Monday, March 29, 2021

Graduate School

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:37 PM

Also on 18 November 2010 —

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Logocentric Citation

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:29 PM

From the RSS feed of The Chronicle of Higher Education ‘s site
Arts & Letters Daily  this evening —

“Despite the wide scope of his bibliography and reception,
Derrida was a specialist in a subfield of his own design,
more or less: the philosophy of writing, which upends
the privileging of speech over writing that has dominated
Western metaphysics since Plato. This ‘phonocentrism’
(which Derrida yarns into ‘logocentrism,’ and eventually,
‘phallocentrism’) starts from a false premise, that the
moment of utterance in Aristotle’s view is somehow more
rhetorically ‘present’ than the kairos of writing….”

Andrew Marzoni,  March 10, 2021:
“Outside the Text: Jacques Derrida resists
easy canonization in a new hagiography for the Left.”

A related image from this  journal
on that same date, March 10, 2021:

Gap Dance

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“Plato and Hegel always recognized the importance of the  gap:
they invoke the gap (the opening, the separation, the division)
and they put it to work. The inescapable gaps that cannot  be bridged,
that cannot  be filled, play a central role in Derrida’s thought and in
our response to his death. The gaps in Derrida’s work resist the  gap;
they swerve, deviate and wander (écarter ) – gaps move . When someone
or something takes pre-cedence  (goes first, goes before, goes on ahead
and gives up its place ) a gap is opened. There (are) only gaps, the gaps
that Jacques Derrida has left behind him and  in front of him: the
pre-cedence of gaps. This tracing of gaps (écarts ) is a preface to an
impossible  mourning, a mourning that one must at once avoid and
affirm. It keeps returning to Derrida’s Dissemination  (1972)….”

— Page vii of The Impossible Mourning of Jacques Derrida ,
by Sean Gaston (Continuum Books, London/New York, 2006)

Later in the same book —

Friday, August 21, 2020

Gap Dance

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:22 AM


“What would the pavement of the universe be
if there were gaps between the paving stones,
inaccessible and filled with nothing?”

— “Concerning Time,” by Iannis Xenakis and
Roberta Brown, on page 85, Perspectives of New Music ,
Vol. 27, No. 1 (Winter, 1989, pp. 84-92).

This post was suggested by the Aug. 19 remarks of
Karmela Padavic-Callaghan in Scientific American .

'Time's Arrow Flies through 500 Years of Classical Music'

Music for The Bowler and Casanova Frankenstein

Image from the website of the Scientific American  author.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Carney Art

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:56 PM

"Address the ball." — Art Carney in
"The Honeymooners," 1955.

See as well "Nightmare Alley."

Gap Dance

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:26 AM

But more, much more than that

… She did it  side ways.

In some earlier news from Development Hell

See as well this  journal's report of a death on that date.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Hors d’Oeuvre

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , , — m759 @ 1:29 PM

From the May Day 2016 link above, in “Sunday Appetizer from 1984”

The 2015 German edition of Beautiful Mathematics ,
a 2011 Mathematical Association of America (MAA) book,
was retitled Mathematische Appetithäppchen —
Mathematical Appetizers . The German edition mentions
the author’s source, omitted in the original American edition,
for his section 5.17, “A Group of Operations” (in German,
5.17, “Eine Gruppe von Operationen”) —

Mathematische Appetithäppchen:
Faszinierende Bilder. Packende Formeln. Reizvolle Sätze

Autor: Erickson, Martin —

“Weitere Informationen zu diesem Themenkreis finden sich unter



http://​finitegeometry.​org/​sc/​gen/​coord.​html .”

That source was a document that has been on the Web
since 2002. The document was submitted to the MAA
in 1984 but was rejected. The German edition omits the
document’s title, and describes it as merely a source for
“further information on this subject area.”

From the Gap Dance link above, in “Reading for Devil’s Night” —

Das Nichts nichtet.” — Martin Heidegger.

And “Appropriation Appropriates.”

Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Demarcation of Nothing

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , , — m759 @ 3:50 PM

" nothing could be demarcated as 'hors d'oeuvre'…"

Geoffrey Hartman in his Haskins Lecture for 2000
(quoted here on Columbus Day, 2004).

See also May Day 2016 and Gap Dance.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Gap Dance

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 12:09 AM

From Wallace Stevens, "The Man with the Blue Guitar":


And the color, the overcast blue
Of the air, in which the blue guitar
Is a form, described but difficult,
And I am merely a shadow hunched
Above the arrowy, still strings,
The maker of a thing yet to be made . . . .

"Arrowy, still strings" from the diamond theorem

Monday, October 31, 2016

A Much-Needed Gap

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

University of Chicago Press:

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Reading for Devil’s Night

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

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