Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Secret Life of Walter Minton

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For the late Walter J. Minton, publisher at G. P.  Putnam's Sons

"Walter graduated from the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey…."

New York Times  obituary, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019

See that school in the post Bloomsday Trinity of June 22, 2016.

Winners for Losers

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After Rothko

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Arya on Rothko

“Experience is the best teacher,” they say.

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Related readings — Also from 11/08/2005 — A Constant Idea, and
some related posts
 that link to


Tuesday, November 19, 2019


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Another game featured in the above film —

"In Wolfenstein 3D , the player assumes the role of an American
soldier of Polish descent attempting to escape from the Nazi
stronghold of Castle Wolfenstein." — Wikipedia


See also this  journal's Wolfenstein.

The Harvest Conjecture

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From Harvest Moon Day, 2019

From yesterday —

From St. Bridget's Day, 2012 —

See also Hermann Weyl and T. S. Eliot on time. 

Monday, November 18, 2019

Fake Opinion from the New York Times

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… and Mach!

Mach on the Pythagorean Theorem:

Transformers: Matt Damon as Max Schnell

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(As opposed to the new Ford Mustang Mach-E)

Not to be confused with …

Annals of Science Woo:

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Impenetrability  vs.  Interpenetration

The previous post discussed impenetrability .

To give the opposing concept of interpenetration 
a fair hearing, see . . .

More generally, see a search for interpenetration in this journal.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Euclid I.47 for Physicists

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(And for Mustang Sally)

'When I  use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.'

'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can  make words mean so many different things.'

'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master — that's all.'

Alice was too much puzzled to say anything; so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again. 'They've a temper, some of them — particularly verbs: they're the proudest — adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs — however, I  can manage the whole lot of them! Impenetrability! That's what I  say!'

'Would you tell me please,' said Alice, 'what that means?'

'Now you talk like a reasonable child,' said Humpty Dumpty, looking very much pleased. 'I meant by "impenetrability" that we've had enough of that subject, and it would be just as well if you'd mention what you mean to do next, as I suppose you don't mean to stop here all the rest of your life.'

'That's a great deal to make one word mean,' Alice said in a thoughtful tone.

'When I make a word do a lot of work like that,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'I always pay it extra.'

Deep Beauty

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From a Log24 search for Deep Beauty

The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix07A/071011-vonNeumann.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

From a related search —

For the Church of Synchronology

An image from this journal on the above Dick date, Feb. 9, 2011 —



E-Elements Revisited

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The German mathematician Wolf Barth in the above post is not the
same person as the Swiss artist Wolf Barth in today's previous post.

An untitled, undated, picture by the latter

Compare and contrast with an "elements" picture of my own

Logo for 'Elements of Finite Geometry'

and with . . .

“Lord Arglay had a suspicion that the Stone would be
purely logical.  Yes, he thought, but what, in that sense,
were the rules of its pure logic?”

Many Dimensions  (1931), by Charles Williams

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Logic in the Spielfeld

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"A great many other properties of  E-operators
have been found, which I have not space
to examine in detail."

— Sir Arthur EddingtonNew Pathways in Science ,
Cambridge University Press, 1935, page 271.

The following 4×4 space, from a post of Aug. 30, 2015,
may help:

The next time she visits an observatory, Emma Stone
may like to do a little dance to

'The Eddington Song'

Red and Gray

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Oh, the red leaf looks to the hard gray stone
To each other, they know what they mean

— Suzanne Vega, “Songs in Red and Gray

Friday, November 15, 2019


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Easy E


Not So Easy:  E-Operators

"A great many other properties of  E-operators
have been found, which I have not space
to examine in detail."

Sir Arthur Eddington, New Pathways in Science ,
Cambridge University Press, 1935, page 271.
(This book also presents Eddington's unfortunate
speculations on the fine-structure constant.)

Dangerous Dates

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Lit for Damned  Brats

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A sequel to yesterday morning's Lit for Brats 

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Lit for Brats

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From a search in this journal for Salinger

“… the wind was noisy the way it is in spooky movies
on the night the old slob with the will gets murdered.”

— From the opening sentence of the first Holden Caulfield
story, published in the Collier’s  of December 22, 1945

See as well the previous post.


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Rules for a game codesigned by Ellie Black, the cartoonist
of yesterday's post Cutting-Edge Prize

Gropius Moritat…

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Continued from other posts so tagged.

"Was ist Raum, wie können wir ihn
 erfassen und gestalten?"

Walter Gropius,

Another approach to changing the game

See also a search here  for a phrase related to 
last night's Country Music Association awards 
speech by Reba McEntire — "Rule the World."

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Sein Feld

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Cutting-Edge Prize

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From November 13, 2005 —

Detail from a Log24 post of September 23, 2019

Cartoon by Ellie Black in The New Yorker , uploaded there on the above date.

Starlight Like Intuition

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See the title phrase, by Delmore Schwartz, in this journal.

See also . . .

From Daniel Rockmore's CV


. . . .

Concinnitas , a fine art print project with Parasol Press, Yale Art Gallery, and Bernard Jacobson Galleries. Openings at AnneMarie Verna Gallery (Zurich, SZ, Dec. 2014), Elizabeth Leach Gallery (Portland, OR, Jan. 2015), Greg Kucera Gallery (Seattle, WA, Jan. 2015), Yale Art Gallery (New Haven, CT, Jan. 2015).

. . . .

. . . and Concinnitas  in this journal as well as — related to a formula
from the Concinnitas  project — "Thirteen??" by David Mumford.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Social Logic

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Friday, March 10, 2017

The Transformers

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"The transformed urban interior is the spatial organisation of an  achiever, one who has crossed the class divide and who uses space to express his membership of, not aspirations towards, an ascendant class in our society: the class of those people who earn their living by transformation — as opposed to the mere reproduction — of symbols, such as writers, designers, and academics."

— The Social Logic of Space ,
     by Bill Hillier and Julienne Hanson,
     Cambridge University Press, 1984

For another perspective on the achievers, see The Deceivers .

Found Poem

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The AI
of "to" and "my"
in that was.

— Yoda


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Monday, November 11, 2019

Time and Chance

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The misleading image at right above is from the cover of
an edition of Charles Williams's classic 1931 novel 
Many Dimensions  published in 1993 by Wm. B. Eerdmans.

Compare and constrast —

Goedel Escher Bach cover

Cover of a book by Douglas Hofstadter

IMAGE- 'Solomon's Cube'

An Invariance of Symmetry


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The trailer pictured above is from the 2016 film Blood Father .

See as well the blood father of Wonderland's Alice:


For the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

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A Lexicon for Housman — See the posts of June 21, 2013.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Housman and Ecclesiastes

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From A.E. Housman's 1892 lecture in the previous post

"In the day when the strong men shall bow themselves,
  and desire shall fail…."

Today's readers may be less familiar than was Housman's 1892
audience with the source of those phrases

Saturday, November 9, 2019


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"Nor again will I pretend that, as Bacon asserts, `the pleasure and delight of knowledge and learning far surpasseth all other in nature'. This is too much the language of a salesman crying his own wares. The pleasures of the intellect are notoriously less vivid than either the pleasures of sense or the pleasures of the affections; and therefore, especially in the season of youth, the pursuit of knowledge is likely enough to be neglected and lightly esteemed in comparison with other pursuits offering much stronger immediate attractions. But the pleasure of learning and knowing, though not the keenest, is yet the least perishable of pleasures; the least subject to external things, and the play of chance, and the wear of time. And as a prudent man puts money by to serve as a provision for the material wants of his old age, so too he needs to lay up against the end of his days provision for the intellect. As the years go by, comparative values are found to alter: Time, says Sophocles, takes many things which once were pleasures and brings them nearer to pain. In the day when the strong men shall bow themselves, and desire shall fail, it will be a matter of yet more concern than now, whether one can say `my mind to me a kingdom is'; and whether the windows of the soul look out upon a broad and delightful landscape, or face nothing but a brick wall."

– A.E. Housman, Inaugural Lecture as Professor of Latin,
University College, London, 1892
, as quoted at . . .


Hello, Mr. Chips

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A geometric diagram by the late Andrew Jobbings (1951-2019) —

From a book review quoted here on the date of Jobbings's death —

"Dodge is eventually brought back to life, or a kind of virtual afterlife,
in the 'Bitworld' where he exists as ones and zeros. Initially inchoate,
Dodge’s mind evolves, along with the digital environment he creates
around him, a kind of information-age Genesis story that Stephenson
describes evocatively."


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"Something there is that doen't love a wall."

Friday, November 8, 2019

The Secret Life of Peter Matthiessen

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Perspective at the End

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This  journal on the last full day of Matthiessen's life —


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The terms glitch  and cross-carrier  in the previous post
suggest a review


Gerard Manley Hopkins in 1888


For some backstory, see GlitchGerard Manley HopkinsInscape
particularly the post A Balliol Star.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Forgotten Ghosts

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:46 PM

See that tag.

Cross-carrier glitch sent people ancient texts


Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:11 PM

For Karl Ove Knausgaard and Stephen King —

Anne Carson on 'it,' by Inger Christensen

For Connoisseurs of Insane Fantasy

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:23 AM

From a 1962 young-adult novel —

"There's something phoney in the whole setup, Meg thought.
There is definitely something rotten in the state of Camazotz."

Song adapted from a 1960 musical —

"In short, there's simply not
A more congenial spot
For happy-ever-aftering
Than here in Camazotz!"

Google News 'For you' comic book news item

Jagged Crest

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:01 AM

"The man touched the white bishop, queen and king,
and ran his finger over the jagged crest of the rook.
Then, sitting down before the chess set owner could nod
his head, he made his first move with the white pawn."

The late Stephen Dixon, "The Chess House," in
The Paris Review Winter-Spring 1963 (early in 1963).

I Ching chessboard (original 1989 arrangement)


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See the late fellow of All Souls in this journal.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Soul Snatchers

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From All Souls' Day 2015

George Boole in image posted on All Souls' Day 2015

Related entertainment —

Invasion of the Soul Snatchers (Wild Palms  review, 1993).

Goodbye, Mr. Chips

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See as well the related post Two Views of Finite Space.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

A Title for Harlan Kane: The Guilfoile Experiment

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:30 PM

See Harlan Kane and Guilfoile in this journal.

Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November

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Morrell -'Brotherhood of the Rose' cover   Dagger on cover of  Morrell's 'The Fraternity of the Stone'

Cloak and dagger —


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A followup to earlier posts on Trudeau vs. Euclid —

Geometry from July 6, 2014:

IMAGE- Concepts of Space

Monday, November 4, 2019

Science Woo

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Sounds like a story by Optimus Prime

"Before time began, there was the Cube."

Trudeau Revisited

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Previously in Log24:  Trudeau and the Story Theory  of Truth.

More-recent remarks by Trudeau —

Bible Stories for Skeptics

With a bit of a twinkle in his eye, Richard Trudeau—a skeptic, retired Unitarian Universalist minister, Harvard Divinity School grad and (though he doesn't use the word) humanist—removes the supernaturalism from some of the common stories in the Judeo-Christian Bible for the edification of non-scholars. He links them to history as known to archeologists and serious historians and tries to salvage some things of value in the collection of diverse materials in the book…. 
— Edd Doerr, book reviewer for The Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association

About the Author
Richard Trudeau is minister emeritus of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Weymouth, Massachusetts. He holds a Master of Divinity degree with concentration in biblical studies from Harvard Divinity School. He is also professor emeritus of Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, where he specialized in the history of mathematics, the philosophy of science and the history of astronomy. His previous books include Universalism 101 and The Non-Euclidean Revolution.

Product details
File Size: 474 KB
Print Length: 166 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1493688642
Publisher: Chad Brown Publishing (July 6, 2014)

Log24 on the above publication date — July 6, 2014 —

Euclid Revisited

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The version of Euclid I.47 in the previous post
suggests a work from a recent Oslo gallery show:


As Above, So Below*

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Braucht´s noch Text?

* An "established rule of law
across occult writings.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Kummerhenge: 200 Years

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is a preprint of an Oct. 10, 2019, talk by Igor Dolgachev

Kummer Surfaces: 200 Years of Study.

The preprint is also available on the arXiv:

Sinatra Date

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December 14, 2003, was the dies natalis
of actress Jeanne Crain.

Kate Date* Continues …

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𝅘𝅥𝅮𝅘𝅥𝅮  "I'm as friv'lous as a willow on a tombstone"

— Adapted from 1945 lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein

* See the post with that title from October 31.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Plan 9 Continues.

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"So, after summer, in the autumn air, 
Comes the cold volume of forgotten ghosts,

But soothingly, with pleasant instruments, 
So that this cold, a children's tale of ice, 
Seems like a sheen of heat romanticized."

— Wallace Stevens,
"An Ordinary Evening in New Haven"

IMAGE- German title of 'The Recruit' is 'Der Einsatz'; the MacGuffin is 'Ice 9.'

The German title of "The Recruit" (released Jan. 31, 2003)
is "Der Einsatz." Its MacGuffin is "'Ice 9."

Friday, November 1, 2019

7 8 9 … Heaven Gate Vine

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For the title, see Mnemonic and April 7, 2005.

The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix05/HopeOfHeaven1938.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

Rules of Magic

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From Director's Cut (Saturday morning, Oct. 26) —

A related death on Saturday, Oct. 26  —

Hofstadter’s Shadowland

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Douglas Hofstadter

“… 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, and
came up with this book.”

Goedel Escher Bach cover

See also a search for Gresham Alley.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Same Time Every Year

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Entertaining Mr. Slade —

Salem Plea

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Kate Date

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Last night's post for Oct. 30 (Devil's Night) displayed a dark side
of actress Kate Beckinsale. 

On the brighter side: a date which will live in infamy —

December 7 —

A brighter side of Kate, as a nurse on Pearl Harbor Day

Bright Passage, Dark Rite

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" The subject is justified by its usefulness
rather than as a 'rite of passage.' ”.

— The late Martin Muldoon reviewing a book,
From Vector Spaces to Function Spaces:
Introduction to Functional Analysis with Applications 
by Yutaka Yamamoto (SIAM, 2012)

Such an introduction is properly a rite of pure mathematics —
the passage in the title from vector spaces to function spaces.

That passage is one of mathematical beauty.
Usefulness is Hiroshima.

Muldoon reportedly died on August 1, 2019.

This journal on that date had a post titled 

Different Meanings:  For Whom the Bell .

The "Bell" in that post was the author of a New York Times  book review.
I prefer a Stephen King bell —

56 Triangles

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The post "Triangles, Spreads, Mathieu" of October 29 has been
updated with an illustration from the Curtis Miracle Octad Generator.

Related material — A search in this journal for "56 Triangles."

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Vampire Lore

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:55 PM

Fans of non-Christian religions ( like Robert Thurman
in Too Cool for School? ) may enjoy the vampire
oeuvre  of Kate Beckinsale —

Kate Beckinsale in 'Underworld: Evolution'

The above is an image from a Log24
search for Square Inch Space.

Accomplished in Steps*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:09 PM

See also Harvard ex-president Faust on Hogwarts
and (like the above photo, also on Aug. 13) 

* See previous instances of the title in this journal.

Too Cool for School?

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An article in Men's Journal  on August 1, 2013 —

Robert Thurman, Buddha's Power Broker'

For the Church of SynchronologyThis  journal on August 1, 2013.

Yellow Book

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For The October Country

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:01 AM

The above document was linked to here on Dec. 8, 2008

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Conceptual News

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:37 PM

The New York Times  reports this evening the
death of a Conceptual artist on October 19

Conceptual art from October 19

Triangles, Spreads, Mathieu

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There are many approaches to constructing the Mathieu
group M24. The exercise below sketches an approach that
may or may not be new.


It is well-known that

 There are 56 triangles in an 8-set.
 There are 56 spreads in PG(3,2).
 The alternating group An is generated by 3-cycles.
 The alternating group Ais isomorphic to GL(4,2).

Use the above facts, along with the correspondence
described below, to construct M24.

Some background —

A Log24 post of May 19, 2013, cites

Peter J. Cameron in a 1976 Cambridge U. Press
book — Parallelisms of Complete Designs .
See the proof of Theorem 3A.13 on pp. 59 and 60.

See also a Google search for "56 triangles" "56 spreads" Mathieu.

Update of October 31, 2019 — A related illustration — 

Update of November 2, 2019 —

See also p. 284 of Geometry and Combinatorics:
Selected Works of J. J. Seidel
  (Academic Press, 1991).
That page is from a paper published in 1970.

Monday, October 28, 2019


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The Stuff of Legend —

Stronger Stuff —

For a third stuff — that which dreams are made of — see Mantilla.


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“There has never since been any serious question
that the event from which to date the founding of 
Harvard College is this vote on October 28, 1636.”

— Samuel Eliot Morison, The Founding of Harvard College

See also D8ing the Joystick (4/04 2018).

A Larger Truth

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From an article on cybersecurity in today's new New Yorker

Boback and Hopkins formed a corporation.
Hopkins came up with its name, Tiversa ,
a portmanteau of “time” and “universe.”
It was also an anagram of veritas :  Latin for
“truth,” but scrambled.

Then there is
vastier veritas

Cipher Prequel*

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The Harvard Crimson  yesterday

* See also last night's post Cipher in this  journal.

Sunday, October 27, 2019


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"The postwar self became a cipher to be decoded."

— Nathaniel Comfort in Nature , PDF dated 10 October 2019

From a Log24 search for Temple of Doom

STEM Education

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Friday Night Lights

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Entertainment from NBC on Friday night —

The above question, and Saturday morning's post on a film director
from Melbourne, suggest an image from December's Melbourne Noir

 (March 8, 2018, was the date of death for Melbourne author Peter Temple.)

Partial Recall*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:00 AM

* For the title, see Saturday morning's post
"Popular Mechanics: Midnight Upgrade."

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Director’s Cut

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The title was suggested by the previous post and by
the title illustration in the weblog of the director,
Leigh Whannell, of the 2018 film "Upgrade."

Related visual details —

For the Church of Synchronology

Related remarks:  "The Thing and I."

Popular Mechanics: Midnight Upgrade

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 AM

The above scenes are from an imaginary sequel to 
"Topological Quantum Field Theory for Vampires." —

Friday, October 25, 2019

Facettenreiche Gestaltung

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On the word Gestaltung

IMAGE- T. Lux Feininger on 'Gestaltung'

(Here “eidolon” should instead be “eidos .”)

A search for a translation of the book "Facettenreiche Mathematik " —

A paper found in the above search —

A related translation —

See also octad.design.

Midnight 5×5

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   See as well this  journal on the above FlixLatino date Dec. 3, 2015.

Thursday, October 24, 2019


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Halloween Logos for MIT

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:35 AM

From the end credits for a 2016 TV mini-series 
based on the Stephen King novel 11/22/63 

This post was suggested by the Oct. 22 post
Logos, by  the Oct. 11 post Dick Date, and by
the Oct. 11 death of an MIT robotics professor.

Related tasteless humor
A headline from the print version of the recent
technology issue of The New Yorker :

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Art-Historical Narrative*

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"Leonardo was something like what we now call a Conceptual artist,
maybe the original one.   Ideas —  experiments, theories —  were
creative ends in themselves."

— Holland Cotter in the online New York TImes  this evening

From Log24 posts tagged Tetrahedron vs. Square —

* Phrase from the previous post, "Overarching Narrative."

Overarching Narrative

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In memory of a retired co-director of Galerie St. Etienne
who reportedly died on October 17 . . .

"It is difficult to mount encyclopedic exhibitions
without an overarching art-historical narrative…."

—  Jane Kallir, director of Galerie St. Etienne, in

An overarching narrative from the above death date

See as well the previous post 
and "Dancing at Lughnasa."


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From a search for Pasch (see below)  in this  journal

Philosophy in a New Key

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(With apologies to Susanne K. Langernée  Susanne Katherina Knauth)

Google search for 'buzzard key proof'

See too the buzzard-related Catch-22 song

Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:05 PM

See as well a search for Nabokov's Carpet.


Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:22 PM

The production-company logos for Carpenter B and Bad Robot
in end credits for a 2016 TV mini-series based on the Stephen King
novel 11/22/63  suggest a look at . . .

For the Church of Synchronology — 
This  weblog on Aug. 11, 2017:

Symmetry's Lifeboat and Archimedes for Jews.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Algebra and Space… Illustrated.

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:26 PM

Related entertainment —


   George Steiner

"Perhaps an insane conceit."




See Quantum Tesseract Theorem .


Perhaps Not.


 See Dirac and Geometry .

New Key

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

In Memory of Nick Tosches

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:55 PM

See also a poem by Nick Tosches from the preceding day —
August 11, 2010 — "He Who Is of Name,"  in which Tosches
addresses actor James Franco (Esquire  magazine).

See as well, from this  journal recently . . .

Down the Rabbit Hole   with James Franco 

Talented Writer Dies

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MSRI (Pronounced “Misery”)

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

John Tate Died…

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on some unspecified date,* according to
the University of Texas at Austin yesterday.

See also Tate in a Blackboard Jungle post 
from December 5, 2013.

* On October 16, 2019  (AMS Day),  according to 
the Harvard University department of mathematics.

Hexagram 19

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The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix05B/051202-Hex19.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

Click the above image
for its source.

See also Hexagram 19
in this journal.

Friday, October 18, 2019


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Continued from September 24 —

From today's news . . .

" 'If the nesting doll fits '
'This is not some outlandish claim. This is reality.' " 

Related images from 4 AM ET today —

See as well today's previous post, "Vibe for Ray Bradbury."
Bradbury was the author of the 1955 classic The October Country .

Vibe for Ray Bradbury

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On writer Kate Braverman, who reportedly died on Sunday, October 13:

" She wears floor-length black skirts, swirling black coats,
and black stiletto boots;  the San Francisco Chronicle  once
described her vibe as 'Morticia Addams gone gypsy.' " 

Katy Waldman in The New Yorker , Feb. 22, 2018

"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, song lyric

For a Braverman photo opportunity, see the dark corner
at lower right in the previous post.

4 A.M. Reality Checks

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Wall Texts

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"And the new dumbed-down gallery headings and word salads
of the main wall texts definitely need work."

— Roberta Smith yesterday in The New York Times
    on the reopening Museum of Modern Art.

Sample gallery heading and word salad from this  journal  


From the Terrace.


Spinning the Wake.

A Song for St. Luke’s Day

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From a 1962 young-adult novel —

"There's something phoney in the whole setup, Meg thought.
There is definitely something rotten in the state of Camazotz."

Song adapted from a 1960 musical —

"In short, there's simply not
A more congenial spot
For happy-ever-aftering
Than here in Camazotz!"

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Annals of Architectural Theory

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Related material — See Jencks and
some other Log24 posts now tagged

Dancing About Architecture.

Dance of the Fire Temple

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The previous post, Tetrahedron Dance, suggests a review of . . .

A figure from St. Patrick's Day 2004 that might
represent a domed  roof 

Inscribed Carpenter's Square:

In Latin, NORMA

 and a cinematic "Fire Temple" from 2019 

In related news . . .

Related background "e. e. cummings" in this  journal.

Tetrahedron Dance

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John Lithgow in "The Tomorrow Man" (2019)

" connect the dots…."

IMAGE- 'The geometry of the dance' is that of a tetrahedron, according to Peter Pesic

Watch Your Six, John

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English subtitles: The Tomorrow Man – transcript

The interested reader may consult Google 
for the source of the above passage. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

For AMS Day

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The American Mathematical Society has declared that
today is AMS Day.

A different sort of code than in the previous post —

Gnostic Effects

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"OCT 14, 2019  •  8:00 PM"

"Culturally, code exists in a nether zone.
We can feel  its gnostic effects  [link added]
on our everyday reality, but we rarely see it,
and it’s quite inscrutable to non-initiates.
(The folks in Silicon Valley like it that way;
it helps them self-mythologize as wizards.)
We construct top-10 lists for movies, games, TV—
pieces of work that shape our souls.
But we don’t sit around compiling lists of the world’s
most consequential bits of code, even though they
arguably inform the zeitgeist just as much."

— https://slate.com/technology/2019/10/


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Not your average Bartleby and Loki.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Cartoonist’s Wife

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On an author mentioned in the previous post's obituary:

The author's book —

Inside the Fire Temple

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(The title refers to Log24 posts now tagged Fire Temple.)

In memory of a  New Yorker  cartoonist who
reportedly died at 97 on October 3, 2019  …

"Read something that means something." 
New Yorker  advertising slogan

From posts tagged Tetrahedron vs. Square

This  journal on October 3

"There is  such a thing as a 4-set."
— Saying adapted from a 1962 young-adult novel.

Illustration (central detail   from the above tetrahedral figure) —

A White Stone for Bloom

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Excerpt from a long poem by Eliza Griswold 
in a recent New Yorker —

Monday, October 14, 2019

Harold Bloom: July 11, 1930 — October 14, 2019

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Advanced Studies Date

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Related post:  The Joy of Six.

Sunday, October 13, 2019


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"Visual forms— lines, colors, proportions, etc.—
are just as capable of articulation ,
i.e. of complex combination, as words.
But the laws that govern this sort of articulation
are altogether different from the laws of syntax
that govern language. The most radical difference
is that visual forms are not discursive .
They do not present their constituents successively,
but simultaneously, so the relations determining
a visual structure are grasped in one act of vision."

— Susanne K. LangerPhilosophy in a New Key

Saturday, October 12, 2019

SNL Drill

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"Hellboy  was theatrically released on April 12, 2019,
  to negative reviews . . . ." — Wikipedia


Glass Beads

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(A sequel to the previous post, Marbles)

'Magister Ludi,' or 'The Glass Bead Game,' by Hermann Hesse

Click the book cover for some related posts.


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In memory of some Trinity mathematicians:


Night at the Museum

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Being There, by Jerzy Kosinski

Friday, October 11, 2019

Illustrating Nightmares

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Movie poster designer Philip Gips reportedly died on
Thursday, October 3, 2019. This journal on that date:

A Sense of the Landmarks.

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