Friday, February 19, 2010

Mimzy vs. Mimsy

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:00 AM


Deep Play:

Mimzy vs. Mimsy

From a 2007 film, "The Last Mimzy," based on
the classic 1943 story by Lewis Padgett
  "Mimsy Were the Borogoves"–


As the above mandala pictures show,
the film incorporates many New Age fashions.

The original story does not.

A more realistic version of the story
might replace the mandalas with
the following illustrations–

The Eightfold Cube and a related page from a 1906 edition of 'Paradise of Childhood'

Click to enlarge.

For a commentary, see "Non-Euclidean Blocks."

(Here "non-Euclidean" means simply
other than  Euclidean. It does not imply any
  violation of Euclid's parallel postulate.)

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:52 AM

See as well the related post Two Views of Finite Space.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

East Meets West

Filed under: G-Notes,General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 8:09 PM

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Rings of August

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 7:20 AM

For the title, see posts from August 2007 tagged Gyges.

Related theological remarks:

Boolean  spaces (old) vs. Galois  spaces  (new) in
The Quality Without a Name
(a post from August 26, 2015) and the

Related literature:  A search for Borogoves in this journal will yield
remarks on the 1943 tale underlying the above film.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Word and Object

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 7:00 PM

From actor James Spader, whose birthday is today —

"… my father taught English. My mother taught art…."

— Spader in a 2014 interview

See as well the 2013 film "Words and Pictures"
and Log24 posts on a 2007 film, "The Last Mimzy."

Above: A scene from Spader's TV series "The Blacklist"
that was aired on Thursday, February 5, 2015.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Awake in Seattle

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:02 PM

From University Book Store, Seattle, Washington—


Related material—

The Use and Abuse
of Donnie Darko


Scene from a film based on the old SF story 'Mimsy Were the Borogoves'

From a page on Reality Hunger: A Manifesto  at DavidShields.com—

"The book's epigraph is a statement from Picasso: 'All art is theft.'"

Update of 3 PM EDT April 7—

"… we get inspiration from everywhere, and there's a bright line between inspiration and slavish imitation. (I was going to throw in the Picasso quote 'All art is theft' here, but I've looked that up in both the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (and the Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, just in case) and in the new Yale Book of Quotations, and can't find it. So I'll just have to steal without the glamour of Picasso having said it was okay.)"

Weblog post by Erin McKean

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Midnight in the Garden (continued)

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 AM

From Rough Magic , starring Russell Crowe and Bridget Fonda (1995)—

Bridget Fonda in 'Rough Magic'

Bridget brought her rabbits,
There was magic in the air…

— Adapted from "Garden Party"—

Can't please everyone, so you
Got to please yourself.

From The Chronicles of Narnia, Voyage of the Dawn Treader

"… Sometimes, perhaps, I am a little impatient, waiting for the day
when they can be governed by wisdom instead of this rough magic."

"All in good time, Coriakin," said Aslan.

"Yes, all in very good time, Sir," was the answer.

From Another Manic Monday (Feb. 21)—

We are now at the Year of the Rabbit

(Click images for sources.)

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11/110221-DarkoRabbitSm.jpg IMAGE- Scene from a film based on the old SF story 'Mimsy Were the Borogoves'

Monday, February 21, 2011

Another Manic Monday

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:48 AM

"The curriculum begins with a game called Winding Around Positions.
There are twelve stations that could represent hours on a clock
or the Chinese years zodiac."

— The current (March 2011) Notices of the American Mathematical Society

Background — "Winding Games" (pdf, 1.43 MB)—


For the not-too-tightly wound —

“Always with a little humor.” – Dr. Yen Lo  (See The China Candidate and Humorism)

We are now at the Year of the Rabbit

(Click images for sources.)

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11/110221-DarkoRabbitSm.jpg IMAGE- Scene from a film based on the old SF story 'Mimsy Were the Borogoves'

Friday, March 12, 2010

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:01 PM

Alyssa's Wonderland

Google News at about 4:50 PM ET today–

Vampire Scare in Seattle-- Google News about 4:50 PM ET 3/12/2010

Related material:

Alyssa Milano stars in
Embrace of the Vampire

See also March 6, "Alyssa Is Wonderland,"
today's previous post, and (for fans
of Seattle films and Lewis Carroll)
"Deep Play: Mimzy vs. Mimsy."

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