This Meta Goes To Eleven

Meta, Circular

I took this picture of Maya taking a picture of a Skype session with her grandfather, in which the camera on my computer embedded a picture of her in the corner of the picture his computer took of him holding up a picture of me from when I was 12 years old, holding a camera. While thinking to myself privately that Douglas Hofstadter was, on reflection, a bit of a simpleton.

It took me a few minutes to shake this moment off, let me tell you.


  1. Posted February 8, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    My brain, it hurts.

  2. Posted February 8, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    Count the cameras around you right now. Be generous, anything whose job is to sense/record light. I’m at 11 without trying hard.

    The future is data.