Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Gnostic Effects

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:41 AM

"OCT 14, 2019  •  8:00 PM"

"Culturally, code exists in a nether zone.
We can feel  its gnostic effects  [link added]
on our everyday reality, but we rarely see it,
and it’s quite inscrutable to non-initiates.
(The folks in Silicon Valley like it that way;
it helps them self-mythologize as wizards.)
We construct top-10 lists for movies, games, TV—
pieces of work that shape our souls.
But we don’t sit around compiling lists of the world’s
most consequential bits of code, even though they
arguably inform the zeitgeist just as much."

— https://slate.com/technology/2019/10/


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:49 AM

Not your average Bartleby and Loki.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Cartoonist’s Wife

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:37 PM

On an author mentioned in the previous post's obituary:

The author's book —

Inside the Fire Temple

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 8:00 PM

(The title refers to Log24 posts now tagged Fire Temple.)

In memory of a  New Yorker  cartoonist who
reportedly died at 97 on October 3, 2019  …

"Read something that means something." 
New Yorker  advertising slogan

From posts tagged Tetrahedron vs. Square

This  journal on October 3

"There is  such a thing as a 4-set."
— Saying adapted from a 1962 young-adult novel.

Illustration (central detail   from the above tetrahedral figure) —

A White Stone for Bloom

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

Excerpt from a long poem by Eliza Griswold 
in a recent New Yorker —

Monday, October 14, 2019

Harold Bloom: July 11, 1930 — October 14, 2019

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:42 PM

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