Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sicilian Reflections

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 9:00 AM

(Continued from Sept. 22, 2011)

See Taormina in this journal, and the following photo of "Anne Newton"—

Click photo for context.

Related material:

"Super Overarching" in this journal,
  a group of order 322,560, and

See also the MAA Spectrum  program —

— and an excerpt from the above book:

From 'Beautiful Mathematics,' by Martin Erickson, an excerpt on the Cullinane diamond theorem (with source not mentioned)


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sicilian Reflections

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , — m759 @ 3:33 PM


Related material—


See also yesterday's Symmetric Generation.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Pursuit of Gestalt*

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

The art above is by the Copenhagen studio
Hvass & Hannibal. For a photo of the artists,
see a webpage on Beijing Design Week 2011.

Hvass and Hannibal were apparently in Beijing
for the "open workshop," Sept. 17-23, 2011.

Gestalt-related material from this journal that week —

* Title suggested by that of a book by Quine.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Bright Star

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:29 PM

(Continued. For the title, see Lucero  in this journal.)

See Newton in several works of literary art:

The date, Nov. 23, 2010, of the Westminster Abbey remarks
in the second Newton link above suggests a quite different church 
​from that date.

Monday, August 26, 2013


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:30 PM

From the weblog of Dr. David Justice today :

C.S. Lewis somewhere (in time, in retirement, I might recover
the passage) surveys the spectrum of plot-outlines, and notes
that that of Orpheus retains its power to spellbind, even in a
bare-bones form, whereas that of almost all worthy modern novels,
become as dust upon such summary.

We venture now  upon that territory where words fail ….

Related material :

C. S. Lewis on Orpheus (click to enlarge) —

Lewis, according to Justice, "surveys the spectrum of plot-outlines."

A related image (see, too, today's previous post) —

C. S. Lewis on myth —

"The stories I am thinking of always have a very simple narrative shape—
a satisfactory and inevitable shape, like a good vase or a tulip."

Conceptual Art

For concepts of prism, spectrum, and tulip combined, see Sicilian Reflections.

"For every kind of vampire, there is a kind of cross."
Gravity's Rainbow

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Eight is a Gate*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:59 PM

For Saint Irving

* For one interpretation of this phrase, see
  Sicilian Reflections (from this year's Feast
  of St. Irving Berlin on his dies natalis ).

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

For Sunrise…

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:11 AM

Little Flags:


See also Sicilian Reflections.

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