Log24

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Mayer at Davos

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 10:20 PM

See also Mayer at Davos in this journal.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

For Emma, after Davos

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 6:00 PM

See the works of Christine Brooke-Rose.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Riddle for Davos

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:00 PM

Hexagonale Unwesen

Einstein and Thomas Mann, Princeton, 1938


IMAGE- Redefining the cube's symmetry planes: 13 planes, not 9.


See also the life of Diogenes Allen, a professor at Princeton
Theological Seminary, a life that reportedly ended on the date—
January 13, 2013— of the above Log24 post.

January 13 was also the dies natalis  of St. James Joyce.

Some related reflections —

"Praeterit figura huius mundi  " — I Corinthians 7:31 —

Conclusion of of "The Dead," by James Joyce—

The air of the room chilled his shoulders. He stretched himself cautiously along under the sheets and lay down beside his wife. One by one, they were all becoming shades. Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age. He thought of how she who lay beside him had locked in her heart for so many years that image of her lover's eyes when he had told her that he did not wish to live.

Generous tears filled Gabriel's eyes. He had never felt like that himself towards any woman, but he knew that such a feeling must be love. The tears gathered more thickly in his eyes and in the partial darkness he imagined he saw the form of a young man standing under a dripping tree. Other forms were near. His soul had approached that region where dwell the vast hosts of the dead. He was conscious of, but could not apprehend, their wayward and flickering existence. His own identity was fading out into a grey impalpable world: the solid world itself, which these dead had one time reared and lived in, was dissolving and dwindling.

A few light taps upon the pane made him turn to the window. It had begun to snow again. He watched sleepily the flakes, silver and dark, falling obliquely against the lamplight. The time had come for him to set out on his journey westward. Yes, the newspapers were right: snow was general all over Ireland. It was falling on every part of the dark central plain, on the treeless hills, falling softly upon the Bog of Allen and, farther westward, softly falling into the dark mutinous Shannon waves. It was falling, too, upon every part of the lonely churchyard on the hill where Michael Furey lay buried. It lay thickly drifted on the crooked crosses and headstones, on the spears of the little gate, on the barren thorns. His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Into the Upside Down

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 10:45 AM

(Title suggested by the TV series Stranger Things )

" 'Untitled' (2016) is the most recent painting in the show
and includes one of Mr. Johns’s recurring images of a ruler."

— Image caption in an article by Deborah Solomon
     in The New York Times  online, Feb. 7, 2018
 

From a Log24 search for "Ruler"

Related art —

See also, in this journal, Magic Mountain and Davos.

Einstein and Thomas Mann, Princeton, 1938

Friday, January 26, 2018

Shadows and Reflections

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:27 AM

From the post "For Guy Noir" of Wednesday morning, January 24 —

"as privileged viewers of the shadows and reflections"

Related material —

The death on January 24 of a famed ski film maker,
and the Sun Valley icon below (one of a pair of ski
location icons by Wink, a Minneapolis design firm).

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Spielfeld

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

For the original Davos icon by Wink-Minneapolis,
see the previous post.  

For related geometry, see posts tagged Barth Art.

Graphic Design

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 12:00 PM

By Wink-Minneapolis

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Snow Mann

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 10:00 PM

A Log24 search suggested by a webpage*
of the World Economic Forum (the Davos group) —

Snow Mann.

*

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Roman Road

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — m759 @ 8:18 PM

"All roads lead to Rome."

— Xi Jinping, President of the
People's Republic of China,
at Davos today

In memoriam  Harvard art historian
James S. Ackerman, who reportedly
died on New Year's Eve 2016 —

"Is this an obelisk* I see before me?" 
— Adapted from a play by William Shakespeare

* See the previous post and "The Cherished Gift."

Monday, January 16, 2017

The Magic Valley*

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 1:25 PM

An alternative to Davos

From a professor at Grand Valley

* Title suggested by Thomas Mann's 1924 novel about Davos

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Reading for Michaelmas 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 12:00 AM

When Philosophy Mattered

A review of

Continental Divide :  Heidegger, Cassirer, Davos
By Peter E. Gordon
(Harvard University Press, 426 pp., $39.95)

The reviewer: David Nirenberg in The New Republic .
The review, dated January 13, 2011, ran in the
February 3, 2011, issue of the magazine.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

About Nothing

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 9:16 PM

"For the listener, who listens in the snow, 
And, nothing himself, beholds 
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is."

Wallace Stevens

See as well A Riddle for Davos.

Monday, March 2, 2015

For Turing’s Cathedral

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 10:30 PM

Item from the British press on Oct. 17, 2014:

Item from this journal on that same date:

Raiders of the Inarticulate.

A related "slash" —

Elementary, my dear Watson.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Kulturkampf for Princeton*

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 2:01 PM

Einstein and Thomas Mann (author of 'The Magic Mountain') at Princeton
Einstein and Thomas Mann, Princeton, 1938

A sequel to Princeton Requiem,
Gesamtkunstwerk , and Serial Box — 

Fearful Symmetry, Princeton Style:

* See as well other instances of Kulturkampf  in this journal.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Manchurian Candidate

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 12:59 AM

Continued from Tuesday, Nov. 18

The above conclusion of a NY Times obituary
about a Monday death may also serve as the
missing conclusion of Monday's "A Search for
Missing Pieces
" —

Related material starring Einstein and
Thomas Mann: "A Riddle for Davos."

Friday, September 12, 2014

A Poet’s Word

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 11:29 AM

The White Goddess link in the previous post led to, among other things,
a discussion of “Yahoo” as a poet’s word.

Another poet’s word: Davos.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Argument

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 8:30 PM

The title of a review of Charles Taylor's book A Secular Age
was quoted here at noon last Saturday —

"The Place of the Sacred
in the Absence of God
."

My comment from last Saturday —

"The place of the sacred is not, perhaps,
Davos, but a more abstract location."

A sequel —

"Religious Experience and the Modern Self,"
by Ross Douthat in The New York Times 
today at 4:25 PM ET —

"The argument comes from the Canadian
philosopher Charles Taylor and his
doorstop-thick magnum opus A Secular Age …." 

Related material: 

Helprin Doors and Doorstop Thick.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Grundlagenkrise*

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

The title was suggested by a 1921 article
by Hermann Weyl and by a review* of
a more recent publication —

The above Harvard Gazette  piece on Davos is
from St. Ursula's Day, 2010. See also this  journal
on that date.

See as well a Log24 search for Davos.

A more interesting piece by Peter E. Gordon
(author of the above Davos book) is his review
of Charles Taylor's A Secular Age .
The review is titled

"The Place of the Sacred
in the Absence of God
."

(The place of the sacred is not, perhaps, Davos,
but a more abstract location.)

* Grundlagenkrise  was a tag for a Jan. 13, 2011,
  review in The New Republic  of Gordon's
  book on Cassirer and Heidegger at Davos.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Shining Forth

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 10:30 PM

Continued from remarks of Marissa Mayer at Davos last year —

Related material — This evening's NY lottery

and Log24 post number 1424 —

IMAGE- 'The Exorcist,' 1973

Riddled

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 5:01 PM

From this journal on Dec. 20, 2003 ("White, Geometric, and Eternal") —

Riddled:

The Absolutist Faith
of The New York Times

See also Dead Poets'  Word and  A Riddle for Davos, as well as

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Snow

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 2:01 AM

"Hans Castorp is a searcher after the Holy Grail.
You would never have thought it when you read
his story—if I did myself, it was both more and
less than thinking. Perhaps you will read the
book again from this point of view. And perhaps
you will find out what the Grail is: the knowledge
and the wisdom, the consecration, the highest
reward, for which not only the foolish hero but
the book itself is seeking. You will find it in the
chapter called 'Snow'…."

— Thomas Mann, "The Making of
     The Magic Mountain "

In related entertainment news…

Click image for some backstory.

Mann's tale is set in Davos, Switzerland.
See also Mayer  at Davos.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Entities

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 12:24 PM

From January 26, 2013

IMAGE- Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer at Davos and the ontology of entities

Related material: "universe of discourse"

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Nine Years

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 12:00 PM

IMAGE- Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and the ontology of entities

Excerpt from an essay cached nine years ago:

"The current dominant conceptual framework
which pictures the self as an inner entity
is slowly breaking up. And I am convinced that
some, if not all, of the approaches to the self
sketched here will form the basis for a new
conceptual framework…."

Context for the essay: 

A journal issue titled "The Opening of Narrative Space" (pdf, 475 KB)

For one sort of narrative space, see Giordano Bruno in this journal.

See also Nine Years.

Powered by WordPress