astro-geomantics:

"On Video Feedback: Diary of a Video Trip" from I Am a Strange Loop by Hofstadter
This is for Jessie Firestone:
Upon recording the tv screen and thus the video feedback Hofstadter states, “At certain angles of camera twist, instead of peering down a helical corridor punctuated by doorways, I seemed to be looking at a flat spiral resembling a galaxy a seen through a telescope. The edges of this spiral were smooth, continuous curves of light rather than jagged sets of straight lines (coming from the edges of the TV screen), and such smoothness mystified me; I saw no reason why a sudden jump from jagged corners to graceful curves should take place.”

astro-geomantics:

"On Video Feedback: Diary of a Video Trip" from I Am a Strange Loop by Hofstadter

This is for Jessie Firestone:

Upon recording the tv screen and thus the video feedback Hofstadter states, “At certain angles of camera twist, instead of peering down a helical corridor punctuated by doorways, I seemed to be looking at a flat spiral resembling a galaxy a seen through a telescope. The edges of this spiral were smooth, continuous curves of light rather than jagged sets of straight lines (coming from the edges of the TV screen), and such smoothness mystified me; I saw no reason why a sudden jump from jagged corners to graceful curves should take place.”