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Biomedical and Electrical Engineer with interests in information theory, evolution, genetics, abstract mathematics, microbiology, big history, IndieWeb, mnemonics, and the entertainment industry including: finance, distribution, representation






@andreweckford I'll wait to see what the "webmaster" posts later. :) Thanks for the live tweeting you're doing, particularly the linked stream. I know you're most of the way through, but next time you might give a try for live tweeting. It allows you to quickly search for and change speakers (and their twitter handles), does auto-threading, as well as does auto hashtagging for following the conversation. This'll free you up for simply typing and hitting enter and not fiddling with all the other bits along the way.

It will also save your entire tweet stream from the conference in a simple format so you can cut and paste your work into a blog post quickly after-the-fact for archiving into the conference website (or your own).

It's one of the best conference tools I've come across for this type of thing.

Instruction manual if you need it:


In my experience there are so few biologists who are aware of information theory (much less know it well) that the subset of neuroscientists aware of it is minuscule. As a result I can't image that there's a university that would come close to claiming leadership in the field.

I do keep a growing list of researchers working at the intersection of information theory and biology, and even that list is pretty slim though there are researchers like Terry Senjowski or Werner Loewenstein (now deceased) on it.

The NIPS conference might also reveal some researchers, though most are from the neurobiology side:

You might also find some interesting people and papers at:

Another area of overlap in these is in complexity theory where you're likely to find some working with a strong underpinning in information theory.


.@seanmcarroll I'll bet @johncarlosbaez followed by @ChristophAdami is about as good as it gets in that area.


Bookmarklet not saving papers to Group

Looking at the group I'm noticing that it quit updating the import of papers to it (in the overview tab) on May 12th, when I know for certain that I've been using the bookmarklet and/or browser add on to add papers to it relatively frequently since then.

My feed [] indicates the papers were uploaded to the group, however the group itself doesn't seem to show this fact.

When I look in my web-based Library [] and click on the group, it only shows 4 papers, when I know there are far more.

In looking at my papers added throughout the summer it feels like I've bookmarked far more than are actually showing up in my account, has the system been eating/not logging them?

What's going on here? Are these papers not syncing correctly across locations? Have parts of the site been abandoned and I'm just not aware?


Huzzah! John Carlos Baez is now on Twitter! @baez72033757


I've never met Mark, but we both seem to like to read a lot of the same stuff within math & science. Glad to have you join in on the fun.

If you're interested in information theory and complexity as they relate to biology/microbiology, you might find my group of interest:

I'm curious if you use a journal aggregation tool and, if so, how you fit it into your workflow?

I also keep some additional static resources on my "blog" cum "online notebook" at A lot of the more technical stuff in the feed from here is piped automatically into my twitter feed.


Ten Simple Rules for Taking Advantage of Git and GitHub via PLOS Computational Biology


Updated list of upcoming Information Theory and Biology related Conferences and Workshops


And minutes later, I've got an advance copy of @seanmcarroll's book The Big Picture to read for the weekend!


Forsdyke, D. R. (2015) History of Psychiatry 26 (3), 270-287