For the Church of Synchronology —
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
"I guess I found my future through Billy Name’s eye.
I saw his pictures of the Warhol Factory when I was
in college and thought, 'Oh that’s the place to get to.
Everyone is so beautiful and it looks brilliant and
complicated – art, music, film, but most of all a kind
of wild life.' It looked like the future as I imagined it."
"… through Billy Name's eye …."
Then there is Kurt Seligmann's eye …
The above-mentioned Billy Name appeared in this journal
in July 2016 in the post "Coterie (for Philip Rieff)." Also
featured in that post was artist Kurt Seligmann.
A Google Search sidebar on Seligmann today:
Synchronology check of this journal on the above Guardian date:
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 11:59 PM
*For the title, see Enormous Changes.
See also an 11:59 PM ET post on Thursday, April 6, titled
"Where Entertainment Is God (continues)."
Some related entertainment:
I do not recommend any of the above entertainments,
but they do supply some background for the article
"Fantasy and the Buffered Self" (which is recommended.)
Monday, March 27, 2017
A Ghost Ship —
Earlier related material — Peregrine in this journal.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
"… and all I got was this lousy sweatshirt" —
* See Synchronology in this journal.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
"Transformations , Anne Sexton’s 1971 collection of poems, is a portal."
"You see, opening dimensional portals is a tricky business."
— The librarian in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," season 1, episode 2
See also Transformers in this journal.
"Objective Quality" in this journal on the date of the above review,
October 22, 2015, at 2:26 AM ET.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
"Diagram of an 8 leaf gathering: Quaternion (8 folio or leaf gathering).
A quaternion is composed of 4 bifolios. Conjugate folios form a bifolio
at either end of a gathering or quire. So in the diagram above folios
1 and 8 which form a bifolio are conjugate folios."
History of Northern Renaissance Art
Dr. Allen Farber, Associate Professor
Tuesday, February 26: From Workshop to Chamber:
The Paris Book Industry of the Early Fifteenth Century
"Images for class" folder
An image from Publication, a Log24 post on the above date,
Monday, February 20, 2017
* A reference to a line in a poem in a novel
by Katherine Neville, The Eight (1988)
Saturday, September 3, 2016
For the Church of Synchronology, a correction of
a recent New York Times obituary by Daniel Lewis —
Actor Gene Wilder died early Monday, Aug. 29, not, as
earlier reported, late Sunday, Aug. 28.
"More and more I feel like the narrator of Colin Wilson's
The Mind Parasites , a phenomenologist who, along with
a dedicated group of compatriots, struggles clandestinely
to overthrow alien invaders that have secretly
taken captive the 'deep structure' of the human mind."
Friday, August 5, 2016
From an earlier Log24 post —
Friday, July 11, 2014
From a post of the next day, July 12, 2014 —
"So there are several different genres and tones
jostling for prominence within Lexicon :
a conspiracy thriller, an almost abstract debate
about what language can do, and an ironic
questioning of some of the things it’s currently used for."
— Graham Sleight in The Washington Post
a year earlier, on July 15, 2013
For the Church of Synchronology, from Log24 on the next day —
From a post titled Circles on the date of Marc Simont's death —
See as well Verhexung in this journal.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Erica Goode in the online New York Times tonight —
"Irving Gottesman, a pioneer in the field of behavioral genetics
whose work on the role of heredity in schizophrenia helped
transform the way people thought about the origins of serious
mental illness, died on June 29 at his home in Edina, Minn., a
suburb of Minneapolis. He was 85.
His wife, Carol, said he died while taking an afternoon nap.
Although Dr. Gottesman had some health problems, she said,
his death was unexpected, and several of his colleagues said
they received emails from him earlier that day."
A note from noon (EDT) on that day, June 29, for the Church of Synchronology —
A detail from the page mentioned in the June 29 post above —
A passage related to the word "soul" discussed by Sullivan —
See as well a related biblical passage, better known at the time of Royce (ca. 1892)
than today, that would probably mean nothing to the late Dr. Gottesman.
Monday, July 4, 2016
For the Church of Synchronology
See as well …
"The explosion panicked parkgoers and could be heard nearby
at the Orthodox Fifth Avenue Synagogue, where the funeral for
Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel was underway.
Police said they do not think the blast was targeting the funeral."
— Justin Jouvenal in The Washington Post , 7:01 PM ET
on July 3, 2016
Also, from Mark Helprin's In Sunlight and in Shadow ,
a passage linked to here on August 30, 2013 —
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Previous references in this journal to the "Church of Synchronology"
suggest a review of that phrase's source —
"The fine line between hokum and rational thinking
is precisely the point of The Lost Time Accidents ;
a brick of a book not just because of its length but
because of the density of both the prose and the
ideas it contains.
It is, in a nutshell, a sweeping historical novel that's
also a love story but is rooted in time-travel
science fiction and takes on as its subject
the meaning of time itself. This is no small endeavor."
— Janelle Brown in The Los Angeles Times
on February 4, 2016
See also …
"The editors are also grateful to
T. Kibble and Imperial College Press
for permission to reprint B. Zumino's paper
'Supersymmetry: A Personal View' . . . ."
— Preface to Symmetry in Mathematics and Physics
(AMS, 2009), a book based on talks at
a UCLA conference of Jan. 18-20, 2008
(For the book's title page, see yesterday morning's post Symmetry.)
Friday, June 3, 2016
Also on March 13, 2013 —
A note for the Church of Synchronology —
See as well the word "contemporary" in the previous post.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Principles before Personalities — AA Saying .
See Schoolgirl Problem in Wikipedia.
See Alexandra Alter in the May 26 online New York Times :
"With the proliferation of 'girl' titles,
there are signs that the trend may have peaked;
it already seems ripe for parody."
Update of 12:40 PM ET on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 —
(Click image for the rest of the post .)
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Images suggested by the previous post —
Note the name "Dorje" in the first image above.
Remarks related to the name "Dorje," as well as to
"Projective Geometry and PT-Symmetric Dirac Hamiltonian,"
a 2009 paper by Y. Jack Ng and the late Hendrik van Dam —
Remarks for the Church of Synchronology from December 16, 2015,
the date of the above Dorje arXiv upload —
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
For the Church of Synchronology
Saturday, May 21, 2016
The previous post suggests two images …
The date of the above Promoted Tweet is October 19, 2015.
"So we beat on, boats against the current …" — F. Scott Fitzgerald
Sunday, May 15, 2016
And no fact of Alain Resnais’s life seemed to strike a stranger note than his assertion that the films which first inspired his ambition to become a film director were those in which Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers danced. Or was it Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler? He could never be sure. “I wondered if I could find the equivalent of that exhilaration,” he recalled.
If he never did it was perhaps because of his highly cultivated attitude to serious cinema. His character and temperament were more attuned to the theory of film and a kind of intellectual square dance* which was far harder to bring to the screen with “exhilaration” than the art of Astaire and Rogers.
*See today's 11 AM ET Sermon.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
For the Church of Synchronology —
Saturday, March 12, 2016
From the Wikipedia article Bauhaus (band) —
Halloween 2013 here (click to enlarge) —
* See "synchronolog…" in this journal.
Monday, March 7, 2016
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
A different obituary this evening in that newspaper describes a Jew's 1979 view
of literacy. See "Elizabeth Eisenstein, Historian of Movable Type, Dies at 92."
Related material — McLuhan in Eisenstein's The Printing Press as an Agent
of Change , Cambridge University Press, 1979.
Fittingly, the Times concludes Eisenstein's obituary as follows —
"This article will be set in 8.7 point Imperial and printed on
one of several presses, including the Goss Colorliner."
For a perhaps more interesting printing press related to change,
see Despedida in this journal.
For Crimson Jill
The graveyard of the title is from a song by Paul Simon.
Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY
"By popular demand, Facebook is going beyond the ubiquitous thumbs-up button with a new shorthand to express your thoughts and feelings.
Acknowledging that 'like' isn't the right sentiment for every occasion, the giant social network is offering new options. Reactions, five emoting emojis, are rolling out to Facebook's more than 1.5 billion users around the globe starting Wednesday.
With a click of a button, you can choose from new emotions when commenting on a status update. Hold the 'like' button on mobile or hover over the like button on desktop and five animated emoji pop up. Tap on love, haha, wow, sad or angry to express your reaction. …"
The "remarks" of the title —
Monday, February 22, 2016
and versions of "Both Sides Now"
See a New York Times version of "Both Sides Now."
I prefer a version by Umberto Eco.
Related material for storytellers and the Church of Synchronology —
This journal on the date of the above shooting script, 03/19/15.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Reposted from an excellent weblog —
Thursday, April 2, 2009
I came across a recent post on Nabokov's Index Cards by Michael Leddy, which I found interesting.
Nabokov wrote with Index Cards not so much because they allowed associative progression (or because they were somehow like precursors of hypertext for him), but rather because he had such a clear vision of what he meant to create that he could start anywhere in describing it: "The pattern of the thing precedes the thing. I fill in the gaps of the crossword at any spot I happen to choose. These bits I write on index cards until the novel is done. My schedule is flexible but I am rather particular about my instruments: lined Bristol cards and well-sharpened, not too hard, pencils capped with erasers."
"… Since this entire structure, dimly illumined in one's mind, can be compared to a painting, and since you do not have to work gradually from left to right for its proper perception, I may direct my flashlight at any part or particle of the picture when setting it down in writing. I do not begin my novel at the beginning I do not reach chapter three before I reach chapter four… This is why I like writing my stories and novels on index cards, numbering them later when the whole set is complete. Every card is rewritten many times …"
"find a quiet spot (pace the booming surf and rattling wind) where to write. This I do on scrambled index cards (my text existing already there in invisible lead) which I gradually fill in and sort out, using up in the process more pencil sharpeners than pencils; but I have spoken of this in several earlier questionnaires"
Posted by MK at 8:52 PM
Saturday, February 20, 2016
"Everything clear so far?"
* A fictional institution in a just-published novel
** Weaver reportedly died on Nov. 12, 2013.
Synchronologists may consult that date
in this journal.