Tag Archives: Douglas Hofstadter

Dan & naD

… and other palindromes I linked to Dan & Dan’s Daily Mail Song 10 years ago, but I only just discovered another of their works that is even more appropriate for this forum: To find out why it is appropriate, … Continue reading

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… is so meta, even this acronym …

Today it was announced that Facebook, the meta company that owns Facebook, was going to be renamed “Meta”, which reminded me of an xkcd episode from 10 years ago:

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Hofstadter, Pahud, Bach

The latest ACO concert series features the Swiss flautist Emmanuel Pahud (interview here). The performance included J.S. Bach’s 6 Part Ricercar, from The Musical Offering, which was the inspiration for the final dialogue in Douglas Hofstadter’s Godel, Esher, Bach: Achilles … Continue reading

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More from the path dug-less:

Douglas H on having no head (where H = both Harding and Hofstadter): On Having No Head The Incredible String Band on Douglas Traherne Harding: (Douglas Harding’s middle name was not really Traherne, it was Edison)    

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A Loopy Link (and three more)

For some reason Doug Glancy’s Excel Blog has escaped my attention up till now, but having a browse today, I discovered this loopy animation: which would not have been out of place in Douglas Hofstadter’s “I am a Strange Loop” I really … Continue reading

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