Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Speed of Thought

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:49 PM

From the above search result — “0.69 seconds.”

See as well Theresa Russell and Rutger Hauer in Eureka .  . .

See also a different interpretation, by David Lynch,
of the “twin peaks” concept —

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Speed of Thought

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:18 AM

"As if an apparently meaningless frame of reference,
traveling at the speed of thought, suddenly became relevant…."

— Stephen Rachman, "Lost in Translation"

Unclean Frame

IMAGE- The perception of doors in the film 'Sunshine Cleaning'

Detail from the film "Sunshine Cleaning"

Clean Frame

IMAGE- Part of 'Grids, You Say?' installation by Josefine Lyche

See also Psychic Art and "The Speed of Thought."

For another form of psychic art, see Game of Shadows.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:09 PM

The Speed of Thought

"I love  Quicksilver. I've been using it since nearly the beginning,
and I cannot live without it…. I just type, and things happen,
pretty much at the speed of thought."

Mac user, April 22, 2011

See also Speed of Thought in this journal and
Madeleine L'Engle on kything .

The Speed of Inference

See this journal on the above date— April 22, 2011:
Romancing the Hyperspace —and, more generally,
all April 2011 references to romancing .

See also a contributor to Edge.org:

"Sciences can move at the speed of inference
when individuals only need to consider logic and evidence.
Yet sciences move glacially (Planck's 'funeral by funeral')
when the typical scientist, dependent for employment
on a dense ingroup network, has to get the majority of her
guild to acknowledge fundamental, embarrassing
disciplinary errors." 

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:17 PM

See Notes for a Haiku.

Related material—

A novel published on Groundhog Day, 2010—

IMAGE- 'Point Omega' by DeLillo

— as well as Conceptual Art, Josefine Lyche's
"Grids, You Say?" and The Speed of Thought.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Art Wars

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:24 AM

The reference in yesterday morning's post "The Speed of Thought"
to an art critic's webpage on what she calls "psychic art"
suggests an illustration of another sort of psychic art, from
the oeuvre  of the late film director Don Sharp

IMAGE- Heirloom Cross from 'Psychomania'

See also a Log24 post, "Go Ask Alice," from the above video's uploading date.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Purloined Diamond

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:48 AM

Stephen Rachman on "The Purloined Letter"

"Poe’s tale established the modern paradigm (which, as it happens, Dashiell Hammett and John Huston followed) of the hermetically sealed fiction of cross and double-cross in which spirited antagonists pursue a prized artifact of dubious or uncertain value."

For one such artifact, the diamond rhombus formed by two equilateral triangles, see Osserman in this journal.

Some background on the artifact is given by John T. Irwin's essay "Mysteries We Reread…" reprinted in Detecting Texts: The Metaphysical Detective Story from Poe to Postmodernism .

Related material—

Mathematics vulgarizer Robert Osserman died on St. Andrew's Day, 2011.

A Rhetorical Question

Osserman in 2004

"The past decade has been an exciting one in the world of mathematics and a fabulous one (in the literal sense) for mathematicians, who saw themselves transformed from the frogs of fairy tales— regarded with a who-would-want-to-kiss-that aversion, when they were noticed at all— into fascinating royalty, portrayed on stage and screen….

Who bestowed the magic kiss on the mathematical frog?"

A Rhetorical Answer


Above: Amy Adams in "Sunshine Cleaning"

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Boys from Uruguay

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

(Continued from September 7th, 2002)

Happy Birthday, Wallace Shawn!


Shawn in "The Speed of Thought,"
a 2011 film by Evan Oppenheimer.

Uruguay is featured in that film.

See also Lichtung!.

Friday, September 23, 2011


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

For those who prefer Nick Stahl (star of "The Speed of Thought"— see previous post)
to Keanu Reeves as a savior figure, here is a still from another film with Stahl as savior—

IMAGE- Schwarzenegger carries coffin in 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines'

Backstory —

IMAGE- NY Times obits for Julius Blank and A. Richard Turner

See also a Log24 post from the day of Blank's death, The Uploading.

Times Square Church

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:56 AM

Continued from April 29, 2011


Related material— Inception and Feed Them on Your Dreams.

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