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Thursday, July 30, 2020

A Picture Show for Quanta Magazine

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An article yesterday at Quanta Magazine  suggests a review . . .

From Diamond Theorem  images at Pinterest —

Some background —

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

A Picture Show for Bogdanovich and Fosse

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:58 AM

Duren, Not Durin

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:54 AM

A flashback from Log24 posts of July 9-11, 2020,
now tagged Structure and Mutability

Quote related to the 'Crystal and Dragon' concept.

For such temptation, see
Dwarves named “Durin.”

How Deep the Darkness*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:10 AM

Attraction 2:  The Digital Rights Management version —

The “Huh?” is from the character Google, at 0:13:07. Click to enlarge.

* See the title phrase in this journal.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Burying the Lede

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The New York Times   reports  a July 14 death —

“… Dr, Lauersen … was once married to the heiress
and dance patron Rebekah West Harkness ….” [Links added.]

Checked Cell*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:20 AM

* For the title —

See as well some related philosophy.

For 7/28

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:33 AM

Miracle Octad Generator — Analysis of Structure

Monday, July 27, 2020

Intersections Galore

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Finnegans Euclid

Geometry lesson: the vesica piscis in Finnegans Wake

See also Metaphors  (March 3, 2016).

A Brown Bunny

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Related material — Under the April Snow  (April 1, 2016).

Author portrait —

To a Daydream Believer and a Homecoming Queen

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“Do not block intersection.” — City of Los Angeles

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Dirty Dancing Disco

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:18 PM

Happy Birthday to Kate Beckinsale from Carl Jung.

Related philosophy —

“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

Hollywood Elegy

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Los Muertos for Flores

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Forest Scene

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:44 AM

Related material — Water Sounds for Developers.

Para los Muertos

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Also on January 8, 2009 — Other posts now tagged Arrival.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Nine Years Ago

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See cyber space (as opposed to space ) in The Game  (July 25, 2011).

Related material — The Ninth Year.

The Upholding

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“… to uphold the same ideal image of Space Age perfection.”

— Matt Schudel in The Washington Post ,  July 24, 2020, at 7:52 p.m. EDT

Friday, July 24, 2020

Forklore

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:21 AM

“Teaching Invites Transformations”

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:18 AM

The title is from a 2006 pedagogic address.

Related material from the post “White Mischief” (Feb. 23, 2016) —

“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

Social Prisms

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IMAGE- 'American Hustle' and Art Cube

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Logo

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The  Project Voldemort  logo capture shown below is the first one at archive.org.
It is dated Dec. 23, 2009.  See also this journal on that date

Xmas at the Farolito .

“V. is whatever lights you to
 the end of the street:  she is
 also the dark annihilation
 waiting at the end of the street.”
 (Tony Tanner, page 36,  "V. and V-2," in
  Pynchon: A Collection of Critical Essays,
  ed. Edward Mendelson.
  Prentice-Hall, 1978. 16-55).

“The Pattern of the Thing Precedes the Thing” — Nabokov

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:51 AM
 

Subtitles from “Laurel Canyon,” a 2002 film —

7
00:01:05,732 –> 00:01:07,651
Oh, God.

8
00:01:07,818 –> 00:01:11,905
Oh, Lord. Oh, Jesus.

Related logo with “Fork me on GitHub” ribbon

When you come to a fork . . .” — Yogi Berra

Card

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:48 AM

“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.”

— Vladimir Nabokov, interview,
Paris Review  No. 41 (Summer-Fall 1967).

Another story —

Related material:  Mathematics as a Black Art.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Oeuvre

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:13 AM
From “Nabokov’s Crosswords of Composition,” by
Rebecca Freeh-Maciorowski, a paper presented at NEMLA, dated 15 October 2014 —

“In a way, Nabokov’s entire oeuvre might be built upon one all-encompassing ‘crossword,’ a possibility raised by W.W. Rowe when he writes ‘Words and phrases seem faintly but undeniably to catch many others in the prism of their associations and connotations, almost as if Nabokov’s entire oeuvre were planned from the very start’ (viii). Turning to Pale Fire , the work of Simon Rowberry provides evidence of a whole network of ‘themed entries’ within this novel, what Rowberry refers to as ‘the novel’s promiscuous intertextuality.’ Alternately, the points and coordinates that Nabokov refers to constitute the composition’s ‘checked cells.’ The checked cells are the basic mechanism of the crossword puzzle; essentially, they are the guiding force of the entire puzzle, controlling both the construction and solution. These are the cells within the crossword puzzle in which two words intersect. In Nabokov’s compositional crossword, the ‘checked cells’ are those points which combine disparate entities, places of intersection, where objects and themes converge.”

Rowe, W.W., Nabokov’s Deceptive World , New York University Press, 1971.

Rowberry, Simon, “Pale Fire  as a Hypertextual Network.” 22nd ACM Hypertext Conf., Eindhoven, Netherlands. 6-9 June 2011. Web.

The Rowberry date appears to be, specifically, 8  June 2011:

A Kinbote note — See also this  journal on 8 June 2011.

Update of 3:03 PM ET the same day —

In keeping with Kinbote’s character as an unreliable narrator . . .
Rowberry’s Eindhoven slides  indicate he spoke on 9  June 2011.

See as well the Log24 post  “Historical Fiction” from June 2011.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Happy Birthday…

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Daisy Clover

(i.e., Natalie Wood, b. July 20, 1938.)

Sunday, July 19, 2020

For Roberta Smith, Social Worker*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:44 AM

* For the meaning of the title, see an obituary by Roberta Smith
in this morning’s New York Times , and Today’s Sermon.

Today’s Sermon

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“Are you a social worker?”

— Cinematic query in LA at Sunset and Selma
(Mojave , released 3 December 2015 (USA))

Related fiction —

“Then he realized why she looked familiar. He’d seen her just
a few hours before, at the job fair for social workers. They’d both
stood at the edge of a crowd that had gathered around a man
handing out applications for jobs at the Children’s Aid Society.
The demand was so great, he ran out of applications; John didn’t
get one, and neither did the redhead. Looking more resigned than
disappointed, the girl had sighed, ‘Oh well,’ to no one in particular
and then headed for the other end of the conference center.”

— Alpert, Mark. The Furies  (p. 11), April 22, 2014.
(St. Martin’s Publishing Group. Kindle Edition)

Ornaments for Valéry*

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* See Valéry Ornament in this journal.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

The Lexicographic Tradition

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:57 AM

See also Kripke  in this  journal.

Friday, July 17, 2020

The Resurrection Artifact

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:39 PM

From Log24 posts tagged Structure and Mutability

“… an artifact that seemed to have resurrected him from the dead.”

— “Robert Ludlum’s”  The Bourne Enigma , published on June 21, 2016

See as well the 2020 film Archive , and the related 2018 film Replicas
in Oslo Variations.

Poetic as Well as Prosaic

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:51 AM

Prosaic —

Structure and Mutability

Poetic —

Crystal and Dragon

 

Prosaic —

These devices may have some
theoretical as well as practical value.

Poetic —

Counting symmetries with the orbit-stabilizer theorem

Theoretical as Well as Practical Value

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 12:25 AM

See also The Lexicographic Octad Generator (LOG) (July 13, 2020)
and Octads and Geometry (April 23, 2020).

Thursday, July 16, 2020

SPECTRE data

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:54 PM

For the Church of Synchronology

The Crimson Blade . . . Continues.

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:16 AM

This leads to . . .

Related images from Log24 on June 8, 2020

The animated version —

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

A Four-Color Diamond

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Browsing related to the graphic  design theory described in the previous post
yielded a four-color diamond illustrating design at Microsoft —

For some related mathematics  see . . .

The Four-Color Diamond’s 2007 Source —

See also Log24 posts from August 2007 now tagged The Four-Color Ring.

Stakeholder Theory

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Category Theory

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:00 AM

A related quotation:

“By far the most important structure in design theory
is the Steiner system S(5, 8, 24).”

— “Block Designs,” by Andries E. Brouwer
(Ch. 14 (pp. 693-746) of Handbook of Combinatorics,
Vol. I, MIT Press, 1995, edited by Ronald L. Graham,
Martin Grötschel, and László Lovász, Section 16 (p. 716))

See also the webpage Block Designs in Art and Mathematics
and Log24 posts tagged Plastic Elements.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The Sextet Enigma

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:27 PM

In memory of . . .

“Helene Lovie Aldwinckle,
codebreaker, broadcaster and gallerist,
born 26 October 1920; died 24 April 2020″ —

Other posts now also tagged The Cologne Sextet.

The Log: A Tale for Joe Hill

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Click on the tag “The Log” for other parts of the tale.

Monday, July 13, 2020

The Lexicographic Octad Generator (LOG)*

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The lexicographic Golay code
contains, embedded within it,
the Miracle Octad Generator.

By Steven H. Cullinane, July 13, 2020

Background —


The Miracle Octad Generator (MOG)

of R. T. Curtis (Conway-Sloane version) —

A basis for the Golay code, excerpted from a version of
the code generated in lexicographic order, in

Constructing the Extended Binary Golay Code
Ben Adlam
Harvard University
August 9, 2011:

000000000000000011111111
000000000000111100001111
000000000011001100110011
000000000101010101010101
000000001001011001101001
000000110000001101010110
000001010000010101100011
000010010000011000111010
000100010001000101111000
001000010001001000011101
010000010001010001001110
100000010001011100100100

Below, each vector above has been reordered within
a 4×6 array, by Steven H. Cullinane, to form twelve
independent Miracle Octad Generator  vectors
(as in the Conway-Sloane SPLAG version above, in
which Curtis’s earlier heavy bricks are reflected in
their vertical axes) —

01 02 03 04 05 . . . 20 21 22 23 24 -->

01 05 09 13 17 21
02 06 10 14 18 22
03 07 11 15 19 23
04 08 12 16 20 24

0000 0000 0000 0000 1111 1111 -->

0000 11
0000 11
0000 11
0000 11 as in the MOG.

0000 0000 0000 1111 0000 1111 -->

0001 01
0001 01
0001 01
0001 01 as in the MOG.

0000 0000 0011 0011 0011 0011 -->

0000 00
0000 00
0011 11
0011 11 as in the MOG.

0000 0000 0101 0101 0101 0101 -->

0000 00
0011 11
0000 00
0011 11 as in the MOG.

0000 0000 1001 0110 0110 1001 -->

0010 01
0001 10
0001 10
0010 01 as in the MOG.

0000 0011 0000 0011 0101 0110 -->

0000 00
0000 11
0101 01
0101 10 as in the MOG.

0000 0101 0000 0101 0110 0011 -->

0000 00
0101 10
0000 11
0101 01 as in the MOG.

0000 1001 0000 0110 0011 1010 -->

0100 01
0001 00
0001 11
0100 10 as in the MOG.

0001 0001 0001 0001 0111 1000 -->

0000 01
0000 10
0000 10
1111 10 as in the MOG.

0010 0001 0001 0010 0001 1101 -->

0000 01
0000 01
1001 00
0110 11 as in the MOG.

0100 0001 0001 0100 0100 1110 -->

0000 01
1001 11
0000 01
0110 00 as in the MOG.

1000 0001 0001 0111 0010 0100 -->

10 00 00
00 01 01
00 01 10
01 11 00 as in the MOG (heavy brick at center).

Update at 7:41 PM ET the same day —
A check of SPLAG shows that the above result is not new:

And at 7:59 PM ET the same day —
Conway seems to be saying that at some unspecified point in the past,
M.J.T. Guy, examining the lexicographic Golay code,  found (as I just did)
that weight-8 lexicographic Golay codewords, when arranged naturally
in 4×6 arrays, yield certain intriguing visual patterns. If the MOG existed
at the time of his discovery, he would have identified these patterns as
those of the MOG.  (Lexicographic codes have apparently been
known since 1960, the MOG since the mid-1970s.)

* Addendum at 4 AM ET  the next day —
See also Logline  (Walpurgisnacht 2013).

Unpoetic License

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The above novel uses extensively the term “inscape.”
The term’s originator, a 19th-century Jesuit poet,
is credited . . . sort of.  For other uses of the term,
search for Inscape in this journal. From that search —

A quote from a 1962 novel

“There’s something phoney
in the whole setup, Meg thought.
There is definitely something rotten
in the state of Camazotz.”

Addendum for the Church of Synchronology

The Joe Hill novel above was published (in hardcover)
on Walpurgisnacht —April 30, 2013.  See also this journal
on that date.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Knight Moves

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:40 PM

As noted in the previous post, the phrase “the ability to jump
in and out of spaces” was quoted in an update this morning to
a July 2 post, “The Maxwell Enticement.” Related jumping —

See also other Log24 posts now tagged Knight Move.

Jack in the Box

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

The phrase “the ability to jump in and out of spaces” was quoted
in an update this morning to a July 2 post, “The Maxwell Enticement.”

This suggests other Log24 posts now tagged “Jack in the Box.”

A related image, from Know Your Meme

The Producers

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:59 AM

The above reported death date suggested a Log24  update this morning.

See that update in The Maxwell Enticement , July 2, 2020.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Raiders of the Lost Arkenstone

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:25 PM

See also the previous post and the Red Books of May 30.

Philosophy for Murdoch Fans

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:03 AM

The previous post contained a passage from Iris Murdoch’s
1961 essay “Against Dryness.”  Some related philosophy —

'Crystal and Dragon' by David Wade, publisher's description

For those who prefer pure mathematics to philosophical ruminations
there are some relevant remarks in my webpage of August 27, 2003.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Fashion Space

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In memoriam

Click the quotation below for “Foster’s Space” posts.

Quote related to the 'Crystal and Dragon' concept.

The Enigma Glyphs

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:53 AM

IMAGE- The Diamond Theorem

For those who  prefer fiction —

“Twenty-four glyphs, each one representing not a letter, not a word,
but a concept, arranged into four groups, written in Boris’s own hand,
an artifact that seemed to have resurrected him from the dead. It was
as if he were sitting across from Bourne now, in the dim antiquity of
the museum library.

This was what Bourne was staring at now, written on the unfolded
bit of onionskin.”

— “Robert Ludlum’s”  The Bourne Enigma , published on June 21, 2016

Passing, on June 21, 2016, into a higher dimension —

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

“Ronald Graham, 1935-2020”

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:30 PM

Graham reportedly died yesterday, Monday, July 6, 2020.

          His AMS obituary says “he created the Erdős number.”

See also the tag in the previous post.

(That tag was created and added to several posts
just before I saw the above news of Graham’s death.
The tag, , was suggested by an earlier post from
June 30 — the cartoonist’s death date in today’s 8:45 PM post.)

“When Death tells a story, you really have to listen.”

Memorial from a Cartoon Graveyard

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:45 PM

From the New York Times  obituary today of a cartoonist
who reportedly died on June 30, 2020 —

 

Science Woo

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:41 PM

Magnificent.

'The Seven Dwarfs and their Diamond Mine

Monday, July 6, 2020

Sunset Boulevard Revisited

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:59 PM

The Liquor Locker appears also in  Into the Sunset  (Aug. 24, 2019)
and in  For Devil’s Night  (Oct. 30, 2017).

Dark Thirty

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Caliber

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:59 PM
Lines from “Impulse,” a 1990 Sondra Locke film —

He died by two contact
gunshots to the head.

Definitely small caliber.
Probably .22.

There’s almost no rigor,

so time of death
must be about 12:30 a.m.

an anonymous woman
caller reported it.

If a broad did it,

she sure knew
how to use a gun.

“Bing bang . . . .” — Song lyric quoted here on 7/01.

Notes

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:40 PM

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Annals of Medicine:

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:29 PM

Death by Ventilator

Related reading —

As doctors got a crash course in the new disease,
their stance on ventilators began to evolve.

It’s Still the Same Old Story …

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“He recounted the story of Adam and Eve, who were banished
from paradise because of their curiosity. Their inability to resist
the temptation of the forbidden fruit. Which itself was a metaphorical
stand-in for knowledge and power. He urged us to find the restraint
needed to resist the temptation of the cube—the biblical apple
in modern garb. He urged us to remain in Eden until we were able
to work out the knowledge the apple offered, all by ourselves.”

— Richards, Douglas E.. The Enigma Cube  (Alien Artifact Book 1)
(pp. 160-161). Paragon Press, 2020. Kindle Edition.

The biblical apple also appears in the game, and film, Assassin’s Creed .

Related material —

See the cartoon version of Alfred North Whitehead in the previous post,
and some Whitehead-related projective geometry —

Enigma Variations

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The previous post reported, perhaps inaccurately, a publication
date of February 13, 2020, for the novel The Enigma Cube .

A variant publication date, Jan. 21,  2020, is reported below.

This journal on that  date —

The Enigma Cube

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Promotional material —

“Did you buckle up?” —  Harlan Kane

The publication date of The Enigma Cube  reported above was February 13, 2020.

Related material — Log24 posts around that date now tagged The Reality Bond.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Plan 9 from Oz

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Image from a film review of “Eureka” (a 1983 film by Nicolas Roeg).
Note the date of the review — January 09, 2015.

Also on January 09, 2015 —

Related cinematic philosophy —

Final scene from 'Paths of Glory'

Note the number, 701, on the colonel’s collar.

Friday, July 3, 2020

The Weintraub Banana

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:22 PM

The Hot Rock

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:38 PM

See also a different interpretation, by David Lynch,
of the “twin peaks” concept —

Midrash for Mayakofsky

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Two Bits

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:18 PM

“…problems can be solved by manipulating just two symbols, 1 and 0….”
— George Johnson, obituary of Claude Shannon

“The female and the male continue this charming dance, populating
the world with all living beings.”
— Leonard Shlain, The Alphabet Versus the Goddess,
Penguin Arkana paperback, 1999, Chapter 17,
“Lingam/Yoni” 

The Speed of Thought

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From the above search result — “0.69 seconds.”

See as well Theresa Russell and Rutger Hauer in Eureka .  . .

See also a different interpretation, by David Lynch,
of the “twin peaks” concept —

The Maxwell* Enticement

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:20 PM

[Update of Sunday morning, July 12, 2020 —

This July 2 post was suggested in part by the July 1 post Magic Child
and in part by the Sept. 15, 1984, date in the image below. For more
details about that date, possibly the death date of author Richard
Brautigan, see “The Life and Death of Richard Brautigan,” by
Lawrence Wright, in Rolling Stone  on April 11, 1985.

From that article:

Marcia called him the next night [Sept. 15, 1984]
in Bolinas. He asked if she liked his mind. “I said,
‘Yes, Richard, I like your mind. You have the ability
to jump in and out of spaces. It’s not linear thinking;
it’s exciting, catalytic, random thinking.’ “

Such thinking, though interesting, is not recommended for the
general public.  Sept. 15, 1984, was perhaps Brautigan’s last day alive.]

* See Maxwell in posts tagged Gods and Giants.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Long Strange Road

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:55 PM

“The road is long
With many a winding turn”

Neil Diamond

Magic Child

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Actress Descending a Staircase

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:25 AM

The above title was suggested by a scene in Body Double  (1984) . . .

Variations, starring Theresa Russell, on related themes —

The De Palma Balcony in Body Double , and “ready for my closeup” —

“Bing bang, I heard the whole gang!”

Summary — 

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