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Shannon, Claude

  • By: Jonathan Sterne
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

1916–2001

Mathematician and Scientist

Mathematician, engineer, scientist, inventor, and juggler Claude Shannon is the founder of information theory and is widely regarded as having provided the conceptual framework for modern communications systems.

Born in Gaylord, Michigan, in 1916, Shannon received a B.S. from the ...

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