Thursday, February 21, 2019

Gaslighting America

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:28 PM

From The Atlantic  September 2017 issue — "How America Lost Its Mind,"
by former Harvard Lampoon  writer Kurt Andersen —

Note the accusing phrase "a suspicion of science and reason."

Related material by Andersen received in today's mail —

Note the accusing phrase "the cyanide in Donald Trump's Kool-Aid."

Related graphic design —

The source of the above cover art —

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Draper at the Mother Church

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:01 PM

From The Atlantic , September 2017 issue, online —
"How America Lost Its Mind," by former Harvard Lampoon  
writer Kurt Andersen —

Related material —

"There is a transformation, a metamorphosis that's going on here."
— Alexander Nix, CEO of Cambridge Analytica

The Lucasian Version —

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Found …

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 11:02 PM

( A sequel to the previous post, Lost )

From a link, "A Little Boy and a Little Girl," found in a Log24
search for Andersen + Atlantic

"A few flakes of snow were falling, and one of them, rather larger
than the rest, alighted on the edge of one of the flower boxes.
This snow-flake grew larger and larger, till at last it became
the figure of a woman, dressed in garments of white gauze,
which looked like millions of starry snow-flakes linked together.
She was fair and beautiful, but made of ice—
shining and glittering ice." — "The Snow Queen"

Related material —

Analogue of the little boy from "The Snow Queen" in "Equals" (2015) —

"Nice piece of ice." — Brendan Fraser in
"The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" (2008).

See also the concept that everything adds up to nothing in
"The Zero Theorem" (2013) 

and the Conway-Norton-Ryba theorem (2017).

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Compare and Contrast

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 1:00 PM

From The Atlantic , September 2017 issue, online —
"How America Lost Its Mind," by former Harvard Lampoon  
writer Kurt Andersen

The Atlantic 's embedded Google ad for "Quantum Space Elements"
is, by the way, completely unrelated to similar-sounding work on 
models of space in finite geometry (cf. tsimtsum . . .

The Red Pill

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:45 AM

"We have passed through the looking glass
and down the rabbit hole."

Kurt Andersen in the Sept. 2017 Atlantic

See as well "the desert of the real" and, 
for comparison, College of the Desert in this  journal.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

For the Snow Queen —

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:11 AM

Dark Epiphanies

Part I: 

Part II:

"A Little Boy and a Little Girl," by Hans Christian Andersen
(second story of the seven that make up The Snow Queen )

Part III:

A former Snow White —

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