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Friday, June 2, 2017

Bulk Apperception Continued

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 5:19 PM

Also on April 26, 2017 —

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bulk Apperception

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 4:01 PM

"By groping toward the light we are made to realize 
how deep the darkness is around us."

— Arthur Koestler, The Call Girls: A Tragi-Comedy 
Random House, 1973, page 118

"Dear boys — We’re going to have some fun, aren’t we?"

— Maeve in "Westworld," Season 1, Episode 6,
     after her "bulk apperception" has been upgraded
     to the maximum.

"Bulk apperception" is defined in the script as "basically,
overall intelligence."  The phrase is apparently unique to "Westworld."

These two words do, however, nearly  occur together in
at least one book — Andrew Feffer's The Chicago Pragmatists
and American Progressivism
:

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Raiders of the Lost Images

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 11:28 AM

On the recent film "Justice League" —

From DC Extended Universe Wiki, "Mother Box" —

"However, during World War I, the British rediscovered
mankind's lost Mother Box. They conducted numerous studies
but were unable to date it due to its age. The Box was then
shelved in an archive, up until the night Superman died,
where it was then sent to Doctor Silas Stone, who
recognized it as a perpetual energy matrix. . . ." [Link added.]

The cube shape of the lost Mother Box, also known as the
Change Engine, is shared by the Stone in a novel by Charles Williams,
Many Dimensions . See the Solomon's Cube webpage.

See too the matrix of Claude Lévi-Strauss in posts tagged
Verwandlungslehre .

Some literary background:

Who speaks in primordial images speaks to us
as with a thousand trumpets, he grips and overpowers,
and at the same time he elevates that which he treats
out of the individual and transitory into the sphere of
the eternal. 
— C. G. JUNG

"In the conscious use of primordial images—
the archetypes of thought—
one modern novelist stands out as adept and
grand master: Charles Williams.
In The Place of the Lion  he incarnates Plato’s
celestial archetypes with hair-raising plausibility.
In Many Dimensions  he brings a flock of ordinary
mortals face to face with the stone bearing
the Tetragrammaton, the Divine Name, the sign of Four.
Whether we understand every line of a Williams novel
or not, we feel something deep inside us quicken
as Williams tells the tale.

Here, in The Greater Trumps , he has turned to
one of the prime mysteries of earth . . . ."

— William Lindsay Gresham, Preface (1950) to
Charles Williams's The Greater Trumps  (1932)

For fans of what the recent series Westworld  called "bulk apperception" —

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Midnight Special

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 AM

Primitive roots modulo 17

From a Log24 search for "Midnight Special."

Update of 12:45 AM the same night —

"I appreciate simple, iconic and timeless forms —
things that can adapt or serve multiple purposes
and avoid being easily labelled. At the same time,
I love parts and fragments that reveal how things
move or work. Mostly, anything that tells its
own story and isn’t generalized or clad in some
sort of ornamental icing."

— Charlottesville, VA, architect Fred Wolf, who seems
to have been associated with the business name
"Gauss LLC " in Charlottesville.

And I  appreciate bulk apperception.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Divided Attention

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 11:54 AM

The previous post alluded to the phrase "undivided attention."

An example of divided  attention —

The "Orphan Black" scene (at right above) is from a post, "Art's Space,"
of Saturday, July 15, 2017.  The themes of the Orphan Black series —
in the context of Silicon Valley, not of Orphan Black — were discussed
in the Los Angeles Review of Books  on Monday, July 17, 2017. Other
Silicon Valley themes appear in the recent film "The Circle" (at left above).

Another phrase for divided  attention is "bulk apperception."

Friday, June 23, 2017

Annals of Art and Design

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 10:12 PM

The life of Mr. Breder is not unrelated to that of Carl Andre.

See also, in this  journal, Bulk Apperception.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Reopening the Tesseract

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

Dialogue from the film "Interstellar" —

Cooper: Did it work?

TARS: I think it might have.

Cooper: How do you know?

TARS: Because the bulk beings
            are closing the tesseract.

Related material — "Bulk apperception"
in this journal, and

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

About

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

From a post of March 16, 2017

"Bulk apperception" is defined in the Westworld script 
as "basically, overall intelligence."  The phrase is apparently
unique to Westworld.

These two words do, however, nearly  occur together
in at least one book — Andrew Feffer's The Chicago
Pragmatists and American Progressivism
 :

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