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Monday, February 29, 2016

“Architect of the Oblique”

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"So, there is one place
where modernism triumphs.
As in the cases of the pyramids
and the Taj Mahal, the Siegfried line
and the Atlantic wall, death always
 calls on the very best architects."
 – J. G. Ballard,
"A Handful of Dust"

In Memoriam

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Film Philosophy

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"Dreams can easily and unexpectedly turn into nightmares."

Oscar speech by J. J. Abrams last night

Related material —

"The static boxes were an invention of Grandfather Horn. They generated a tiny cloud of meaningless brain waves. Without such individual thought-screens, there was too much danger of complete loss of individual personality— once Grandfather Horn had 'become' his infant daughter as well as himself for several hours and the unfledged mind had come close to being permanently lost in its own subconscious. The static boxes provided a mental wall behind which a mind could safely grow and function, similar to the wall by which ordinary minds are apparently always enclosed."

— "The Mind Spider," by Fritz Leiber

Sunday, February 28, 2016

High Concept:

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Daily Globe  Meets  Daily PlaNet

Office scene from "Spotlight," a 2015 film about The Boston Globe

Detail of the above office scene 

A photo from the Web of Mount Baker and Bellingham WA 
that may or may not match the "Spotlight" picture's location.

Update of 1 AM on March 3, 2016 —

A much better match for the "Spotlight" office picture is this image of
Mount Illimani and La Paz, Bolivia, from dreamstime.com

“How did that play out?”

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From the screenplay for the 2015 film "Spotlight" —

Related material —

The death today of an Irish actor noted for a British sitcom:

Frank Kelly, Father Ted's foul-mouthed priest, dies aged 77.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Pontifex ex Machina…

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This time it's personal.

"Mr. Clark's designs built a bridge … ."
The New York Times  today on a computer designer
who reportedly died on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016.

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From Log24 on the reported date of Mr. Clark's death —

All Over Again

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The previous three posts —

— suggest a review of a post from April 11, 2015:

Michael Starbird on Mathematics —

In Starbird's philosophical fable, the "fifth element" is change .
See also the recent post White Mischief.

Back to the Blackboard

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Related material —

Runes to Grave and

Putting the Globe in Global

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See spotlightthefilm.com.

Friday, February 26, 2016

A Manifesto for Mira

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From the February 2016 article in the previous post —

"Over a century has passed since the publication,
in the Paris newspaper Le Figaro  on 20 February 1909,
of a frontpage article by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti which
came to be known as the Manifesto of Futurism ."

This suggests a review of the 20 February 2009  posts now tagged

"A Modernist Manifesto ."

The Manifest O

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"The Manifesto of Futurism  Revisited" —     

Related material — "Manifesto" in this  journal — 
                                 more specifically, "Manifest O."

The phrase GET SPIKED BY EMAIL* above suggests a review of
"Something in the Way She Moves" and "Marissa and the Dropbox."

See also

Marissa Mayer, not amused

* "Get spiked in your inbox every Friday for free."

Overarching

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(Continued)

"The study of social memory allows scholars to
understand how different memories form within
a collective group, thus exploring the societal
and ideological elements of disparate groups
that form the over-arching memory of Melkisedeq."

The Melkisedeq Memoirs , by Cale Staley,
2015 master's thesis at the University of Iowa

Elements of groups that I prefer —

"Right through hell
 there is a path…."
 — Malcolm Lowry,
Under the Volcano

Literacy Test

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כֵּֽאלֹהִ֔ים

Being Interpreted:

9 + 4 = 13.

Midrash

Line at Infinity .

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Mixed Emojis

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For the New York Post 's Kyle Smith

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Media Message

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See a link referencing The Gutenberg Galaxy  (a Catholic's 1962 view of literacy)
in a Log24 post yesterday suggested by a New York Times  obituary.

A different obituary this evening in that newspaper describes a Jew's 1979 view
of literacy.  See "Elizabeth Eisenstein, Historian of Movable Type, Dies at 92."

Related material — McLuhan in Eisenstein's The Printing Press as an Agent
of Change
, Cambridge University Press, 1979.

Eisenstein reportedly died on January 31, 2016. Synchronologists may
consult some media-related material reposted here on that date —

Fittingly, the Times  concludes Eisenstein's obituary as follows —

"This article will be set in 8.7 point Imperial and printed on
one of several presses, including the Goss Colorliner."

For a perhaps more interesting printing press related to change,
see Despedida  in this journal.

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Logos

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For related episodes, see previous posts tagged "The Fit."

Remarks on a Cartoon Graveyard

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For Crimson Jill

The graveyard of the title is from a song by Paul Simon.

Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY
9:48 a.m. EST February 24, 2016

"By popular demand, Facebook is going beyond the ubiquitous thumbs-up button with a new shorthand to express your thoughts and feelings.

Acknowledging that 'like' isn't the right sentiment for every occasion, the giant social network is offering new options. Reactions, five emoting emojis, are rolling out to Facebook's more than 1.5 billion users around the globe starting Wednesday.

With a click of a button, you can choose from new emotions when commenting on a status update. Hold the 'like' button on mobile or hover over the like button on desktop and five animated emoji pop up. Tap on love, haha, wow, sad or angry to express your reaction. …"

The "remarks" of the title —

The "Crimson Jill" link above leads to a Harvard Gazette
article dated March 24, 2015. A meditation from the 
Church of Synchronology appeared here  on that date.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Burying the Lede

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A death on George Washington's birthday

Memorial cinematic storyboard —

Plan 9

Revolutionary

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From New York Times  obituary today —

"The Rev. Fernando Cardenal, a son of privilege
who embraced Latin America’s poor as a revolutionary
priest and brazenly defied Pope John Paul II’s order to
quit Nicaragua’s leftist cabinet in the 1980s, died on
Saturday in Managua. He was 82."

Photo caption from the same obituary —

"Fernando Cardenal in 1990. As education minister of
Nicaragua under the Sandinistas in the 1980s, he
oversaw a sweeping campaign credited with reducing
illiteracy to 13 percent from 51 percent."

This alleged literacy improvement makes him sound like
a Protestant  revolutionary.

For a Catholic  view of literacy, see The Gutenberg Galaxy .

See also the post Being Interpreted (Aug. 14, 2015) — 

Award

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An interview in Smashpipe  today
deserves a Smiley award.

Related material:  "Paul Winchell" in this  journal.

White Mischief

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From a post of Christmas Eve, 2012 —

Memories, Dreams, Reflections
by C. G. Jung

Recorded and edited By Aniela Jaffé,
translated from the German
by Richard and Clara Winston, 
Vintage Books edition of April 1989

From pages 195-196:

“Only gradually did I discover what the mandala really is:
‘Formation, Transformation, Eternal Mind’s eternal recreation.’*
And that is the self, the wholeness of the personality,
which if all goes well is harmonious,
but which cannot tolerate self-deceptions.”

Faust , Part Two, trans. by Philip Wayne (Harmondsworth,
England, Penguin Books Ltd., 1959), p. 79. The original:

                   … Gestaltung, Umgestaltung, 
  Des ewigen Sinnes ewige Unterhaltung….

Jung’s “Formation, Transformation” quote is from
the realm of the Mothers (Faust Part Two, Act 1, Scene 5:
A Dark Gallery).

The speaker is Mephistopheles.

"Mephistopheles is not your name…" — Sting lyric

"You see, technically, chemistry is the study of matter,
but I prefer to see it as the study of change :

Electrons change their energy levels.
Molecules change their bonds.
Elements combine and change into compounds.

But that's all of life, right? It's the constant, it's the cycle.

It's solution, dissolution. Just over and over and over.

It is growth, then decay, then transformation! .

It is fascinating, really."

— Walter White, Season 1, Ep. 1, "Pilot"
more or less as quoted in huffingtonpost.com

See also Gestaltung  in this journal.

Both Sides Now

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(Continued from the link in the previous post to 
a Feb. 20 NY Times  essay on the brain's two sides)

From a webpage on Galois geometry

Postscript

From a 2002 review by Stacy G. Langton of Sherman Stein's book on mathematics, How the Other Half Thinks :

"The title of Stein's book (perhaps chosen by the publisher?) seems to refer to the popular left brain/right brain dichotomy. As Stein writes (p. ix): 'I hope this book will help bridge that notorious gap that separates the two cultures: the humanities and the sciences, or should I say the right brain (intuitive, holistic) and the left brain (analytical, numerical). As the chapters will illustrate, mathematics is not restricted to the analytical and numerical; intuition plays a significant role.' Stein does well to avoid identifying mathematics with the activity of just one side of the brain. He would have done better, however, not to have endorsed the left brain/right brain ideology. While it does indeed appear to be the case that the two sides of our brain act in rather different ways, the idea that the right brain is 'intuitive, holistic,' while the left brain is 'analytical, numerical,' is a vast oversimplification, and goes far beyond the actual evidence."

Monday, February 22, 2016

Schoolgirl Problems…

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and versions of "Both Sides Now"

See a New York Times  version of "Both Sides Now."

I prefer a version by Umberto Eco.

Related material for storytellers and the Church of Synchronology

This journal on the date of the above shooting script, 03/19/15.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Phone Logic

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" 'This is a new category (of device) we’re talking about,'
said Andy Nuttall, HP’s director of mobility strategy.
HP introduced the device Sunday ahead of this week’s
Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain."

— Matt Day in The Seattle Times  today

See also the previous post and the recent film "The Intern."

"Buckle up!" — Harlan Kane

The Masonic Mandorla

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A post for Tom Hanks and Dan Brown

Fictional Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon, as portrayed by Tom Hanks

Yahoo! President and CEO Marissa Mayer delivers a keynote
during the Yahoo Mobile Developers Conference on February 18,
2016, at Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco, California.
Credit: Stephen Lam

Orson Card

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The title is from the name of a character in a new novel.

The title is also the name of a noted author.

Related material from April 2, 2009

"It seems, as one becomes older,
 That the past has another pattern,
   and ceases to be a mere sequence…."

— T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets

A Walsh function and a corresponding finite-geometry hyperplane

"Note that at first, you can see  the 'arrow of time.'
 After a long period, however, the direction of time
 is no longer evident."

— "The Ehrenfest Chains," by Kyle Siegrist, ex. 16

For a different Orson, click on "the direction of time."

Cards

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Reposted from an excellent weblog —

Taking note

A blog on the nature of note-taking.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Nabokov on Index Cards

I came across a recent post on Nabokov's Index Cards by Michael Leddy, which I found interesting.

Nabokov wrote with Index Cards not so much because they allowed associative progression (or because they were somehow like precursors of hypertext for him), but rather because he had such a clear vision of what he meant to create that he could start anywhere in describing it: "The pattern of the thing precedes the thing. I fill in the gaps of the crossword at any spot I happen to choose. These bits I write on index cards until the novel is done. My schedule is flexible but I am rather particular about my instruments: lined Bristol cards and well-sharpened, not too hard, pencils capped with erasers."

"… Since this entire structure, dimly illumined in one's mind, can be compared to a painting, and since you do not have to work gradually from left to right for its proper perception, I may direct my flashlight at any part or particle of the picture when setting it down in writing. I do not begin my novel at the beginning I do not reach chapter three before I reach chapter four… This is why I like writing my stories and novels on index cards, numbering them later when the whole set is complete. Every card is rewritten many times …"

"find a quiet spot (pace the booming surf and rattling wind) where to write. This I do on scrambled index cards (my text existing already there in invisible lead) which I gradually fill in and sort out, using up in the process more pencil sharpeners than pencils; but I have spoken of this in several earlier questionnaires"

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From the date of the above Taking Note  post, a post from this  weblog
seems a suitable sermon for the Church of Synchronology.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

… and Chill

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"Bing Bang, I saw the whole gang." — Bobby Darin

Spacey

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"We're entering Weimar, baby." — Peggy Noonan

"It's there for the weight, dear." 

For the United Church of Synchronology*

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"Everything clear so far?"

Review by Anthony Burgess of the 1989 translation
     by William Weaver** of Umberto Eco's 1988 novel
     Il Pendolo di Foucault 

* A fictional institution in a just-published novel

** Weaver reportedly died on Nov. 12, 2013.
    Synchronologists may consult that date
    in this journal.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Umberto Eco, 1932-2016

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See as well Eddington's "game with four letters" and "BC/AD."

A Watchman for Nolan

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The title refers to the Watchman Rorschach in "Go Set a Structure"
and to Christopher Nolan, director of the 2014 film "Interstellar."

"Watchmen"-like art in next Sunday's NY Times Book Review

'Watchmen'-like art in the Feb. 21, 2016, NY Times Book Review

Go Set a Structure

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Continues, in memory of author Harper Lee.

For some structures, see Logo and Windows.

Marissa Mayer News

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"Have you ever thought about
 the properties of numbers?"

 — "The Maiden" in Shaw's
 Back to Methuselah , quoted in
 the Fritz Leiber Changewar  story
“No Great Magic” (1963), Part V

The Leiber Properties

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See a Log24 search for Leiber + Properties.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

New Kid in Town

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Star Wars: A Seventh Seal

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Published on January Seventh, 2016 —

Also published on January Seventh, 2016 —

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

“Blank Space” Accolades

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A post in memory of British theatre director Peter Wood,
who reportedly died on February 11, 2016.

The Album of the Year Grammy:

From the date of the director's death —

"Leave a space." — Tom Stoppard

The Unfolding

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"I could a tale unfold" — Hamlet's father's ghost

Or not.

The following Log24 excerpts are from a noted mathematician's
recent date of death, and the preceding date.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Immortal Voice

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(Continued)

From Malcolm Lowry's reply in 1947 to a hostile review
by Jacques Barzun of Lowry's novel  Under the Volcano  —

"The end, I suppose, is intended to crush one completely.

'Mr. Lowry has other moments, borrowed from
other styles in fashion, Henry James, Thomas Wolfe,
the thought-streamers, the surrealists. His novel can
be recommended only as an anthology held together
by earnestness.'

Whatever your larger motive–which I incidentally believe
to be extremely sound–do you not seem to have heard this
passage or something like it before? I certainly do. I seem
to recognize the voice, slightly disguised, that greeted Mr.
Wolfe himself, not to say Mr. Faulkner, Mr. Melville and Mr.
James–an immortal voice indeed that once addressed Keats
in the same terms that it informed Mr. Whitman that he knew
less about poetry than a hog about mathematics."

See as well the Log24 posts from the date of Barzun's death.

Dark Lady

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"And I know that she's capable of anything, it's riveting
 But when you wake up she's always gone, gone, gone"

— The Weeknd – "In the Night"

A midrash for Rosenberg from 7/21 (2015)

Monday, February 15, 2016

Global and Local

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Track listing

  1. "Dirty Laundry" (Henley, Danny Kortchmar) – 5:36
  2. "The Boys of Summer" (Mike Campbell, Henley) – 4:45
  3. "All She Wants to Do Is Dance" (Kortchmar) – 4:28
  4. "Not Enough Love in the World" (Henley, Kortchmar, Benmont Tench) – 3:54
  5. "Sunset Grill" (Henley, Kortchmar, Tench) – 6:22
  6. "The End of the Innocence" (Henley, Bruce Hornsby) – 5:14
  7. "The Last Worthless Evening" (John Corey, Henley, Stan Lynch) – 6:05
  8. "New York Minute" (Henley, Kortchmar, Jai Winding) – 6:34
  9. "I Will Not Go Quietly" (Henley, Kortchmar) – 5:41
  10. "The Heart of the Matter" (Campbell, Henley, J.D. Souther) – 5:21
  11. "The Garden of Allah" (Corey, Paul Gurian, Henley, Lynch) – 7:02
  12. "You Don't Know Me at All" (Corey, Henley, Lynch) – 5:36
  13. "Everybody Knows" (Leonard CohenSharon Robinson) – 6:10

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Local and Global

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(Continued)

The Date

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Michaelmas 2004

Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Path

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(The title is a reference to the previous post.)

"Pope Reminds Us The Devil Is Real"
Catholic Online , Oct. 14, 2013

Related material:

The reported death of Justice Scalia

and posts on Scalia in this  journal.

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Game

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"Right through hell
 there is a path…."
 — Malcolm Lowry,
Under the Volcano

High Concept:

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Johnny Cash*  Meets  Fritz Leiber**

*  "You can run on for a long time…"

** See Spider + Snake in this journal.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Accolades for the Soundtrack

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"Le silence éternel de ces espaces infinis m'effraie." — Pascal

(Quoted here in The Search for Finite Space on Mon., Feb. 8, 2016.)

From phys.org today

Accolades poured in from across the science world, as experts hailed a discovery that will help mankind better understand the universe.

"This expands hugely the way we can observe the cosmos, and the kinds of physics and astrophysics we can do," said professor Sheila Rowan, Director of the University of Glasgow's Institute for Gravitational Research.

Abhay Ashtekar, director of the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos at Penn State University, described the discovery as "breathtaking" and said it "will stand out among the major achievements of the 21st-century science."

"We can now listen to the universe rather than just look at it," said Professor B S Sathyaprakash of Cardiff University. "This window turns on the soundtrack for the universe."

Marissa and the Dropbox

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See also posts from the above date on The Zen Ideal .

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Something in the Way She Moves

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Continued from Self-Awareness 
and Master Class 

Playing Bridge

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'Midnight Rider' filmmakers and the bridge

See also last night's "Blacklist" post.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Run On Sentence

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"You can run on for a long time." — Johnny Cash

"Arnold H. Lubasch, who covered crime and the courts
for The New York Times  for more than 30 years and
later wrote a biography of the actor and civil rights
activist Paul Robeson, died on Friday [Feb. 5, 2016] 
in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 83." 

— Daniel E. Slotnik in The New York Times  tonight

Related soundtrack lyric —

Air date:  January 14, 2016.

Cubism

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IMAGE- Redefining the cube's symmetry planes: 13 planes, not 9.

The hexagons above appear also in Gary W. Gibbons,
"The Kummer Configuration and the Geometry of Majorana Spinors," 
1993, in a cube model of the Kummer 166 configuration

From Gary W. Gibbons, 'The Kummer Configuration and the Geometry of Majorana Spinors,' 1993, a cube model of the Kummer 16_6 configuration

Related material — The Religion of Cubism (May 9, 2003).

Monday, February 8, 2016

Space Reporter

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See also "The Martian" posts and a post from
the reported date of Cooper's death.

Backstory:  Posts tagged Space Writer.

A Game with Four Letters

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Related material — Posts tagged Dirac and Geometry.

For an example of what Eddington calls "an open mind,"
see the 1958 letters of Nanavira Thera.
(Among the "Early Letters" in Seeking the Path ).

The Search for Finite Space

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"Le silence éternel de ces espaces infinis m'effraie." — Pascal

Sunday, February 7, 2016

For Fast EDI

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Stealth (the movie) and Stealth (the Super Bowl ad)

Author!

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See also "Intruders."

Sermon

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"Sports may be the place in contemporary life
where Americans find sacred community most easily."

All Things Shining , the conclusion

Or Bolivia —

Backstories — Natural Hustlers.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

At Short Notice

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"Nature generally wins in the end."
Wikipedia on Saki

Ein Stein

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For a related story, search the news.

See also Greek mythology in a post of Jan. 31, 2016,
and Upsilon in this journal.

Seven*

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* For the relevance of the title to the
   above spaces, see Seven-Cycles.

Sneak Preview

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Wikipedia on a George Clooney film released yesterday —

"The studio's major production is Hail, Caesar! ,
an epic set in ancient Rome and starring Baird Whitlock
(Clooney). During a shoot, Whitlock drinks from a goblet
of wine drugged by an extra; he passes out behind the
soundstage and is abducted. A ransom note soon arrives,
written by a group calling itself 'The Future' and demanding
$100,000, which Mannix arranges to have paid. Whitlock
awakens in a beach house and finds his way into a meeting
of The Future, a Communist cell. The members explain their
doctrine to him, and he begins to sympathize with their cause."

See also this morning's post Space Program:

"Bad news on the doorstep…." — American Pie

Noetic Memorial

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Space Program

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Putting the X in CRUX

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11B/110819-XMarksTheSpot.JPG

X Marks the Spot  scene, "The Last Crusade"

For those who prefer the T in SPOT —

Knock, Knock, Knockin' —
A Scene from "Tomorrowland" —

A fan of the declining US space program
knocks on George Clooney's door

For related remarks on the decline of NASA,
see an essay at the World Socialist Web Site 
from August 19, 2011.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Death on New Year’s Day

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From the American Mathematical Society today

Jean Pedersen (1934-2016) 
Friday February 5th 2016

Jean Pedersen died January 1 at the age of 81.
She was a longtime member of the faculty at
Santa Clara University. Pedersen and Peter Hilton
co-authored A Mathematical Tapestry: Demonstrating
the Beautiful Unity of Mathematics 
, which used paper
folding to show connections between geometry,
number theory, and group theory. Pedersen was an
AMS member since 1979.

Related art —

"Spiel ist nicht Spielerei" — Friedrich Fröbel

FAIR Lady

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An article yesterday at Re/code was titled

Why Google’s Artificial Intelligence Boss
Is Taking Over the Search Empire
.

Related material from Log24 a year ago today

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Excellent Adventure

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(Continued from Jan. 29)

For a literary tigress

The image reproduced below was
revisited here on January 27, 2016.  
That date was the reported date of death
for another literary tigress.

Dating a Tigress

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Continued from January 18, 2005 —

See Lili Anolik, "Tiger of the Week," in Princeton Alumni Weekly  
on April 29, 2015, and this journal on that date.

(This post was suggested by the following sentence
by Anolik in Vanity Fair 's current Hollywood issue

"I think that for the city of Los Angeles,
Didion is the Ángel de la Muerte.")

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Philosophy and Architecture

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 2:45 PM

An originally French-Canadian professor of mathematics
at Villanova University reportedly died at 91 on Dec. 28, 2015.

See a eulogy from Legacy.com.

See also The French Mathematician  and the following image,
related to the architectural philosophy of Christopher Alexander,
from this journal on the above date.

Related material:

Remarks on philosophy and architecture at Villanova.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Depth Haiku

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 8:30 PM

From yesterday's 2 PM post

From "Inception" —

Paraphrase of remarks by "Inception" director Christopher Nolan
at Princeton on June 1, 2015 —

"If you have built castles in the air, 
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put the foundations under them.”

— Henry David Thoreau

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Hiroshima Preprint

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 2:00 PM

This morning at 11:44 I happened upon

This was published as

Toshiyuki Katsura, Shigeyuki Kondo, Ichiro Shimada,
"On the supersingular K3 surface in characteristic 5 with Artin invariant 1,"
Michigan Mathematical Journal , vol. 63, issue 4 (Dec. 2014), 803–844.

Related material from later today —

See also earlier Log24 remarks on the Hoffman-Singleton graph
and a remark on geometry for Princeton.

Religious Note

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 1:00 PM

See also the previous post.

Historical Note

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 6:29 AM

Possible title

A new graphic approach 
to an old geometric approach
to a new combinatorial approach
to an old algebraic approach
to M24

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