Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Haiku for DeLillo*

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:23 PM

A music video that opens with remarks by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
at the Last Waltz concert (Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 1976):

"Our Father, whose art's in heaven…" —

For other religious remarks from the above upload date,
Sept. 9, 2011, see Holy Field GF(3).

Click the above "ripple" image for a Grateful Dead haiku
quoted here on Sunday, July 5, 2015.

For another meditation from the second upload date above,
March 19, 2012, see some thoughts on the word "field."

IMAGE- Japanese character for 'field'

* For the title, see an excerpt from Point Omega .

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Space Race

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 3:33 AM

 Japanese character
 for "field"

This morning's leading
New York Times  obituaries—

For other remarks on space, see
Galois + Space in this  journal.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Simplest Situation

Filed under: G-Notes,General,Geometry — m759 @ 6:00 PM

Thanks to a Harvard math major for the following V. I. Arnold quote 
in a weblog post yesterday titled "Abstraction and Generality"—

"… the author has attempted to adhere to the principle of
minimal generality, according to which every idea should first
be clearly understood in the simplest situation;*
only then can the method developed be extended to
more complicated cases.

— Vladimir I. Arnold, Lectures on Partial Differential Equations
(Russian edition 1997; English translation 2004),
Preface to the second Russian edition

Thanks also to the math major for his closing post today.

* For instance… Natalie Angier's New Year's meditation
    on a Buddha Field

"… the multiverse as envisioned in Tibetan Buddhism,
'a vast system of 1059 [sic ; corrected to 10^59 on Jan. 3]
universes, that together are called a Buddha Field,' said
Jonathan C. Gold, who studies Buddhist philosophy at

— versus a search in this journal for "Japanese character" that yields

 Japanese character
          for "field"

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Digital Recreation

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:29 AM

Denzel Washington in Deja Vu  (2006), directed by Tony Scott—

Click to enlarge.

IMAGE- Denzel Washington in 'Deja Vu' (2006)

See also Tony Scott and four and a half days ago* —

Japanese character
       for "field"

Related material from five  days ago

"At the point of convergence
the play of similarities and differences
cancels itself out in order that 
identity alone may shine forth. 
The illusion of motionlessness,
the play of mirrors of the one: 
identity is completely empty;
it is a crystallization and
in its transparent core
the movement of analogy 
begins all over once again."

— The Monkey Grammarian 

by Octavio Paz, translated by 
Helen Lane (Kindle edition of 
2011-11-07, Kindle locations 

* More precisely, what will be 4.5 days ago at 3:09 AM ET.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:09 PM

Today's New York Times  on a collector of Japanese art who died on December 8th—

In 1954, she made her first trip to Japan. The visit had been suggested by the architect Walter Gropius, whose disciple Benjamin Thompson was designing a modernist house for her in Oyster Bay, on Long Island.

Gropius, a titan of the Bauhaus school, was deeply influenced by the Japanese aesthetic and wanted her to experience its clean, spare lines firsthand.

See Dec. 8th in this  journal for the following clean, spare lines:

Japanese character
        for "field"

Related material: Looking Deeply and Field.

Monday, March 19, 2012


Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:08 AM

IMAGE- Two versions of 'field'

— Illustration by Neill Cameron for his father, combinatorialist Peter J. Cameron

Illustration by Nao of the Japanese (and Chinese) character for "field"—

IMAGE- Japanese character for 'field'

Related material—

Finitegeometry.org favicon from February 24, 2012

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