Saturday, August 1, 2009

Saturday August 1, 2009

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 9:26 AM
And the Tony
   goes to…

The New York Times

“Tony Rosenthal, who created ‘Alamo,’ the eternally popular revolving black cube in Astor Place in the East Village, and many other public sculptures, died on Tuesday [July 28, 2009] in Southampton, N.Y. He was 94.”

The Astor Place sculpture, near Cooper Union, is also known as The Borg Cube:


The Borg Cube, with
Cooper Union at left

Wikipedia on The Borg Queen:

“The Borg Queen is the focal point within the Borg collective consciousness.”

Possible Borg-Queen candidates:

Helen Mirren, who appeared in this journal on the date of Rosenthal’s death (see Monumental Anniversary), and Julie Taymor, who recently directed Mirren as Prospera in a feminist version of “The Tempest.”

Both Mirren and Taymor would appreciate the work of Anita Borg, who pioneered the role of women in computer science. “Her colleagues mourned Borg’s passing, even as they stressed how crucial she was in creating a kind of collective consciousness for women working in the heavily male-dominated field of computer technology.” —Salon.com obituary


Anita Borg

Borg died on Sunday, April 6, 2003. See The New York Times Magazine for that date in Art Wars: Geometry as Conceptual Art


(Cover typography revised)

I would award the Borg-Queen Tony to Taymor, who seems to have a firmer grasp of technology than Mirren.

Julie Taymor directing a film

See Language Game,
Wittgenstein’s birthday, 2009.

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