The resounding lack of comment to this series of posts confirms my theory that a blog post that says “go somewhere else and read something” will never be popular. Even if it’s “go somewhere else and watch a video”, this is too much like saying
Hi! Want to talk? Okay, go into that other room and watch TV, then come back when you’re done and we’ll talk about it.
But no matter: our workshop on Information and Entropy in Biological Systems was really exciting! I want to make it available to the world as much as possible. I’m running around too much to create lovingly hand-crafted summaries of each talk—and I know you’re punishing me for that, with your silence. But I’ll keep on going, just to get the material out there.
Marc Harper spoke about information in evolutionary game theory, and we have a nice video of that. I’ve been excited about his work for quite a while, because it shows that the analogy between ‘evolution’ and ‘learning’ can be made mathematically precise. I summarized some of his ideas in my information geometry series, and I’ve also gotten him to write two articles for this blog:
• Marc Harper, Relative entropy in evolutionary dynamics, Azimuth, 22 January 2014.
• Marc Harper, Stationary stability in finite populations, Azimuth, 24 March 2015.
Here are the slides and video of his talk:
• Marc Harper, Information transport and evolutionary dynamics.