Newly out, “

**A Mind At Play,**” a biography of Claude Shannon:
(the title seems to be a play on Siobhan Roberts very successful/excellent bio of John Conway entitled “

**Genius At Play**”)
Also, John Horgan has posted a piece on the bio and on Shannon’s life (including an old interview):

Meanwhile... I’m having limited time to devote to blog posts at moment with too many summer things intervening, but if anyone is interested in writing a math-themed “

**guest**” post for either here or**, let me know [sheckyr[AT]gmail…] and I’d consider that to pick up some of the slack! Just let me know what you have in mind (...please, no proofs of the Riemann Hypothesis, P vs. NP, etc. ;)***MathTango*