Hons 3050 / CogS 4350 - the Information of Meaning

Winter, 2003


This is the home page for Hons 3050 / CogS 4350 - the Information of Meaning, Winter, 2003.

Various things may be added here as the semester progresses, so be sure to check back . . .


These are the primary books we will be working with:

  1. The Cult of Information, 2nd edition, by Theodore Roszak. Published by Univ. of Calif. Press. ISBN 0-520-08584-1
  2. An Introduction to Information Theory, 2nd revised edition, by John R. Pierce. Published by Dover Publications, ISBN 0-486-24061-4
  3. A Canticle for Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller, Jr. Published by Bantam Books. ISBN 0-553-37926-7
  4. The Gold Bug Variations, by Richard Powers. Published by Harper Perennial. ISBN 0-06-097500-8
All the books are in paperback.

Here are a few items related to The Gold Bug Variations by Richard Powers:

Here are a couple of "research related to social policy" papers: