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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Eightfold Epiphany

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 PM

The reported death today at 105 of an admirable war correspondent,
"a perennial fixture at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong," 
suggested a search in this journal for that city.

The search recalled to mind a notable quotation from
a Montreal philosopher —

“… the object sets up a kind of
 frame or space or field
 within which there can be epiphany.”

Charles Taylor, "Epiphanies of Modernism,"
Chapter 24 of Sources of the Self
(Cambridge U. Press, 1989, p. 477)

For some context, see St. Lucia's Day, 2012.
See also Epiphany 2017 —

Friday, February 14, 2014

Epiphany

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

“… the object sets up a kind of 
 frame or space or field 
 within which there can be epiphany.”

Charles Taylor

A frame or space or field —

IMAGE- The ninefold square

Related material —

Star Wars (January 11, 2014),

The Lyche Gate Asterisk , from 10:31 AM ET on May 22, 2010,
the date of Martin Gardner's death —

Image-- The Case of the Lyche Gate Asterisk

— and the March 2014 issue of the
Notices of the American Mathematical Society  —

See as well Epiphany 2014 (Jan. 6) in this journal and the
March Notices  on the Shaw prize —

"Established under the auspices of Run Run Shaw
in November 2002, the prize is managed and
administered by the Shaw Prize Foundation
based in Hong Kong." 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

DNA and a Galois Field

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 9:29 PM

From Ewan Birney's weblog today:

WEDNESDAY, 23 JANUARY 2013

Using DNA as a digital archive media

Today sees the publication in Nature  of “Toward practical high-capacity low-maintenance storage of digital information in synthesised DNA,” a paper spearheaded by my colleague Nick Goldman and in which I played a major part, in particular in the germination of the idea.

Birney appeared in Log24 on Dec. 30, 2012, quoted as follows:

"It is not often anyone will hear the phrase 'Galois field' and 'DNA' together…."

— Birney's weblog on July 3, 2012, "Galois and Sequencing."

Birney's widespread appearance in news articles today about the above Nature  publication suggests a review of the "Galois-field"-"DNA" connection.

See, for instance, the following papers:

  • Gail Rosen and Jeff Moore. "Investigation of Coding Structure in DNA," IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Hong Kong, April 2003. [pdf]
  • Gail Rosen. "Finding Near-Periodic DNA Regions using a Finite-Field Framework," 2nd IEEE Genomic Signal Processing Workshop (GENSIPS), Baltimore, MD, May 2004. [pdf]
  • Gail Rosen. "Examining Coding Structure and Redundancy in DNA," IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, Volume 25, Issue 1, January/February 2006. [pdf]

A  Log24 post of Sept. 17, 2012, also mentions the phrases "Galois field" and "DNA" together.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday May 22, 2009

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 9:29 AM
Steiner System

New York Times
banner this morning:

NYT banner, 9:21 AM Friday, May 22, 2009-- Ears are ads for HSBC.

Click to enlarge.

Related material from
July 11, 2008:

HSBC logo with framed version

The HSBC Logo Designer —

Henry Steiner

Henry Steiner, designerHe is an internationally recognized corporate identity consultant. Based in Hong Kong, his work for clients such as HongkongBank, IBM and Unilever is a major influence in Pacific Rim design.

Born in Austria and raised in New York, Steiner was educated at Yale under Paul Rand and attended the Sorbonne as a Fulbright Fellow. He is a past President of Alliance Graphique Internationale. Other professional affiliations include the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Chartered Society of Designers, Design Austria, and the New York Art Directors' Club.

His Cross-Cultural Design: Communicating in the Global Marketplace was published by Thames and Hudson (1995).

Yaneff.com

 

Charles Taylor,
"Epiphanies of Modernism,"
Chapter 24 of Sources of the Self
  (Cambridge U. Press, 1989, p. 477):

 

"… the object sets up
 a kind of frame or space or field
   within which there can be epiphany."

 

Related material suggested by
an ad last night on
ABC's Ugly Betty season finale:

Poster for 'Diamonds' miniseries on ABC starting May 24, 2009

Credit for 'Diamonds' miniseries poster: Diane Robertson Design, London

Diamond from last night's
Log24 entry, with
four colored pencils from
Diane Robertson Design:

Diamond-shaped face of Durer's 'Melencolia I' solid, with  four colored pencils from Diane Robertson Design
 
See also
A Four-Color Theorem.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Friday July 11, 2008

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 PM
AND MORE LOGOS:

“Serious numbers will
always be heard.”
Paul Simon  

http://www.log24.com/log/pix08/080711-DowLg.jpg

http://www.log24.com/log/pix08/080711-NYSE.jpg

http://www.log24.com/log/pix08/080711-HSBClogo.jpg

The HSBC Logo Designer —

Henry Steiner

He is an internationally recognized corporate identity consultant. Based in Hong Kong, his work for clients such as HongkongBank, IBM and Unilever is a major influence in Pacific Rim design.

Born in Austria and raised in New York, Steiner was educated at Yale under Paul Rand and attended the Sorbonne as a Fulbright Fellow. He is a past President of Alliance Graphique Internationale. Other professional affiliations include the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Chartered Society of Designers, Design Austria, and the New York Art Directors’ Club.

His Cross-Cultural Design: Communicating in the Global Marketplace was published by Thames and Hudson (1995).

Yaneff.com

Related material
from the past

Wittgenstein and Fly from Fly-Bottle

Fly from Fly Bottle:

Graphic structures from Diamond Theory and from Kyocera logo

Charles Taylor,
“Epiphanies of Modernism,”
Chapter 24 of Sources of the Self
  (Cambridge U. Press, 1989, p. 477) —

“… the object sets up
 a kind of frame or space or field
   within which there can be epiphany.”

Related material
from today —

Escape from a
  cartoon graveyard:

http://www.log24.com/log/pix08/080711-BabyBlues.jpg

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Tuesday October 17, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 AM
To Measure
the Changes

 
(continued from
“The Legacy Codes,”
Nov. 5-6, 2003)

From this morning’s
New York Times:

The Emperor
of Math

Shing-Tung Yau
Rick Friedman for
The New York Times

The much-honored
mathematician
Shing-Tung Yau

Numbers
from the
Keystone State
on October 16:

The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix06A/061016-PAlottery.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

For interpretations
of 621, see 6/21’s
Beijing String and
Go with the Flow.

For an interpretation
of 596, see Wikipedia,
596 (nuclear test):

“596 is the codename of the
People’s Republic of China’s
first nuclear weapons test,
detonated on
October 16, 1964.”

The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix06A/061017-Fireball.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

Related material:

“‘In China he is a movie star,’ said Ronnie Chan, a Hong Kong real estate developer and an old friend….  And last summer Dr. Yau played the part…. He ushered Stephen Hawking into the Great Hall of the People in Tiananmen Square to kick off a meeting of some of the world’s leading physicists on string theory, and beamed as a poem he had written was performed by a music professor on the conference stage. It reads in part:
Beautiful indeed
is the source of truth.
To measure the changes
     of time and space
the smartest are nothing.”

The Emperor of Math

Saturday, July 1, 2006

Saturday July 1, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 AM

Hong Kong Day

See Hong Kong July 1 marches,
Thousands March for Democracy in Hong Kong. and
Hong Kong flags, previous and current.

Related material:
the previous two entries.

Monday, July 21, 2003

Monday July 21, 2003

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:40 PM

For Hemingway’s Birthday:
The Hong Kong
Candidate

 

“Blair, on his first trip to China in five years, expressed his belief that the strengthened relationship between Britain and China would, beyond any doubt, continue to develop…”
People’s Daily, Beijing, July 21, 2003

“Now he’s poppin’ the piano just to raise the price of a ticket to the land of the free….”
— “Hong Kong Blues,”  sung by Hoagy Carmichael in “To Have and Have Not,” a film based on a Hemingway novel.

“The U.S. government repatriated on Monday 15 migrants from a Cuban government vessel that was taken illegally from Cuba…. The island’s communist government said the ship was hijacked and demanded the return of the occupants and the boat.”
Reuters, Miami, July 21, 2003, 1:08 PM ET

As a review at Amazon.com notes,

“The movie concerns a brave fishing-boat captain in World War II-era Martinique who aids the French Resistance, battles the Nazis, and gets the girl in the end. The novel concerns a broke fishing-boat captain who agrees to carry contraband between Cuba and Florida in order to feed his wife and daughters. Of the two, the novel is by far the darker, more complex work.”

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