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.)


  1. There is an excelent movie call palindrome, that one you should see, they gave it to me as a present for my 33 birthday

  2. Thanks. I haven't seen it, but I'll check it out.



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