject and its historical figures, I highly recommend this to anyone wishing to become acquainted with this field of thought. 

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