Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Un coup de dés jamais n’abolira l’ennui.

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:15 PM

Earlier posts now tagged Coup de Dés suggest a current film review:

Aniara (2019)— 'A sci-fi film that has it all: Outer space, European ennui, and sex cults'

Alea Iacta Est*

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

Saturday evening's post Diamond Globe suggests a review of

Iain Aitchison on symmetric generation of M24 —

Iain Aitchison on symmetric generation of M24

     * A Greek version for the late John SImon:

«Ἀνερρίφθω κύβος».

Monday, November 25, 2019

Sunday in Valhalla

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

Critic John Simon reportedly died at 94 on Sunday in Valhalla, N.Y. —

A search for Simon in this  journal yields

Wednesday March 10, 2004 — m759 @ 4:07 AM 

Ennui of the First Idea

“Language was no more than a collection of meaningless conventional signs, and life could absurdly end at any moment. He [Mallarmé] became aware, in Millan’s* words, ‘of the extremely fine line

separating absence and presence, being and nothingness, life and death, which later … he could place at the very centre of his work and make the cornerstone of his personal philosophy and his mature poetics.’ “

— John Simon, "Squaring the Circle"

A Throw of the Dice: The Life of Stéphane Mallarmé , by Gordon Millan

See also Cornerstone.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Diamond Globe

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 7:23 PM

An image from All Souls' Day 2010 —

IMAGE- 'Permutahedron of Opposites'-- 24 graphic patterns arranged in space as 12 pairs of opposites

This is from earlier posts tagged Permutahedron.

See also
Wallace Stevens:
A World of Transforming Shapes

From that book (click to enlarge) —


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

Also from earlier posts tagged Permutahedron

The Mathieu group cube of Iain Aitchison (2018, Hiroshima)

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