For more literary depth, see Spider Girl references on March 1, 2005 and August 2, 2009, as well as Raiders of the Lost Well (Feb. 18, 2009). Related religious symbolism: Follow the Harvard links of October 28 ("serious" and then "de facto university motto. ").
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
In memory of Elmer Winter,
who died on October 22:
|Elmer Winter, 97,
Co-Founder of Manpower
Temp Agency, Dies
Today’s NY Times:
“Mr. Winter’s very bad day at the office —
Poem from the firm of
Pemberton, Winter & Stevens:
"After the final no there comes a yes And on that yes the future world depends. No was the night. Yes is this present sun. If the rejected things, the things denied, Slid over the western cataract, yet one, One only, one thing that was firm, even No greater than a cricket's horn, no more Than a thought to be rehearsed all day, a speech Of the self that must sustain itself on speech, One thing remaining, infallible, would be Enough. Ah! douce campagna of that thing! Ah! douce campagna, honey in the heart, Green in the body, out of a petty phrase, Out of a thing believed, a thing affirmed: The form on the pillow humming while one sleeps, The aureole above the humming house... It can never be satisfied, the mind, never." -- Wallace Stevens, "The Well Dressed Man with a Beard"
Thursday, October 29, 2009
This evening’s previous post, “Canonical Cubes,” 7:20 PM, post no. 4281, was in error and has been deleted.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
“There has never since been any serious question that the event from which to date the founding of Harvard College is this vote on October 28, 1636.”
— Samuel Eliot Morison, The Founding of Harvard College
Related material: Columbus Day 2007.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
The sequel to Being and Time,
a post of April 29, 2003:
Learning and Memory
See also Picower in today’s news.
"We have named this journal in celebration of that moment in our century when revolutionary practice, theoretical inquiry and artistic innovation were joined in a manner exemplary and unique." — Rosalind Krauss and Annette Michelson, "About October," October (Spring, 1976, MIT Press) 1: pp. 3–5
“The Game in the Ship cannot be approached as a job, a vocation, a career, or a recreation. To the contrary, it is Life and Death itself at work there. In the Inner Game, we call the Game Dhum Welur, the Mind of God. And that Mind is a terrible mind, that one may not face directly and remain whole. Some of the forerunners guessed it long ago — first the Hebrews far back in time, others along the way, and they wisely left it alone, left the Arcana alone. That is why those who studied the occult arts were either fools or doomed. Fools if they were wrong, and most were; doomed if right. The forerunners know, and stay away.”
Saturday, October 24, 2009
“… has attempted in his books to produce a Science and Art of Reasoning using the simplest of the Platonic solids, the Cube. [His] model also parallels, in some ways, the Cube of Space constructed from the Sepher Yetzirah’s attributions for the Hebrew letters and their direction. [He] elucidated his theories at great length….”
For related remarks, see the link to Solomon’s Cube from the previous entry.
Then of course there is…
Click on figure for details.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
From the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, Jan. 26, 2005:
Abstract: Unit cubes, from any point of view, are among the simplest and the most important objects in n-dimensional Euclidean space. In fact, as one will see from this survey, they are not simple at all….
From Log24, now:
Abstract: The 4×4×4 cube, from one point of view, is among the simplest and the most important objects in n-dimensional binary space. In fact, as one will see from the links below, it is not simple at all.
Monday’s entry Just Say NO and a poem by Stevens,
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Just Say NO
Harvard’s motto is Veritas, i.e., Truth.
Today’s Crimson says a new philosophy professor has joined the Harvard faculty.
The professor, Mark E. Richard, is the author of a 2008 book, When Truth Gives Out.
For related material, see this journal on Oct. 19, 2002: “What Is Truth?.” The conclusion of that entry quotes Jack Nicholson’s classic remark, “You can’t handle the truth.”
For one way to handle the truth, see Pilate Goes to Kindergarten.
Monday, October 19, 2009
“… the most thoroughgoing modernist design element in Hitchcock’s films arises out of geometry, as Francois Regnault has argued, identifying ‘a global movement for each one, or a “principal geometric or dynamic form,” which can appear in the pure state in the credits….'” –Peter J. Hutchings (my italics)
is 64 today.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
A Sermon from Christchurch
in The New York Times
Friday, October 16, 2009
A page with this title has been added to my finite-geometry site.
(For the first version of that site, see a web page cached on August 15, 2000; compare with Ivars Peterson’s August 28, 2000, column “Scrambled Grids.” These pieces are clearly intended for two different audiences, but there is a certain similarity in the subject matter.)
This weblog was built on Oct. 16, 2009, with posts imported from a different internet host. The imported posts have, for now, titles that are simply the date of the post.
— Steven H. Cullinane (m759)
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Click on images for details.
The 1985 Cullinane version gives some algebraic background for the 1987 Curtis version.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Symbols from this journal on the dates of their deaths:
on Friday, Oct. 9,
a symbol from that date:
on Tuesday, Oct. 6,
a symbol from that date:
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Today I revised the illustrations
in Finite Geometry of the
Square and Cube
for consistency in labeling
the eightfold cube.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
"…strict grids of nine pictures
establish an egalitarian
Some are more
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Deborah Solomon, New York Times Magazine, Sunday, June 27, 1999:
Christopher Knight, LA Times art critic, on Solomon:
A reference to Solomon’s piece appeared in this journal in 2003.
of Irving Penn:
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
“Surfing on Finnegans Wake“–
“Shall I try and find a passage?….
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
|Edge on Heptads
Part I: Dye on Edge
— “Partitions and Their Stabilizers for Line Complexes and Quadrics,” by R.H. Dye, Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata, Volume 114, Number 1, December 1977, pp. 173-194
Part II: Edge on Heptads
“The Geometry of the Linear Fractional Group LF(4,2),” by W.L. Edge, Proc. London Math Soc., Volume s3-4, No. 1, 1954, pp. 317-342. See the historical remarks on the first page.
Note added by Edge in proof: