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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Todayland

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:27 AM

The IBM Pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Schoolgirl Space: 1984 Revisited

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:24 PM

Cube Bricks 1984 —

An Approach to Symmetric Generation of the Simple Group of Order 168

From "Tomorrowland" (2015) —

From John Baez (2018) —

See also this morning's post Perception of Space 
and yesterday's Exploring Schoolgirl Space.

Hallows for Perot

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:29 AM

"Bad news on the doorstep…." — American Pie

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Panhandle Project

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 AM

"When they all finally reach their destination —
a deserted field in the Florida Panhandle…." 

" When asked about the film's similarities to the 2015 Disney movie 
Tomorrowland , which also posits a futuristic world that exists in an
alternative dimension
, Nichols sighed. 'I was a little bummed, I guess,'
he said of when he first learned about the project. . . . 'Our die was cast.
Sometimes this kind of collective unconscious that we're all dabbling in,
sometimes you're not the first one out of the gate.' "

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Crystals for Dabblers

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:47 AM

The title was suggested by the "Crystal Cult" installations
of Oslo artist Josefine Lyche and by a post of May 30 —

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Dabbling

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:02 PM Edit This

Jeff Nichols, director of Midnight Special  (2016) —

"When asked about the film's similarities to
the 2015 Disney movie Tomorrowland , which
also posits a futuristic world that exists in an
alternative dimension, Nichols sighed.
'I was a little bummed, I guess,' he said of
when he first learned about the project. . . . 
'Our die was cast. Sometimes this kind of 
collective unconscious that we're all dabbling in,
sometimes you're not the first one out of the gate.' "

See also Jung's four-diamond figure and the previous post.

Writers of fiction are, of course, also dabblers in the collective unconscious.
For instance . . .

A 1971 British paperback edition of The Dreaming Jewels,  
a story by Theodore Sturgeon (first version published in 1950):

The above book cover, together with the Death Valley location
Zabriskie Point, suggests . . .

Those less enchanted by the collective unconscious may prefer a
different weblog's remarks on the same date as the above Borax post . . .

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Dabbling

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:02 PM

Jeff Nichols, director of Midnight Special  (2016) —

"When asked about the film's similarities to the 2015 Disney
movie Tomorrowland , which also posits a futuristic world
that exists in an alternative dimension, Nichols sighed.
'I was a little bummed, I guess,' he said of when he first
learned about the project. . . . 'Our die was cast.
Sometimes this kind of collective unconscious that
we're all dabbling in, sometimes you're not the first one
out of the gate.' "

See also Jung's four-diamond figure and the previous post.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Burning Bright

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 AM

Gell-Mann's 'eightfold way' as 'a mosaic of simple triangular building blocks' — George Johnson, 1999

Compare and contrast with . . .

The Brightburn Logo:

Related material from the May 12 post

"The Collective Unconscious
in a Cartoon Graveyard
" —

"When they all finally reach their destination —
a deserted field in the Florida Panhandle…." 

" When asked about the film's similarities to the 2015 Disney movie Tomorrowland , which also posits a futuristic world that exists in an alternative dimension, Nichols sighed. 'I was a little bummed, I guess,' he said of when he first learned about the project. . . . 'Our die was cast. Sometimes this kind of collective unconscious that we're all dabbling in, sometimes you're not the first one out of the gate.' "

Sunday, May 12, 2019

The Collective Unconscious in a Cartoon Graveyard

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:00 PM

Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst
in "Spider-Man 2" (2004) —

Spoilers for another Kirsten Dunst film,
"Midnight Special" (2016) —

"When they all finally reach their destination —
a deserted field in the Florida Panhandle…." 

" When asked about the film's similarities to the 2015 Disney movie 
Tomorrowland , which also posits a futuristic world that exists in an
alternative dimension
, Nichols sighed. 'I was a little bummed, I guess,'
he said of when he first learned about the project. . . . 'Our die was cast.
Sometimes this kind of collective unconscious that we're all dabbling in,
sometimes you're not the first one out of the gate.' "

From another obituary for
the "Spider-Man" screenwriter —

“When I die,” he liked to say, “I’m going to have written
on my tombstone, ‘Finally, a plot!’”

— Robert D. McFadden in The New York Times

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Requiem for an Architect

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:21 AM

A story from the NY Times  Sunday morning print edition —

"A version of this article appears in print on ,
on Page A1 of the New York edition with the headline: 

Kevin Roche, 96, Is Dead; Famed Modernist Architect."

" When Mr. Roche received the Pritzker in 1982, he delivered
an acceptance speech that displayed both his capacity for
self-deprecating humor and his belief that architecture was
a noble pursuit. He quoted from a letter he had received
complaining that his work was 'moribund' and that the Pritzker
jury 'must be out of their minds' to have given him the prize.

He could only respond, he said, by asking: 'Is not the act of building
an act of faith in the future, and of hope? Hope that the testimony of
our civilization will be passed on to others, hope that what we are doing
is not only sane and useful and beautiful, but a clear and true reflection
of our own aspirations. And hope that it is an art, which will communicate
with the future and touch those generations as we ourselves have been
touched and moved by the past.' "

— Paul Goldberger

Goldberger on Roche's earlier career —

". . . He continued to finish projects Saarinen had started, including
the IBM Pavilion at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, designed
in collaboration with Charles Eames . . . ."

Illustration —

The IBM Pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair

See also the film "Tomorrowland."

"Bad news on the doorstep…." — American Pie

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Artifacts

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:00 PM

The word "artifacts" in the above obituary summary
suggests three Log24 posts now tagged with that word.

See as well . . .

"Bad news on the doorstep…." — American Pie

Friday, December 9, 2016

Optimism

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:29 AM

As opposed to —

A Nov. 9 panel from the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Space News

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:56 PM

"Bad news on the doorstep…." — American Pie


Update of 5:24 PM ET — A requiem chord

Tom Stoppard, Jumpers —

“Heaven, how can I believe in Heaven?” 
she sings at the finale.

“Just a lying rhyme for seven!”

Perhaps.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Sneak Preview

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:35 PM

Wikipedia on a George Clooney film released yesterday —

"The studio's major production is Hail, Caesar! ,
an epic set in ancient Rome and starring Baird Whitlock
(Clooney). During a shoot, Whitlock drinks from a goblet
of wine drugged by an extra; he passes out behind the
soundstage and is abducted. A ransom note soon arrives,
written by a group calling itself 'The Future' and demanding
$100,000, which Mannix arranges to have paid. Whitlock
awakens in a beach house and finds his way into a meeting
of The Future, a Communist cell. The members explain their
doctrine to him, and he begins to sympathize with their cause."

See also this morning's post Space Program:

"Bad news on the doorstep…." — American Pie

Space Program

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:19 AM

Putting the X in CRUX

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11B/110819-XMarksTheSpot.JPG

X Marks the Spot  scene, "The Last Crusade"

For those who prefer the T in SPOT —

Knock, Knock, Knockin' —
A Scene from "Tomorrowland" —

A fan of the declining US space program
knocks on George Clooney's door

For related remarks on the decline of NASA,
see an essay at the World Socialist Web Site 
from August 19, 2011.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Class of 64

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 PM

The previous post dealt with one of the 64 symbols
(in a redesigned format) of the ancient Chinese classic 
The I Ching .

For those who prefer to be guided by programmed
responses to alphabetical  symbols

A lyric by Ira Gershwin —

A cinematic "T"

See also "T for Texas" in this journal and
George Clooney's recent attempt to commercialize
both the space program and the letter Omega: 

From a post of May 13, 2015 —

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Fair Lady (Continued)

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:00 PM

From "Class of 64 continues " (March 18, 2014) —

"To see a difficult uncompromising material
take living shape and meaning
is to be Pygmalion…." — Ex-Prodigy

No, you are not the only.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Speaking of Birthdays…

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:30 AM

Knock, Knock, Knockin'
A Scene from "Tomorrowland" —

See August 30, 2002, the day that "Tomorrowland"
actress Raffey Cassidy was born. On that date, this
journal contained the following quotation —

"He's a Mad Scientist and I'm his Beautiful Daughter."
— Deety in Heinlein's The Number of the Beast.

George Clooney and Raffey Cassidy in "Tomorrowland" —

Happy birthday to John Polkinghorne, an English
theoretical physicist, theologian, writer, and Anglican priest.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hook

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:12 PM

On "Tomorrowland" —

" 'There was one requirement. 'The only thing they were clear
about was they wanted it to be unlike anything anyone had
ever seen before,' Chambliss says. 'Something so fantastic
that Casey (the heroine, played by Britt Robertson) gets
addicted to it.' "

— Peter Caranicas at Variety.com

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Rolling Donut

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:00 PM

See notes related to the discussion of the torus within the hypercube
in Thomas F. Banchoff 's 1996 text Beyond the Third Dimension  .
The hypercube torus is more intelligible in the light of an
animation at the weblog post "Gleaming the Hypercube"—

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11C/11117-HypercubeFromMIQELdotcom.gif

(Animation source: MIQEL.com)

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