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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Again

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See also "Cornerstone" in this journal and

A sidebar from a Google search today —

'The Square of Opposition: A Cornerstone of Thought'

This suggests a review of posts now tagged Obelisk,
which include

About

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From a post of March 16, 2017

"Bulk apperception" is defined in the Westworld script 
as "basically, overall intelligence."  The phrase is apparently
unique to Westworld.

These two words do, however, nearly  occur together
in at least one book — Andrew Feffer's The Chicago
Pragmatists and American Progressivism
 :

Around

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A post in memory of film director Jonathan Demme

'What Goes Around Comes Around: The Films of Jonathan Demme'

A Tale Unfolded

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A sketch, adapted tonight from Girl Scouts of Palo Alto

From the April 14 noon post High Concept

From the April 14 3 AM post Hudson and Finite Geometry

IMAGE- Geometry of the Six-Set, Steven H. Cullinane, April 23, 2013

From the April 24 evening post The Trials of Device

Pentagon with pentagram    

Note that Hudson's 1905 "unfolding" of even and odd puts even on top of
the square array, but my own 2013 unfolding above puts even at its left.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Philosophy Notes

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Monday, April 24, 2017

In Memory of Robert M. Pirsig

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A cover for his classic book is displayed in
this evening's New York Times  obituary for Pirsig.

Related material in this  journal —

The Wrench and the Nut.

The Trials of Device

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"A blank underlies the trials of device"
— Wallace Stevens, "An Ordinary Evening in New Haven" (1950)

A possible meaning for the phrase "the trials of device" —

See also Log24 posts mentioning a particular device, the pentagram .

For instance —

Related figures

Pentagon with pentagram    

Sunday, April 23, 2017

A Small Model Composition…

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…  A Scottish Play  suggested by  …

  • A passage quoted here Friday night

    "The Hegel action is applied to understand creative processes
    in two classical compositions — Beethoven’s Hammerklavier
    Sonata op. 106, and Liszt’s Mephisto Walzer — but also to
    the creation of a small model composition."

— From the abstract of  "Hegel’s Conceptual 
Group Action on Creative Dynamics in Music
," by 
Guerino Mazzola and Maria Mannone

  • A news story from today about a death yesterday —

  • An informative weblog post from Shakespeare's Birthday
    (today's date, April 23) three years ago 

http://toomuchhorrorfiction.blogspot.com/
2014/04/go-waltzing-mephisto-with-me.html

Illustration —

A Day in June

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Science Marches On

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Connoisseurs of bullshit who enjoyed the previous post
might also enjoy the following:

The previous two posts introduced Mazzola's noxious combination of 
category theory and Hegel. The current version (Rev. 254) of the above 
nLab "Science of Logic" article, though not by Mazzola, displays this
combination in its full hideous splendor.

Some posts in this  journal that might be viewed as leading up to 
the original Sept. 2, 2012, "Science of Logic" article are now tagged
Death Warmed Over.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Music Box — The Theory

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For the music box of the title, see the previous post.

See also Mazzola on the Glass Bead Game 
(Facebook date June 7, 2016)
and the Log24 post Symmetry (May 3, 2016).

Music Box

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Guitart et al. on 'box' theory of creativity

A box from the annus mirabilis

See Hudson's 4×4 array.

Related material —

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Stone Logic

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See also "Romancing the Omega" —

Image- Josefine Lyche work (with 1986 figures by Cullinane) in a 2009 exhibition in Oslo

Related mathematics — Guitart in this journal —

From 'Moving Logic, from Boole to Galois,' by René Guitart, 2005

See also Weyl + Palermo in this journal —

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11B/110922-TriquetrumCube.jpg

Point 8777*

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Or:  Expanding the Spielraum, continued

Wikipedia on author Michael Connelly

Connelly had planned on following his father’s early choice of
career in building construction and started out at the 
University of Florida in Gainesville as a building construction major.
After earning grades that were lower than expected, Connelly went
to see Robert Altman’s film The Long Goodbye (1973) and was
enchanted by what he saw. The film, based on Raymond Chandler’s 
1953 novel of the same name, inspired Connelly to want to become
a mystery writer. Connelly went home and read all of Chandler's
works featuring Philip Marlowe, a detective in Los Angeles during
the 1940s and ‘50s, and decided to switch majors to journalism with
a minor in creative writing.[4] He was a student of Harry Crews.

[See also

https://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/11/24/
the-teacher-michael-connelly-never-forgot/
.]

A 2002 novel by Connelly — City of Bones .

Two scenes from a 2014 TV pilot based on the 2002 novel —

The "Bosch" pilot does not state the address, but its location in the
Hollywood Hills suggests a review of Heinlein Lottery in this journal. 

"Bonedigger Bonedigger
 Dogs in the moonlight"
 — Paul Simon

* Title suggested by that of the previous post, "Point Zero."

Point Zero

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A footnote from page 229 of Sydney Padua's April 21, 2015, book
on Lovelace and Babbage —

Pocket Universe

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I first encountered the title phrase, of more significance in art than
in science, yesterday in a review of a book by Sydney Padua

"This could be Heaven or this could be Hell." — "Hotel California"

"Some cartoon graveyards are better than others." — Log24

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Dating Ada

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See, for instance, this journal on Oct. 13, 2015, and Oct. 11, 2016.

See as well page 505 in the May 2017 Notices of the American
Mathematical Society
  (Volume 64, Number 5).

At 64

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"The teas were heaven . . . ."  See also the previous post and
Washnitzer's Princeton obituary from yesterday.

Related material — Another mathematician's death, on April 4 at 64.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Hatched

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Related art —

See also the previous post.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Risen?

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In memory of a mathematician who
reportedly died at 64 on April 4 

Part I: A review by that mathematician — 

Part II: The mathematician's funeral —

"Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 7, 2017 . . . ."
— See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dispatch/
obituary.aspx?n=David-Mark-Goss&pid=184946410

This journal at 1:37 p.m. ET on Friday, April 7, 2017 —

Related material:
The previous post and posts tagged The Gray Legacy.

Homily

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See also Plan 9.

Art Space Paradigm Shift

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This post's title is from the tags of the previous post

 

The title's "shift" is in the combined concepts of

Space and Number

From Finite Jest (May 27, 2012):

IMAGE- History of Mathematics in a Nutshell

The books pictured above are From Discrete to Continuous ,
by Katherine Neal, and Geometrical Landscapes , by Amir Alexander.

For some details of the shift, see a Log24 search for Boole vs. Galois.
From a post found in that search —

"Benedict Cumberbatch Says
a Journey From Fact to Faith
Is at the Heart of Doctor Strange
"

io9 , July 29, 2016

" 'This man comes from a binary universe
where it’s all about logic,' the actor told us
at San Diego Comic-Con . . . .

'And there’s a lot of humor in the collision
between Easter [ sic ] mysticism and
Western scientific, sort of logical binary.' "

[Typo now corrected, except in a comment.]

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Quanta Dating

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From Quanta Magazine  —

For the Church of Synchronology

See also this  journal on July 17, 2014, and March 28, 2017.

Pip

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The title is from a poem in The New Yorker  last December —

. . . pip trapped inside, god’s
knucklebone . . . .

The conclusion of yesterday's Google Image Search for Göpel Inscape

See also "Pray to Apollo" in this journal.

A Cinematographer Departs

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In memory of cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, who reportedly
died at 81 in Berlin on Tuesday evening, April 11, the first full day 
of Passover, 2017.

From a New York Times  description of his work —

"The sinuous shot, which shows people parting  
like the Red Sea. . . ." — Margalit Fox tonight

From Log24 on the reported date of Ballhaus's death:

Friday, April 14, 2017

For the Sunshine Girls*

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Click image to enlarge.

From a 'Göpel Inscape' image search on the evening of Good Friday 2017

* For the title, see "Sunshine Girls" in this journal. 

High Concept

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The twin-column illustration above is 
adapted from Shakespeare's Birthday 2013.

Hudson and Finite Geometry

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IMAGE- Geometry of the Six-Set, Steven H. Cullinane, April 23, 2013

The above four-element sets of black subsquares of a 4×4 square array 
are 15 of the 60 Göpel tetrads , and 20 of the 80 Rosenhain tetrads , defined
by R. W. H. T. Hudson in his 1905 classic Kummer's Quartic Surface .

Hudson did not  view these 35 tetrads as planes through the origin in a finite
affine 4-space (or, equivalently, as lines in the corresponding finite projective
3-space).

In order to view them in this way, one can view the tetrads as derived,
via the 15 two-element subsets of a six-element set, from the 16 elements
of the binary Galois affine space pictured above at top left.

This space is formed by taking symmetric-difference (Galois binary)
sums of the 15 two-element subsets, and identifying any resulting four-
element (or, summing three disjoint two-element subsets, six-element)
subsets with their complements.  This process was described in my note
"The 2-subsets of a 6-set are the points of a PG(3,2)" of May 26, 1986.

The space was later described in the following —

IMAGE- Dolgachev and Keum, coordinatization of the 4x4 array in 'Birational Automorphisms of Quartic Hessian Surfaces,' AMS Transactions, 2002

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Space

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See "Smallest Perfect" in this journal.

Making Space

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The New York Times  online today:

At MoMA, Women at Play in the Fields of Abstraction

" The famous flowchart of Modern art's evolution simply doesn't apply
in 'Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction.' "

Understated Hollywood

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From The Boston Globe  on Monday, February 27, 2017 —

See also this  journal on the above date — Feb. 27, 2017.

From the Midrash Jazz Quartet

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Epiphany 2006 —

Midrash

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Knucklebone

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"The state of the universe, physicists say, is a cosmological
relic—a glass ark with hammered-gold seams, pip trapped inside, god’s
knucklebone, nanosecond high-energy outward burst—kaboom!

and space fills up with proto-stars . . . ."

— "A Natural History of Light," a poem by Marsha de la O,
     The New Yorker , issue of December 12, 2016


"Angel's Bone," by Du Yun, premiered on January 6, 2016 . . . ."

Contracting the Spielraum

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The contraction of the title is from group actions on
the ninefold square  (with the center subsquare fixed)
to group actions on the eightfold cube.

From a post of June 4, 2014

At math.stackexchange.com on March 1-12, 2013:

Is there a geometric realization of the Quaternion group?” —

The above illustration, though neatly drawn, appeared under the
cloak of anonymity.  No source was given for the illustrated group actions.
Possibly they stem from my Log24 posts or notes such as the Jan. 4, 2012,
note on quaternion actions at finitegeometry.org/sc (hence ultimately
from my note “GL(2,3) actions on a cube” of April 5, 1985).

Expanding the Spielraum

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Cézanne's Greetings.

"Cézanne ignores the laws of classical perspective . . . ."

— Voorhies, James. “Paul Cézanne (1839–1906).”
In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History .  New York:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–. (October 2004)

Some others do not.

This is what I called "the large Desargues configuration
in posts of April 2013 and later.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Partitioning the Crimson Abyss

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For the title, see Crimson + Abyss in this journal.

"Ready when you are, C. B."

Hexagram 63, "After Completion"

Monday, April 10, 2017

Bullshit Studies Continued*

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Yin Yang Yung

* See also earlier posts on Bullshit Studies.

Heidegger for Passover

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From this  journal on August 7, 2010  (footnotes added today) —

The title of this post, "Rift Designs," is taken from Heidegger.

From a recent New Yorker  review of Absence of Mind  by Marilynne Robinson—

"Robinson is eloquent in her defense of the mind’s prerogatives, but her call for a renewed metaphysics might be better served by rereading Heidegger than by dusting off the Psalms."

Following this advice, we find—

"Propriation1 gathers the rift-design2 of the saying and unfolds it3  in such a way that it becomes the well-joined structure4 of a manifold showing."

— p. 415 of Heidegger's Basic Writings , edited by David Farrell Krell, HarperCollins paperback, 1993

"Das Ereignis versammelt den Aufriß der Sage und entfaltet ihn zum Gefüge des vielfältigen Zeigens." 

— Heidegger, Weg zur Sprache

1. "Mirror-Play of the Fourfold"

2. "Christ descending into the abyss"

3. Barrancas of Cuernavaca

4. Combinatorics, Philosophy, Geometry

Sunday, April 9, 2017

23 for 23 for …

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James McAvoy —

Relax, Said the Night Man

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From "Raiders of the Inarticulate" (March 22, 2017) —

 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Eye

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"I guess I found my future through Billy Name’s eye.
I saw his pictures of the Warhol Factory when I was
in college and thought, 'Oh that’s the place to get to.
Everyone is so beautiful and it looks brilliant and
complicated – art, music, film, but most of all a kind
of wild life.' It looked like the future as I imagined it."

The late Glenn O'Brien in The Guardian
     
on November 8, 2014.  O'Brien reportedly
     died at 70 yesterday, Friday (April 7) morning,
     in Manhattan.

"… through Billy Name's eye …."
Then there is Kurt Seligmann's eye

The above-mentioned Billy Name appeared in this journal
in July 2016  in the post "Coterie (for Philip Rieff)." Also
featured in that post was artist Kurt Seligmann.

A Google Search sidebar on Seligmann today:

Synchronology check of this  journal on the above Guardian  date:

Saturday, November 8, 2014

At 11:59*

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 11:59 PM 

Fantasy and the Buffered Self.”

*For the title, see Enormous Changes.

See also an 11:59 PM ET post on Thursday, April 6, titled
"Where Entertainment Is God (continues)."

Some related entertainment:

I do not recommend any of the above entertainments,
but they do supply some background for the article
"Fantasy and the Buffered Self" (which is  recommended.)

A Perfect Nonentity

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The title is from Hume:

 "And were all my perceptions removed by death,
and could I neither think, nor feel, nor see, nor love,
nor hate, after the dissolution of my body, I should
be entirely annihilated, nor do I conceive what is
further requisite to make me a perfect nonentity."

— Book I, Part IV, Section vi  of  
    A Treatise of Human Nature

"What is further requisite" — Perhaps  

This four-dot notation ("as") is from a search for Lévi-Strauss in this journal.

See also "That I Am."

Friday, April 7, 2017

Ambiguity

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Alah   —  עָלָה

Aliyah —  עֲלִיָּה

Olah  —   עֹלָה

Related reading —

"Then a 12-14-day Trans-Siberian train ride to Vladivostok . . . ."

— "My First Halloween After Escaping the Nazis,"
     By Masha Leon, October 29, 2015.

Leon reportedly died in her sleep at 86 in Manhattan on the
morning of Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Other related reading:

Personal Identity

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From "The Most Notorious Section Phrases," by Sophie G. Garrett
in The Harvard Crimson  on April 5, 2017 —

This passage reminds me of (insert impressive philosophy
that was not in the reading).

This student is just being a show off. We get that they are smart
and well read. Congrats, but please don’t make the rest of the us
look bad in comparison. It should be enough to do the assigned
reading without making connections to Hume’s theory of the self.

Hume on personal identity (the "self")

For my part, when I enter most intimately into what I call myself, I always stumble on some particular perception or other, of heat or cold, light or shade, love or hatred, pain or pleasure. I never can catch myself at any time without a perception, and never can observe any thing but the perception. When my perceptions are removed for any time, as by sound sleep, so long am I insensible of myself, and may truly be said not to exist. And were all my perceptions removed by death, and could I neither think, nor feel, nor see, nor love, nor hate, after the dissolution of my body, I should be entirely annihilated, nor do I conceive what is further requisite to make me a perfect nonentity.
. . . .

I may venture to affirm of the rest of mankind, that they are nothing but a bundle or collection of different perceptions, which succeed each other with an inconceivable rapidity, and are in a perpetual flux and movement. Our eyes cannot turn in their sockets without varying our perceptions. Our thought is still more variable than our sight; and all our other senses and faculties contribute to this change: nor is there any single power of the soul, which remains unalterably the same, perhaps for one moment. The mind is a kind of theatre, where several perceptions successively make their appearance; pass, repass, glide away, and mingle in an infinite variety of postures and situations. There is properly no simplicity in it at one time, nor identity in different, whatever natural propension we may have to imagine that simplicity and identity. The comparison of the theatre must not mislead us. They are the successive perceptions only, that constitute the mind; nor have we the most distant notion of the place where these scenes are represented, or of the materials of which it is composed.

Related material —
Imago Dei  in this journal.

The Ring of the Diamond Theorem

Backstory —
The previous post
and The Crimson Abyss.

Tagged

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In an update yesterday by Peter Woit to his post
on a recent paper about the Riemann Hypothesis (RH) —

" Nature Physics highlights the Bender et al. paper
with 'Carl Bender and colleagues have paved the way
to a possible solution [of the RH ] by exploiting a
connection with physics.' Some wag there has categorized
this work as work with subject term 'interstellar medium.' "

Math.stackexchange.com

Not the answer you're looking for?

Browse other questions tagged 

or ask your own question.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Where Entertainment Is God …

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Continues.

Pushing the Envelope

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Autistic Enchantment Continues

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See also Autistic Enchantment in this journal.

“Dirac and Geometry” Continues

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This post is not unrelated to previous posts tagged Dirac and Geometry.
See particularly a post citing

"Projective Geometry and PT-Symmetric Dirac Hamiltonian,"
Y. Jack Ng  and H. van Dam, 
Physics Letters B , Volume 673, Issue 3,
23 March 2009, Pages 237–239

A recent physics article discussed today by Peter Woit in a 4:12 PM ET
post — "Some Math and Physics Interactions" — is available in the arXiv 

"If the analysis presented here can be made rigorous . . .
the Riemann hypothesis holds true."

As Woit notes, this is a rather large "if."

Dem Bones

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A note at the end of an article on architecture historian
Christopher Gray in the current online New Yorker  —

This article appears in other versions
of the April 10, 2017, issue, with
the headline “Dem Bones.”

"Defeated, you will rise to your feet as is said of Dry Bones .
These bones will rise again." — Agnes Martin, 1973

Accounting for Taste —

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty at the Oscars:

Ben Affleck, star of "The Accountant," at the Oscars:

See also Prisoner + Bones in this  journal.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Night at the Museum

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"Do you know what he called this place? A museum."

Update of 11:06 PM ET —
A search for background on the "Holiday" screenplay leads, 
via a useful historical website, to

Other Hollywood material —

Hail, Caesar!

Plan 9 Continues

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"Plan 9 deals with the resurrection of the dead."

— Bill Murray in "Ed Wood"
 

For The Church of Plan 9

(The plan , as well as the elevation ,
of the above structure is a 3×3 grid.)

Making Science Come Alive

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From a post on March 13, 2017


Shafarevich was not the only one with a legacy . . .

See also posts in this  journal
now tagged The Gray Legacy.

Test

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See also, in this  journal, St. Cyprian's Day last year.

White Cube

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"Inside the White Cube" —

"We have now reached
a point where we see
not the art but the space first….
An image comes to mind
of a white, ideal space
that, more than any single picture,
may be the archetypal image
of 20th-century art."

http://www.log24.com/log/pix09/090205-cube2x2x2.gif

"Space: what you
damn well have to see."

— James Joyce, Ulysses  

Monday, April 3, 2017

Even Core

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4x4x4 gray cube

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11A/110625-CubeHypostases.gif

Odd Core

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3x3x3 Galois cube, gray and white

Step Two

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"I think you should be more explicit here in step two.

— Caption to a cartoon by Sidney Harris,
American Scientist , November-December 1977

"If any perfection is indicated in the work
it is recognized by the artist as truly miraculous
so he feels that he can take no credit for its
sudden appearance."

Agnes Martin, 1973, "On the Perfection Underlying Life"

Art News

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Related Taos news —

This journal in 2004 on December 16 and December 17.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Dead Reckoning

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From The New York Times  online yesterday evening:

“You need firm ground to stand on,”
Mr. Bolles told an interviewer in 2000.
“From there you can deal with the change.”

Mr. Bolles, who reportedly died Friday (March 31, 2017),
was the author of What Color Is Your Parachute? .

See also a Log24 search for Lyche + Rainbow.

Related material — A poster for "Dead Reckoning" (1947).

Saturday, April 1, 2017

ART WARS Koan*

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http://www.log24.com/log/pix11/110301-Inception256w.jpg

Show me all  the blueprints.”
— Howard Hughes, according to Hollywood

From an old Dick Tracy strip —

This journal in April 2006

The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix06/060414-Finis.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

Cleaning out her studio, Oslo artist Josefine Lyche 
has found some frames from an old art-school audition video —

(Click to enlarge.)

      * Search for "st.+peter"+eve+adam+"first+words"

Beyond All Recognition

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Prequel —

Cube symmetry subgroup of order 8 from 'Geometry and Symmetry,' Paul B. Yale, 1968, p.21

Note that Yale's die design and use of the phrase "rigid motions"
differ from those in the webpage "Solomon's Cube."

Art Space

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(Continued)

Click image for some backstory.

“Whatever he drew was the platonic ideal
of what a cartoon should look like.”

— Bob Mankoff on Jack Ziegler, who reportedly
     died on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

See also "Hexagram 64 in Context," March 16, 2017.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Pushing the Envelope

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See also Red Dragon in this journal.

From a mah-jongg site:

Red Dragon
Chinese Character: “Chung”

"The true name of this tile is represented by the Chinese character 'Chung' which
means centre or middle. The 'Chung' character represents . . . an arrow striking
the centre of a target. The meaning of this tile is therefore – success or achievement."

Into a Dreamland

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See also Weaveworld  in this journal.

Poles Apart

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Ridgepole, not Tentpole.

Women’s History Month

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http://www.log24.com/log/pix11/110301-Inception256w.jpg

Show me all  the blueprints.”
— Howard Hughes, according to Hollywood

Thursday, March 30, 2017

2010 in 1984

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Click for a more realistic view of these years.

The Internet Abyss

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Suggested by the previous post, The Crimson Abyss

"Wer mit Ungeheuern kämpft, mag zusehn, dass er nicht dabei
zum Ungeheuer wird. Und wenn du lange in einen Abgrund blickst,
blickt der Abgrund auch in dich hinein."

"He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself
does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss,
the abyss also gazes into you."

—  Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil , Aphorism 146

From the Internet Abyss on Red October Day, October 25, 2010 —

An image reproduced in this  journal on that same day

Image-- 'Then a miracle occurs' cartoon

Cartoon by S.Harris

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Crimson Abyss

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"And as the characters in the meme twitch into the abyss
that is the sky, this meme will disappear into whatever
internet abyss swallowed MySpace."

—Staff writer Kamila Czachorowski, Harvard Crimson , March 29

1984

IMAGE- 'Affine Groups on Small Binary Spaces,' illustration

2010

Logo design for Stack Exchange Math by Jin Yang
 

Recent posts now tagged Crimson Abyss suggest
the above logo be viewed in light of a certain page 29

"… as if into a crimson abyss …." —

Update of 9 PM ET March 29, 2017:

Prospero's Children  was first published by HarperCollins,
London, in 1999. A statement by the publisher provides
an instance of the famous "much-needed gap." —

"This is English fantasy at its finest. Prospero’s Children 
steps into the gap that exists between The Lion, the Witch
and the Wardrobe
  and Clive Barker’s Weaveworld , and
is destined to become a modern classic."

Related imagery —

See also "Hexagram 64 in Context" (Log24, March 16, 2017).

Design Abyss

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http://www.log24.com/images/IChing/hexagram29.gif  
Hexagram 29,
The Abyss (Water)

This post was suggested by an August 6, 2010, post by the designer
(in summer or fall, 2010) of the Stack Exchange math logo (see
the previous Log24 post, Art Space Illustrated) —

http://www.8164.org/☵☲/  .

In that post, the designer quotes the Wilhelm/Baynes I Ching  to explain
his choice of Hexagram 63, Water Over Fire, as a personal icon —

"When water in a kettle hangs over fire, the two elements
stand in relation and thus generate energy (cf. the
production of steam). But the resulting tension demands
caution. If the water boils over, the fire is extinguished
and its energy is lost. If the heat is too great, the water
evaporates into the air. These elements here brought in
to relation and thus generating energy are by nature
hostile to each other. Only the most extreme caution
can prevent damage."

See also this  journal on Walpurgisnacht (April 30), 2010 —

http://www.log24.com/images/IChing/hexagram29.gif

Hexagram 29:
Water

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10A/100430-Commentary.jpg

http://www.log24.com/images/IChing/hexagram30.gif

Hexagram 30:
Fire

"Hates California,
it's cold and it's damp.
"

Image--'The Fire,' by Katherine Neville

A thought from another German-speaking philosopher

"Die Philosophie ist ein Kampf gegen die Verhexung
unsres Verstandes durch die Mittel unserer Sprache."

See also The Crimson 's abyss in today's 4:35 AM post Art Space, Continued.

Art Space Illustrated

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Another view of the previous post's art space  —

IMAGE by Cullinane- 'Solomon's Cube' with 64 identical, but variously oriented, subcubes, and six partitions of these 64 subcubes

More generally, see Solomon's Cube in Log24.

See also a remark from Stack Exchange in yesterday's post Backstory,
and the Stack Exchange math logo below, which recalls the above 
cube arrangement from "Affine groups on small binary spaces" (1984).

IMAGE- Current math.stackexchange.com logo and a 1984 figure from 'Notes on Groups and Geometry, 1978-1986'

Art Space, Continued

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"And as the characters in the meme twitch into the abyss
that is the sky, this meme will disappear into whatever
internet abyss swallowed MySpace."

—Staff writer Kamila Czachorowski, Harvard Crimson  today

From Log24 posts tagged Art Space

From a recent paper on Kummer varieties,
arXiv:1208.1229v3 [math.AG] 12 Jun 2013,
The Universal Kummer Threefold,” by
Qingchun Ren, Steven V Sam, Gus Schrader, and
Bernd Sturmfels —

IMAGE- 'Consider the 6-dimensional vector space over the 2-element field,' from 'The Universal Kummer Threefold'

Two such considerations —

IMAGE- 'American Hustle' and Art Cube

IMAGE- Cube for study of I Ching group actions, with Jackie Chan and Nicole Kidman 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Bit by Bit

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From Log24, "Cube Bricks 1984" —

An Approach to Symmetric Generation of the Simple Group of Order 168

Also on March 9, 2017 —

For those who prefer graphic  art —

Broken Symmetries  in  Diamond Space  

Backstory

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Click here to enlarge.  Click the image for the source page.

The "this page" reference is to …

Finite Geometry of the Square and Cube.

Also from March 14, 2017 —

Related material

'Children of the Central Structure,' adapted from 'Children of the Damned'

Monday, March 27, 2017

For Peculiar Children:

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A Ghost Ship —

Related tales for the Church of Synchronology —
See excerpts from an RSS feed this evening.

Earlier related material — Peregrine in this journal.

Groundhog Day and After

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A reader suspects Coretta Scott King letter is a forgery

See also "Damning" in this journal on Feb. 8, 2017.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Seagram Studies

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From a search in this journal for Seagram + Tradition

Related art:  Saturday afternoon's Twin Pillars of Symmetry.

Four-Year* Date

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"Eigenvalues. Fixed points. Stable equilibria.
Mathematicians like things that stay put.
And if they can't stay put, the objects of study
should at least repeat themselves on a regular basis. . . ."

— Barry Cipra, "A Moveable Feast," SIAM News , Jan. 14, 2006

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Class of 64 continues…

Uncategorized — m759 @ 12:00 PM 

Mathematician Norbert Wiener reportedly
died on this date in 1964.

“Mathematics is too arduous and uninviting a field
to appeal to those to whom it does not give great rewards.
These rewards are of exactly the same character as
those of the artist. To see a difficult uncompromising material
take living shape and meaning is to be Pygmalion,
whether the material is stone or hard, stonelike logic."
. . . .

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Play Is Not Playing Around

Uncategorized — m759 @ 1:00 PM

(A saying of Friedrich Fröbel)


. . . .

Friday, March 18, 2016

Southwestern Noir

Uncategorized — m759 @ 2:56 PM 

Kyle Smith on April 15, 2015, in the New York Post —

"The ludicrous action thriller 'Beyond the Reach'
fails to achieve the Southwestern noir potency
of 'No Country for Old Men,' but there’s no denying
it brings to mind another Southwestern classic
about malicious pursuit: the Road Runner cartoons."
. . . .

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Back to the Past

Uncategorized — Tags:  — m759 @ 7:35 PM 

"Old men ought to be explorers" — T. S. Eliot

. . . .

* For a full  four years, see also March 18, 2013.

Midnight Special …

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 Continued .

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Security Complex

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"All on a Saturday night" — Johnny Thunder, 1962

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

Twin Pillars of Symmetry

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The phrase "twin pillars" in a New York Times  Fashion & Style
article today suggests a look at another pair of pillars —

This pair, from the realm of memory, history, and geometry disparaged
by the late painter Mark Rothko, might be viewed by Rothko
as  "parodies of ideas (which are ghosts)." (See the previous post.)

For a relationship between a 3-dimensional simplex and the {4, 3, 3},
see my note from May 21, 2014, on the tetrahedron and the tesseract.

Like Decorations in a Cartoon Graveyard

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Continued from April 11, 2016, and from

A tribute to Rothko suggested by the previous post

For the idea  of Rothko's obstacles, see Hexagram 39 in this journal.

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Southwest Furthers

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The New York Times  reports a death on Saturday, March 18 —

From posts tagged SXSW 2017 —

Note for a Vast Waste Land

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 2:21 PM

"Minow is the daughter of former Federal Communications Commission chairman 
Newton Minow, and his wife, Josephine (Baskin) Minow. She graduated from 
New Trier Township High School in 1972." — Wikipedia

That corpse you planted last year in your garden
  Has it begun to sprout? Will it bloom this year?
  Or has the sudden frost disturbed its bed?" 

A Large Superset

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From a post of Feb. 24

From a search for "Preparation" in this journal (see previous post) —

"It is almost inevitable to compare this book to Borevich-Shafarevich
Number Theory . The latter is a fantastic book which covers a large
superset of the material in Cohn's book. Borevich-Shafarevich is,
however, a much more demanding read and it is out of print.
For gentle self-study (and perhaps as a preparation to later read
Borevich-Shafarevich), Cohn's book is a fine read."

"I meant a larger map." — Number Six in "The Prisoner" (1967)

Swimmer in the Ocean of Night

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For Scarlett 

From a search for "Preparation" in this journal —

"In a nutshell, the book serves as an introduction to
Gauss' theory of quadratic forms and their composition laws
(the cornerstone of his Disquisitiones Arithmeticae ) from the
modern point of view (ideals in quadratic number fields)."

From a film in which Scarlett portrays a goddess —

Madness related to several recent posts

Then, with an unheard splash which sent from the silver water to the shore a line of ripples echoed in fear by my heart, a swimming thing emerged beyond the breakers. The figure may have been that of a dog, a human being, or something more strange. It could not have known that I watched—perhaps it did not care—but like a distorted fish it swam across the mirrored stars and dived beneath the surface. After a moment it came up again, and this time, since it was closer, I saw that it was carrying something across its shoulder. I knew, then, that it could be no animal, and that it was a man or something like a man, which came toward the land from a dark ocean. But it swam with a horrible ease.
     As I watched, dread-filled and passive, with the fixed stare of one who awaits death in another yet knows he cannot avert it, the swimmer approached the shore—though too far down the southward beach for me to discern its outlines or features. Obscurely loping, with sparks of moonlit foam scattered by its quick gait, it emerged and was lost among the inland dunes.

— From "The Night Ocean," by H. P. Lovecraft
     and R. H. Barlow

Related news

"When hard-liners seized power in Moscow in August 1991
and imprisoned Mr. Gorbachev in his vacation house on the
Black Sea, Mr. Chernyaev, a guest there and a powerful swimmer,
offered to smuggle out a note by swimming to a beach more than
three miles away. Uncertain where he could take the note, they
dropped the plan. The coup quickly failed in any case."

Thursday, March 23, 2017

More Harvard Ignorance

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"… the leftist war on truth, the never-ending campaign
to recast objective fact as subjective and open to question."

— Kyle Smith in The New Criterion  on March 18

"A sort of flint stone" —

See also the above six-part image in the previous post.

Yabba Dabba Doo.

Best Frame

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From yesterday's post "The Story of Six" —

"… death ultimately provides a frame
for the magnificent picture that is life."

Publisher's Weekly , summarizing the
1987 fable Numberland .

Related news —

From the online Harvard Crimson  today …

Related images —

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Story of Six

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On a psychotherapist who died at 86 on Monday —

"He studied mathematics and statistics at the Courant Institute,
a part of New York University — he would later write   a
mathematical fable, Numberland  (1987)."

The New York Times  online this evening
 


 

From Publishers Weekly

This wry parable by a psychotherapist contains one basic message: though death is inevitable, each moment in life is to be cherished. In the orderly but sterile kingdom of Numberland, digits live together harmoniously under a rigid president called The Professor. Their stable society is held intact by the firm conviction that they are immortal: When has a number ever died? This placid universe is plunged into chaos when the inquisitive hero SIX crosses over into the human world and converses with a young mathematician. This supposedly impossible transition convinces the ruling hierarchy that if SIX can talk to a mortal, then the rest of the numbers are, after all, mortal. The digits conclude that any effort or achievement is pointless in the face of inevitable death, and the cipher society breaks down completely. The solution? Banish SIX to the farthest corners of kingdom. Weinberg (The Heart of Psychotherapy ) uses his fable to gently satirize the military, academics, politicians and, above all, psychiatrists. But his tale is basically inspirational; a triumphant SIX miraculously returns from exile and quells the turmoil by showing his fellow digits that knowledge of one's mortality should enrich all other experiences and that death ultimately provides a frame for the magnificent picture that is life. 

Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

See also The Prisoner in this journal.

Pulp Fiction Incarnate

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From Log24 earlier —

More recently, an image from the above March 18 VUDU date —

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

So Set ’Em Up, Jo

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“Danes have been called the happiest people.
I wonder how they measure this.”

Copenhagen designer in today's online New York Times .
A version of this article is to appear in print on March 26, 2017,
in T Magazine  with the headline: "Gray Matters."

See also last night's quarter-to-three post as well as
the webpage "Grids, You Say?" by Norwegian artist Josefine Lyche.

Raiders of the Inarticulate

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 1:01 PM

 

Harvard Lovecraft

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The review quoted in the previous post continues . . .

"Blue’s book is an attempt to untangle the mystery of her demise,
from the safe remove of Harvard Yard . . . ."

Another attempted untanglement, from today's Harvard Crimson —

Mystery Woman

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From a book review quoted here in yesterday's post
of 12:41 PM ET, "Special Topics" — 

"That teacher, Hannah Schneider, has the magnetism of
Miss Jean Brodie and the film-noir mystique of Lauren Bacall.
When Blue meets her, in a 'Hitchcock cameo,' by the frozen-food
section at a grocery store, she falls under her spell. 'She had an
elegant sort of romantic, bone-sculpted face, one that took well to
both shadows and light,' Blue recalls. 'Most extraordinary though
was the air of a Chateau Marmont bungalow about her, a sense
of RKO, which I’d never before witnessed in person.' Hannah
teaches a course on cinema in a room lined with posters . . . .

From a Facebook page related to the death yesterday morning at
Webster University of the teacher of a course on cinema —

"I need a photo opportunity . . . ." — Paul Simon

The title of the film in the cover photo above is not without relevance.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Requiescat in Pace

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The Chicago Tribune  today —

H. Wilbert Norton, college president
and Christian missionary, dies

Norton reportedly died at 102 on Feb. 20, 2017.

This evening's previous post linked the death dates of two
academics to two Log24 posts that both contained the
following image —

For some backstory, see the Log24 posts from the date
of Norton's reported death, February 20.

Love and Death in Academia

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For tales of the above two professors getting married
(but not to each other) see their obituaries:  Deutsch and Dehmelt.

See also this journal on the above two dates March 13 and March 7.

Res Ipsa

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From The Poetic Quotidian, a journal of quotations—

See also, in this journal, New Haven + Grid.

The Ninefold Square

Special Topics

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A roundup of posts now tagged "Apollo Psi" led to the name
Evan Harris Walker in the post Dirac and Geometry of
Dec. 14, 2015. That post mentions

" Evan Harris Walker’s ingenious theory of
the psi force, a theory that assigned psi
both positive and negative values in such a way
that the mere presence of a skeptic in the near
vicinity of a sensitive psychic investigation could
force null results. Neat, Dr. Walker, thought
Peter Slater— neat, and totally without content."

— From the 1983 novel Broken Symmetries  
     by Paul Preuss 

It turns out that Walker died "on the evening of August 17, 2006." 

From this journal on that date

Monday, March 20, 2017

December 1987 at Yale

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"I was at the time a Yale English major (we read, appreciated,
and discussed the meaning of literature) sunk in the toxic quagmire
of the one and only course I ever took in the literature department
(where authorial intent was ignored and every 'text' was considered
solely on how comfortably it nestled within the shackles of Marxism)."

"For decades de Man had been an avatar not just of leftist politics
but also of the leftist war on truth, the never-ending campaign
to recast objective fact as subjective and open to question."

Kyle Smith in The New Criterion  on March 18

See as well other posts mentioning Kyle Smith in this  journal.

Silvers’s Cartoon Graveyard

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 5:05 PM

Rothko by Levine, December 1978

"Some cartoon graveyards 
  are better than others.
"

Rothko 101

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 1:44 PM

See also Memory, History, Geometry.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

For the Church of Synchronology*

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 7:00 PM

"… and all I  got was this lousy sweatshirt" —

Some posts related to the above Rasmus Hungnes exhibition 
opening date — Feb. 10, 2017 — are now tagged Bewitchment.

* See Synchronology in this journal.

Gravedigger’s Handbook

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In memory of Jimmy Breslin, who reportedly died today at 88 —

From "Dimensions," (Log24, Feb. 15, 2015) —

IMAGE- 'When Death tells a story, you really have to listen.'

Black monolith in death-and-rebirth sequence from '2001: A Space Odyssey'

"Hello  darkness,  my  old  friend.
I’ve  come  to  talk  with  you  again."

Norwegian Sermon

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 11:30 AM

"And the Führer digs for trinkets in the desert."

See also the previous post.

Raiders of the Lost Blocks

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 10:30 AM

See also "Two Blocks Short of a Design."

Delos Incorporated* Sunday School

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 9:00 AM

The 3x3 square

Click image for a search.

* Parent company of Westworld.
  See also Delos  in this journal.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Back to the Past

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 7:35 PM

"Old men ought to be explorers" — T. S. Eliot

"All on a Saturday night" — Johnny Thunder, 1962

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

Update of 8:25 PM ET on March 18 —

"Analysis." — Dr. Robert Ford in "Westworld"

"Master theorist and conceptual genius."

— Jon Pareles, front page, online New York Times   tonight

News Search

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 12:30 PM

See also, in this journal, "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead."

Gamers

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:00 PM

A search for Gamers in this journal yields

The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix06A/061019-Tombstones.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

This is not unrelated to the title of a 2008 
book by Jeremy Gray:

Plato's Ghost:
The Modernist Transformation
of Mathematics
.

Friday, March 17, 2017

To Coin a Phrase

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 9:26 PM

(A sequel to the previous post, Narrative for Westworld)

"That corpse you planted last year . . . ." — T. S.  Eliot

Circle and Square at the Court of King Minos

Harmonic analysis based on the circle involves the
circular  functions.  Dyadic  harmonic analysis involves

For some related history, see (for instance) E. M. Stein
on square functions in a 1982 AMS Bulletin  article.

Narrative for Westworld

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“That corpse you planted
          last year in your garden,
  Has it begun to sprout?
          Will it bloom this year?  
  Or has the sudden frost
          disturbed its bed?”

— T. S. Eliot, “The Waste Land

Coxeter exhuming Geometry

Ball and Coxeter, 'Mathematical Recreations,' Twelfth Edition

Click the book for a video.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Gaming

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 11:03 PM

Taking place from March 16 – 18, 2017
in the Austin Convention Center . . . .

See also the previous two posts.

Product

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"Human perception is a saga of created reality."

— Don DeLillo, Point Omega

See "Important Product" in this journal and the previous post.

Hexagram 64 in Context

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 10:22 PM

"Always with a little humor." — Dr. Yen Lo

Harmonic A

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 9:25 PM

"Analysis." — Dr. Robert Ford in "Westworld"

“Bulk Apperception”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 4:01 PM

"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

"Dear boys — We’re going to have some fun, aren’t we?"

— Maeve in "Westworld," Season 1, Episode 6,
     after her "bulk apperception" has been upgraded
     to the maximum.

"Bulk apperception" is defined in the script as "basically,
overall intelligence."  The phrase is apparently unique to "Westworld."

These two words do, however, nearly  occur together in
at least one book — Andrew Feffer's The Chicago Pragmatists
and American Progressivism
:

Iacta Est

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 2:30 PM

"Though realism is excellent rhetoric, maybe the best,
in a purely technical or instrumental sense,
that cannot be an adequate reason to accept it
as a serious intellectual position. In its tropes of
Death and Furniture we see a rhetoric  that refuses
to acknowledge its own existence; a politics  that
can claim a critical-radical credibility only by
the selective use of its opponents' analytic tools;
and a theology  which is deeply conservative and
seeks nothing less than the death of disruptive,
disturbing inquiry. While tedium, good taste, political
and moral sensibility will properly determine what
sorts of given realities are thought worthy of inquiry,
those considerations are no grounds for promoting
a realist ontology for social science, nor any other
science, nor for rejecting relativism. On the contrary,
relativism is social science par excellence . . . ."

Loughborough University

— Edwards, D., Ashmore, M., and Potter, J. (1995),
"Death and furniture: The rhetoric, politics and theology
of bottom line arguments against relativism," 
History of the Human Sciences , 8, 25-49.

Related material:

Platonic  realism in this journal, yesterday's post Ripples, and

Gravity's Shadow , 2004 —

Gravity's Ghost , 2010 —

See also an "Inception"-related object —

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Ripples

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 3:25 PM

A Scottish physicist credited with key experimental work
in the sensing of space-time ripples has died, today's
online New York Times  reports.

From a BBC obituary online on Wed., March 8, 2017 —

An unconventional R.I.P. from this journal on March 7,
the reported date of the ripple-seeker's death —

"The supervisory read-only memory (SROM)
in question is a region of proprietary code
that runs when the chip starts up,
and in privileged mode."

— Elliot Williams at Hackaday , March 4, 2017,
     "Reading the Unreadable SROM"

Some R.I.P. backstory from a recent film, "Passengers" —

DECK TWO – LIBRARY – DAY

Aurora sits at a library workstation . . .

AURORA

What about research articles, any kind of
technical documents?

WORKSTATION

Hibernation technology is proprietary.
The following articles deal with the subject
on a theoretical level. 

For a "theoretical level" I prefer, see a passage quoted in
the above March 7 Log24 post, "Hackaday Story" —

According to Orphic myth —

  " You will find to the left of the House of Hades
    a spring,
  And by the side thereof standing
    a white cypress.
  To this spring approach not near.
  But you shall find another,
    from the lake of Memory
  Cold water flowing forth, and there are
    guardians before it.
  Say, 'I am a child of Earth and starry Heaven;
  But my race is of Heaven alone.
    This you know yourselves.
  But I am parched with thirst and I perish.
    Give me quickly
  The cold water flowing forth
    from the lake of Memory.' "

See as well today's previous post.

Middle March:

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The Key to All Mythologies  in a Cartoon Graveyard

This is a sequel to yesterday's post Review, which
suggested a look at Lévi-Strauss's The Raw and The Cooked  
in Derrida's “Structure, Sign, and Play," and then a look at the

Financial Times  of February 26, 2010

"The metaphor for metamorphosis no keys unlock."

Steven H. Cullinane, November 7, 1986

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