Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Omega Matrix

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Richard Evan Schwartz on
the mathematics of the 4×4 square

See also Priority in this journal.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Manifest O

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"The Osterman Weekend" (1983) —

IMAGE- Chair from 'Osterman Weekend' ending

“Am I still on?” — Ending line of  The Osterman Weekend  (1983)

Monday, March 14, 2016

Lead Bun

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On the new animated film "Sausage Party" —

" our lead bun is voiced by Kristen Wiig."

Of course.


Sausage Party* Humor

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On Seth Rogen —

"He has described his parents, who met in Israel 
on a kibbutz, as 'radical Jewish socialists.' [a"


* "The film will have its world premiere at the 
South by Southwest Film Festival on March 14, 2016. [b] "


Notes from Wikipedia —

a.  Patterson, John (September 14, 2007). "Comedy's new centre of gravity"
    The Guardian  (London: Guardian News and Media Limited).

b.  D'Alessandro, Anthony (March 1, 2016). 
     "Sony Is Throwing A ‘Sausage Party’ At SXSW…". Deadline.com. 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sunday Dinner

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See "Sunday Dinner" in this journal as well as "Standing Still"
(also in this journal) and "Sausage Party" (on the Web).

No Sermon

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Space-Time Sermon

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      "… and the clocks were striking thirteen."

Time Sermon

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"In our time, when day by day mankind is being drawn closer together,
and the ties between different peoples are becoming stronger, the Church
examines more closely her relationship to non-Christian religions."

Nostra Aetate , by Pope Paul VI

For one such examination, see today's noon post.
For another, see a story from yesterday's Washington Post .

Space Sermon

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In memory of the late architect Patrick Hodgkinson

Harvey Court at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge

For the architect, see yesterday's post "Brick-Perfect."

See as well a meditation on the numbers 9 and 13
in the post "Space" on day 13 of May, 2015.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

For the Church of Synchronology*

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From the Wikipedia article Bauhaus (band)

"On 31 October 2013 (Halloween), David J and Jill Tracy released
'Bela Lugosi's Dead (Undead Is Forever),' a cinematic piano-led
rework of 'Bela Lugosi's Dead.'"

Halloween 2013 here  (click to enlarge) —

* See "synchronolog…" in this journal.

Hunger Game

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See "The Hunger" in this journal.

David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve star in 'The Hunger' (1983).

 David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve star in "The Hunger" (1983).

The Architecture Song

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"She's a brick house …."

Dancing about Architecture

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(Continued from November 26, 2002.)

Masonic Melody

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"Button your lip baby
Button your coat
Let's go out dancing
Go for the throat"

Read more: Rolling Stones – Mixed Emotions Lyrics | MetroLyrics 

This melody was suggested by a post of February 25, 2016,
by tonight's previous post "Brick-Perfect," and by
the post "Cube Bricks 1984" of March 4, 2016.

"Only connect." — E. M. Forster.


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Patrick Hodgkinson, a British architect, reportedly died at 85 on 
February 21, 2016. From his March 4 obituary in the Telegraph

Before Brunswick, came Harvey Court for Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. Colin St John Wilson, exLCC, his senior in the Martin studio, had done a scheme with four freestanding ranges in concrete. Hodgkinson radically transformed this at short notice into the final version presented to the College, a tight, connected square finished in local brick with a stepped section and impressive close-spaced brick columns on the exterior faces where the section overhung.

Never afflicted by modesty, Hodgkinson called it “designed to a brick-perfect, three-dimensional grid clear of ugly moments: the builders enjoyed making it”. It was attributed to Martin, Wilson and Hodgkinson jointly, but Hodgkinson felt that his contribution was under-appreciated, and again with the Law Library at Oxford, normally credited to Martin and Wilson. The theory of compact medium-rise courtyard forms derived from the Harvey Court design became central to Martin’s research programme at Cambridge in the 1960s; Hodgkinson felt that he deserved more credit for this too.

Friday, March 11, 2016


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"You know that in space you can move in three ways…."

See also Cube Trinity and Many Dimensions.

Adam’s Eve

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"We're entering Weimar, baby." — Peggy Noonan

A photo from the eve  of the above exhibition's opening —

A Log24 post from the day  of the above exhibition's opening —

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Group Actions…

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On the Eight

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Harvard Cinco de Mayo

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… And Some Not So Live —

"Here was finality indeed, and cleavage!" — Under the Volcano

Sunday, May 3, 2015

In Memoriam

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For the author of Dances with Wolves —

'Winter Count,' by Barry Holstun Lopez, cover with shades of gray

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Die Scheinung

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See also Die Scheinung  in this journal.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Starbird Manifesto

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"But what was supposed to be the source of a compound's
authority? Why, the same as that of all new religious movements:
direct access to the godhead, which in this case was Creativity."

— Tom Wolfe, From Bauhaus to Our House

"Creativity is not a matter of magical inspiration."

— Burger and Starbird, The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking  (2012) 

Video published on Oct 19, 2012

"In this fifth of five videos, mathematics professor
Michael Starbird talks about the fifth element
in his new book, The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking ,
co-authored with Williams College professor
Edward B. Burger." 

For more on the Starbird manifesto, see Princeton University Press.

An excerpt —

See also a post for Abel's Birthday, 2011 —  
Midnight in Oslo — and a four-elements image from
the Jan. 26, 2010, post Symbology —

Logo for 'Elements of Finite Geometry'.

Yale Mot

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From a New York Post  review of "Clouds of Sils Maria,"
a film that opened yesterday —

"Assayas [the writer-director] evidently thinks he’s
being daring and original and avant-garde in leaving
so much open-ended. But you can tell what really
interests him isn’t doing the work of a serious artist
but the comfy trappings of one — the swank dining
rooms, the posh cars with drivers always at the ready.
What’s French for bourgeois? Never mind.
'Clouds' isn’t a film but an idea for a film —
unfinished, unsatisfying, undergraduate."

Kyle Smith, Yale '89

From this date last year:

"Here was finality indeed, and cleavage!"

Friday, April 10, 2015

Living Theater

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 "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of …."

See also OCODE .

Immaculate Inception

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See also Midnight Purple
and today's previous post.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The XYZ of Being

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From a recent Gitterkrieg  post:

"The motive for metaphor, shrinking from
The weight of primary noon,
The A B C of being…." — Wallace Stevens

See also the cover of the February 2015
Notices of the American Mathematical Society .

"Omega is as real  as we need it to be."
Burt Lancaster in The Osterman Weekend

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Remarks on Reality

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Wallace Stevens in "An Ordinary Evening in New Haven"
(1950) on "The Ruler of Reality" —

"Again, 'He has thought it out, he thinks it out,
As he has been and is and, with the Queen
Of Fact, lies at his ease beside the sea.'"

One such scene, from 1953 —

Another perspective, from "The Osterman Weekend" (1983) —

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Omega Post

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In memory of radio personality Steve Post,
a link to some remarks on the date of his death.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Bunch vs. Bunch

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“This is a divorce case that was before us on an earlier occasion.”


From the director of The Wild Bunch


From The New York Times —

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Unplatonic Dialogue

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Dialogue from “The Osterman Weekend”—

01:57:22  “Why did he make us try to believe Omega existed?”
01:57:25    ….
01:57:26  “The existence of Omega has not been disproved.
01:57:28  Don’t you understand that?
01:57:31  Omega is as real  as we need it to be.”

See also Omega elsewhere in this journal.

Update of 9:15 PM ET —

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