The Man Who Would Teach Machines to Think by James Somers, theatlantic: Douglas Hofstadter, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gödel, Escher, Bach, thinks we've lost sight of what artificial intelligence really means. His stubborn quest to replicate the human mind. #Cognitive_Science #Intelligence
M.C. Escher - Tower of Babel, 1928 There is a 3 point perspective here, the two sides that are visible along with the top of the building to the ground. Being able to see the top all the way down causes a Bird's Eye View. There is deep space as you look down the building. The focal point of the piece is the building and that's the positive space, but the negative space is filled with the details that pull the picture together.
Analogy as the Core of Cognition word blending: I want to take a cabsi (cab, taxi) A result of wondering which word to use (cab or taxi). Word choice is a fight of different concepts directed by analogy.
What do one mathematician, one artist, and one musician all have in common? Are you interested in zen Buddhism, math, fractals, logic, paradoxes, infinities, art, language, computer science, physics, music, intelligence, consciousness and unified theories? Get ready to chase me down a rabbit hole into Douglas Hofstadter's Pulitzer Prize winning book Gödel, Escher, Bach.