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Ouroboros: Renewal and Recursion in Ancient Egyptian and Cybernetic Thought

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science
Location
Russell Room 2049 Natural History Building
Date
Feb 21, 2024   3:00 pm  
Contact
Brian Jefferson
E-Mail
bjjeffer@illinois.edu
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Campus Humanities Calendar

Bethany G. Anderson (Natural and Applied Sciences Archivist) will discuss the history of the evocative and paradoxical symbol of the Ouroboros, a snake eating its own tail. Originating in ancient Egyptian iconography, it was reconfigured by scientists and engineers at the U of I’s Biological Computer Lab as a scientific visualization to represent cybernetic ideas. For more information: https://go.illinois.edu/Ouroboros_Cybernetics.

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