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Monday, July 14, 2014

Hexagram 14

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 11:00 AM

Possession
in great measure

Related material:

Lead obituary in today’s online New York Times  and Los Angeles Times 

Maazel reportedly died on Sunday, July 13, 2014.

From a search in this journal for Iconic Notation,
a related image from August 14, 2010—

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/100814-DBsm.jpg

See also…

Epiphany

Geometry of the I Ching (Box Style)

Box-style I Ching , January 6, 1989

Friday, July 14, 2017

Squares

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 8:42 AM

Box-style I Ching,  January 6, 1989 —

Geometry of the I Ching (Box Style)

(Click on images for background.)

Detail:

Detail of Box Style I Ching: Hexagram 14.

See also yesterday's illustration of 
the 1965 paperback edition 
of Whittaker and Watson 

Detail:

 .

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Stevens Illustrated

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 3:48 PM

From a Stevens poem, "The Public Square" —

"A slash of angular blacks."

I Ching hexagram 14, box style

See also "Hexagram 14."

Thursday, November 12, 2015

For Bernstein and Horowitz

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:17 AM

Detail of Box Style I Ching: Hexagram 14.

Click image for some backstory.

The Horowitz of the title reportedly died Nov. 2.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

“Divisive Rhetoric”

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:00 PM

I Ching hexagram 14, box style

An example for 'Jews on Style'- Kipnis on the separatrix

     — Jeffrey Kipnis, "Twisting the Separatrix"
     Assemblage  No. 14 (Apr., 1991), pp. 30-61
     Published by: The MIT Press
     Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3171098

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Bend Sinister

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

I Ching hexagram 14, box style

Click image for background.
See also related posts.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Bend Sinister

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:30 AM

This morning's New York Times  obituaries—

These suggest a look at Solving Nabokov's Lolita Riddle ,
by Joanne Morgan (Sydney: Cosynch Press, 2005).

That book discusses Lolita as a character like Lewis Carroll's Alice.

(The Red Queen and Alice of course correspond to figures in
the first two thumbnails above.)

From the obituary associated with the third thumbnail above:

"Front-page headlines combined concision and dark humor." 

The title of this post, Bend Sinister , is not unlike such a headline.
It is the title of a novel by Nabokov (often compared with Orwell's 1984 )
that is discussed in the Lolita Riddle  book.

Related material— The bend sinister found in Log24 searches
for Hexagram 14 and for the phrase Hands-On

IMAGE- Magician's hands on his wand, viewed as a diagonal of a square

Friday, June 22, 2012

Wand Work

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:59 PM

The New York Times  today—
 "Reality and our perception of it are incommensurate…."

IMAGE- NY Times Wire item- 'Your Mind on Magic,' by Alex Stone

The above New York Times Wire  item from 3:35 PM ET today
mentions two topics touched on in today's earlier Log24 post
Bowling in Diagon Alley— magic (implied by the title) and
incommensurability. The connection in that post
between the two topics is the diagonal  of a square.

The  wire item shows one detail from a Times  illustration
of the linked article— a blindfolded woman.

Another detail from the same illustration—

IMAGE- Magician's hands on his wand, viewed as a diagonal of a square (or as Hexagram 14 in the box-style I Ching

Hands-on Wand Work

See also remarks on Magic in this journal and on Harry Potter.

I dislike both topics.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sequel

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:29 PM

From post 4017 in this journal (do not click links)—

"Thanks to University Diaries  for an entry on Clancy Martin,
a philosophy professor in the 'show me' state, and his experiences with AA."

Neither link in this quote works anymore.
See instead Martin in the London Review of Books .

Lottery hermeneutics, however, still seems usable.

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11C/111006-NYlottery.jpg

Today's midday NY lottery "163" may be taken as a sequel
to both the page number "162" in today's noon post

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11C/111006-HumboldtsGift-PenguinUSA1996-P163.jpg

Humboldt's Gift , page 163 (Penguin Classics, 1996)

— and a sequel to University Diaries ' meditation today on the Nobel literature prize,
which includes a quote from the winner:

"At last my life returns. My name appears like an angel.
Outside the walls a trumpet signal blows…. It is I! It is I!"

Tomas Tranströmer, "The Name"

As for the evening NY numbers 014 and 5785, see Hexagram 14,
Not Even Wrong , and 5/7/85.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Iconic Notation

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:12 AM

Continued from Friday the 13th

(Click to enlarge.)

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/100814-DBsm.jpg

Related material—

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Cover art by Barclay Shaw reprinted from an earlier (1984) edition

IMAGE- Variations on Hexagram 14

A question from Ivan Illich
(founder of CIDOC, the Center for Intercultural Documentation,
in Cuernavaca, Mexico)—

"Who can be served by bridges to nowhere?"

For more about nowhere, see Utopia. See also http://outis.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tuesday August 21, 2007

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 8:14 AM
In the Details

I Ching hexagram 14, box style

Symbol from the
box-style I Ching

Related material:
The five Log24 entries
ending on August 1

Lou Beach, Science and Magic, New York Times 8/21/07

Illustration by Lou Beach
in today's New York Times
article on science and magic

Related material:
A Wrinkle in Time 

Monday, August 20, 2007

Monday August 20, 2007

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 8:01 AM
An Epiphany
for Stephen King

From the front page of this
morning's online New York Times:

New York Times, 7:42 AM Aug. 20, 2007

In the details:

Stephen B. King, a Hallmark Cards creative director

Stephen B. King,
a Hallmark creative director,
with some of the new
greeting cards based
 on topical themes and humor.

From yesterday's Log24 entry:

Hallmark Card logo

When you care enough
to send the very best…

From a llnk to Aug. 1
in yesterday's entry:

Epiphany

Geometry of the I Ching (Box Style)

Box-style I Ching, January 6, 1989

(Click on image for background.)

Detail:

Detail of Box Style I Ching: Hexagram 14.

Related material:
Logos and Logic 
 and Diagon Alley.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Sunday August 19, 2007

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:19 AM
Symmetry and Mirroring

Deutsche Bank Logo

Logo design by Anton Stankowski

"… at the beginning of the thirties… Stankowski began to work as a typographer and graphic designer in a Zurich advertising agency. Together with a group of friends– they were later to be known as the 'Zurich Concretists'– he explored the possibilities of symmetry and mirroring in the graphic arts. Stankowski experimented with squares and diagonals, making them the hallmarks of his art. Of his now world-famous logo for the Deutsche Bank— the soaring diagonal in the stable square– he proudly said in 1974: 'The company logo is a trade-mark that sends out a signal.'"

Deutsche Bank Collection

New York firefighters
killed at Deutsche Bank

From RTE News, Ireland:

Fire at Deutsche Bank Aug. 18, 2007

"Two New York fire fighters were killed while trying to douse a blaze in the former Deutsche Bank building in the city.

The fire broke out on 14th and 15th floors yesterday afternoon and spread to several floors before it was brought under control about five hours later.

The building had been heavily damaged during the 11 September, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The building, which was damaged by falling debris of the twin towers that had collapsed in 2001 when terrorists flew hijacked planes into them, was being 'deconstructed' to make way for construction of a new Freedom Tower."

Related material

From August 1
 
SPORTS OF THE TIMES

Restoring the Faith
After Hitting the Bottom

By SELENA ROBERTS
The New York Times
Published: August 1, 2007

What good is a nadir if it's denied or ignored? What's the value of reaching the lowest of the low if it can't buy a cheap epiphany?

 

Hallmark Card logo

When you care enough
to send the very best…

See also
"Cheap Epiphany, continued,"
from Aug. 3, as well as
A Writer's Reflections
(Aug. 14):

New Yorker cover, Aug. 20, 2007 (echoing Hexagram 14 in the box-style I Ching)

"Summer Reading,"
by Joost Swarte

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Tuesday August 14, 2007

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 PM
Philip K. Dick,
1928 – 1982

 
on the cover of
a 1987 edition of
his 1959 novel
Time Out of Joint:

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Cover art by Barclay Shaw reprinted
from an earlier (1984) edition

Philip K. Dick as a
window wraith (see below)

The above illustration was suggested by yesterday's quoted New Yorker characterization by Adam Gopnik of Philip K. Dick–

"… the kind of guy who can't drink one cup of coffee without drinking six, and then stays up all night to tell you what Schopenhauer really said and how it affects your understanding of Hitchcock and what that had to do with Christopher Marlowe."

— as well as by the illustrations of Gopnik's characterization in Kernel of Eternity, and by the following passage from Gopnik's 2005 novel The King in the Window:

"What's a window wraith?"

"It's someone who once lived in the ordinary world who lives now in a window, and makes reflections of the people who pass by and look in."

"You mean you are a ghost?!" Oliver asked, suddenly feeling a little terrified.

"Just the opposite, actually. You see, ghosts come from another world and haunt you, but window wraiths are the world. We're the memory of the world. We're here for good. You're the ones who come and go like ghosts. You haunt us."

Related material: As noted, Kernel of Eternity, and also John Tierney's piece on simulated reality in last night's online New York Times. Whether our everyday reality is merely a simulation has long been a theme (as in Dick's novel above) of speculative fiction. Interest in this theme is widespread, perhaps partly because we do exist as simulations– in the minds of other people. These simulations may be accurate or may be– as is perhaps Gopnik's characterization of Philip K. Dick– inaccurate. The accuracy of the simulations is seldom of interest to the simulator, but often of considerable interest to the simulatee.

The cover of the Aug. 20 New Yorker in which the Adam Gopnik essay appears may also be of interest, in view of the material on diagonals in the Log24 entries of Aug. 1 linked to in yesterday's entry:

IMAGE- New Yorker cover echoing Hexagram 14 in the box-style I Ching

"Summer Reading,"
by Joost Swarte

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Wednesday August 1, 2007

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 6:19 PM
Diagon Alley

From this morning:

IMAGE- I Ching Hexagram 14

This symbol from the
box-style I Ching is
echoed by a French ad for
the 2006 film "Scoop"–

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This film may be taken as
foreshadowing the afterlife
of the late Fleet Street
figure Richard Stott.

Stott, along with film
directors Ingmar Berman
and Michelangelo Antonioni,
died on Monday (July 30).

He is, we may suppose,
the mysterious third man
in Tuesday's remark by
the mayor of Rome
:

"With Antonioni dies not only
one of the greatest directors

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but also
a master of modernity."

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Dogs and Lampposts,
by Richard Stott

The title of Stott's book
is from H. L. Mencken,
who is said to have felt
that the proper relationship
of a journalist to a politician
is that of a dog to a lamppost.

Wednesday August 1, 2007

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 8:00 AM
August First,
8:00:14 AM:

Cheap Epiphany

SPORTS OF THE TIMES

Restoring the Faith
After Hitting the Bottom

By SELENA ROBERTS
The New York Times
Published: August 1, 2007

What good is a nadir if it's denied or ignored? What's the value of reaching the lowest of the low if it can't buy a cheap epiphany?

 

Pennsylvania Lottery
on the Feast of
St. Ignatius Loyola:
 
PA Lottery July 31, 2007 - Mid-day 215, Evening 298

Restoring the Booze:
A Look at the 50's-

Grace and Bing in the Fifties

Another Epiphany:

Geometry of the I Ching (Box Style)

Box-style I Ching, January 6, 1989

(Click on image for background.)

Detail:

Detail of Box Style I Ching: Hexagram 14.

Related material:
Logos and Logic 
 and Diagon Alley.

"What a swell
  party this is."

— adapted from
     Cole Porter 

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