A Life in Language with Douglas Hofstadter

Dr. Douglas Hofstadter has researched, written, discovered and created many things - his expertise runs from cognitive science to literature, to language, and to art. His 1979 book Goedel, Escher, Bach became a classic in the popular understanding of the workings of our brain. Professor Hofstadter has since written many things - some playful inquiries, some piercing meditations, some all at once. Since 1977, he has held a professorship at IU that started in computer science and has spanned many departments. Dean Shanahan, Professor Elaine Monaghan and Producer Violet Baron sat down with Professor Hofstadter to hear his take on his writings, and on using musings on language to take on life.