Log24

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Faust at Harvard (For Bohr’s Birthday)

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 PM

Today's Harvard Crimson

Students Discuss Mental Health

In an effort to break the silence on an often-stigmatized topic,
members of the Harvard community gathered to share
experiences with mental illness through spoken word,
interpretive dance, and candid conversations at Friday night’s
second-annual “Words on the Mind” open mic night.

Related material from this  journal on Friday

The Hallowed Crucible

Some related symbolism (headings added Oct. 7)—

Words:

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11C/111119-NuclearSymbol-75sq.jpg

Applied Mathematics
(See Nov. 19, 2011.)

The Mind:

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11C/111118-CentralProjection.gif

Pure Mathematics
(See Tesseract.)


Today's (Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012)  Google Doodle for Bohr's birthday—


Review
  (See also Faust in Copenhagen in this journal)—

» more

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Quotes for Michaelmas

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:48 PM

A search in this journal for material related to the previous post
on theta characteristics yields

"The Solomon Key  is the working title of an unreleased
novel in progress by American author Dan Brown. 
The Solomon Key  will be the third book involving the
character of the Harvard professor Robert Langdon,
of which the first two were Angels & Demons  (2000) and 
The Da Vinci Code  (2003)." — Wikipedia

"One has O+(6) ≅ S8, the symmetric group of order 8! …."
 — "Siegel Modular Forms and Finite Symplectic Groups,"
by Francesco Dalla Piazza and Bert van Geemen, 
May 5, 2008, preprint.

"It was only in retrospect
that the silliness
became profound."

— Review of   
Faust in Copenhagen

"The page numbers
are generally reliable."

— Michaelmas 2007 

For further backstory, click the above link "May 5, 2008," 
which now leads to all posts tagged on080505

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Two Characters

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

Yesterday, May 29, was JFK's birthday.
The above is a belated quotation for that occasion.

Click on the quotation for truth instead of rhetoric.

(Why the above Google Books description of the quotation's
source is in Danish, I do not know. A search for
Bohr + Chinese in this journal may be relevant, as may
also be Faust in Copenhagen.)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Plots

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:02 AM

In memory of Copenhagen saxophonist John Tchicai,
who reportedly died last Sunday, October 7, 2012—

IMAGE- John Tchicai album 'Look to the Neutrino'

Quoted in this journal on the reported date of his death

IMAGE- NY Times review of 'Faust in Copenhagen'

But passion ever spins our plots,
And Gretchen is my treasure!

— Wolfgang Pauli character in
     Faust in Copenhagen

Related material—

"Physik als Quelle der Spiritualität:
Ein Weg von 'Gretchen' zurück zu 'Beatrice'?
 
 "
by Bruno Binggeli

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Summer Reading

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:59 AM

"What summer reading needs to be is purposeful."

New York Times  opinion column today

One of a set of posts titled "Summer Reading"
in this journal in 2007—

(Click for the original post)

IMAGE- Log24 post from August 21, 2007 - 'In the Details'

It was only in retrospect
that the silliness
became profound.

— Review of   
Faust in Copenhagen

Friday, January 22, 2010

Meta Physics

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 AM

Church Emblem

Yin-Yang emblem of duality in Niels Bohr's coat of arms, Frederiksborg Castle Church

Related material:

Faust in Copenhagen,
Meta Physics,
and yesterday's entry.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday September 11, 2009

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For 9/11

Cover of 'Underworld,' by Don DeLillo, First Edition, Advance Reader's Copy, 1997

 

Cover of Underworld,
 by Don DeLillo, First Edition,
 Advance Reader's Copy, 1997

"Time and chance
happeneth to them all."
Ecclesiastes 9:11  

Related material:

1. The previous entry, on
  Copenhagen physicist
Aage Bohr, and      
2. Notes from this journal
 from Bohr's birthday,
 June 19th, through  
        Midsummer Night, 2007…
 including notes on   
  Faust in Copenhagen
   3. Walpurgisnacht 2008 and
 Walpurgisnacht 2009

Monday, May 5, 2008

Monday May 5, 2008

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:07 AM
Lottery Sermon

"And take upon's
the mystery of things
 as if we were God's spies"
King Lear  

PA Lottery Sunday, May 4, 2008: mid-day 170, evening 144

From Log24 on Aug. 19, 2003
and on Ash Wednesday, 2004:
a reviewer on
An Instance of the Fingerpost::

"Perhaps we are meant to
see the story as a cubist
   retelling of the crucifixion."

From Log24 on
Michaelmas 2007:

Kate Beckinsale (in 'Pearl Harbor') pointing to an instance of the number 144

Google searches suggested by
Sunday's PA lottery numbers
(mid-day 170, evening 144)
and by the above
figure of Kate Beckinsale
pointing to an instance of
the number 144 —

Click to enlarge:

Search for the meaning of 170 and 144, the PA lottery numbers of Sunday, May 4, 2008

Related material:

Beckinsale in another film
(See At the Crossroads,
Log24, Dec. 8, 2006):

"For every kind of vampire,
there is a kind of cross."
Gravity's Rainbow  
 
Kate Beckinsale in Underworld: Evolution

 

Kate Beckinsale, adapted from
poster for Underworld: Evolution
(DVD release date 6/6/6)
 
There is such a thing
as a tesseract.

"It was only in retrospect
that the silliness
became profound."

— Review of  
Faust in Copenhagen

From the conclusion of
Joan Didion's 1970 novel
  Play It As It Lays

Cover of 'Play It As It Lays'

"I know what 'nothing' means,
and keep on playing."

From Play It As It Lays,
the paperback edition of 1990
  (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) —

Page 170:

"By the end of a week she was thinking constantly
about where her body stopped and the air began,
about the exact point in space and time that was the
difference between Maria and other. She had the sense
that if she could get that in her mind and hold it for

170  

even one micro-second she would have what she had
come to get."

"The page numbers
are generally reliable."

Michaelmas 2007   

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thursday November 22, 2007

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:44 AM
Aspects of Symmetry

For theoretical physicist
Sidney Coleman,

Sidney Coleman (photo from Harvard  home page)

who died on Sunday
(Nov. 18, 2007)

A comment at Peter Woit’s weblog today:

T says (3:43 AM today)

I still don’t quite understand what *EXACTLY* Sidney Coleman contributed that merits such deep reverence for him after his demise; was he like Weinberg – i.e. a very intuitive and thoughtful field theorist – or Feynman – a highly creative and original thinker; or simply a good teacher who taught at (world-famous) Harvard – and hence his stature?

My reply (4:26 AM today, awaiting moderation):

T: The following quotes may be of interest.

“Sidney Coleman comes as close as any active physicist to assuming the mantle of Wolfgang Pauli as a trenchant critic of research and as an expositor of ongoing developments in theoretical physics.” –Book review of Aspects of Symmetry

“He has… played the role of Wolfgang Pauli of his generation; he liked to disprove ideas, and he was also a genius in explaining things to others.” –Lubos Motl

Related material:

Faust in Copenhagen

and

Kernel of Eternity

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sunday November 18, 2007

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:02 AM
For Martin Scorsese
on his birthday, from
the New York Lottery:

Words and Music

Words:
In the Details

"It was only in retrospect
 that the silliness became profound.
The players were becoming possessors
of 'a truth with implicit powers
of good and evil,' Gino Segrè writes
in Faust in Copenhagen

And 'the devil… was in the details.'"

— George Johnson of
The New York Times,
quoted in Log24 on 6/23.

Music:
A Black Berry

"Her wall is filled with pictures,
she gets 'em one by one…."

Chuck Berry, quoted
in Log24 on 2/13.

NY Lottery Nov. 17, 2007: Midday 623, Evening 213

Related material:
Yesterday's Log24 entry

BlackBerry with pictures from Log24

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Saturday September 22, 2007

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:23 AM
Retrospect

"It was only in retrospect
that the silliness
became profound."
— Review of  
Faust in Copenhagen

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Tuesday July 24, 2007

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:11 AM
The Church of St. Frank

See yesterday’s entries for
some relevant quotations
from Wallace Stevens.

Further quotations for what
Marjorie Garber, replying to
a book review by
Frank Kermode, has called
the Church of St. Frank“–

Frank Kermode on

Harold Bloom:

“He has… a great, almost
selfish passion for poetry,
and he interprets difficult
texts as if there were no
more important activity
in the world, which may
be right.”

Page 348 of Wallace Stevens:
The Poems of Our Climate
,
by Harold Bloom
(1977, Cornell U. Press):

“The fiction of the leaves is now Stevens’ fiction…. Spring, summer, and autumn adorn the rock of reality even as a woman is adorned, the principle being the Platonic one of copying the sun as source of all images….

… They are more than leaves
              that cover the barren rock….

They bear their fruit    
             so that the year is known….

If they are more than leaves, then they are no longer language, and the leaves have ceased to be tropes or poems and have become magic or mysticism, a Will-to-Power over nature rather than over the anteriority of poetic imagery.”

For more on magic, mysticism, and the Platonic “source of all images,” see Scott McLaren on “Hermeticism and the Metaphysics of Goodness in the Novels of Charles Williams.” McLaren quotes Evelyn Underhill on magic vs. mysticism:

The fundamental difference between the two is this: magic wants to get, mysticism wants to give […] In mysticism the will is united with the emotions in an impassioned desire to transcend the sense-world in order that the self may be joined by love to the one eternal and ultimate Object of love […] In magic, the will unites with the intellect in an impassioned desire for supersensible knowledge. This is the intellectual, aggressive, and scientific temperament trying to extend its field of consciousness […] (Underhill 84; see also 178ff.)

— Underhill, Evelyn. Mysticism: A Study in the Nature and Development of Man’s Spiritual Consciousness. New York: Dutton, 1911.

For more on what Bloom calls the “Will-to-Power over nature,” see Faust in Copenhagen and the recent (20th- and 21st-century) history of Harvard University. These matters are also discussed inLog24 – Juneteenth through Midsummer Night.”

For more on what Underhill calls “the intellectual, aggressive, and scientific temperament trying to extend its field of consciousness,” see the review, in the August 2007 Notices of the American Mathematical Society, of a book by Douglas Hofstadter– a writer on the nature of consciousness— by magician Martin Gardner.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Saturday June 23, 2007

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 AM
Faust in Copenhagen:
 
A Struggle for
the Soul of Physics

By Gino Segrè

Illustrated. 310 pp.
Viking. $25.95.

 The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix07/FaustInCopenhagen.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

Review in the June 24
New York Times Book Review:

“As though their knowledge of the quantum secrets came with the power of prophecy, some three dozen of Europe’s best physicists ended their 1932 meeting in Copenhagen with a parody of Goethe’s ‘Faust.’….

It was only in retrospect that the silliness became profound. The players were becoming possessors of ‘a truth with implicit powers of good and evil,’ Gino Segrè writes inFaust in Copenhagen,’ his inventive new book about the era. And ‘the devil… was in the details.'” –George Johnson

Related material:

This week’s entries
on Pauli and Faust,
the entries of
  June 3 through June 6,
and the five entries
ending on April 7, 2005,
with “In the Details

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Wednesday June 20, 2007

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 1:06 AM

Kernel

Mathematical Reviews citation:

MR2163497 (2006g:81002) 81-03 (81P05)
Gieser, Suzanne The innermost kernel. Depth psychology and quantum physics. Wolfgang Pauli's dialogue with C. G. Jung. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2005. xiv+378 pp. ISBN: 3-540-20856-9

A quote from MR at Amazon.com:

"This revised translation of a Swedish Ph. D. thesis in philosophy offers far more than a discussion of Wolfgang Pauli's encounters with the psychoanalyst Carl Gustav Jung…. Here the book explains very well how Pauli attempted to extend his understanding beyond superficial esotericism and spiritism…. To understand Pauli one needs books like this one, which… seems to open a path to a fuller understanding of Pauli, who was seeking to solve a quest even deeper than quantum physics." (Arne Schirrmacher, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2006g)
 

An excerpt:

 

The image “http://www.log24.com/theory/images/PauliSquare.gif” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

I do not yet know what Gieser means by "the innermost kernel." The following is my version of a "kernel" of sorts– a diagram well-known to students of anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss and art theorist Rosalind Krauss:

The four-group is also known as the Vierergruppe or Klein group.  It appears, notably, as the translation subgroup of A, the group of 24 automorphisms of the affine plane over the 2-element field, and therefore as the kernel of the homomorphism taking A to the group of 6 automorphisms of the projective line over the 2-element field. (See Finite Geometry of the Square and Cube.)

Related material:

The "chessboard" of
   Nov. 7, 2006
(as revised Nov. 7, 2012)–

I Ching chessboard. Previous version replaced on Nov. 7, 2012, by original 1989 chessboard arrangement

I Ching chessboard

None of this material really has much to do with the history of physics, except for its relation to the life and thought of physicist Wolfgang Pauli— the "Mephistopheles" of the new book Faust in Copenhagen. (See previous entry.)

"Only gradually did I discover
what the mandala really is:
'Formation, Transformation,
Eternal Mind's eternal recreation'"

(Faust, Part Two, as
quoted by Jung in
Memories, Dreams, Reflections)
 

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Tuesday June 19, 2007

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:17 PM
 Faustus is gone:
regard his hellish fall


Marlowe

I have just read, in the New York Times Book Review that arrived in yesterday’s mail, a review of Segre’s Faust in Copenhagen.  The review, on news stands next Sunday, was titled by the Times “Meta Physicists.”

On Faust— today’s noon entry and yesterday’s “Nightmare Lessons.”

On “Meta Physicists“– an entry of June 6, on Cullinane College, has a section titled “Meta Physics.”

On Copenhagen— an entry of Bloomsday Eve, 2004 on a native of that city.

Another Dane:

“Words, words, words.”
Hamlet

Another metaphysics:

“317 is a prime,
not because we think so,
or because our minds
are shaped in one way
rather than another,
but because it is so,
because mathematical
reality is built that way.”

 — G. H. Hardy,
A Mathematician’s Apology

Monday, April 12, 2021

Two Versions of Bare Beauty

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 10:00 PM

From the Sunday night post Euclid Alone,
the new site Beauty Bare —

(The first-post date of April 12 is apparently based on UTC time.)

From today’s previous post, A Model Echo —

Saturday, April 10, 2021

In Like Flynn . . .

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:14 AM

Continues.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Gender Issues: Sleeping Beauty

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:39 AM

(With belated Easter greetings to Kate Beckinsale)

Beauty not so sleeping  —

See also Cama Suitra  and . . .

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Drilling Down . . .

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

Continues.

“See all activity” . . . Good idea.

Timeless  Capsules

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:34 AM

Drilling down . . .

My own, more abstract, academic interests are indicated by
a post from this  journal on January 20, 2020
Dyadic Harmonic Analysis: The Fourfold Square and Eightfold Cube.

Those poetically inclined may regard that post as an instance of the
intersection of the timeless  with time.”

Monday, April 5, 2021

Date

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:22 PM

This  journal on that date —

A Balcony for De Palma*

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:27 PM

This post was suggested by last night’s image of Nicola Cavanis
at the Louis Hotel in Munich by photographer Linus Meier.

Related material —

Today’s New York Times  report of a March 28 death in Rome:

* See this  journal  on St. Peter’s Day, 2020.

Cama Suitra . . .

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:27 AM

Continued from Kickstarter (Sat., April 3, 2021).

Green

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

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Mind the Gaps…

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 1:18 PM

Continues from March 17.

See as well some remarks on Chinese  perspective
in the Log24 post “Gate” of June 13, 2013.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Mind the Gaps

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 12:23 PM

Katherine Neville's 'The Eight,' edition with knight on cover, on her April 4 birthday

Page from 'The Paradise of Childhood,' 1906 edition

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Underworld Type

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:06 PM

“ LaTeX  is widely used in academia[3][4]
for the communication and
publication of scientific documents
in many fields . . . .” — Wikipedia

Related academic remarks —

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Glastonbury Meditation:

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:40 PM

Stunt Writer 


An image from this  journal on June 29, 2019 —

Related material — The Legends Slot

See as well . . .

Kingsman 2 Director Reveals
How They Shot The Glastonbury Scene
.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Haunted by the Missing Other

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:15 PM

“The innermost kernel of the ego endures.” — Schopenhauer

Disco Pigs star Elaine Cassidy listens to Christopher Marlowe:

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Cinema for Nutcrackers

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:55 PM

Finality and Cleavage . . .

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:27 PM

Continues.

Elaine Cassidy in a 2005 TV series:

Nighttown Humor*

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:07 AM

“The hallucinatory, Joycean night-town through which
Pig and Runt roam is effectively conjured . . . .”

The New York Times

“An dat liddle baba he look righ inta me, yeah.”

Disco Pigs script

* As opposed to London Humor . . .

“Who ever lov’d, that lov’d not at first sight?”

Disco Pigs star Elaine Cassidy in a later entertainment:

Saturday, March 6, 2021

London Humor

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 2:40 PM

Related posts —
Euclid Alone  and  Of  London Bondage

An Echo from Ahab

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 11:39 AM

From The New York Times  today —

From Log24  yesterday, Echo Arc

Related quote from Polonius — “To thine own self be true ….”

Monday, February 22, 2021

Design Theory

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , , — m759 @ 10:59 PM

A related image —

Related design theory in mathematics

http://m759.net/wordpress/?p=9221

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Raiders of the Lost Coordinates . . .

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:13 PM

Continues.

From posts tagged Tetrahedron vs. Square —

There is  such a thing as a 4-set.
Saying adapted from a 1962 young-adult novel.

Illustration (central detail  a  from the above tetrahedral figure) —

A Harvard Variation
from Timothy Leary —

The topics of Harvard and Leary suggest some other cultural
history, from The CoastersPoison Ivy and “Yakety Yak.”

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

The Vision Thing

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

“It could have been worse.” — James Bond to M inSpectre.”

. . . a nightmare vision of hell-on-earth . . . .
— R. Crumb on the work of artist S. Clay Wilson, 79,
who reportedly died Sunday at his home in
San Francisco.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Folklore

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:55 PM

Wendy Derleth

https://moviedatabase.fandom.com/
wiki/Wendy_Derleth


Wendy Derleth is a fictional teacher and a supporting character featured in the Wishmaster  film series. Played by actress Jenny O’Hara, she appeared in the first installment of the series, Wishmaster  in 1997.

Biography

Wendy Derleth was a professor of folklore at a university in California. Occasionally, she was called upon to lend her expertise to projects going on with the drama department, but admitted that such a thing was not really in her wheelhouse.

In 1997, a woman named Alexandra Amberson came to Professor Derleth for advice under the recommendation of art collector Raymond Beaumont. Derleth had history with Beaumont and saw Amberson’s apparent disinterest in the man as a sign of good judgment. Alex had been suffering from recent nightmares and prophetic visions relating to the presence of a Djinn. Without revealing too much, she picked Derleth’s brain about the true nature of such creatures. Wendy was quite knowledgeable about Djinn and was quick to point out that these creatures were not cute and funny as one would expect from the likes of Barbara Eden or Robin Williams. They were dangerous and ruthless monsters born from the shadows cast by the first light of creation.

Related material —

Sunday, February 7, 2021

For WandaVision Fans

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

See also posts from Jan. 31, 2003, and Jan. 5, 2005.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Review

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:59 AM

Maybe.  See Bowie singing Show us the way to the next little girl …”

Related art:

Review from Variety  (March 1, 2020):

“The trigger warning big enough to cover the plot details, let alone
the themes here, has not yet been invented (such a trigger would
have to be more in the order of the firing pin on a mortar, or maybe
the detonation code to a suitcase nuke), so proceed with caution. . . .”

Related culture:

Monday, January 18, 2021

Interestingly

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:46 PM

“Take out the papers and the trash”

—The first line of the song Yakety-Yak (1958).

Related cultural observation —

The above passage is from “The Matrix,” a post of Nov. 23, 2017 —

Sunday, January 17, 2021

“Signs and Symbols”

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:42 PM

The title is from Nabokov.

Related: A sign or symbol known to
techies as “the hamburger.”
See also “White Palace” earlier tonight.

The above image appeared earlier in posts
now tagged “Darkinbad the Brightdayler.”

Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Dreaming Jewels . . .

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:11 PM

Continues.

Ice Stone

      Meanwhile, in this  journal on the above Ice Stone date —

'Square Ice' figure

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Raiders of the Lost Coordinates

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:06 PM

Variations on the title theme —

Novus Ordo Seclorum — Harold Bloom and the Tetrahedral Model of PG(3,2)

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Kind of a Drag

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:59 AM

'Unter den Linden: Berlin's main drag comes back to life'

See also remarks from Berlin on the 6×6 square and . . .
a Harvard illustration from Linden Street —

Associative Logic

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:14 AM

“The bureaucratic innovations of the New Deal
fed into the powerful associative logic
of commonsense reasoning,
leading a number of Americans to equate science
with the technocratic, managerial liberalism
of Roosevelt and his allies.”

http://bostonreview.net/science-nature/
andrew-jewett-how-americans-came-distrust-science

From a Log24 search for “Notes Toward” —

Steven H. Cullinane, 'The Line'

“Logos and logic, crystal hypothesis,
Incipit and a form to speak the word
And every latent double in the word….”
— Wallace Stevens,
Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Small Venues

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

“… her art was rarely exhibited until the 1970s,
and then only sporadically and in small venues . . . .”

— New York Times  obituary suggested by
today’s review,

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/22/
arts/artists-who-died-2020.html

“No ordinary venue.” — Song lyric

Related material now linked to in the previous post

David Carradine displays a yellow book-- the Princeton I Ching.

Click on the Yellow Book.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Kramer’s Cross

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:21 AM

See Crucial Kramer and Galois Window.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

The Wrong Stuff

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:45 PM

Perhaps not.

Would-be psychiatrists might consult
the 1955 Aldous Huxley story “Voices.”

Friday, December 4, 2020

German Lesson: Untergang

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:37 PM

The recent posts “Bunker Bingo” and “Here’s to Efficient Packing!
suggest a review.

Alex Ross in The New Yorker  on Dec. 2, 2020, on the German
word “Untergang ” —

“The usual translation is ‘downfall,’ although
the various implications of the word—
literally, “going-under”—are difficult to capture
in English. In some contexts, Untergang  simply
means descent: a sunset is a Sonnenuntergang .

Lauren  German in a 2005 film —

See as well . . .

Here’s to Efficient Packing!

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:19 PM

“Rock music from car . . .” 

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11A/110614-TarantinoCar.jpg

Devil Music … Now in Infernovision!

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:26 PM

IMAGE- 'Devil Music' from 'Kaleidoscopes- Selected Writings of H.S.M. Coxeter'

DEVIL – MUSIC

20 pages of incidental music written at school
for G. K. Chesterton’s play MAGIC

by D. Coxeter.”

See also other posts now tagged Infernovision.

Out

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:35 PM

Ghostbusters — The Interview

Vision

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:12 AM

http://www.log24.com/log/pix18/180903-Womens_Night_Bingo-at48.41-The_Net.jpg

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Bunker Bingo

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:59 AM

See as well 5×5The Matrix of Abraham,  and Deutsche Schule Montevideo .

IMAGE- Right 3-4-5 triangle with squares on sides and hypotenuse as base

“If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put the foundations under them.”

— Henry David Thoreau

Brick Joke

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 10:56 AM

The “bricks” in posts tagged Octad Group suggest some remarks
from last year’s HBO “Watchmen” series —

Related material — The two  bricks constituting a 4×4 array, and . . .

“(this is the famous Kummer abstract configuration )”
Igor Dolgachev, ArXiv, 16 October 2019.

As is this

.

The phrase “octad group” does not, as one might reasonably
suppose, refer to symmetries of an octad (a “brick”), but
instead to symmetries of the above 4×4 array.

A related Broomsday event for the Church of Synchronology

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

How many lightbulbs … ?

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:59 PM

Annals of Subliminal Typography

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:20 PM

We all know the song.” — Today’s 11:07 AM ET post.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Space Exploration

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 2:52 PM

http://www.log24.com/log/pix18/180810-Huston-chessboard-post-100710.jpg

A sequel suggested by Jaime King’s Instagram yesterday

IMAGE- 'Right through hell there is a path.'

And they swam and they swam all over the dam.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Osterman Meets Brosterman

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 8:25 PM

See the former and the latter.

De Gustibus

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 11:44 AM

” . . . one person’s favorite comedy might be a wrenching drama to someone else.”

The Atlantic  promotional email by film critic David Sims on Saturday,
November 28, 2020, 11:37 AM ET.

See as well “Star Quality: Mirror Guy” (this  journal, 12:30 PM ET on Saturday,
November 28, 2020, the reported date of death for Darth Vader actor
David Prowse).

Sunday Morning in a Cartoon Graveyard

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:29 AM

For the Dr. Seuss School of Neuropsychopharmacology —

From the school itself —

Related material — Pilgrim’s Progress  in this  journal and . . .

an image from Log24 on December 8, 2012

IMAGE- Cover image for a free mixtape, 'Lawrence Class - The Diamond Theory,' that contains images from Steven H. Cullinane's 'Diamond Theory.'

See as well “To Think That It Happened on Prescott Street
and related posts.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Star Quality: “Mirror Guy”

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:30 PM

Related material from pure mathematicsM. J. T.  Guy

A Poster for Doctor Manhattan

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:32 AM

A nostalgia pill for Watchmen  fans.

For Harvard  Watchmen fans, a link to 2346:

http://m759.net/wordpress/?p=2346 —

To Thine Own Self Be Trieu

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:07 AM

From a post of June 12, 2018 —
Like Decorations in a Cartoon Graveyard —

More-recent neuronal art —

Friday, November 27, 2020

Unreality in Oz

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

Rebecca Harkins-Cross in Sydney Review of Books  on Nov. 25, 2020 —

Reality at Northfield

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:34 PM

See also, in memory of a Northfield, Minnesota, professor
of mathematics who reportedly died on October 28 —

Posts tagged Olaf Gate.

The Sun-Ra Code

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:24 PM

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Scientism vs. Pure Mathematics

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:18 PM

In his weblog today, Peter Woit quotes “a remarkable article
entitled Contemplating the End of Physics  posted today at
Quanta magazine [by] Robbert Dijkgraaf (the director of the IAS)”

An excerpt from the quoted remarks by the Institute for
Advanced Study director —

“All of this is part of a much larger shift in
the very scope of science, from studying what is
to what could be. In the 20th century, scientists
sought out the building blocks of reality:
the molecules, atoms and elementary particles
out of which all matter is made;
the cells, proteins and genes
that make life possible;
the bits, algorithms and networks
that form the foundation of information and intelligence,
both human and artificial. This century, instead,
we will begin to explore all there is to be made with
these building blocks.”

Then there are, of course, the building blocks of mathematical  reality:
unit cubes. See building-block.space.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Social Icons

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:24 PM

A death from Thursday, November 12, 2020 —

Other physics-related remarks from November 12
appear in this evening’s previous post.

Physics Jeopardy: “What Is a Particle?”

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:36 PM

See as well . . .

Lost in Building-Block.Space .

The Garland Modelling

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:37 AM

See also God’s Dice  and  Dead Poet Joke .

Saturday, November 14, 2020

The Grossinger Interview

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:40 PM

The following image was suggested by today’s
New York Times  obituary  of Joanna Harcourt-Smith
and by earlier Log24 posts now also tagged Grossinger.

For some background, see a book that reportedly
was published on Devil’s Night (October 30) 1997 —

The interview  date above suggests some related material
for students of bullshit and for
the Church of Synchronology

Friday, November 13, 2020

Deep State, Deep Mind, Deep Structure

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:08 PM

. . . .

In Weber’s hands, the professor and the politician
are not figures to be joined. Each remains a lonely hero
of heavy burden, sent to ride against his particular foe:
the overly structured institution of the modern mind,
the overly structured institution of the modern state.”

 

See also Chomsky in this  journal.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Who Was . . . Alex Trebek?

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:30 AM

From David Corfield today at The n-Category Café —

Collingwood writes in his Autobiography :

… a logic in which
the answers are attended
and the questions neglected
is a false logic.”

(An Autobiography , 1939, p. 31)

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Local

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:26 AM

Midrash for leftists —

The time of this journal’s previous post was 9:56
(AM, ET, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020).

“All time is local time” — Richard Grossinger,
The Night Sky: Soul and Cosmos

“You can’t fool me, i’m stickin’ to the union”
— Adapted song lyric

“On second thought, maybe you can  fool me.”

See Richard Grossinger  in Wikipedia.

Local

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:46 AM

“All politics is local.”
Saying attributed to the late Tip O’Neill

“All time is local.”
— Concept attributed to the late Albert Einstein

Related material —

See also Timequake  in this  journal.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Images in posts are down.

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 9:30 AM

The service hosting my Log24 images is down. I do not know
when it will be up again.*

Meanwhile, a WordPress Media workaround image —

Honeywell H1 Quantum Computer Methods

Related narrative for a Code Girl

“Tickle: Change, Shift, Reveal.”

* Update at 5 AM Oct. 30: Images are back.
To celebrate their return . . . .
“Dance Practice Video,” still and detail.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Theory

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:37 AM

These news items suggest a review —

The above “Pynchon’s Paranoid History” page number  appeared
in this  journal on Groundhog Day, 2015 —

David Justice on a Zeta-related theory —

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Switchin’ the Positions*

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:27 AM

“C24 is the list of codewords of the extended
binary Golay code C24.  Each codeword is expressed
by a subset of the set M  of the positions  [1, . . . , 24]
of MOG.”

— From Shimada’s notes on computational data at
http://www.math.sci.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/~shimada/
preprints/Edge/PaperEdge/compdataEdge.pdf
.

*  Related material — A new Ariana Grande video and . . .

a recent digital artwork, “Code Girl,” with accompanying story —

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Imaginarium

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:11 PM

See the title in this journal.

A Travelling Show

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

“If I were a sculptor, but then again no
Or a man who sells potions in a travelling show”

Song lyric

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Modernist Cuts

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:05 PM

“The bond with reality is cut.”

— Hans Freudenthal, 1962

Indeed it is.

Related screenshot of a book review
from the November AMS Notices

Monday, October 12, 2020

New Fields

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

Old Fields

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:00 AM

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Ikonologie des Zwischenraums

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:28 AM

The title is from a Cornell page in the previous post.

Related material (click to enlarge) —

The above remarks on primitive mentality suggest
a review of Snakes on a Plane.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Hollywood Logic

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:19 PM

See as well a recent post in memory of “Chariots of Fire” actor Ben Cross.

From  a Chrome Browser announcement  today —

Compare and contrast  “The Ghost and the Darkness” (Constellation, 1996)
and the new film “Rogue” (Lionsgate, 2020).

“Elijah?… Elijah?!” — Megan Fox in “Rogue” (00:41:47)

Ars Gratia Artis — MGM.

How Deep the Darkness*

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:51 AM

http://www.log24.com/log/pix08/080413-Marabar.jpg

* See the title phrase in this journal.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Shadowlands

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:46 PM

“What have they done to my song?”. . . C. S. Lewis might ask.

To Wakanda

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:30 AM

      Update of 5:01 PM ET the same day —

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Acid Snark

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:00 AM

Another historical quote: “Don’t take the Brown acid.”

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Gail Sheehy and the Source

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:45 PM

Sheehy reportedly died on Monday, August 24, 2020.

YouTube has the Vermont speech:

From this  journal on that date

From 'The Politics of Experience,' by R.D. Laing

Summary:  “Turn on, tune in, drop dead.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Devoutly Wished

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:10 PM

Monday, July 27, 2020

Intersections Galore

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:29 PM

Finnegans Euclid

Geometry lesson: the vesica piscis in Finnegans Wake

See also Metaphors  (March 3, 2016).

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Ornaments for Valéry*

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:27 AM

* See Valéry Ornament in this journal.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Jack in the Box

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:35 PM

The phrase “the ability to jump in and out of spaces” was quoted
in an update this morning to a July 2 post, “The Maxwell Enticement.”

This suggests other Log24 posts now tagged “Jack in the Box.”

A related image, from Know Your Meme

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Long Strange Road

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:55 PM

“The road is long
With many a winding turn”

Neil Diamond

Magic Child

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:06 PM

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Social Network

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 5:27 PM

Writer Robert Avrech on director Brian De Palma —

“Both Brian and I greatly admire Alfred Hitchcock so we were
pretty much on the same page aesthetically. That’s how I came
to write Body Double , a superb thriller that immediately thrust
me into the Hollywood limelight.”

— https://www.opednews.com/populum/page.php?
f=Behind-the-Scenes-with-Hol-by-Joan-Brunwasser-
American-Jews_Hollywood_Interviews_Judaism-Jewish-
131219-897.html

 

Friday, June 26, 2020

Persons and Operators and Things

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:13 PM
Harvard University Press on a book,
Persons and Things,
it published on March 31, 2010

Moving effortlessly between symbolist poetry and Barbie dolls, artificial intelligence and Kleist, Kant, and WinnicottBarbara Johnson not only clarifies psychological and social dynamics; she also re-dramatizes the work of important tropes—without ever losing sight of the ethical imperative with which she begins: the need to treat persons as persons. In Persons and Things , Johnson turns deconstruction around to make a fundamental contribution to the new aesthetics. She begins with

the most elementary thing we know:
deconstruction calls attention to
gaps

and reveals that their claims upon us are fraudulent. Johnson revolutionizes the method by showing that the inanimate thing exposed as a delusion is central to fantasy life, that fantasy life, however deluded, should be taken seriously, and that although a work of art “is formed around something missing,” this “void is its vanishing point, not its essence.” She shows deftly and delicately that the void inside Keats’s urn, Heidegger’s jug, or Wallace Stevens’s jar forms the center around which we tend to organize our worlds.

The new aesthetics should restore fluidities between persons and things. In pursuing it, Johnson calls upon Ovid, Keats, Poe, Plath, and others who have inhabited this in-between space. The entire process operates via a subtlety that only a critic of Johnson’s caliber could reveal to us.

I prefer the more straightforward insanity of  Operators and Things .

Barbara Johnson reportedly died on Aug. 27, 2009.  See that date
in other posts now tagged Autistic Enchantment. (That phrase is
the sort of sneering tag one may expect from deplorable academics.)

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Knock on Any Door

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:11 PM

… Not to mention strange fruit .

From a review for a dirty computer

“… a spooky motel straight out of Twin Peaks.”

Friday, June 12, 2020

Art Icons

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:01 PM

Liz Elverenli on the writers of “I Am Not Okay with This
(Instagram, Jan. 18, 2019) —

“We went full Twin Peaks.”

Perhaps not  full  Twin Peaks . . .

Update of 11:22 PM ET —

A “Not Okay” line from Episode 1.03, “The Party’s Over”

00:00:31,573 –> 00:00:34,159
Something just didn’t feel right.

I prefer the Jacky St. James illustration of this sentiment:

Egon Schiele fans other than Elverenli may agree.

“It’s showtime, folks!” — Opening scenes of “All That Jazz.”

Log Lady

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:40 AM

IMAGE- The 24-drawer filing cabinet of Lucia St. Clair Robson

“Just as these lines that merge to form a key
Are as chess squares; when month and day are four;
Don’t risk another chance to move to mate.
One game is real and one’s a metaphor.
Untold times this wisdom’s come too late.
Battle of White has raged on endlessly.
Everywhere Black will strive to seal his fate.
Continue a search for thirty-three and three.
Veiled forever is the secret door.”
Katherine Neville, aka Cat Velis, in The Eight,
Ballantine Books, January 1989, page 140

“One game is real and one’s a metaphor” —

Twin Peaks

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:01 AM

See the title as a tag.

The title was suggested by

  1. Ashlynn Yennie’s twin peaks in Showtime’s Submission  (May 2016) —
  2. Ethan Allen’s recent appearance in a Vanity Fair  piece  by Betty Gilpin.

Gilpin as Crystal in The Hunt

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Nordic Sunshine

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:23 PM

Art

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:05 PM

“Anne, Saul.  Saul, Anne.”

Click the above leap of faith for a report of an April 1 death.

Prestige

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:07 PM

See also Light History.

Tune for a Dark Corner

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:59 AM

“Like the castle in the corner
In a medieval game”

Steely Dan, Dirty Work, 1972

Number

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

Nine is a very powerful Nordic number.

Katherine Neville, author of  The Eight

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Label

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:35 PM

And the sailor said Brandy, you’re a fine girl . . . .

The Ghost Writer

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 3:14 PM

See also Litsky’s obituary from All Saints’ Day, 2018.

Litsky reportedly died on October 30, 2018 — Devil’s Night.

Theology for Jews

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 2:42 PM

See also Aloha.

But see as well . . .

Click to enlarge the above story by Paul Meyer, Dayton sports writer.

Structure

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:15 PM

The New Republic , June 1, 2020

“Ehrenreich is a writer of structure:
Her work moves level by level,
starting at the surface of
our most obvious inequalities
before pulling back to reveal
the subtleties of systemic failure.”

Sure she is. Sure it does.

Scripting Continues.

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:31 PM

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” — Joan Didion

See Lippincott’s obituary in today’s online New York Times.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Moneypenny Galore

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:32 AM

For those who prefer a forked  tongue —

Friday, May 29, 2020

Scripting

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:30 PM

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” — Joan Didion

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Unity Game

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

“Old men ought to be explorers.” — T. S. Eliot

“Everybody’s lost but me!” — Young Indiana Jones, quoted
in a book review (“Knox Peden on Martin Hägglund”) in
Sydney Review of Books  on May 26 . . .

” Here I am reminded of the words of
the young Indiana Jones alone in the desert,
decades before the Last Crusade:
‘Everybody’s lost but me.’ “

 Related remarks — Now You See It, Now You Don’t.

Finite Geometry at GitHub

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 5:04 PM

My website on finite geometry is now available
on GitHub at http://m759.github.io/ . The part
of greatest interest to coders is also at
https://repl.it/@m759/View-4x4x4#index.html .

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Finite Jest

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:17 PM

“No serious difficulty  is encountered as long as one deals
with a domain consisting of a finite number of points only,
which can be ‘called up’ one after the other.” — Weyl

Background — The relativity problem in this journal.

Continental Taste-Envy

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:35 AM

The title is a phrase by Kyle Smith, who writes with
considerable taste and little envy.

Then there is Rebecca Newberger Goldstein . . .

See as well Heidegger at Davos.

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