Admittedly, she only had a few short minutes, but it would have been nice if she'd started out with a precise definition of information. I suspect the majority of her audience didn't know the definition with which she's working and it would have helped focus the talk.

Her description of Speigelman's Monster was relatively interesting and not very often seen in much of the literature that covers these areas.

I wouldn't rate this very highly as a TED Talk as it wasn't as condensed and simplistic as most, nor was it as hyper-focused, but then again condensing this area into 11 minutes is far from simple task. I do love that she's excited enough about the topic that she almost sounds a little out of breath towards the end.

There's an excellent Eddington quote I've mentioned before that would have been apropos to have opened up her presentation that might have brought things into higher relief given her talk title:

"Suppose that we were asked to arrange the following in two categories--
distance, mass, electric force, entropy, beauty, melody.
I think there are the strongest grounds for placing entropy alongside beauty and melody and not with the first three."
--Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington, OM, FRS (1882-1944), a British astronomer, physicist, and mathematician
in The Nature of the Physical World, 1927
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