About the SA Blog Network

Degrees of Freedom

Degrees of Freedom

The boundless dimensions of math and physics
Degrees of Freedom Home

The Information: James Gleick Chats with Robert Krulwich

Email   PrintPrint

Krulwich and Gleick

James Gleick is best known for his groundbreaking bestseller Chaos, and has also authored inspired biographies of Newton and Richard Feynman. His new book, The Information, came out earlier this year and has been on my list of books to blog about for a while. Tonight I saw him chat about it at the New York Public Library with Robert Krulwich, the co-host of the WNYC show Radiolab.

Much of his book deals with the idea of information being something that has a physical meaning. We are made out of the information contained in the 750 Megabytes of our DNA, Gleick said. “Information was always what it was even before we knew about it.”

About the Author: Davide Castelvecchi is a freelance science writer based in Rome and a contributing editor for Scientific American magazine. Follow on Twitter @dcastelvecchi.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

Add Comment

Add a Comment
You must sign in or register as a member to submit a comment.

More from Scientific American

Scientific American MIND iPad

Give a Gift & Get a Gift - Free!

Give a 1 year subscription as low as $14.99

Subscribe Now >>


Email this Article