Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Palindromy and Time-Reversals

Anyone who watched a film run backwards is well aware of the phenomenal differences that temporal orderings make. However, as Egan explored magnificently in Permutation City, the time-reversal of one's own mind need not give rise to any introspectible differences.

Here's a palindromic film: playing it backwards would yield the same film experience.

Though not palindromic, I can't help but be reminded of the "Patience" episode of Wonder Showzen. (Warning, if you've never seen Wonder Showzen before, "Patience" may not be the best introduction.)


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