"Old men ought to be explorers" — T. S. Eliot
"All on a Saturday night" — Johnny Thunder, 1962
Update of 8:25 PM ET on March 18 —
"Analysis." — Dr. Robert Ford in "Westworld"
"Master theorist and conceptual genius."
— Jon Pareles, front page, online New York Times tonight
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A search for Gamers in this journal yields …
This is not unrelated to the title of a 2008
book by Jeremy Gray:
The Modernist Transformation
of Mathematics .
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(A sequel to the previous post, Narrative for Westworld)
"That corpse you planted last year . . . ." — T. S. Eliot
Circle and Square at the Court of King Minos —
Harmonic analysis based on the circle involves the
circular functions. Dyadic harmonic analysis involves …
For some related history, see (for instance) E. M. Stein
on square functions in a 1982 AMS Bulletin article.
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“That corpse you planted
last year in your garden,
Has it begun to sprout?
Will it bloom this year?
Or has the sudden frost
disturbed its bed?”
— T. S. Eliot, “The Waste Land“
Click the book for a video.
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The Key to All Mythologies in a Cartoon Graveyard
This is a sequel to yesterday's post Review, which
suggested a look at Lévi-Strauss's The Raw and The Cooked
in Derrida's “Structure, Sign, and Play," and then a look at the …
Financial Times of February 26, 2010 —
"The metaphor for metamorphosis no keys unlock."
— Steven H. Cullinane, November 7, 1986
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Backstory for Westworld —
"Don't want to end up a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard."
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"Backstories do more than amuse guests.
They anchor the hosts.
It's their cornerstone.
The rest of their identity is built around it, layer by layer."
— Elsie Hughes in "Westworld," Season 1, Episode 3,
"The Stray," at 30:09
See also cornerstone in the Bible.
Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) earlier in that same episode —
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Jeremy Irons and the Apple of Eden —
Jeremy Gray, Valediction —
See also this journal on Thursday, 11 September, 2014.
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Jeremy Gray, Plato's Ghost: The Modernist Transformation of Mathematics, Princeton, 2008–
"Here, modernism is defined as an autonomous body of ideas, having little or no outward reference, placing considerable emphasis on formal aspects of the work and maintaining a complicated— indeed, anxious— rather than a naïve relationship with the day-to-day world, which is the de facto view of a coherent group of people, such as a professional or discipline-based group that has a high sense of the seriousness and value of what it is trying to achieve. This brisk definition…."
Brisk? Consider Caesar's "The die is cast," Gray in "Solomon's Cube," and yesterday's post—
This is the group of "8 rigid motions
generated by reflections in midplanes"
of Solomon's Cube.
"… the action of G168 in its alternative guise as SL(3; Z/2Z) is also now apparent. This version of G168 was presented by Weber in [1896, p. 539],* where he attributed it to Kronecker."
— Jeremy Gray, "From the History of a Simple Group," in The Eightfold Way, MSRI Publications, 1998
Here MSRI, an acronym for Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, is pronounced "Misery." See Stephen King, K.C. Cole, and Heinrich Weber.
*H. Weber, Lehrbuch der Algebra, Vieweg, Braunschweig, 1896. Reprinted by Chelsea, New York, 1961.
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