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Saturday, August 27, 2011

This Way to the Egress*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 AM

From http://msa-x.msa-x.org/?p=1064

"Exit Art New York, The Labyrinth Wall:
From Mythology to Reality" —

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11B/110827-ExitArt-LabyrinthWall.jpg

From tonight's online New York Times  obituaries —

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11B/110827-ExitArt-Ingberman.jpg

Ms. Ingberman died Wednesday. Related material—

Symmetry (Wednesday), Design (Thursday), Solomon's Labyrinth (Friday).

See also an essay by John Haber —

"Exit Art may yet offer an alternative: shut them up in the labyrinth, with the Minotaur and, as in Iraq, no Ariadne's thread to guide them out. Jeannette Ingberman and Papo Colo line the space with 'The Labyrinth Wall: From Mythology to Reality,' inviting fifty-one artists to cover its sixty-two panels."

— "Marlene Dumas, The Labyrinth Wall, and Emily Jacir"

Haber  (ibid .) also describes artist Marlene Dumas, a recent winner of a Royal Swedish Academy Schock Prize. For a fellow Schock winner— mathematician Michael Aschbacher— see Thursday's Design.)

* For another version of the title, see this morning's front page.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Nada for Hemingway

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:47 AM

See Nada + Hemingway  in this journal.

'Inner Space' YouTube upload on March 15, 2014

The above upload date suggests a look at 
other posts now tagged Red to Green.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Old Pathways in Science:

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:37 PM

The Quantum Tesseract Theorem Revisited

From page 274 — 

"The secret  is that the super-mathematician expresses by the anticommutation
of  his operators the property which the geometer conceives as  perpendicularity
of displacements.  That is why on p. 269 we singled out a pentad of anticommuting
operators, foreseeing that they would have an immediate application in describing
the property of perpendicular directions without using the traditional picture of space.
They express the property of perpendicularity without the picture of perpendicularity.

Thus far we have touched only the fringe of the structure of our set of sixteen E-operators.
Only by entering deeply into the theory of electrons could I show the whole structure
coming into evidence."

A related illustration, from posts tagged Dirac and Geometry —

Anticommuting Dirac matrices as spreads of projective lines

Compare and contrast Eddington's use of the word "perpendicular"
with a later use of the word by Saniga and Planat.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

To the Egress

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

The New York Times  at 8:22 PM ET

"Knight Landesman, a longtime publisher of Artforum magazine
and a power broker in the art world, resigned on Wednesday
afternoon, hours after a lawsuit was filed in New York accusing
him of sexually harassing at least nine women in episodes that
stretched back almost a decade."

See as well, in this  journal, Way to the Egress.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

For Two Artists of Norway

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:48 AM

IMAGE- Conclusion of introduction to Heinrich Zimmer's 'The King and the Corpse'

See also LYNX 760 , Rubik vs. Abel, and Toying.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Aleph, the Lottery, and the Eightfold Way

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

Three links with a Borges flavor—

Related material

The 236 in yesterday evening's NY lottery may be
 viewed as the 236 in March 18's Defining Configurations.
For some background, see Configurations and Squares.

A new illustration for that topic

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11A/110519-8-3-Configuration.jpg

This shows a reconcilation of the triples described by Sloane
 in Defining Configurations with the square geometric
arrangement described by Coxeter in the Aleph link above.

Note that  the 56 from yesterday's midday NY lottery
describes the triples that appear both in the Eightfold Way
link above and also in a possible source for
the eight triples of  Sloane's 83 configuration—

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11A/110519-SloaneDesign.jpg

The geometric square arrangement discussed in the Aleph link
above appears in a different, but still rather Borgesian, context
in yesterday morning's Minimalist Icon.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Hassenfeld Legacy

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:30 AM

The Finkelstein Talisman —

Magic cube and corresponding hexagram, or Star of David, with faces mapped to lines and edges mapped to points

"Before time began, there was the Cube."

— Optimus Prime in "Transformers" (Paramount, 2007)
 

Wikipedia on Hasbro

Three American Jewish brothers,[6] Herman, Hillel, and Henry Hassenfeld[7] 
founded Hassenfeld Brothers in Providence, Rhode Island in 1923 . . . .
 

The Hassenfeld Auction — 

Also on September 16, 2015 —


 

The Hindman Image —

The Hood Warenkorb —

Under the Hood —

Megan Fox in "Transformers" (2007) —


 

This Way to the Egress

Saturday, March 4, 2017

At 74

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 12:00 AM

New York Times  headline about a death
on Friday, March 3, 2017 —

René Préval, President of Haiti
in 2010 Quake, Dies at 74

See also

This way to the egress.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Papiere, Bitte!

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:25 AM

For a memorable eccentric who reportedly died
on Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Pageant

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:18 AM

Last night's 9:29 PM (ET) post featured the phrase
"This way to the egress."

Last night's 10 PM post featured two deaths:

The author of  The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
reportedly died at 85 on Tuesday, July 9.

A former director of the Museum of Modern Art
who was famously shown the exit door there 
in his younger years reportedly died at 80 on
Saturday, July 6.

For a sort of pageant combining Christmas,
the Museum of Modern Art, and an egress,
see St. Stephen's Day, 2008.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Today’s Theology

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:11 AM

Himmelfahrt

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/100815-Lincoln.gif

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/100814-JavaLogo.GIF

Jazz street photo from Manhattan Transfer webpage

This Way to the Egress.

Vonnegut's Obit

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Saturday April 14, 2007

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:30 PM
Curtain Up,
Light the Lights!

Cafe Society Part I –
Jack Torrance at
the Overlook Hotel:

The Shining

Cafe Society Part II –
Don Imus at The FanHouse,
Friday the 13th:

Don Imus at The FanHouse, Friday the 13th

Cafe Society
Part III –
The Bank Dick at
the Black Pussy Cafe:

The Black Pussy Cafe

“Which way to the egress?”

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Thursday April 12, 2007

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:09 AM
From this morning’s
online New York Times:

Vonnegut 's Obit

This Way to the Egress.

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Tuesday December 6, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 PM
Headline in today’s New York Times:

‘Year of Magical Thinking’
Headed for Broadway

which suggests…

Heaven, Hell,
and Hollywood

 
(continued)

“This could be Heaven
or this could be Hell.”

The Eagles, Hotel California

There are no facts,
there is no truth–
just data to be manipulated
.”

Don Henley, The Garden of Allah

Data:

The New York Lottery numbers
on Joan Didion’s birthday,
Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, were

Mid-day 729,
Evening 439.

Since that day’s Log24 entry,
Magical Thinking, interpreted
the previous day’s (Sunday’s)
NY lottery numbers as a date
and a page number, it seems
appropriate to do a follow-up.

Date 7/29:

See Log24, 7/29/05,
Anatomy of a Death:

The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix05A/050729-Bass5.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.


Page 439:

See Bartlett’s Familiar
Quotations
, 1919, p. 439
:

A man’s ingress into the world
is naked and bare,
His progress through the world
is trouble and care;
And lastly,
his egress out of the world,
is nobody knows where.

— John Edwin (1749-1790)

Related material:

The Log24 version of
“This Way to the Egress,”
Directions Out,
linked to in yesterday’s
  Magical Thinking.

Saturday, May 15, 2004

Saturday May 15, 2004

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:06 AM

Popcorn Theology,
Part II:

Justice at
the Supremes’ Court



Chicago

LeRoy Myers

From today’s New York Times:

LeRoy Myers, tap dancer and
road manager for the original Supremes,
died April 26, 2004.

From a log24 entry of April 26, 2004:

“This Way to the Egress

— Sign supposedly written
by P. T. Barnum

A Google search on this phrase
leads to the excellent website

The Summoning of Everyman.

Monday, April 26, 2004

Monday April 26, 2004

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:00 PM

Directions Out

Part I: Indirections

“By indirections, find directions out.”

— Polonius in Hamlet: II, i

“Foremost among the structural similarities between Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein… is the use of indirect communication: as paradoxical as it may sound, both authors deliberately obfuscate their philosophy for the purposes of clarifying it….  let us examine more closely particular instances of indirect communication from both of the philosophers with the intention of finding similarity. ‘By indirections, find directions out.’ – Polonius in Hamlet: II, i

WowEssays.com

On religious numerology (indirections)…

For the page number373” as indicating “eternity,” see

Zen and Language Games (5/2/03), which features Wittgenstein,

Language Game (1/14/04), also featuring Wittgenstein, and

Note 31, page 373, in Kierkegaard’s Works of Love (1964 Harper Torchbook paperback, tr. by Howard and Edna Hong),  

  • Publisher: Perennial (Nov. 7, 1964)
  • ISBN: 0061301221

    which says “Compare I John 4:17.”

    Okay….

    4:17  Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

    The reference to Judgment Day leads us back to Linda Hamilton, who appears (some say, as noted in Zen and Language Games, as the Mother of God) in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and to Part II of our meditation….

    Part II: Directions Out

    “This Way to the Egress

    — Sign supposedly written by P. T. Barnum

    A Google search on this phrase leads to the excellent website

    The Summoning of Everyman.

    Related thoughts….

    A link from Part I of a log24 entry for Thursday, April 22:

    ART WARS:
    Judgment Day
    (2003, 10/07)

    to the following —

     

    Frame not included in
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Dr. Silberman: You broke my arm!

    Sarah Connor: There are
    two-hundred-fifteen bones
    in the human body,
    [expletive deleted].
    That’s one.

    This suggests, in light of the above-mentioned religious interpretation of Terminator 2, in light of the 2003 10/07 entry, and in light of the April 22 10:07 PM log24 invocation, the following words from the day after the death of Sgt. Pat Tillman:

    Doonesbury April 23, 2004

    A more traditional farewell, written by a soldier, for a soldier, may be found at The Summoning of Everyman site mentioned above:

    A Few Noteworthy Words 
    From an American Soldier
    .

  • Sunday, January 17, 2021

    “Signs and Symbols”

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:42 PM

    The title is from Nabokov.

    Related: A sign or symbol known to
    techies as “the hamburger.”
    See also “White Palace” earlier tonight.

    The above image appeared earlier in posts
    now tagged “Darkinbad the Brightdayler.”

    Thursday, December 3, 2020

    Unframed Prime

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:30 PM

    A Veritable Frame

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:21 PM

    A search in this journal for “Jean Brodie” suggests a review —

    “A professor is all-powerful, Gareth liked to tell his daughter, he puts
    ‘a veritable frame around life,’ and ‘organizes the unorganizable.
    Nimbly partitions it . . . .'”

    Review of Special Topics in Calamity Physics , Aug. 13, 2006

    Brick Joke

    Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 10:56 AM

    The “bricks” in posts tagged Octad Group suggest some remarks
    from last year’s HBO “Watchmen” series —

    Related material — The two  bricks constituting a 4×4 array, and . . .

    “(this is the famous Kummer abstract configuration )”
    Igor Dolgachev, ArXiv, 16 October 2019.

    As is this

    .

    The phrase “octad group” does not, as one might reasonably
    suppose, refer to symmetries of an octad (a “brick”), but
    instead to symmetries of the above 4×4 array.

    A related Broomsday event for the Church of Synchronology

    Tuesday, December 1, 2020

    Annals of Subliminal Typography

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:20 PM

    We all know the song.” — Today’s 11:07 AM ET post.

    Projects

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:40 PM

    The tinfoil link in the previous post suggests a review.

    The Wikipedia article on the Harvard Psilocybin Project links to . . .

    Beach Tips from Microsoft

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:07 AM
    Beach and Rocks

    Windows lockscreen, morning of December 1, 2020.

    Related security tips. . . See tinfoil.   “We all know the song.

    Image related to last night’s post “Time Class” —

    Time Class

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:41 AM

    (Tom Ford directed “Nocturnal Animals.”)

    Monday, November 30, 2020

    Space Exploration

    Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 2:52 PM

    http://www.log24.com/log/pix18/180810-Huston-chessboard-post-100710.jpg

    A sequel suggested by Jaime King’s Instagram yesterday

    IMAGE- 'Right through hell there is a path.'

    And they swam and they swam all over the dam.

    Sunday, November 29, 2020

    Osterman Meets Brosterman

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 8:25 PM

    See the former and the latter.

    De Gustibus

    Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 11:44 AM

    ” . . . one person’s favorite comedy might be a wrenching drama to someone else.”

    The Atlantic  promotional email by film critic David Sims on Saturday,
    November 28, 2020, 11:37 AM ET.

    See as well “Star Quality: Mirror Guy” (this  journal, 12:30 PM ET on Saturday,
    November 28, 2020, the reported date of death for Darth Vader actor
    David Prowse).

    Sunday Morning in a Cartoon Graveyard

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:29 AM

    For the Dr. Seuss School of Neuropsychopharmacology —

    From the school itself —

    Related material — Pilgrim’s Progress  in this  journal and . . .

    an image from Log24 on December 8, 2012

    IMAGE- Cover image for a free mixtape, 'Lawrence Class - The Diamond Theory,' that contains images from Steven H. Cullinane's 'Diamond Theory.'

    See as well “To Think That It Happened on Prescott Street
    and related posts.

    Saturday, November 28, 2020

    Star Quality: “Mirror Guy”

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:30 PM

    Related material from pure mathematicsM. J. T.  Guy

    A Poster for Doctor Manhattan

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:32 AM

    A nostalgia pill for Watchmen  fans.

    For Harvard  Watchmen fans, a link to 2346:

    http://m759.net/wordpress/?p=2346 —

    To Thine Own Self Be Trieu

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:07 AM

    From a post of June 12, 2018 —
    Like Decorations in a Cartoon Graveyard —

    More-recent neuronal art —

    Friday, November 27, 2020

    Unreality in Oz

    Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 11:11 PM

    Rebecca Harkins-Cross in Sydney Review of Books  on Nov. 25, 2020 —

    Reality at Northfield

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:34 PM

    See also, in memory of a Northfield, Minnesota, professor
    of mathematics who reportedly died on October 28 —

    Posts tagged Olaf Gate.

    The Sun-Ra Code

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:24 PM

    Latinx Critique

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:52 PM

    Ben Affleck Slammed for Playing Mexican-American Character in Argo

    Perhaps Affleck’s rendition of “Aquellos Ojos Verdes ” will help.
    See Hollywood Moment (January 22, 2018).

    Thursday, November 26, 2020

    Harvard Psychedelic Club vs. Harvard Alcoholic Club

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:47 PM

    For the title, see the previous post  as well as Prescott Street
    and Psychedelic Club in this journal.

    Some related art —

    Critic’s Pick

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:01 PM

    Tuesday, November 24, 2020

    Scientism vs. Pure Mathematics

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:18 PM

    In his weblog today, Peter Woit quotes “a remarkable article
    entitled Contemplating the End of Physics  posted today at
    Quanta magazine [by] Robbert Dijkgraaf (the director of the IAS)”

    An excerpt from the quoted remarks by the Institute for
    Advanced Study director

    “All of this is part of a much larger shift in
    the very scope of science, from studying what is
    to what could be. In the 20th century, scientists
    sought out the building blocks of reality:
    the molecules, atoms and elementary particles
    out of which all matter is made;
    the cells, proteins and genes
    that make life possible;
    the bits, algorithms and networks
    that form the foundation of information and intelligence,
    both human and artificial. This century, instead,
    we will begin to explore all there is to be made with
    these building blocks.”

    Then there are, of course, the building blocks of mathematical  reality:
    unit cubes. See building-block.space.

    Monday, November 16, 2020

    Physics Jeopardy: “What Is a Particle?”

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:36 PM

    See as well . . .

    Lost in Building-Block.Space .

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020

    The Lost Girls of 1983

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:45 AM

    Or:  The Doily Man Meets Roger Vadim

    Thursday, October 29, 2020

    Images in posts are down.

    Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 9:30 AM

    The service hosting my Log24 images is down. I do not know
    when it will be up again.*

    Meanwhile, a WordPress Media workaround image —

    Honeywell H1 Quantum Computer Methods

    Related narrative for a Code Girl

    “Tickle: Change, Shift, Reveal.”

    * Update at 5 AM Oct. 30: Images are back.
    To celebrate their return . . . .
    “Dance Practice Video,” still and detail.

    Sunday, October 25, 2020

    A Tune for Bojangles

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:01 AM

    A search in this journal for  Harvard Alcoholic Club
    leads to a dead link, then to . . .

    Saturday, October 24, 2020

    Switchin’ the Positions*

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:27 AM

    “C24 is the list of codewords of the extended
    binary Golay code C24.  Each codeword is expressed
    by a subset of the set M  of the positions  [1, . . . , 24]
    of MOG.”

    — From Shimada’s notes on computational data at
    http://www.math.sci.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/~shimada/
    preprints/Edge/PaperEdge/compdataEdge.pdf
    .

    *  Related material — A new Ariana Grande video and . . .

    a recent digital artwork, “Code Girl,” with accompanying story

    Friday, October 23, 2020

    Language Game:  The Doily Curse

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:01 PM

    “Quadrangle” is also a mathematical term.

    Example: The Doily.

    See also  The Crosswicks Curse .

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

    The Limits of Language

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:37 AM

    Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations  118-119 —

    118. Where does our investigation get its importance from,
    since it seems only to destroy everything interesting,
    that is, all that is great and important? (As it were all
    the buildings, leaving behind only bits of stone and
    rubble.) What we are destroying is nothing but
    houses of cards  and we are clearing up the ground
    of language on which they stand.
    119. The results of philosophy are the uncovering of one
    or another piece of plain nonsense and of bumps
    that the understanding has got by running its head up against the limits of language. These bumps make us
    see the value of the discovery.

    Unfolded

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:10 AM

    See “Unfolded.jpg” in this journal.  From that search —

    Pentagon with pentagram    

    Compare and contrast these figures with images by Wittgenstein in . . .

    Wittgenstein's pentagram and 4x4 'counting-pattern'

    Related material from last night’s post Modernist Cuts

    Schlick also appears in recent posts tagged Moriarty Variations.

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

    “I Could a Tale …”

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:51 AM

    Unfold

    The Doily Man

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:06 AM

    A death on Thursday, October 15, 2020

    Monday, October 12, 2020

    New Fields

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

    Old Fields

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:00 AM

    Tuesday, October 6, 2020

    Only Connect :  Bulk Apperception* Continues.

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:49 AM

    The above Vanity Fair  article was republished on the Web by VF
    on September 3, 2013.  See also this  journal on that date.

    Related religious remarks —

    * “Bulk apperception” is a phrase from Westworld. See Log24 notes.

    Friday, September 11, 2020

    In Memoriam

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:14 PM
    From the Vanderbilt University obituary of Vaughan F. R. Jones —

    “During the mid-1980s, while Jones was working on a problem in von Neumann algebra theory, which is related to the foundations of quantum mechanics, he discovered an unexpected link between that theory and knot theory, a mathematical field dating back to the 19th century.

    Specifically, he found a new mathematical expression—now known as the Jones polynomial—for distinguishing between different types of knots as well as links in three-dimensional space. Jones’ discovery had been missed by topologists during the previous 60 years, and his finding contributed to his selection as a Fields Medalist.

    ‘Now there is an area of mathematics called
    quantum topology, which basically followed
    from his original work,’

    said Dietmar Bisch, professor of mathematics.” [Link added.]

    Related to Jones’s work —

    Topological Quantum Information Theory” at
    the website of Louis H. Kauffman —
    http://homepages.math.uic.edu/~kauffman/Quanta.pdf.

    Kauffman

    Welcome to AMS-LaTeX

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:26 PM

    Elsewhere on that same date —

    Friday, September 4, 2020

    Force Field of Dreams

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:21 PM

    (Continued from September 22, 2002.)

    “As you read, watch for patterns. Pay special attention to
    imagery that is geometric….” — “Pattern in The Defense

    See as well Wednesday’s Smile,  and “Expanding the Spielraum .

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    LA Stories

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:22 PM

    Recreation of a 1960s LA marquee in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” —

    But seriously . . .

    See also a “Once-Upon-a-Time”-related death.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020

    Smile.

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:31 PM

    https://www.shutterstock.com/editorial/image-editorial/various-film-stills-390863md

    Saturday, August 22, 2020

    An Object Lesson

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:15 AM

    Posts tagged Plato’s Video continue.

    IMAGE- A Jesuit on words and shadows

    Related literary remarks from this  journal on Oct. 1, 2016

    — A Heart for the Gods of Mexico , Conrad Aiken, 1939

    Related imagery this morning from the Gulf of Mexico —

    Meanwhile, also on Oct. 1, 2016, related imagery from Star Wars Rebels —

    Click here to enlarge the holocrons.

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020

    Dry Humor

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:24 PM

    Hidden Figure: Type Design at the East Village Other

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:59 PM

        I.e.  . . . 

    Tuesday, August 11, 2020

    Consensual Objectification… Continued

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:30 PM

    Here’s to Consensual Objectification

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:52 PM
    New Woke Stance

    The new Playboy claims to have moved away from the male gaze, but no matter how tasteful it may be, it is still relying on nudity.

    ‘We talk a lot about when something is objectification versus when it is consensual objectification versus when it is art,’ Singh said. ‘I think objectification removes the agency of the subject.

    ‘Consensual objectification is the idea of someone feeling good about themselves and wanting someone to look at them. Art means, O.K., we can hang this on a wall. And if it’s both, for us, that’s the major win.’ ”

    — Erica Tempesta for DailyMail.com, 2 Aug. 2019

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

    A Picture Show for Quanta Magazine

    Filed under: General — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 8:33 AM

    An article yesterday at Quanta Magazine  suggests a review . . .

    From Diamond Theorem  images at Pinterest —

    Some background —

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

    Card

    Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 2:48 AM

    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.”

    — Vladimir Nabokov, interview,
    Paris Review  No. 41 (Summer-Fall 1967).

    Another story

    Related material:  Mathematics as a Black Art.

    Tuesday, July 14, 2020

    The Sextet Enigma

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:27 PM

    In memory of . . .

    “Helene Lovie Aldwinckle,
    codebreaker, broadcaster and gallerist,
    born 26 October 1920; died 24 April 2020″ —

    Other posts now also tagged The Cologne Sextet.

    The Log: A Tale for Joe Hill

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:43 AM

    Click on the tag “The Log” for other parts of the tale.

    Monday, July 13, 2020

    The Lexicographic Octad Generator (LOG)*

    Filed under: General — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 5:43 PM

    The lexicographic Golay code
    contains, embedded within it,
    the Miracle Octad Generator.

    By Steven H. Cullinane, July 13, 2020

    Background —


    The Miracle Octad Generator (MOG)

    of R. T. Curtis (Conway-Sloane version) —

    A basis for the Golay code, excerpted from a version of
    the code generated in lexicographic order, in

    Constructing the Extended Binary Golay Code
    Ben Adlam
    Harvard University
    August 9, 2011:

    000000000000000011111111
    000000000000111100001111
    000000000011001100110011
    000000000101010101010101
    000000001001011001101001
    000000110000001101010110
    000001010000010101100011
    000010010000011000111010
    000100010001000101111000
    001000010001001000011101
    010000010001010001001110
    100000010001011100100100

    Below, each vector above has been reordered within
    a 4×6 array, by Steven H. Cullinane, to form twelve
    independent Miracle Octad Generator  vectors
    (as in the Conway-Sloane SPLAG version above, in
    which Curtis’s earlier heavy bricks are reflected in
    their vertical axes) —

    01 02 03 04 05 . . . 20 21 22 23 24 -->
    
    01 05 09 13 17 21
    02 06 10 14 18 22
    03 07 11 15 19 23
    04 08 12 16 20 24
    
    0000 0000 0000 0000 1111 1111 -->
    
    0000 11
    0000 11
    0000 11
    0000 11 as in the MOG.
    
    0000 0000 0000 1111 0000 1111 -->
    
    0001 01
    0001 01
    0001 01
    0001 01 as in the MOG.
    
    0000 0000 0011 0011 0011 0011 -->
    
    0000 00
    0000 00
    0011 11
    0011 11 as in the MOG.
    
    0000 0000 0101 0101 0101 0101 -->
    
    0000 00
    0011 11
    0000 00
    0011 11 as in the MOG.
    
    0000 0000 1001 0110 0110 1001 -->
    
    0010 01
    0001 10
    0001 10
    0010 01 as in the MOG.
    
    0000 0011 0000 0011 0101 0110 -->
    
    0000 00
    0000 11
    0101 01
    0101 10 as in the MOG.
    
    0000 0101 0000 0101 0110 0011 -->
    
    0000 00
    0101 10
    0000 11
    0101 01 as in the MOG.
    
    0000 1001 0000 0110 0011 1010 -->
    
    0100 01
    0001 00
    0001 11
    0100 10 as in the MOG.
    
    0001 0001 0001 0001 0111 1000 -->
    
    0000 01
    0000 10
    0000 10
    1111 10 as in the MOG.
    
    0010 0001 0001 0010 0001 1101 -->
    
    0000 01
    0000 01
    1001 00
    0110 11 as in the MOG.
    
    0100 0001 0001 0100 0100 1110 -->
    
    0000 01
    1001 11
    0000 01
    0110 00 as in the MOG.
    
    1000 0001 0001 0111 0010 0100 -->
    
    10 00 00
    00 01 01
    00 01 10
    01 11 00 as in the MOG (heavy brick at center).
    

    Update at 7:41 PM ET the same day —
    A check of SPLAG shows that the above result is not new:

    And at 7:59 PM ET the same day —
    Conway seems to be saying that at some unspecified point in the past,
    M.J.T. Guy, examining the lexicographic Golay code,  found (as I just did)
    that weight-8 lexicographic Golay codewords, when arranged naturally
    in 4×6 arrays, yield certain intriguing visual patterns. If the MOG existed
    at the time of his discovery, he would have identified these patterns as
    those of the MOG.  (Lexicographic codes have apparently been
    known since 1960, the MOG since the mid-1970s.)

    * Addendum at 4 AM ET  the next day —
    See also Logline  (Walpurgisnacht 2013).

    Unpoetic License

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 6:21 AM

    The above novel uses extensively the term “inscape.”
    The term’s originator, a 19th-century Jesuit poet,
    is credited . . . sort of.  For other uses of the term,
    search for Inscape in this journal. From that search —

    A quote from a 1962 novel

    There’s something phoney
    in the whole setup, Meg thought.
    There is definitely something rotten
    in the state of Camazotz.”

    Addendum for the Church of Synchronology

    The Joe Hill novel above was published (in hardcover)
    on Walpurgisnacht —April 30, 2013.  See also this journal
    on that date.

    Sunday, July 12, 2020

    Jack in the Box

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:35 PM

    The phrase “the ability to jump in and out of spaces” was quoted
    in an update this morning to a July 2 post, “The Maxwell Enticement.”

    This suggests other Log24 posts now tagged “Jack in the Box.”

    A related image, from Know Your Meme

    Saturday, July 4, 2020

    Plan 9 from Oz

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:13 AM

    Image from a film review of “Eureka” (a 1983 film by Nicolas Roeg).
    Note the date of the review — January 09, 2015.

    Also on January 09, 2015 —

    Related cinematic philosophy —

    Final scene from 'Paths of Glory'

    Note the number, 701, on the colonel’s collar.

    Friday, July 3, 2020

    The Hot Rock

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:38 PM

    See also a different interpretation, by David Lynch,
    of the “twin peaks” concept —

    Midrash for Mayakofsky

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

    The Speed of Thought

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:49 PM

    From the above search result — “0.69 seconds.”

    See as well Theresa Russell and Rutger Hauer in Eureka .  . .

    See also a different interpretation, by David Lynch,
    of the “twin peaks” concept —

    The Maxwell* Enticement

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:20 PM

    [Update of Sunday morning, July 12, 2020 —

    This July 2 post was suggested in part by the July 1 post Magic Child
    and in part by the Sept. 15, 1984, date in the image below. For more
    details about that date, possibly the death date of author Richard
    Brautigan, see “The Life and Death of Richard Brautigan,” by
    Lawrence Wright, in Rolling Stone  on April 11, 1985.

    From that article:

    Marcia called him the next night [Sept. 15, 1984]
    in Bolinas. He asked if she liked his mind. “I said,
    ‘Yes, Richard, I like your mind. You have the ability
    to jump in and out of spaces. It’s not linear thinking;
    it’s exciting, catalytic, random thinking.’ “

    Such thinking, though interesting, is not recommended for the
    general public.  Sept. 15, 1984, was perhaps Brautigan’s last day alive.]

    * See Maxwell in posts tagged Gods and Giants.

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

    The Long Strange Road

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:55 PM

    The road is long
    With many a winding turn”

    Neil Diamond

    Magic Child

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:06 PM

    Actress Descending a Staircase

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:25 AM

    The above title was suggested by a scene in Body Double  (1984) . . .

    Variations, starring Theresa Russell, on related themes

    The De Palma Balcony in Body Double , and “ready for my closeup” —

    “Bing bang, I heard the whole gang!”

    Summary — 

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

    The Social Network

    Filed under: General — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 5:27 PM

    Writer Robert Avrech on director Brian De Palma —

    “Both Brian and I greatly admire Alfred Hitchcock so we were
    pretty much on the same page aesthetically. That’s how I came
    to write Body Double , a superb thriller that immediately thrust
    me into the Hollywood limelight.”

    — https://www.opednews.com/populum/page.php?
    f=Behind-the-Scenes-with-Hol-by-Joan-Brunwasser-
    American-Jews_Hollywood_Interviews_Judaism-Jewish-
    131219-897.html

     

    Monday, June 29, 2020

    The Same Page

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:54 PM

    Writer Robert Avrech on director Brian De Palma —

    “Both Brian and I greatly admire Alfred Hitchcock so we were
    pretty much on the same page aesthetically. That’s how I came
    to write Body Double , a superb thriller that immediately thrust
    me into the Hollywood limelight.”

    — https://www.opednews.com/populum/page.php?
    f=Behind-the-Scenes-with-Hol-by-Joan-Brunwasser-
    American-Jews_Hollywood_Interviews_Judaism-Jewish-
    131219-897.html

    See also Avrech in this  journal —

    The De Palma Balcony

    Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 1:44 AM

    The Demolished Man  was a novel that had fascinated De Palma
    since the late 1950s and appealed to his background in mathematics
    and avant-garde storytelling. Its unconventional unfolding of plot
    (exemplified in its mathematical layout of dialogue) and its stress on
    perception have analogs in De Palma’s filmmaking.”  — Wikipedia

    This, together with the Cuernavaca balcony in Deschooling MIT, is
    perhaps enough of a clue for mystified theologians on St. Peter’s Day.

    Friday, June 26, 2020

    Nihilist Tune for Dixie

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:37 PM

    Saturday, June 20, 2020

    Password: Snowball

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:55 AM

    ID 0571 —

    Wednesday, June 3, 2020

    The Ghost Writer

    Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 3:14 PM

    See also Litsky’s obituary from All Saints’ Day, 2018.

    Litsky reportedly died on October 30, 2018 — Devil’s Night.

    Monday, June 1, 2020

    The Gefter Boundary

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:09 PM

    The message was clear: having a finite frame of reference
    creates the illusion of a world, but even the reference frame itself
    is an illusion. Observers create reality, but observers aren’t real.
    There is nothing ontologically distinct about an observer, because
    you can always find a frame in which that observer disappears:
    the frame of the frame itself, the boundary of the boundary.”

    — Amanda Gefter in 2014, quoted here on Mayday 2020.

    Image- Josefine Lyche work (with 1986 figures by Cullinane) in a 2009 exhibition in Oslo

    See as well the previous post.

    A Graveyard Smash: Galois Geometry Meets Nordic Aliens

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:02 PM

    See also Vril Chick.

    Thursday, May 28, 2020

    Unity Game

    Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 11:59 PM

    “Old men ought to be explorers.” — T. S. Eliot

    “Everybody’s lost but me!” — Young Indiana Jones, quoted
    in a book review (“Knox Peden on Martin Hägglund”) in
    Sydney Review of Books  on May 26 . . .

    ” Here I am reminded of the words of
    the young Indiana Jones alone in the desert,
    decades before the Last Crusade:
    ‘Everybody’s lost but me.’ “

     Related remarks — Now You See It, Now You Don’t.

    Finite Geometry at GitHub

    Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 5:04 PM

    My website on finite geometry is now available
    on GitHub at http://m759.github.io/ . The part
    of greatest interest to coders is also at
    https://repl.it/@m759/View-4x4x4#index.html .

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    Cue the Violins

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:36 PM

    In memory of a music editor.

    Blangsted reportedly died on May 1.
    See also that date in this journal, among
    other posts tagged The Next Level.

    Raiders of the Lost Unity

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:21 PM

    Mathematics as a Black Art

    Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 11:34 AM

    Sunday, May 17, 2020

    Gran Torino

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:55 PM

    Source citation for an article quoted here last night

    Hegel’s Conceptual Group Action —

    A check of that source yields the seal of the University of Torino

    Related material —

    Saturday, May 16, 2020

    Bullshit Studies

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:59 PM

    From https://www.mathunion.org/outreach/logos/versions-all-logos

    Click the logo for some IMU history.

    Related bullshit —

    Hegel’s Conceptual Group Action

    Click the banner below for the background of the logo

    Thursday, May 7, 2020

    Now You See It, Now You Don’t

    Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 11:00 PM

    Mathematics may be art, but to the general public it is
    a black art, more akin to magic and mystery. This presents
    a constant challenge to the mathematical community: to explain
    how art fits into our subject and what we mean by beauty.”

    — Sir Michael Atiyah, quoted here on April 4, 2016

     

    Illustrations, from the American Mathematical Society Spring
    2020 book sale, of a book scheduled to be published May 28.

    Kant as Diamond Cutter

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:26 AM

    “He wished Kant were alive. Kant would have appreciated it.
    That master diamond cutter.”

    — Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance , Part III.

    Kant’s  “category theory” —

    “In the Transcendental Analytic, Kant deduces the table of twelve categories, or pure concepts of the understanding….

    The categories must be ‘schematized’ because their non-empirical origin in pure understanding prevents their having the sort of sensible content that would connect them immediately to the objects of experience; transcendental schemata are mediating representations that are meant to establish the connection between pure concepts and appearances in a rule-governed way. Mathematical concepts are discussed in this context since they are unique in being pure but also sensible concepts: they are pure because they are strictly a priori  in origin, and yet they are sensible since they are constructed in concreto . ”

    — Shabel, Lisa, “Kant’s Philosophy of Mathematics”, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy  (Spring 2016 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2016/entries/kant-mathematics/>.

    See also The Diamond Theorem and Octad.us.

    Wednesday, May 6, 2020

    The Ship of Theseus”…

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:17 PM

    is a philosophical conundrum  discussed this morning  in the weblog of
    David Justice.

    A related statement of this “problem of identity,” from posts
    in this  weblog tagged “For Banff 2009” yesterday afternoon

    Remarks related to the ship of Theseus

    Tuesday, May 5, 2020

    In Memoriam: Jan Saxl, Mathematician

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:03 PM

    For the conference, see
    https://www.birs.ca/events/2009/5-day-workshops/09w5030 .

    For the Church of Synchronology:
    Time for you to see the field.” (Posts now tagged “For Banff 2009”)

    Notes for a Wake

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:52 AM

    If Not Sublime

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:24 AM

    This is perhaps the same Robert Mezey, poet at Pomona College,
    who reportedly died on April 25.

    See a Pomona link, the Fano Hallows, from this journal on that date.

    Monday, May 4, 2020

    Raiders of the Lost Sublime

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:30 PM

    The Man Behind the Counter

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:06 PM

    The title is a phrase from the Suzanne Vega song in the previous post.

    Always busy counting . . . .” — Tagline at Peter J. Cameron’s weblog.

    “This morning brought the news that Jan Saxl died on Saturday.”

    Peter J. Cameron today

    A search for Saxl in this  weblog yields a post related to a topic in
    Wolfram Neutsch’s book Coordinates.  See Saturday’s post
    Turyn’s Octad Theorem: The Next Level.”

    Related narrative from the Saturday post —

    Related narrative from Sunday’s Westworld finale —

    The Thing and I …

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:00 PM

    Continues.

    Update at 4 PM —

    “It is always
    Nice to see you”
    Says the man
    Behind the counter

    — Suzanne Vega. “Tom’s Diner”

    Tom Stall’s diner in  “A History of  Violence” (30 September 2005).

    This  journal on 30 September 2005 —

    “This place ain’t doing me any good.
    I’m in the wrong town,
    I should be in Hollywood.”

    — Dylan, “Things Have Changed

    Sunday, May 3, 2020

    Crichton Time

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:37 PM


    Into the Westworld

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:03 PM

    He beomes aware of something else… some other presence.
    “Anybody here?” he says.
    I am here.
    He almost jumps, it is so loud. Or it seems loud. Then he wonders if
    he has heard anything at all.
    “Did you speak?”
    No.
    How are we communicating? he wonders.
    The way everything communicates with everything else.
    Which way is that?
    Why do you ask if you already know the answer?

    — Sphere   by Michael Crichton, Harvard ’64

    Saturday, May 2, 2020

    Beat the Clock

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:27 PM

    Turyn’s Octad Theorem: The Next Level*

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:24 AM

    From  the obituary of a game inventor  who reportedly died
    on Monday, February 25, 2013 —

    ” ‘He was hired because of the game,’ Richard Turyn,
    a mathematician who worked at Sylvania, told
    the Washington Post in a 2004 feature on Diplomacy.”

    * For the theorem, see Wolfram Neutsch,  Coordinates .
    (Published by de Gruyter, 1996. See pp. 761-766.)

    Having defined (pp. 751-752) the Miracle Octad Generator (MOG)
    as a 4×6 array to be used with Conway’s “hexacode,” Neutsch says . . .

    “Apart from the three constructions of the Golay codes
    discussed at length in this book (lexicographic and via
    the MOG or the projective line), there are literally
    dozens of alternatives. For lack of space, we have to
    restrict our attention to a single example. It has been
    discovered by Turyn and can be connected in a very
    beautiful way with the Miracle Octad Generator….

    To this end, we consider the natural splitting of the MOG into
    three disjoint octads L, M, R (‘left’, ‘middle’, and ‘right’ octad)….”

    — From page 761

    The theorem of Turyn”  is on page 764

    Friday, May 1, 2020

    The H-State

    Filed under: General — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 9:27 PM

    Related pure mathematics

    The Escape from Plato’s Cave to . . .

    See also Numberland and Walpurgisnacht Geometry.

    Bullshit Studies

    Filed under: General — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 2:55 PM

    The following passage is from Amanda Gefter’s  Trespassing
    on Einstein’s Lawn  (Bantam Books, 2014).

    “You know the story of Plato’s cave?” my father asked. “All the prisoners are chained up in the cave and they can’t see the real world outside, only the shadows on the wall? That’s supposed to be a negative thing, like they’ll never know reality. But the truth is, you have to be stuck inside a limited reference frame for there to be any reality at all! If you weren’t chained to your light cone, you’d see nothing. The H-state.”

    I nodded. “You’d have no information. You need the broken symmetry, the shadow, to have information and information gives rise to the world. It from bit.”

    I couldn’t help but grin with excitement. The message was clear: having a finite frame of reference creates the illusion of a world, but even the reference frame itself is an illusion. Observers create reality, but observers aren’t real. There is nothing ontologically distinct about an observer, because you can always find a frame in which that observer disappears: the frame of the frame itself, the boundary of the boundary.

    “If physicists discover an invariant someday, the game will be up,” my father mused. “That would rule out the hypothesis that the universe is really nothing.”

    That was true. But so far, at least, every last invariant had gone the way of space and time, rendered relative and observer-dependent. Spacetime, gravity, electromagnetism, the nuclear forces, mass, energy, momentum, angular momentum, charge, dimensions, particles, fields, the vacuum, strings, the universe, the multiverse, the speed of light— one by one they had been downgraded to illusion. As the surface appearance of reality fell away, only one thing remained. Nothing.

    My path to Gefter’s father’s musing led from a quotation attributed,
    probably falsely, to John Archibald Wheeler on page 52 of Octavio
    Paz’s  Claude Lévi-Strauss: An Introduction  (Cornell, 1970)

    There is a point at which

    ‘something is nothing and nothing is something.’

    The quote may actually be by AP writer John Barbour reporting
    on a 1967 American Physical Society talk by Wheeler, “The End
    of Time.”

    Gefter mentions Wheeler 369 times:

    See as well Introduction to Quantum Woo.

    Sunday, April 26, 2020

    The Triangle of Art

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

    This post was suggested by yesterday morning’s link to  The Fano Hallows.

    Mathematics may be art, but to the general public it is
    a black art, more akin to magic and mystery. This presents
    a constant challenge to the mathematical community: to explain
    how art fits into our subject and what we mean by beauty.”

    — Sir Michael Atiyah, quoted here on April 4, 2016

    A symbol related to  The Fano Hallows

    Saturday, April 25, 2020

    Form and Order

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:48 AM

    “Brahms maintained a classical sense of
    form and order in his works….” — Wikipedia

    For example —

    The above Cologne sextet upload date suggests a review.
    See posts now tagged The Fano Hallows.

    Friday, April 24, 2020

    Art at Cologne

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:53 PM

    This post was suggested by a New York Review of Books  article
    on Cologne artist Gerhard Richter in the May 14, 2020, issue —

    The Master of Unknowing,” by Susan Tallman.

    Some less random art —

    Sunday, April 19, 2020

    Easter Egg for Wittgenstein

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:24 PM

    A language game on Orthodox Easter —

    See also Geometric Theology and Trinity Staircase.

    Friday, April 17, 2020

    Under the April Snow…

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:26 PM

    Nonsense for Streisand:

    Thursday, April 16, 2020

    Snow White’s Time in Space

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:32 PM

    Kristen Stewart — 'Freezin' my ass off'

    See as well Pi Day 2020.

    Sunday, April 5, 2020

    Plan 9 from The New York Times

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:02 PM

    Click the image above for a tweet on the advertised IQ test.

    Click the image below for the tweet’s details of the IQ test’s billing plan.

    The Ghost in the Shell

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:57 AM

    Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    Geometric Theology

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

    “Before time began” — Optimus Prime

    IMAGE- The Trinity of Max Black (a 3-set, with its eight subsets arranged in a Hasse diagram that is also a cube)

    See also posts tagged Aitchison.

     

    Thursday, March 12, 2020

    Letter to the World

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:00 PM

    Pace  Emily Dickinson.

    Play Date

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 7:15 PM

    Today's 4:02 AM ET post, "Steinfeld as Rose the Hat,"
    suggests a review —

    A more impressive woman in white

    Update of 8 PM ET —

    Beckinsale gives Oct. 5, 2001, as the date of the New York
    premiere of the film "Serendipity."  Synchronology check:

    Beckinsale's premiere date — Oct. 5, 2001 — is incorrect.
    The film was released  on that date, but its New York premiere
    was actually on Oct. 3, 2001. See Getty Images.

    Sunday, March 8, 2020

    A Tool

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:23 PM

    Detail: 

    Click on the above date for further details.

    Sunday, March 1, 2020

    Same Staircase, Different Day

    Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 2:18 PM

    Freeman Dyson on his staircase at Trinity College
    (University of Cambridge) and on Ludwig Wittgenstein:

    “I held him in the highest respect and was delighted
    to find him living in a room above mine on the same
    staircase. I frequently met him walking up or down
    the stairs, but I was too shy to start a conversation.”

    Frank Close on Ron Shaw:

    “Shaw arrived there in 1949 and moved into room K9,
    overlooking Jesus Lane. There is nothing particularly
    special about this room other than the coincidence that
    its previous occupant was Freeman Dyson.”

    — Close, Frank. The Infinity Puzzle  (p. 78).
    Basic Books. Kindle Edition.

    See also other posts now tagged Trinity Staircase.

    Illuminati enthusiasts  may enjoy the following image:

    'Ex Fano Apollinis'- Fano plane, eightfold cube, and the two combined.

    Sunday, February 23, 2020

    The Representation of Reality

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:36 PM

    "Although art is fundamentally everywhere and always the same,
    nevertheless two main human inclinations, diametrically opposed
    to each other, appear in its many and varied expressions. ….
    The first aims at representing reality objectively, the second subjectively." 

    Mondrian, 1936  [Links added.]

    An image search today (click to enlarge) —

    Image search for 'Eightfold Cube'

    Friday, February 14, 2020

    Math Woo

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:45 PM

    “Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.
    One seeks the most general ideas of operation which will
    bring together in simple, logical and unified form the largest
    possible circle of formal relationships. In this effort toward
    logical beauty spiritual formulas are discovered necessary
    for the deeper penetration into the laws of nature.”

    — Albert Einstein, May 1, 1935, obituary for Emmy Noether
    (Quoted in part, without source, in Quanta Magazine  yesterday.)

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