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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

On His Way

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:11 PM

The New York Times  reports a May 24 death

“Arriving in Harlem, he worked as a painter and carpenter,
earning a high school equivalency diploma and enrolling at
Columbia University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree
in mathematics. He was on his way.”

— John Leland

The Art of the Two-Pronged Deal

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:50 AM

See also Crux.

The Hunt for Red Om

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Betty Gilpin as Crystal in The Hunt —

Orange as the new black —

Sanskrit Ah Um

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Fujita Ah Um

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http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/101027-PhilosophicalSketches2.jpg

For Bloomsday

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See also a post of April 10, 2018, in this journal and,
more generally, all posts tagged Dimensión de Arco .

Monday, June 15, 2020

Sins Galore

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Galore Magazine , September 2017 issue

In this shoot, Jaime takes us through the many sides
of her personality — inspired by the Seven Deadly Sins
and reflects on her life in the spotlight so far.

Related Wikipedia article suggested by the Galore  icons above —

See also this  journal on the above date — August 29, 2017.

“The Thing and I” Continues*

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“For the first thirty years of its history, Columbia was known as King’s College.”
History of the University Identity

Hence the crown favicon—

“When people talk about the importance of the study of ‘symmetry’
in mathematics, physics, and elsewhere, they often make the mistake
of only paying attention to the symmetry groups. The structure you
actually have is not just a group (the abstract ‘symmetries’), but an
action of that group on some other object, the thing  that has symmetries.”

Peter Woit of Columbia on June 9, reviewing a Quanta Magazine  article

* From earlier posts in this  journal containing the title phrase.

Agenbite

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One effect of Jewish humor:

See also, in Ulysses , “agenbite of inwit.”

Review

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:01 PM
Monday, January 8, 2018

Time

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Blues for Mr. Caplan

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“Mr. Caplan, an essayist, professor, lecturer and consultant on design,
died on June 4 in his apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
He was 95.” — Penelope Green in The New York Times  today.

This  journal on that date —

Related cultural icons —

” James, Alec.  Alec, James.”

Sunday, June 14, 2020

PC Language Game

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The above Nat Friedman is not to be confused with
the Nat Friedman of “Hyperseeing,” discussed here June 12.

“One game is real and one’s a metaphor.
Untold times this wisdom’s come too late.
Battle of White has raged on endlessly.
Everywhere Black will strive to seal his fate.
Continue a search for thirty-three and three.
Veiled forever is the secret door.”
— Katherine Neville, aka Cat Velis, in The Eight,
Ballantine Books, January 1989, page 140

Related literary remarks —

The Old Man and the Bull

The Old Man and the Topic

On the Road Again

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:00 PM

See as well the Log24 post “In the Labyrinth of Memory
(January 8, 2003).

Geistgate, Wolfgang. Wolfgang, Geistgate.

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:38 PM

The title refers to the previous post  and to a Log24 post of
March 24, 2016 —  the date of creation of the Steem blockchain.*

* This blockchain led to the Steemit social networking platform. See a sample
page from that platform. That page suggests a related discussion… Was it
“Looney Toons” or “Looney Tunes”?

Geistgate

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:10 AM

“Magic mirror on the wall. . .”

Related material on amnesia —
The Mandela Effect in a 2020 film. . .

. . . and in a web page from 9/15/2016.

Beach Reading

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Benchley reportedly died on Feb. 11, 2006.  See Log24 on that date.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

A Candle for the Padre

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Candle from Sense8 ,  Season 1,  Episode 1: “Limbic Resonance” —

“At the still point….” — T. S. Eliot

This post was suggested by the date — Jan. 2, 2019 —
of a YouTube video —

. . . and by a Log24 post, “Wolf as Lamb,” on that date.

Knock on Any Door

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… Not to mention strange fruit .

From a review for a dirty computer

“… a spooky motel straight out of Twin Peaks.”

Icon Parking

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A street view for the late William Sessions.

Some may prefer the Count to X street view. See as well . . .

The X-File Marks the Spot

Friday, June 12, 2020

Art Icons

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Liz Elverenli on the writers of “I Am Not Okay with This
(Instagram, Jan. 18, 2019) —

“We went full Twin Peaks.”

Perhaps not  full  Twin Peaks . . .

Update of 11:22 PM ET —

A “Not Okay” line from Episode 1.03, “The Party’s Over”

00:00:31,573 –> 00:00:34,159
Something just didn’t feel right.

I prefer the Jacky St. James illustration of this sentiment:

Egon Schiele fans other than Elverenli may agree.

“It’s showtime, folks!” — Opening scenes of “All That Jazz.”

The Gift (Pace Nabokov)

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:23 PM

Click the above image for some related history.

Multispeech

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Now is as good a time as any
for a review of  multispeech.

Prelude to Westworld (1984)

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:45 PM

See also An Epic for Kristen .

Log Lady

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IMAGE- The 24-drawer filing cabinet of Lucia St. Clair Robson

“Just as these lines that merge to form a key
Are as chess squares; when month and day are four;
Don’t risk another chance to move to mate.
One game is real and one’s a metaphor.
Untold times this wisdom’s come too late.
Battle of White has raged on endlessly.
Everywhere Black will strive to seal his fate.
Continue a search for thirty-three and three.
Veiled forever is the secret door.”
— Katherine Neville, aka Cat Velis, in The Eight,
Ballantine Books, January 1989, page 140

“One game is real and one’s a metaphor” —

Twin Peaks

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See the title as a tag.

The title was suggested by

  1. Ashlynn Yennie’s twin peaks in Showtime’s Submission  (May 2016) —
  2. Ethan Allen’s recent appearance in a Vanity Fair  piece  by Betty Gilpin.

Gilpin as Crystal in The Hunt

Bullshit Studies: “Hyperseeing”

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In memoriam —

Friedman co-edited the ISAMA journal  Hyperseeing .  See also . . .

See too the other articles in Volume 40 of  Kybernetes .

Related material —

Compare and contrast the discussion of the geometry
of the 4×4 square
in the diamond theorem (1976) with
Nat Friedman’s treatment of the same topic in 2001 —

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Variants

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:04 PM

From a search in this journal for Angel Eyes

From a 2020 film directed by Tony Leech

Software Engineering I Prefer

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:09 PM

(to that of the previous post) —

Click the image for
      the source.

Related literature —

Annals of Software Engineering

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From the same film — the Digital Rights Management (DRM) variant —

As am I.

The above images are from a film  directed by Tony Leech.

I prefer the version of Ashlynn Yennie  directed by Jacky St. James.

Spacek’s File*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:00 AM

From a search in this journal for Spacek

“Honesty’s the best policy.”
— Miguel de Cervantes

“Liars prosper.”
— Anonymous

— Epigraphs to On Writing:
A Memoir of the Craft
,
by Stephen King

Lavender Blue,
Dilly, Dilly,
Lavender Green…
Image-- Spacek as Carrie

* A title suggested by the previous post.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Space X File

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:00 PM

“For every kind of vampire,
there is a kind of cross.”

— Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow

“Sometimes I hit London.”

— Saying ascribed to Wernher von Braun

Inscribed Carpenter’s Square:

In Latin, NORMA

The X-File Marks the Spot

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:35 PM

“Where past and future are gathered” — T. S. Eliot

From a recent film —

From the Museum of Modern Art —

From this journal 10 years ago today —

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10A/100610-ImaginariumSm.jpg

Count to X

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 AM

“X marks the spot” — Indiana Jones.

Indiana Jones’s love interest in “The Last Crusade” was Alison Doody.

See as well . . .

Patrick Swayze in 'King Solomon's Mines'

  Howdy, Doody.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Nordic Sunshine

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Art

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“Anne, Saul.  Saul, Anne.”

Click the above leap of faith for a report of an April 1 death.

Bonjour Tristesse*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:11 PM

* For the title, see Wikipedia (not Billie Holiday).

Prestige

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See also Light History.

Tune for a Dark Corner

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:59 AM

“Like the castle in the corner
In a medieval game”

Steely Dan, Dirty Work, 1972

Number

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Nine is a very powerful Nordic number.

— Katherine Neville, author of  The Eight

Monday, June 8, 2020

Country Music Fairytale

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:34 PM

“For us, it’s no joke.” — The Pointer Sisters

Question

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:19 PM

    Kristen Stewart?

The Crimson Blade

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:01 PM

From a search in this journal for Florence King


Related images —

The animated version —

Media Matter: The Kaczynski Tweet

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:46 PM

See as well “The Aristocrats.

Chariot Race

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“Mr. Lowery’s view that news organizations’  ‘core value
needs to be the truth, not the perception of objectivity,’
as he told me, has been winning in a series of battles,
many around how to cover race.”

— Ben Smith in the print New York Times  this morning

“Christ is truth.” — St. Gerard Manley Hopkins

See also The Diamond Chariot  in posts tagged September Samurai.

This post was suggested by a May 28 death —

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Personal Feeds

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:55 PM

Related image —

“Don’t want to end up a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard.”

“A Kind of Frame or Space or Field”

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:01 PM

Accounting for Taste

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:16 AM

See also a 2012 Canadian comedy and the following post
from the opening date of a different Canadian comedy . . .

For the Night Clerk*

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* See IMDb.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Inside Job

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:22 PM

A film not unrelated to the screen career
of Sophia Lillis:  Inside Daisy Clover.

I prefer Inside the White Cube.

The Graduate (Alternate Version)

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:00 AM

Kate Beckinsale plays a young Harvard Medical School graduate
working on a doctoral thesis in “Laurel Canyon” (2002).
From the subtitles of the opening scene —

8
00:01:06,713 –> 00:01:08,632
Oh, God.

9
00:01:08,799 –> 00:01:12,886
Oh, Lord. Oh, Jesus.

Night at the Museum of Unnatural History

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“When men and women pour so much alcohol into themselves
that they destroy their lives, they commit a most unnatural act.”

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions , Step Six

Friday, June 5, 2020

Slow Dance

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:26 PM

From the New York Times  obituary  this afternoon
of a talented French comic  —

“They performed in notorious sketches
like ‘The Flirt,’ a slow dance with a
back-and-forth inner dialogue….”

The site of another slow dance . . .

A related meme

»Ein Bild hielt uns gefangen«

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:47 PM

Miss Cream Jeans*

* See “The Beckinsale Letter.”

Making Quote Marks

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:01 PM

From a short story by Stephen King (Harper’s , March 2020) —

“ ‘Admit to God, to ourselves, and to another human being
the exact nature of our wrongs,’ ” Jack said, making quote marks
with his fingers.

Quote marks I prefer —

See as well the short story  “The Beckinsale Letter.”

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Word vs. Picture

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:36 PM

Some remarks in the current  Times Literary Supplement
related to the Pythagoreans were linked to in the previous post.

Related remarks —

Related picture —

Philosophy is the talk on a cereal box
Religion is the smile on a dog

— Edie Brickell,  1986

Times Literary Supplement

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:57 PM

See also mentions of Justin E. H. Smith in this  journal, including . . .

Monday, June 4, 2012

Rigor and Respect

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“… Western academic philosophy will likely come to appear
utterly parochial in the coming years if it does not find a way
to approach non-Western traditions that is much more rigorous
and respectful than the tokenism that reigns at present.”

— Justin E. H. Smith in the New York Times  philosophy
column “The Stone” yesterday

For example—

Selected Bibliography on Ancient Chinese Logic

Mach die Musik von damals nach

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:24 AM

Internationale

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The party line

“We are proud to be part of an international community
dedicated to learning, teaching, and to the search for solutions.”

Jill Pipher, President of the American Mathematical Society,
Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The theme song

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Review

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:34 PM

See Dayton.

Weltanschauung

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Label

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:35 PM

And the sailor said Brandy, you’re a fine girl . . . .

Lynchburg Law Continues.

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Flashback to November 22, 2004

Charles Williams  on the
Salem witchcraft trials:

“The afflicted children continued to testify; there entered into the cases
what was called ‘spectral evidence,’ a declaration by the witness that
he or she could see that else invisible shape before them, perhaps hurting them.
It was a very ancient tendency of witnesses, and it had occurred at a number of
trials in Europe.”

— Witchcraft , Meridian Books, Inc., New York,
1959 (first published 1941), page 281

Charles Williams, 'Witchcraft'

The Ghost Writer

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 3:14 PM

See also Litsky’s obituary from All Saints’ Day, 2018.

Litsky reportedly died on October 30, 2018 — Devil’s Night.

Theology for Jews

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 2:42 PM

See also Aloha.

But see as well . . .

Click to enlarge the above story by Paul Meyer, Dayton sports writer.

Structure

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The New Republic , June 1, 2020

“Ehrenreich is a writer of structure:
Her work moves level by level,
starting at the surface of
our most obvious inequalities
before pulling back to reveal
the subtleties of systemic failure.”

Sure she is. Sure it does.

Scripting Continues.

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“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” — Joan Didion

See Lippincott’s obituary in today’s online New York Times.

7/20 in the Book

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'The Party Line,' Warren Times Mirror, July 20, 1964'

See also “720 in the Book”
in this  journal.

“In my little town….” — Song lyric

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Compare and Contrast

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:42 PM

From  IACSCW Journal ,  Issue 1,  Winter 2013 ,
Published on Mar 14, 2014  —
http://chinaandthewest.org/ —

Related material —

Moneypenny Galore

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:32 AM

For those who prefer a forked  tongue —

The Imperfect Storm*

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* Update at 10:45 AM EDT —

A title check yields a comedian’s book.

I  prefer Wallace Stevens . . .
See Thunderstorms of Yucatan.

Stormy, Jack.  Jack, Stormy .

Be True to Your School

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:57 AM

“The Valley Spirit never dies.”

See also Boogie Nights of the Golden Circle

Monday, June 1, 2020

The Gefter Boundary

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:09 PM

“The message was clear: having a finite frame of reference
creates the illusion of a world, but even the reference frame itself
is an illusion. Observers create reality, but observers aren’t real.
There is nothing ontologically distinct about an observer, because
you can always find a frame in which that observer disappears:
the frame of the frame itself, the boundary of the boundary.”

— Amanda Gefter in 2014, quoted here on Mayday 2020.

Image- Josefine Lyche work (with 1986 figures by Cullinane) in a 2009 exhibition in Oslo

See as well the previous post.

A Graveyard Smash: Galois Geometry Meets Nordic Aliens

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:02 PM

See also Vril Chick.

New Age

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:55 PM

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Obit et Orbit

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:23 PM

Continues.

In memoriam —

Flashback

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:39 PM

Related material —

“The message was clear: having a finite frame of reference
creates the illusion of a world, but even the reference frame itself
is an illusion. Observers create reality, but observers aren’t real.
There is nothing ontologically distinct about an observer, because
you can always find a frame in which that observer disappears:
the frame of the frame itself, the boundary of the boundary.”

— Amanda Gefter in 2014, quoted here on Mayday 2020.

See as well, in a post from the date of Hunter Thompson’s death :

“Today, February 20, is the 19th anniversary of my note
The Relativity Problem in Finite Geometry.”

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11/110220-relativprob.jpg

Team Dragon

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:46 PM

A Stony Brook

Rigged Veda

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:30 PM

The New York Times  reports an April 7 death

Highlanders

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 PM

The Millennium Falcon 9

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:15 AM

Saturday, May 30, 2020

New Era of Space Exploration

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

See lowroad62.

“If you are a Scottish lord then I am Mickey Mouse!”
— The butler at Brunwald Castle (below).

The Stars and the Gutter

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:27 AM

See as well . . .

“X marks the spot” — Indiana Jones, quoted here yesterday afternoon.

MAA News

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:07 AM

In other news . . .

Another red book for Stephanie —

GitHub Identity

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 AM

Click the image below for some related material.

IMAGE- 'American Hustle' and Art Cube

Friday, May 29, 2020

Scripting

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“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” — Joan Didion

Where It Used to Be

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“Looking for what was, where it used to be”

— Wallace Stevens, “Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction,”
I “It Must Be Abstract,” X

“X marks the spot” — Indiana Jones

Click the above image for a country song.

Noon Palace

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See a Grateful Dead song.

The May Queens

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:53 AM

In remembrance of Else Blangsted and Nancy Stark Smith,
who each reportedly died on May 1, 2020 —

Posts tagged Mayday 2020.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Unity Game

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

“Old men ought to be explorers.” — T. S. Eliot

“Everybody’s lost but me!” — Young Indiana Jones, quoted
in a book review (“Knox Peden on Martin Hägglund”) in
Sydney Review of Books  on May 26 . . .

” Here I am reminded of the words of
the young Indiana Jones alone in the desert,
decades before the Last Crusade:
‘Everybody’s lost but me.’ “

 Related remarks — Now You See It, Now You Don’t.

Finite Geometry at GitHub

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 5:04 PM

My website on finite geometry is now available
on GitHub at http://m759.github.io/ . The part
of greatest interest to coders is also at
https://repl.it/@m759/View-4x4x4#index.html .

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

In Search of the Diamond Chariot*

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:45 PM

From an obituary in The New York Times  today —

“After graduating from Oberlin in 1974 with a degree in dance
and writing, she studied meditation and Buddhism at what is
now the Buddhist-inspired Naropa University in Boulder, Colo.”

— Gia Kourlas,  May 27, 2020, 11:23 a.m. ET

Gimme the beat boys. . . .

Naropa U. and the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics

* For the chariot, see other posts tagged September Samurai.

Finite Jest

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“No serious difficulty  is encountered as long as one deals
with a domain consisting of a finite number of points only,
which can be ‘called up’ one after the other.” — Weyl

Background — The relativity problem in this journal.

Continental Taste-Envy

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:35 AM

The title is a phrase by Kyle Smith, who writes with
considerable taste and little envy.

Then there is Rebecca Newberger Goldstein . . .

See as well Heidegger at Davos.

Identity

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:55 AM

Gotta work on that acronym.” — Tony Stark

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Introduction to Cyberspace

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:38 PM

Or approaching.

On the Threshold:

Click the search result above for the July 1982 Omni 
story that introduced into fiction the term “cyberspace.”

Part of a page from the original Omni  version  —

For some other  kinds of space, see my  notes from the 1980’s.

Some related remarks on space (and illustrated clams) —

— George Steiner, “A Death of Kings,” The New Yorker ,
September 7, 1968, pp. 130 ff. The above is from p. 133.

See also Steiner on space, algebra, and Galois.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Cyberface

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(A sequel to D8ing the Joystick)

Adam Gopnik today in The New Yorker

“In remote therapy sessions, with the loss of familiarly structured
therapeutic spaces, a kind of staring contest takes place.”

This  journal on the above YouTube date — May 28, 2011 —

“Two things of opposite natures seem to depend
On one another, as a man depends
On a woman, day on night, the imagined
On the real. This is the origin of change.
Winter and spring, cold copulars, embrace
And forth the particulars of rapture come.”

— Wallace Stevens,
“Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction,”
Canto IV of “It Must Change”

Update of 5:45  PM ET —

The  above May 28, 2011, Stevens quotation is from a post
titled “Savage Detectives.” A related image starring Sean Young —

D8ing Continues.

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Note the purple mask.

See also a note on the fictional characters Wintermute and Neuromancer.

Mathematics and Narrative

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Mathematics:  This journal on September 1, 2011 —
Posts tagged September Morn.

Narrative:  Also on September 1, 2011 —

See as well  Nabokov’s Magic Carpet.

The Shimada Documents

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

(For Harlan Kane)

From Shimada’s notes on computational data at
http://www.math.sci.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/~shimada/
preprints/Edge/PaperEdge/compdataEdge.pdf

“C24 is the list of codewords of the extended
binary Golay code
C24. Each codeword is expressed
by a subset of the set M of the positions [1; : : : ;24]
of MOG.”

Sunday, May 24, 2020

A Lexicon of Operators

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:11 PM

“If we ended Part 1 proud of our accomplishment—
perhaps even a little smug—then we will get reacquainted
with our humility in this article.” — Robert Jacobson

Related to the grammar  of operators —

Group Identity Algebras and Transformations over a Bridge.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Deep Dogma

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 PM

“Far from making us revise our fundamentals and reform our thoughts,
major historical crises almost invariably reinforce our previous beliefs,
and make us entrench deeper into our dogma. ”

Adam Gopnik in The New Yorker , May 1, 2020

See also Geometric Theology.

Structure for Linguists

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:34 AM

“MIT professor of linguistics Wayne O’Neil died on March 22
at his home in Somerville, Massachusetts.”

MIT Linguistics, May 1, 2020

The “deep  structure” above is the plane cutting the cube in a hexagon
(as in my note Diamonds and Whirls of September 1984).

See also . . .

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

Eightfold Geometry: A Surface Code “Unit Cell”

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A unit cell in 'a lattice geometry for a surface code'

The resemblance to the eightfold cube  is, of course,
completely coincidental.

Some background from the literature —

Friday, May 22, 2020

Surface Code News

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:50 PM

From a paper cited in the above story:

“Fig. 4   A lattice geometry for a surface code.” —

The above figure suggests a search for “surface code” cube :

Related poetic remarks — “Illumination of a surface.”

Annals of Crystalline Beauty

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:58 PM

The phrase “laborious cerebration” quoted in the previous post,
Sombre Figuration, suggests . . .

For an example of such cerebration, see Aitchison’s Octads.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Sombre Figuration

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Duke University Press states above that …

“You do not currently have access to this content.”

But see…

https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/71970/1/_
The_Difficultest_Rigor_Writing_about_Wallace_Stevens.pdf
.

Some less  difficult rigor —

For some less  sombre figurations, see the category in which Google
has placed (as above) a book by the late Harold Bloom —

Click the box to perform the indicated search.

Figuration

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

See also Trojan Pony.

The Dead and the Quick

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:59 PM

Pace  Sharon Stone.

(Suggested by the earlier post  A Queen of Fact.)

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Cue the Violins

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

In memory of a music editor.

Blangsted reportedly died on May 1.
See also that date in this journal, among
other posts tagged The Next Level.

Scholarly History

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:39 PM

On “emergence, institutionalization and (importantly) legitimation …
(with its resource allocation system and authority structure)” —

“It’s still the same old story.” — Song lyric

See as well other posts now tagged Raiding Minsky’s.

Something to Look At

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:24 PM

Stephen Ornes in Quanta Magazine  today —

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE:
Symbolic Mathematics Finally Yields to Neural Networks

“Another possible direction for the neural net to explore
is the development of automated theorem generators.
Mathematicians are increasingly investigating ways to
use AI to generate new theorems and proofs, though
‘the state of the art has not made a lot of progress,’
Lample said.  ‘It’s something we’re looking at.’ “

As is Stephanie Dick.

Raiders of the Lost Unity

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:21 PM

Mathematics as a Black Art

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 11:34 AM

Grain of Salt

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:01 AM

See other Log24 posts now tagged  Grano Salis .

A Queen of Fact*

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:03 AM

The American Mathematical Society has noted the May 12 death
of Nancy D. Anderson.  According to an unsigned May 14 obituary
in the Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, News-Gazette ,  Anderson was
“at the time of her retirement in 2000… one of the most respected
mathematics librarians of her generation.”

Related material (click to enlarge) —

* Phrase suggested by a Wallace Stevens poem.  See May 12.

Monday, May 18, 2020

This about That…

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:02 PM

Lifetime Achievement —

“Eugene Telemachus Rossides (his middle name was for the son of
Odysseus and Penelope in the Odyssey ) was born in Brooklyn on
Oct. 23, 1927.” —

Trojan Pony

Click the horse to search this journal for Trojan .

Sunday, May 17, 2020

“The Ultimate Epistemological Fact”

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:49 PM

“Let me say this about that.” — Richard Nixon

Interpenetration in Weyl’s epistemology —

Interpenetration in Mazzola’s music theory —

Interpenetration in the eightfold cube — the three midplanes —

IMAGE- The Trinity Cube (three interpenetrating planes that split the eightfold cube into its eight subcubes)

A deeper example of interpenetration:

Aitchison has shown that the Mathieu group M24 has a natural
action on the 24 center points of the subsquares on the eightfold
cube’s six faces (four such points on each of the six faces). Thus
the 759 octads of the Steiner system S(5, 8, 24) interpenetrate
on the surface of the cube.

Gran Torino

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:55 PM

Source citation for an article quoted here last night

Hegel’s Conceptual Group Action —

A check of that source yields the seal of the University of Torino —

Related material —

Classics Illustrated

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Related image —

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Bullshit Studies

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

From https://www.mathunion.org/outreach/logos/versions-all-logos

Click the logo for some IMU history.

Related bullshit —

Hegel’s Conceptual Group Action

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