Friday, May 22, 2015

Math Death

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Click image to enlarge.

"The Italian navigator has landed in the New World."

Mathmagic Land

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Donald in Mathmagic Land

Manly P. Hall

Colorful Tale

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See a post of Nov. 17, 2011 — Void.

"We tell ourselves stories in order to live."
— Joan Didion, The White Album

See also John Gregory Dunne.

A Woman for Late Night

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See the recent posts below as well as the following
passage from this morning's online New York Times

"Mr. Belden generally worked fast, but he
lingered for years over the music for his
2003 Blue Note album, “
Black Dahlia,” one
of his best-known works. Inspired by the
murder of Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles in 1947…."

— Ben Ratliff

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

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Continued .

Synchronicity check on the date of the above Salon  story:

Two posts from Log24 on Jan. 5, 2014 —


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Wikipedia on a Springsteen album released on
this date in 1973—

"… when Columbia Records president Clive Davis 
heard the album, he felt that it lacked a hit single.
As such, Springsteen wrote and recorded
'Blinded by the Light' and 'Spirit in the Night.' "

The upload dates from the above links are also dates
of some posts in this journal— Thursday, June 26, 2008,
and Sunday, July 6, 2008.

Little Mornings…

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 que cantaba el rey David.

Update of 7 AM Jan. 5— See also Endor's Game.


Thursday, May 21, 2015


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The gaze of Juliette Binoche, star of the film Bleu ,
in a post of December 16, 2003, suggests the following

From The Philosopher's Gaze,  by David Michael Levin,
University of California Press, 1999 — 

Now, the gathering of re-collection,
as a return to the opening ground,
Rücknahme in den zu eröffnenden Grund ,
would be crucial to the transfiguration of the
Gestalt: its release from the
disfigurements of enframing (
Gestell ) and
its emergence and becoming as a gathering
of the fourfold. The opening, gathering, and
laying-down that would take place in and as
the ring of the 
Geviert is therefore to be
understood as entering into a figure-ground
formation, a 
Gestalt , that our looking and
seeing would have opened up, gathered,
and laid down by 
virtue of their being (or say
by virtue of their 
character as) a hermeneutical
re-collection of being, gathering the presencing
of the lighting, the boundless giving-to-be-hold
of the field, into the pain and the thankfulness
of memory.

A hermeneutical re-collection —

Log24 posts tagged May 19 Gestalt.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Blue Note

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This evening's online New York Times —

"Bruce Lundvall, a record executive whose 25-year run
at the helm of Blue Note, preceded by top positions at
CBS and Elektra, made him one of the most influential
figures behind the scenes in recent jazz history, died
on Tuesday in Ridgewood, N.J. He was 79."

See also Moulin Bleu  (Dec. 16, 2003).

Where Entertainment is God

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The Graduates

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"Just you wait, 'enry 'iggins."


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Mood Music

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"Describing this conceptual breakthrough,
which he backed mathematically, thus rocking
modern physics, Arkani-Hamed says: 'At the time,
I was just in the mood for thinking about something different.' "

Boston Globe , July 26, 2004

See also the previous post and the above date in this journal.

Out of Sequence

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A meditation yesterday by physics writer Peter Woit —

Last week on Jeopardy (see here),
no one got this question:

Nima Arkani-Hamed is using this
number dimension, the next one beyond time,
to rock the physics world.

I wouldn’t have either

A related meditation from this morning's New York Times —

See as well today's Log24 posts Real Life and Earlier… .

YouTube has a related requiem.


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Templeton reportedly died on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

Real Life

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From Amazon.com —

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  Tuesday afternoon —

A 46-year-old Jesuit priest who was a Marquette University
assistant professor of theology collapsed on campus
Tuesday morning and died, President Michael Lovell
announced to the campus community in an email.

"Rev. Lúcás (Yiu Sing Luke) Chan, S.J., died after
collapsing this morning in Marquette Hall. Just last Sunday,
Father Chan offered the invocation at the Klingler College
of Arts and Sciences graduation ceremony."

Synchronicity check

From this journal on the above publication date of
Chan's book — Sept. 20, 2012 —

IMAGE- Immersion in a fictional vision of resurrection within a tesseract

From a Log24 post on the preceding day, Sept. 19, 2012 —

The Game in the Ship cannot be approached as a job,
a vocation, a career, or a recreation. To the contrary,
it is Life and Death itself at work there. In the Inner Game,
we call the Game Dhum Welur , the Mind of God."

 — The Gameplayers of Zan

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Lindbergh Manifesto

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"Creation is the birth of something, and
something cannot come from nothing."

— Photographer Peter Lindbergh at his website

From a biography of Lindbergh —

" it took Lindbergh awhile to find his true métier.
Born in Krefeld, Germany, in 1944….
Barely out of his teens, he became a painter who
embraced conceptual art and — for reasons he
has since forgotten — adopted the professional
name « Sultan. »   Lindbergh was a few years
short of his 30th birthday when he turned to

— "The Man Who Loves Women," by Pamela Young,
Toronto Globe & Mail , September 19, 1996

A Lindbergh work from his conceptual-art days —

For a connection between the above work by Paul Talman and the
above "Mono Type 1" of Lindbergh, see…

Monday, May 18, 2015

Ex Nihilo

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Yesterday morning's quote from The Politics of Experience :

"Creation ex nihilo  has been pronounced impossible even for
God. But we are concerned with miracles."

Related material:

Curtis + Turyn in this journal and Sidney Harris on theology —

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Song for a Blue Guitar

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From a 2012 piece on author Oliver Sacks:

"… he successfully set out to envision a splash of
true indigo, the colour he had been fascinated by
since childhood."

Related material:  The tag indigo  in this journal and
Annie Lennox singing "Mood  Indigo."

Thanks to UD  for pointing out the Sacks piece.

Metaphysics for Sunday

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From Chapter 1 of R. D. Laing's The Politics of Experience —

"An activity has to be understood in terms of the experience
from which it emerges. These arabesques that mysteriously
embody mathematical truths only glimpsed by a very few —
how beautiful, how exquisite — no matter that they were
the threshing and thrashing of a drowning man.

We are here beyond all questions except those of being
and nonbeing, incarnation, birth, life and death.

Creation ex nihilo  has been pronounced impossible even for
God. But we are concerned with miracles. We must hear the
music of those Braque guitars (Lorca*)."

See also Christmas Day, 2009.

*  Update of Sunday afternoon: A search for the Lorca quote yields
   no result, but Cocteau wrote that "Mon rêve, en musique, serait
   d'entendre la musique des guitares de Picasso. "
   (Oeuvres complètes , Vol. 10, p. 107)

   See also Stevens + "Blue Guitar" in this journal.

Moon Shadow

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IMAGE- The diamond theorem and umbral moonshine

"I'm being followed by a moon shadow…."  — Song lyric

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Songs of Experience

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Is experience the best teacher?

At Thursday's opening night of U2's "Innocence and Experience"
tour, The Edge falls off the stage —


Or is the best teacher Buddy Rich?

Bus scene from the recent film "Whiplash" —

Friday, May 15, 2015

Innocence and Experience

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Today's guitar news suggests the following —

"… sometimes what we are seeking
is not that which reason can impose…."

For the source, see a Log24 search for Innocence + Experience.

Plan 9 Revisited

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Music to wake the dead

For the fictional corpse Sean Casey of "Whiplash" —

The music of the late jazz drummer Jerome Cooper.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Faustian Merry-Go-Round

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Continued from April 25, 2015 .

See also Soul, a post of May 6, 2015.

Imperial Symbology

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See Found Symbol in this journal.

See also the Imperial College theorem symbol

and a page from Imperial College about
group actions on a space Ω 

The orbit-stabilizer theorem from group theory notes of John Britnell

For Han Solo, some less imperial symbology —

Detail of a CKEditor plugin screenshot:
horizontal line, smiley, special characters,
and iframe area.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


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See the previous post, "Space," as well as

SymOmega in this journal and a suggested motto
for The University of Western Australia.


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Notes on space for day 13 of May, 2015 —

The 13 symmetry axes of the cube may be viewed as
the 13 points of the Galois projective space PG(2,3).
This space (a plane) may also be viewed as the nine points
of the Galois affine space AG(2,3) plus the four points on
an added "line at infinity."

Related poetic material:

The ninefold square and Apollo, as well as 


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Writing Well*

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See Stevens + New Haven.

* The above figure may be viewed as
   the Chinese "Holy Field" or as the
   Chinese character for "Well"
   inscribed in a square.

Zinsser Obituary

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"William Zinsser, a writer, editor and teacher
whose book ‘On Writing Well’ sold more than
1.5 million copies by employing his own literary
craftsmanship to urge clarity, simplicity, brevity
and humanity, died on Tuesday [May 12, 2015]
at his home in Manhattan. He was 92." 

— Douglas Martin in the online New York Times

Yale Mot

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Continued from April 11, 2015:  Never mind .

Monday, May 11, 2015

European Culture

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(Continued from VE Day and related recent posts.)

Times Link

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"A similar account was presented on Aug. 7, 2011…."

— Matthew Rosenberg in this evening's online New York Times

Update: A summary and the time of the above story —

Earlier in the day, Politico had a piece on the "similar account."

George Steiner vs. the Order of St. Benedict

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See Steiner's phrase "Language Animal" in this journal 
and the corresponding authentic  phrase from a webpage
by a Benedictine monk —

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Language Animal Farm

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The title refers to Friday's VE Day post.

See also Monkey Grammarian in this journal.

Mother’s Day for Bill Murray

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The late Elizabeth Wilson as
the mother of Billl Murray's FDR 
in "Hyde Park on Hudson."

Wilson reportedly died at 94 on Saturday, May 9, 2015.

Related material: This journal on that date, and 
the following —

Saturday, May 9, 2015


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See pato.jpg and Venn's Cuernavaca.

* A reference to the British publishing company
  in the previous post.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Reflections of a Language Animal*

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The Idea of Europe  George Steiner

Overlook/Duckworth, pp.48, £9.99

* "Language animal" is a phrase apparently
    invented by Steiner in 1969 that he later
    attributed vaguely to the ancient Greeks.

Bar Game* for Affleck

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    The above video frame reads "From Mastermind George Miller."

    Click here to enlarge. See also another George Miller in this journal.

    * Reference:  A review of Gone Girl 


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Illustrating the Spiegel-Spiel des Gevierts

"At the point of convergence
the play of similarities and differences
cancels itself out in order that 
identity alone may shine forth. 
The illusion of motionlessness,
the play of mirrors of the one: 
identity is completely empty;
it is a crystallization and
in its transparent core
the movement of analogy 
begins all over once again."

— The Monkey Grammarian 

by Octavio Paz, translated by
Helen Lane 


Friday December 5, 2008

m759 @ 1:06 PM
Mirror-Play of
the Fourfold

For an excellent commentary
 on this concept of Heidegger,

View selected pages
from the book

Dionysus Reborn:

Play and the Aesthetic Dimension
in Modern Philosophical and
Scientific Discourse

(Mihai I. Spariosu,
Cornell U. Press, 1989)

Related material:
the logo for a
web page

Logo for 'Elements of Finite Geometry'

– and Theme and Variations.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Paradigm for Pedagogues

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Illustrations from a post of Feb. 17, 2011:

Plato’s paradigm in the Meno —


Changed paradigm in the diamond theorem (2×2 case) —


Ultron: By the Book

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If The New York Times interviewed Ultron for its
Sunday Book Review "By the Book" column —

What books are currently on your night stand?

Steve Fuller's Thomas Kuhn: A Philosophical History for Our Times

Gerald Holton's Thematic Origins of Scientific Thought

John Gray's The Soul of the Marionette


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"Who is Ultron? What is he?"

See too the previous post and Cube of Ultron.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Narrative Metaphysics

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(Continued from Dec. 13, 2014.)

David Lavery's enthusiasm today for the Marvel Comics
"Infinity Stones" suggests a review of The Foundation Stone
mentioned in the post Narrative Metaphysics of 12/13/2014.

See as well "Many Dimensions" in this journal.


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See Gary Zukav, Harvard '64, in this journal.

and damned  nonsense —

"Every institution has a soul."

— Gerald Holton in Harvard Gazette  today

Commentary —

"The Ferris wheel came into view again…."
Malcom Lowry, Under the Volcano

See also Holton in a Jan. 1977 interview:

"If people have souls, and I think a few have, it shows…."

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Se Necesita…

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Una Poca de Gracia .

Harvard Cinco de Mayo

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… And Some Not So Live —

"Here was finality indeed, and cleavage!" — Under the Volcano


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"At the point of convergence
the play of similarities and differences
cancels itself out in order that 
identity alone may shine forth. 
The illusion of motionlessness,
the play of mirrors of the one: 
identity is completely empty;
it is a crystallization and
in its transparent core
the movement of analogy 
begins all over once again."

— The Monkey Grammarian 

by Octavio Paz, translated by
Helen Lane 

Dark to Dark

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(A sequel to the previous post)

From this morning's New York Times —

"Thomas R. Shepard Jr., who as the last
publisher of Look  magazine oversaw its
sudden and rapid descent from record
advertising revenue and circulation
to its demise, died on Wednesday in
Sarasota, Fla. He was 96." — Sam Roberts

From the reported date of the publisher's death —

See also recent Look -related posts.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Light to Light

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From yesterday —

Another remark on "still light" —

                                      " . . . After the kingfisher's wing
Has answered light to light, and is silent, the light is still
At the still point of the turning world." — Four Quartets

Note the page number, 168, in the above quote from Capobianco.

From another page 168,*  a reproduction of a title page —

"In quella parte del libro…."

IMAGE- Detail of p. 168 in Brooker's 'Eliot: The Contemporary Reviews,' showing title page of Eliot's 'Dante' with epigraph from Dante's 'Vita Nova'

* In Jewel Spears Brooker's book
  T.S. Eliot: The Contemporary Reviews ,
  Cambridge University Press, 2004

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Das Scheinen

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The title of Saturday night's post, "Die Scheinung ," is taken from
a 1920 book on a German poet, where "Scheinung " is associated
with "Maja ," a German spelling of a word with the connotation of
"the veil of illusion."

The phrase "Das Scheinen " is closer to "The Shining" in the
novel of that title by Stephen King. Some related remarks —

From a review of Capobianco's Engaging Heidegger —

"refreshing for its clarity and scholarly precision"

In Memoriam

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For the author of Dances with Wolves —

'Winter Count,' by Barry Holstun Lopez, cover with shades of gray

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Die Scheinung

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See also Die Scheinung  in this journal.

Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment

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From a tale by Nathaniel Hawthorne —

"Did you never hear of the 'Fountain of Youth'?"
asked Dr. Heidegger, "which Ponce de Leon,
the Spanish adventurer, went in search of two
or three centuries ago?"

"But did Ponce de Leon ever find it?" said
the Widow Wycherly.

"No, answered Dr. Heidegger, "for he never
sought it in the right place. The famous
Fountain of Youth, if I am rightly informed, is
situated in the southern part of the Floridian
peninsula, not far from Lake Macaco.
Its source is overshadowed by several gigantic

   See also the previous post.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Shining Through

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A Look  magazine article of July 18, 1950,
"Working Debutante," had photos of
Betsy von Furstenberg by Stanley Kubrick.

Meditation on an Icon

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IMAGE- Brian Bard on 'Heidegger's Reading of Heraclitus'

See also Legespiel  in this journal.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Scenes from…

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An Epic for Drink Boy —

Context:  The post in which the above scenes occur.


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Update of 12:25 AM — See, too, The Oxford Murders.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Seven Years Ago

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Black monolith, proportions 4x9

For further details, click on
      the black monolith.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Cross of Five Ninths

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See Five Ninths in this journal and Colorful Tale.

     Cross of Black and Gray

See also "Why do Muslims pray five times daily?".

Church of Gray Space

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One year ago on this date —

Table Talk

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See The Silver Table (Nov. 12, 2003).

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