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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Outside the Box

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

For further details, click the box.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Outside the Box

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:00 PM

IMAGE- Page 309 in 'Studies in the Logic of Charles Sanders Peirce'

Click for related material.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Outside the Box

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 AM

In memory of the late Ed Koch
a poem and a link:

Poem — "The Shoebox," by Sheila Gogol

Link  Sheila in this journal

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Outside the Box*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:00 PM

Lee Marvin in the 1983 film Gorky Park

For related material, see yesterday's post on Nietzsche's
Birth of Tragedy  and a May 27, 2010, post— Masks .

Masks of comedy and tragedy

The link to the Masks  post was suggested by four things:

  1. Tonight's Tony Awards
  2. A speech dated May 27, 2010 (the Masks  date)—
    "Russia— Getting It Right the First Time"
  3. The name of the organization on whose website
    the speech appears— Tertium Datur
  4. Tertium Datur  in this journal

    Froebel's Third Gift

* The title is in memory of business writer Mike Hammer.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Getting It Right

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:28 PM

From a webpage linked to here in the post 
"Outside the Box" (June 10, 2012).

"… the good news is that there are companies that do
get it right in the Russian market, even on the first try."

—  Chris Crowl, director of operations at TD International,
in a speech of 27 May 2010, "Russia: Getting It Right
the First Time." The quote is from a webpage that is
no longer online.

The above figure, Russian mathematician Igor Shafarevich,
reportedly died on Feb. 19, 2017. (See remarks in a Feb. 22 post
by Peter Woit at Not Even Wrong .)

An old post revisited here on Feb. 19, 2017, Shafarevich's
reported date of death

Related material —

Hollywood Easter Egg (Groundhog Day, 2017).

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Strange Humor

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:00 PM

The title refers to the previous post.

Recommended reading:

From the above review

 "His book is the box; he himself is Maxwell's demon."

See also "Outside the Box" in this journal.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Some Prefer Women …

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:35 PM

Outside the Box (as opposed to the Eve of "Interiors").

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Meditation on an Icon

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:29 PM

Note the "share icon" at top right of the first image
in the previous post:

This suggests a review of the phrase "Outside the Box"
in this journal. An image from that review:

Jack in the Box, by Natasha Wescoat

Friday, July 4, 2014

Knockout

Filed under: General,Geometry — 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.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Speedtalk

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 AM

"… in Speedtalk it was… difficult not  to be logical."

— Robert A. Heinlein in Gulf 

Related material: ABC TV at 9 PM ET
on Sunday, March 9, 2014… 3/09.

See also page  309 in the previous post, Outside the Box.

Shades of Plan 9.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Mystery Box III: Inside, Outside

Filed under: General,Geometry — 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: General,Geometry — 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.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Mad Day

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

A perceptive review of Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life

IMAGE- The perception of doors

"Page 185: 'Whatever else we are, we are also mad.' "

Related material— last night's Outside the Box and, from Oct. 22 last year

"Some designs work subtly.
Others are successful through sheer force."

Par exemple—

IMAGE- The Cartier diamond ring from 'Inside Man'

See also Cartier in this journal.

The Cartier link leads to, among other things

A Mad Day’s Work: From Grothendieck to Connes and Kontsevich.
The Evolution of Concepts of Space and Symmetry
,”
by Pierre Cartier, Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society ,
Vol. 38 (2001) No. 4, pages 389-408

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wednesday September 2, 2009

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:48 PM
Outside the Box

Living Outside the Box-- Janet Maslin on Tim Page

Makes sense to me
.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Friday September 5, 2008

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:45 AM

For Mike Hammer

Block That Metaphor

“Michael Hammer, an engineer and author on management who helped popularize the ‘re-engineering’ movement in the 1990s, died Thursday [Sept. 4, 2008].

A spokesman for Mr. Hammer’s consulting firm, Hammer and Co., said Mr. Hammer died from cranial bleeding that began Aug. 22 while he was vacationing in Massachusetts. He was 60 years old.

Mr. Hammer was the co-author of the bestselling management book Reengineering the Corporation and founder and president of Hammer and Co., Cambridge, Mass.”

The Wall Street Journal

“An engineer by training, Hammer focused on the operational nuts and bolts of business.

Hammer’s relentless pursuit of ‘why?’ drove his entire career. ‘My modus operandi is simple,’ he once wrote, ‘though not always easy to carry out. I take nothing at face value. I approach all business issues and practices with the same skepticism: Why?’

A funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5 in Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 1668 Beacon St., Brookline. Interment will follow at the Shaarei Tefillah Section of the Chevra Shaas Cemetery at Baker Street Jewish Cemeteries in West Roxbury.”

web.mit.edu

Related material:

From Feb. 12:

Shoe: 'Mort's Mortuary,' Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008

From today:Outside the Box

The late Michael Hammer, engineer: 'Outside the Box'

“I need a photo opportunity,
I want a shot at redemption.
Don’t want to end up a cartoon
In a cartoon graveyard…”

Paul Simon

Bill Melendez, Peanuts animator, in NYT obituaries Friday, Sept. 5, 2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Thursday May 22, 2008

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 9:00 AM
The Undertaking:
An Exercise in
Conceptual Art

I Ching hexagram 54: The Marrying Maiden

Hexagram 54:
THE JUDGMENT

Undertakings bring misfortune.
Nothing that would further.

The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix08/080522-Irelandslide1.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

Brian O’Doherty, an Irish-born artist,
before the [Tuesday, May 20] wake
of his alter ego* ‘Patrick Ireland’
on the grounds of the
Irish Museum of Modern Art.”
New York Times, May 22, 2008    

THE IMAGE

Thus the superior man
understands the transitory
in the light of
the eternity of the end.

Another version of
the image:

Images of time and eternity in memory of Michelangelo
See 2/22/08
and  4/19/08.


Related material:

Michael Kimmelman in today’s New York Times

“An essay from the ’70s by Mr. O’Doherty, ‘Inside the White Cube,’ became famous in art circles for describing how modern art interacted with the gallery spaces in which it was shown.”

Brian O’Doherty, “Inside the White Cube,” 1976 Artforum essays on the gallery space and 20th-century art:

“The history of modernism is intimately framed by that space. Or rather the history of modern art can be correlated with changes in that space and in the way we see it. We have now reached a point where we see not the art but the space first…. An image comes to mind of a white, ideal space that, more than any single picture, may be the archetypal image of 20th-century art.”

An archetypal image

THE SPACE:

The Eightfold Cube: The Beauty of Klein's Simple Group

A non-archetypal image

THE ART:

Jack in the Box, by Natasha Wescoat

Natasha Wescoat, 2004
See also Epiphany 2008:

How the eightfold cube works

“Nothing that would further.”
— Hexagram 54

Lear’s fool:

 …. Now thou art an 0
without a figure. I am better
than thou art, now. I am a fool;
thou art nothing….

“…. in the last mystery of all the single figure of what is called the World goes joyously dancing in a state beyond moon and sun, and the number of the Trumps is done.  Save only for that which has no number and is called the Fool, because mankind finds it folly till it is known.  It is sovereign or it is nothing, and if it is nothing then man was born dead.”

The Greater Trumps,
by Charles Williams, Ch. 14

* For a different, Jungian, alter ego, see Irish Fourplay (Jan. 31, 2003) and “Outside the Box,” a New York Times review of O’Doherty’s art (featuring a St. Bridget’s Cross) by Bridget L. Goodbody dated April 25, 2007. See also Log24 on that date.

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