The idea was that a bunch of us would get together and read through GEB in great detail over the course of a semester, stopping to actually work through the math, make computer programs that expand on the ones in the book, and (my favorite part) find and listen to the referenced Bach music.

Apparently sometimes there are even some great ideas coming out of Reddit which aren’t a 4c ripoff. Reading GEB is certainly a great one and I hope to keep pace with the readinglist. Just in case: MIT Open Courseware has also a range of video lectures dedicated to the book.