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Friday, September 16, 2016

Wittgenstein’s Pentagram

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

Related material —

See the story of a British man who reportedly had a doctorate in
physics and mathematics and became a witchcraft enthusiast.
He is said to have died at 85 on September 11, 2016.

As Wittgenstein noted, it is not always clear whether the pentagram
expresses a mathematical or an experiential proposition.

For some mathematical propositions related to the pentagram,
see (for instance) John Baez's slides for his 2008 Glasgow
lecture on the number 5.

For som experiential propositions, see Pentagram in this journal.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Geometry Lesson

Filed under: G-Notes,General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:00 AM

From "The Trials of Device" (April 24, 2017) —

Wittgenstein's pentagram and 4x4 'counting-pattern'

Pentagon with pentagram    

See also Wittgenstein in a search for "Ein Kampf " in this journal.

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Trials of Device

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , — m759 @ 3:28 PM

"A blank underlies the trials of device"
— Wallace Stevens, "An Ordinary Evening in New Haven" (1950)

A possible meaning for the phrase "the trials of device" —

See also Log24 posts mentioning a particular device, the pentagram .

For instance —

Wittgenstein's pentagram and 4x4 'counting-pattern'

Related figures

Pentagon with pentagram    

Friday, September 16, 2016

For Albee’s Walk of Fame

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

Every picture tells a story.

A Counting-Pattern

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:48 AM

Wittgenstein, 1939

Dolgachev and Keum, 2002

IMAGE- Dolgachev and Keum, coordinatization of the 4x4 array in 'Birational Automorphisms of Quartic Hessian Surfaces,' AMS Transactions, 2002

For some related material, see posts tagged Priority.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Romancing the Symmetry

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 2:29 PM

From a story about mathematician Emmy Noether and 1882, the year she was born—

"People were then slowly becoming 'modern'— fortunately they had finally discovered not just that there are no Easter bunnies and Santa Claus, but also that there probably never were women who were led to evil ways by their curiosity and ended up, depending on their level of education, as common witches, as 'wiccans,' or as those particularly mysterious 'benandanti.'"

"… in the Balkans people believe that the souls of the dead rise to heaven in the guise of butterflies."

— "The Fairytale of the Totally Symmetrical Butterfly," by Dietmar Dath, in Intoxicating Heights  (Eichborn AG, Frankfurt 2003)

An insect perhaps more appropriate for the afternoon of Good Friday— the fly in the logo of Dath's publisher

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11/110422-EichbornLogo.jpg

Related material— Holy Saturday of 2004 and Wittgenstein and the Fly Bottle.

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Lovasz Wins Kyoto Prize

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 11:00 AM

From a June 18 press release

KYOTO, Japan, Jun 18, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The non-profit Inamori Foundation (President: Dr. Kazuo Inamori) today announced that Dr. Laszlo Lovasz will receive its 26th annual Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences, which for 2010 focuses on the field of Mathematical Sciences. Dr. Lovasz, 62, a citizen of both Hungary and the United States, will receive the award for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of both the academic and technological possibilities of the mathematical sciences.

Dr. Lovasz currently serves as both director of the Mathematical Institute at Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest and as president of the International Mathematics Union. Among many positions held throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Lovasz also served as a senior research member at Microsoft Research Center and as a professor of computer science at Yale University.

Related material: Cube Space, 1984-2003.

See also “Kyoto Prize” in this journal—

The Kyoto Prize is “administered by the Inamori Foundation, whose president, Kazuo Inamori, is founder and chairman emeritus of Kyocera and KDDI Corporation, two Japanese telecommunications giants.”

— – Montreal Gazette, June 20, 2008

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10A/100620-KyoceraLogo.gif

Wittgenstein and Fly from Fly-Bottle

Fly from Fly Bottle

Friday, July 11, 2008

Friday July 11, 2008

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 PM
AND MORE LOGOS:

“Serious numbers will
always be heard.”
Paul Simon  

http://www.log24.com/log/pix08/080711-DowLg.jpg

http://www.log24.com/log/pix08/080711-NYSE.jpg

http://www.log24.com/log/pix08/080711-HSBClogo.jpg

The HSBC Logo Designer —

Henry Steiner

He is an internationally recognized corporate identity consultant. Based in Hong Kong, his work for clients such as HongkongBank, IBM and Unilever is a major influence in Pacific Rim design.

Born in Austria and raised in New York, Steiner was educated at Yale under Paul Rand and attended the Sorbonne as a Fulbright Fellow. He is a past President of Alliance Graphique Internationale. Other professional affiliations include the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Chartered Society of Designers, Design Austria, and the New York Art Directors’ Club.

His Cross-Cultural Design: Communicating in the Global Marketplace was published by Thames and Hudson (1995).

Yaneff.com

Related material
from the past

Wittgenstein and Fly from Fly-Bottle

Fly from Fly Bottle:

Graphic structures from Diamond Theory and from Kyocera logo

Charles Taylor,
“Epiphanies of Modernism,”
Chapter 24 of Sources of the Self
  (Cambridge U. Press, 1989, p. 477) —

“… the object sets up
 a kind of frame or space or field
   within which there can be epiphany.”

Related material
from today —

Escape from a
  cartoon graveyard:

http://www.log24.com/log/pix08/080711-BabyBlues.jpg

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Saturday June 21, 2008

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 6:00 AM

The Kyoto Prize

for lifetime achievement
in arts and philosophy
this year goes to
Charles Taylor,

Charles Margrave Taylor, professor emeritus of philosophy at McGill University

Montreal philosophy professor.

“The Kyoto Prize has been given in three domains since 1984:
advanced technology, basic sciences, and the arts and philosophy.
It is administered by the Inamori Foundation, whose president,
Kazuo Inamori, is founder and chairman emeritus of Kyocera and
KDDI Corporation, two Japanese telecommunications giants.”

 

Kyocera Logo

“The Kyocera brand symbol is composed of a corporate mark
and our corporate logotype. The mark represents the initial
‘K’ (for Kyocera) encircling a ‘C’ (for ceramics). It was
introduced in October 1982 when the company name was
changed from ‘Kyoto Ceramic’ to ‘Kyocera.'”

global.kyocera.com

Related material —

Wittgenstein and Fly from Fly-Bottle

Fly from Fly Bottle:

Graphic structures from Diamond Theory and from Kyocera logo

Charles Taylor,
“Epiphanies of Modernism,”
Chapter 24 of Sources of the Self
(Cambridge U. Press, 1989, p. 477) —

“… the object sets up
a kind of frame or space or field
within which there can be epiphany.”

See also Talking of Michelangelo.

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