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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Progressive Matrix

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 6:00 AM

Yesterday's post and recent Hollywood news suggest
a meditation on a Progressive Matrix —

Oct. 12-14, 2005:

'A Poem for Pinter,' conclusion: 'Tick Tick Hash.'

'The Interpreter'-- Sean Penn to Nicole Kidman-- 'My Card.'

Click to enlarge.

"My card."

Structurally related images —

A sample Raven's Progressive Matrices  test item
(such items share the 3×3 structure of the hash symbol above):

IMAGE- Raven's Progressive Matrices item with symbols from Cullinane's box-style I Ching

Structural background —

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Cards of Identity

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 PM

Or:  Plan 9 Continues

(Suggested by this afternoon’s post Concepts of Space.)

See also Card

… and Tick Tick Hash.

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Krapp vs. Hash

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:01 AM

For the scholars gathered at a graduate conference
today and tomorrow at Cambridge University* on
"Occultism, Magic, and the History of Art"—

Part I: Krapp 

Click image for a 2006 New York Times  story 

Part II: Hash 

Top center front page, online NY Times, Christmas 2008-- Pinter dead at 78

* See Ledger and Red Ink.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Thursday December 25, 2008

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

Christmas Card

Top center front page, online NY Times, Christmas 2008-- Pinter dead at 78

Commentary

Oct. 11-14, 2005:

'A Poem for Pinter,' conclusion: 'Tick Tick Hash.'

'The Interpreter'-- Sean Penn to Nicole Kidman-- 'My Card.'
Click to enlarge.

"My card."

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Tuesday October 10, 2006

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 8:00 PM
Mate in
Two Seconds

From Oct. 14 last year:

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From Oct. 13 last year
(Yom Kippur):

A Poem for Pinter
Oct. 13, 2005

The Guardian on Harold Pinter, winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature:

"Earlier this year, he announced his decision to retire from playwriting in favour of poetry,"

Michael Muskal in today's Los Angeles Times:

"Pinter, 75, is known for his sparse and thin style as well as his etched characters whose crystal patter cuts through the mood like diamond drill bits."

Robert Stone, A Flag for Sunrise (See Jan. 25):

"'That old Jew gave me this here.'  Egan looked at the diamond….  'It's worth a whole lot of money– you can tell that just by looking– but it means something, I think.  It's got a meaning, like.'

'Let's see,' Egan said, 'what would it mean?'  He took hold of Pablo's hand cupping the stone and held his own hand under it.  '"The jewel is in the lotus," perhaps that's what it means.  The eternal in the temporal….'"

Notes on Modal Logic:

"Modal logic was originally developed to investigate logic under the modes of necessary and possible truth.  The words 'necessary' and 'possible' are called modal connectives, or modalities.  A modality is a word that when applied to a statement indicates when, where, how, or under what circumstances the statement may be true.  In terms of notation, it is common to use a box [] for the modality 'necessary' and a diamond <> for the modality 'possible.'"

A Poem for Pinter

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Commentary:

"Waka" also means Japanese poem or Maori canoe.  (For instance, this Japanese poem and this Maori canoe.)

For a meditation on "bang splat," see Sept. 25-29.

For the meaning of "tick tick," see Emily Dickinson on "degreeless noon."

"Hash," of course, signifies "checkmate."  (See previous three entries.)

For language more suited to
the year's most holy day, see
this year's Yom Kippur entry,
from October 2.

That was also the day of the
Amish school killings in
Pennsylvania and the day that
mathematician Paul Halmos died.

For more on the former, see
Death in Two Seconds.

For more on the latter, see
The Halmos Tombstone.

4x9 black monolith

Monday, November 7, 2005

Monday November 7, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:02 PM
Tick Tick Hash

On Saturday, November 5, 2005,
author John Fowles died.
 

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From Log24
on the date of
Fowles’ death: 
Coincidence
and Design

Related material:
The Collector and
Speak, Memory

From Log24
on the date of
Fowles’ death:
Contrapuntal
Themes
in a Shadowland

Related material:
The Aristos

Two years after The Collector had brought him international recognition and a year before he published The Magus, John Fowles set out his ideas on life in The Aristos.  The chief inspiration behind them was the fifth century BC philosopher Heraclitus.  In the world he posited of constant and chaotic flux the supreme good was the Aristos, ‘of a person or thing, the best or most excellent of its kind.'”

Random House Australia

Friday, October 14, 2005

Friday October 14, 2005

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 PM
At Degreeless Noon:
A Still, Small Voice
(12:00:02 PM EDT Oct. 14, 2005)
For Richard Roth, senior United Nations
correspondent for CNN, a card:

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For the religious significance
of this brief poem, see
Log24 High Holy Days entries
and yesterday’s entries.

For the relevance to the United Nations,
see the illustration in Wednesday’s entry:

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Click to enlarge.

“My card.”

For the relevance of “Tick Tick Hash
to Roth and the High Holy Days, see
the obituary of Jerome Roth
from today’s New York Times,
the Log24 entry for Monday,
a philosophical note- Elegance
and a poem by Wallace Stevens,
Asides on the Oboe.”

(Today, by the way, is the feast of
Saint Leonard Bernstein.)

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Thursday October 13, 2005

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

A Poem for Pinter

The Guardian on Harold Pinter, winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature:

"Earlier this year, he announced his decision to retire from playwriting in favour of poetry,"

Michael Muskal in today's Los Angeles Times:

"Pinter, 75, is known for his sparse and thin style as well as his etched characters whose crystal patter cuts through the mood like diamond drill bits."

Robert Stone, A Flag for Sunrise  (See Jan. 25):

"'That old Jew gave me this here.'  Egan looked at the diamond….  'It's worth a whole lot of money– you can tell that just by looking– but it means something, I think.  It's got a meaning, like.'

'Let's see,' Egan said, 'what would it mean?'  He took hold of Pablo's hand cupping the stone and held his own hand under it.  '"The jewel is in the lotus," perhaps that's what it means.  The eternal in the temporal….'"

Notes on Modal Logic:

"Modal logic was originally developed to investigate logic under the modes of necessary  and possible  truth.  The words 'necessary' and 'possible' are called modal connectives , or modalities .  A modality is a word that when applied to a statement indicates when, where, how, or under what circumstances the statement may be true.  In terms of notation, it is common to use a box [] for the modality 'necessary' and a diamond <> for the modality 'possible.'"

A Poem for Pinter

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Commentary:

"Waka" also means Japanese poem or Maori canoe.

(For instance, this Japanese poem and this Maori canoe.)

For a meditation on "bang splat," see Sept. 25-29.

For the meaning of "tick tick," see Emily Dickinson on "degreeless noon."

"Hash," of course, signifies "checkmate."  (See previous three entries.)

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