Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Studies in Gray and Black

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:16 PM

See Whistler's Mother  and

Midrash: Shades of Gray

Sunday, May 3, 2015

In Memoriam

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:30 AM

For the author of Dances with Wolves —

'Winter Count,' by Barry Holstun Lopez, cover with shades of gray

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.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Household Name

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 PM

Detail from yesterday's post

Surrealistic Alarm Clock

'Pussy-Footer' alarm clock, LIFE Magazine, Oct. 10, 1949, page 122


Crawdaddy article on 'Surrealistic Pillow,' the classic 1967 album by Jefferson Airplane

"…and Surrealistic Pillow  became
a household name
in the house of rock ‘n’ roll."

Denise Sullivan in Crawdaddy,
October 8, 2009

Related material:

"Which Dreamed It?"
— Title of final chapter,
Through the Looking Glass

"Go ask Alice…
I think she'll know."
— Grace Slick, 1967   

The Crawdaddy  date Oct. 8, 2009
leads to the Log24 post
Graphic Austerity.

Ninefold square with shades of gray in chessboard pattern

Clicking on those words
  in that post will lead you to…
The Logic of Dreams.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tuesday October 7, 2008

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:25 AM
The Color Grey

The previous two entries mention,
 and illustrate, the color grey.

Another illustration, on the cover
of one of my favorite books:

'Winter Count,' by Barry Holstun Lopez, cover with shades of gray

"A colour is eternal.
It haunts time like a spirit."
Alfred North Whitehead   

From John Lahr's
winter 2002 review
of "Our Town"–

"We all know that something is eternal," the Stage Manager says. "And it ain't houses and it ain't names, and it ain't earth, and it ain't even stars– everybody knows in their bones that something is eternal, and that something has to do with human beings."

The Stage Manager was played by Paul Newman. The review was subtitled "Getting the Spirit Onstage."

Sunday, October 1, 2006

Sunday October 1, 2006

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 8:00 AM
Tales of Philosophy:

Recipe for Disaster
according to Jerome Kagan,
Harvard psychologist emeritus

From Log24 —

The Line

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The Cube

From Harvard's
Jerome Kagan —
"'Humans demand that there be a clear right and wrong,' he said. 'You've got to believe that the track you've taken is the right track. You get depressed if you're not certain as to what it is you're supposed to be doing or what's right and wrong in the world.'" "People need to divide the world into good and evil, us and them, Kagan continued. To do otherwise– to entertain the possibility that life is not black and white, but variously shaded in gray– is perhaps more honest, rational and decent. But it's also, psychically, a recipe for disaster."
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Black and White:

Log24 in
May 2005

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Shades of Gray:

An affine space
Jerome Kagan


The above Kagan quotes are taken
from a New York Times essay by
Judith Warner as transcribed by
Mark Finkelstein on Sept. 29.

See also Log24 on
Sept. 29 and 30.

Related material:

Kagan's book

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Surprise, Uncertainty,
and Mental Structures

(Harvard U. Press, April 2002)

and Werner Heisenberg–
discoverer of the
uncertainty principle
as Anakin Skywalker
being tempted by
the Dark Side:

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(From Log24, May 2005)
George Lucas, who has profited
enormously from public depictions
of the clash between
good and evil, light and dark,
may in private life be inclined
to agree with Hercule Poirot:
"It is the brain, the little gray cells
on which one must rely.
One must seek the truth
within– not without."
(This is another version of the
"Descartes before dehors" principle–
See "A Table," Sept. 28.)

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