1. Created by Jason Silva in collaboration with CITIZEN. Follow Jason on twitter @JASONSILVA - https://twitter.com/JasonSilva

    This video is a non-commercial work created to inspire, made for educational purposes, inspired by the ideas of Douglas Hofstadter explored in the magnificent book GODEL, ESCHER, BACH: An Eternal Golden Braid. Learn more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gödel,_Escher,_Bach

    It offers my interpretation of Strange Loops of Self Reference, recursion, and the emergence of consciousness and self-awareness: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strange_loops

    "To Hofstadter, the human mind is a bright, shimmering, self-sustaining miracle of philosophical bootstrappery" - Lev Grossman, Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1599720,00.html#ixzz2MyMGywag

    "You know something. What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your whole life" - The Matrix

    It is also inspired by some of the writing of Erik Davis in Techgnosis.com about the hero's journey taken by NEO in the Matrix in order to understand who he is:

    "Neo must then face his own Cartesian "passage through madness," melting into a mirror that alludes not only to Lewis Carroll but to the mystic-psychotic collapse and disappearance of the externalized ego that stabilizes our inner void. As Neo phases out of the Matrix, he opens up, however briefly, the fractured bardo that is the secret thrill of every fan of the "false reality" genre: the moment when baseline reality dissolves but no new world has yet emerged in its pixelating wake. This is the most radical moment of the cogito, but it's tough to sustain."

    More: http://www.techgnosis.com/chunkshow-single.php?chunk=chunkfrom-2006-04-16-0544-0.txt

    It features the track "The Awakening" by Andy Quinn

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    Select stock footage courtesy of Shutterstock
    Edited by Citizen
    Select Motion graphics by Alberto Reyes
    Camera by: +Aziz
    Featuring archival footage by:

    Eraserhead David Lynch

    Narcissism vimeo.com/28582756

    Black Mirror Trailer -

    Somewhere II - vimeo.com/31825770

    Adobe: Eternal Return - vimeo.com/51407191

    Way II War - vimeo.com/35113379

    Helvetia's Dream - vimeo.com/52123602

    le Miroir - vimeo.com/45135870

    The Ape that got Lucky - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2ZE2NGvJ0I

    Amazing Apes: Self-awareness - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-pc_M2qI74

    Hundred Waters "Boreal" - vimeo.com/59079498

    Kenzo 'Electric Jungle' - vimeo.com/59653641

    Bat For Lashes "Lilies" - vimeo.com/60037201

    pariah - signal loss - vimeo.com/58729480

    Interlace - vimeo.com/9687881

    Outside of God - vimeo.com/36913149

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  2. Final Version, customized for th Jubilee! Community. This video is an homage to Carl Sagan and a tribute to the gift of perspective. See credits for source material- original photos by myself and CC licensed artists.

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