^{ Type post AuthorEric Holloway Date June 15, 2020 Categorized Information Theory Tagged ___longform, Conditioned entropy, Entropy, Running, Unconditioned entropy, Usain Bolt }

## Why Information Theory Is Like a Good Run

_{Information theory can help us understand a wide range of fields besides computers}

_{ Eric Holloway June 15, 2020 7 Information Theory }

Information theory is a deep field that is responsible for our modern internet and satellite TV. The field was pioneered by Claude Shannon to measure our ability to communicate meaning. But besides powering the information revolution, information theory is also very widely applicable elsewhere. Once you understand the basic intuition, you can see applications popping up all over the place. To prove the point, I’ll show how we can apply information theory to gain insight in the very low tech world of running. I’ve been running off and on for many years and I’ve noticed that information theory describes a good run. First of all, what is a good run? A good run is when your body feels as if Read More ›