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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Potter’s Staircase

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See as well "Up the Trinity Staircase" (yesterday afternoon)
and "British Pottery" (Log24 , December 22, 2018).

On the Night Road to Marfa

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:10 PM

http://osburnt.com/nocturnal-animals/.

See also . . .

Template

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

Roberta Smith on Donald Judd’s
ARTnews Writings:
‘A Great Template for Criticism’ 

BY ALEX GREENBERGER

February 28, 2020 1:04pm

If Minimalist artist Donald Judd is known as a writer at all, it’s likely for one important text— his 1965 essay “Specific Objects,” in which he observed the rise of a new kind of art that collapsed divisions between painting, sculpture, and other mediums. But Judd was a prolific critic, penning shrewd reviews for various publications throughout his career—including ARTnews . With a Judd retrospective going on view this Sunday at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, ARTnews  asked New York Times  co-chief art critic Roberta Smith— who, early in her career, worked for Judd as his assistant— to comment on a few of Judd’s ARTnews  reviews. How would she describe his critical style? “In a word,” she said, “great.” . . . .

 

And then there is Temple Eight, or Ex Fano Apollinis —

'Ex Fano Apollinis'- Fano plane, eightfold cube, and the two combined.

Cicero, In Verrem  II. 1. 46 —

He reached Delos. There one night he secretly   46 
carried off, from the much-revered sanctuary of 
Apollo, several ancient and beautiful statues, and 
had them put on board his own transport. Next 
day, when the inhabitants of Delos saw their sanc- 
tuary stripped of its treasures, they were much 
distressed . . . .
Delum venit. Ibi ex fano Apollinis religiosissimo 
noctu clam sustulit signa pulcherrima atque anti- 
quissima, eaque in onerariam navem suam conicienda 
curavit. Postridie cum fanum spoliatum viderent ii 
qui Delum incolebant, graviter ferebant . . . .

A Mass for Julia

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"I know then that the story is there, buried in what I call
my magma. It’s absolute chaos but the novel is in there,
lost in a mass of dead elements, superfluous scenes
that will disappear or scenes that are repeated several
times from different perspectives, with different characters.
It’s very chaotic and makes sense only to me. But the story
is born under there."

— Mario Vargas Llosa, interviewed in The Paris Review ,
Issue 116, Fall 1990

Vargas Llosa is the author of "Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter."


  See also a Log24 search for "Seix Barral."

For scriptwriter-related remarks by one Julia Carmel in yesterday's online 
New York Times , see an obituary about a Tuesday, Feb. 25, death.

See also Log24  posts from Tuesday, Feb. 25, now tagged Deutsche Schule .

To and Fro…

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Continued .

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2020/02/
the-restless-spirit-of-the-enlightenment/

See as well instances of "to and fro" in this  journal.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Material

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See as well this  journal on that date — Oct. 25, 2013.

Up the Trinity Staircase

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Or:  The Newman Prize  Continues.

Freeman Dyson reportedly died today.  In memoriam ,
some remarks by Dyson from Hiroshima Day 1979 —

(Click to enlarge.)

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Deep Space Odyssey

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:32 PM

From a search for Maniac in this journal

Related meditations —

For Taylor Swift* as Dirk Pitt

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(Pace  the late Clive Cussler)

* See her new video "The Man."

Occult Writings

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:44 PM

From the author who in 2001 described "God's fingerprint"
(see the previous post) —

From the same publisher —

From other posts tagged Triskele in this journal —

IMAGE- Eightfold cube with detail of triskelion structure

Other geometry for enthusiasts of the esoteric —

Monday, November 4, 2019

As Above, So Below*

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Tags:  —
m759 @ 5:43 AM 

Braucht´s noch Text?

       — Deutsche Schule Montevideo

* An "established rule of law
across occult writings.
"

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

“Perfect”

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:59 PM

Usage example —

(Click to enlarge.)

See also the previous post as well as PG(3,2),
Schoolgirl Space, and Tetrahedron vs. Square.

Blockheads…

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:43 PM

Continues.

"Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is."

— Wallace Stevens

In Memoriam

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"Dirk Pitt is a fictional character created by American novelist Clive Cussler 
and featured in a series of novels published from 1976 to 2009. Pitt is a
larger-than-life hero reminiscent of pulp magazine icon Doc Savage."

Wikipedia

"Algebra is the offer made by the devil to the mathematician."

— Sir Michael Atiyah, quoted here in Two Views of Finite Space.

Author Clive Cussler, who reportedly died Monday at 88 —

“I detested school,” he told Publishers Weekly  in 1994.
“I was always the kid who was staring out the window.
While the teacher was lecturing on algebra, I was on
the deck of a pirate ship or in an airplane shooting down
the Red Baron.”

Related material —

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Classics Illustrated

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An image I saved on Oct. 26, 2016 —

Related New York Times  opinion from that
same date —

"Every political movement in a democracy is
shaped like a pyramid — elite actors on the top,
the masses underneath." 

Masks of the Illuminati:

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:46 AM

The Sternheim Portrait  (For Harlan Kane)

From last night's 1:01 AM post

Detail —

This portrait is of German playwright Carl Sternheim.

Steve Martin's version of Sternheim's 1910 play "The Underpants"
reportedly opened on November 3, 2006.

My own interests on that date lay elsewhere . . .

Related abstract art —

Dance 101: A Leg Up

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Hidden Figure

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:55 PM
 

"There is  such a thing as  ▦  ."

— Saying adapted from a 1962 young-adult novel.

For “Time Cube” Fans

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See also Time Cube elsewhere in this  journal.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

The Representation of Reality

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"Although art is fundamentally everywhere and always the same,
nevertheless two main human inclinations, diametrically opposed
to each other, appear in its many and varied expressions. ….
The first aims at representing reality objectively, the second subjectively." 

Mondrian, 1936  [Links added.]

An image search today (click to enlarge) —

Image search for 'Eightfold Cube'

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Remembering Speechlessly

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:54 PM

"Remembering speechlessly we seek
the great forgotten language . . . ."

— Thomas Wolfe 

"At the point of convergence
the play of similarities and differences
cancels itself out in order that 
identity alone may shine forth
The illusion of motionlessness,
the play of mirrors of the one
identity is completely empty;
it is a crystallization and
in its transparent core
the movement of analogy 
begins all over once again."

— The Monkey Grammarian 

by Octavio Paz, translated by Helen Lane 


See also other posts now tagged Transparent Things.

Friday, February 21, 2020

To and Fro, Back and …

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:44 PM

Also on January 27, 2017 . . .

For other appearances of John Hurt here,
see 1984 Cubes.

Update of 12:45 AM Feb. 22 —

A check of later obituaries reveals that Hurt may well
have died on January 25, 2017, not January 27 as above.

Thus the following remarks may be more appropriate:

Not to mention what, why, who, and how.

Frozen

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

In Memory of Jack Youngerman…

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An abstract artist who reportedly died at 93 yesterday.

A search in this  journal for Shubnikov yields

"Raiders of the Lost Stone" (December 26, 2017).

Once Upon a Time in Las Vegas

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Wheel Turnin’ ’Round and ’Round

In Memory of Hunter S. Thompson

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“Continue to exercise caution with stories that can only be
corroborated by dead guys."

— Intelligence officer Frank Anderson in the previous post.

Tale

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:45 AM

“Continue to exercise caution with stories that can only be
corroborated by dead guys. Fabricated stories are almost
never made up out of whole cloth, but are made by stitching
together generally known facts with bits of uncheckable fantasy.”

— Intelligence officer Frank Anderson, who reportedly
died on January 27, 2020.

This journal on that date

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Aitchison’s Octads

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:36 AM

The 759 octads of the Steiner system S(5,8,24) are displayed
rather neatly in the Miracle Octad Generator of R. T. Curtis.

A March 9, 2018, construction by Iain Aitchison* pictures the
759 octads on the faces of a cube , with octad elements the
24 edges of a  cuboctahedron :

The Curtis octads are related to symmetries of the square.

See my webpage "Geometry of the 4×4 square" from March 2004.
Aitchison's p. 42 slide includes an illustration from that page —

Aitchison's  octads are instead related to symmetries of the cube.

Note that essentially the same model as Aitchison's can be pictured 
by using, instead of the 24 edges of a cuboctahedron, the 24 outer 
faces of subcubes in the eightfold cube .

The Eightfold Cube: The Beauty of Klein's Simple Group

   Image from Christmas Day 2005.

http://www.math.sci.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/branched/files/2018/
presentations/Aitchison-Hiroshima-2-2018.pdf
.
See also Aitchison in this journal.

 
 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

For Rose the Hat

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"Three quarks for Muster Mark!"
Finnegans Wake

(University of Chicago Press, 2015)

New Spaces: The Ninth Gate

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"Nothing  opens up new spaces…."

— Book description from the University of Chicago Press,
shown here on February Ninth, 2020:

See as well the Roman Polanski film "The Ninth Gate" and
an obituary reporting a death on February Ninth.

"… while at the end I didn't yearn for spectacular special effects,
I did wish for spectacular information–something awesome,
not just a fade to white." — Roger Ebert, March 10, 2000

Monday, February 17, 2020

Universal Beauty

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:38 PM

Remarks by Rosalind Krauss in the previous post suggest a look at

Then there is the universal beauty of oneself :

Jung's Four-Diamond Figure from Aion

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10A/100615-JungImago.gif

This figure was devised by Jung
to represent the Self.

RIP Charles Portis

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     See also "True Grid " in this  journal.

Rosalind Krauss
in "Grids," 1979:

"If we open any tract– Plastic Art and Pure Plastic Art  or The Non-Objective World , for instance– we will find that Mondrian and Malevich are not discussing canvas or pigment or graphite or any other form of matter.  They are talking about Being or Mind or Spirit.  From their point of view, the grid is a staircase to the Universal, and they are not interested in what happens below in the Concrete.

Or, to take a more up-to-date example…."

"He was looking at the nine engravings and at the circle,
checking strange correspondences between them."
– The Club Dumas , 1993

"And it's whispered that soon if we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason."
– Robert Plant, 1971

The nine engravings of The Club Dumas
(filmed as "The Ninth Gate") are perhaps more
an example of the concrete than of the universal.

An example of the universal— or, according to Krauss,
a "staircase" to the universal— is the ninefold square:

The image “http://www.log24.com/theory/images/grid3x3.gif” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

"This is the garden of Apollo, the field of Reason…."
– John Outram, architect    

See as well . . .

Lines

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"A fusion of all three" . . .

Voilà

(Illustration from Aug. 30, 2015)

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Zen and the Art

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(Continued)

Catalyst

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The previous post suggests a flashback . . .

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Invisible Laws

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" And the song of love's recision . . . ." — E. L. Doctorow

Friday, February 14, 2020

A Line from “The Irishman” —

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:57 PM

"What Kind of Fish?" 

Deeper Penetration

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The title is a phrase by Einstein (see previous post).

Related material — Posts now tagged Declamation.

Math Woo

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"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.
One seeks the most general ideas of operation which will
bring together in simple, logical and unified form the largest
possible circle of formal relationships. In this effort toward
logical beauty spiritual formulas are discovered necessary
for the deeper penetration into the laws of nature."

— Albert Einstein, May 1, 1935, obituary for Emmy Noether
(Quoted in part, without source, in Quanta Magazine  yesterday.)

Church Valentine…

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:38 AM

Once Upon a Time in New Hampshire

See as well this  journal on the above date, 
in posts tagged "Semiotic Watchman."

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Zero Sum

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The novel Zero Sum Game  by S. L. Huang is reviewed in the
March 2020 Notices of the American Mathematical Society .

For the same novel in this  journal, see posts tagged Berlekamp's Game.

Square-Triangle Mappings: The Continuous Case

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

On Feb. 11, Christian Lawson-Perfect posed an interesting question
about mappings between square and triangular grids:

For the same question posed about non -continuous bijections,
see "Triangles are Square."

I posed the related non– continuous question in correspondence in
the 1980's, and later online in 2012. Naturally, I wondered in the
1980's about the continuous  question and conformal  mappings, 
but didn't follow up that line of thought.

Perfect last appeared in this journal on May 20, 2014,
in the HTML title line for the link "offensive."

Goal

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:17 AM

"So ist das Selbst auch das Ziel des Lebens…."
"The Self is our life's goal…."

— Carl Jung, as quoted and translated by Paul Bishop in 
The Dionysian Self  (de Gruyter, 1995, p. 344).

His  goal, perhaps.

Happy birthday to Sophia Lillis, who turns 18 today.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Reality Bond

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The plane at left is modeled naturally by 
seven types of "cuts" in the cube at right.

 

Fano.space

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The above new URL fano.space redirects to finitegeometry.org/sc.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Pair of Aces

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:24 PM

Steam Heat (Pace Stephen King and Bob Fosse)

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:23 AM

[Steam calliope plays] As a stationary object,
it always needs to be activated.
— Kara Walker at

https://amara.org/en/videos/WyaakarvecMR/info/
kara-walker-jason-moran-sending-out-a-signal-
art21-extended-play/

Backstory —

See also this  journal on the above "catastrophe" weekend.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Masks from Diagon Alley

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:21 PM

Related posts: The Mask of Zero and Pro Bono.

Notes for Doctor Sleep

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Or:  Plato's Cave.

See also this  journal on November 9, 2003

A post on Wittgenstein's "counting pattern"

4x4 array of dots

Carney Art

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:56 PM

"Address the ball." — Art Carney in
"The Honeymooners," 1955.

See as well "Nightmare Alley."

Gap Dance

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:26 AM

But more, much more than that

… She did it  side ways.

In some earlier news from Development Hell

See as well this  journal's report of a death on that date.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Build It And They Will …

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:42 PM

See also "Missing Pieces" (October 3, 2009).

Hors d’Oeuvre

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 1:29 PM

From the May Day 2016 link above, in "Sunday Appetizer from 1984"

The 2015 German edition of Beautiful Mathematics ,
a 2011 Mathematical Association of America (MAA) book,
was retitled Mathematische Appetithäppchen —
Mathematical Appetizers . The German edition mentions
the author's source, omitted in the original American edition,
for his section 5.17, "A Group of Operations" (in German,
5.17, "Eine Gruppe von Operationen") —  

Mathematische Appetithäppchen:
Faszinierende Bilder. Packende Formeln. Reizvolle Sätze

Autor: Erickson, Martin —

"Weitere Informationen zu diesem Themenkreis finden sich unter

http://​www.​encyclopediaofma​th.​org/
​index.​php/​Cullinane_​diamond_​theorem

und

http://​finitegeometry.​org/​sc/​gen/​coord.​html ."

That source was a document that has been on the Web
since 2002. The document was submitted to the MAA
in 1984 but was rejected. The German edition omits the
document's title, and describes it as merely a source for
"further information on this subject area."

From the Gap Dance link above, in "Reading for Devil's Night" —

Das Nichts nichtet.” — Martin Heidegger.

And "Appropriation Appropriates."

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Multispeech

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:09 PM

See the title in this journal. Related material —
"Aimee Lucido's New Yorker puzzle" (answers shown)
in Diary of a Crossword Fiend,  and The Demolished Man 
in this  journal.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Correspondences

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:05 PM

The 15  2-subsets of a 6-set correspond to the 15 points of PG(3,2).
(Cullinane, 1986*)

The 35  3-subsets of a 7-set correspond to the 35 lines of PG(3,2).
(Conwell, 1910)

The 56  3-subsets of an 8-set correspond to the 56 spreads of PG(3,2).
(Seidel, 1970)

Each correspondence above may have been investigated earlier than
indicated by the above dates , which are the earliest I know of.

See also Correspondences in this journal.

* The above 1986 construction of PG(3,2) from a 6-set also appeared
in the work of other authors in 1994 and 2002 . . .

Addendum at 5:09 PM suggested by an obituary today for Stephen Joyce:

See as well the word correspondences  in 
"James Joyce and the Hermetic Tradition," by William York Tindall
(Journal of the History of Ideas , Jan. 1954).

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The Dark Fields…

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:30 PM

Continues .

Game of Shadows…

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Continues.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Dialectic for Leftists

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“The dialectic is the play that the last instance opens up
between itself and other ‘instances’, but this dialectic is
materialist: it is not played out up in the air, it is played out
in the play opened up by the last instance, which is material.”

— Louis Althusser, as quoted by Christopher Bray at
https://thecritic.co.uk/issues/february-2020/inveterate-ignoramus/

See also Althusser in this  journal.

Appropriation Appropriates*

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:29 PM

* A weblog motto. See
http://enowning.blogspot.com/
2007/07/alfred-denkers-dictionary-on-ereignis.html
.

That Ereignis  post is dated July 3, 2007.
Related material for the Church of Synchronology —

"The deepest strain in a religion is the particular
and particularistic doctrine it asserts at its heart,
in the company of such pronouncements as
‘Thou shalt have no other Gods before me.’
Take the deepest strain of religion away…
and what remains are the surface pieties — 
abstractions without substantive bite — 
to which everyone will assent
because they are empty, insipid, and safe."

— Stanley Fish, quoted here on July 3, 2007
The opening date of the film "Transformers."

The opening pronouncement of "Transformers" —

"Before time began, there was the Cube."

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Philosophy in a Cartoon Graveyard

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:04 PM

But seriously …

Behind the Babble

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:00 PM

From a New York Times  obituary today recounting
the life of a psychoanalyst who reportedly died at 94 on
January 16  —

"Dr. Shengold began treating Dr. Sacks in 1966 for
an amphetamine addiction. He continued to see him for
nearly a half-century.

'Above all, Shengold has taught me attention,'
 Dr. Sacks said in an interview in 2012 for the website
Web of Stories, an archive of stories told by prominent
scientists and other people. 'And what is sometimes
called listening with a third ear — listening to what is
behind the babble.' "

Previously in Log24

The New Yorker, issue dated July 23, 2007, page 42:

“While out-of-body experiences have the character of
a perceptual illusion (albeit a complex and singular one),
near-death experiences have all the hallmarks of mystical
experience, as William James defines it….”

— Oliver Sacks,“A Bolt from the Blue

The New Yorker, same issue, page 70:

IMAGE- Barsotti cartoon, 'You're a good listener'

Cleavage

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From Martin Heidegger's
Contributions to Philosophy (From Enowning) , 
Translated by Parvis Emad and Kenneth Maly,
Indiana University Press, 1999 (first published in German
in 1989 as Beiträge zur Philosophie (Vom Ereignis)  but
written in 1936-1938 

"The 'between' [das Zwischen ] is the simple 'bursting open'
that enowns be-ing to a being, which up until then is held back
from what is ownmost to it and is not yet to be named a being.
This 'bursting open' is the clearing for the sheltered. But the
'bursting open' does not disperse. and the clearing is not a mere
emptiness.

The 'between' [das Zwischen ] which bursts open gathers
what it removes into the open of its strifing and refusing
belongingness, moves unto the ab-ground , out of which everything
(god, man, world, earth) recoils in swaying into itself and thus leaves
to be-ing the unique decidedness of en-ownment."

— 270, "The Essential Sway of Be-ing" (p. 341)

"Enownment and enstrifing, historical grounding and decision,
uniqueness and the onefold, what has the character of
the between [Zwischenhafte ] and the cleavage [Geklüft ] —
they never name the essential sway of be-ing as properties
but rather in each case the whole essential swaying* of its essential
sway."

— 270, "The Essential Sway of Be-ing" (p. 342)

* For "swaying" as "unfolding," see (for instance)
the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy  and
also George Kovacs, Thinking and Be-ing in Heidegger's
Beiträge zur Philosophie (Vom Ereignis) ,
Zeta Books, 2015.

A Kuhnian Ashtray, or “Welcome to the Institute”

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The previous post suggests other Kuhnian remarks.

The Institute of the above title is not the one recently imagined
by Stephen King, but the one associated with a mathematician
who died on January 26 (Paul Newman's birthday).

For the Ashtray, see Ash Wednesday Surprise (March 9, 2011) and

https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/
2011/03/06/the-ashtray-the-ultimatum-part-1/
.

Monday, February 3, 2020

A Kuhnian Register

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Ereignis  in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Further aspects of the essential unfolding of Being are revealed by what is perhaps the key move in the Contributions—a rethinking of Being in terms of the notion of Ereignis, a term translated variously as ‘event’ (most closely reflecting its ordinary German usage), ‘appropriation’, ‘appropriating event’, ‘event of appropriation’ or ‘enowning’. (For an analysis which tracks Heidegger's use of the term Ereignis at various stages of his thought, see Vallega-Neu 2010). The history of Being is now conceived as a series of appropriating events in which the different dimensions of human sense-making—the religious, political, philosophical (and so on) dimensions that define the culturally conditioned epochs of human history—are transformed. Each such transformation is a revolution in human patterns of intelligibility, so what is appropriated in the event is Dasein and thus the human capacity for taking-as (see e.g., Contributions 271: 343). Once appropriated in this way, Dasein operates according to a specific set of established sense-making practices and structures. In a Kuhnian register, one might think of this as the normal sense-making that follows a paradigm-shift. 

— Michael Wheeler, 2011

See as well "reordering" in Sunday evening's post Tetrads for McLuhan
and in a Log24 search for Reordering + Steiner.

Another Opening, Another Show

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 3:53 PM

Notification

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:24 PM

George Steiner, death notification, 2:20 PM ET

See as well a Steiner book cover in Art Space, a post of May 7, 2017.

Ereignis*

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A sequel to Xmas Eve 2019

* "Ereignis  appears in Heidegger's later works
    and is not easily summarized." — Wikipedia 

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Tetrads for McLuhan, or “Blame It on Video”

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:22 PM

"I like to put people on myself by skipping logical steps
in the conversation until they're dizzy." — Jemima Brown
in The Eiger Sanction

Related posts — See "McLuhan Tetrad" in this journal.

Related theology — See  "The Meaning of Perichoresis."
Background — The New Yorker , "On Religion:
Richard Rohr Reorders the Universe," by Eliza Griswold
on February 2, 2020, and a different reordering in posts
tagged Eightfold Metaphysics.

Game of Shadows

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:27 PM

A search in this journal for "Game of Shadows" yields

IMAGE- A Jesuit on words and shadows

“Krauss, Portman; Portman, Krauss.”

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Prominent in the oeuvre  of art theorist Rosalind Krauss, the Klein group
is a four-element group named for Felix Christian Klein.

The Klein Four-Group, illustration by Steven H. Cullinane

It is commonly known as the four-group.
Mathematicians sometimes call this group
"V," for its German name, Vierergruppe .

For those who prefer narrative to mathematics

Traumlogik

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 AM

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Varda at the Brattle, or “Aion: The Prize”

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:01 PM

Today's Brattle Theatre films celebrate the work of Agnès Varda.

A search for Varda in this journal in turn suggests a search for 
Aion-related posts.

Within that  search, the post "Icons" (Sept. 16, 2011) is not unrelated
to yesterday's post "Notes for a Blue Guitar."

All this is, of course, mere dreamlogic .

 

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