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”

Source: http://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/2013/05/04/the-politics-of-communications-technology/

Examples of dynamic optical feedback image on television monitor

Image source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Optical_feedback-2ex-vsm.jpg

More information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_feedback

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: http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1h1cyg/whats_the_most_intellectual_joke_you_know/

(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! http://r0m1n.minus.com/ly92QXzZkU2Wx … dang file-size limit

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

http://adventuretime.wikia.com/wiki/Glasses_of_Nerdicon

four-part gif via sugarlessponygum