Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:44 PM

"Let’s love, and kill like 17 now."
— AFI song, soundtrack of "City of Bones"

See also Comic Strip Dead and
Llewyn Davis in this journal.

Friday, September 27, 2013

For Amy “Big Eyes” Adams

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:25 PM

IMAGE- Album cover, 'Perfect Symmetry' by Keane, with Oscar Isaac in 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

See yesterday's post Design Mastery and a post for Amy Adams's birthday in 2011
on Eliot's still point  and the dance .

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Design Mastery

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:48 PM

For T.S. Eliot on his birthday, a film review—

"… the Coens are… elegantly asserting design mastery…."

— Peter Bradshaw, review of "Inside Llewyn Davis" 
    in The Guardian  on May 18, 2013

Related material— Two Log24 posts from that date

Black Hole Revisited and Midnight in Bakhtin.

The former post presents a Jewish approach to
Eliot's concept of time and "the still point."
The latter post presents a more sophisticated approach. 

Perhaps the Coens' design mastery extends to the phrase
"time stops" of Kerouac. See the remarks by Dean Moriarty
in On the Road  quoted here in the previous post (Sept. 24).

The Coens' film contains, Bradshaw says, "a smoulderingly
Kerouac-y poet, played by Garrett Hedlund." Hedlund played
not Kerouac, but Moriarty, in the 2012 film of On the Road .

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Ex Fano* Continues

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:10 AM

Yesterday's post The Benson Epiphany suggests a review of another
retired UC Davis mathematics professor who also died in May
John Robert Chuchel —

UC Davis mathematics students may consult the following page:

A check of this  journal on the date of Chuchel's reported death
yields posts now tagged Hallows for UC Davis.

* See Ex Fano Apollinis  (June 24).

Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Building Blocks of Geometry

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:21 PM

From "On the life and scientific work of Gino Fano
by Alberto Collino, Alberto Conte, and Alessandro Verra,
ICCM Notices , July 2014, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 43-57 —

" Indeed, about the Italian debate on foundations of Geometry, it is not rare to read comments in the same spirit of the following one, due to Jeremy Gray13. He is essentially reporting Hans Freudenthal’s point of view:

' When the distinguished mathematician and historian of mathematics Hans Freudenthal analysed Hilbert’s  Grundlagen he argued that the link between reality and geometry appears to be severed for the first time in Hilbert’s work. However, he discovered that Hilbert had been preceded by the Italian mathematician Gino Fano in 1892. . . .' "

13 J. Gray, "The Foundations of Projective Geometry in Italy," Chapter 24 (pp. 269–279) in his book Worlds Out of Nothing , Springer (2010).

Restoring the severed link —

Structure of the eightfold cube

See also Espacement  and The Thing and I.

Related material —



Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:36 PM

"The technical aspects
Were carefully planned,
And the social aspect
Just happened."

Robert Fano

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Five’ll Getcha Ten*

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:31 PM

"Driving the car is Beat Personified Johnny Five. . . ."

What Does the Protagonist Want?  website

* See Getcha in this journal.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Blue Note

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:25 PM

For the late Jim Hall

Backstory:   Icon, 1:44 PM ET today.

Update of 11 PM ET Dec. 10, 2013 — 

For all  the notes, see Da Capo  (11 AM today)
and the Cullinane frequency matrix (12×12).

IMAGE- Matrix used to illustrate the well-tempered scale. The integer frequency-ratio values are only approximate in such a scale.

Matrix used to illustrate the well-tempered
scale. The integer frequency-ratio values
are only approximate in such a scale.

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