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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Backstory for Eden*

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* I.e., Hemingway's novel The Garden of Eden.
  See also Northrop Frye and "interpenetration"
  in this journal and a University of Montana master's
  thesis from 1994 on the Hemingway novel,
  "And a river went out of Eden," by Howard A. Schmid.

  See as well remarks by Stanley Fish quoted here on May 7.

The Forbidden Garden

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Nature  yesterday —

"To synchronize participant activity with experimental operation,
the Bell tests were scheduled to take place on a single day,
Wednesday 30 November 2016."

— "Challenging local realism with human choices
      The BIG Bell Test Collaboration"

This  journal on that date, 30 November 2016 —

Cf. other posts tagged Lumber Room.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Museum of Slow Art

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From April 2008 —

From the Sketchbook page of next Sunday's  New York Times Book Review 

Backstory —

Wall

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The glitter-ball-like image discussed in the previous post
is of an artwork by Olafur Eliasson.

See the kaleidoscopic  section of his website.

From that section —

Eliasson, 'When Love Is Not Enough' wall, 2007

Related art in keeping with the theme of last night's Met Gala —

See also my 2005 webpage Kaleidoscope Puzzle.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Glitter Ball for Cannes

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In memory of a French film publicist who worked with Clint Eastwood
in 1971 on the release of "The Beguiled" —

From a  New York Times  graphic review dated Sept. 16, 2016 —

It's Chapter 1 of George Eliot's "Middlemarch."

Dorothea Brooke, young and brilliant, filled with passion
no one needs, is beguiled by some gemstones . . . .

The characters, moving through the book,
glitter as they turn their different facets toward us . . . .

Cf. a  glitter-ball-like image in today's New York Times  philosophy column 
"The Stone" —  a column named for the legendary philosophers' stone.

The publicist, Pierre Rissient, reportedly died early Sunday.

See as well Duelle  in this  journal.

Data

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

(Continued from yesterday's Sunday School Lesson Plan for Peculiar Children)

Novelist George Eliot and programming pioneer Ada Lovelace —

For an image that suggests a resurrected multifaceted 
(specifically, 759-faceted) Osterman Omega (as in Sunday's afternoon
Log24 post
), behold  a photo from today's NY Times  philosophy
column "The Stone" that was reproduced here in today's previous post

For a New York Times  view of George Eliot data, see a Log24 post 
of September 20, 2016, on the diamond theorem as the Middlemarch
"key to all mythologies."

Fish Babel

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Stanley Fish in the online New York Times  today —

". . . Because it is an article of their faith that politics are bad
and the unmediated encounter with data is good,
internet prophets will fail to see the political implications
of what they are trying to do, for in their eyes political implications
are what they are doing away with.

Indeed, their deepest claim — so deep that they are largely
unaware of it — is that politics can be eliminated. They don’t
regard politics as an unavoidable feature of mortal life but as
an unhappy consequence of the secular equivalent of the
Tower of Babel: too many languages, too many points of view.
Politics (faction and difference) will just wither away when
the defect that generates it (distorted communication) has
been eliminated by unmodified data circulated freely among
free and equal consumers; everyone will be on the same page,
reading from the same script and apprehending the same
universal meanings. Back to Eden!"

The final page, 759, of the Harry Potter saga —

"Talk about magical thinking!" — Fish, ibidem .

See also the above Harry Potter page 
in this  journal Sunday morning.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

The Osterman Omega

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

From "The Osterman Weekend" (1983) —

Counting symmetries of the R. T. Curtis Omega:

An Illustration from Shakespeare's birthday

Counting symmetries with the orbit-stabilizer theorem

Sunday School Lesson Plan …

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For Peculiar Children

Category

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"But perhaps there’s more to the [Harry] Potter books
than the term 'children’s literature' lets on —
indeed, so much so that the category no longer applies."

— Maria Devlin McNair in the online Boston Globe  yesterday

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