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Friday, November 27, 2020

The Sun-Ra Code

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Friday, October 23, 2020

News from Saint Luke’s Day

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Midrash for the late Harold Bloom,
author of The Daemon Knows —

It is perhaps not irrelevant that the phrase “on Saturday” in the
Los Angeles Times  of Sunday, October 18, 2020, refers to the
preceding day — October 17, 2020.  See too that date here.

Related material —

— November 2020
Notices of the American Mathematical Society

For fans of mathematics and narrative

Some may fancy Bloom as a dybbuk (cf, “A Serious Man“) turning
the page in the article above to the next page, 1590

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Obscure Superlative

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From a midrash by Bloom

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Portrait with Holocron

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Novus Ordo Seclorum — Harold Bloom and the Tetrahedral Model of PG(3,2)

Sith Holocron in 'Star Wars Rebels'

For a Jedi  holocron of sorts, see this  journal on the above YouTube date

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Canonicity* Illustrated: The Offensive Tet

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* “Canonicity” is a reference to the previous post.
See as well Tetrahedron vs. Square and Algebra for Schoolgirls.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Master Plan from Outer Space

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IMAGE- The large Desargues configuration and Desargues's theorem in light of Galois geometry

Eliot’s Perpetual Motion Structure*

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From a date described by Peter Woit in his post
Not So Spooky Action at a Distance” (June 11) —

See also The Lost Well.

 * “As a Chinese jar….” — Four Quartets

Monday, July 16, 2018

God and Man at Yale

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From a search in this journal for Bloom Sublime

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Colorful Tales

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“Perhaps the philosophically most relevant feature of modern science
is the emergence of abstract symbolic structures as the hard core
of objectivity behind— as Eddington puts it— the colorful tale of
the subjective storyteller mind.”

— Hermann Weyl, Philosophy of  Mathematics and
    Natural Science 
, Princeton, 1949, p. 237

Harvard University Press on the late Angus Fletcher, author of
The Topological Imagination  and Colors of the Mind

From the Harvard webpage for Colors of the Mind

Angus Fletcher is one of our finest theorists of the arts,
the heir to I. A. Richards, Erich Auerbach, Northrop Frye.
This… book…  aims to open another field of study:
how thought— the act, the experience of thinking—
is represented in literature.

. . . .

Fletcher’s resources are large, and his step is sure.
The reader samples his piercing vision of Milton’s

Satan, the original Thinker,
leaving the pain of thinking
as his legacy for mankind.

A 1992 review by Vinay Dharwadker of Colors of the Mind —

See also the above word "dianoia" in The Echo in Plato's Cave.
Some context 

This post was suggested by a memorial piece today in
the Los Angeles Review of Books

A Florilegium for Angus Fletcher

By Kenneth Gross, Lindsay Waters, V. N. Alexander,
Paul Auster, Harold Bloom, Stanley Fish, K. J. Knoespel,
Mitchell Meltzer, Victoria Nelson, Joan Richardson,
Dorian Sagan, Susan Stewart, Eric Wilson, Michael Wood

Fletcher reportedly died on November 28, 2016.

"I learned from Fletcher how to apprehend
the daemonic element in poetic imagination."

— Harold Bloom in today's Los Angeles florilegium

For more on Bloom and the daemonic, see a Log24 post,
"Interpenetration," from the date of Fletcher's death.

Some backstory:  Dharwadker in this journal.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sunday Dinner Crumbs

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From posts now tagged “Memory-History-Geometry” —

“… even the dogs under the table
eat the children’s crumbs.” — Mark 7:28

From a 2015 post

“… Kansas and Harvard officially met
as Kansas wrestled the unsuspecting Harvard
to the ground in a headlock.”

Harvard Heart of Gold , by Dustin Aguilar,
quoted here on April 24, 2015

For the dogs under the table, a note from that same date —

See as well Tom Wolfe on manifestos
and “the creative spirit.”

Monday, November 28, 2016

Higgs Boson of the Sublime

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Click here to enlarge.

Update of 4:00 PM —

See also this  journal on Sunday morning and
Bill Murray's  "Razor's Edge."

Interpenetration

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Or:  A Candle for Sunrise  

(Continued)

Commentary —

“Looking carefully at Golay’s code is like staring into the sun.”

— Richard Evan Schwartz

Sunday, November 27, 2016

A Machine That Will Fit

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Or:  Notes for the Metaphysical Club

Northrop Frye on Wallace Stevens:

"He… stands in contrast to the the dualistic
approach of Eliot, who so often speaks of poetry
as though it were an emotional and sensational
soul looking for a 'correlative' skeleton of
thought to be provided by a philosopher, a
Cartesian ghost trying to find a machine that
will fit."

Ralph Waldo Emerson on "vacant and vain" knowledge:

"The new position of the advancing man has all
the powers of the old, yet has them all new. It
carries in its bosom all the energies of the past,
yet is itself an exhalation of the morning. I cast
away in this new moment all my once hoarded
knowledge, as vacant and vain." 

Harold Bloom on Emerson:

"Emerson may not have invented the American
Sublime, yet he took eternal possession of it." 

Wallace Stevens on the American Sublime:

"And the sublime comes down
To the spirit itself,

The spirit and space,
The empty spirit
In vacant space."

A founding member of the Metaphysical Club:

See also the eightfold cube.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Klock’s Hypertime

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Polytropos

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Πολυμερῶς καὶ πολυτρόπως πάλαι ὁ Θεὸς λαλήσας . . . .

Long Day's Journey into Nighttown  continues. )

Practically

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— From a book reviewed in the April 1923 
Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Garden of Allah

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Continues .

From "The Back Page," Notices of the American Mathematical Society ,
June-July 2016 —

Related material:  Page 1 of Screenland , April 1923 —

Rubik’s Deathtrap

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The previous post suggests a search in this journal
for "Deathtrap."

"Rubik’s Cube® used by permission
Rubik’s Brand Ltd. www.rubiks.com."

— Bernd Sturmfels, June-July 2016 Notices
of the American Mathematical Society
,
Volume 63, Number 6, page 605

"Tenser, said the Tensor …." — The Demolished Man
 

Max von Sydow in Branded  (2012)

Expanding the Spielraum …

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Continues

Rubik cube in the heading of the homepage of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society

"My AMS invited address at the SIAM Annual Meeting July 11–15
in Boston discusses the extension of eigenvectors and singular
vectors from matrices to higher order tensors."

Bernd Sturmfels in the June-July 2016 AMS Notices

See also Sturmfels in this  journal — for instance, in
"Expanding the Spielraum," a post of Feb. 3, 2015 —

Stephen King’s “Pulse”

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You can  make this stuff up.

Venn’s Lotus …

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Continues .

A search for "Purple" in this journal suggests a review of Transition,
a Log24 post of November 21, 2011.  A related image —

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Field of Dreams

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Long Day's Journey into Nighttown

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10A/100616-LitField.gif

Click for larger, clearer image.

New Yorker  cover, fiction issue of June 14 and 21, 2010.
"Finish Line," by Chris Ware.

See also Shakespeare's Birthday, 2009.

Brightness at Noon

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David Levine's portrait of Arthur Koestler (see Dec. 30, 2009) —

Image-- Arthur Koestler by David Levine, NY Review of Books, Dec. 17, 1964, review of 'The Act of Creation'

Image-- Escher's 'Verbum'

Escher’s Verbum

Image-- Solomon's Cube

Solomon’s Cube

Image-- The 64 I Ching hexagrams in the 4 layers of the Cullinane cube

Geometry of the I Ching

See also this morning's post as well as
Monday's post quoting George David Birkhoff

"If I were a Leibnizian mystic… I would say that…
God thinks multi-dimensionally — that is,
uses multi-dimensional symbols beyond our grasp."

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Tuesday June 17, 2003

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Claves Regni Caelorum

On actor Gregory Peck, who died Thursday, June 12, 2003:

"He had early success in 'The Keys of the Kingdom,' in which he played a priest."

As Peck noted in a videotape played at his memorial service June 16,

"As a professional," he added, "I think I'd like to be thought of as a good storyteller; that's what's always interested me."

June 16, besides being the day of Peck's memorial, was also Bloomsday.  My entry for 1 PM on Bloomsday, a day celebrating the Ulysses of James Joyce, consists of the three words "Hickory, Dickory, Dock."  A comment on that entry:

"I prefer the Wake."

The following, from the Discordian Scriptures, provides a connection between the Bloomsday mouse and the Wake of patriarch Gregory Peck.

Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory, dickory, dock!

Here we are on higher ground at once. The clock symbolizes the spinal column, or if you prefer it, Time, chosen as one of the conditions of normal consciousness. The mouse is the Ego; "Mus", a mouse, being only "Sum", "I am", spelt Qabalistically backwards.  This Ego or Prana or Kundalini force being driven up the spine, the clock strikes one, that is, the duality of consciousness is abolished. And the force again subsides to its original level. "Hickory, dickory, dock!" is perhaps the mantra which was used by the adept who constructed this rime, thereby hoping to fix it in the minds of men; so that they might attain to Samadhi by the same method. Others attribute to it a more profound significance — which is impossible to go into at this moment, for we must turn to:
 
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall….

The Bloom of Ulysses has a certain philosophical kinship with Yale literary critic Harold Bloom.  For material related to the latter Bloom's study of Gnosticism, see Chaos Matrix.  For the conflict between Gnostic and Petrine approaches to religion, see Poul Anderson's Operation Chaos.

From an account of Peck's memorial service:

"Mourners included… Piper Laurie…."

OK, he's in.

 

Monday, June 16, 2003

Monday June 16, 2003

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Bloomsday, 1 PM

Hickory Dickory Dock.

Monday June 16, 2003

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Bloomsday.

See Bloom and Midsummer Eve's Dream.

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