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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Where Entertainment Is God

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:18 PM

Continues.

Today's previous post suggests:

Not amused …

The above Los Angeles Film School poster publicizes an event
on December 13, 2014 (St. Lucia's Day). Also on that date —
"Grim Pen" and other posts in this journal.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

All Souls’ Confusion

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 12:12 PM

Recent reports of the death of a writer on philosophy associated
with All Souls College, Oxford, reflect some confusion.

The New York Times  says the death was on Monday, January 2, 2017.
Other sources, including the college itself, say it was the day before —
Sunday, January 1 (New Year's Day), 2017.

At any rate, perhaps the following post from 9 PM ET Sunday night is relevant:

Sunday, January 1, 2017

9 PM New Year’s Day

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 9:00 PM

See "Four Gods" in this journal.

Phaedrus  265b:  "And we made four divisions
of the divine madness, ascribing them to four gods . . . ."

See as well a search for All Souls in this journal.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

9 PM New Year’s Day

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 9:00 PM

See "Four Gods" in this journal.

Phaedrus  265b "And we made four divisions
of the divine madness, ascribing them to four gods . . . ."

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Lucy Almighty

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

"God, Lucy  Lucy, God."

Monday, January 5, 2015

In the Sky, with Diamonds

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:32 PM

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Grim Pen

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:00 PM

The title refers to remarks linked to this afternoon :

"An ingenious story line serves to convey
the mysteriousness of destiny, the 'grim pen'
of fate that encloses Hazel Shade."

— John Burt Foster Jr. on page 224 of
Nabokov's Art of Memory and European Modernism
(Princeton University Press, 1993)

IMAGE- Instances of 'grimpen' in 'Nabokov's Art of Memory'

Vide  a relevant page on Wallace Stevens.

Combinational Delight

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

For St. Lucia's Day —

A book that links the title of today's previous post,
Narrative Metaphysics, with Nabokov's "combinational delight."

Narrative Metaphysics

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:00 PM

From "Guardians of the Galaxy" —

"Then the Universe exploded into existence…"

For those who prefer a more traditional approach :

See also Symplectic Structure and Stevens's Rock.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Eyes on the Prize

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

From 1972:

IMAGE- Eyes of girl in 'Rainbow Bridge: Part 5 of 6' video

From 2014:

IMAGE- Commentary by 'Wolven' on Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy' trailer, April 3, 2014

“Since when did you start writing Chinese?” — Lucy  trailer
See also the Saturday night 11:30 post.

Wolven’s Lucy  midrash is from April 3.  See also this  journal on that date.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Geometry for Scarlett

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:16 AM

Scarlett Johansson stars in a new film, “Lucy,” due to be
released on August 8, directed by Luc Besson, auteur  of
The Fifth Element  (1997). In other pop culture…

 “There have long been rumors of a mythical Ninth Element
that grants ultimate power to the Wizard who masters it.
The Order of Magick says there is no such thing. But….”

— Website of Magicka: The Ninth Element Novel

See also, in this journal, Holy Field as well as Power of the Center.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Elementary Finite Geometry

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 7:16 PM

I. General finite geometry (without coordinates):

A finite affine plane of order has n^2 points.

A finite projective plane of order n  has n^2 + n + 1 

points because it is formed from an order-n finite affine 

plane by adding a line at infinity  that contains n + 1 points.

Examples—

Affine plane of order 3

Projective plane of order 3

II. Galois finite geometry (with coordinates over a Galois field):

A finite projective Galois plane of order n has n^2 + n + 1

points because it is formed from a finite affine Galois 3-space

of order n with n^3 points by discarding the point (0,0,0) and 

identifying the points whose coordinates are multiples of the

(n-1) nonzero scalars.

Note: The resulting Galois plane of order n has 

(n^3-1)/(n-1)= (n^2 + n + 1) points because 

(n^2 + n + 1)(n – 1) =

(n^3 + n^2 + n – n^2 – n – 1) = (n^3 – 1) .
 

III. Related art:

Another version of a 1994 picture that accompanied a New Yorker
article, "Atheists with Attitude," in the issue dated May 21, 2007:

IMAGE- 'Four Gods,' by Jonathan Borofsky

The Four Gods  of Borofsky correspond to the four axes of 
symmetry
  of a square and to the four points on a line at infinity 
in an order-3 projective plane as described in Part I above.

Those who prefer literature to mathematics may, if they like,
view the Borofsky work as depicting

"Blake's Four Zoas, which represent four aspects
of the Almighty God" —Wikipedia

Monday, May 21, 2007

Monday May 21, 2007

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:48 AM
Down the
Up Staircase

Commentary on a
Jonathan Borofsky
painting in the
May 21 New Yorker:

IMAGE- Borofsky's 'Four Gods' and related structures
 
Commentary

"… Mondrian and Malevich
are not discussing canvas
or pigment or graphite
or any other form of matter.
They are talking about about
Being or Mind or Spirit.
From their point of view,
the grid is a staircase
to the Universal…."

Rosalind Krauss
 

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Sunday June 26, 2005

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 7:26 PM

Thanks for the Memory

As I write, Susannah McCorkle is singing “Thanks for the Memory.”

Below are some photos from the website of Paul Winchell, ventriloquist, inventor, theologian.  Winchell died in his sleep at 82 early on Friday, June 24, 2005.

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Paul Winchell seems to have
posted a topic for discussion:

“God is a mathematical equation
   beyond our understanding.”

Related material:

From Friday’s entry
Cross by Sol LeWitt
(Fifteen Etchings, 1973):

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“No bridge reaches God, except one…
God’s Bridge: The Cross.”
— Billy Graham Evangelistic Association,
quoted in Friday’s entry.

This cross may, of course, also
be interpreted as panes of a window
  — see Lucy photo above —
or as a plus sign — see “a mathematical
equation beyond our understanding”
in, for instance, Algebraic Geometry,
by Robin Hartshorne. For a theological
citation of Hartshorne’s work, see
Midsummer Eve’s Dream
(June 23, 1995).

Friday, May 20, 2005

Friday May 20, 2005

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:20 PM

The Shining of Apollo

"Plato's most significant passage may be found in Phaedrus 265b: 'And we made four divisions of the divine madness, ascribing them to four gods, saying that prophecy was inspired by Apollo, the mystic madness by Dionysos, the poetic by the Muses, and the madness of love […] by Aphrodite and Eros' (trans. by H.N. Fowler, in the Loeb Classical Library)."

Saverio Marchignoli, note on section 20, paragraphs 115-119, of the Discourse on the Dignity of Man (Oratio de hominis dignitate) (1486) by Pico della Mirandola, considered the "Manifesto of the Renaissance."

Related material:
A Mass for Lucero,
The Shining of May 29,
Shining Forth,
Sermon for St. Patrick's Day, and the phrase
Diamond Struck by the Sun.

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