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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Heptagons, Quilts, Mathieu Groups

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The phrase "ghostly heptagons" appears in A Piece of Justice , a 1995 novel 
by Jill Paton Walsh that features some fictional politically correct mathematics.
(See the previous post.)

Related material from a Google search today —

The Ivanov book is new:

“What Interests Me”

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See also a Log24 search for A Piece of Justice .

Saturday, May 26, 2018

#HimToo

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Demolished Update

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See also The Demolished Man  in this journal.

Dirty Dating

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A background check of a date from the previous post —
March 12, 2013 — yields . . .

A Wikipedia check of Porter yields . . .

This  date from Wikimedia — 3 March 2007 — leads to
a post in memory of Myer Feldman, presidential advisor
and theatrical producer.

"It's been dirty for dirty
Down the line . . ."

— Joni Mitchell,
"For the Roses" album (1972)

Grid Design

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Click the grid for the tag 5×5 in this journal.

A related book —

See also the previous post, Bucharest Semiotics.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Bucharest Semiotics

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See Solomon Marcus in this journal.

Related art —

 

Related fictions: The Seventh Function of Language  (2017)
and Lexicon  (2013).  I prefer Lexicon .

Part and Hole

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See also other posts now tagged Hole.

The above review of a Feb. 13, 2018, post was suggested by the
publication date below . . .

. . .  and by today's Arts & Letters Daily  item that linked to it —

Note, in Album , the activities of
Barthes in Bucharest during 1948.

From a May 20 Log24 post, "A Cryptic Message" —

"Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story." — Title of a book by D.T. Max

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Page 162

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Hole

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See as well the previous post and a search here for McGrath + 162.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Annals of Entertainment

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Sounds like a film set for Affleck

Spotlight

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"What could go wrong?"  See . . .

The producers of "Spotlight," a 2015 film about The Boston Globe

Doppelgänger

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The previous post suggests a media review.

Doppelgangers from the wonderful world of entertainment —

   

"We have a clip." — Kalle  (Kristen Wiig on SNL)

Monday, May 21, 2018

Crux

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Illustration for a Warren Times Observer  story of May 12, 2018 —

Related literary background —

Iacta est.

"That's the crux of it, brother."
— William Monahan's "Mojave" script

See as well a related post on 
Sunset and Selma, LA.

Late Great

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Irony. Get it?

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Maniac Strudel

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(In memory of Will Alsop and Bill Gold)

Related material:  Alice, a Log24 post of Nov. 12  (11/12),  2017.

Intrigue, Romance, Drama

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Sometimes Function Follows Form

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Function —

Follows —

Form —

Related material: Eight years ago today, Eliza Doolittle Day 2010.

Not So Cryptic

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From the date of the New York Times  James Bond video
referenced in the previous post, "A Cryptic Message" —

A Cryptic Message

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Some Style

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Dialogue from the 1984 fourth draft of the script, as found on the Web,
for "Back to the Future" (1985) (apparently some changes were made
in the filming) —

A sort of "flux capacitor" (see previous post) —

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan

 plus "e" for Einstein 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Flux Capacitor

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For Tom Hanks and Dan Brown —

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."

See as well a Google search for flux philosophy
https://www.google.com/search?q=flux+philosophy.

Uh-Oh.

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From the linked website —

The circle-in-a-triangle symbol is known as "the triangle of art" —

See as well a post of Feb. 27, 2018:  Raiders of the Lost Images.

Friday, May 18, 2018

The Goods

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An April 25, 2015, Internet review of "The Dead Pool" (1988) —

"The biggest problem with this movie is the fact that 
we have Liam Neeson and Clint Eastwood on the screen 
at the same time and they are not facing off 
in a battle of badass action stars. 
Neeson wasn’t really considered to be much more than 
a supporting character at this point in his career, 
but his recent action run proves that he is the goods."

— Geno McGahee

Click to enlarge the above IMDb screenshot.

See also a related May 16 review from The Boston Globe .

I prefer the remarks of J. G. Ballard linked to here on May 11.

Central Square

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This  journal 10 years ago today  had a link to a post on
Tom Wolfe's "Sorry, but Your Soul Just Died."

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Leap

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Quoted here on May 5, 2018

" Lying at the axis of everything, zero is both real and imaginary. Lovelace was fascinated by zero; as was Gottfried Leibniz, for whom, like mathematics itself, it had a spiritual dimension. It was this that let him to imagine the binary numbers that now lie at the heart of computers: 'the creation of all things out of nothing through God's omnipotence, it might be said that nothing is a better analogy to, or even demonstration of such creation than the origin of numbers as here represented, using only unity and zero or nothing.' He also wrote, 'The imaginary number is a fine and wonderful recourse of the divine spirit, almost an amphibian between being and nonbeing.' "

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

The page number  229 may also be interpreted, cabalistically,
as the date  2/29, Leap Day.

See Leap Day 2016 among the posts tagged Mind Spider.

Speak, Memory

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On the film "Anna" in the previous post

See also the above world premiere date in the posts of October 2013
esp. the post Conundrum.

Related material — An early scene in "Mindscape" . . .

. . . and "The Abacus Conundrum" in this journal.

DATA

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Quoted here on May 7, 2018

Novelist George Eliot and programming pioneer Ada Lovelace —

PBS last night —

Trailer for last night's PBS program on artificial intelligence —

Piano roll for "I am sixteen going on seventeen" (see previous post) —

From yesterday evening's "Strong Women" post

"It's been dirty for dirty
Down the line . . ."

— Joni Mitchell,
"For the Roses" album (1972)

"… for the roses
Had the look of flowers that are looked at.”

— T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets

May 17

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"Well, she was just 17 …" — Song lyric

See as well, from last Christmas Eve, Piano Roll.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Strong Women

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Review

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The title of the previous post, "Church and Temple," together
with today's online New York Times  obituaries for singer 
Lara Saint Paul (d. May 8) and playwright Leah Rose Napolin
(d. May 13), suggests a review

See as well a Log24 search for Isaac Singer.

Church and Temple

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Same Old Story

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. . . as time goes by.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Space Revisited

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"Well, let's see now "

— Tom Wolfe, July 18, 2009

Monday, May 14, 2018

Space

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"A generation lost in space" — Don McLean

See as well Varignon in the previous post.

Logos at Harvard

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In 2013, Harvard University Press changed its logo to an abstract "H."

Harvard University Press Logo, Before and After

Both logos now accompany a Harvard video first published in 2012,
"The World of Mathematical Reality." 

In the video, author Paul Lockhart discusses Varignon's theorem
without naming Varignon (1654-1722) . . .

Paul Lockhart on geometry

A related view of "mathematical reality" —

Note the resemblance to Plato's Diamond.

Blackboard Jungle continues . . .

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… from previous posts on Paul Lockhart.

For more on the new logo of the AMS as a symbol of
politically correct mediocrity, see a post of Jan. 10, 2018.

To the Finland Station

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See also Museum Quality (Jan. 13, 2014).

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Noel

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Wikipedia

"Robert Noel Hall (December 25, 1919 – November 7, 2016)
was an American engineer and applied physicist."

The New York Times  on May 10, 2018

"A product of his inventive labor can also be found
in most kitchens nowadays: the microwave oven.

Yet for all the widespread familiarity of what Dr. Hall wrought
as a remarkably ingenious physicist, his death, at 96,
on Nov. 7, 2016, gained little notice."

A fictional kitchen —

170703-The_Forger-Christopher_Plummer-2015-500w.jpg (500×336)

In memoriam:  Kindergarten Relativity .

 

Reflection Group

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"The moral of this story,
it's simple but it's true:
Hey, the stars might lie,
but the numbers never do."

— Mary Chapin Carpenter

May Tricks

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

The McLean Awakening

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"Oh, and there we were all in one place
A generation lost in space"

— "American Pie" by Don McLean

In Memoriam

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"It is with tremendous sadness that we inform you
that Feral House founder and publisher, Adam Parfrey 
passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018."

Facebook early on Friday morning (12:41 AM)

This  journal early on Thursday  morning (12:25 AM) —

"And they were singin' . . ."

Christian Bale and Amy Adams in 'American Hustle'

Midrash added today —

And singin', and singin' . . .

Friday, May 11, 2018

A Pure Geometry

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From posts tagged Modernism

Sunday, December 10, 2006

m759 @ 9:00 PM

A Miniature Rosetta Stone:

The 3x3 grid

“Function defined form, expressed in a pure geometry
that the eye could easily grasp in its entirety.”

– J. G. Ballard on Modernism
(The Guardian , March 20, 2006)

“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance –
it is the illusion of knowledge.”

— Daniel J. Boorstin,
Librarian of Congress, quoted in Beyond Geometry

On this date 19 years ago…

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See as well other posts tagged Modernism.

Annals of Modernism

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Detail:

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Backstory for Eden*

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* I.e., Hemingway's novel The Garden of Eden.
  See also Northrop Frye and "interpenetration"
  in this journal and a University of Montana master's
  thesis from 1994 on the Hemingway novel,
  "And a river went out of Eden," by Howard A. Schmid.

  See as well remarks by Stanley Fish quoted here on May 7.

The Forbidden Garden

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Nature  yesterday —

"To synchronize participant activity with experimental operation,
the Bell tests were scheduled to take place on a single day,
Wednesday 30 November 2016."

— "Challenging local realism with human choices
      The BIG Bell Test Collaboration"

This  journal on that date, 30 November 2016 —

Cf. other posts tagged Lumber Room.

“For Ten Years, We’ve Been On Our Own…”

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See also May 9, 2008.

Update of 12:25 AM ET —

"And they were singin' . . ."

Christian Bale and Amy Adams in 'American Hustle'

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Quantum Times from Saint Anselm

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"This month also includes the debut of page numbers!!!"

— Ian T. Durham, Saint Anselm College, July 2006

See as well a July 2006 discussion of page numbers here .

On April 2, 2005 . . .

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Nostalgie de la Boue

 "Odd-numbered (recto) pages
read from the gutter (inside margin)
towards the fore-edge;
even-numbered (verso) pages
read towards the gutter."

— From The Golden Compasses 
     "Appendix 8: Impositions and
     Folding Schemes" (page 526).

For Wrinkle in Time  fans —

Enthusiasts of la boue  may consult Log24 posts about the above date.

From a Log24 post of April 2, 2005

Once Upon a . . .

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Click the text below for a slideshow.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Time

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Museum of Slow Art

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From April 2008 —

From the Sketchbook page of next Sunday's  New York Times Book Review 

Backstory —

Wall

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The glitter-ball-like image discussed in the previous post
is of an artwork by Olafur Eliasson.

See the kaleidoscopic  section of his website.

From that section —

Eliasson, 'When Love Is Not Enough' wall, 2007

Related art in keeping with the theme of last night's Met Gala —

See also my 2005 webpage Kaleidoscope Puzzle.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Glitter Ball for Cannes

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In memory of a French film publicist who worked with Clint Eastwood
in 1971 on the release of "The Beguiled" —

From a  New York Times  graphic review dated Sept. 16, 2016 —

It's Chapter 1 of George Eliot's "Middlemarch."

Dorothea Brooke, young and brilliant, filled with passion
no one needs, is beguiled by some gemstones . . . .

The characters, moving through the book,
glitter as they turn their different facets toward us . . . .

Cf. a  glitter-ball-like image in today's New York Times  philosophy column 
"The Stone" —  a column named for the legendary philosophers' stone.

The publicist, Pierre Rissient, reportedly died early Sunday.

See as well Duelle  in this  journal.

Data

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(Continued from yesterday's Sunday School Lesson Plan for Peculiar Children)

Novelist George Eliot and programming pioneer Ada Lovelace —

For an image that suggests a resurrected multifaceted 
(specifically, 759-faceted) Osterman Omega (as in Sunday's afternoon
Log24 post
), behold  a photo from today's NY Times  philosophy
column "The Stone" that was reproduced here in today's previous post

For a New York Times  view of George Eliot data, see a Log24 post 
of September 20, 2016, on the diamond theorem as the Middlemarch
"key to all mythologies."

Fish Babel

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Stanley Fish in the online New York Times  today —

". . . Because it is an article of their faith that politics are bad
and the unmediated encounter with data is good,
internet prophets will fail to see the political implications
of what they are trying to do, for in their eyes political implications
are what they are doing away with.

Indeed, their deepest claim — so deep that they are largely
unaware of it — is that politics can be eliminated. They don’t
regard politics as an unavoidable feature of mortal life but as
an unhappy consequence of the secular equivalent of the
Tower of Babel: too many languages, too many points of view.
Politics (faction and difference) will just wither away when
the defect that generates it (distorted communication) has
been eliminated by unmodified data circulated freely among
free and equal consumers; everyone will be on the same page,
reading from the same script and apprehending the same
universal meanings. Back to Eden!"

The final page, 759, of the Harry Potter saga —

"Talk about magical thinking!" — Fish, ibidem .

See also the above Harry Potter page 
in this  journal Sunday morning.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

The Osterman Omega

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From "The Osterman Weekend" (1983) —

Counting symmetries of the R. T. Curtis Omega:

An Illustration from Shakespeare's birthday

Counting symmetries with the orbit-stabilizer theorem

Sermon

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From The Rockburne Files  —

Sunday School Lesson Plan …

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For Peculiar Children

Category

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"But perhaps there’s more to the [Harry] Potter books
than the term 'children’s literature' lets on —
indeed, so much so that the category no longer applies."

— Maria Devlin McNair in the online Boston Globe  yesterday

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Galois Imaginary

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" Lying at the axis of everything, zero is both real and imaginary. Lovelace was fascinated by zero; as was Gottfried Leibniz, for whom, like mathematics itself, it had a spiritual dimension. It was this that let him to imagine the binary numbers that now lie at the heart of computers: 'the creation of all things out of nothing through God's omnipotence, it might be said that nothing is a better analogy to, or even demonstration of such creation than the origin of numbers as here represented, using only unity and zero or nothing.' He also wrote, 'The imaginary number is a fine and wonderful recourse of the divine spirit, almost an amphibian between being and nonbeing.' "

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

A related passage —

From The French Mathematician
by Tom Petsinis (Nov. 30, 1998) —

0

I had foreseen it all in precise detail.
One step led inevitably to the next,
like the proof of a shining theorem,
down to the conclusive shot that still echoes
through time and space. 
Facedown in the damp pine needles,
I embraced that fatal sphere
with my whole body. Dreams, memories,
even the mathematics I had cherished
and set down in my last will and testament–
all receded. I am reduced to
a singular point; in an instant
I am transformed to .

i = an imaginary being

Here, on this complex space,
i  am no longer the impetuous youth
who wanted to change the world
first with a formula and then with a flame.
Having learned the meaning of infinite patience,
i  now rise to the text whenever anyone reads 
about Evariste Galois, preferring to remain 
just below the surface, 
like a goldfish nibbling the fringe of a floating leaf.
Ink is more mythical than blood
(unless some ancient poet slit his 
vein and wrote an epic in red):
The text is a two-way mirror 
that allows me to look into
the life and times of the reader. 
Who knows, someday i  may rise
to a text that will compel me 
to push through to the other side.
Do you want proof that i  exist? Where am ?
Beneath every word, behind each letter, 
on the side of a period that will never see the light.

Hume, Parfit. Parfit, Hume.

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 "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

— Detail from the ending of Philip Pullman's
     graphic novel "Mystery of the Ghost Ship"

Plugin

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Art enthusiast Phyllis Tuchman in The New York Times  yesterday —

"Ms. Rockburne's understated work plugged into
the prevailing Minimalist aesthetic of the day . . . ."

This was quoted here yesterday, followed by a visual flash drive
of sorts —

Another Parisian flash drive of sorts —

Friday, May 4, 2018

Art & Design

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http://www.log24.com/log/pix11/110219-SquareRootQuaternion.jpg

A star figure and the Galois quaternion.

The square root of the former is the latter.

See also a passage quoted here a year ago today
(May the Fourth, "Star Wars Day") —

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

The Tuchman Radical*

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Two excerpts from today's Art & Design section of
The New York Times  —

For the deplorables of France —

For further remarks on l'ordre ,
see posts tagged Galois's Space
( tag=galoiss-space).

* The radical of the title is Évariste Galois (1811-1832).

Entropy

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A more serious note in memory of Anatole Katok:

"Entropy measures the unpredictability
of a system that evolves over time."

Alex Wright, BULLETIN (New Series)
OF THE AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY

Volume 53, Number 1, January 2016, Pages 41–56

http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/bull/1513

Article electronically published on September 8, 2015:

FROM RATIONAL BILLIARDS
TO DYNAMICS ON MODULI SPACES

Abstract:

"This short expository note gives an elementary
introduction to the study of dynamics on certain
moduli spaces and, in particular, the recent 
breakthrough result of Eskin, Mirzakhani,
and Mohammadi. We also discuss the context
and applications of this result, and its connections
to other areas of mathematics, such as algebraic
geometry, Teichmüller theory, and ergodic theory
on homogeneous spaces."

See also the lives of Ratner and Mirzakhani.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

A Walpurgisnacht Death for Dan Brown

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In memory of Anatole Katok, who reportedly died on Walpurgisnacht,
two readings from a source cited by Dan Brown in his recent novel
Origin

Brown is reportedly a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and
of Amherst College.

Those associated with institutions that are more respectable
may prefer Katok on entropy.

Multifaceted . . .

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. . . Con Figuras de Espantar

"He Who Searches  is multifaceted in structure …"

Publisher's description of a Helen Lane translation
of "Como en la Guerra ," by Luisa Valenzuela
Also by Valenzuela —

Related material — An obituary from The Boston Globe  today
on the April 5 death of Borinsky's translator, and . . .

"He Who Searches" may consult also posts tagged Date.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Galois’s Space

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(A sequel to Foster's Space and Sawyer's Space)

See posts now tagged Galois's Space.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Wake

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Remarks on space from 1998 by sci-fi author Robert J. Sawyer quoted
here on Sunday (see the tag "Sawyer's Space") suggest a review of
rather similar remarks on space from 1977 by sci-fi author M. A. Foster
(see the tag "Foster's Space"):

Quoted here on September 26, 2012

"All she had to do was kick off and flow."

— The Gameplayers of Zan

"I'se so silly to be flowing but I no canna stay."

— Finnegans Wake

Another work by Sawyer —

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Amusement

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From the online New York Times  this afternoon:

Disney now holds nine of the top 10
domestic openings of all time —
six of which are part of the Marvel
Cinematic Universe. “The result is
a reflection of 10 years of work:
of developing this universe, creating
stakes as big as they were, characters
that matter and stories and worlds that
people have come to love,” Dave Hollis,
Disney’s president of distribution, said
in a phone interview.

From this  journal this morning:

"But she felt there must be more to this
than just the sensation of folding space
over on itself. Surely the Centaurs hadn't
spent ten years telling humanity how to 
make a fancy amusement-park ride
.
There had to be more—"

Factoring Humanity , by Robert J. Sawyer,
Tom Doherty Associates, 2004 Orb edition,
page 168

"The sensation of folding space . . . ."

Or unfolding:

Click the above unfolded space for some background.

Sermon

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'Imprisoned in a tesseract' in a 1998 science fiction novel

Sunday School

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From a search in this journal for Desmic 

"As the chaos grew . . . ."

IMAGE- Illuminati Diamond, pp. 359-360 in 'Angels & Demons,' Simon & Schuster Pocket Books 2005, 448 pages, ISBN 0743412397

"We have, in fact, the corners of a cube . . . ."

Saturday, April 28, 2018

RIP: The Peace of Pi

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The Great Rift: Numerator Versus Denominator

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The previous post, "Ask a Stupid Question," 
suggests some vocabulary review —

Let's not forget the slash ("rift," in the terminology of
the previous post) separating numerator from denominator.

See Separatrix in this journal.

Ask a Stupid Question …

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  • Hardcover: 520 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press (April 16, 2018)

Related material — Alma Maman .

Friday, April 27, 2018

Journals

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"Keep your Journals. I will collect your
entire semester’s work on 12/12."

The late University of Montana humanities 
professor Michael Kreisberg in 2002.

See also this  journal on 12/12, 2002.

Elegy for Missoula

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Part I — From 1:30 AM Tuesday

Tom Wolfe in The Painted Word   (1975) 

“I am willing (now that so much has been revealed!)
to predict that in the year 2000, when the Metropolitan
or the Museum of Modern Art puts on the great
retrospective exhibition of American Art 1945-75,
the three artists who will be featured, the three seminal
figures of the era, will be not Pollock, de Kooning, and
Johns-but Greenberg, Rosenberg, and Steinberg.
Up on the walls will be huge copy blocks, eight and a half
by eleven feet each, presenting the protean passages of
the period … a little ‘fuliginous flatness’ here … a little
‘action painting’ there … and some of that ‘all great art
is about art’ just beyond. Beside them will be small
reproductions of the work of leading illustrators of
the Word from that period….”

Part II — Hollywood Moment

Part III — The Kreisberg Syllabus

Part IV — Montana Sunset

Mountain View

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Defining Form

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Images related to the previous post

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A Deathly Triangle

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'Imprisoned in a Tesseract,' a study of novelist James Blish

Triangle Publications

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Notes related to Shakespeare's Birthday, 2018

An Idea

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"There was an idea . . ." — Nick Fury in 2012

". . . a calm and objective work that has no special
dance excitement and whips up no vehement
audience reaction. Its beauty, however, is extraordinary.
It’s possible to trace in it terms of arithmetic, geometry,
dualism, epistemology and ontology, and it acts as
a demonstration of art and as a reflection of
life, philosophy and death."

New York Times  dance critic Alastair Macaulay,
    quoted here in a post of August 20, 2011.

Illustration from that post —

A 2x4 array of squares

See also Macaulay in
last night's 10 PM post.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Dance, Music, Space

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". . . dance, fueled by music, opens up space."

—  Alastair Macaulay in the online New York Times  today

Putting aside the unfortunate fuel metaphor, this suggests a review —

A video published on the above date —

The video has six-plus-two dancers, a more concise arrangement
than the eight-plus-two discussed by Macaulay.

Another approach to six plus two:  the diamond-theorem correlation.

Alma Maman

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"Almost 9 meters tall, Maman  is one of the most ambitious
of a series of sculptures by Bourgeois that take as their subject
the spider, a motif that first appeared in several of the artist's
drawings in the 1940s and came to assume a central place in
her work during the 1990s. Intended as a tribute to her mother,
who was a weaver, Bourgeois's spiders are highly contradictory
as emblems of maternity: they suggest both protector and predator—
the silk of a spider is used both to construct cocoons and to bind prey—
and embody both strength and fragility."

A Guggenheim Bilbao page

Illustrators of the Word

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Tom Wolfe in The Painted Word  (1975) 

“I am willing (now that so much has been revealed!)
to predict that in the year 2000, when the Metropolitan
or the Museum of Modern Art puts on the great
retrospective exhibition of American Art 1945-75,
the three artists who will be featured, the three seminal
figures of the era, will be not Pollock, de Kooning, and
Johns-but Greenberg, Rosenberg, and Steinberg.
Up on the walls will be huge copy blocks, eight and a half
by eleven feet each, presenting the protean passages of
the period … a little ‘fuliginous flatness’ here … a little
‘action painting’ there … and some of that ‘all great art
is about art’ just beyond. Beside them will be small
reproductions of the work of leading illustrators of
the Word from that period….”

The above group of 322,560 permutations appears also in a 2011 book —

From 'Beautiful Mathematics,' by Martin Erickson, an excerpt on the Cullinane diamond theorem (with source not mentioned)

— and in 2013-2015 papers by Anne Taormina and Katrin Wendland:

Monday, April 23, 2018

Blockbuster Exhibition

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Mike Hale in The New York Times  online today —

Review ‘Genius’ Paints Picasso by the Numbers

"… the production’s tinselly soul.

For instance, it’s on the record that Picasso’s lovers
Dora Maar and Marie-Thérèse Walter had
a wrestling match in his studio while he was
painting 'Guernica.'  'Genius' includes that
scene, naturally, but adds its own detail:
The altercation helps Picasso overcome a creative block
and gleefully set to work on the gigantic painting.
It may be news to scholars that one of art’s
greatest testaments to the horror of war was
inspired, in part, by the excitement of being
fought over by a pair of jealous women."

Related Art


 

A Creative Block

Super Symmetry Surfing

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Midrash —

    

Backstory — Search this journal for Taormina.

Facets

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Counting symmetries with the orbit-stabilizer theorem

See also the Feb. 17, 2017, post on Bertram Kostant
as well as "Mathieu Moonshine and Symmetry Surfing."

Sunday, April 22, 2018

No Joke

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Dialogue from "All the Money in the World" —

A related video — New Dakotas, "Hold That Pose."

No Point

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"Check out the … unexpected major chord
in the chorus of 'Time of the Season;' 
each moment defies expectations,
but at no point do the surprises themselves
take center stage or detract from the [song’s]
other elements."

— Alasdair P. MacKenzie, April 20 in
     The Harvard Crimson

Illustration —

The Omega Matrix

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(Continued)

Angels and Demons cross within a diamond (page 306), and Finite Geometry logo

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Kalispell Images

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A Getty logo —

J. Paul Getty and Minotaur, according to Hollywood —

Michelle Williams on art —

A page on Kalispell, Williams's home town

A book by Vachel Lindsay on the area near Kalispell —

Bottom Line

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Remarks on Mr. Nick's Lounge Bar

See also May 19 Gestalt.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Art Death

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The New York Times  this evening at 8:07 PM ET

"Richard Oldenburg, who as the longtime director
of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City
oversaw blockbuster exhibitions of Picasso,
Matisse and Cézanne and a transformative
expansion that doubled its exhibition space in the
1980s, died on Tuesday at his home in Manhattan.
He was 84."  — Richard Sandomir  [Link added.]

See also "the crux of the matter" in a Tuesday post
and the crux from 4 PM ET today.

Time and Money

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Emblematizing the Modern

The Cross of Descartes: coordinate axes

The Cross of Descartes 

Note that in applications, the vertical axis of the Cross of Descartes often symbolizes the timeless (money, temperature, etc.) while the horizontal axis often symbolizes time.

T.S. Eliot

“Men’s curiosity searches past and future
And clings to that dimension. But to apprehend
The point of intersection of the timeless
With time, is an occupation for the saint….”

Once Upon a Matrix

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(Continued)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Inception

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Peter Woit in his weblog today

"Keating’s book is very much in the tradition of Watson’s The Double Helix, giving a portrayal of himself and others that doesn’t leave out the very human aspects of ambition, competitiveness and jealousy.

Unlike the Watson book, which is about a great scientific achievement, the unusual aspect of Keating’s story is that what he was involved in was not a success, but the biggest fiasco in the history of his field. On March 17th, 2014, the New York Times reported on its front page that Space Ripples Reveal Inflation’s Smoking Gun, and this same story was reported by most media outlets."

This  weblog on that date, St. Patrick's Day 2014 — 

The New York Times  front page story linked to above —

'Ripples in Space-Time Support Big Bang'

Something to Behold

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From a review of a Joyce Carol Oates novel
at firstthings.com on August 23, 2013 —

"Though the Curse is eventually exorcised,
it is through an act of wit and guile,
not an act of repentance or reconciliation.
And so we may wonder if Oates has put this story
to rest, or if it simply lays dormant. A twenty-first
century eruption of the 'Crosswicks Curse
would be something to behold." [Link added.]

Related material —

A film version of A Wrinkle in Time

The Hamilton watch from "Interstellar" (2014) —

See also a post, Vacant Space, from 8/23/13 (the date
of the above review), and posts tagged Space Writer.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A Missing Link

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Ben Brantley's review  tonight of an Irish Repertory Theater
production of "The Seafarer" suggests a look at an
earlier New York Times  article on the same play.

From that article  (Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007) —

The target of a link in this  journal on the above 2007 date —

Reflection groups in Wikipedia

"You've got to pick up every stitch . . . ." — Donovan

All in the Timing

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Broom Bridge*

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The Hamilton watch from "Interstellar" (2014) —

On the above date — Nov. 17, 2016 —

* See posts tagged Broomsday 2014.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A Necessary Possibility*

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

— Rodolphe Gasché, The Tain of the Mirror ,
     Harvard University Press, 1986

IMAGE- Harvard University Press, 1986 - A page on Derrida's 'inscription'

An inscription from 2010 —

An inscription from 1984 —

American Mathematical Monthly, June-July 1984, p. 382

MISCELLANEA, 129

Triangles are square

"Every triangle consists of  n congruent copies of itself"
is true if and only if  n is a square. (The proof is trivial.) 
— Steven H. Cullinane

* See also other Log24 posts mentioning this phrase.

Always a Joker

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"Ay que bonito es volar . . ."

Monday, April 16, 2018

“Say Hello to My Little Friend”

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Continued from Nov. 29, 2015.  See Interview + Emma Watson.

The Brooklyn Game

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"Can you bring me some players?"

— Molly Bloom in "Molly's Game"

Happy birthday to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Focus Up.

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From subtitles to the recent film "Molly's Game" —

1893
01:19:40,423 –> 01:19:42,633
I'm the only
Irish guy they let play.

1894
01:19:42,718 –> 01:19:43,851
-I'm not Irish.

1895
01:19:46,549 –> 01:19:48,729
-You're not?
-No.

1896
01:19:50,367 –> 01:19:51,594
-Molly Bloom?

1897
01:19:51,695 –> 01:19:53,570
-You're thinking of the
James Joyce character.

1898
01:19:55,434 –> 01:19:57,286
-I always thought you were Irish.

1899
01:19:57,809 –> 01:19:58,473
-I'm not.

1900
01:19:58,543 –> 01:19:59,856
Can you bring me some players?

1901
01:19:59,881 –> 01:20:02,200
-Isn't there a famous book?
-Okay, Douglas.

1902
01:20:02,239 –> 01:20:04,231
Focus up. Yes, there's
a book by James Joyce

1903
01:20:04,279 –> 01:20:06,482
called <i>Ulysses</i> and there's
a character named Molly Bloom

1904
01:20:06,529 –> 01:20:07,974
and that is why
you think I'm Irish

Blue Fire

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"By means of an idea we can see
the idea cloaked in the passing parade."

James Hillman in  A Blue Fire 

Related material:  Cloak and Dagger

See as well Barbara Rose.

Colorado Olympiad

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Or:  Personalities Before Principles

Personalities —

Principles —

This  journal on April 28, 2004 at 7:00 AM.

Backstory —

Square Triangles in this journal.

A Job in West Hollywood

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For the title, see "Inking," a post of Aug. 5, 2015.

See also West Hollywood in a film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin.

Search for Viper Room in this journal.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Whoosh

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See as well an interview in this evening's online New York Times
by Maureen Dowd with "Exorcist" director William Friedkin —

“I don’t drink,” he says. “I’ve never done drugs.
I’ve never tried grass. But I think Miles Davis
is a reason to live.” 

Snow for Hunter*

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"Like a rose under the April snow . . ." — Streisand

* For the "Hunter" of the title, see the previous post.

Spider Jerusalem

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The square and diamond in recent posts tagged ImTran
(short for "immanent form, transcendent content")
appear also in some posts tagged "Spider Jerusalem."

The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix05/050224-Symbols.gif” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

Selah.

Thanking the Academy

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"Again, Oscars for best director and best picture . . . ."

See also the previous post and a search for
"Plato thanks the Academy."

Immanentizing the Transcendence

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The title refers to the previous two posts.

Related literature —

Plato's Ghost: The Modernist Transformation of Mathematics
(Princeton University Press, 2008)  and . . .

Plato's diamond-in-a-matrix:

Plato's diamond in Jowett's version of the Meno dialogue

Philosophical Logos

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Cover illustration: © Béatrice Machet

On the above book cover, presumably the diamond
represents transcendence; the square, immanence.

See also the logos in a Log24 post of April 10.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Strahlenkreis*

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Or:  A Magic Circle for Penny 

The subtitle was suggested by the character Penny
in today's post on Mathmagic Land.

* Ray-circle. See an image search.

Madison Time

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From the BBC America series "Intruders" —

See posts now tagged Madison Time.

Mathmagic Land

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Continued from yesterday.

From Log24 on July 24, 2014

Later . . .

"Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?"

Manil Suri?

See also The Abacus Conundrum.

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