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Monday, May 13, 2019

Star Cube

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"Before time began . . . ." — Optimus Prime

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Star Wars

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 11:00 PM

See also in this journal “desmic,” a term related
to the structure of Heidegger’s Sternwürfel .

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Star Wars (continued)

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

The New York Times  today has an
obituary of poet Harvey Shapiro

See also the following image

'King's Moves' (eight-pointed star, viewed through bars)

  elsewhere in this journal.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Star Wars

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:01 AM

IMAGE- Rudolf Koch's version of the 'double cross' symbol

  Source: Rudolf KochThe Book of Signs

The American Mathematical Society
(AMS) yesterday:

Lars Hörmander (1931-2012)
Friday November 30th 2012

Hörmander, who received a Fields Medal in 1962,
died November 25 at the age of 81. …

more »

Some related material:

See also posts on Damnation Morning and, from the
date of Hörmander's death,

Friday, December 23, 2011

Star Quality

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(Continued)

IMAGE- NYT obits: Jacob Goldman, Doe Avedon, Don Sharp

"The horror! The horror!"

IMAGE- Alyssa Milano in 'Embrace of the Vampire'

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Star Quality

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 7:00 PM

A search in memory of Gerry Rafferty,
a talented singer-songwriter who died today at 63.

"Here was finality indeed, and cleavage!"
— Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano

Friday, August 24, 2012

Down for the Count

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:00 PM

IMAGE- Jerry Nelson, voice of Count von Count, is dead at 78.

"For every kind of vampire…"

IMAGE- Eight-pointed star formed by the four symmetry axes of the square

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Chapman’s Homer

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

Louis Sahagun in today's Los Angeles Times

The late Professor Marvin W. Meyer

 "was our Indiana Jones,"  said James L. Doti,
president of Chapman University in Orange,
where Meyer held the Griset Chair in Bible
and Christian Studies and was director of
the Albert Schweitzer Institute.

Meyer reportedly died on August 16.

IMAGE- The late Professor Marvin W. Meyer of Chapman University in Orange, CA, with the university's emblem, the eight-pointed star

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Semiotics

m759 @ 4:00 AM

IMAGE- Eight-pointed star formed by the four symmetry axes of the square

"Two clichés make us laugh, but
a hundred clichés move us
because we sense dimly that the clichés
are talking among themselves and
celebrating a reunion."

— Umberto Eco

"'Casablanca': Cult Movies and Intertextual Collage,"
by Umberto Eco in SubStance , Vol. 14, No. 2, Issue 47:
In Search of Eco's Roses  (1985), pp. 3-12.

(This paper was presented at a symposium,
"Semiotics of the Cinema: The State of the Art,"
in Toronto on June 18, 1984.)
Journal article published by U. of Wisconsin Press.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3685047.

Click image for some related material.

 

 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Reflection

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:29 PM

"But even if the religious note is dissonant to some of us,
 it seems hard to come up with a better formulation
 of what a college should strive to be: an aid to reflection…."

— Andrew Delbanco, Chronicle of Higher Education , Feb. 26, 2012

Another aid to reflection—

The logo of an institution that advertised today in the Chronicle
next to Delbanco's article—

IMAGE- Eight-pointed star logo of Chapman University

Click logo for context.  The institution's original name
was Hesperian  College

For some background, see Evening Star in this journal.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday April 23, 2009

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:24 PM
Star Quality

Eight-pointed star, background image for the E! Online logo

This deliberately cryptic entry is to thank an anonymous reader in Sweden for the following footprint:

Sweden
Speedy
…&uid=37798719 4/23/2009
4:33 PM

“Speedy” is the browser name supplied to the server. The link is to a Columbus Day, 2003, entry with the song phrase “spinnin’ wheel, spinnin’ true.” The time is Eastern Daylight.

Related material:

Vide today’s midday PA lottery number, 177, the 1919 edition of The Oxford Book of English Verse, and the time (interpreted, in a Joycean manner, as a date) of this morning’s first entry.

Happy birthday to Judy Davis
and happy Day of the Book.

Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1900

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday March 22, 2009

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:00 PM
Funeral Services Held
for Natasha Richardson

E! Online today, 1 PM PDT:

“Family and friends of Natasha Richardson said their final farewells to the late actress Sunday afternoon during a small, private funeral held near her Millbrook home in upstate New York….

Richardson died on Wednesday [March 18, 2009] at the age of 45 from a head injury she suffered [on Monday, March 16, 2009] while skiing in Canada.

The funeral began after the family arrived in a police-escorted motorcade at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lithgow, where Neeson and her sons are members….”

For what it’s worth…

Background image
for the E! story:

Eight-pointed star, background image for the E! Online logo

Related images —
Midsummer Night
in the Garden of
Good and Evil
.

See also:

God as Trauma,”
by a former vicar
of the Lithgow church,
and Drunkard’s Walk.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

For Mask Aficionados

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Box of Nothing

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 12:13 AM

(Continued)

And six sides to bounce it all off of.” 

For those who prefer comedy —

Other toys: Archimedes at Hiroshima and related posts.

Tony Award

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Tony Stark: That’s how I wished it happened.
Binarily Augmented Retro-Framing, or BARF.
God, I gotta work on that acronym.
An extremely costly method of hijacking the
hippocampus to . . . clear traumatic memories. Huh.”

Another acronym — AIEEE    !

Monday, March 2, 2020

The Alohomora Code

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Entertainment and More  Entertainment

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Eye of the Beholder

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Exploring Schoolgirl Space…

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:59 PM

Continued .

"Old men ought to be explorers." — T. S. Eliot.

Rose the Hat in her younger days.

See as well Barsotti in this journal.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Doris Day at the Hudson Rock

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

" 'My public image is unshakably that of
America’s wholesome virgin, the girl next door,
carefree and brimming with happiness,' 
she said in Doris Day: Her Own Story
a 1976 book . . . ."

From "Angels & Demons Meet Hudson Hawk" (March 19, 2013) —

From the March 1 post "Solomon and the Image," a related figure —

Friday, March 1, 2019

Solomon and the Image

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 2:27 AM

"Maybe an image is too strong
Or maybe is not strong enough."

— "Solomon and the Witch,"
      by William Butler Yeats

Friday, September 30, 2016

Desmic Midrash

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:19 AM

The author of the review in the previous post, Dara Horn, supplies
below a midrash on "desmic," a term derived from the Greek desme 
δεσμή , bundle, sheaf, or, in the mathematical sense, pencil —
French faisceau ), which is apparently related to the term desmos , bond 

(The term "desmic," as noted earlier, is relevant to the structure of
Heidegger's Sternwürfel .)

The Horn midrash —

(The "medieval philosopher" here is not the remembered pre-Christian
Ben Sirah (Ecclesiasticus ) but the philosopher being read — Maimonides:  
Guide for the Perplexed , 3:51.)

Here of course "that bond" may be interpreted as corresponding to the
Greek desmos  above, thus also to the desmic  structure of the
stellated octahedron, a sort of three-dimensional Star of David.

See "desmic" in this journal.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Articulation

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:30 PM

Cassirer vs. Heidegger at Harvard —

A remembrance for Michaelmas —

A version of Heidegger's "Sternwürfel " —

From Log24 on the upload date for the above figure —

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Scholia

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:48 PM

Heidegger- 'The world's darkening never reaches to the light of being'

Scholia —

D. H. Lawrence quote from 'Kangaroo'

South Australia goes dark

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Chemistry 101

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:12 PM

For Dr. Thompson

Probably not the page 101 that
Dr. Thompson wanted, but it will
have to do.

Apocalypse Wow (continued)

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:00 PM

For fans of the Holy Bible —

“I have stolen more quotes and thoughts and purely elegant
little starbursts of writing  from the Book of Revelation than
anything else in the English language— and it is not because
I am a biblical scholar, or because of any religious faith, but
because I love the wild power of the language and the purity
of the madness that governs it and makes it music.”

— Hunter S. Thompson, Author’s Note, Generation of Swine

(Requoted from White Stone, a Log24 post of March 2, 2005.)

See also the work of another psychopharmacologist
in today's noon post.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Fields

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , — m759 @ 1:20 AM

Edward Frenkel recently claimed for Robert Langlands
the discovery of a link between two "totally different"
fields of mathematics— number theory and harmonic analysis.
He implied that before Langlands, no relationship between
these fields was known.

See his recent book, and his lecture at the Fields Institute
in Toronto on October 24, 2013.

Meanwhile, in this journal on that date, two math-related
quotations for Stephen King, author of Doctor Sleep

"Danvers is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, 
United States, located on the Danvers River near the
northeastern coast of Massachusetts. Originally known
as Salem Village, the town is most widely known for its
association with the 1692 Salem witch trials. It is also
known for the Danvers State Hospital, one of the state's
19th-century psychiatric hospitals, which was located here." 

"The summer's gone and all the roses fallin' "

For those who prefer their mathematics presented as fact, not fiction—

(Click for a larger image.)

The arrows in the figure at the right are an attempt to say visually that 
the diamond theorem is related to various fields of mathematics.
There is no claim that prior to the theorem, these fields were not  related.

See also Scott Carnahan on arrow diagrams, and Mathematical Imagery.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Mathematics and Narrative (continued)

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , — m759 @ 10:18 AM

Angels & Demons meet Hudson Hawk

Dan Brown's four-elements diamond in Angels & Demons :

IMAGE- Illuminati Diamond, pp. 359-360 in 'Angels & Demons,' Simon & Schuster Pocket Books 2005, 448 pages, ISBN 0743412397

The Leonardo Crystal from Hudson Hawk :

Hudson:

Mathematics may be used to relate (very loosely)
Dan Brown's fanciful diamond figure to the fanciful
Leonardo Crystal from Hudson Hawk 

"Giving himself a head rub, Hawk bears down on
the three oddly malleable objects. He TANGLES 
and BENDS and with a loud SNAP, puts them together,
forming the Crystal from the opening scene."

— A screenplay of Hudson Hawk

Happy birthday to Bruce Willis.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Mathematical Imagery

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 10:28 PM

Bourgain and Tao

From the Crafoord Prize website

Related meta -mathematical image from Diamond Theory

Mathematical  image related to combinatorics—

See also permutahedron in this journal.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sunday July 13, 2008

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:24 PM
Christ's High Table

C. P. Snow in A Mathematician's Apology :

FOREWORD

"It was a perfectly ordinary night at Christ's high table, except that Hardy was dining as a guest. He had just returned to Cambridge as Sadleirian professor, and I had heard something of him from young Cambridge mathematicians. They were delighted to have him back: he was a real  mathematician, they said, not like those Diracs and Bohrs the physicists were always talking about: he was the purest of the pure. He was also unorthodox, eccentric, radical, ready to talk about anything. This was 1931, and the phrase was not yet in English use, but in later days they would have said that in some indefinable way he had star quality."

Perhaps now also at Christ's high table– Scarlett O'Hara's Younger Sister , Evelyn Keyes, who died on July 4, 2008:

"… the memory of Evelyn Keyes looking at herself on the screen, exclaiming: 'There's star quality! Look at those tits!'"
 

http://www.log24.com/log/pix08/Evelyn_Keyes_in_99_River_Street.jpg

Evelyn Keyes in 99 River Street

 

See also "Supper at Eight" and
Irreconcilable Differences.

Wednesday, March 2, 2005

Wednesday March 2, 2005

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:22 PM

White Stone

"I have stolen more quotes and thoughts and purely elegant little starbursts of writing from the Book of Revelation than anything else in the English language– and it is not because I am a biblical scholar, or because of any religious faith, but because I love the wild power of the language and the purity of the madness that governs it and makes it music."

— Hunter S. Thompson, Author's Note, Generation of Swine

In memory of Peter Foy,
who died in Las Vegas
on 2/17

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Revelation 2:17:

"And I will give him a white stone…."

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Related material:

2003 2/17: "immortal diamond"
2004 2/17:  "hard core"           
2005 2/17:  "the diamond"       

For an "elegant starburst," see

"Starflight," from 10/10, 2004

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the date of
Christopher Reeve's death.

See also
Revelation 10:10

"And I took the little book
out of the angel's hand,
and ate it up; and it was in my mouth
sweet as honey: and as soon as I had
eaten it, my belly was bitter."

For the relationship of this verse to
the style of Hunter Thompson, see

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From the Department of Justice:
"LSD generally is taken by mouth.
The drug is colorless and odorless
but has a slightly bitter taste."
Among the street terms for LSD
is "Superman."

Saturday, April 12, 2003

Saturday April 12, 2003

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:23 PM

2:23 PM
Sequel
to the previous two entries

"This world is not conclusion;
A sequel stands beyond…."
— Emily Dickinson

Today's birthday: dancer/actress Ann Miller.

"In 1937, she was discovered by Lucille Ball…."

Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz,
and Ann Miller, cast photo
from Too Many Girls (1940)

"Just goes to show star quality shines through…."
— Website on Too Many Girls 

"It'll shine when it shines."
— Folk saying, epigraph to The Shining

"Shine on, you crazy diamond."
Pink Floyd

"Well we all shine on…"
— John Lennon, "Instant Karma"

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