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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Where Parallels Meet

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:00 PM

The previous post, together with a New York Times  report on
an Upper West Side figure's  death on Friday, suggests a review . . .

Related material —

Illustrations from  a post of Oct. 11, 2010

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/101011-137JungPauli-sm.jpg   http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/101011-SkeletonCrew.jpg

Ich, Du, etc., etc.

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 AM

Recent posts involving the English pronoun IT referred to
classic tales of horror by Madeleine L'Engle and Stephen King.

Those posts suggest some further remarks by Martin Buber

THE WORLD IS TWOFOLD for man
     in accordance with his twofold attitude.
The attitude of man is twofold
     in accordance with the two basic words he can speak.
The basic words are not single words but word pairs.
One basic word is the word pair I-You.
The other basic word is the word pair I-It;
     but this basic word is not changed when
     He or She takes the place of It.
Thus the I of man is also twofold.
For the I of the basic word I-You is different from
     that in the basic word I-It.

— Buber, Martin. I and Thou, Trans. Kaufmann
     (p. 53). Kindle Edition. 

Four German pronouns from the above passage
by Martin Buber lead to six pronoun pairs:

ich-du, ich-es, ich-sie, du-es, du-sie, es-sie.

This is in accordance with some 1974 remarks by
Marie-Louise von Franz

The following passage by Buber may confuse readers of
L'Engle and King with its use, in translation, of "it" instead of
the original German "sie" ("she," corresponding to "die Welt") —

Here, for comparison, are the original German and the translation.

As for "that you in which the lines of relation, though parallel,
intersect," and "intimations of eternity," see Log24 posts on
the concept "line at infinity" as well as "Lost Horizon."

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Aliveness*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:08 PM

"It was a dark and stormy night . . ."

* See also other posts using this word.

A Dream

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:26 AM

Say You, Say Me

Lionel Richie
. . . .

"I had a dream,
     I had an awesome dream
People in the park
     playing games in the dark
And what they played
     was a masquerade
And from behind walls of doubt
     a voice was crying out"
. . . .

 "Something else was behind this . . .
  because it makes no sense.”

— The author reviewed in today's previous post,
as quoted yesterday in The Boston Globe

Say you, say me, say  IT . . .

A comment on Sean Kelly's Christmas Morning column on "aliveness"
in the New York Times  philosophy series The Stone  —

About IT

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:06 AM

Goodreads review of 'Systems Programming,' a book by John J. Donovan

Background: See Wrinkle  in this journal and a post,
Field of Manifestation, from the above 2015 date.

See as well the Goodreads page below.

The six books reviewed by this user were written or
co-written by the author in the review shown above.
Each review gave the highest rating, five stars.

Friday, December 29, 2017

On Becket’s Day

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:22 PM

For those who prefer Becket to Beckett
See a Log24 search for True Grid.

Update of 1:37 PM —

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Rocky Start

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:11 PM

The above prose suggests a musical alternative to the Dec. 21
Camazotz song in the posts tagged Quantum Tesseract Theorem . . .

 

To Play the Villain

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:47 PM

See as well Faustus in this  journal.

Memorandum of Misunderstanding

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:40 AM

Harrison Ford in "Blade Runner 2049" —

Click the above quote for a scholium.

See also the previous post and . . .

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

On Fiction and Mathematics

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 1:01 PM

"There is always an awareness in her fiction
of the subjectivity of perception, and
the kaleidoscopic permutations
that memory can work on reality."

This is from a New York Times  article subtitled
"Alice Munro, Nobel Winner, Mines the Inner Lives
of Girls and Women" 

The New York Times  article was linked to by Marjorie Senechal
in a Huffington Post article of All Saints' Day 2013.

Further material on kaleidoscopic permutations —

See the Log24 post Symmetry of May 3, 2016.

For further material on mining, see Diamond-Mine:

'The Seven Dwarfs and their Diamond Mine

"SEE HEAR READ" — Walt Disney Productions

Winter Fire

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:55 AM

For Day 27 of December 2017

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 3:57 AM

See the 27-part structure of
the 3x3x3 Galois cube

IMAGE- The 3x3x3 Galois cube
as well as Autism Sunday 2015.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Raiders of the Lost Stone

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 8:48 PM

(Continued

 

Two Students of Structure

A comment on Sean Kelly's Christmas Morning column on "aliveness"
in the New York Times  philosophy series The Stone  —

Diana Senechal's 1999 doctoral thesis at Yale was titled
"Diabolical Structures in the Poetics of Nikolai Gogol."

Her mother, Marjorie Senechal, has written extensively on symmetry
and served as editor-in-chief of The Mathematical Intelligencer .
From a 2013 memoir by Marjorie Senechal —

"While I was in Holland my enterprising student assistant at Smith had found, in Soviet Physics – Crystallography, an article by N. N. Sheftal' on tetrahedral penetration twins. She gave it to me on my return. It was just what I was looking for. The twins Sheftal' described had evidently begun as (111) contact twins, with the two crystallites rotated 60o with respect to one another. As they grew, he suggested, each crystal overgrew the edges of the other and proceeded to spread across the adjacent facet.  When all was said and done, they looked like they'd grown through each other, but the reality was over-and-around. Brilliant! I thought. Could I apply this to cubes? No, evidently not. Cube facets are all (100) planes. But . . . these crystals might not have been cubes in their earliest stages, when twinning occurred! I wrote a paper on "The mechanism of certain growth twins of the penetration type" and sent it to Martin Buerger, editor of Neues Jarbuch für Mineralogie. This was before the Wrinch symposium; I had never met him. Buerger rejected it by return mail, mostly on the grounds that I hadn't quoted any of Buerger's many papers on twinning. And so I learned about turf wars in twin domains. In fact I hadn't read his papers but I quickly did. I added a reference to one of them, the paper was published, and we became friends.[5]

After reading Professor Sheftal's paper I wrote to him in Moscow; a warm and encouraging correspondence ensued, and we wrote a paper together long distance.[6] Then I heard about the scientific exchanges between the Academies of Science of the USSR and USA. I applied to spend a year at the Shubnikov Institute for Crystallography, where Sheftal' worked. I would, I proposed, study crystal growth with him, and color symmetry with Koptsik. To my delight, I was accepted for an 11-month stay. Of course the children, now 11 and 14, would come too and attend Russian schools and learn Russian; they'd managed in Holland, hadn't they? Diana, my older daughter, was as delighted as I was. We had gone to Holland on a Russian boat, and she had fallen in love with the language. (Today she holds a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literature from Yale.) . . . . 
. . .
 we spent the academic year 1978-79 in Moscow.

Philosophy professors and those whose only interest in mathematics
is as a path to the occult may consult the Log24 posts tagged Tsimtsum.

Stoned: A Reading for St. Stephen’s Day

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:22 AM

See also Log24 posts now tagged Apperception.

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Kids on a Block:

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:59 PM

A Midnight Special for Charles Wallace


Peter Block —

Old Kid on Peter Block —

See the remarks today of Harvard philosophy professor Sean D. Kelly
in The New York Times :

Alexander's "15 properties that create the wholeness and aliveness" —

This is the sort of bullshit that seems to go over well at Harvard.
See Christopher Alexander in this journal.

Every Picture Tells a Story

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 12:00 PM

The movie marquee below
("Batman" and "Lethal Weapon 2")
indicates that the recent film "IT" 
is set in the summer of 1989.

The marquee suggests a review.  Also . . . .

" the thing that has shown up every twenty-seven years
     or so . . . .   It always comes back, you see.  It."
     — King, Stephen.  IT  (p. 151). Scribner. Kindle Edition. 

    Note that the flashback summer in King's book,
    1958  plus 27 is 1985  plus 27 is 2012.

The Weintraub Opening

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:48 AM

See also posts now tagged Weintraub.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Piano Roll

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

See also posts tagged Root Circle.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Search Result

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:29 PM

The Right Stuff

Filed under: G-Notes,General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 1:12 PM

A figure related to the general connecting theorem  of Koen Thas —

Anticommuting Dirac matrices as spreads of projective lines

Ron Shaw on the 15 lines of the classical generalized quadrangle W(2), a general linear complex in PG(3,2)

See also posts tagged Dirac and Geometry in this  journal.

Those who prefer narrative to mathematics may, if they so fancy, call
the above Thas connecting theorem a "quantum tesseract theorem ."

The Patterning

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:25 PM

See a Log24 search for "Patterning Windows."

Related material (Click for context) —

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IT Girl (for Sweet Home Alabama)

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:35 AM

Friday, December 22, 2017

IT

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 4:08 PM

Movie marquee on Camazotz, from the 2003 film of 'A Wrinkle in Time'

From a Log24 post of October 10, 2017

Koen Thas, 'Unextendible Mututally Unbiased Bases' (Sept. 2016)

Related material from May 25, 2016 —

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Wrinkles

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:00 PM

TIME magazine, issue of December 25th, 2017 —

" In 2003, Hand worked with Disney to produce a made-for-TV movie.
Thanks to budget constraints, among other issues, the adaptation
turned out bland and uninspiring. It disappointed audiences,
L’Engle and Hand. 'This is not the dream,' Hand recalls telling herself.
'I’m sure there were people at Disney that wished I would go away.' "

Not the dream?  It was, however, the nightmare, presenting very well
the encounter in Camazotz of Charles Wallace with the Tempter.

From a trailer for the latest version —

Detail:

From the 1962 book —

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

Song adapted from a 1960 musical —

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

For Winter Solstice 2017

Filed under: G-Notes,General,Geometry — m759 @ 10:30 AM

A review —

Some context —

Webpage demonstrating symmetries of 'Solomon's Cube'

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

A Snow Ball for Clifford Irving (1930-2017)

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 11:45 PM

William Grimes in The New York Times  this evening —

"Clifford Irving, who perpetrated one of the biggest literary hoaxes
of the 20th century in the early 1970s when he concocted a
supposedly authorized autobiography of the billionaire Howard Hughes
based on meetings and interviews that never took place, died on Tuesday
at a hospice facility near his home in Sarasota, Fla. He was 87."

A figure reproduced here on Tuesday

A related figure —

See too the 1973 Orson Welles film "F for Fake."

Some background on the second figure above —
posts tagged April 8-11, 2016.

Some background on the first figure above —
today's previous post, January 2018 AMS Notices.

January 2018 AMS Notices

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 3:03 PM

Update of 9:29 PM ET Dec. 20, 2017 —

See in particular, in the above Notices , the article

"Algebraic Structures on Polytopes," by Federico Ardila,
within the 2018 Joint Mathematics Meeting Lecture Sampler.

Related reading:

arXiv:1711.09102v1 [hep-th] 24 Nov 2017,

"Scattering Forms and the Positive Geometry of
Kinematics, Color and the Worldsheet," by
Nima Arkani-Hamed, Yuntao Bai, Song He, Gongwang Yan
(Submitted to the arXiv on 24 Nov. 2017).

Devil’s Claws, Etc., Etc.

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 1:04 PM

"And Cabots speak only to God."

Departed

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:28 AM

(Tuesday, Boston time; early Wednesday, Rome time.)

"The metaphor for metamorphosis no keys unlock."

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

A Mythologem for Meletinsky

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 11:00 AM

The word "mythologem" on page 55 of The Burning Fountain 
by Philip Wheelwright, revised edition of 1968 (p. 91 in the 1954
edition), suggests a Web search for that word. It was notably often
used in the 1998 English translation of a book by Eleazar Meletinsky
first published in Russian in 1976 —

Meletinsky reportedly died on December 17, 2005.

In his memory, Log24 posts from that date are now tagged Mythologem Day.

"And we may see the meadow in December,
icy white and crystalline" — Johnny Mercer

Monday, December 18, 2017

Mathematics and Art

Filed under: G-Notes,General,Geometry — m759 @ 5:09 PM

From the American Mathematical Society homepage today —

From concinnitasproject.org

"Concinnitas  is the title of a portfolio of fine art prints. . . .
The portfolio draws its name from a word famously used
by the Renaissance scholar, artist, architect, and philosopher
Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) to connote the balance of
number, outline, and position (in essence, number, geometry,
and topology) that he believed characterize a beautiful work of art."

The favicon of the Concinnitas Project —

The structure of the Concinnitas favicon —

This structure is from page 15 of
"Diamond Theory," a 1976 preprint —

 .

Wheelwright and the Dance

Filed under: G-Notes,General,Geometry — m759 @ 1:00 PM

The page preceding that of yesterday's post  Wheelwright and the Wheel —

See also a Log24 search for 
"Four Quartets" + "Four Elements".

A graphic approach to this concept:

"The Bounded Space" —

'Space Cross' from the Cullinane diamond theorem

"The Fire, Air, Earth, and Water" —

Logo for 'Elements of Finite Geometry'

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Wheelwright and the Wheel

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 PM

Wheelwright on 'the still point' at the center of a turning wheel, in 'The Burning Fountain'

From the 1968 "new and revised edition" —

See also the previous post.

For the phrase "burning fountain," see Shelley's "Adonais,"
as well as Logos (a post of Dec. 4) and The Crimson Abyss.

Concrete Universals

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:45 PM

The remarks on universals in the previous post linked to the following
note by James Hillman:

James Hillman, Re-Visioning Psychology
Harper Collins, 1977, p. 155 —

"Myths also make concrete particulars into universals,
so that each image, name, thing in my life when
experienced mythically takes on universal sense,
and all abstract universals, the grand ideas of
human fate, are presented as concrete actions." 
[See note 48.]

Note 48:  Cf. P. Wheelwright's discussion of concrete universality
in The Burning Fountain  (Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University
Press, 1968), pp. 52-54.

For Wheelwright's discussion, see the following excerpts from his book:

Pages 50-5152-5354-55.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Dagger Definitions (Review)

Filed under: G-Notes,General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 11:30 AM

The previous post suggests a review of
the philosophical concept of universals —

A part of the above-mentioned 2011 "Saturday evening's post" that is
relevant to the illustration at the end of today's previous post —

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11/110101-Singer377abridged.jpg

Note the whatness of Singer's  dagger definitions —

Triptychs

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 12:24 AM

Two readings by James Parker —

From next year's first Atlantic  issue

New Testament 'logos' in a review of a David Bentley Hart translation.

From last month's Atlantic  issue

"Let’s return to that hillside where Clayton exited his Mercedes.
In the gray light, he climbs the pasture. Halfway up the slope,
three horses are standing: sculpturally still, casually composed
in a perfect triptych of horsitude."

James Parker in The Atlantic , Nov. 2017 issue
 

Logos-related material 

Friday, December 15, 2017

Matter

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:15 PM

The previous post, "Mind," suggests a search for "n+1" in this journal.
From that search —

The above psychoanalytic remarks suggest . . .

See also "Transformers" (2007).

"Before time began, there was the Cube."

— Optimus Prime

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Mind

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:00 PM
 

Justin E. H. Smith


Detail from a Log24 post of last Sunday

Philosophy

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

The above reading was suggested by a post of
New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 2013 — The Simplest Situation.

See also Ahem (Sunday morning, Dec. 10, 2017).

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Portland News

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:00 PM

An obituary from this afternoon suggests a review of
a Log24 post from last year — 

See also today's earlier post Once in a Lullaby and yesterday's
London Daily Mail — "Kristen Stewart Cuts a Cool Figure" —

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Over the Rainbow Bridge

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:52 PM

Once in a Lullaby

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:21 PM

Trends

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:04 AM

"The philosopher Jerry Fodor was important for the same reason
you’ve probably never heard of him: he was unimpressed,
to put it politely, by the intellectual trends of the day."

—  Stephen Metcalf in The New Yorker , Dec. 12, 2017

See also "The French Invasion," a Dec. 11 Quarterly Conversation
essay about Derrida in Baltimore in 1966, and the Dec. 10 posts
in this  journal tagged Interlacing Derrida. (The deplorable Derrida
trend is apparently still alive in Buffalo.)

According to Metcalf, Fodor's "occasional review-essays in the L.R.B. 
were masterpieces of a plainspoken and withering sarcasm. To Steven
Pinker’s suggestion that we read fiction because ' it supplies us with a
mental catalogue of the fatal conundrums we might face someday,' for
instance, Fodor replied, ' What if it turns out that, having just used the ring
that I got by kidnapping a dwarf to pay off the giants who built me my
new castle, I should discover that it is the very ring that I need in order to
continue to be immortal and rule the world? ' "

In the Fodor-Pinker dispute, my sympathies are with Pinker.

Related material — Google Sutra (the previous Log24 post) and earlier posts
found in a Log24 search for Ring + Bear + Jung —

Four Colours and Waiting for Logos.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Google Sutra

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:08 PM

Suggested by a Diamond Sutra webpage, by a recent Log24 post . . .

Logos for Philosophers
(Suggested by Modal Logic) —

Nietzsche, 'law in becoming' and 'play in necessity'

. . . and by the Google Play Store logo —

For further details, see . . .

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/
Gemmell_William_The_Diamond_Sutra_Chin_kang_ching?
id=VufuAgAAQBAJ
.

Pivot

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 AM

A Web search for "diamond pivot bright" yields . . .

Page 103 of 'Conceptions of Reality in Modern American Poetry,' by L. S. Dembo


An "irrational image" from Log24 (Nov. 26, 2002) —
 

"The beautiful in mathematics resides in contradiction.  
Incommensurability, logoi alogoi , was the first splendor
in mathematics."

Simone Weil, Oeuvres Choisies , 
éd. Quarto, Gallimard, 1999, p. 100

Monday, December 11, 2017

A Diamond Metaphor

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 11:24 PM

For some remarks related to the title, see Black + Algebra + Metaphor.

Illustration of a 'diamond' in Scholze's 2014 lectures on p-adic geometry

There is apparently no relationship between Scholze's metaphor
and my own use of the word "diamond" in finite  geometry.

The Diamond Theorem at SASTRA

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 12:35 PM

The following IEEE paper is behind a paywall,
but the first page is now available for free
at deepdyve.com

For further details on the diamond theorem, see
finitegeometry.org/sc/ or the archived version at . . .

DOI

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Geometry

Filed under: G-Notes,General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 8:45 PM

Google search result for Plato + Statesman + interlacing + interweaving

See also Symplectic in this journal.

From Gotay and Isenberg, “The Symplectization of Science,”
Gazette des Mathématiciens  54, 59-79 (1992):

“… what is the origin of the unusual name ‘symplectic’? ….
Its mathematical usage is due to Hermann Weyl who,
in an effort to avoid a certain semantic confusion, renamed
the then obscure ‘line complex group’ the ‘symplectic group.’
… the adjective ‘symplectic’ means ‘plaited together’ or ‘woven.’
This is wonderfully apt….”

IMAGE- A symplectic structure -- i.e. a structure that is symplectic (meaning plaited or woven)

The above symplectic  figure appears in remarks on
the diamond-theorem correlation in the webpage
Rosenhain and Göpel Tetrads in PG(3,2). See also
related remarks on the notion of  linear  (or line ) complex
in the finite projective space PG(3,2) —

Anticommuting Dirac matrices as spreads of projective lines

Ron Shaw on the 15 lines of the classical generalized quadrangle W(2), a general linear complex in PG(3,2)

Numbers

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:10 PM

See also The Derrida Reader: Writing Performances, edited by
Julian Wolfreys (U. of Nebraska Press, 1998), pages 112-113,
discussed here in the previous two posts, and this  journal on
1/12-1/13. Related material: Polytropos .

Algebra

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:55 PM

Derrida quote from the previous post

See also Black + Algebra + Metaphor.

Interlacing, Interweaving

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:00 PM

The above title should be sung to the following tune

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

Ahem

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:48 AM

(Click to enlarge. Note the infinity favicon.)

" Indeed, one might say that it is possible (ahem ), in another world,
for this article to have been entitled, 'The modal logic of various
set-theoretic multiverse conceptions
.' "

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Lackaday Quotation

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:45 AM

The previous post discussed an alleged description by
William H. Gass of his fellow author Malcolm Lowry as 
"a black magician."

In defense of Gass, it seems that quote is inaccurate:

Friday, December 8, 2017

Mythos and Logos

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 9:48 PM

Part I:  Black Magician

"Schools of criticism create their own canons, elevating certain texts,
discarding others. Yet some works – Malcolm Lowry’s Under the Volcano
is one of them – lend themselves readily to all critical approaches."

— Joan Givner, review of 
A Darkness That Murmured: Essays on Malcolm Lowry and the Twentieth Century
by Frederick Asals and Paul Tiessen, eds.

The Asals-Tiessen book (U. of Toronto Press, 2000) was cited today
by Margaret Soltan (in the link below) as the source of this quotation —

"When one thinks of the general sort of snacky
under-earnest writers whose works like wind-chimes
rattle in our heads now, it is easier to forgive Lowry
his pretentious seriousness, his old-fashioned ambitions,
his Proustian plans, [his efforts] to replace the reader’s
consciousness wholly with a black magician’s."

A possible source, Perle Epstein, for the view of Lowry as black magician —

Part II:  Mythos  and Logos

Part I above suggests a review of Adam Gopnik as black magician
(a figure from Mythos ) —

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Polarities and Correlation

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags:  
— m759 @ 11:00 PM 

— and of an opposing figure from Logos
     Paul B. Yale, in the references below:

Logos (Continued)

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:00 PM

Nietzsche, 'law in becoming' and 'play in necessity'

"Denn die Welt braucht ewig die Wahrheit,
also braucht sie ewig Heraklit:
obschon er ihrer nicht bedarf.
Was geht ihn sein Ruhm an?
Der Ruhm bei »immer fortfließenden Sterblichen!«,
wie er höhnisch ausruft.
Sein Ruhm geht die Menschen etwas an, nicht ihn,
die Unsterblichkeit der Menschheit braucht ihn,
nicht er die Unsterblichkeit des Menschen Heraklit.
Das, was er schaute, die Lehre vom Gesetz im Werden
und vom
Spiel in der Notwendigkeit 
, muß von jetzt
ab ewig geschaut werden: er hat von diesem größten
Schauspiel den Vorhang aufgezogen."

Logos for Philosophers
(Suggested by Modal Logic) —

Nietzsche, 'law in becoming' and 'play in necessity'

Thursday, December 7, 2017

William H. Gass reportedly died on December 6

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:04 PM

"William H. Gass, a proudly postmodern author
who valued form and language
more than literary conventions
like plot and character
and who had a broad influence
on other experimental writers
of the 1960s, ’70s and beyond,
died on Wednesday in St. Louis. He was 93."

Dee Wedemeyer, The New York Times ,
    12:40 AM ET Thursday, December 7, 2017

"Mr. Gass was widely credited with coining the term
'metafiction' to describe writing in which the author
is part of the story. He himself was one of the form’s
foremost practitioners." — ibid.

See as well yesterday's Log24 post and
Discovery of Heaven  in this journal.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Capital Dome

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:00 PM

See also Dome Rock in this  journal.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Scully on Architecture

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:18 PM

"It is not easy to set aside firmly seated preconceptions
in order to look at old material with fresh eyes —
hardest of all to face facts which, if true, are 
so obvious and simple that they should patently have been 
recognized long before."

— Vincent Scully, preface to the 1969 edition of
The Earth, the Temple, and the Gods: Greek Sacred Architecture

See also, in this journal, Slave Boy.

Update of 10:30 PM ET —

This post was suggested by the following eulogy:

"All work and no play . . . ." — The Shining

Bucharest for Kinbote

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:00 PM

New York Times  online headline this afternoon —

King Michael of Romania Is Dead at 96

See as well . . .

Log24 posts on Bucharest.

Space Tune

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 PM

Wikipedia on "Dancing in the Moonlight" —

"The song was played as a wake-up call for Daniel M. Tani,
an astronaut on board the STS-120: Discovery mission
headed for the International Space Station,
on the early morning of October 24, 2007."

See also Log24 on October 24, 2007.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Logos

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:42 PM

See also The Crimson Abyss (March 29, 2017).

In the Service of Narrative

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 AM

See also posts tagged May 19 Gestalt.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Number Two

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:01 PM

The Unreliable Narrator

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:00 PM

"We are very much within the mind of an unreliable narrator . . . ."

— Jim Holt, "Obsessive-Genius Disorder,"
    NYT Sunday Book Review , Sept. 3, 2006

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Songs for Saoirse

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:07 PM

See also Songs of Experience in this journal.

Friday, December 1, 2017

The Architect and the Matrix

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 1:00 PM

In memory of Yale art historian Vincent Scully, who reportedly
died at 97 last night at his home in Lynchburg, Va., some remarks
from the firm of architect John Outram and from Scully —

Update from the morning of December 2 —

The above 3×3 figure is of course not unrelated to
the 4×4 figure in The Matrix for Quantum Mystics:

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See as well Tsimtsum in this journal.

Harold Bloom on tsimtsum as sublimation

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