Self-portrait of an electric sheep

A generative patch I made to accompain a sketch idea about self-reference.
What is the program (source code) that generates this video? … well it’s displayed in the video itself! If you copy the source code showed on the video in Processing (a well-known programming language and tool) and run it, it will generate the same video.
In mathematics and computability theory, self-reference is the key concept in proving limitations of many systems. Gödel’s theorem uses it to show that no formal consistent system of mathematics can ever contain all possible mathematical truths, because it cannot prove some truths about its own structure.

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