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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Beyond All Recognition

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Prequel —

Cube symmetry subgroup of order 8 from 'Geometry and Symmetry,' Paul B. Yale, 1968, p.21

Note that Yale's die design and use of the phrase "rigid motions"
differ from those in the webpage "Solomon's Cube."

Monday, March 13, 2017

Pragmatism at the Church of the Transformers*

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"I would drop the keystone into my arch . . . ."

Click the Auto Body image for some backstory.

* For the church, see Transformers in this journal.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Transformer Group*

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"Before time began, there was the Cube." — Transformers  (2007)

Plot summary — "An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races,
the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth, with
a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager."

* A post suggested by J. D. Salinger's phrase "a fresh impetus"
  in "Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters" (1955)

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Transformers

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"The transformed urban interior is the spatial organisation of
an achiever, one who has crossed the class divide and who uses
space to express his membership of, not aspirations towards, 
an ascendant class in our society: the class of those people who 
earn their living by transformation— as opposed to the mere
reproduction— of symbols, such as writers, designers, and
academics"

The Social Logic of Space ,
     by Bill Hillier and Julienne Hanson,
     Cambridge University Press, 1984

For another perspective on the achievers, see The Deceivers .

Related material —

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

Edwin Schlossberg, 'Still Changes Through Structure' text piece

Exhibit C:

Transformers

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Or:  Y  for Yale  continued

Robert Langdon (played by Tom Hanks) and a corner of Solomon's Cube

See also Transformers in this journal and Y for Yale.

Highbeam Woman

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See as well the previous post.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Logic for Jews

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(Continued)

Adam Gopnik in The New Yorker  today reacts to the startling
outcomes of three recent contests: the presidential election,
the Super Bowl, and the Oscar for Best Picture —

"The implicit dread logic is plain."

Related material —

Transformers in this journal and

“Lord Arglay had a suspicion that the Stone would be
purely logical.  Yes, he thought, but what, in that sense,
were the rules of its pure logic?”

Many Dimensions  (1931), by Charles Williams

See also

The above figure is from Ian Stewart's 1996 revision of a 1941 classic, 
What Is Mathematics? , by Richard Courant and Herbert Robbins.

One wonders how the confused slave boy of Plato's Meno  would react
to Stewart's remark that

"The number of copies required to double an
 object's size depends on its dimension."

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Poetic Order

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Transformations acting on Solomon's Cube
furnish a model of poetic order.

Some backstory for Hollywood —

Hollywood analogue to Solomon's Cube in 'Transformers'

Transformers Meet Transformations

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"Transformations , Anne Sexton’s 1971 collection of poems, is a portal."

— "A Poisonous Antidote," by Nick Ripatrazone, at themillions.com
      at noon on October 22, 2015

"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.

Synchronology

"Objective Quality" in this journal on the date of the above review,
October 22, 2015, at 2:26 AM ET.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Pronouncements

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"The deepest strain in a religion is
the particular and particularistic doctrine
it asserts at its heart,
in the company of such pronouncements as
‘Thou shalt have no other Gods before me.’
Take the deepest strain of religion away…
and what remains are the surface pieties — 
abstractions without substantive bite — 
to which everyone will assent
because they are empty, insipid, and safe."

— Stanley Fish, quoted here on July 3, 2007
The opening date of the film "Transformers."

The opening pronouncement of "Transformers" —

"Before time began, there was the Cube."

Those who prefer Fish's abstractions  may consult 
the previous post.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Mathematics and Narrative

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Mathematics —

Hudson's parametrization of the
4×4 square, published in 1905:

A later parametrization, from this date in 1986:

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11/110220-relativprob.jpg

A note from later in 1986 shows the equivalence of these
two parametrizations:

Narrative —

Posts tagged Memory-History-Geometry.

The mathematically challenged may prefer the narrative of the
Creation Matrix from the religion of the Transformers:

"According to religious legend, the core of the Matrix
was created from Solomus, the god of wisdom,
trapped in the form of a crystal by Mortilus, the god
of death. Following the defeat of Mortilus, Solomus
managed to transform his crystal prison into the Matrix—
a conduit for the energies of Primus, who had himself
transformed into the life-giving computer Vector Sigma."

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Fluid Requiem

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 11:45 AM

Remarks on fluidity and lucrative ventures in
yesterday evening's post Transformers suggest
a reading in memory of a Catholic philosopher
who reportedly died yesterday at 83 —

Psalm 22:  "I am poured out like water . . . ."

Verbum

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The Log24 version  (Nov. 9, 2005, and later posts) —

VERBUM
SAT
SAPIENTI

 

Escher's 'Verbum'

Escher's Verbum


Solomon's Cube

Solomon's Cube
 

I Ching hexagrams as parts of 4x4x4 cube

Geometry of the I Ching

The Warner Brothers version

The Paramount version

See also related material in the previous post, Transformers.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Transformers

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 9:00 PM

Accentuating the positive —

"Among Mr. Grey’s accomplishments is
the enormously lucrative “Transformers” franchise;
a new installment is scheduled for this summer."

See as well (Click to enlarge. . .

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11C/111224-Perlis-500w.jpg

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