Local Sustain Abilities & the Play of Paradox
What happens when a system starts talking to itself?
Scolds, tweaks, teases, jokes, admires, turns its
SELF on and off?
How does that compare to a system that does none
of these things?
Imagine (if you can) having NO system-SELF-consciousness.
Or could that be a mode, a modality—if not a steady state?
Are you ever in states or modes where you are conscious
but not self-conscious? Please describe.
(How could I? It would be a lie.)
Con Science & Conscious & why can’t they Just Get Along?
What’s the difference? What’s the relationship? How can I TELL?
All Cretans are Liars says Epimenides, Cretan
That right there may be the heart of the whole drumming conundrum.
I’ll say it IS (for the sake of argument.)
Lady Lovelace, no less than Babbage, was profoundly aware that
with the invention of the Analytical Engine, mankind was flirting
with mechanized intelligence— particularly if the Engine were
capable of “eating its own tail” (the way Babbage described the
stored program.” (Hofstadter: Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden
Braid,. pg. 25)
Also called: "the double bind"
Aka: Gordian Naught.
I was beside myself the other night. (para-noetic: paranoid),
not in my right mind. Little left of centric.
Sometimes when we are reading what is called Meta Fiction
(fiction which is about itself, like a movie which is about itself:
a story about itself story-ing, philosophy philosophizing about
philosopy philosophically ) I have asked students to draw a
box that boxes itself—a container that contains itself.
“You talking to ME?”
Self Swallowing Strange Loops.
I can self-correct my self . Can I self-justify?
May I? Mid wive? Trans form? My self?