A new Saturday Learning Series about the topic of What is Information, a brief web series from Art of the Problem. Told in 16 short parts, I've split the series into groups of four.
Part 1 delves into questions such as what is entropy? a bit? communication? compression?
Part 2: "The origin of pictographic & ideographic writing systems are imagined in the first part of this story (proto-writing). The rebus principle is introduced, setting the stage for the development of an alphabet"
Part 3: The history of the alphabet.
Part 4: Source encoding.