Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Master Class

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Picasso Ballet: Photo by David Douglas Duncan

Another step —

Yahoo COO who clashed with Marissa Mayer is on his way out

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Master Class*

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For James Joyce, author of Dubliners 

See the posts of the Feast of St. Francis, 2013,
and today's New York Times —

IMAGE- Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

* A phrase used here before.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Master Class

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From yesterday’s post “Structure“—

IMAGE- 'Where do you believe you're going?'- The Club Dumas

A meditation on today’s New York Times  obituaries:

Gone to China.”

Friday, April 26, 2013

Master Class

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Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Doubt"—

and in "A Late Quartet"—

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Master Class

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Wikipedia (links added)—

"Hubbard coined Dianetics  from the Greek stems dia ,
meaning through, and nous , meaning mind."

Log24 on August 30

"The snow kept falling on the world,
big white flakes like white gloves."

— Frederick Seidel, "House Master,"
poem in The New Yorker  of Sept. 3, 2012

Detail of Aug. 30 illustration, with added arrow—

IMAGE- Detail of large 'Search for the Lost Tesseract' image with Amy Adams, Richard Zanuck, 'snowflake' structure, and white gloves

  The part of the illustration at upper right is from a post of
  Friday, July 13th, 2012, on the death of producer Richard Zanuck.

  "Pay no attention to the shadow behind the curtain."

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Mr. Amoroso

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"When Mr. Amoroso made the announcement about Yahoo!’s
new CEO, he said, The Board of Directors unanimously agreed
that Marissa’s unparalleled track record in technology, design,
and product execution makes her the right leader for Yahoo!
at this time of enormous opportunity.” — John Mattone yesterday

See as well Something in the Way She Moves, which links to
Master Class. Another amoroso  story:  Oja Kodar and Picasso
in Orson Welles's last completed film.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Something in the Way She Moves

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Continued from Self-Awareness 
and Master Class 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Elevation of the Host

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The title is a reference to a scheduled SNL.

Related material: 

Cooper Union Borg,  Master Class,  and

IMAGE- Vampire Weekend lyric: 'Snow falling slow to the sound of the master'

See also today's noon post and The Sunshine Girls.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Snow Dance

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The Snow White dance from last Nov. 14
features an ad that was originally embedded
in an American Mathematical Society Notices
review describing three books of vulgarized
mathematics. These books all use "great
equations" as a framing device.

This literary strategy leads to a more abstract
snow dance. See the ballet blanc  in this journal
on Balanchine's birthday (old style) in 2003.
That dance involves equation (C) below.

Recall that in a unit ring ,
"0" denotes the additive identity,
"1" the multiplicative identity, and "-1" the
additive inverse of the multiplicative identity.

Three classic equations:

(A)  1 + 1 = 2    (Characteristic 0, ordinary arithmetic)

(B)  1 + 1 = 0   (Characteristic 2 arithmetic, in which 2 = 0)

(C)  1 + 1 = -1 (Characteristic 3 arithmetic, in which 2 = -1)

Cases (B) and (C), in which the characteristic is prime,
occur in Galois geometry.

For a more elaborate snow dance, see Master Class.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Columbus Day Dream

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"… At the hour of vespers
in a sudden blinding snow,
they entered the harbor…."

— Jorie Graham,
"The Dream of the Unified Field"

Other snow dreams—

Master Class and

Pierre: Or, The Ambiguities.

Sunday, August 8, 2004

Sunday August 8, 2004

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An illustration from July 26,
Jung’s birthday and the date
of Alexander Hammid’s death:


Jung’s Model
of the Self:

Four Quartets:

“… history is a pattern
Of timeless moments.”

Gerard Malanga, 2003


From today’s
New York Times

Alexander Hammid,
96, Filmmaker
Known for Many Styles,


Published: August 8, 2004

Alexander Hammid, a filmmaker whose body of work spanned the genesis of the experimental movement in Czechoslovakia, early anti-Nazi documentaries and soaring modern Imax spectacles, died on July 26 at his home in Manhattan. He was 96.

His work in the 1950’s and early 60’s involved his passion for the arts,  [including] … a collaboration on Gian Carlo Menotti’s opera “The Medium” and a documentary series of master classes by the cellist Pablo Casals….


“… legend has it, supported by Casals himself, that he was conceived when Brahms began his B-flat Major Quartet, of which Casals owned the original manuscript, and that he was born when Brahms completed its composition.”


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