Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else
May 23, 2021 10:10 PM   Subscribe

Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else
My new book, Shape, comes out this coming Tuesday, May 25! This book is about geometry: in it you'll find gerrymandering, pandemics, the foundations of AI, poetry, math/theology beefs of late-czarist Russia, championship-level checkers, the Talmud, why you are your own negative-1st cousin, wrinkles in time, and a lot more. It's not just about triangles (though there are some triangles in it.) The New York Times calls it "unreasonably entertaining," and there's an excerpt in this weekend's Wall Street Journal (paywalled.) Shape is available for preorder now at Bookshop and Amazon, and of course it will be at your local bookstore on Tuesday!
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posted by escabeche (8 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

Too cool! I requested that my library buy it just yesterday after seeing the NYTimes review. Can't wait to read it.
posted by holmesian at 2:52 PM on May 24, 2021

Exciting news. I not only enjoyed How Not to Be Wrong but it was a very successful recommendation to other people: They enjoyed it and then wanted to talk about it after they'd read it! Definitely picking this up tomorrow.
posted by mark k at 4:53 PM on May 24, 2021

Ah we have an antitopologist screed here! ;-) :-) Sounds interesting. Congrats on the publication.
posted by sammyo at 12:15 PM on May 25, 2021

I just called my local bookstore to ask them to set aside a copy for me and they told me they had already set aside all the copies they had for other customers! Ordered a copy, can't wait to dig in.
posted by RobinofFrocksley at 10:16 AM on May 27, 2021 [2 favorites]

This project was posted to MetaFilter by me on June 7, 2021: Geometric Art Projects
posted by aniola at 6:34 PM on June 7, 2021

Oh, hello my Dad's birthday gift.
posted by eckeric at 4:27 PM on June 9, 2021

Oh shit, this is relevant to my interests
posted by klangklangston at 10:20 PM on June 15, 2021

This is excellent!
posted by storybored at 12:26 PM on July 10, 2021

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