The anatomy of everything
We’re living in the information age. We’ve uncovered vast stores of information in our genes, generated even more, interpreted physical law in terms of information flow—and we’re always on our phones. What is the difference between a fact and information? Does information need a consciousness to interpret it? Old notions of information, and our relationship to it, are being challenged like never before.
- The Man Who Tried to Redeem the World with Logic: Walter Pitts rose from the streets to MIT, but couldn’t escape himself, by Amanda Gefter
- Moore’s Law Is About to Get Weird: Never mind tablet computers. Wait till you see bubbles and slime mold, by Gabriel Popkin
- How I Taught My Computer to Write Its Own Music: I wanted to build the ideal collaborator. Was I ever surprised, by John Supko
- This issue also includes contributions from: Yvonne Bang, David Berreby, Giulio Chiribella, Simon DeDeo, Bob Goldstein, Robin Marantz Henig, Gregory Laughlin, Tim McDonnell, George Musser, Gayil Nalls, Henry Nicholls, Chip Rowe, Michael Segal, Lydia Wilson, and Alex Wright.