The Mirroring Mind: An Espresso-Fueled Interpretation of Douglas Hofstadter’s Groundbreaking Ideas

Today, Jason Sil­va serves up anoth­er philo­soph­i­cal espres­so shot with The Mir­ror­ing Mind, a two-minute video inspired by the ideas explored in Dou­glas Hof­s­tadter’s influ­en­tial book, Gödel, Esch­er, Bach: An Eter­nal Gold­en BraidThe film — which you may need to watch twice, ide­al­ly after you’ve had your own stiff cup of cof­fee  — offers Sil­va’s “inter­pre­ta­tion of Strange Loops of Self Ref­er­ence, recur­sion, and the emer­gence of con­scious­ness and self-aware­ness.” Once you’ve got a han­dle on things, you can watch Sil­va’s pre­vi­ous films on The Immer­sive Pow­er of Cin­e­ma, The Bio­log­i­cal Advan­tage of Being Awestruck, and The Gospel of Rad­i­cal Open­ness.

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