This summer I want to try something novel and worthwhile. I’m going to start a Godel, Escher, Bach reading club/group blog with the general intention of doing some serious and worthwhile analysis of the concepts in the book, most centrally of course being Godel’s third incompleteness theorem.
The inspiration for this effort is simple: I’ve been reading, and re-reading GEB for several years, and there is still much in the book that I have only the barest understanding of. What better way to gain understanding than to make reading and analyzing this book a collaborative effort?
Invitations are open to anyone who’s interested. You have to have your own copy (or access to a copy) and you have to be willing to commit to keeping up with the readings and contribute some commentary. Let me know formally by leaving your information in the comments or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Basically I’d want to know your name, email, what your interest in GEB is, and what strengths you bring. It would be useful to know what educational institutions or other organization you might be affiliated with, too, but that’s up to you.
[…] This post was mentioned on Twitter by eapenthampy. eapenthampy said: Anyone want to do a summer reading club for Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid? http://bit.ly/aeC6ZS […]
Hey Eapen, I’m definitely up for this! I’ve only read the first 50 or so pages of GEB, but plan to finish it this summer. Let me know how this unfolds!