Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Diamond Bits

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:21 PM

Or:  Putting the Pinter in Pinterest

From "A Poem for Pinter"

Log24 on Oct. 13, 2005

The Guardian on Harold Pinter, winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature:

"Earlier this year, he announced his decision to retire from playwriting in favour of poetry,"

Michael Muskal in today's Los Angeles Times:

"Pinter, 75, is known for his sparse and thin style as well as his etched characters whose crystal patter cuts through the mood like diamond drill bits."

Robert Stone, A Flag for Sunrise  (See Jan. 25):

"'That old Jew gave me this here.'  Egan looked at the diamond….  'It's worth a whole lot of money– you can tell that just by looking– but it means something, I think.  It's got a meaning, like.'

'Let's see,' Egan said, 'what would it mean?'  He took hold of Pablo's hand cupping the stone and held his own hand under it.  '"The jewel is in the lotus," perhaps that's what it means.  The eternal in the temporal….'"

See as well an image in a link target from today's noon post

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bit Plot

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:40 AM

From a May 15 review of a new book by Douglas Coupland, author of
the 1991 book Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture .

"Minimalists are actually extreme hoarders:
 they hoard space." — Douglas Coupland

The title of Coupland's new book suggests a review of Schmeikal 
in this  journal

Coupland's above remark on hoarders suggests a look at
a wealthy California collector whom, were he not wealthy,
some might call a hoarder.

“I buy things because they strike an emotional bell,
they appeal to my curiosity, to the thrill of discovery
of the extraordinary in the ordinary,” Mr. Cotsen told
The Denver Post in 1998. “They appeal to my sense
of humor, and to my search for the beauty in simplicity.”

He added, “I decided I had a collection when there was
no more space to put anything.”

By the time he died at 88 on May 8 in Beverly Hills, Calif.,
Mr. Cotsen (pronounced COAT-zen) had donated about
half of the material in his collections to institutions like the
Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, Princeton University
and the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, N.M.

Richard Sandomir in the online New York Times , May 17

Cotsen reportedly died at 88 on May 8. 

See also this  journal on that date —

Monday, May 8, 2017

New Pinterest Board

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 9:29 PM 


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Day of the Locus

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:48 AM

From A. Trehub's remarks on the "space-like retinoid system"
mentioned by Bernd Schmeikal in his masterpiece of bullshit,
"Four Forms Make a Universe" —

The Self Locus 

Trehub - 'Self as the neuronal origin of retinoid space'

For a different grounding of the self, see the previous post.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Viennese Thought Continues

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

"Now vee may perhaps to begin. Yes?" — Philip Roth

'The Whole Universal Spook' at University of Vienna


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Point Omega …

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 1:00 AM

Continues .

In this post, "Omega" denotes a generic 4-element set.

For instance Cullinane's 

Logo for 'Elements of Finite Geometry'

or Schmeikal's 


The mathematics appropriate for describing
group actions on such a set is not Schmeikal's
Clifford algebra, but rather Galois's finite fields.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Annals of Viennese Thought

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:17 PM


From a University of Vienna researcher
quoted in yesterday's 11 AM ET post

'The Whole Universal Spook' at University of Vienna

For further University of Vienna meditations, see Fitch.

But Seriously …

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 1:20 AM

Those who want a serious  approach to the mathematics
of Clifford algebras — via finite geometry, the natural setting
of the four-group  of the previous post — should consult

"Finite Geometry, Dirac Groups and the Table of
Real Clifford Algebras
," by Ron Shaw (1995).

Friday, July 22, 2016

The Four-Group Manifesto

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:00 AM

'Four Forms Make a Universe,' by Bernd Schmeikal, April 2015

"The four base units commute and satisfy
the multiplication table of the Klein 4 group."

— Bernd Schmeikal, article accepted
    for publication on 11 April 2015

See also Log24 on 11 April 2015 (Orthodox Holy Saturday).

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