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Monday, July 4, 2011

Shell Beach

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:11 AM

"When you have only one way of expressing yourself, you have
limits that you don’t appreciate. When you get a new way to
express yourself, it teaches you that there could be a third or a
fourth way. It opens up your eyes to a much broader universe."
— David Donoho

The above quote appears as the epigraph to Chapter 4,
"Beyond Wavelets," in A Primer on Wavelets  by James S. Walker
(Chapman & Hall/CRC, 1999).  It originally appeared as the
conclusion (p. 234) of "The Mathematical Microscope: Waves,
Wavelets, and Beyond," by Barbara Burke, pp. 196-235 in
A Positron Named Priscilla
, National Academy of Sciences, 1994.

For other ways of expression suitable for today's holiday,
see Shell Beach in this journal.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Escape from Dark City

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 AM

The title refers to the 1998 film "Dark City," whose protagonist
seeks an escape to "Shell Beach."

Shell Beach

Another postcard, in memory of album cover art director
John Berg, who reportedly died at 83 on Sunday —

Click album cover for a background story.

See also the Log24 post "Hits" (January 5, 2014).

"Well, she was blinded by the light…"

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mathematics and Narrative, continued

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:00 PM

Saturday's post quoted a mathematical narrative with the following opening sentence–

"Let G  be a finite, primitive subgroup of GL(V) = GL(n,D),
where V  is an n-dimensional vector space over the division ring D."

If that narrative were a novel, its opening might win a Bulwer-Lytton prize.

As might the opening of another nonfiction narrative

"What are we are doing?"

A partial answer to this profound metaphysical question
for fans of the classic film "Dark City"
(which was written in part by one "Lem Dobbs")–

Part I — Fiction —

Wednesday August 4, 2004

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 12:29 AM

Shell Beach

“It was a dark and stormy night….”

– Opening of A Wrinkle in Time, a classic novel by Madeleine L’Engle.

For those who seek religious significance in the name of Hurricane Alex:

Alex Proyas directs this futuristic thriller about a man waking up to find he is wanted for brutal murders he doesn’t remember. Haunted by mysterious beings who stop time and alter reality, he seeks to unravel the riddle of his identity.”

– Description of the 1998 film Dark City

[See also June 14, 2005.]


Part II — Nonfiction —

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10/100412-ShellBeachInn.jpg

http://www.shellbeachinn.com/

Part III — Fiction —

"The bench on which Dobbs was sitting
was not so good."

— B. Traven, opening sentence
of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Wednesday, August 4, 2004

Wednesday August 4, 2004

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:29 AM

Shell Beach

“It was a dark and stormy night….”

— Opening of A Wrinkle in Time, a classic novel by Madeleine L’Engle.

For those who seek religious significance in the name of Hurricane Alex:

Alex Proyas directs this futuristic thriller about a man waking up to find he is wanted for brutal murders he doesn’t remember. Haunted by mysterious beings who stop time and alter reality, he seeks to unravel the riddle of his identity.”

— Description of the 1998 film Dark City

See also ART WARS of June 19, 2002.

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