Sunday, August 19, 2018

Apollo and the Furies

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Narration by the fictional schoolgirl Pagan Moore in a novel
published by its author on March 4, 2014

"Now, can anyone else tell me or shall I ask Miss Moore again to help us out?” 

“Apollo is a symbol for the male, the rational, the young, and the civilized. The Furies represent the female, the violent, the old, and the primal. Aeschylus captures a mythical moment in history, one in which the world was torn between a savage and archaic past and the bold new order of Greek civilization, the young Olympian gods, and rationality. The difficulty of the struggle between these two worlds is dramatized by the cycle of violence in the House of Atreus and the clash between Apollo and the Furies.” 

No one giggled after Dank finished.

Existence  (first novel of a trilogy), pp. 80-81.
By Abbi Glines. Kindle Edition.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Pagan Song Trilogy

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"I can feel the Devil walking next to me"

Song lyric from the musical "Chess"

Friday, August 17, 2018

Hogwarts Peak

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Or:  Misery, Jessica …  Jessica, Misery .



Related material from The Harvard Crimson

"The beach and the castle on the hill and the waves
would always be here, always moving, always changing,
but always constant." 

— Robert Miranda, "The Simplicity of Waves," August 8, 2018

Related material on waves (i.e. , "Fourier's laboratory") —

See also this  journal on August 8.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Mathematics and Narrative

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Alperin, Groups and Representations, p. 61


The Tale of the Flux Capacitor

Hardware and Software

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See the title in this journal.

The Offspring of Reality and Illusion*

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* See some related images from this  journal.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

An Illusion of Brilliance

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" . . . the 3 by 3, the six-sided, three-layer configuration of
the original Rubik’s Cube, which bestows an illusion of brilliance
on those who can solve it."

— John Branch in the online New York Times  today,
     "Children of the Cube":


Cube-solving, like other sports, allows for displays of
impressive and admirable skill, if not "brilliance."

The mathematics — group theory — that is sometimes associated
with Rubik's Cube is, however, not  a sport.  See Rubik + Group
in this journal.


An Exceptional Isomorphism

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Why PSL(2,7) is isomorphic to GL(3.2)

From previous posts on this topic —



Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Fake News?

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Also on Feb. 2, 2014 —



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Monday, August 13, 2018

Noetic Acts and Horizonal Contexts

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From recent posts on the Sandywell lexicon

This suggests . . .


Trojan Horsitude

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"It is said that the students of medieval Paris came to blows in the streets over the question of universals. The stakes are high, for at issue is our whole conception of our ability to describe the world truly or falsely, and the objectivity of any opinions we frame to ourselves. It is arguable that this is always the deepest, most profound problem of philosophy. It structures Plato's (realist) reaction to the sophists (nominalists). What is often called 'postmodernism' is really just nominalism, colourfully presented as the doctrine that there is nothing except texts. It is the variety of nominalism represented in many modern humanities, paralysing appeals to reason and truth."

— Simon Blackburn, Think,
    Oxford University Press, 1999, page 268

". . . a perfect triptych of horsitude"

James Parker on the 2007 film "Michael Clayton"

Related material —

Horsitude in the 4×2 grid, and



Sunday, August 12, 2018


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Two articles by James Parker


"The Cardinal seemed a little preoccupied today."

Saturday, August 11, 2018

People’s Temple of Doom

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The above phrase in a different edition (click to enlarge) —



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In three generations of MacDonalds




Fantasy (Etymology)

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Friday, August 10, 2018

For Noah Cross in Chinatown

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Geometry of the I Ching (Box Style)

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Drama Queen in Yellow Dress

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Related literature —


Related video —

(Recall, in light of the previous post, that
Apollo is the lord of the dance.)

The Girl in the Yellow Dress
(from the Broadway musical "Contact")

True Grids

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From a search in this journal for "True Grid,"
a fanciful description of  the 3×3 grid —

"This is the garden of Apollo,
the field of Reason…."
John Outram, architect    

A fanciful instance of the 4×2 grid in
a scene from the film "The Master" —

IMAGE- Joaquin Phoenix, corridor scene in 'The Master'

A fanciful novel referring to the number 8,
and a not -so-fanciful reference:


Illustrated above are Katherine Neville's novel The Eight  and the
"knight" coordinatization of the 4×2 grid from a page on the exceptional
isomorphism between PSL(3,2) (alias GL(3,2)) and PSL(2,7) — groups
of, respectively, degree 7 and degree 8.

Literature related to the above remarks on grids:

Ross Douthat's New York Times  column yesterday purported, following
a 1946 poem by Auden, to contrast students of the humanities with
technocrats by saying that the former follow Hermes, the latter Apollo.

I doubt that Apollo would agree.

“Just” a Metaphor?

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    Marvel's Jessica Jones, S1 E13


These are questions to which we might hope
the New York Times 's film critics know the answers.

Annals of Phenomenology

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(Continued from yesterday)


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

ART WARS: Poetry for Drama Queens

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Annals of Phenomenology

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The Return of Purple Man
Or:  This Just In

Detail from a post of yesterday morning taken from
the laptop of private investigator Jessica Jones —


The above image, together with yesterday's date, suggested, rather
fancifully, yesterday morning's later post on just intonation, "Seventh."

The nemesis of Jessica Jones, the Purple Man


A New York Times  piece today* is related to both just intonation and
the color purple —


* Published at 1:50 PM ET —
itemprop="datePublished" content="2018-08-08T17:50:30.000Z"


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Dates from math forums mentioned in the previous post

Dec. 7, 2016  and  Aug. 2, 2010.

Connoisseurs of synchonology may like to click on those dates.


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From mathoverflow.net on Dec. 7, 2016 —

The exceptional isomorphism between
PGL(3,2) and PSL(2,7): geometric origin?

Essentially the same question was asked earlier at

math.stackexchange.com on Aug. 2, 2010.

See also this  journal in November 2017 —

"Read something that means something."
                — New Yorker  ad

'Knight' octad labeling by the 8 points of the projective line over GF(7) .

Background — Relativity Problem in Log24.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Search for Harmonic Analysis

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See Harmonic Analysis in this journal.

See also Loop.

'Loop De Loop,' Johnny Thunder, Diamond Records, 1962

"Here we go loop de lie."


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 A Requiem Chord

Tom Stoppard, Jumpers —

“Heaven, how can I believe in Heaven?” 
she sings at the finale.

“Just a lying rhyme for seven!”



Annals of E-Romance:

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Smartphone Meets Laptop —


Some related narrative from the previous post

“All right, Jessshica. It’s time to open the boxsssschhh.”

Monday, August 6, 2018

The Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes

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“All right, Jessshica. It’s time to open the boxsssschhh.”

“Gahh,” she said. She began to walk toward the box, but her heart failed her and she retreated back to the chair. “Fuck. Fuck.” Something mechanical purred. The seam she had found cracked open and the top of the box began to rise. She squeezed shut her eyes and groped her way into a corner, curling up against the concrete and plugging her ears with her fingers. That song she’d heard the busker playing on the train platform with Eliot, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”; she used to sing that. Back in San Francisco, before she learned card tricks. It was how she’d met Benny: He played guitar. Lucy was the best earner, Benny said, so that was mainly what she sang. She must have sung it five times an hour, day after day. At first she liked it but then it was like an infection, and there was nothing she could do and nowhere she could go without it running across her brain or humming on her lips, and God knew she tried; she was smashing herself with sex and drugs but the song began to find its way even there. One day, Benny played the opening chord and she just couldn’t do it. She could not sing that fucking song. Not again. She broke down, because she was only fifteen, and Benny took her behind the mall and told her it would be okay. But she had to sing. It was the biggest earner. She kind of lost it and then so did Benny and that was the first time he hit her. She ran away for a while. But she came back to him, because she had nothing else, and it seemed okay. It seemed like they had a truce: She would not complain about her bruised face and he would not ask her to sing “Lucy.” She had been all right with this. She had thought that was a pretty good deal.

Now there was something coming out of a box, and she reached for the most virulent meme she knew. “Lucy in the sky!” she sang. “With diamonds!”

•   •   •

Barry, Max. Lexicon: A Novel  (pp. 247-248).
Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Related material from Log24 on All Hallows' Eve 2013

"Just another shake of the kaleidoscope" —

Related material:

Kaleidoscope Puzzle,  
Design Cube 2x2x2, and 
Through the Looking Glass: A Sort of Eternity.

Summer in Philadelphia

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See also this  journal on June 21st, 2013.

A Connecting Link

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From New York City on All Hallows' Eve 2013 —


From this  journal on All Hallows' Eve 2013 —

Sunday, August 5, 2018

For Gothamists

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Not so good —


Board Structure

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Go Set a Structure

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See the title in this journal.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

The Corrections

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"Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown."

Triple Cross

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See also

This post was suggested by Log24 remarks on May 4, 2014,
the date of Garrett Lisi's Twitter post announcing the opening
of his Pacific Science Institute (see previous post).

The Public Life of Harry Albers

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Suggested by the previous post, "The Secret Life of Harry Albers" —


The fictional "Pacific Science Institute" in novels by Albers
seems to have appeared first in his Murder at Lake Tomahawk
(Dec. 14, 2000). Its name may or may not have influenced the
founder of the later non -fictional Pacific Science Institute


The Secret Life of Harry Albers

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A novel by Harry Albers featuring his fictional Pacific Science Institute:


See the real  Pacific Science Institute (PSI) in the previous post.

Synchronology check —


Related literary remarks —

— Cloud Atlas , by David Mitchell (2004).


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Related material:

Two-Year College (May 14, 2014) and
Easter Eggs for Rosalind (July 7, 2018).

Manifestations of Exquisite Geometry

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An alleged manifestation in physics, from Scientific American  —


Manifestations in pure mathematics, from Plato and R. T. Curtis  —

Counting symmetries with the orbit-stabilizer theorem

For some entertaining literary  manifestations, see Wrinkle.

Friday, August 3, 2018

An Emoji for Hanks

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Beep Beep, Alan.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

The Lost Code

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"God Gave Noah the Rainbow Sign"

National Comedy

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   "No one expected a fire tornado."
California governor Jerry Brown

Infinity War

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See also Lexicon in this journal.

Quantum-Realm Logos

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For Ant-Man —

For Spider-Man —

Annals of Computation

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018


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* Mathematical term, not related to "Perfect Number/Universe."

Publish or …

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From The New York Times  online on July 29 —

" Ms. Appelbaum’s favorite authors, she said in an interview with The Internet Writing Journal in 1998, were too many to count, but they included George Eliot, Anthony Trollope, Anne Tyler and Julian Barnes.

'I love to see writers expand our range of understanding, experience, knowledge, even happiness,' she said in that interview. 'Publishing has always struck me as a way to change the world.' "

A version of this article appears in print on , on Page B6 of the New York edition with the headline: Judith Appelbaum, Guru On Publishing, Dies at 78.

See a review of the new Anne Tyler novel Clock Dance
in today's  online New York Times .

For a more abstract dance, see Ballet Blanc .

"A blank underlies the trials of device." — Wallace Stevens


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“… I realized that to me, Gödel and Escher and Bach
were only shadows cast in different directions
by some central solid essence.
I tried to reconstruct the central object . . . ."

— Douglas Hofstadter (1979)

See also posts of July 23, 2007, and April 7, 2018.

* Term from a visual-culture lexicon —


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"Visual culture is the aspect of culture expressed in visual images.
Many academic fields study this subject, including 
cultural studiesart historycritical theoryphilosophymedia studies,
and anthropology." — Wikipedia


“Ready Player One” Mnemonic:

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See also other posts tagged "Is and As."

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Easter Storytelling

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From the Wikipedia article on the 1994 film "North"

"North is forced to ship himself home in a FedEx box.
He reaches his house but as he runs toward his parents,
an assassin takes aim. As he squeezes the trigger,
North awakens in the mall, now empty. The Easter Bunny
takes him home . . . ."

The film's author —

Zweibel's FedEx box suggests a review of
the post Geometry for Goyim (June 6, 2018).

A is for Abschattungen

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Max Bialystock discovers a new playwright


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"A blank underlies the trials of device." — Wallace Stevens

IMAGE- The ninefold square .

Monday, July 30, 2018

Blazoned Days

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See the title phrase in this journal on Feb. 15, 2009, and
the blazon of the coat of arms of the University of York*
on the following day, Feb. 16, 2009 —

* See previous post.

Design in Academia

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Related material —

See esp. the No. Land link.

Accio Watson, Continued*

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* See the post Accio Watson  on Thursday, July 26.

Adventures in Logology

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Mary McCarthy's philosophical remark in the previous post
suggests further investigation of the number 281 . . .

Another way to secure 281 –

Sunday, July 29, 2018

The Materialization

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McCarthy's "materialization of plot and character" does not,
for me, constitute a proof that "there is  being, after all,
beyond the arbitrary flux of existence."

Neither does the above materialization of 281 as the page 
number of her philosophical remark.

See also the materialization of 281 as a page number in
the book Witchcraft  by Charles Williams —

The materialization of 168 as a page number in a 
Stephen King novel is somewhat more convincing,
but less convincing than the materialization of Klein's
simple group of of 168 elements in the eightfold cube.

A Summer Floater

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From this afternoon's New York Times  obituaries,
a paragraph on an author who reportedly died 
Wednesday —

A 2016 Scribner edition of Stephen King's IT —


Angles and Saxons

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See Saxon in this journal.

1984 Continues.

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"We want every student to have a fulfilling experience
of higher education that enriches their lives and careers."

Sure you do.

For Whom the Bell

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Click on the the bell 
for related posts.

Saturday, July 28, 2018


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Floyd:  "You're trying to figure out this length.
            That's the hypotenuse. So you have to
             know this angle."

Friday, July 27, 2018

404 Not Found

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For Katherine Neville, author of The Eight

Phantom Swimwear

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

And now … Svimwear!

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The title is suggested by a vintage 80's Wendy's commercial
featuring a Soviet fashion show.

For the svimwear itself, see recent items on the New York Times Wire .

The Bible of the Field

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Update at 2:05 PM ET the same day —

See also Log24 posts on the above date — August 1, 2015.

Accio Watson

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Interview by Alice Lloyd George [AMLG] at techcrunch.com 
on April 17, 2017 —
. . . .

In an interview for Flux, I sat down with Natalya Bailey [NB], the co-founder and CEO of Accion Systems. 
. . . .

AMLG: When you talk about aliens I think of one of my favorite books by Carl Sagan  —  Contact. I don’t know if you ever watched the movie or read the book, but I picture you like Ellie in that film. She’s this brilliant scientist and stumbles across something big.

NB: I’ve definitely seen it. I’m currently making my way through Carl Sagan’s original Cosmos again.

AMLG: I love the original Cosmos. I’m a huge Carl Sagan fan, I love his voice, he’s so inspiring to listen to. Talking about books, I know you’re an avid reader. Did any books in particular influence you or your path to building Accion?

NB: Well I’m a gigantic Harry Potter fan and a lot of things around Accion are named after various aspects of Harry Potter, including the name Accion itself.

AMLG: Is that the Accio spell? The beckoning spell?

NB: Yes exactly. My co-founder and I were g-chatting late one night on a weekend and looking through a glossary of Harry Potter spells trying to name the company. Accio, the summoning spell, if you add an “N” to the end of it, it becomes a concatenation between “accelerate” and “ion,” which is what we do. That’s the official story of how we named the company, but really it was from the glossary of spells.

Related material — The Orbit Stabilizer Theorem.
See also the above date — April 17, 2017 —
in posts tagged Art Space.

In Memoriam

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Bucharest Physics

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Update of 10:30 PM ET the same day —

For some philosophical background, including an I Ching  diagram, see . . .

See as well my own 8×8 diagram (1989) related to the I Ching .

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Artistic Style

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Eightfold Cube for Furey*

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Click to enlarge:

Above are the 7 frames of an animated gif from a Wikipedia article.

* For the Furey of the title, see a July 20 Quanta Magazine  piece

See also the eightfold cube in this  journal.

"Before time began . . . ." — Optimus Prime

Now Witness

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Space IOI

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See also the previous post, "Space 101."

Note that "one-oh-one" is not the same as "eye-oh-eye."

Space 101

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From the April 1st publication date of "Interality Shows Through,"
by Geling Shang —

See too yesterday's post  Space.

Sunday, July 22, 2018


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See also interality in the eightfold cube.

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

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Comic-Con 2018

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"For many of us, the geometry course sounded the death knell
for our progress — and interest — in mathematics."

— "Shape and Space in Geometry"

© 1997-2003 Annenberg/CPB. All rights reserved.
Legal Policy

Columbia University Press: The Knight of CUP

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Hidden Dimensions:

The Unification of Physics and Consciousness

(Columbia Series in Science and Religion) 

by B. Alan Wallace

  • Print Length: 173 pages
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press (August 28, 2007)
  • Publication Date: August 28, 2007

A look at this publication was suggested by the previous post,
Raiders of the Hidden Dimensions.

From the Columbia University Press description of Hidden Dimensions —

— https://cup.columbia.edu/book/hidden-dimensions/9780231141505

For variations on these themes, see Batman Begins (2005)
and the trailer for Knight of Cups (2015) —


Raiders of the Hidden Dimensions

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See as well this  journal on the above YouTube date:  May 17, 2010.

For Sixers*

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See "Route 6" in this journal.

From that search —

"Looking for what was, where it used to be" 
— Wallace Stevens

"‘It’s like going backwards in time to the late 1950s."
— Norma Jean Thompson

Related material (click to enlarge) —

* Term from a recent Steven Spielberg film.

Hole in the Wall*

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* See also "Hole in the Wall" in this  journal.

Building-Block Theory

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(A sequel to yesterday's Geometry for Jews)

From Dr/ Yau's own website

From this journal on the above UCI posting  date — April 6, 2018 —

From this journal on the above lecture  date — April 26, 2018 —
illustrations in a post titled Defining Form

For the relevance of the above material to building blocks,
see Eightfold Cube in this journal.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Geometry for Jews

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Click image to enlarge —

A portrait from the home page of David Eppstein,
a professor at the University of California, Irvine

"… how can an image with 8  points and 8 lines
possibly represent a space with 7 points and 7 lines???

— David Eppstein, 21 December 2015

See " Projective spaces as 'collapsed vector spaces,' "
page 203 in Geometry and Symmetry  by Paul B. Yale,
published by Holden-Day in 1968.

Starting Over

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See also "Smallest Perfect" in this journal.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Corrections (Continued)

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A search for the phrase "nonlinear Boolean algebra" yields few results.

"Nonlinear Boolean functions " seems to be the phrase intended.

On the mathematics of nonlinear Boolean functions —

A memorable death —

For those who prefer narrative to mathematics —

A related image —

The Next Class

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From "Blackboard Jungle" (1955)


– You see, music is based on mathematics,
and it's just that the next class


…is a little more advanced.


– We're advanced, teach. 


– Two times two is four.
Are  four. 

Note the date of the above YouTube video.
From that same date, Friday, Jan. 13th, 2017 —

Déjà Vu

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The Devil His Due

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Line from the 1957 cartoon in the previous post

"C'mon in , Eddie!"

Related dramatic monologue —

A Shot at Redemption

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“I need a photo opportunity, I want a shot at redemption.
 Don’t want to end up a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard.”
 — Paul Simon

From a cartoon graveyard on yesterday's date in 1957 —

For the photo opportunity of the Paul Simon song, see
my former sixth-grade teacher on that same 1957 page.

The Bell

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This journal on July 12, 2018

"Look, my favorite expression is,
'When you go up to the bell, ring it,
or don’t go up to the bell.' …
We’ve gone too far. We have to ring the bell."

— Mel Brooks on "The Producers"
     in The New York Times  today.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Mira and the Intruders* Present …

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Epiphany 2012: An Exercise
in Bulk Apperception

This post was suggested by a Marrific photo posted today,
by a New Orleans song as played by Bix Beiderbecke,
by a trailer for a new Zemeckis film that appeared at YouTube
on the way to the New Orleans song, and by
the longing for Bix by Mira Sorvino in "Intruders."

The YouTube Bix date, Jan. 6, 2012, suggested a trip back
to that date via a Zemeckis Cube (see "Ready Player One.")

From Log24 on Epiphany 2012

IMAGE- Cathy Hull, detail from cover of Hillman's 'The Dream and the Underworld'

A version of the Zemeckis Cube

From the Zemeckis trailer —

* See a Log24 search for Mira + Intruders.


Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 12:00 PM

From "The Educated Imagination: A Website Dedicated
to Northrop Frye
" —

"In one of the notebooks for his first Bible book Frye writes,

'For at least 25 years I’ve been preoccupied by
the notion of a key to all mythologies.' . . . .

Frye made a valiant effort to provide a key to all mythology,
trying to fit everything into what he called the Great Doodle. . . ."

From a different page at the same website —

Here Frye provides a diagram of four sextets.

I prefer the Miracle Octad Generator of R. T. Curtis —

Counting symmetries with the orbit-stabilizer theorem.

Midnight in the Garden

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 12:00 AM

Some historical background

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Space Art

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Related material —

See too Ballet Blanc  and Expanding the Spiel.

A non -Paris review

Grid Art

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 2:02 PM

Comic-Con 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 1:01 PM

There is more than one kind of harassment.

For example —

A document linked to on June 20 by The New York Times :

This  journal on the above arXiv date —

Today is World Emoji Day.

Another approach to hermeneutics —


Deep Learning for Jews

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From The New York Times  on June 20, 2018 —

" In a widely read article published early this year on arXiv.org,
a site for scientific papers, Gary Marcus, a professor at
New York University, posed the question:

'Is deep learning approaching a wall?'

He wrote, 'As is so often the case, the patterns extracted
by deep learning are more superficial than they initially appear.' "

See as well an image from posts tagged Quantum Suffering  . . .

The time above, 10:06:48 PM July 16, is when  I saw

"What you mean 'we,' Milbank?"

Monday, July 16, 2018


Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 11:19 PM

See also the above date here  on Bastille Day.

An Ordinary Evening

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Art from a Google News weather report

Prime Day

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Mary Stewart, 'The Little Broomstick'

Annals of Weaponized Mathematics

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 2:35 PM

See as well the Log24 post Stability of August 9th, 2017.

Greatly Exaggerated Report

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 1:21 PM

"The novel has a parallel narrative that eventually
converges with the main story."

— Wikipedia on a book by Foer's novelist brother

Public Squares

An image from the online New York Times 
on the date, July 6,
of  the above Atlantic  article —

An image from "Blackboard Jungle," 1955 —

IMAGE- Richard Kiley in 'Blackboard Jungle,' with grids and broken records

"Through the unknown, remembered gate . . . ."

— T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets

God and Man at Yale

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 11:32 AM

From a search in this journal for Bloom Sublime

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Jewish Oases

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 10:06 PM

"… Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, the Juilliard String Quartet,
and the Strand Book Store remained  oases
for cultural and intellectual stimulation."

John S. Friedman in The Forward , Jan. 21, 2018

Read more: 


From  the Oasis  in Steven Spielberg's "Ready Player One" (2018) —

I prefer, from a Log24 search for Flux Capacitor

Symbologist Robert Langdon views a corner of Solomon's Cube

From "Raiders of the Lost Images" —

"The cube shape of the lost Mother Box,
also known as the Change Engine,
is shared by the Stone in a novel by
Charles Williams, Many Dimensions .
See the Solomon's Cube webpage."

Schoolgirl Problems

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 12:00 PM

A Warren, Pennsylvania, newspaper article from May 12, 2018,
"A terrorist among them," quotes Ann Creal of Warren on
schooldays of the late 1950's and on a German exchange student,
Gudrun Ensslin, who later became famous for her violent political

"She said Ensslin dated while here (the man
she identified as Ensslin’s date told the Times Observer
he had no recollection of her)."

I am the man that was identified as Ensslin's date, and I still
have no recollection of her.

Ann Creal is the former Ann Fuellhart, who was a college freshman
in the fall of 1959, when I was a high school senior —

Ann Creal apparently confused me with Scott Mohr, who
graduated from Warren High School in 1958. See the Log24
posts Crux and Doppelgänger.

Blue Sixteen

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 9:00 AM

"Sweet Little Sixteen
She’s got the grown-up blues"

Chuck Berry, January 1958

Related material — Hollywood Easter

Fashion Statements

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See Glad Rags in this journal.

Bill Haley, not Michael J. Fox, was my  experience of 1955.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Enchantment Under the Sea*

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 10:37 PM

The title is that of a fictional high school dance on November 12, 1955, 
in the 1985 film "Back to the Future."

A real  high school dance from that era —

"The Class History was reviewed by Scott Mohr."

See also Scott Mohr in Log24 posts tagged Back to the Future.

"… the Prom carried out a Moonlight and Roses theme…."
Warren Times Mirror, Warren, PA, 2 June 1958, page 7 (above)

Related musical themes from a few years earlier —

See as well the 1955 film "Blackboard Jungle" in this journal.

*For some variations on the title theme, see Red October.

“Just like a-ringin’ a bell”

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See Temple Bell in this journal.

Related material —

“We all float down here.”

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 5:37 PM

Linked to in a Log24 post of Jan. 21, 2008

"The Shining" dance scene from the 2018 film "Ready Player One" —

From a Log24 post earlier today

From a Log24 post of Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Form, The Pattern

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 2:41 PM

An image from the previous post

Related material — Looking Deeply.

For You

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 2:02 PM

Expanding the Spiel

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 1:15 PM


Cube Dance

The walkerart.org passage above is from Feb. 17, 2011.

See also this  journal on Feb. 17, 2011

"…  Only by the form, the pattern,      
Can words or music reach
The stillness…."

— T. S. Eliot,
Four Quartets

For further details, see Time Fold.

Friday, July 13, 2018

From the P. T. Barnum School of Science Writing

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 1:32 PM

Related drama —


Treacherous Rescue

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From a Log24 post of May 3, 2018

Related material —

Segue for Harlan Ellison

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 12:00 PM

From a Log24 post of March 13, 2003

"For many of us, the geometry course sounded the death knell
for our progress — and interest — in mathematics."

— "Shape and Space in Geometry"

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