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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Joker

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:48 AM

"I want you on the Swansea lathe today."
— Boss of the Christ figure in "The Machinist" (2004)

Related material in this journal—

Dylan Thomas and Modern Times

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Toy Story Variations

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:30 PM

Where Entertainment Is God  continues...

New York Lottery today— Midday 710, Evening 563.

This suggeests a scientific note from the date 7/10  (2009) and the page number 563 from Dec. 29

Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society , October 2002, p. 563:

“To produce decorations for their weaving, pottery, and other objects, early artists experimented with symmetries and repeating patterns.  Later the study of symmetries of patterns led to tilings, group theory, crystallography, finite geometries, and in modern times to security codes and digital picture compactifications.  Early artists also explored various methods of representing existing objects and living things.  These explorations led to… [among other things] computer-generated movies (for example, Toy Story ).”

– David W. Henderson, Cornell University

For a different perspective on Toy Story , see the Dec. 29 post.

Other entertainments — The novel Infinite Jest  and two versions of "Heeere's Johnny !" —

            From Stanley Kubrick and from today's New York Times :

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11/110111-ShiningJest.jpg

See also All Things Shining  and the lottery theology of Jorge Luis Borges.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

True Grid

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 5:24 PM

Part I: True

Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society , October 2002, page 563

“…  the study of symmetries of patterns led to… finite geometries….”

– David W. Henderson, Cornell University

This statement may be misleading, if not (see Part II below) actually false. In truth, finite geometries appear to have first arisen from Fano's research on axiom systems. See The Axioms of Projective Geometry  by Alfred North Whitehead, Cambridge University Press, 1906, page 13.

Part II: Grid

For the story of how symmetries of patterns later did  lead to finite geometries, see the diamond theorem.

Toy Stories

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 10:31 AM

From the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society , October 2002, p. 563:

“To produce decorations for their weaving, pottery, and other objects, early artists experimented with symmetries and repeating patterns.  Later the study of symmetries of patterns led to tilings, group theory, crystallography, finite geometries, and in modern times to security codes and digital picture compactifications.  Early artists also explored various methods of representing existing objects and living things.  These explorations led to… [among other things] computer-generated movies (for example, Toy Story ).”

– David W. Henderson, Cornell University

THE SOURCE —

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/101229-Geometry-ToyStory.jpg

From the weblog The Ghost Light on Christmas Day, 2010 —

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/101229-WoodyOrBuzz.jpg

For Rachel and her children.

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Tuesday August 17, 2004

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:29 PM

Tribute

Un train peut encacher un autre.

Modern Times:

ART WARS September 27, 2002 —

From the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, October 2002, p. 563:

“To produce decorations for their weaving, pottery, and other objects, early artists experimented with symmetries and repeating patterns.  Later the study of symmetries of patterns led to tilings, group theory, crystallography, finite geometries, and in modern times to security codes and digital picture compactifications.  Early artists also explored various methods of representing existing objects and living things.  These explorations led to…. [among other things] computer-generated movies (for example, Toy Story).”

— David W. Henderson, Cornell University

From an earlier Log24.net note: 

John Frankenheimer’s “The Train” —

Und was für ein Bild des Christentums
ist dabei herausgekommen?

Friday, September 27, 2002

Friday September 27, 2002

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:10 PM

Modern Times

ART WARS September 27, 2002:

From the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, October 2002, p. 563:

"To produce decorations for their weaving, pottery, and other objects, early artists experimented with symmetries and repeating patterns.  Later the study of symmetries of patterns led to tilings, group theory, crystallography, finite geometries, and in modern times to security codes and digital picture compactifications.  Early artists also explored various methods of representing existing objects and living things.  These explorations led to…. [among other things] computer-generated movies (for example, Toy Story)."

— David W. Henderson, Cornell University

From an earlier log24.net note: 

 

ART WARS   September 12, 2002

Artist 
Ben
Shahn
was
born
on
this
date
in
1898.

John Frankenheimer's film "The Train" —

Und was für ein Bild des Christentums 
ist dabei herausgekommen?

From Today in Science History:

Locomotion No. 1

[On September 27] 1825, the first locomotive to haul a passenger train was operated by George Stephenson's Stockton & Darlington's line in England. The engine "Locomotion No. 1" pulled 34 wagons and 1 solitary coach…. This epic journey was the launchpad for the development of the railways….

From Inventors World Magazine:

Some inventions enjoyed no single moment of birth. For the steam engine or the motion-picture, the birth-process was, on close examination, a gradual series of steps. To quote Robert Stevenson: 'The Locomotive is not the invention of one man, but a nation of mechanical engineers.' George Stevenson (no relation) probably built the first decent, workable steam engines…  Likewise the motion camera developed into cinema through a line of inventors including Prince, Edison and the Lumière brothers, with others fighting for patents. No consensus exists that one of these was its inventor. The first public display was achieved by the Lumière brothers in Paris.

From my log24.net note of Friday, Sept. 13th:

"Dante compares their dance and song to God’s bride on earth, the Church, when she answers the morning bells to rise from bed and 'woo with matins song her Bridegroom's love.' Some critics consider this passage the most 'spiritually erotic' of all the one hundred cantos of the Comedy."

From my log24.net note of September 12:

 

Everybody's doin'
a brand new dance now…

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