Log24

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.

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.

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

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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
    .

  • Monday, August 12, 2019

    Never-Ending Toy Story

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:40 PM

    " … this beautiful love story . . . ."

    An image from the previous post:

    The above line "From the producer of Transformers " suggests
    a story from March 18, 2019 . . .

          Misreading the words of di Bonaventura
    yields a phrase that might be applied to 
    the Church of Rome . . .
         "A franchise based on release dates." 
    See dies natalis  in this journal.

         For the Church of Synchronology, see
    the above di Bonaventura date, March 18.

         Then there is the Church of Cubism . . .

         "Before time began, there was the Cube."
         — Optimus Prime, Transformers , 2007

    Oslo Variations

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:21 AM

    An illustration (slightly revised) from All Souls' Day 2010

    Click to enlarge.

    An illustration from a post of January 11, 2019 —

    Advertisement for another January 11, 2019, event —

    For related cinematic remarks, see Dabbling in this journal.

    Saturday, August 10, 2019

    Frases de Cómic

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:03 PM

    Thursday, August 8, 2019

    Release Date

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:17 AM

    From this  journal on that date

    Piano roll for "I am sixteen going on seventeen" —

    Saturday, July 27, 2019

    Make America Strange Again

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:59 PM

    Suggested by the previous post, "The Swarm" —

    “‘Oracle, why did you write
    The Grasshopper Lies Heavy?
    What are we supposed to learn?'”

    — Philip K. Dick

    “She began throwing the coins.“

    I Ching Hexagram 61: Inner Truth

    The Swarm

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

    “Design Is How It Works.” — Steve Jobs

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:59 PM

    The Stephen King Intelligence Test

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:41 PM


    Related images —

    See also other posts tagged Arti Facts.

    This  post was suggested by those posts and by the following
    attempt at humor —

    Tonality

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:19 PM
     

    https://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=22045

    . . . the ancient Chinese made music the pinnacle of wisdom.

    There was a Classic of Music (Yuè jīng 樂經), but it was lost already by the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD).  Yet we know the esteem in which music was held by the ancient Chinese from passages in the classics like the following:

    The Master heard the Shao in Qi and for three months did not notice the taste of the meat he ate. He said, 'I never dreamt the joys of music could reach such heights.'(D.C. Lau)

    Analects  7.14

    Shao is the music of the mythical emperor, Shun 舜.

    Qi one of the Warring States.

    Extensive commentary here.

    Another instance of the sublimity of music in ancient China is the description of the performance of the Yellow Emperor's "The Pond of Totality" in chapter 14 of the Zhuang Zi  (see Victor H. Mair, tr., Wandering on the Way  [Bantam, 1994; University of Hawaii Press, 1998], pp. 132-136, available here).

    Conversely, language studies in traditional China were referred to as "minor learning" (xiǎoxué 小學).

    November 5, 2015 @ 4:05 pm · Filed by Victor Mair under Language and musicLanguage and philosophy

    See also Ervin Wilson in Wikipedia, and a Log24 post from
    the date of his death — December 8, 2016.

    Monday, July 22, 2019

    The Four Diamonds Meet the Five Red Herrings

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

    Lord Peter Wimsey (Balliol 1912) on the Balliol-Trinity rivalry at Oxford:

    See also Balliol College in the post subtitled Spidey Goes to Church.

    Signed, Sealed, Delivered

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:58 AM

    Visual Languages

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:48 AM

    Good question. See also this  journal on the above date —

    September 15, 2018.

    Space, Time, Form

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:33 AM

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

    Click the image for some remarks on a related novel.

    Saturday, July 20, 2019

    Humor for Professor X

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

    Friday, July 19, 2019

    Kyoto Story

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:48 PM

    Thursday, July 18, 2019

    Split

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:55 PM

    "My words say split, but my words they lie" — Bruce Springsteen

    See a search for "Split" in this journal.

    Enveloping-Algebra Note, 1983

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:35 PM

    Click for the pages below at Internet Archive.

    Enveloping algebras also appeared later in the work on "crystal bases
    of Masaki Kashiwara.  It seems highly unlikely that his  work on enveloping
    algebras, or indeed any part of his work on crystal bases, has any relation 
    to my own earlier notes.

    A 1995 page by Kashiwara —

    Kashiwara was honored with a Kyoto prize in 2018:

    Kashiwara's 2018 Kyoto Prize diploma —

    Saturday, July 13, 2019

    Which Roof?

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:15 AM

    Related material — Tetrahedron vs. Square and Cézanne's Greetings

    Compare and contrast:

    A figure from St. Patrick's Day 2004 that might represent a domed  roof

    Inscribed Carpenter's Square:

    In Latin, NORMA

    and a cinematic "Fire Temple" from 2019

    Friday, July 12, 2019

    “Hello, old friend.” — Anthony Hopkins, Westworld S2 E6

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:11 PM

    See as well the previous post.

    Ex Fano* Continues.

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 7:00 PM

    Professor Corbató reportedly died today.

    * See Ex Fano  in this journal.

    Instrumental

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:00 AM

    The title is from a New York Times  correction in the previous post.

    Introduction

    'The Eddington Song'

    Main Body

    Piano roll for "I am sixteen going on seventeen" —

    Medal of 9/15/06

    Backstory:  Posts tagged Root Circle.

    Thursday, July 11, 2019

    Small World Continues.

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:08 PM

    The book Ex-Prodigy  quoted above is by Norbert Wiener.

    The Fano Correction

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    Diagram

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:36 AM

    This post was suggested by the July 2006 posts now tagged Crazy Diamond.

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    The 7/11 Manifesto

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:07 PM

    See 7/11, 2006.

    Related material — Dabblers in the Collective Unconscious.

    The Crooning

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

    For fans of the story theory of truth  

     A "tale as old as time . . ."
     — Song lyric,  Beauty and the Beast

    Nicholas Hoult as X-Men "Beast" Hank McCoy

    See also the previous post, "Equals Tolkien?"

    Related material The real  McCoy

    Equals Tolkien?

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:34 PM

    Paris Review

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:33 AM

    "The loveliness of Paris seems somehow sadly gay." — Song lyric

    Stewart also starred in "Equals" (2016). From a synopsis —

    "Stewart plays Nia, a writer who works at a company that extols
    the virtues of space exploration in a post-apocalyptic society.
    She falls in love with the film's main character, Silas (Nicholas Hoult),
    an illustrator . . . ."

    Space art in The Paris Review

    For a different sort of space exploration, see Eightfold 1984.

    June Moon Croon

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

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    The Callahan Turtle

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:54 PM

    By Stephen King

    IMAGE- Herbert John Ryser, 'Combinatorial Mathematics' (1963), page 1

    Salvation by Grace

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:18 PM

    High Society

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:16 PM

    From the date in the above Google search result —

     See as well Jeremy Gray in this  journal.

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    Relish

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:46 AM

    "Center loosens, forms again elsewhere." — Roger Zelazny

    See also an image in memory of the Coppertone artist
    from a post of May 18, 2006

    The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix06A/060517-StarAndDiamond.bmp” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

    “My God, it’s
    full of stars!”

    Monday, June 10, 2019

    Revelations of a Transcendental Subject

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:45 PM

    (Namely, Plato's ghost)

    Background: "Transcendental subject" is Kant's term for, more or less, the self.

    Rosalind Krauss in 1978 —

    "To get inside the systems of this work,
    whether LeWitt's or Judd's or Morris's,
    is precisely to enter
    a world without a center,
    a world of substitutions and transpositions 
    nowhere legitimated by the revelations
    of a transcendental subject. This is the strength
    of this work, its seriousness, and its claim to modernity." 

    More from Krauss —

    A book by an author with somewhat wider "cultural experience" —

    See also "Plato's Diamond" in this journal.

    Saturday, June 8, 2019

    Nowhere Legitimated

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:28 PM

    Art Object, continued and continued

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:21 PM

    Notes on a remark by Chuanming Zong

    See as well posts mentioning "An Object of Beauty."

    Update of 12 AM June 11 — A screenshot of this post 
    is now available at  http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/hqk7-nx97 .

    Monday, June 3, 2019

    Jar Story

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:41 PM

    (Continued)

      ". . . Only by the form, the pattern,
    Can words or music reach
    The stillness, as a Chinese jar still
    Moves perpetually in its stillness.”

    — T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets

    From Writing Chinese Characters:

    “It is practical to think of a character centered
    within an imaginary square grid . . . .
    The grid can be subdivided, usually to
    9 or 16 squares. . . ."

    The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix04B/041119-ZhongGuo.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

    These “Chinese jars” (as opposed to their contents)
    are as follows:    

    Grids, 3x3 and 4x4 .

    See as well Eliot's 1922 remarks on "extinction of personality"
    and the phrase "ego-extinction" in Weyl's Philosophy of Mathematics

    Friday, May 31, 2019

    De Niro’s Gallerist

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:16 PM

    A phrase from Wikipedia

    "De Niro's gallerist, Virginia Zabriskie."

    Zabriskie reportedly died on May 7.

    In memoriam — Jar Story.

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    Hogwash for Brattlefilm

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:54 PM

    Related material — Khurana in this journal and
    in The Harvard Crimson .

    “Simplification in Its Purest Form”

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:08 PM

    For students of the Hogwash School of Witchcraft and Wizardry —

    "Elementary particles are the most fundamental
    building blocks of nature, and their study
    would seem to be an expression of simplification
    in its purest form." 

    — Sean Carroll in The New York Times  today 
    in an opinion piece titled "The Physicist Who
    Made Sense of the Universe"

    Related remarks:  See a Log24 search for "Simpli".

    The Khurana Embarrassment

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:36 PM

    (A title for Harlan Kane)

    Friday, May 24, 2019

    Stevens and the Hoary Sages

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:05 AM

    See also other posts now tagged The Reality Blocks.

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    Inside the White Cube

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

    (Continued)

    Monday, May 20, 2019

    The Bond with Reality

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


    "The bond with reality is cut."

    — Hans Freudenthal, 1962

    Indeed it is.

    Sunday, May 19, 2019

    The Building Blocks of Geometry

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:21 PM

    From "On the life and scientific work of Gino Fano
    by Alberto Collino, Alberto Conte, and Alessandro Verra,
    ICCM Notices , July 2014, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 43-57 —

    " Indeed, about the Italian debate on foundations of Geometry, it is not rare to read comments in the same spirit of the following one, due to Jeremy Gray13. He is essentially reporting Hans Freudenthal’s point of view:

    ' When the distinguished mathematician and historian of mathematics Hans Freudenthal analysed Hilbert’s  Grundlagen he argued that the link between reality and geometry appears to be severed for the first time in Hilbert’s work. However, he discovered that Hilbert had been preceded by the Italian mathematician Gino Fano in 1892. . . .' "

    13 J. Gray, "The Foundations of Projective Geometry in Italy," Chapter 24 (pp. 269–279) in his book Worlds Out of Nothing , Springer (2010).


    Restoring the severed link —

    Structure of the eightfold cube

    See also Espacement  and The Thing and I.
     

    Related material —

     
     

    Friday, May 10, 2019

    I Ching g6

    Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 12:25 PM

    For fans of Resonance Science

    "When the men on the chessboard
    get up and tell you where to go …."

    Thursday, May 9, 2019

    Defense Against the Dark Arts

    Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 7:00 PM

    F. Lanier Graham chess set (king-queen arrangement by the Wachowskis)

    Wednesday, May 8, 2019

    Shadows: Endgame

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:14 AM

    IMAGE- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    'You know my methods' image

    Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    Symbols and Mysteries

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:21 AM

    IMAGE- Like motions of a pattern's parts can induce motions of the whole. Escher-'Fishes and Scales,' Cullinane-'Invariance'

    Monday, May 6, 2019

    In Memoriam Goro Shimura (d. May 3, 2019)

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:33 PM

    From Richard Taylor, "Modular arithmetic:  driven by inherent beauty
    and human curiosity
    ," The Letter of the Institute for Advanced Study  [IAS],
    Summer 2012, pp. 6– 8 (links added) :

    "Stunningly, in 1954, Martin Eichler (former IAS Member)
    found a totally new reciprocity law . . . .

    Within less than three years, Yutaka Taniyama and Goro Shimura
    (former IAS Member) proposed a daring generalization of Eichler’s
    reciprocity law to all cubic equations in two variables. A decade later,
    André Weil (former IAS Professor) added precision to this conjecture,
    and found strong heuristic evidence supporting the Shimura-Taniyama
    reciprocity law. This conjecture completely changed the development of
    number theory."

    Possibilities

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:25 PM

    Related materialThe last three posts —

    The Crimson Abyss,
    Transgressive Politics at Harvard, and
    "Thousand" Rhetoric

    — as well as Saturday's The Chinese Jars of Shing-Tung Yau.

    Sunday, May 5, 2019

    “Thousand” Rhetoric

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:28 PM

    Compare and contrast —

    "A Thousand Possibilities"
    — Title of a Harvard Crimson  May 3 column

    See also The Thousand  in this  journal.

    Transgressive Politics at Harvard

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:02 PM

    Related material —

    See also the previous post.

    The Crimson Abyss

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:20 PM

    Continues.

    The following conference has just ended.

    Yau's actual 70th birthday was April 4.

    Saturday, May 4, 2019

    The Long Strange Trip of Abstract Art

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:23 PM

    In memory of an art collector's April 24 death —

    See also Log24 on April 24

    Inside the White Cube

    Filed under: General — Tags: , , , , — m759 @ 8:48 PM

    Structure of the eightfold cube

    See also Espacement  and The Thing and I.

    The Chinese Jars of Shing-Tung Yau

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

    The title refers to Calabi-Yau spaces.

    T. S. Eliot —

    Four Quartets

    . . . Only by the form, the pattern,
    Can words or music reach
    The stillness, as a Chinese jar still
    Moves perpetually in its stillness.

    A less "cosmic" but still noteworthy code — The Golay code.

    This resides in a 12-dimensional space over GF(2).

    Related material from Plato and R. T. Curtis

    Counting symmetries with the orbit-stabilizer theorem

    A related Calabi-Yau "Chinese jar" first described in detail in 1905

    Illustration of K3 surface related to Mathieu moonshine

    A figure that may or may not be related to the 4x4x4 cube that
    holds the classical  Chinese "cosmic code" — the I Ching

    ftp://ftp.cs.indiana.edu/pub/hanson/forSha/AK3/old/K3-pix.pdf

    Friday, May 3, 2019

    “As a Chinese jar” — T. S. Eliot

    Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 1:06 PM

     

    The Structure of Story Space

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

    T. S. Eliot

    Four Quartets

    . . . Only by the form, the pattern,
    Can words or music reach
    The stillness, as a Chinese jar still
    Moves perpetually in its stillness.

    Lévi-Strauss

    A Permanent Order of Wondertale Elements

    In Vol. I of Structural Anthropology , p. 209, I have shown that this analysis alone can account for the double aspect of time representation in all mythical systems: the narrative is both "in time" (it consists of a succession of events) and "beyond" (its value is permanent). With regard to Propp's theories my analysis offers another advantage: I can reconcile much better than Propp himself  his principle of a permanent order of wondertale elements with the fact that certain functions or groups of functions are shifted from one tale to the next (pp. 97-98. p. 108). If my view is accepted, the chronological succession will come to be absorbed into an atemporal matrix structure whose form is indeed constant. The shifting of functions is then no more than a mode of permutation (by vertical columns or fractions of columns).

    Or by congruent quarter-sections.

    Thursday, May 2, 2019

    Story Space

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

    "Let the Wookiee win." — C-3PO

    See as well the April 8, 2019, post

    Misère Play.

    Wednesday, May 1, 2019

    The Medium and the Message

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

    In memory of Quentin Fiore — from a Log24 search for McLuhan,
    an item related to today's previous post . . .

    Related material from Log24 on the above-reported date of death —

    See also, from a search for Analogy in this journal . . .

     .

    Friday, April 19, 2019

    Math Death

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:27 AM

    Berlekamp reportedly died on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

    See as well this  journal on that date, in posts now tagged
    Berlekamp's Game.

    Monday, April 8, 2019

    Misère Play

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:21 PM

    Facebook on Bloomsday 2017 —

    Also on that Bloomsday —

    Chalkroom Jungle Revisited —

    Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    The Malkovich Pictures

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:27 PM

    ". . . humanity battling an unseen force . . . ." —

    Quantum Space Elements?

    Nocturnal Object of Beauty

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:41 AM

    http://www.log24.com/log/pix11B/110712-ObjectOfBeauty.jpg
     

     

    What is going on in this picture?
     

    Monday, February 25, 2019

    The Deep Six

    Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , , , — m759 @ 11:00 AM

    ". . . this notion of ‘depth’ is an elusive one
    even for a mathematician who can recognize it. . . ."

    — G. H. Hardy, A Mathematician's Apology

    See Six-Set in this journal.

    “Far from the shallow now”

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

    See posts tagged depth.

    See as well Eddington Song and the previous post.

    Sunday, February 24, 2019

    Exceeding His Grasp

    Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 4:09 PM

    See also Hudson Hawk in this  journal.

    Saturday, February 23, 2019

    Code Rain

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

    See 031105-code in this journal, the Wachowskis
    at Wikipedia, and The Omega Matrix in this journal.

    Austrian Wins Kyoto Prize (Revisited)

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:29 PM

    For the title, see Schwarzenegger and "Clockwork Orange"
    in the June 2005 post "All in the Timing."

    Related music — Taps for Donen

    Donen reportedly died on Thursday.
    See this journal on that day for a related
    New York Times  meditation.

    Thursday, February 21, 2019

    Frenkel on “the Rashomon Effect”

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

    Earlier in Frenkel's above opinion piece —

    "What this research implies is that we are not just hearing
    different 'stories' about the electron, one of which may be
    true. Rather, there is one true story, but it has many facets,
    seemingly in contradiction, just like in 'Rashomon.' 
    There is really no escape from the mysterious — some
    might say, mystical — nature of the quantum world."

    See also a recent New Yorker  version of the fashionable cocktail-party
    phrase "the Rashomon effect."

    For a different approach to the dictum "there is one true story, but
    it has many facets," see . . .

    "Read something that means something."
    New Yorker  motto

    Monday, February 18, 2019

    The Joy of Six

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


    __________________________________________________________________________

    See also the previous post.

    I prefer the work of Josefine Lyche on the smallest perfect number/universe.

    Context —

    Lyche's Lynx760 installations and Vigeland's nearby Norwegian  clusterfuck.

    Quantum Choreography

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:06 PM

    In the beginning of the 1954 film "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,"
    Adam, oldest of the brothers, is paired with Milly. The problem then is
    to find brides for Adam's six brothers.

    Above is a video illustration, published on Aug. 12, 2016, of the six couples. 
    Matching them involves some choreography.

    See also this  journal on Aug. 12, 2016 — "Dustbucket Physics" —

    " through the proposition machine of quantum mechanics
    comes pregeometry; pregeometry makes geometry;
    geometry gives rise to matter and the physical laws
    and constants of the universe." 

    — Harvard professor Peter Galison, 
         defender of the faith of Scientism

    For a different sort of quantum "proposition machine," see posts tagged
    Dirac and Geometry.

    Thursday, February 7, 2019

    Geometry of the 4×4 Square: The Kummer Configuration

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

    From the series of posts tagged Kummerhenge

    A Wikipedia article relating the above 4×4 square to the work of Kummer —

    A somewhat more interesting aspect of the geometry of the 4×4 square
    is its relationship to the 4×6 grid underlying the Miracle Octad Generator
    (MOG) of R. T. Curtis.  Hudson's 1905 classic Kummer's Quartic Surface
    deals with the Kummer properties above and also foreshadows, without
    explicitly describing, the finite-geometry properties of the 4×4 square as
    a finite affine 4-space — properties that are of use in studying the Mathieu
    group M24  with the aid of the MOG.

    Saturday, January 26, 2019

    In Memory of a Composer

    Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 11:00 AM

    who reportedly died early today in Paris, a tribute from
    those who wrote the English lyrics for "Windmills of Your Mind" —

    Legrand tribute related to 'Eddington Song'

    Installasjon

    Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , — m759 @ 5:13 AM

    'Josefine Lyche,' 'Interlock, Interlac, Interweave'

    The above cryptic search result indicates that there may
    soon be a new Norwegian art installation based on this page
    of Eddington (via Log24) —

    See also other posts tagged Kummerhenge.

    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, January 18, 2019

    The Woke Grids …

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:45 AM

    … as opposed to The Dreaming Jewels .

    A July 2014 Amsterdam master's thesis on the Golay code
    and Mathieu group —

    "The properties of G24 and M24 are visualized by
    four geometric objects:  the icosahedron, dodecahedron,
    dodecadodecahedron, and the cubicuboctahedron."

    Some "geometric objects"  — rectangular, square, and cubic arrays —
    are even more fundamental than the above polyhedra.

    A related image from a post of Dec. 1, 2018

    Sunday, January 13, 2019

    The Clifford Narrative

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:17 AM

    See also Clifford in this  journal, in particular 
    The Matrix for Quantum Mystics 
    (Log24, St. Andrew's Day, 2017).

    Saturday, January 12, 2019

    The Spinning

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:17 AM

     

    See also Atiyah and Shaw.

     
     

    Friday, January 11, 2019

    Permutations at Oslo

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 8:45 PM

    Webpage at Oslo of Josefine Lyche, 'Plato's Diamond'

    See also yesterday's  Archimedes at Hiroshima  and the
    above 24 graphic permutations on  All Souls' Day 2010.

    For some backstory, see Narrative Line (November 10, 2014).

     
     

    Thursday, January 10, 2019

    Archimedes at Hiroshima

    Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 7:35 PM

    Two examples from the Wikipedia article  "Archimedean solid" —

    Iain Aitchison said in a talk last year at Hiroshima that
    the Mathieu group M24  can be represented as permuting
    naturally the 24 edges  of the cuboctahedron.

    The 24 vertices  of the truncated  octahedron are labeled 
    naturally by the 24 elements of S4  in a permutahedron

    Can M24  be represented as permuting naturally
    the 24 vertices  of the truncated octahedron?

     
     

    Reality at Virginia Tech:

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:40 PM

    The Takeuchi Question —

    From remarks at Miami last December:

    A similiar question about the Fano plane —

    Can we make the model more "real"?

    From remarks here last November:

    Toy Story Continues.

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:13 AM

    Takeuchi, Miami 2018- Spekkens's Toy Model and Vector Spaces over Galois Fields

    See also Spekkens in this  journal.

    Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Valid States of Maximal Knowledge

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

    "Few scripts would have the audacity
    to have the deus ex machina be
    Captain Midnight  decoder ring."

    Review of "The House with
    a Clock in Its Walls" (2018 film) 

    Related mathematics (click to enlarge) . . .

    The "uwa.edu.au" above is for the University of Western Australia.
    See the black swan in its coat of arms (and in the above film).

    Saturday, December 22, 2018

    The Hat Tip

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:59 PM

    "Form the turtle!"
    — Rex Harrison, quoted here
    on March 12, 2005.

    Thursday, December 20, 2018

    Slow

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 8:12 PM

    Some images suggested by the previous post and by the date
    of the documentary below — March 12, 2005 —

    See also Slow Art.

    Tuesday, December 18, 2018

    Shadowhunter Tales

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

    The recent post "Tales from Story Space," about the 18th birthday
    of the protagonist in the TV series "Shadowhunters" (2016-),
    suggests a review of the actual  18th birthday of actress Lily Collins.

    Collins is shown below warding off evil with a magical rune as
    a shadowhunter in the 2013 film "City of Bones" —

    She turned 18 on March 18, 2007.  A paper on symmetry and logic
    referenced here on that date displays the following "runes" of 
    philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce

    See also Adamantine Meditation  (Log24, Oct. 3, 2018)
    and the webpage Geometry of the I Ching.

    Monday, December 17, 2018

    Tales from Story Space

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:45 PM

    "Kiernan Brennan Shipka  (born November 10, 1999)
    is an American actress. She is best known for starring as 
    Sabrina Spellman on the Netflix supernatural horror series 
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina  (2018–present)." — Wikipedia

    As noted here earlier, Shipka turned 18 on Nov. 10 last year.

    From Log24 on that date

    Another 18th birthday in Story Space

    Sunday, December 16, 2018

    Interlocking

    Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:30 PM

    http://m759.net/wordpress/?s=Eddington+Song

    'The Eddington Song'

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018

    Opening Credits

    Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 7:47 PM

    From Log24 on Friday, Nov. 16

    This evening's New York Times  on an opening-credits designer, 
    Pablo Ferro, who reportedly died at 83 on Friday, Nov. 16 —

    An example of Ferro's later work in film —

    Musical accompaniment from Sunday morning —

    'The Eddington Song'

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018

    Logos

    Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 12:21 PM

    (Continued)

    Musical accompaniment from Sunday morning

    'The Eddington Song'

    Update of Nov. 21 —

    The reader may contrast the above Squarespace.com logo
    (a rather serpentine version of the acronym SS) with a simpler logo
    for a square space (the Galois window ):

    Sunday, November 18, 2018

    Space Music

    Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , — m759 @ 9:27 AM

    'The Eddington Song,' based on 'The Philosophy of Physical Science,' p. 141 (1939)

    Update of Nov. 19 —

    "Design is how it works." — Steve Jobs

    See also www.cullinane.design.

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    Ojos

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

    From the Hulu series 'The Path,' the Eye logo

    A better term than "phase space" might be "story space."

    Story Structure, Story Space

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:00 PM

    Constance Grady at Vox  today on a new Netflix series —

    We don’t yet have a story structure that allows witches to be powerful for long stretches of time without men holding them back. And what makes the new Sabrina  so exciting is that it seems to be trying to build that story structure itself, in real time, to find a way to let Sabrina have her power and her freedom.

    It might fail. But if it does, it will be a glorious and worthwhile failure — the type that comes with trying to pioneer a new kind of story.

    See also Story Space  in this  journal.

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    Shadowlands

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:38 AM

    The previous post suggests a review.

    Following the above reference to March 30, 2016 —

    Following the above reference to Lovasz —

    The Path of Logic

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:05 AM

    Monday, October 22, 2018

    Story Space

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:48 PM

    A better term than "phase space" might be "story space."

    See as well Expanding the Spielraum.

    Thursday, September 20, 2018

    Clash of the Titans

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 6:18 PM

    Saturday, September 1, 2018

    Another 48 Hours

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:29 PM

    http://www.log24.com/log/pix18/180901-Elliott-Gould-in-Oceans-8.jpg

    Backstory:  See The Plaid Overnight Case in this journal.

    Investigators: First 48 Hours Most Critical
    In Locating Missing Children Who Entered
    Portal To Fantastical World

    See as well a post from 10:16 PM ET Thursday, August 30, 2018.

    Friday, August 31, 2018

    Perception of Number

    Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 8:31 PM

    Review of yesterday's post Perception of Space

    From Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone  (1997),
    republished as "… and the Sorcerer's Stone ," Kindle edition:

    http://www.log24.com/log/pix18/180830-Harry_Potter_Phil_Stone-wand-movements-quote.jpg

    In a print edition from Bloomsbury (2004), and perhaps in the
    earliest editions, the above word "movements" is the first word
    on page 168:

    http://www.log24.com/log/pix18/180830-Harry_Potter-Phil_Stone-Bloomsbury-2004-p168.jpg

    Click the above ellipse for some Log24 posts on the eightfold cube,
    the source of the 168 automorphisms ("movements") of the Fano plane.

    "Refined interpretation requires that you know that
    someone once said the offspring of reality and illusion
    is only a staggering confusion."

    — Poem, "The Game of Roles," by Mary Jo Bang

    Related material on reality and illusion
    an ad on the back cover of the current New Yorker

    http://www.log24.com/log/pix18/180831-NYer-back-cover-ad-Lifespan_of_a_Fact.jpg

    "Hey, the stars might lie, but the numbers never do." — Song lyric

    Thursday, August 30, 2018

    Twenty Years

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:16 PM

    This post was suggested by the final inside page, 23,
    of next Sunday's New York Times Book Review ,
    "Memorabilia/ Happy 20th Anniversary, Harry Potter."

    http://www.log24.com/log/pix18/180830-Harry_Potter-20th-NYT-500w.jpg

    From VOA Learning English, June 26, 2017

    J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Books
    Turn 20 Years Old

    . . . .

    " J.K. Rowling’s first book about Harry and his friends at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry was released on June 26, 1997.

    The publisher, Bloomsbury, only released 500 copies to stores in Britain and sent 500 to British libraries.

    Now, thanks to 450 million more copies of the first book and six others, Harry Potter and his friends are known around the world.

    Adults and children loved the books. But 12 publishers rejected the first one, known in many countries as 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.' "

    . . . .

    See as well this  journal on June 26, 2017 in
    posts now tagged Ron Shaw In Memoriam.

    Thursday, August 9, 2018

    Annals of Phenomenology

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:29 AM

    (Continued from yesterday)

    http://www.log24.com/log/pix18/180809-Anima_Mundi-Phane_Sense-post-111014.jpg

    Wednesday, August 8, 2018

    ART WARS: Poetry for Drama Queens

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:08 PM

    http://www.log24.com/log/pix18/180808-Cosima_drank_the_purple_kool-aid-500w.jpg

    Annals of Phenomenology

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:44 PM

    The Return of Purple Man
    Or:  This Just In

    Detail from a post of yesterday morning taken from
    the laptop of private investigator Jessica Jones —

    http://www.log24.com/log/pix18/180808-Jessica_Jones-laptop-detail-256w.jpg

    The above image, together with yesterday's date, suggested, rather
    fancifully, yesterday morning's later post on just intonation, "Seventh."

    The nemesis of Jessica Jones, the Purple Man

    http://www.log24.com/log/pix18/180808-comicbook.com-purplemandavidtennant-127648-500w.jpg

    A New York Times  piece today* is related to both just intonation and
    the color purple —

    http://www.log24.com/log/pix18/180808-Purple_Piano_Tuning-NYT.jpg

    * Published at 1:50 PM ET —
    itemprop="datePublished" content="2018-08-08T17:50:30.000Z"

    Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    Seventh

    Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:00 AM

     A Requiem Chord

    Tom StoppardJumpers —

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

    “Just a lying rhyme for seven!”

    Perhaps.

    http://www.log24.com/log/pix18/180807-Gage_Averill-Four_Parts-p-164.gif

    Annals of E-Romance:

    Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:22 AM

    Smartphone Meets Laptop

    http://www.log24.com/log/pix18/180807-Jessica_Jones-S1-E13-AKA-Smile-smartphone-meets-laptop.jpg

    Some related narrative from the previous post

    “All right, Jessshica. It’s time to open the boxsssschhh.”

    Monday, August 6, 2018

    The Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes

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

    http://www.log24.com/log/pix18/180806-Lexicon-image-search.jpg

    “All right, Jessshica. It’s time to open the boxsssschhh.”

    “Gahh,” she said. She began to walk toward the box, but her heart failed her and she retreated back to the chair. “Fuck. Fuck.” Something mechanical purred. The seam she had found cracked open and the top of the box began to rise. She squeezed shut her eyes and groped her way into a corner, curling up against the concrete and plugging her ears with her fingers. That song she’d heard the busker playing on the train platform with Eliot, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”; she used to sing that. Back in San Francisco, before she learned card tricks. It was how she’d met Benny: He played guitar. Lucy was the best earner, Benny said, so that was mainly what she sang. She must have sung it five times an hour, day after day. At first she liked it but then it was like an infection, and there was nothing she could do and nowhere she could go without it running across her brain or humming on her lips, and God knew she tried; she was smashing herself with sex and drugs but the song began to find its way even there. One day, Benny played the opening chord and she just couldn’t do it. She could not sing that fucking song. Not again. She broke down, because she was only fifteen, and Benny took her behind the mall and told her it would be okay. But she had to sing. It was the biggest earner. She kind of lost it and then so did Benny and that was the first time he hit her. She ran away for a while. But she came back to him, because she had nothing else, and it seemed okay. It seemed like they had a truce: She would not complain about her bruised face and he would not ask her to sing “Lucy.” She had been all right with this. She had thought that was a pretty good deal.

    Now there was something coming out of a box, and she reached for the most virulent meme she knew. “Lucy in the sky!” she sang. “With diamonds!”

    •   •   •

    Barry, Max. Lexicon: A Novel  (pp. 247-248).
    Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

    Related material from Log24 on All Hallows' Eve 2013

    "Just another shake of the kaleidoscope" —

    Related material:

    Kaleidoscope Puzzle,  
    Design Cube 2x2x2, and 
    Through the Looking Glass: A Sort of Eternity.

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