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Friday, November 13, 2020

Deep State, Deep Mind, Deep Structure

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:08 PM

. . . .

In Weber’s hands, the professor and the politician
are not figures to be joined. Each remains a lonely hero
of heavy burden, sent to ride against his particular foe:
the overly structured institution of the modern mind,
the overly structured institution of the modern state.”

 

See also Chomsky in this  journal.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Hollywood Logic

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:19 PM

See as well a recent post in memory of “Chariots of Fire” actor Ben Cross.

From  a Chrome Browser announcement  today —

Compare and contrast  “The Ghost and the Darkness” (Constellation, 1996)
and the new film “Rogue” (Lionsgate, 2020).

“Elijah?… Elijah?!” — Megan Fox in “Rogue” (00:41:47)

Ars Gratia Artis — MGM.

How Deep the Darkness*

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:51 AM

http://www.log24.com/log/pix08/080413-Marabar.jpg

* See the title phrase in this journal.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Shadowlands

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

“What have they done to my song?”. . . C. S. Lewis might ask.

To Wakanda

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:30 AM

      Update of 5:01 PM ET the same day —

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Acid Snark

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:00 AM

Another historical quote: “Don’t take the Brown acid.”

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Gail Sheehy and the Source

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

Sheehy reportedly died on Monday, August 24, 2020.

YouTube has the Vermont speech:

From this  journal on that date

From 'The Politics of Experience,' by R.D. Laing

Summary:  “Turn on, tune in, drop dead.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Last of the God Professors

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

From some autobiographical remarks by Simon During,
who was featured in the previous post

For more on the phrase "god professor," see

"The Ownership of Knowledge in Higher Education
in Australia 1939-1996
," Hannah Forsyth, Ph.D. thesis,
University of Sydney, 2012

Simon During at Utrecht earlier this year —

For the Church of Synchronology, other April 11, 2019, remarks —

See in particular the phrase "Eritis sicut dei " in the Log24 remarks.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Transgressive Politics at Harvard

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

Related material —

See also the previous post.

Friday, May 3, 2019

“As a Chinese jar” — T. S. Eliot

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

 

Monday, April 15, 2019

In Related News…

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:31 AM

Sacerdotal Jargon

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:38 AM

The interested reader can easily find the source of the above prose.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

An Apt Pupil

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:17 PM

A Case for Bosch

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

"The fifth season of Bosch is set to premiere
on April 19, 2019." — Wikipedia

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Misery Continues.

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:40 AM

Part I: Sharp Objects

Part II: Out of Blue

Part III: Misery

Misery according to Simone Weil

Saturday, April 15, 2017

A Cinematographer Departs

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:04 AM

In memory of cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, who reportedly
died at 81 in Berlin on Tuesday evening, April 11, the first full day 
of Passover, 2017.

From a New York Times  description of his work —

"The sinuous shot, which shows people parting  
like the Red Sea. . . ." — Margalit Fox tonight

From Log24 on the reported date of Ballhaus's death:

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Partitioning the Crimson Abyss

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 6:00 PM

For the title, see Crimson + Abyss in this journal.

"Ready when you are, C. B."

Hexagram 63, "After Completion"

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Crimson Abyss

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , — m759 @ 3:19 PM

"And as the characters in the meme twitch into the abyss
that is the sky, this meme will disappear into whatever
internet abyss swallowed MySpace."

—Staff writer Kamila Czachorowski, Harvard Crimson , March 29

1984

IMAGE- 'Affine Groups on Small Binary Spaces,' illustration

2010

Logo design for Stack Exchange Math by Jin Yang
 

Recent posts now tagged Crimson Abyss suggest
the above logo be viewed in light of a certain page 29

"… as if into a crimson abyss …." —

Update of 9 PM ET March 29, 2017:

Prospero's Children  was first published by HarperCollins,
London, in 1999. A statement by the publisher provides
an instance of the famous "much-needed gap." —

"This is English fantasy at its finest. Prospero’s Children 
steps into the gap that exists between The Lion, the Witch
and the Wardrobe
  and Clive Barker’s Weaveworld , and
is destined to become a modern classic."

Related imagery —

See also "Hexagram 64 in Context" (Log24, March 16, 2017).

Design Abyss

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http://www.log24.com/images/IChing/hexagram29.gif  
Hexagram 29,
The Abyss (Water)

This post was suggested by an August 6, 2010, post by the designer
(in summer or fall, 2010) of the Stack Exchange math logo (see
the previous Log24 post, Art Space Illustrated) —

http://www.8164.org/☵☲/  .

In that post, the designer quotes the Wilhelm/Baynes I Ching  to explain
his choice of Hexagram 63, Water Over Fire, as a personal icon —

"When water in a kettle hangs over fire, the two elements
stand in relation and thus generate energy (cf. the
production of steam). But the resulting tension demands
caution. If the water boils over, the fire is extinguished
and its energy is lost. If the heat is too great, the water
evaporates into the air. These elements here brought in
to relation and thus generating energy are by nature
hostile to each other. Only the most extreme caution
can prevent damage."

See also this  journal on Walpurgisnacht (April 30), 2010 —

http://www.log24.com/images/IChing/hexagram29.gif

Hexagram 29:
Water

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10A/100430-Commentary.jpg

http://www.log24.com/images/IChing/hexagram30.gif

Hexagram 30:
Fire

"Hates California,
it's cold and it's damp.
"

Image--'The Fire,' by Katherine Neville

A thought from another German-speaking philosopher

"Die Philosophie ist ein Kampf gegen die Verhexung
unsres Verstandes durch die Mittel unserer Sprache."

See also The Crimson 's abyss in today's 4:35 AM post Art Space, Continued.

Art Space Illustrated

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

Another view of the previous post's art space  —

IMAGE by Cullinane- 'Solomon's Cube' with 64 identical, but variously oriented, subcubes, and six partitions of these 64 subcubes

More generally, see Solomon's Cube in Log24.

See also a remark from Stack Exchange in yesterday's post Backstory,
and the Stack Exchange math logo below, which recalls the above 
cube arrangement from "Affine groups on small binary spaces" (1984).

IMAGE- Current math.stackexchange.com logo and a 1984 figure from 'Notes on Groups and Geometry, 1978-1986'

Art Space, Continued

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 4:35 AM

"And as the characters in the meme twitch into the abyss
that is the sky, this meme will disappear into whatever
internet abyss swallowed MySpace."

—Staff writer Kamila Czachorowski, Harvard Crimson  today

From Log24 posts tagged Art Space

From a recent paper on Kummer varieties,
arXiv:1208.1229v3 [math.AG] 12 Jun 2013,
The Universal Kummer Threefold,” by
Qingchun Ren, Steven V Sam, Gus Schrader, and
Bernd Sturmfels —

IMAGE- 'Consider the 6-dimensional vector space over the 2-element field,' from 'The Universal Kummer Threefold'

Two such considerations —

IMAGE- 'American Hustle' and Art Cube

IMAGE- Cube for study of I Ching group actions, with Jackie Chan and Nicole Kidman 

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