Thursday, March 29, 2018

Before Creation Itself . . .”

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 10:13 AM

From the Diamond Theorem Facebook page —

A question three hours ago at that page

“Is this Time Cube?”

Notes toward an answer —

And from Six-Set Geometry in this journal . . .

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Devil’s Music

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:00 PM

From the groom in the previous post — Swedenborg Chapel

And from November 7 last year —

Monday, November 7, 2016

Subway Art for Times Square Church

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 9:11 PM

Click images for related material.


The Cardinal seemed a little preoccupied today.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:30 PM

From tonight's online New York Times

John McCracken, Sculptor of Geometric Forms, Dies at 76

McCracken died in Manhattan on Friday, April 8.

From Christopher Knight in tonight's online LA Times

the works embody perceptual and philosophical conundrums. The colored planks stand on the floor like sculptures….

McCracken was bedeviled by Stanley Kubrick's famously obscure science-fiction epic, "2001: A Space Odyssey," with its iconic image of an ancient monolith floating in outer space. The 1968 blockbuster was released two years after the artist made his first plank.

"At the time, some people thought I had designed the monolith or that it had been derived from my work," he told art critic Frances Colpitt of the coincidence in a 1998 interview.

Two photos of McCracken's 1967 Black Plank  seem relevant—

November 28, 2010 (Click to enlarge)


December 28, 2010 (Click to enlarge)


Material that an artist might view as related, if only synchronistically—

Two posts in this journal on the dates the photos were taken—
The Embedding on November 28 and Dry Bones on December 28.

The photos are of an exhibition titled "There is nothing to see here" at the
National Gallery of Art, October 30, 2010-April 24, 2011 —

Click to enlarge.


For related nihilism from the National Gallery, see "Pictures of Nothing" in this journal.

Some less nihilistic illustrations—

The Meno  Embedding

Plato's Diamond embedded in The Matrix

A photo by one of the artists whose work is displayed above beside McCracken's—


"Accentuate the Positive."
 — Clint Eastwood

Saturday, March 18, 2017

News Search

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:30 PM

See also, in this journal, "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead."

Saturday, April 5, 2014

A Princeton Half-Hour

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 PM

"May you be in heaven a full half-hour
before the devil knows you're dead ."

Related material:
Yesterday's posts of 12 PM and 8 PM,
and the life of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Another Opening, Another Show

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:24 AM


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:58 AM

 Related remarks for mattress dancers
This  journal on the above Instagram date.

Monday, August 9, 2021

Harvard Elegy

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:41 AM

Bryan Marquard in The Boston Globe  yesterday 
on a professor who died on 7 July, 2021 —

" A Harvard Medical School professor emeritus in psychiatry,
Dr. Hobson told the Globe in 2011 that he didn’t 'feel bad about
taking on Sigmund Freud. I think Sigmund Freud has become
politically correct. Psychoanalysis has become the bible, and
I think that’s crazy.'

He also forcefully set aside the theories of Carl Jung, the Swiss
psychiatrist who analyzed dreams and saw them as important
messages sent from the psyche.

'If you’re a pure scientist, Jung is just deadly,' Dr. Hobson said
in [a] 2005 interview. 'The collective unconscious, the anima
these are literary constructs. You can’t do any science on that
kind of stuff.' ”

See as well this  journal on 7 July 2021 —

The Tune  (Suggested by “Hum: Seek the Void”)

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , , — m759 @ 1:43 AM

"Two years ago . . . ." — Synopsis of the August 3 film "Hum"

Two years ago on August 3 . . .

The Eightfold Cube

What is going on in this picture?

The above is an image from
the August 3, 2019,
post "Butterfield's Eight."

"Within the week . . . ."
The above synopsis of "Hum"

This suggests a review of a post
from August 5, 2019, that might
be retitled . . .

"The void she knows,
  the tune she hums."

Monday, August 2, 2021

The Dinner Party

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:28 PM

For Darkinbad the Brightdayler

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Zen in Cuernavaca

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 2:05 PM

Also from Terebess


From Larry A. Fader, “D. T. Suzuki's Contribution to the West,” 
in A Zen Life: D. T. Suzuki Remembered , ed. by Masao Abe, 
John Weatherhill, Inc., 1986, pp. 95–108 —

In contrast to Jung's approach is the humanistic psychology of Erich Fromm. Fromm was also influenced by Suzuki, but in different ways. Whereas Jung dealt with Zen Buddhism as an aspect of his psychological thought, Suzuki's influence touches closer to the core of Fromm's thought. Fromm organized an influential workshop on Zen Buddhism and psychoanalysis in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and incorporated many concepts which resemble Suzuki's interpretation of Zen into his psychoanalytic writings.

The Cuernavaca workshop of 1957, held at Fromm's Mexico home, brought together eminent psychologists expressly for the purpose of exploring Zen Buddhism and psychoanalysis. As such, it marks an important point of contact between thinkers in the field of psychology and D. T. Suzuki's interpretation of Zen. Suzuki addressed the gathering, and his speeches were later published as “Lectures in Zen Buddhism” together with Fromm's address entitled “Psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism” and that of Richard DeMartino entitled “The Human Situation and Zen Buddhism,” in a volume which Fromm edited and called Zen Buddhism and Psychoanalysis.

Fromm organized the Mexico meeting and issued the invitations to its participants as a result of his feeling that psychotherapists—and in particular, psychoanalysts—were at that time “not just interested, but deeply concerned” with Zen. This “concern,” Fromm believed, was a new and potentially important development in the attitude of psychologists. His own address to the workshop, reformulated, as he says, because of “the stimulation of the conference,” includes language and ideas that may be traced to Dr. Suzuki's Cuernavaca lectures.

See as well Fromm and  Frère Jacques, Cuernavaca  in this  journal.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Contemplating the Void

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Sunday, July 4, 2021

Raiders of the Lost . . .

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:56 AM

See as well a search in this journal for Feng Shui.

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Here, There, and Chicago

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:07 PM

The above phrase "the intersection of storytelling and visual arts"
suggests a review . . .

Storytelling —

Visual arts —

IMAGE- Herbert John Ryser, 'Combinatorial Mathematics' (1963), page 1

IMAGE- The 3x3 ('ninefold') square as Chinese 'Holy Field'

"This pattern is a square divided into nine equal parts.
It has been called the 'Holy Field' division and
was used throughout Chinese history for many
different purposes, most of which were connected
with things religious, political, or philosophical."

– The Magic Square: Cities in Ancient China,
by Alfred Schinz, Edition Axel Menges, 1996, p. 71

A Midrash for Michener —

IMAGE- Marie-Louise von Franz on the 'field' that represents 'the structural outlines of the collective unconscious'

For a connection of the above "Holy Field"
with pure mathematics, see Coxeter's Aleph.

St. Luke’s Day, 2016

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:43 PM



Neither Here Nor There:

Friday, July 2, 2021

Number, Time, and The New Mutants

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:33 PM

From Number and Time ,
by Marie-Louise von Franz,
Northwestern U. Press paperback,
December 31, 1974 —

Star Wars Chess:

Originally chess seems to have represented
an earthly mirror-image of "the stars' battles
in Heaven,"22 an outline of those battles from
which man's destiny proceeded.

22. See Joseph Needham, Science and Civilization
in China (Cambridge, 1959), III, 540ff., 303ff.;
see also IV, pt. 1, 230, 265, 327 ff.

From the recent film The New Mutants —

Anya Taylor-Joy plays in a pool: 

"Roll credits."

The Motive for Metaphor

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:29 PM

The above title is  from Wallace Stevens.

Related meditations — This journal on March 9, 2021, and . . .

See as well recent posts in this  journal
now tagged The Chinese Room Experiment

For the source of the above Wallace Stevens phrase, see (for instance) . . .

The above weblog post on Stevens is dated November 17, 2010.

Posts in this  weblog on that same date and its eve  are now tagged . . .

The Horcrux Narrative.

Related Scholarly Remarks:

Number and Time, by Marie-Louise von Franz

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Mirror, Mirror . . .

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:32 PM



See also 4x.


Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Unthought Known

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 6:35 PM

(Pearl Jam song title)

Scholium for the Harvard Alcoholic Club

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Perspective for Pullman*

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:05 PM

* I.e., for Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials .
  Those who prefer fiction to reality may consult
  a Baja-related search in this  journal for "Sea of Cortez."
  That search in turn suggests a Fandom webpage related
  to yesterday's post "Perspective" —  
  "Luisa Rey is played by Halle Berry in the Wachowski siblings'
  2012 adaptation of Cloud Atlas . . . . Her name is based on 
  The Bridge of San Luis Rey . . . ." 

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Annals of Experimental Theology . . .

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:58 PM


See as well . . .

April 11, 2020, was the dies natalis ,
in the Catholic sense,
of John Horton Conway.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The 7-11 Culture War

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:44 PM

Here  on June 7-11 —

June 7: Pullman's Holy Office

June 11: Dark Materials

For Francisco Franco and Stephen King:

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:16 AM

The Banging


Monday, June 14, 2021

For James Franco and Stephen King: Gutter Geometry

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:35 AM

"Pray for the grace of accuracy." — Robert Lowell

What is wrong with this picture?

Related material from November 22, 2018 —

Saturday, June 12, 2021


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:40 PM

The 24 Box

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:50 PM

The number 24 may be studied via various geometrical models.
Here is one such model* —

— From a book published in 1999 by Harvard University Press:

* Note for pedagogues: Latour's "three ranks" should be "three files."
Ranks are horizontal, files vertical. Also, there may be more than 24
compartments in the cabinet, but Latour discusses only those shown.

The Forging

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:35 PM

Update at 2:06 PM ET the same day — Riddled with Gaps

Monday, June 7, 2021

Scholastic Observation . . .

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:22 PM

In memory of the U.S. publisher of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone ,*
who, The New York Times  reports this evening, died Saturday (June 5, 2021) —

 * Original British title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone .

The Content User

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:00 PM

The Counter Offensive

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:17 PM

On the above BBC One date — "Sun 15 Nov 2020" —

Pullman’s Holy Office

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 12:23 PM

Good question.  From Philip Pullman's recent HBO version of
"His Dark Materials," The University of Oxford’s St. Peter’s College:

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Times Square Logic

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 11:40 AM

Dialogue from Season 1, Episode 8 of "His Dark Materials" —

Asriel:  And the serpent said, "You shall not surely die, for the Authority doth know that on that day that ye eat thereof, your eyes shall be opened, your daemons shall assume their true form and ye shall be as…"

Both:  "… gods, knowing good and…"

Lyra:  "… evil."

Asriel:  "… Dust ." You see? They have been trying to convince us for centuries that we are born guilty. And that we have to spend a lifetime atoning for the crime of eating an apple. Is there any proof for this heinous stain, this shame, this guilt? No, not at all. We are to take it on faith, and on the word of the Authority.

But Dust… Dust is an elementary particle that we can record, measure, study.

Read more at:

Related material: Times Square Logic Log24 posts now tagged
"Times Square Logic" include two from April 7, 2015, the date of
Geoffrey Lewis's death.

Lewis played, notably, "Hard Case Williams" in Lust in the Dust  (1984).

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Heavy Metaphor

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:51 PM

Earlier posts that are also tagged "Points Omega" suggest some 
context for a May 19 New Republic  illustration.

      x -1/x

  See as well
"Flowers and Brown."

The Senator from Central Casting

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:10 AM

From the above obituary

"A debonair Virginian, Mr. Warner was sometimes called
the senator from central casting; his ramrod military posture,
distinguished gray hair and occasionally overblown
speaking style fit the Hollywood model." — Carl Hulse

Related material — The previous post and . . .

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Jersey Hymn

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:44 AM

An upload from Good Friday, 2019

"Daisy, when she comes to tea at Nick's house,
refers to the flowers brought by Gatsby as being
appropriate for a funeral and asks 'Where's the corpse?' 
Gatsby enters immediately thereafter. This foreshadows
what will happen to Gatsby. The dialogue is not in the novel…."

— Discussion of the 2000 TV movie version in
Learning Guide to The Great Gatsby 

Correction to the midrash: 

Sorvino actually says, when there is a knock at the door,

"That must be the corpse."

Jersey girls are tough.

A Separatrix for McCormack

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:59 AM

The McCormack of the title is the current owner
and editor-in-chief of The New Republic .

Note the separatrix  between
Stoppard and Nichols.

Related cleavage art


— http://xkcd.com/457/

Alternate title: Art for Suckers.

Monday, May 24, 2021


Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:02 AM

From the cover of a 1971 book of stories by Zenna Henderson

The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix07/070105-HoldingWonder.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

From Frame Tale (Oct. 1, 2013) —

Twenty-four Variations on a Theme of Plato

From Log24 posts tagged Aitchison

"Has time rewritten every line?" Streisand

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Annals of Experimental Theology

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:11 AM

The Axiomatic Method:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident…."

Other methods:

"In Gauss we trust."  (See below.)

But perhaps not so much in Princeton . . .

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Classics Illustrated

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:32 AM

Anything can be an instrument, Chigurh said. Small things. Things you wouldn't even notice. They pass from hand to hand. People don't pay attention. And then one day there’s an accounting. And after that nothing is the same. Well, you say. It’s just a coin. For instance. Nothing special there. What could that be an instrument of?  You see the problem. To separate the act from the thing. As if the parts of some moment in history might be interchangeable with the parts of some other moment. How could that be? Well, it’s just a coin. Yes. That’s true. Is it?

— McCarthy, Cormac. No Country for Old Men
(Vintage International) (p. 57).
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:15 AM

“Analysis.” — Dr. Robert Ford in “Westworld.”  See related posts.

This  journal on August 18, 2017 —

The Triangle Induction (Attn: Harlan Kane)

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 7:23 AM

Related material from Wikipedia

Keith A. Gessen (born January 9, 1975) is a Russian-born
American novelist, journalist, and literary translator.
He is co-founder and co-editor of American literary magazine


and an assistant professor of journalism at the Columbia University
Graduate School of Journalism.
Early life and education
Born Konstantin Alexandrovich Gessen into a Jewish family in Moscow….

Some related images —

The logo of a news site that yesterday
covered a Colorado Springs story:

Monday, May 10, 2021

The Party

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 1:12 AM

A completely unrelated book from Colorado Springs —

Rated PG

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:39 AM

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Search Detail

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:01 AM

If it’s a seamless whole you want, pray to Apollo.

And if it’s not? . . .

Compare and contrast:  Ex Fano .

Monday, May 3, 2021

Intersection Theory

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:27 PM

“… it is also a doorway or portal between worlds….” . . .

See also the previous post.

Significant Form at Castle Varlar

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:04 AM

(In memory of Clive Bell)

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Invisible Weaving… Continues.

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:59 PM

The above subhead suggests a review of Invisible Weaving.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

How Deep the Rabbit Hole

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:24 PM

The Mystery of 'Monomial Representations and Symmetric Presentations'

See also Cornell Eightfold.

The Speed of Oppenheimer

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:22 PM

Update at 9:01 PM ET on 5/01, 2021 —

For the Church of St. Nicholas

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:43 PM

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Some Assembly Required

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 6:35 PM

“Dowd, O’Hara … O’Hara, Dowd.”

For Your Consideration

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:52 PM

We’ve lost the plot !

Big Time.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Two Versions of Bare Beauty

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 10:00 PM

From the Sunday night post Euclid Alone,
the new site Beauty Bare —

(The first-post date of April 12 is apparently based on UTC time.)

From today’s previous post, A Model Echo —

A Model Echo

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:32 PM

The previous Log24 post, on mathematics, was titled

Models: A Return to Utrecht.”

After writing that post I decided to check out another sort of
Utrecht model, and found a surprising echo:

A Return to Utrecht: The Sylvia Kristel Archives.”

Recommended related reading: Kristel’s obituary in The Telegraph .

Recommended related music:


Models: A Return to Utrecht

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:41 PM

References to a 1960 conference paper by Freudenthal in this journal
suggest another paper from the same conference …

See as well other posts now tagged . . .

The Utrecht Models.

For my own work on models, see
Finite Geometry of the Square and Cube.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Euclid Alone . . .

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:12 PM

A view of my HC page (the logged-in version) —

The new site Beauty Bare

The first-post date of April 12 is apparently based on UTC time.

Dot Patterns

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 4:44 PM

Apparently because of its usual visual representation,
the Fano plane has now been put in the Wikipedia category
“Dot patterns.”

Some dot patterns many will prefer:  Braille Nude.

Space Itself

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:25 PM

See the title in this journal. This review was suggested by
a phrase of Catherine Flynn:

Saturday, April 10, 2021


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:14 PM


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:31 PM

The previous post, on a Joyce symposium in
Utrecht on June 15-20, 2014, suggests a review
of this  journal in June 2014.  From June 21
of that year —

“Without the possibility that
an origin can be lost, forgotten,
or alienated into what springs
forth from it, an origin could
not be an origin. The possibility
of inscription is thus a necessary
possibility, one that must always
be possible.”

— Page 157 of The Tain of the Mirror:
Derrida and the Philosophy of Reflection ,
by Rodolphe Gasché, Harvard U. Press, 1986

Related art suggested by the above modal logic

Nietzsche, 'law in becoming' and 'play in necessity'

Nietzsche on Heraclitus— 'play in necessity' and 'law in becoming'— illustrated.

Gap Dance in Utrecht

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:05 PM

(See also Gap Dance elsewhere in this journal.)

“… the Wake  seemed to be everywhere
at the Utrecht Joyce Symposium.”

“What I saw at the Symposium at Utrecht
were scholars working to close the gap
between the multifaceted complexity
of the text and the vastly greater complexity
of the readers experiencing it.”

— “Along the Krommerun: The Twenty-Fourth International
James Joyce Symposium, Utrecht, The Netherlands,
15-20 June 2014,” by Andrew Ferguson, University of Virginia.

“Central to these structural and aesthetic innovations,
however, is a mundane element: the wooden dowel.
The dowel is a small peg of variable length;
its ends lack distinct heads, allowing it work
in any direction. The dowels  remain hidden
in the Red Blue Chair as they connect rail to rail
and rail to  plank, invisible yet essential to the chair’s
appearance and its defiance of convention and gravity.
Critics have noted the chair’s flouting of the rules of
modern architectural semantics: Yves-Alain Bois writes
of the elements that function simultaneously in two ways,
as both supporting prop and supported  cantilever, as
subverting “the functionalist ethic of modernist
architecture — the dictum that would have one meaning
per sign”. It is the dowel that allows the elements of
the chair to attain so subtly this semantic complexity.
The  chair’s innovations are not technological,
but rather concern the arrangement  and deployment
of existing materials and elements. The dowel is
a modest but highly adaptable means of joining:
while the dovetail joint requires two equally sized
components, the mortise and tenon involves a male
and a female element, and the housed joint requires
an extended zone of contact, the dowel  neutrally
connects all kinds of elements to one another,
its single point allowing maximum freedom in
the orientation of the connected elements.”

— Page 25 of “From Dowel to Tesseract,” by Catherine Flynn.
Source: European Joyce Studies , 2016, Vol. 24,
A LONG THE KROMMERUN: Selected Papers from the
Utrecht James Joyce Symposium, pp. 20-45.

In Like Flynn . . .

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

A Wonderful Model

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

” Ironically, the bestselling ‘historian’ of time
seems stuck in the past, known throughout his life
to put up posters of Marilyn Monroe in his office,
visit ‘gentlemen’s clubs’ and claim that women were
‘a mystery.’ ” — Philip Ball, March 1, 2021

See related material on a  Mystery Woman of Cuernavaca.

See as well the March of Hawking’s death in posts tagged Spring Awakening

“… a wonderful model of a small church or chapel.”
Andrew Cusack, March 20, 2018

For another wonderful model in Bavaria, see Straight Line Fever.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Zero Dark AA

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:30 AM

We all know the song.” 

Friday, April 2, 2021

Another Abstract Signature

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:59 AM

(See “Abstract Signature,” March 15, 2021.)


Friday, March 26, 2021

Cards of Identity Continues:

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 2:46 AM

Columbus in Zombieland


Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:13 AM

Some images from Feb. 5, 2021, in a search for “ABC Art”

A colored version using CSS —

See https://codepen.io/m759/pen/wvoGwzx .

“Somehow, a message had been lost on me. Groups act .
The elements of a group do not have to just sit there,
abstract and implacable; they can do  things, they can
‘produce changes.’ In particular, groups arise
naturally as the symmetries of a set with structure.”

— Thomas W. Tucker, review of Lyndon’s Groups and Geometry
in The American Mathematical Monthly , Vol. 94, No. 4
(April 1987), pp. 392-394.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

A Day at the Museum

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:51 PM

Context for the Cullinane diamond theorem in
the Smithsonian’s NASA Astrophysics Data System:

A Night at the Museum

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:09 AM

From the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory —

Only Connect

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:18 AM

For an example, see . . .

Also on February 3, 2021 — “Art of the Possible.”

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The Fano Hallows

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:39 PM

From a Log24 post of Friday, February 26, 2021 —

( Not to be confused with The Tin Man’s Hat. )

This image may be regarded as memorializing a photographer
who died at 80 on Feb. 26 and who

“captured Warhol’s self-designed mythology in the making”
Alex Vadukul in The New York Times  today

The Cornfield Translation . . .

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:19 AM

Continues from “Dark Fields of the Republic” (March 11, 2014) —

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Mathematics and Narrative: The Unity

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:25 PM

“To conquer, three boxes* have to synchronize and join together into the Unity.”

―Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s Justice League

See also The Unity of Combinatorics  and The Miracle Octad Generator.

* Cf.  Aitchison’s Octads

Mind the Gaps…

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 1:18 PM

Continues from March 17.

See as well some remarks on Chinese  perspective
in the Log24 post “Gate” of June 13, 2013.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Mind the Gaps

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 12:23 PM

Katherine Neville's 'The Eight,' edition with knight on cover, on her April 4 birthday

Page from 'The Paradise of Childhood,' 1906 edition

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Underworld Type

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:06 PM

“ LaTeX  is widely used in academia[3][4]
for the communication and
publication of scientific documents
in many fields . . . .” — Wikipedia

Related academic remarks —

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Darkness Visible

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:42 AM

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Glastonbury Meditation:

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:40 PM

Stunt Writer 

An image from this  journal on June 29, 2019 —

Related material — The Legends Slot

See as well . . .

Kingsman 2 Director Reveals
How They Shot The Glastonbury Scene

The Phantom Date

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:43 PM

Alternate Past: LA/91506

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:36 AM

(Title suggested by the beanie label “Alternate Future: NYC/10001”)

Salinger's 'Nine Stories,' paperback with 3x3 array of titles on cover, adapted in a Jan. 2, 2009, Log24 post on Nabokov's 1948 'Signs and Symbols'

A version of the Salinger story title “Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes” —

“… her mouth is red and large, with Disney overtones. But it is her eyes,
a pale green of surprising intensity, that hold me.”

Violet Henderson in Vogue , 30 August 2017

See also that date in this  journal.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Haunted by the Missing Other

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:15 PM

The innermost kernel of the ego endures.” — Schopenhauer

Disco Pigs star Elaine Cassidy listens to Christopher Marlowe:

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Cinema for Nutcrackers

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Finality and Cleavage . . .

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:27 PM


Elaine Cassidy in a 2005 TV series:

Nighttown Humor*

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:07 AM

The hallucinatory, Joycean night-town through which
Pig and Runt roam is effectively conjured . . . .”

The New York Times

“An dat liddle baba he look righ inta me, yeah.”

Disco Pigs script

* As opposed to London Humor . . .

“Who ever lov’d, that lov’d not at first sight?”

Disco Pigs star Elaine Cassidy in a later entertainment:

Saturday, March 6, 2021

London Humor

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 2:40 PM

Related posts —
Euclid Alone  and  Of  London Bondage

An Echo from Ahab

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 11:39 AM

From The New York Times  today —

From Log24  yesterday, Echo Arc

Related quote from Polonius — “To thine own self be true ….”

Friday, March 5, 2021

Whispering Into the Stone:

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:09 AM

The Echo Arc

Thursday, March 4, 2021

The After-Party Date

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:23 PM

“What dreams may come?”

“Good question.”

Loki in Dogville

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:24 PM

“You can’t please everyone,
so you got to please yourself.”

— “Garden Party,” Rick Nelson 


Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:16 PM

Teaching the Academy to See

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:03 AM

“Art bears the same relationship to society
that the dream bears to mental life. . . .
Like art, the dream mediates between order
and chaos. So, it is half chaos. That is why
it is not comprehensible. It is a vision, not
a fully fledged articulated production.
Those who actualize those half-born visions
into artistic productions are those who begin
to transform what we do not understand into
what we can at least start to see.”

— A book published on March 2, 2021:
Beyond Order , by Jordan Peterson

The inarticulate, in this case, is Rosalind Krauss:

A “raid on the inarticulate” published in Notices of the
American Mathematical Society  in the February 1979 issue —

The Cullinane diamond theorem, AMS Notices, Feb. 1979, pp. A-193-194

Monday, March 1, 2021

The Book Case

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:42 PM

See also an image from this journal on Monday, Feb. 22

Related books

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Factional Group

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:30 PM

Related tune suggested yesterday by Peter J. Cameron —

The Beatles, “I Me Mine,” from the “Let It Be” album.

Related imagery —

Saturday, February 27, 2021

The Pencil Case

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 11:55 PM


Here is  a midrash on “desmic,” a term derived from the Greek desmé
( δέσμη: bundle, sheaf , or, in the mathematical sense, pencil —
French faisceau ), which is related to the term desmos , bond …

(The term “desmic,” as noted earlier, is relevant to the structure of
Heidegger’s Sternwürfel .)

“Gadzooks, I’ve done it again!” — Sherlock Hemlock


Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:58 PM

From posts tagged “The Empty Quarter” —

The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix05B/050805-Rag.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

Related tune suggested today by Peter J. Cameron

The Beatles, “I Me Mine,” from the “Let It Be” album.

That album, and an image from Log24 on Feb. 23 —

The bond with reality is cut.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Non-Chaos Non-Magic

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:21 PM

For fans of “WandaVision” —

“1978 was perhaps the seminal year in the origin of chaos magic. . . .”

Wikipedia article on Chaos Magic

Non-Chaos Non-Magic from Halloween 1978 —

The Cullinane diamond theorem, AMS Notices, Feb. 1979, pp. A-193-194

Related material —

A doctoral student of a different  Peter Cameron

( Not to be confused with The Tin Man’s Hat. )

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Cube Plan

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 11:14 AM

Monday, February 22, 2021

Design Theory

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , , — m759 @ 10:59 PM

A related image —

Related design theory in mathematics


Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Die Einheit  Revisited

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

The Vision Thing

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:17 PM

“It could have been worse.” — James Bond to M in “Spectre.”

. . . a nightmare vision of hell-on-earth . . . .
— R. Crumb on the work of artist S. Clay Wilson, 79,
who reportedly died Sunday at his home in
San Francisco.

Monday, February 8, 2021


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Wendy Derleth


Wendy Derleth is a fictional teacher and a supporting character featured in the Wishmaster  film series. Played by actress Jenny O’Hara, she appeared in the first installment of the series, Wishmaster  in 1997.


Wendy Derleth was a professor of folklore at a university in California. Occasionally, she was called upon to lend her expertise to projects going on with the drama department, but admitted that such a thing was not really in her wheelhouse.

In 1997, a woman named Alexandra Amberson came to Professor Derleth for advice under the recommendation of art collector Raymond Beaumont. Derleth had history with Beaumont and saw Amberson’s apparent disinterest in the man as a sign of good judgment. Alex had been suffering from recent nightmares and prophetic visions relating to the presence of a Djinn. Without revealing too much, she picked Derleth’s brain about the true nature of such creatures. Wendy was quite knowledgeable about Djinn and was quick to point out that these creatures were not cute and funny as one would expect from the likes of Barbara Eden or Robin Williams. They were dangerous and ruthless monsters born from the shadows cast by the first light of creation.

Related material —

Sunday, February 7, 2021

For WandaVision Fans

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 AM

See also posts from Jan. 31, 2003, and Jan. 5, 2005.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

“Signs and Symbols”

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:42 PM

The title is from Nabokov.

Related: A sign or symbol known to
techies as “the hamburger.”
See also “White Palace” earlier tonight.

The above image appeared earlier in posts
now tagged “Darkinbad the Brightdayler.”

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Unframed Prime

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:30 PM

A Veritable Frame

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A search in this journal for “Jean Brodie” suggests a review —

“A professor is all-powerful, Gareth liked to tell his daughter, he puts
‘a veritable frame around life,’ and ‘organizes the unorganizable.
Nimbly partitions it . . . .'”

Review of Special Topics in Calamity Physics , Aug. 13, 2006

Brick Joke

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 10:56 AM

The “bricks” in posts tagged Octad Group suggest some remarks
from last year’s HBO “Watchmen” series —

Related material — The two  bricks constituting a 4×4 array, and . . .

“(this is the famous Kummer abstract configuration )”
Igor Dolgachev, ArXiv, 16 October 2019.

As is this


The phrase “octad group” does not, as one might reasonably
suppose, refer to symmetries of an octad (a “brick”), but
instead to symmetries of the above 4×4 array.

A related Broomsday event for the Church of Synchronology

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Annals of Subliminal Typography

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

We all know the song.” — Today’s 11:07 AM ET post.


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:40 PM

The tinfoil link in the previous post suggests a review.

The Wikipedia article on the Harvard Psilocybin Project links to . . .

Beach Tips from Microsoft

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:07 AM
Beach and Rocks

Windows lockscreen, morning of December 1, 2020.

Related security tips. . . See tinfoil.   “We all know the song.

Image related to last night’s post “Time Class” —

Time Class

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:41 AM

(Tom Ford directed “Nocturnal Animals.”)

Monday, November 30, 2020

Space Exploration

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 2:52 PM


A sequel suggested by Jaime King’s Instagram yesterday

IMAGE- 'Right through hell there is a path.'

And they swam and they swam all over the dam.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Osterman Meets Brosterman

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 8:25 PM

See the former and the latter.

De Gustibus

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 11:44 AM

” . . . one person’s favorite comedy might be a wrenching drama to someone else.”

The Atlantic  promotional email by film critic David Sims on Saturday,
November 28, 2020, 11:37 AM ET.

See as well “Star Quality: Mirror Guy” (this  journal, 12:30 PM ET on Saturday,
November 28, 2020, the reported date of death for Darth Vader actor
David Prowse).

Sunday Morning in a Cartoon Graveyard

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:29 AM

For the Dr. Seuss School of Neuropsychopharmacology —

From the school itself —

Related material — Pilgrim’s Progress  in this  journal and . . .

an image from Log24 on December 8, 2012

IMAGE- Cover image for a free mixtape, 'Lawrence Class - The Diamond Theory,' that contains images from Steven H. Cullinane's 'Diamond Theory.'

See as well “To Think That It Happened on Prescott Street
and related posts.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Star Quality: “Mirror Guy”

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:30 PM

Related material from pure mathematicsM. J. T.  Guy

A Poster for Doctor Manhattan

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:32 AM

A nostalgia pill for Watchmen  fans.

For Harvard  Watchmen fans, a link to 2346:

http://m759.net/wordpress/?p=2346 —

To Thine Own Self Be Trieu

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:07 AM

From a post of June 12, 2018 —
Like Decorations in a Cartoon Graveyard —

More-recent neuronal art —

Friday, November 27, 2020

Unreality in Oz

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 11:11 PM

Rebecca Harkins-Cross in Sydney Review of Books  on Nov. 25, 2020 —

Reality at Northfield

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:34 PM

See also, in memory of a Northfield, Minnesota, professor
of mathematics who reportedly died on October 28 —

Posts tagged Olaf Gate.

The Sun-Ra Code

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