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Monday, July 6, 2015

In Memoriam: Weintraub*

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:00 PM

Scene from 'A Good Year'

'The Power Of The Center: A Study of Composition in the Visual Arts,' by Rudolf Arnheim

* For the title, see Weintraube  in
a German-English dictionary.

This word was suggested by an
obituary in today's online Variety .  

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Riff Design

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 AM

"Leave a space." — Tom Stoppard, in a play about philosophers

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11/110105-NYTobits-Sm.jpg

The word "riff" at top in the Times  obits is from an ad for Google's Chrome browser.
The white space is artificial, made by deleting last  year's dead.

Scene from 'A Good Year'

A Good Year

For further details, click on the image below.

'The Power Of The Center: A Study of Composition in the Visual Arts,' by Rudolf Arnheim

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Wednesday July 2, 2008

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM
Let Noon Be Fair

“The serpent’s eyes shine
As he wraps around the vine”

Scene from 'A Good Year'

A Good Year

Last summer’s journal

Related material:

'The Power Of The Center: A Study of Composition in the Visual Arts,' by Rudolf Arnheim

Cover illustration:

'Spies returning from the land of Canaan with a cluster of grapes,' Biblia Sacra Germanica

Spies returning from the land of
Canaan with a cluster of grapes.

 Colored woodcut from
Biblia Sacra Germanica,
Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 1483.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Tuesday June 19, 2007

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 PM
Quine’s Shema:

0! = 1.

Hickory Dickory Dock…

Scene from A Good Year

A Good Year

Tuesday June 19, 2007

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:49 AM
Let No Man Write
My Epitaph

— Title of a novel
by Willard Motley

“Recall the passage in the Odyssey when he [Ulysses] encounters the Cyclops Polyphemos. Trying to disguise himself, to hide himself, Ulysses calls himself Outis– nobody, no man, personne. Here, in a strategy of simple erasure, the Subject masks his singularity behind no one, das Man (here in a sense that does not depend on the Heidggerian distinction between the authentic Dasein and the inauthentic das Man). In French, Outis is translated as personne, meaning no one, no particular subject.”

— Jacques Derrida, “Summary of Impromptu Remarks,” pp. 39-45 in Anyone, ed. by Cynthia Davidson (New York: Rizzoli International, 1991)

“In A GOOD YEAR, more than one reference is made to the secret of comedy. It’s all in the timing, two characters explain.” —Review at epinions.com

Time of this entry:

11:49:59

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Wednesday September 15, 2004

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:59 PM

11:59 PM: The Last Minute

For the benefit of Grace (Paley, Enormous Changes at the Last Minute), here are the September 15 lottery numbers for Pennsylvania, the State of Grace (Kelly):

Midday: 053 Evening: 373.

For the significance of the evening number, 373, see Directions Out and Outside the World (both of 4/26/04).  In both of these entries, and others to which they are linked, the number 373 signifies eternity.

The two most obvious interpretations of the midday number, 53, are as follows:

  • As a famous number of tones in musical harmonic analysis (i.e., tuning theory), as opposed to mathematical harmonic analysis ( The Square Wheel, 9/14/04), and
  • as a reference to the year 1953– a good year for Grace Kelly and the year of the classic film From Here to Eternity (the latter being signified, as noted above, by yesterday’s evening lottery number in the State of Grace).

Time and chance
happeneth to them all.”
Ecclesiastes 9-11

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