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Friday, February 17, 2017

Code

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 7:00 PM

Steve Martin on his character Ray Porter 
in the novella Shopgirl  —

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/101122-MartinShopgirl-loq.jpg

"He said, 'I wrote a piece of code
 that they just can’t seem to do without.'
 He was a symbolic logician. That was his career…."

"In short, he seeks to objectify crucial areas . . . ."

Or crucify objective areas.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Philosophy and Art

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 12:00 PM

The current issue (dated Oct. 8, 2015) of
The New York Review of Books  has two
(at least) items related to philosophy —

See also Backstory, a Log24 post of Nov. 22, 2010:

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/101122-MartinShopgirl-loq.jpg

"He said, 'I wrote a piece of code
 that they just can’t seem to do without.'
 He was a symbolic logician.
 That was his career…."

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Character

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 3:14 PM

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/101122-MartinShopgirl-loq.jpg

"He said, 'I wrote a piece of code
 that they just can’t seem to do without.'
 He was a symbolic logician.
That was his career…."

She said, "It's a grim joke."

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tangled Tale

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 4:09 AM

From a post on the morning of November 22

Steve Martin on his character Ray Porter in the novella Shopgirl  (published Oct. 11, 2000)—

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/101122-MartinShopgirl-loq.jpg

"He said, 'I wrote a piece of code
 that they just can’t seem to do without.'
 He was a symbolic logician. That was his career…."

From more recent entertainment news — the new Disney film Tangled , and a related image—

IMAGE- Amy Adams 'Leap Year' story

This one ain't no shopgirl, Ray.

Related material — This  journal on the date of the above Guardian story.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Backstory

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 8:48 AM

Steve Martin's new novel An Object of Beauty  will be released tomorrow.

"The most charmingly rendered female schemer since Truman Capote's Holly Golightly."
Elle  magazine

"Martin compresses the wild and crazy end of the millennium
 and finds in this piercing novel a sardonic morality tale….
 Exposes the sound and fury of the rarified Manhattan art world."
Publishers Weekly

"Like Steve Martin's Shopgirl , this very different novel will captivate your attention from start to finish."
— Joyce Carol Oates

Martin on his character Ray Porter in the novella Shopgirl  (published Oct. 11, 2000)—

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/101122-MartinShopgirl-loq.jpg

"He said, 'I wrote a piece of code
 that they just can’t seem to do without.'
 He was a symbolic logician. That was his career…."

As the above review notes, Martin's new book is about art at the end of the millennium.

See also Art Wars: Geometry as Conceptual Art
and some of my own notes from 2000 (March 9) in "Is Nothing Sacred?"

Some related material —

A paperback with a striking cover (artist unknown)—

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/101027-LangerSymbolicLogic.jpg

Note that the background may be constructed from
any of four distinct motifs. For another approach to these
motifs in a philosophical context, see June 8, 2010.

"Visual forms— lines, colors, proportions, etc.— are just as capable of articulation , i.e. of complex combination, as words. But the laws that govern this sort of articulation are altogether different from the laws of syntax that govern language. The most radical difference is that visual forms are not discursive . They do not present their constituents successively, but simultaneously, so the relations determining a visual structure are grasped in one act of vision."

Susanne K. Langer, Philosophy in a New Key

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