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Friday, September 7, 2018

The Enormous Snowflake

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:01 PM

A literary reference suggested by the previous post and by
today's 2 AM post "Show" —

http://www.log24.com/log/pix18/180907-Snowflake_and_Inkdrop-456w.jpg

See also Snowflake in this  journal.

Friday, March 2, 2018

A Snowflake on the Iceberg

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:00 AM

A scholium on the previous post, "Mother Ship Meets Mother Church" —

"Consider Saint Hedwig of Silesia (1174–1243), for example,
who is elegantly depicted in this catalogue, striking a pose
with her prayer book, rosary, and Virgin and child statue
(a reminder of the legitimacy of her sex), along with boots
slung over her elbow so she could walk barefoot like
the apostles. Between miracles, she was also known to 
supervise con­struction of new convents. Hedwig is but
a snowflake on the iceberg  of the extra­ordinary role of
actual women in the Middle Ages, to which more evidence
is added continually thanks the Feminae database."

— From "Wonder Women," by Matthew J. Milliner

Monday, November 20, 2017

Snowflake

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:24 PM

Made-up quote from an imaginary celebrity 
in today's online New York Times

"Lighten up and enjoy the act, snowflake."

Related material —

Ending Credits, a Log24 post of Jan. 26, 2015.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Snowflakes and Unicorns

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:13 PM

Don't forget the apple.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Snowflake

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 PM

From "A Piece of the Storm,"
by the late poet Mark Strand —

"A snowflake, a blizzard of one…."

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Decorated

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:00 AM

For those who prefer more elaborate decorations —

1.  A Facebook image from last August … 

2.  The Facebook glider suggests a tune from "The Thomas Crown Affair"
     (1968) that appeared in a Dec. 16, 2018 post on Christianity and
     "interlocking names"—

'The Eddington Song'

The revised lyrics describe a square space.

3.  An even more  elaborate square space:
     the Dance of the Snowflakes from
     Balanchine's version of The Nutcracker —

Friday, December 9, 2016

Snow Dance

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 9:00 AM

See Ballet Blanc  in this journal.

For a darker perspective, click on the image below.

IMAGE- Detail of large 'Search for the Lost Tesseract' image with Amy Adams, Richard Zanuck, 'snowflake' structure, and white gloves

See also Cartier in The Hexagon of Opposition.

Happy birthday to Kirk Douglas.

Kirk Douglas in 'Diamonds'

Monday, January 26, 2015

Ending Credits

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:44 PM

From a search for "snowflake" in this journal —

Thomas Mann on the deathly precision of snowflakes

See also the January 13  death of a mathematician,
graph theorist Ralph Faudree of the University of Memphis.

Two hymns that may or may not be relevant:

Walking in Memphis and Come Falda di Neve,
the song that plays over the ending credits of
Exorcist III —

YouTube ending credits for 'Exorcist III'

Those who prefer more-secular music may consult
Princeton Requiem, a post from the day of Faudree's death.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Models

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 6:45 PM

Continued from November 30, 2014

"Number right Everything right." — Burkard Polster. 

See also the six  posts of November 30, St. Andrew's Day.

Related material —

Peter J. Cameron today discussing Julia Kristeva on poetry

"This seems to be saying that the Kolmogorov
complexity of poetry is very low: the entire poem
can be generated from a small amount of information."

… and this  journal on St. Andrew's day :

From "A Piece of the Storm,"
by the late poet Mark Strand —

A snowflake, a blizzard of one….

Sunday, November 30, 2014

View from the Bottom

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 PM

Reality's Mirror: Exploring the Mathematics of Symmetry —

"Here is a book that explains in laymen language
what symmetry is all about, from the lowliest snowflake
and flounder to the lofty group structures whose
astonishing applications to the Old One are winning
Nobel prizes. Bunch's book is a marvel of clear, witty
science writing, as delightful to read as it is informative
and up-to-date. The author is to be congratulated on
a job well done." — Martin Gardner

"But, sweet Satan, I beg of you, a less blazing eye!"

— Rimbaud,  A Season in Hell

"… the lowliest snowflake and flounder…." 
      — Martin Gardner

Thomas Mann on the deathly precision of snowflakes

Britannica article, 'Flounder'

Back to the Real

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:30 AM

Continued from June 17, 2009 —

"I sit now in a little room off the bar
at four-thirty in the morning drinking
ochas and then mescal and writing this
on some Bella Vista notepaper I filched
the other night…."

— Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano 

See too a search for Snowflake in this journal.
This word may serve as Mark Strand's "Rosebud."

Investments

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 4:00 AM

From "A Piece of the Storm," by the late poet Mark Strand —

A snowflake, a blizzard of one….

From notes to Malcolm Lowry's "La Mordida" —

he had invested, in the Valley of the Shadow of Death….

See also Weyl's Symmetry  in this journal.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Through a Mirror, Darkly

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:26 PM

Review of a book first published in 1989—

Reality's Mirror: Exploring the Mathematics of Symmetry —

"Here is a book that explains in laymen language
what symmetry is all about, from the lowliest snowflake
and flounder to the lofty group structures whose
astonishing applications to the Old One are winning
Nobel prizes. Bunch's book is a marvel of clear, witty
science writing, as delightful to read as it is informative
and up-to-date. The author is to be congratulated on
a job well done." — Martin Gardner

A completely different person whose name
mirrors that of the Mathematics of Symmetry  author —

IMAGE- Daily Princetonian, Dec. 23, 2013

See also this  journal on the date mentioned in the Princetonian .

"Always with a little humor." — Yen Lo

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Master Class

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:00 AM

Wikipedia (links added)—

"Hubbard coined Dianetics  from the Greek stems dia ,
meaning through, and nous , meaning mind."

Log24 on August 30

"The snow kept falling on the world,
big white flakes like white gloves."

— Frederick Seidel, "House Master,"
poem in The New Yorker  of Sept. 3, 2012

Detail of Aug. 30 illustration, with added arrow—

IMAGE- Detail of large 'Search for the Lost Tesseract' image with Amy Adams, Richard Zanuck, 'snowflake' structure, and white gloves

  The part of the illustration at upper right is from a post of
  Friday, July 13th, 2012, on the death of producer Richard Zanuck.

  "Pay no attention to the shadow behind the curtain."

Monday, December 22, 2008

Monday December 22, 2008

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 11:07 AM
Fides et Ratio

Part I:
Ratio

Continued from…

    December 20, 2003

White, Geometric,
   and Eternal

Permutahedron-- a truncated octahedron with vertices labeled by the 24 permutations of four things

Makin' the Changes

(From "Flag Matroids," by
Borovik, Gelfand, and White)

Edward Rothstein,

Edward Rothstein on faith and reason, with snowflakes in an Absolut Vodka ad, NYT 12/20/03

White and Geometric,
 but not Eternal.

Part II:
Fides

Cocktail: the logo of the New York Times 'Proof' series

For more information,
click on the cocktail.
 

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Saturday December 24, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 PM
Nine is a Vine
(continued)

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The figures are:
 
A symbol of Apollo from
Balanchine’s Birthday and
A Minature Rosetta Stone,

a symbol of pure reason from
Visible Mathematics and
Analogical Train of Thought,

a symbol of Venus from
Why Me?
and
To Graves at the Winter Solstice,

and, finally, a more
down-to-earth symbol,
adapted from a snowflake in

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an online Christmas card.

Those who prefer their
theological art on the scary side
may enjoy the
Christian Snowflake
link in the comments on
the “Logos” entry of
Orthodox Easter (May 1), 2005.

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