Monday, March 13, 2017

Gray Space

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Image in Log24 from the date of the architecture writer's death —

See also the post Gray Space of Palm Sunday, 2014.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Church of Gray Space

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One year ago on this date —

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Gray Space

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 9:00 AM

Or: Three Shades of Gray

(Continued from previous Gray Space posts.)

Cube subdivided into 8 subcubes by planes through the center

Click the above image for some related mathematics.

Those who prefer “magic” approaches to mathematics*
may consult the works of Robert J. Stewart and his
mentor William G. Gray.

Robert J. Stewart (left) and a pentagram photo posted yesterday evening
by Oslo artist Josefine Lyche. See also Lyche in this journal.

* See the April 2014 banners displayed at the websites
of the American Mathematical Society and of  the
Mathematical Association of America, as well as
a mathematician’s remarks linked to here last evening.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Gray Space, by Wagner

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:37 AM

(Orlin Wagner/Associated Press) – A vehicle tops a hill along
U.S. Route 56 as a severe thunderstorm moves through the area
near Baldwin City, Kansas, on Sunday, April 27, 2014.

See a related news story.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Annals of Gray Space*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:00 PM

Seattle Meets Kansas:

* For related material, see Gray Space.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Gray Space

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:17 PM

(Continued from Palm Sunday)

From Richard Wilbur’s “Walking to Sleep” —

Try to remember this: what you project
Is what you will perceive; what you perceive
With any passion, be it love or terror,
May take on whims and powers of its own.
Therefore a numb and grudging circumspection
Will serve you best, unless you overdo it,
Watching your step too narrowly, refusing
To specify a world, shrinking your purview
To a tight vision of your inching shoes—
Which may, as soon you come to think, be crossing
An unseen gorge upon a rotten trestle.
What you must manage is to bring to mind
A landscape not worth looking at, some bleak
Champaign at dead November’s end, its grass
As dry as lichen, and its lichens grey….

See also —

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Gray Space

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:48 PM

Art Wars  view —
image from a post at noon on Saturday, April 12:

Kansas City view:

Review of Seeing Gray , a book by pastor Adam Hamilton
of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection
in Leawood, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City—

“Adam Hamilton invites us to soulful gray space
between polarities, glorious gray space that is holy,
mysterious, complex, and true. Let us find within
our spirits the courage and humility to live and learn
in this faithful space, to see gray, to discern a more
excellent way.”

Review by United Methodist Bishop Hope Morgan Ward

The above quotation was suggested by the following from today’s
online Kansas City Star :

“Two of the victims were 14-year-old Reat Griffin Underwood
and his grandfather, William Lewis Corporon, who attended the
United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood.

The Rev. Adam Hamilton, the church’s senior pastor, shared
the news with church members at the beginning of the evening
Palm Sunday service.”

Update of 10:48 PM — A related photo:

Monday, April 18, 2016

A Problem

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

(Continued, in memory of the late meteorologist William Gray,
from August 10, 2010, and from April 16, 2016.)

For some backstory, see Huàn, the Flood and Impact Award.

"… Mathematics may be art, but to the general public
it is a black art, more akin to magic and mystery."

— Sir Michael Atiyah, "The Art of Mathematics"
     in the AMS Notices , January 2010, quoted in
     Log24 on April 4, 2016.

Related material:  Gray Space and

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Death in Mathmagic Land

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:28 PM

"It was our old friend Pythagoras who discovered
that the pentagram was full of mathematics."

— Narrator, "Donald in Mathmagic Land," Disney, 1959

… and it was Peter J. Cameron who discovered that
mathematics was full of pentagrams.

From Log24 on May 3:  Gray Space —

Robert J. Stewart (left) and a pentagram photo posted May 2
by Oslo artist Josefine Lyche. See also Lyche in this journal.

From Log24 on May 13:  An Artist's Memorial —

The death mentioned in the above May 13 post occurred on
May 12, the date of a scheduled Black Mass at Harvard.

Related material:

Monday, April 28, 2014


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Suggested by a Saturday death in Jersey City:

Somewhere, over the gray space

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sunday School

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Galois and Abel vs. Rubik


“Abel was done to death by poverty, Galois by stupidity.
In all the history of science there is no completer example
of the triumph of crass stupidity….”

— Eric Temple Bell,  Men of Mathematics

Gray Space  (Continued)

… For The Church of Plan 9.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday with the Nashes

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 3:00 PM

“For every kind of vampire, there is a kind of cross.” — Gravity’s Rainbow

“I don’t write exclusively on Jewish themes or about Jewish characters.
My collection of short stories, Strange Attractors , contained nine pieces,
five of which were, to some degree, Jewish, and this ratio has provided me
with a precise mathematical answer (for me, still the best kind of answer)
to the question of whether I am a Jewish writer. I am five-ninths a Jewish writer.”

— Rebecca Goldstein, “Against Logic

Midrashim for Rebecca: 

The Diamond Theory vs.  the Story Theory (of truth)

Story Theory and the Number of the Beast

The Palm Sunday post “Gray Space

For those who prefer the diamond theory of truth,
a “precise mathematical” view of a Gray code —

IMAGE- Six-bit binary and Gray codes

For those who prefer the story theory of truth,
Thursday with the Nashes —

The actors who portrayed Mr. and Mrs. John Nash in
‘A Beautiful Mind’ now portray Mr. and Mrs. Noah…

IMAGE- At UMC.org, the actors who portrayed Mr. and Mrs. John Nash in 'A Beautiful Mind' now portray Mr. and Mrs. Noah.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Wednesday May 24, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:07 PM
Dark Lady

Today is the feast of St. Sarah,
patron saint of the Gypsies.

In her honor, as well as that of
  Bob Dylan and Rosanne Cash,
whose birthdays are today,
here are a picture and
two songs.

Sunrise in Death Valley

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(Click to see the larger original,
a photo by Michael Trezzi)

A song for Rosanne Cash:

Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam.

A song for Bob Dylan:

Curtain up, light the lights,
You got nothin’ to hit

but the heights!

(The original cast album
of “Gypsy” was recorded
on St. Sarah’s Day, 1959.)

(The photo was found
during a search
for the phrase
“great gray space.”
See the review
by John Updike
linked to in yesterday’s
Art Wars entry.)

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