Little loops of recursion surround us all the time, and I want to know what exactly they’re compounding and reifying.

David Banks, 2013, “The Politics of Communications Technology”


Examples of dynamic optical feedback image on television monitor

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In the end, we are self-perceiving, self-inventing, locked-in mirages that are little miracles of self-reference.

What does the “B” in “Benoit B. Mandelbrot” stand for?

“Benoit B. Mandelbrot”

Via that giant Reddit thread:

(Whoa — according to Wikipedia, Mandelbrot “chose his own middle initial, but it doesn’t stand for anything”)

Awww but the combined one is sooo much better! … dang file-size limit

Glasses of Nerdicon, from Adventure Time episode “The Real You”

four-part gif via sugarlessponygum