Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Found in Translation

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:16 PM

The diamond theorem in Denmark —

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Found in Translation

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:48 AM

For the morning of Yom Kippur

"Amanecer— ¿Tienes una Bandera para mí?"

— Emily Dickinson

The link above leads to an anonymous photo taken on July 18, 2006.

See also a large image search (1.9 MB) from yesterday
and a Log24 post from July 18, 2006, Sacred Order.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:16 AM


"Elmore Rual 'Rip' Torn Jr. (February 6, 1931 – July 9, 2019)
 was an American actor, voice artist Torn was born in
Temple, Texas,
on February 6, 1931, the son of Elmore Rual "Tiger" Torn Sr. and
Thelma Mary Torn (née Spacek)."

For the Church of Synchronology

The above photo was reportedly taken on March 10, 2011.

An image from this journal on that date


Found in translation — See "Ex Fano " in this  journal
and the Fano post "In Nomine Patris."

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Mark and Remark

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

“Fact and fiction weave in and out of novels like a shell game.” —R.B. Kitaj

Not just novels.


IMAGE- Anne Taormina on 'Mathieu Moonshine' and the 'super overarching symmetry group'

The mark preceding A in the above denotes the semidirect product.

Symbol from the box-style
I Ching  (Cullinane, 1/6/89).
This is Hexagram 55,
“Abundance [Fullness].”

The mathematical quote, from last evening’s Symmetry, is from Anne Taormina.

The I Ching  remark is not.

Another version of Abbondanza 

IMAGE- Taormina sunset from inabbondanza.com on June 22, 2009


Found in Translation and the giorno  June 22, 2009here.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Search for the Basic Picture

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 5:01 PM

(Click to enlarge.)


The above is the result of a (fruitless) image search today for a current version of Giovanni Sambin's "Basic Picture: A Structure for Topology."

That search was suggested by the title of today's New York Times  op-ed essay "Found in Translation" and an occurrence of that phrase in this journal on January 5, 2007.

Further information on one of the images above—


A search in this journal on the publication date of Giaquinto's Visual Thinking in Mathematics  yields the following—

Thursday July 5, 2007

m759 @ 7:11 PM

In defense of Plato’s realism

(vs. sophists’ nominalism– see recent entries.)

Plato cited geometry, notably in the Meno , in defense of his realism.
Consideration of the Meno 's diamond figure leads to the following:

The Eightfold Cube and its Inner Structure

For the Meno 's diamond figure in Giaquinto, see a review—


— Review by Jeremy Avigad (preprint)

Finite geometry supplies a rather different context for Plato's  "basic picture."

In that context, the Klein four-group often cited by art theorist Rosalind Krauss appears as a group of translations in the mathematical sense. (See Kernel of Eternity and Sacerdotal Jargon at Harvard.)

The Times  op-ed essay today notes that linguistic  translation "… is not merely a job assigned to a translator expert in a foreign language, but a long, complex and even profound series of transformations that involve the writer and reader as well."

The list of four-group transformations in the mathematical  sense is neither long nor complex, but is apparently profound enough to enjoy the close attention of thinkers like Krauss.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Wednesday December 12, 2007

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 AM
Found in Translation:
Words and Images

NY Times obituaries, Dec. 12, 2007: Whitney and Mailer

From today’s New York Times:

“Thomas P. Whitney, a former diplomat and writer on Russian affairs who was best known for translating the work of the dissident writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn into English, died on [Sunday] Dec. 2 in Manhattan. He was 90….

During World War II, he was an analyst in Washington with the Office of Strategic Services, a forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency….

In the late 1960s and afterward, he bred thoroughbred horses….

On one occasion, Mr. Whitney took Mr. Solzhenitsyn to Saratoga Racetrack….”

Margalit Fox

Related material:


Adam Gopnik on C. S. Lewis
in The New Yorker, issue
dated Nov. 21, 2005:

Prisoner of Narnia

“Lewis began with
a number of haunted images….”

“The best of the books are the ones…
where the allegory is at a minimum
and the images just flow.”

“‘Everything began with images,’
Lewis wrote….”


Yesterday’s entry on
Solzhenitsyn and The Golden Compass
and the following illustrations…

from Sunday in the Park with Death,
a Log24 entry commemorating
Trotsky’s birthday–

By Diego Rivera: Frida Kahlo holding yin-yang symbol

–and from Log24 on the date
of Whitney’s death,
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007

Dark and light horses, personal emblem of Harry Stack Sullivan

Personal Emblem
of psychiatrist
Harry Stack Sullivan

The horses may refer to
 the Phaedrus of Plato.

See also Art Wars.

Friday, January 5, 2007

Friday January 5, 2007

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 12:00 PM
A Goldberg Variation

Photo op for Gerald Ford

Final page of The New York Times Book Review, issue dated January 7, 2007:

On using speech-recognition software to dictate a book:

"Writing is the act of accepting the huge shortfall between the story in the mind and what hits the page. 'From your lips to God's ears,' goes the old Yiddish wish. The writer, by contrast, tries to read God's lips and pass along the words…. And for that, an interface will never be clean or invisible enough for us to get the passage right….

Everthing we write– through any medium– is lost in translation. But something new is always found again, in their eager years. In Derrida's fears.  Make that: in the reader's ears."

Richard Powers (author of The Gold Bug Variations)

Found in translation:

Klein four-group

Click on picture
for details.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Friday April 21, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:02 PM

Department of Defense

(Found in Translation continued,
 Lust und Freud continued, and
 Here’s Donny continued)

“When a person has uncomfortable thoughts or feelings, they may project these onto other people, assigning the thoughts or feelings that they need to repress to a convenient alternative target….

Projection is one of Freud’s original defense mechanisms.”


The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix06/060420-AmericanDreamz2.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

The portrait at right is from
Donny’s Ramblings:
Diary of a Pornographer.”

Also from that diary

“This is the evening when 
yours truly, your friendly
neighborhood pornographer,
becomes your next hope
     for American Idol success….”

Friday, March 3, 2006

Friday March 3, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:26 PM
Found in Translation

From “Space, Time, and Scarlett”
 (Log24, Feb. 9):

The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix06/060209-Blondes.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.
“Her hair is Harlow gold….”

For Scarlett on James Merrill’s birthday
(which he shares with Jean Harlow)–
 the Log24 links of Palm Sunday, 2004:

Google’s “sunlit paradigm” and

my own “Lost in Translation.”

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