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Thursday, September 20, 2018

1971 Mystery Box

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 8:15 AM

Vincent Canby in The New York Times 
January 28, 1971, reviews the film "The Statue" —

There is not much point in going into the dialogue,
but you'll get the idea from the line spoken by
a little girl who is shown gazing in wonderment
at the copy of Michelangelo's work in the
Piazza della Signoria in Florence.
"Golly," she says, "if that's David, I'd like to see Goliath!"
"The Statue" may have the distinction of being the first
adolescent comedy about penis envy. 

In keeping with filmmaker J.J. Abrams's philosophy of the "mystery box"

Canby's phrase "you'll get the idea" suggests a Log24 review . . .

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10A/100626-Theories.jpg

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Mystery Box*

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 3:00 PM

From The Force Awakens

See also other posts now tagged Mystery Box.

* A phrase of filmmaker J.J. Abrams, director
  of The Force Awakens  (2015).   See Abrams
  and a different mystery box in The New York
  Times  
on June 2, 2011.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Mystery Box III: Inside, Outside

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — m759 @ 2:28 PM

(Continued from Mystery Box, Feb. 4, and Mystery Box II, Feb. 5.)

The Box

Inside the Box

Outside the Box

For the connection of the inside  notation to the outside  geometry,
see Desargues via Galois.

(For a related connection to curves  and surfaces  in the outside
geometry, see Hudson's classic Kummer's Quartic Surface  and
Rosenhain and Göpel Tetrads in PG(3,2).)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Mystery Box II

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 4:07 PM

Continued from previous post and from Sept. 8, 2009.

Box containing Froebel's Third Gift-- The Eightfold Cube

Examination of the box's contents does not solve
the contents' real mystery. That requires knowledge
of the non-Euclidean geometry of Galois space.

In this case, without that knowledge, prattle (as in
today's online New York Times ) about creativity and
"thinking outside the box" is pointless.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Mystery Box

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 1:13 PM

In honor of the tenth anniversary of Facebook

Viewed in the Chrome browser, a Facebook post from
January 29, 2014, displays an artist's Mystery Box*

IMAGE- Josefine Lyche, Facebook post with the blank-box symbol for an unidentified character

In the Internet Explorer browser, the mystery is solved:

Further details —


 

Related material — Lyche + Geometry in this journal.

See also the cat and triangle pictured by David Justice yesterday

 .

* A phrase of filmmaker J.J. Abrams. Click the link 
   for further details. See also a mystery box 
   in The New York Times  on June 2, 2011.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Bell

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — m759 @ 6:11 PM

Three hidden keys open three secret gates
Wherein the errant will be tested for worthy traits
And those with the skill to survive these straits
Will reach The End where the prize awaits

— Ready Player One , by Ernest Cline

"Look, my favorite expression is,
'When you go up to the bell, ring it,
or don’t go up to the bell.'
We’ve gone too far. We have to ring the bell."

Mel Brooks on "The Producers"
     in The New York Times  today.

A 2016 Scribner edition of Stephen King's IT —

Related material —

Mystery box  merchandise from the 2011  J. J. Abrams film  Super 8 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Arty Fact

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:35 PM

The title was suggested by the name "ARTI" of an artificial
intelligence in the new film 2036: Origin Unknown.

The Eye of ARTI —

See also a post of May 19, "Uh-Oh" —

— and a post of June 6, "Geometry for Goyim" — 

Mystery box  merchandise from the 2011  J. J. Abrams film  Super 8 

An arty fact I prefer, suggested by the triangular computer-eye forms above —

IMAGE- Hyperplanes (square and triangular) in PG(3,2), and coordinates for AG(4,2)

This is from the July 29, 2012, post The Galois Tesseract.

See as well . . .

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Pieces of April

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 12:25 AM

This journal on April 16, 2018 —

Happy birthday to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Related material from another weblog in a post also dated April 16, 2018 —

"As I write this, it’s April 5, midway through the eight-day
festival of Passover. During this holiday, we Jews air our
grievances against the ancient Pharaoh who enslaved
and oppressed us, and celebrate the feats of strength
with which the Almighty delivered us from bondage —
wait a minute, I think I’m mixing up Passover with Festivus."
. . . .

"Next month: Time and Tesseracts."

From that next post, dated May 16, 2018 —

"The tesseract entered popular culture through
Madeleine L’Engle’s 'A Wrinkle in Time' . . . ."

The post's author, James Propp, notes that

" L’Engle caused some of her readers confusion
when one of the characters … the prodigy
Charles Wallace Murray [sic ] , declared 'Well, the fifth
dimension’s a tesseract.' "

Propp is not unfamiliar with prodigies:

"When I was a kid living in the Long Island suburbs,
I sometimes got called a math genius. I didn’t think
the label was apt, but I didn’t mind it; being put in
the genius box came with some pretty good perks."

— "The Genius Box," a post dated March 16, 2018

To me, Propp seems less like Charles Wallace
and more like the Prime Coordinator —

For further details, see the following synchronicity checks:

Propp March 16     Log24 March 16

Propp April 16        Log24 April 16

Propp May 16        Log24 May 16 .

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Geometry for Goyim

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 12:45 PM

Mystery box  merchandise from the 2011  J. J. Abrams film  Super 8  —

A mystery box that I prefer —

Box containing Froebel's Third Gift-- The Eightfold Cube

Click image for some background.

See also Nicht Spielerei .

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Core Statements

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 1:06 PM

"That in which space itself is contained" — Wallace Stevens

An image by Steven H. Cullinane from April 1, 2013:

The large Desargues configuration of Euclidean 3-space can be 
mapped canonically to the 4×4 square of Galois geometry —

'Desargues via Rosenhain'- April 1, 2013- The large Desargues configuration mapped canonically to the 4x4 square

On an Auckland University of Technology thesis by Kate Cullinane —
On Kate Cullinane's book 'Sample Copy' - 'The core statement of this work...'
The thesis reportedly won an Art Directors Club award on April 5, 2013.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Interior, Exterior

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 10:30 AM

The post Outer, Inner of July 16, 2016, contained the following
illustration of a quote from "An Ordinary Evening in New Haven" —

An image from yesterday morning pictured a link to the
Feb. 10, 2014, post Mystery Box III: Inside, Outside.

That post, shown below, offers a deeper interpretation of the
Stevens quote "an interior made exterior."

(Click image below to use the post's links.)

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sunday School

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 9:00 AM

Some narrative for a ghost writer —

IMAGE- The 2001 film 'The Discovery of Heaven'

I prefer the following narrative —

Part I:  Stevens’s verse from “The Rock” (1954) —
“That in which space itself is contained”

Part II:  Mystery Box III: Inside, Outside (2014)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Serial Box

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:20 PM

Enotes.com on Herman Wouk's 1985 novel Inside, Outside 

"The 'outside' of the title is the goyish world
into which David’s profession has drawn him;
the 'inside' is the warm life of his Russian-
Jewish family on which he, as narrator, reflects
in the course of the novel."

For a different sort of 'inside' life, see this morning's post
Gesamtkunstwerk , and Nathan Shields's Feb. 8, 2011,
tribute to a serial composer "In Memoriam, Milton Babbitt."
Some other context for Shields's musical remarks —

Doctor Faustus and Dürer Square.

For a more interesting contrast of inside with outside
that has nothing to do with ethnicity, see the Feb. 10,
2014, post Mystery Box III: Inside, Outside, about
the following box:

 .

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Uncommon Noncore

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 10:30 AM

This post was suggested by Greg Gutfeld’s Sept. 4 remarks on Common Core math.

Problem: What is 9 + 6 ?

Here are two approaches suggested by illustrations of Desargues’s theorem.

Solution 1:

9 + 6 = 10 + 5,
as in Common Core (or, more simply, as in common sense), and
10 + 5 = 5 + 10 = 15 as in Veblen and Young:

Solution 2:

In the figure below,
9 + 6 = no. of  V’s + no. of  A’s + no. of C’s =
no. of nonempty squares = 16 – 1 = 15.
(Illustration from Feb. 10, 2014.)

The silly educationists’ “partner, anchor, decompose” jargon
discussed by Gutfeld was their attempt to explain “9 + 6 = 10 + 5.”

As he said of the jargon, “That’s not math, that’s the plot from ‘Silence of the Lambs.'”

Or from Richard, Frank, and Marcus in last night’s “Intruders”
(BBC America, 10 PM).

Friday, August 1, 2014

Mystery Prize

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 11:29 AM

Continued from the Facebook-related post of February 4, 2014:

In related news at the website of the
American Mathematical Society today:

Multimillion-Dollar Minds

“The Multimillion-Dollar Minds of 5 Mathematical Masters,”
by Kenneth Chang, ran in the New York Times  on June 23, 2014.
The piece reports the award of $3 million “Breakthrough” prizes….
The prizes are financed by Yuri Milner, “a Russian who dropped out
of graduate studies in physics and became a successful investor in
Internet companies like Facebook,” and Mark Zuckerberg,
the founder of Facebook….

Related material:  Requiem for a Cat  (March 27, 2012).

“Break on through to the other side” — The Doors

Friday, July 4, 2014

Knockout

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 9:29 AM

(Continued from yesterday’s noon post, from  “Block That Metaphor,”
and from “Mystery Box III: Inside, Outside“)

“In one corner are the advocates of the Common Core,
led by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which
helped develop the standards and has defended them
against efforts by some states to roll them back. In the
challengers’ corner, a lineup of foundations and
philanthropists…. Other funders in the opponents’ corner
read like a ‘who’s who’ of well-heeled conservative
philanthropists, including Pittsburgh media magnate
Richard Mellon Scaife….”

— “Meet the Funders Fighting the Common Core,”
from Inside Philanthropy , Feb. 10, 2014

Scaife reportedly died this morning.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Night’s Hymn of the Rock

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — m759 @ 3:33 AM

One way of interpreting the symbol  IMAGE- Modal Diamond in a square 
at the end of yesterday's post is via
the phrase "necessary possibility."

See that phrase in (for instance) a post
of July 24, 2013, The Broken Tablet .

The Tablet  post may be viewed in light
of a Tom Wolfe passage quoted here on
the preceding day, July 23, 2013—

IMAGE- Tom Wolfe in 'The Painted Word' on conceptual art

On that  day (July 23) another weblog had
a post titled

Wallace Stevens: Night's Hymn of the Rock.

Some related narrative —

IMAGE- The 2001 film 'The Discovery of Heaven'

I prefer the following narrative —

Part I:  Stevens's verse from "The Rock" (1954) —
"That in which space itself is contained"

Part II:  Mystery Box III: Inside, Outside (2014)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sermon

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ROSENCRANTZ:
     … Do you ever think of yourself as
     actually dead, lying in a box with a lid on it?
GUILDENSTERN:
     No.
ROSENCRANTZ:
     Nor do I, really… It's silly to be depressed by it.
     I mean one thinks of it like being alive in a box,
     one keeps forgetting to take into account the fact
     that one is dead… which should make all the
     difference… shouldn't it? I mean, you'd never know
     you were in a box, would you? It would be just like
     being asleep in a box.

— Tom Stoppard

See also last Sunday's sermon (Feb. 9) and
Mystery Box III: Inside, Outside (Feb. 10).

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Desargues via Galois

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:12 PM

The following image gives a brief description
of the geometry discussed in last spring's
Classical Geometry in Light of Galois Geometry.

IMAGE- The large Desargues configuration in light of Galois geometry

Update of Aug. 7, 2013:  See also an expanded PDF version.

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