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Monday, April 12, 2021

Two Versions of Bare Beauty

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From the Sunday night post Euclid Alone,
the new site Beauty Bare —

(The first-post date of April 12 is apparently based on UTC time.)

From today’s previous post, A Model Echo —

A Model Echo

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The previous Log24 post, on mathematics, was titled

Models: A Return to Utrecht.”

After writing that post I decided to check out another sort of
Utrecht model, and found a surprising echo:

A Return to Utrecht: The Sylvia Kristel Archives.”

Recommended related reading: Kristel’s obituary in The Telegraph .

Recommended related music:

https://www.google.com/search?q=
%22show+us+the+way+to+the+next+little+girl%22+bowie
.

Models: A Return to Utrecht

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References to a 1960 conference paper by Freudenthal in this journal
suggest another paper from the same conference …

See as well other posts now tagged . . .

The Utrecht Models.

For my own work on models, see
Finite Geometry of the Square and Cube.

No Ordinary Venue

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Related material: Avengers Shawarma.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Euclid Alone . . .

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A view of my HC page (the logged-in version) —

The new site Beauty Bare

The first-post date of April 12 is apparently based on UTC time.

Dot Patterns

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Apparently because of its usual visual representation,
the Fano plane has now been put in the Wikipedia category
“Dot patterns.”

Some dot patterns many will prefer:  Braille Nude.

Space Itself

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See the title in this journal. This review was suggested by
a phrase of Catherine Flynn:

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Bond

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Possibility

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The previous post, on a Joyce symposium in
Utrecht on June 15-20, 2014, suggests a review
of this  journal in June 2014.  From June 21
of that year —

“Without the possibility that
an origin can be lost, forgotten,
or alienated into what springs
forth from it, an origin could
not be an origin. The possibility
of inscription is thus a necessary
possibility, one that must always
be possible.”

— Page 157 of The Tain of the Mirror:
Derrida and the Philosophy of Reflection ,
by Rodolphe Gasché, Harvard U. Press, 1986

Related art suggested by the above modal logic

Nietzsche, 'law in becoming' and 'play in necessity'

Nietzsche on Heraclitus— 'play in necessity' and 'law in becoming'— illustrated.

Gap Dance in Utrecht

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(See also Gap Dance elsewhere in this journal.)

“… the Wake  seemed to be everywhere
at the Utrecht Joyce Symposium.”

“What I saw at the Symposium at Utrecht
were scholars working to close the gap
between the multifaceted complexity
of the text and the vastly greater complexity
of the readers experiencing it.”

— “Along the Krommerun: The Twenty-Fourth International
James Joyce Symposium, Utrecht, The Netherlands,
15-20 June 2014,” by Andrew Ferguson, University of Virginia.

“Central to these structural and aesthetic innovations,
however, is a mundane element: the wooden dowel.
The dowel is a small peg of variable length;
its ends lack distinct heads, allowing it work
in any direction. The dowels  remain hidden
in the Red Blue Chair as they connect rail to rail
and rail to  plank, invisible yet essential to the chair’s
appearance and its defiance of convention and gravity.
Critics have noted the chair’s flouting of the rules of
modern architectural semantics: Yves-Alain Bois writes
of the elements that function simultaneously in two ways,
as both supporting prop and supported  cantilever, as
subverting “the functionalist ethic of modernist
architecture — the dictum that would have one meaning
per sign”. It is the dowel that allows the elements of
the chair to attain so subtly this semantic complexity.
The  chair’s innovations are not technological,
but rather concern the arrangement  and deployment
of existing materials and elements. The dowel is
a modest but highly adaptable means of joining:
while the dovetail joint requires two equally sized
components, the mortise and tenon involves a male
and a female element, and the housed joint requires
an extended zone of contact, the dowel  neutrally
connects all kinds of elements to one another,
its single point allowing maximum freedom in
the orientation of the connected elements.”

— Page 25 of “From Dowel to Tesseract,” by Catherine Flynn.
Source: European Joyce Studies , 2016, Vol. 24,
A LONG THE KROMMERUN: Selected Papers from the
Utrecht James Joyce Symposium, pp. 20-45.

In Like Flynn . . .

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Continues.

Friday, April 9, 2021

History

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Related material:  The Guy Embedding.

Gender Issues: Sleeping Beauty

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(With belated Easter greetings to Kate Beckinsale)

Beauty not so sleeping  —

See also Cama Suitra  and . . .

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Logic Illustrated

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Drilling Down . . .

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Continues.

“See all activity” . . . Good idea.

A Wonderful Model

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” Ironically, the bestselling ‘historian’ of time
seems stuck in the past, known throughout his life
to put up posters of Marilyn Monroe in his office,
visit ‘gentlemen’s clubs’ and claim that women were
‘a mystery.’ ” — Philip Ball, March 1, 2021

See related material on a  Mystery Woman of Cuernavaca.

See as well the March of Hawking’s death in posts tagged Spring Awakening

“… a wonderful model of a small church or chapel.”
Andrew Cusack, March 20, 2018

For another wonderful model in Bavaria, see Straight Line Fever.

For Child Buyers

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Recent posts on hotels and education suggest a review.
See “Child Buyer” in this journal.

From John Hersey’s The Child Buyer  (1960):

“I was wondering about that this morning…
About forgetting. I’ve always had an idea that
each memory was a kind of picture,
an insubstantial picture. I’ve thought of it as
suddenly coming into your mind when you need it,
something you’ve seen, something you’ve heard,
then it may stay awhile, or else it flies out, then
maybe it comes back another time….
If all the pictures went out, if I forgot everything,
where would they go? Just out into the air? Into the sky?
Back home around my bed, where my dreams stay?”

“We keep coming back and coming back
To the real: to the hotel instead of the hymns….”

— Wallace Stevens

Hotel Bella Vista, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico

— Postcard from eBay 
From Under the Volcano, by Malcolm Lowry, 1947, Chapter I:

Faustus is gone: regard his hellish fall —
Shaken, M. Laruelle replaced the book on the table… he reached to the floor for a folded sheet of paper that had fluttered out of it. He picked the paper up between two fingers and unfolded it, turning it over. Hotel Bella Vista, he read. There were really two sheets of uncommonly thin hotel notepaper….

I sit now in a little room off the bar at four-thirty in the morning drinking ochas and then mescal and writing this on some Bella Vista notepaper I filched the other night…. But this is worst of all, to feel your soul dying. I wonder if it is because to-night my soul has really died that I feel at the moment something like peace. Or is it because right through hell there is a path, as Blake well knew, and though I may not take it, sometimes lately in dreams I have been able to see it? …And this is how I sometimes think of myself, as a great explorer who has discovered some extraordinary land from which he can never return to give his knowledge to the world: but the name of this land is hell. It is not Mexico of course but in the heart.

Timeless  Capsules

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Drilling down . . .

My own, more abstract, academic interests are indicated by
a post from this  journal on January 20, 2020
Dyadic Harmonic Analysis: The Fourfold Square and Eightfold Cube.

Those poetically inclined may regard that post as an instance of the
“intersection of the timeless  with time.”

Philadelphia Story

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For Timeless  fans, a flashback to April 8, 2016 —

See as well the above Rittenhouse date — April 8, 2016 —
in posts tagged April 8-11 2016.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Annals of Educational Temptation:

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Ever Witch Way

Data

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The Title

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Otro Idioma

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See as well this  journal on the above Sundance photo date —

“We keep coming back and coming back
To the real: to the hotel instead of the hymns . . . .”

— Wallace Stevens, quoted in posts tagged Portal1937

Update of 12:35 PM ET the same day —

Monday, April 5, 2021

For Your Consideration

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. . . And then there’s Abigail  Spencer . . . .

A line for von Braun in “Timeless” S1 E4 —

“But sometimes I hit London.”

Watch Party

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A TV episode  from 2016 —

The above “Lucy” actress in 2014 —

Compare and contrast with the homecoming
bedroom scene in De Palma’s  “Body Double” (1984).

“Like a rose under the April snow . . . .” — Streisand

Date

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This  journal on that date —

A New (Old) Key* for Philosophy

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* See other posts tagged Langer Key.

A Balcony for De Palma*

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This post was suggested by last night’s image of Nicola Cavanis
at the Louis Hotel in Munich by photographer Linus Meier.

Related material —

Today’s New York Times  report of a March 28 death in Rome:

* See this  journal  on St. Peter’s Day, 2020.

Cama Suitra . . .

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Continued from Kickstarter (Sat., April 3, 2021).

Green

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Dutch Logic

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This is from a book by five Dutch authors

See as well . . .

Zero Dark AA

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We all know the song.” 

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Kickstarter

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𝅘𝅥𝅮𝅘𝅥𝅮  “I get no kick from champagne . . .”

An example of Seduction by Language, this post was
suggested
by the Joycean phrase cama suitra .

Warp and Woof

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Click to enlarge.

Opus 47

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Related art in memory of Arthur Kopit

Seduced by Language

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The previous post suggests a review of a passage quoted here
on Holy Cross Day 2018 . . .

Warburg at Cornell U. Press

in light of a post from March 2021

Friday, April 2, 2021

Carter Theory

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This post was suggested by a recent American Mathematical Society essay:

My goal here is to make the results of one such collaboration,
by Branko Grünbaum (1929-2018) and Geoffrey Shephard (1927-2016)
in the area of discrete geometry more widely known.”

Grünbaum reportedly died on Sept. 14, 2018 — Holy Cross Day.

As for Shephard . . .

 

Inside Job

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For Pleasantly Discursive Day.

Another Abstract Signature

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(See “Abstract Signature,” March 15, 2021.)


Maybe.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

“Anatomy of a Scene” — Variety URL

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“… incessant need to crack the detail ….”  Or vice-versa.

For Mr. Magoo

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That’s Careful How , not Careful Glow , Magoo.

See also Magoo at the Tate .

Sex Textiles . . .

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Continues.

“Some day, when I’m awfully low . . .
I will feel a glow just thinking of you”

— Sinatra

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The Nelson Lesson

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“… But it’s all right now
I learned my lesson well
You see, you can’t please everyone
So you got to please yourself… ”

Everybody comes to Rick’s.

Metaphor Those Blocks!

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For the above title, see Berlekamp Garden vs. Kinder Garten .

In Memory of G. Gordon Liddy . . .

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Posts tagged Ministry of Culture.

These include . . .

(From “Raiders of the Lost Coordinates,” Feb. 17, 2021.)

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

For Julie Heng, Harvard Crimson writer

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Heng today states clearly the obvious problem with peer review —

“… because reviewers must have a certain level of authority
in the subject, their work is often in direct competition with
what’s presented in these potential publications.”

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Nox

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( A sequel to  Lux )

“By groping toward the light we are made to realize
how deep the darkness is around us.”

— Arthur Koestler, The Call Girls: A Tragi-Comedy ,
Random House, 1973, page 118

Robin Williams and the Stages of Math

i)   shock & denial
ii)  anger
iii) bargaining
iv) depression
v)  acceptance

A related description of the process —

“You know how sometimes someone tells you a theorem,
and it’s obviously false, and you reach for one of the many
easy counterexamples only to realize that it’s not a
counterexample after all, then you reach for another one
and another one and find that they fail too, and you begin
to concede the possibility that the theorem might not
actually be false after all, and you feel your world start to
shift on its axis, and you think to yourself: ‘Why did no one
tell me this before?’ “

— Tom Leinster yesterday at The n-Category Café

“Why did no one tell me this before?”  See The Crimson .

Focus

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What kind of person bokehs an inscape?

Perhaps the same kind that would bokeh Gugu:

Monday, March 29, 2021

Graduate School

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Also on 18 November 2010 —

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Logocentric Citation

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From the RSS feed of The Chronicle of Higher Education ‘s site
Arts & Letters Daily  this evening —

“Despite the wide scope of his bibliography and reception,
Derrida was a specialist in a subfield of his own design,
more or less: the philosophy of writing, which upends
the privileging of speech over writing that has dominated
Western metaphysics since Plato. This ‘phonocentrism’
(which Derrida yarns into ‘logocentrism,’ and eventually,
‘phallocentrism’) starts from a false premise, that the
moment of utterance in Aristotle’s view is somehow more
rhetorically ‘present’ than the kairos of writing….”

Andrew Marzoni,  March 10, 2021:
“Outside the Text: Jacques Derrida resists
easy canonization in a new hagiography for the Left.”
https://thebaffler.com/latest/outside-the-text-marzoni

A related image from this  journal
on that same date, March 10, 2021:

Gap Dance

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“Plato and Hegel always recognized the importance of the  gap:
they invoke the gap (the opening, the separation, the division)
and they put it to work. The inescapable gaps that cannot  be bridged,
that cannot  be filled, play a central role in Derrida’s thought and in
our response to his death. The gaps in Derrida’s work resist the  gap;
they swerve, deviate and wander (écarter ) – gaps move . When someone
or something takes pre-cedence  (goes first, goes before, goes on ahead
and gives up its place ) a gap is opened. There (are) only gaps, the gaps
that Jacques Derrida has left behind him and  in front of him: the
pre-cedence of gaps. This tracing of gaps (écarts ) is a preface to an
impossible  mourning, a mourning that one must at once avoid and
affirm. It keeps returning to Derrida’s Dissemination  (1972)….”

— Page vii of The Impossible Mourning of Jacques Derrida ,
by Sean Gaston (Continuum Books, London/New York, 2006)

Later in the same book —

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Sex Dynamics at Harvard

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See also a search for Evolutionary Dynamics in this  journal.

That search leads to an article co-authored by one H. Ohtsuki —

Ohtsuki, H., & Iwasa, Y. (2004).
“How should we define goodness? –
Reputation dynamics in indirect reciprocity.”
Journal of Theoretical Biology231(1), 107-120.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2004.06.005

Related material:  Ohtsuki’s CV , which contains references
to Harvard, Nowak, Evolutionary Dynamics, and (notably)
two separate lists of citations given to establish the fact that
Ohtsuki has a fairly low Erdős number — namely, 4.

Related material:  The Erdős number of Ariana Grande.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Sex Textiles: Introduction to Symplectic* Finite Geometry

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'The Eddington Song'

Another concept from The New York Times  today: intertwining

“The historical achievements and experiences of women and men
are like the intertwined warp and weft threads of a woven fabric.”

— Virginia Postrel in a NY Times  opinion piece today.

From Postrel’s Web page

* See (for instance) A Picture Show for Quanta Magazine.

Cultural History: Among the Last of the First

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See as well the Log24 posts from the date of Dickstein’s death.
These are now tagged “The Cornfield Hallows.”

Author Dies

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Colorful

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“People tend to gravitate more towards a colorful villain
than a hero – after all, we just had an entire movie about
the Joker, and it won Joaquin Phoenix an Oscar.”

— “Sure, Jesse Eisenberg Would Ham It Up Again
As Lex Luthor, Why Not?,” posted on March 17th, 2020,
by Chris Evangelista at slashfilm.com.

Cards of Identity Continues:

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Columbus in Zombieland

ABC Art

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Some images from Feb. 5, 2021, in a search for “ABC Art”

A colored version using CSS —

See https://codepen.io/m759/pen/wvoGwzx .

“Somehow, a message had been lost on me. Groups act .
The elements of a group do not have to just sit there,
abstract and implacable; they can do  things, they can
‘produce changes.’ In particular, groups arise
naturally as the symmetries of a set with structure.”

— Thomas W. Tucker, review of Lyndon’s Groups and Geometry
in The American Mathematical Monthly , Vol. 94, No. 4
(April 1987), pp. 392-394.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

A Day at the Museum

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Context for the Cullinane diamond theorem in
the Smithsonian’s NASA Astrophysics Data System:

A Night at the Museum

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From the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory —

Only Connect

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For an example, see . . .

Also on February 3, 2021 — “Art of the Possible.”

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The Hot Rock

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In memory of George Segal.

“That must be the corpse.”

Jersey girls are tough.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The Fano Hallows

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From a Log24 post of Friday, February 26, 2021 —

( Not to be confused with The Tin Man’s Hat. )

This image may be regarded as memorializing a photographer
who died at 80 on Feb. 26 and who

“captured Warhol’s self-designed mythology in the making”
Alex Vadukul in The New York Times  today

The Cornfield Translation . . .

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Continues from “Dark Fields of the Republic” (March 11, 2014) —

Monday, March 22, 2021

Photo Story

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Dark Passage:

Not So Dark:

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Mathematics and Narrative: The Unity

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“To conquer, three boxes* have to synchronize and join together into the Unity.”

―Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s Justice League

See also The Unity of Combinatorics  and The Miracle Octad Generator.

* Cf.  Aitchison’s Octads

Mind the Gaps…

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Continues from March 17.

See as well some remarks on Chinese  perspective
in the Log24 post “Gate” of June 13, 2013.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Bad Dreams

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“So, tell me about your most recent nightmare.”

— Dr. Raynor in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Update of 2:07 PM ET on March 20 —

Friday, March 19, 2021

Eye of Cat

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The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix07/070302-EyeOfCat.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

Changing Woman:

“Kaleidoscope turning…

Juliette Binoche in 'Blue'  The 24 2x2 Cullinane Kaleidoscope animated images

Shifting pattern
within unalterable structure…”

— Roger Zelazny, Eye of Cat

Another Scarlet Witch

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Also on 25th October 2006 —

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The Symbol

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See also posts from the above Atlantic  date — Aug. 27, 2014.

Significant Form

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Related material —

The Teacup of Experience

Bartley's Gourmet Burgers, the former Harvard Spa

 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Time Class

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The two most recent posts today on Kate Beckinsale’s Instagram:

Mind the Gaps

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Katherine Neville's 'The Eight,' edition with knight on cover, on her April 4 birthday

Page from 'The Paradise of Childhood,' 1906 edition

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Datetime

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Brazen Bull from “The Blacklist” —

Brazen Bull from Harvard —

A version of “News of the World” I prefer —

Hat Tip: Tom-Tom Meets Pom-Pom

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“That’s pom,  not porn,  Magoo.”

Tom-Tom

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“Like the beat, beat, beat
of the tom-tom….”

— Cole Porter, 1932 

colporteur

n. itinerant seller or giver of books,
especially religious literature.

Maybe Not So New

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Monday, March 15, 2021

Project

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“Before time began, there was the Cube.” — Optimus Prime

Queen of Dreams

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” ‘Dreams are designed to help us maintain our self-identity,
our sense of who we are, as our life circumstances change,’
Dr. Cartwright wrote in ‘The Twenty-Four Hour Mind:
The Role of Sleep and Dreaming in Our Emotional Lives’
(2010).” — Rosalind Cartwright, a.k.a. “Queen of Dreams”

Cartwright reportedly died on January 15.
A related Kentucky dream — “Goddess on a Mountain Top.”

The Time Signature

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(A sequel to the previous post, “The Abstract Signature“)

Hillbilly Elegy

The Abstract Signature

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Caption:  “I notice the signatures  are never abstract.” —

 

Abstract Art 

Abstract Signature 

From Encyclopedia of Mathematics

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Tunes and Tales

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Flashback to a different Quinn —

Retro: Reading The Human Stain

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Related reading —

Some art from a different rural location in October 1983 —

 

Liberation

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Let Be

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“… the true sense of
‘Let be be the finale of seem’
is
‘let being become the conclusion or denouement of appearing to be’….”

— Wallace Stevens, letter to Henry Church, June 1, 1939

Update of 6:21 PM ET:

Related remark from The New York Times  today —

“In a 2000 interview with the newspaper Libération ,
Mr. Dupond set forth his credo as an artist:
‘To please, seduce, divert, enchant;
I feel that I have only ever lived for this.’”

“datePublished”:”2021-03-13T17:02:01.000Z”,
“headline”:”Patrick Dupond, French Ballet Virtuoso, Dies at 61″

“At the still point, there the dance is.”
— Thomas Stearns Eliot

Eternal Spark

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According to Lt. Col. Wayne M. McDonnell in June 1983 —

“… it is accurate to observe that when a person experiences
the out-of- body state he is, in fact, projecting that eternal spark
of consciousness and memory which constitutes the ultimate
source of his identity….”

— Section 27, “Consciousness in Perspective,” of
“Analysis and Assessment of Gateway Process.”

A related quotation —

“In truth, the physical AllSpark  is but a shell….”

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/AllSpark

From the post Ghost in the Shell  (Feb. 26, 2019) —

See also, from posts tagged Ogdoad Space

“Like the Valentinian Ogdoad— a self-creating theogonic system
of eight Aeons in four begetting pairs— the projected eightfold work
had an esoteric, gnostic quality; much of Frye’s formal interest lay in
the ‘schematosis’ and fearful symmetries of his own presentations.”

— From p. 61 of James C. Nohrnberg’s “The Master of the Myth
of Literature: An Interpenetrative Ogdoad for Northrop Frye,”
Comparative Literature , Vol. 53 No. 1, pp. 58-82, Duke University
Press (quarterlyJanuary 2001)

— as well as . . .

Related illustration from posts tagged with
the quilt term Yankee Puzzle

IMAGE- 'Yankee Puzzle' quilt block pattern on cover of Northrop Frye's 'Anatomy of Criticism'

Friday, March 12, 2021

Grid

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IMAGE- The Trinity Cube (three interpenetrating planes that split the eightfold cube into its eight subcubes)

See Trinity Cube in this  journal and . . .

McDonnell’s illustration is from 9 June 1983.
See as well a less official note from later that June.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Underworld Type

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“ LaTeX  is widely used in academia[3][4]
for the communication and
publication of scientific documents
in many fields . . . .” — Wikipedia

Related academic remarks —

General Terms

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“The puzzle in general terms is one of  structure .”

— J. Robert Oppenheimer, page 122,
Life Magazine , Oct. 10, 1949

The term “puzzle” may be misleading.

A more serious structure —

Click the above images for further details.

 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

“Always with a little humor.” — Dr. Yen Lo

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:03 PM

David Carradine displays a yellow book-- the Princeton I Ching.

Click on the Yellow Book.

Darkness Visible

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Glastonbury Meditation:

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Stunt Writer 


An image from this  journal on June 29, 2019 —

Related material — The Legends Slot

See as well . . .

Kingsman 2 Director Reveals
How They Shot The Glastonbury Scene
.

The Phantom Date

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Alternate Past: LA/91506

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(Title suggested by the beanie label “Alternate Future: NYC/10001”)

Salinger's 'Nine Stories,' paperback with 3x3 array of titles on cover, adapted in a Jan. 2, 2009, Log24 post on Nabokov's 1948 'Signs and Symbols'

A version of the Salinger story title “Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes” —

“… her mouth is red and large, with Disney overtones. But it is her eyes,
a pale green of surprising intensity, that hold me.”

Violet Henderson in Vogue , 30 August 2017

See also that date in this  journal.

October Note

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I prefer Octavio Paz on the Monkey God.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Haunted by the Missing Other

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“The innermost kernel of the ego endures.” — Schopenhauer

Disco Pigs star Elaine Cassidy listens to Christopher Marlowe:

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Terry Gilliam as Auteur

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:13 PM

See Figaro’s Passover.

Cinema for Nutcrackers

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Finality and Cleavage . . .

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Continues.

Elaine Cassidy in a 2005 TV series:

The Truly Tasteless Club

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Icon Parking

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Detail of my RSS feed today.

Nighttown Humor*

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“The hallucinatory, Joycean night-town through which
Pig and Runt roam is effectively conjured . . . .”

The New York Times

“An dat liddle baba he look righ inta me, yeah.”

Disco Pigs script

* As opposed to London Humor . . .

“Who ever lov’d, that lov’d not at first sight?”

Disco Pigs star Elaine Cassidy in a later entertainment:

Saturday, March 6, 2021

London Humor

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Related posts —
Euclid Alone  and  Of  London Bondage

An Echo from Ahab

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From The New York Times  today —

From Log24  yesterday, Echo Arc

Related quote from Polonius — “To thine own self be true ….”

Friday, March 5, 2021

Whispering Into the Stone:

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:09 AM

The Echo Arc

Thursday, March 4, 2021

The After-Party Date

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:23 PM

“What dreams may come?”

“Good question.”

Loki in Dogville

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“You can’t please everyone,
so you got to please yourself.”

— “Garden Party,” Rick Nelson 

Continuity

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Actually, Dirac “bridged math and physics” much earlier —

“Spinors, which are a kind of square root of vectors, had been introduced
in algebra and also in physics as part of Paul Dirac’s theory of the electron.
A spin structure on a manifold allows such square roots to exist.”

Quanta Magazine  today, article by Daniel S. Freed

See The Eddington Song  and . . .

Poetic paraphrase
“How can we tell the singer from the song?”

Parallelisms

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Teaching the Academy to See

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“Art bears the same relationship to society
that the dream bears to mental life. . . .
Like art, the dream mediates between order
and chaos. So, it is half chaos. That is why
it is not comprehensible. It is a vision, not
a fully fledged articulated production.
Those who actualize those half-born visions
into artistic productions are those who begin
to transform what we do not understand into
what we can at least start to see.”

— A book published on March 2, 2021:
Beyond Order , by Jordan Peterson

The inarticulate, in this case, is Rosalind Krauss:

A “raid on the inarticulate” published in Notices of the
American Mathematical Society  in the February 1979 issue —

The Cullinane diamond theorem, AMS Notices, Feb. 1979, pp. A-193-194

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Ink

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From this journal on Nov. 9-12, 2004:

Fade to Black

“…that ineffable constellation of talents that makes the player of rank: a gift for conceiving abstract schematic possibilities; a sense of mathematical poetry in the light of which the infinite chaos of probability and permutation is crystallized under the pressure of intense concentration into geometric blossoms; the ruthless focus of force on the subtlest weakness of an opponent.”

— Trevanian, Shibumi

“‘Haven’t there been splendidly elegant colors in Japan since ancient times?’

‘Even black has various subtle shades,’ Sosuke nodded.”

— Yasunari Kawabata, The Old Capital

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Ad Reinhardt

An Ad Reinhardt painting described in the entry of
noon, November 9, 2004, is illustrated below.

Ad Reinhardt,  Greek Cross

Ad Reinhardt, Abstract Painting, 1960-66.
Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches.  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The viewer may need to tilt the screen to see that
this painting is not uniformly black, but is instead
a picture of a Greek cross, as described below.

“The grid is a staircase to the Universal…. We could think about Ad Reinhardt, who, despite his repeated insistence that ‘Art is art,’ ended up by painting a series of… nine-square grids in which the motif that inescapably emerges is a Greek cross.

Greek Cross

There is no painter in the West who can be unaware of the symbolic power of the cruciform shape and the Pandora’s box of spiritual reference that is opened once one uses it.”

— “Grids,” by Rosalind Krauss,
Meyer Schapiro Professor of Modern Art and Theory
at Columbia University
(Ph.D., Harvard U., 1969).

Related material from The New York Times  today —

Out on the Cutting Edge*

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That edge, where artists are always transforming chaos into order, can be a very rough and dangerous place. Living there, an artist constantly risks falling fully into the chaos, instead of transforming it. But artists have always lived there, on the border of human understanding. Art bears the same relationship to society that the dream bears to mental life. You are very creative when you are dreaming. That is why, when you remember a dream, you think, “Where in the world did that come from?” It is very strange and incomprehensible that something can happen in your head, and you have no idea how it got there or what it means. It is a miracle: nature’s voice manifesting itself in your psyche. And it happens every night. Like art, the dream mediates between order and chaos. So, it is half chaos. That is why it is not comprehensible. It is a vision, not a fully fledged articulated production. Those who actualize those half-born visions into artistic productions are those who begin to transform what we do not understand into what we can at least start to see. That is the role of the artist, occupying the vanguard. That is their biological niche. They are the initial civilizing agents.

— Peterson, Jordan B., Beyond Order  (p. 215),
published on March 2, 2021.
Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

See also . . .

 

* Title credit

Click for a clearer version —

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

For Fans of Chaos Magic

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:51 PM

The phrase “Chaos Magic” in the conclusion of last week’s
WandaVision episode suggests . . .

Long Shots

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McLuhan and the Time Machine

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Page  1590 —

Log24:

Turn the page.

Thomas Pynchon:

“For every kind of vampire,
there is a kind of cross.”

The Year  1591 —

Iconic Reinvention

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But perhaps its most iconic reinvention came with the longstanding
Marlboro Man campaign, which ran from 1963 to 1971. In an article
by Denver Post journalist Jim Carrier, who spent six months traveling
across the American West to meet former Marlboro Men, we’re told
that the campaign began in late 1954, when ad exec Leo Burnett asked
his top creatives, ‘What is the most masculine image in the U.S. today?’

According to Carrier, ‘Philip Morris, the fourth-largest American tobacco
company, wanted to create a filter cigarette to deal with the rising problem
of smoker’s cough and lung disease. But they had to overcome the early
image of filters as being for sissies.'”

Related story from The New York Times  on Monday, March 1  —

Related flashback from this  journal on Sunday, February 28

Monday, March 1, 2021

The Book Case

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See also an image from this journal on Monday, Feb. 22

Related books

The Point

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Jerome, Jeremiah . . . Jeremiah, Jerome.”

'Written with the point of a diamond'- Jeremiah 17:1

See Das Nichts Nichtet , a post on February 13th.

See also a death on that date from The New York Times  today

“He opened his booth in the diamond district on 47th Street
between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, in 1948 . . . .”

Choice of Viewpoint . . .

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The Abacus Conundrum   Continues.


Related material:  The Spelman Trick.

Garden Club Continues.

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:27 PM

 

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