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Strange loop

Strange loop
A strange loop arises when, by moving only upwards or downwards through a hierarchical system, one finds oneself back to where one started. Strange loops may involve self-reference and paradox. The concept of a strange loop was proposed and extensively discussed by Douglas Hofstadter in Gödel, Escher, Bach, and is further elaborated in Hofstadter's book I Am a Strange Loop, published in 2007. A tangled hierarchy is a hierarchical consciousness system in which a strange loop appears. Definitions[edit] A strange loop is a hierarchy of levels, each of which is linked to at least one other by some type of relationship. In I Am a Strange Loop, Hofstadter defines strange loops as follows: In cognitive science[edit] Hofstadter argues that the psychological self arises out of a similar kind of paradox. Strangeness[edit] Downward causality[edit] Hofstadter claims a similar "flipping around of causality" appears to happen in minds possessing self-consciousness. Examples[edit] See also[edit] Tanenbaum, P. Related:  neuropharmacology/(religious/spiritual)

STB tek and pictorial - UPDATED - The Psychedelic Experience AFOAF sent me these pics and instructions. Please follow precisely for success: Take 1 qt. Ball jar, add 600cc's cool, DISTILLED water. SLOWLY add 100 grams 100% NaOH while gently stirring in WELL VENTILATED area. When basified solution is made and clears, measure out 100 G highly pulverized MHRB and add to jar of basified water. Place lid on jar and swirl to wet and "sink" all the powdered bark. Notice how we still have plenty of room to add VM & P naphtha...LATER., it has been 24 hrs since MHRB has been soaking in the basified water. After 24 hours, your naphtha will have a yellow cast. Use your turkey baster, and remove ~HALF the naphtha, or 75cc's and place it in your 1/2 pint jar. Note how CLEAN the naphtha is. Cap the 1/2 pint jar and put it in the friggin coldest freezer you have. Slowly, carefully pour the naphtha back into the basified water, leaving the crystals, which will stick to the glass, behind. Put the 1/2 pint jar aside to allow the crystals to COMPLETELY dry.

I Am a Strange Loop I Am a Strange Loop is a 2007 book by Douglas Hofstadter, examining in depth the concept of a strange loop to explain the sense of "I". The concept of a strange loop was originally developed in his 1979 book Gödel, Escher, Bach. Hofstadter had previously expressed disappointment with how Gödel, Escher, Bach, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1980 for general nonfiction, was received. In the preface to its 20th-anniversary edition, Hofstadter laments that the book was perceived as a hodgepodge of neat things with no central theme. He states: "GEB is a very personal attempt to say how it is that animate beings can come out of inanimate matter. What is a self, and how can a self come out of stuff that is as selfless as a stone or a puddle?" Hofstadter seeks to remedy this problem in I Am a Strange Loop by focusing and expounding on the central message of Gödel, Escher, Bach. See also[edit] References[edit] Jump up ^ Hofstadter, Douglas R. (1999).

Tom Ellard Have you ever wondered what it would be like to immerse yourself in a purely abstract environment where vision and sound act together as music? Australian musician Tom Ellard did – and went to extraordinary lengths to bring his vision to reality in the form of “Hauntology House,” an incredible pioneering online toy developed for Australia’s Adelaide Festival in association with ABC Arts. Created by Tom Ellard, a pioneering sound artist who is best known for his role as front man and creative leader of seminal Australian electronic group Severed Heads, “Hauntology House” or just [HH] is a musical toy for your computer – and so much more. “The indie game scene is starting to compare their work to music albums. As a musician I'm coming back the other way - I always wanted to make a music album which you could play like a game,” says Ellard on the ABC Arts website. At its essence, HH is an album where you walk around inside and operate some of the music yourself.

Planetary Harmonics & Neuro-biological Resonances in Light, Sound, & Brain Wave Frequencies; Including the translation of sound to color Copyright © 2003-2014 Nick Anthony Fiorenza, All Rights Reserved New sections added: How to convert musical notes to color. Musical notes and Keyboard colors. Play Pythagorean vs. The Measurement of Light Converting Audio Tones to the Visible Spectrum of Light - Color Before getting into Planetary Harmonics and Bio-harmonic resonances, let us first explore the octave of visible light, that which the human eye sees, and its relation to sound. Frequency is a measure of how many waves occur in a given moment of time. If we were to raise middle C, which has a frequency of ~523 Hertz, by forty octaves (523 times 2 forty times), we would have a very high frequency of 5.75044581 x 1014 Hertz. Waves of light are quite short. Converting Frequency to Wavelength To convert a frequency to wavelength, we divide the "speed of light" by the frequency. First we must raise 440 Hz forty octaves (440 times 2, forty times).

An Interview with Douglas R. Hofstadter, following ''I am a Strange Loop'' Douglas R. Hofstadter is best-known for his book Gödel, Escher, Bach (GEB for short). In his latest book, I am a Strange Loop, he visits once again many of the themes originally presented in that book. The interview below was conducted in September 2007 and was originally published, in Hebrew, in the online culture magazine Haayal Hakore. The interview was conducted by Tal Cohen and Yarden Nir-Buchbinder. The first part of I am a Strange Loop reads like a condensed version of GEB, by explaining the idea of consciousness as a strange loop. I certainly did not believe intelligent machines were just around the corner when I wrote GEB. Am I disappointed by the amount of progress in cognitive science and AI in the past 30 years or so? I am a deep admirer of humanity at its finest and deepest and most powerful — of great people such as Helen Keller, Albert Einstein, Ella Fitzgerald, Albert Schweitzer, Frederic Chopin, Raoul Wallenberg, Fats Waller, and on and on. We'll return to Kurzweil soon.

kennardphillipps War on War Room Workshop War on War Room workshop at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum War on War Room workshop at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum SEE MORE > thursday 7th April kennardphillipps talk 8.30pm, ‘It’s your write’ at museum of childhood we’ll be projecting a short view of our work on thursday 7th April at 8.30pm at the museum of childhood in bethnal green hosting an open debate on freedom of speech freedom of expression and art and activism Streetlevel, Glasgow 2004 photomontage workshop at Streetlevel in Glasgow Vrije Akademie, Den Haag, Netherlands, 2007 we ran a workshop at the free academy alongside the show, GreenZone/Red Zone, art students and regular citizens turned up to cut up and experiment with a print of the soldier kicking the door of an Iraqui's home - we had used the sme image in making Soldier #1 cutting up the soldier Soldier#1, kennardphillipps, pigment,charcoal,paper on newspaper, 270cm x 700cm 2006

The Nexian DMT Handbook The production and use of DMT (N,N-Dimethyltryptamine), otherwise known as "Spice", is a practice that resonates strongly with the complementary qualities of ancient shamanic and alchemical spiritual practice as well as contemporary DIY (Do It Yourself) ethic. The production of spice is a discipline unlike that of most other commonly manufactured drugs, as it is not as well suited for bulk-production nor production for the purpose of sale as most well-known and intensively manufactured substances. As such, its use is generally inseparable from its production in practice and in spirit. The production of DMT most commonly entails its extraction from botanical sources and only very rarely entails its synthesis. In this way, its production still strongly resembles its more ancient preparations by manner of brewing, a simple form of aqueous extraction still commonly performed to this day. Please take the time to seek further elaboration at the following resources: The DMT-Nexus

Syncretism Syncretism /ˈsɪŋkrətɪzəm/ is the combining of different, often seemingly contradictory beliefs, while melding practices of various schools of thought. Syncretism involves the merger and analogizing of several originally discrete traditions, especially in the theology and mythology of religion, thus asserting an underlying unity and allowing for an inclusive approach to other faiths. Syncretism also occurs commonly in expressions of arts and culture (known as eclecticism) as well as politics (syncretic politics). Nomenclature, orthography, and etymology[edit] The Oxford English Dictionary first attests the word syncretism in English in 1618. The Greek word occurs in Plutarch's (1st century AD) essay on "Fraternal Love" in his Moralia (2.490b). Erasmus probably coined the modern usage of the Latin word in his Adagia ("Adages"), published in the winter of 1517–1518, to designate the coherence of dissenters in spite of their differences in theological opinions. Religious syncretism[edit]

Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre Heliospheric current circuit From (The Plasma Universe Wikipedia-like Encyclopedia) Hannes Alfvén considered the heliospheric current sheet to be part of a heliospheric current system, as he believed all cosmic plasmas to be part of a "plasma circuit". [2] [3] The Sun behaves as a unipolar inductor producing a current that flows outwards along both axes B2, and inwards in the equatorial plane, C, and along Solar magnetic field lines B1. The current closes at a large distance, B3. Properties Alfvén wrote: "The central body acts as a unipolar inductor and the e.m.f. is produced in region A. "In region B1 , the currents are field-aligned. "The model predicts that there should be currents near the axis strong enough to match the current in the equatorial plane. Galactic current circuit Notes ^ Hannes Alfvén, "Keynote Address (1987) Double Layers in Astrophysics, Proceedings of a Workshop held in Huntsville, Ala., 17-19 Mar. 1986. References Israelevich, P.

Sam Harris on Spirituality without Religion, Happiness, and How to Cultivate the Art of Presence by Maria Popova “Our world is dangerously riven by religious doctrines that all educated people should condemn, and yet there is more to understanding the human condition than science and secular culture generally admit.” Nietzsche’s famous proclamation that “God is dead” is among modern history’s most oft-cited aphorisms, and yet as is often the case with its ilk, such quotations often miss the broader context in a way that bespeaks the lazy reductionism with which we tend to approach questions of spirituality today. Nietzsche himself clarified the full dimension of his statement six years later, in a passage from The Twilight of Idols, where he explained that “God” simply signified the supersensory realm, or “true world,” and wrote: “We have abolished the true world. Sam Harris by Bara Vetenskap Harris writes: Our minds are all we have. Most of us spend our time seeking happiness and security without acknowledging the underlying purpose of our search. Donating = Loving Share on Tumblr

The Art of Building 2012 photography competition finalists A decaying mosque synagogue, a staircase of scaffolding and the steel structure of London's Olympic stadium feature in the twelve shortlisted images from a photography competition to capture architecture from around the world. Top: A Place for Aitor Ortiz Above: Faith Keeper One image depicts a factory warehouse that looks more like a temple, while others show a brick kiln in Vietnam, a spiral staircase in Singapore and a shack made from scrap materials in South Africa. Above: Sea of Stairs UK organisation the Chartered Institute of Building will award a prize of £2,000 to the winning photographer of the Art of Building contest, who will be chosen by a public vote. Above: Construction You can register your vote for free by visiting the competition website before 6 September. Above: Eagle Eye We've featured stories about two of the projects featured in the photographs; the London 2012 Olympic Stadium and the NHow Hotel Berlin. Above: Shacks built out of necessity Above: In the Brick Kiln

The Inspirator mkII For further reference and discussion, see references:[2] The Inspirator mkII is considered by its designer to be the criterion of efficiency for vaporizing spice, and to be a cheap and effective method of achieving sufficiently cool, full, measured doses. The device is inspired in part by The Machine but operates by convection heating--diffusing the heat through a ceramic heat-sink, in turn heating the airflow--rather than heating by conduction. This particular model of the Inspirator utilizes a removable heating element to enable spice to be loaded into the top-side of the bowl, preventing the occurrence of run-off or drip. Condensing the element in a broken dropper stem. The finished heating element Condensing the element in an eraser cap w/ the end bored out. Final Touches: To form the Element into a single unit that will fit snugly into the the bowl, use a tube of the same diameter as the dropper stem to be used and two chopsticks to press it into shape. Constructing the Bowl Appendices