Tuesday, June 18, 2013


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For those who prefer Trudeau's
"Story Theory" of truth to his "Diamond Theory"

IMAGE- Janet Maslin's review of Max Barry's novel 'Lexicon'

Related material: Click images below for the original posts.

See as well the novel  "Lexicon" at Amazon.com 
and the word  "lexicon" in this journal.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Multispeech (continued)

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For this, the dies natalis  of poet Gerard Manley Hopkins,
it seems apt to cite a 1973 master's thesis on what the author
calls multiguity  in Hopkins. 

See also multispeech in this journal.

Related material:

See, too, the online front page of The New York Times
from 1:54 PM ET today, and, as an example  of multispeech,
yesterday morning's post Rubric's Cuber.

Yesterday's noon post concerned a forthcoming novel
about poetry and intelligence services. Some related backstory:

Sunday, October 21, 2012


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IMAGE- The 3x3 ('ninefold') square as Chinese 'Holy Field'

     Click image above
     for some background.

IMAGE- Snow White Imprisoned- An image for the Snow Queen

IMAGE- Charlize Theron as Ravenna: 'She drifted.'

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Zeitgeist Multispeech

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IMAGE- On Multispeech and the Dragonfly Lodge

— M. A. Foster, The Book of the Ler

"The Hulens themselves are closemouthed, secretive."

IMAGE- Esther Dyson, pictures from Google Zeitgeist conference at Paradise Valley, AZ

Above: Esther Dyson, pictures from Google's
2011 Zeitgeist conference at Paradise Valley, AZ.

See also "Everything's a story" (Feb. 19, 2004).

Saturday, September 11, 2010


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Continued from Halloween 2005


"They're gonna put me in the movies,
 They're gonna make a big star out of me…"

Anthony Hopkins at Dolly's Little Diner in Slipstream

Sir Anthony Hopkins in "Slipstream." See "Home from Home."

Monday, August 23, 2010


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Continued from Halloween 2005

An image suggested by three articles found online today—

Google's Book Search: A Disaster for Scholars
   (Chronicle of Higher Education )

Searching for Planet X
   (New York Times )

Deep in Rural Appalachia
   (New York Times )


For another disaster for scholars, see Naturalized Epistemology.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Multispeech for Oxford

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Happy Birthday,
Carey Mulligan


Star of "An Education"

In "An Education," Mulligan's character
applies for admission to Oxford.

Today's New York Times:

Education »

Oxford Tradition
Comes to This:
‘Death’ (Expound)

Related material:

Such words arrive on the page like suitcases at the baggage claim: You know there is something in them and they have travelled far, but you cannot tell what the writer means. The words are filled with unstated meaning. They are (the term is Ricoeur's) "packed" and need unpacking.

This method of using language, however, is not always a defect; radiantly evocative words have long been the language of myth, mysticism, and love. Also, in earlier centuries, educated readers expected to interpret writing on several different levels at once (e.g., literal, allegorical, moral, and anagogical or spiritual), so that multiple meanings were the norm. This was before the era of clear, expository, fully-explicit prose.

Visual thinkers are accustomed to their own kind of interpreting; the very act of visual perception, as Gregory (1966, 1970) and Gombrich (1959) have shown, is interpretive. When oral thinkers leave you to guess at something they have written, it is usually something that would have been obvious had the writing been a conversation. Such is not the case with visual thinkers, even whose spoken words can be mysterious references to visual thoughts invisible to anyone but the thinker.

Writing done in this "packed" manner makes more sense when read as poetry than when read as prose.


Gombrich, E. H. (1959). Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation. London: Phaidon.

Gregory, R. L. (1966). Eye and Brain: The Psychology of Seeing. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Gregory, R. L. (1970). The Intelligent Eye. New York: McGraw-Hill.

"Stacking, Packing, and Enfolding Words," by Gerald Grow in "The Writing Problems of Visual Thinkers"

Those wishing to emulate Mulligan's
character in "An Education" might,
having read the Times article above,
consult this journal's post of May 17,
"Rolling the Stone."

That post contains the following
image from the Times


May 17 was, by the way, the day
that R. L. Gregory, author of
The Intelligent Eyedied.


Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 AM

For Memorial Day Weekend:

Finn, again!

See also Time and Chance: Log24 Posts of Oct. 24, 2006*, which include a link to the work of Msgr. Robert Sokolowski of the Catholic University of America.

* For the connection between Finnegans Wake  and the date October 24, 2006, see Polyglot Joyce, p. 223, and Phrase Finder.

From the posts of Saturday, May 22— "The Lyche Gate was the covered gateway at the entrance of the church yard, where the corpse was rested until the priest issued from the church to meet the procession."

Ancient English Ecclesiastical Architecture, by Frank Wills, published by Stanford and Swords, 1850

Thursday, August 18, 2016

An Oxford Education:

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Or, "An Education Continued"

This journal on May 29, 2010, had a followup to
the previous day's post "Multispeech for Oxford"—

An Oxford workshop, "Quantum Physics and Logic," began
on the date of the above Log24 "Packed" post, May 29, 2010.
The first talk was by John Baez —

Baez's notes on his talk begin
"Duality has many manifestations in logic and physics." —

'Duality has many manifestations in logic and physics.'- John Baez

Yes, it does.

Monday, May 13, 2013


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"So we moved, and they, in a formal pattern"

Four Quartets

See also yesterday's "Multi-Levels to Keep All Happy"
and past posts that mention Multispeech.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

What Rough Beast

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Lurching Toward Decision


"Suskind… nails, I think, Obama's intellectual blind spot. Indeed, Obama himself nails it, telling Suskind that he was too inclined to search for 'the perfect technical answer' to the myriad of complex issues coming at him."

Frank Rich on Ron Suskind's new book about the White House, Confidence Men

Very distantly related material—

From "Confidence Game," an Oct. 12, 2008, post in this journal, a quasi-European perspective—

Juliette Binoche in 'Blue'  Animated 2x2 kaleidoscope figures from Diamond Theory

Kaleidoscope turning…
Shifting pattern
within unalterable structure…

– Roger Zelazny, Eye of Cat   

See also …

Gravity’s Rainbow , Penguin Classics, 1995, page 742:

"… knowing his Tarot, we would expect to look among the Humility, among the gray and preterite souls, to look for him adrift in the hostile light of the sky, the darkness of the sea….

Now there’s only a long cat’s-eye of bleak sunset left over the plain tonight, bright gray against a purple ceiling of clouds, with an iris of


Sunday, November 21, 2010

But Seriously…

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Sunday School

Lesson from The Quotable Lewis


See also Multispeech for Oxford.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Page Mark

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Multispeech is… like a kind of multidimensional speech…."

langmaker.com on The Gameplayers of Zan

The Hunt for Blue August concludes…

As quoted today in The New York Times

“We only have so much time to leave a mark.”
Carl Paladino

"Now, it’s time to turn the page."
President Obama

A search in this journal for the President's phrase yields…

For Jenny



Click on the mark for some context.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sunday October 12, 2008

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Confidence Game
Paul Newman and Robert Redford in 'The Sting'

The Winners:

European leaders in Paris agree on plan to aid banks

Related material:
Dec. 16, 2003

Moulin Bleu

Juliette Binoche in 'Blue'  Animated 2x2 kaleidoscope figures from Diamond Theory

Kaleidoscope turning…
Shifting pattern
within unalterable structure…
— Roger Zelazny, Eye of Cat   

Friday, May 9, 2008

Friday May 9, 2008

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Cubist Language Game

"Philosophers ponder the idea
 of identity: what it is to give
 something a name on Monday
 and have it respond to 
  that name on Friday…."

Bernard Holland 


From Log24 on
August 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."

Related material
for today's anniversay
of the birth of philosopher
Jose Ortega y Gasset:

Cubism as Multispeech
Halloween Meditations
(illustrated below)

Cover of 'The Gameplayers of Zan,' by M.A. Foster

"Modern art…
will always have
the masses against it."
Ortega y Gasset, 1925    

Friday, April 20, 2007

Friday April 20, 2007

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In Grand Rapids today

"… Bush spoke and answered audience questions for nearly 90 minutes inside East Grand Rapids High School in suburban Grand Rapids….

After leaving the school, Bush's motorcade stopped at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in downtown Grand Rapids, where he stood silently for a few moments after placing a bouquet of white roses at Ford's burial site on the museum grounds. The 38th president, who grew up in Grand Rapids, died Dec. 26 at age 93."


Mich. Lottery Apr. 20, 2007: Day 019, Night 001


For the meaning of the lottery icons
above, see this morning's entry and
an entry that it links to —
Time's Labyrinth continued
of March 8, 2007.

For the meaning of multispeech,
see the entries of
All Hallows' Eve, 2005:

Tesseract on the cover of The Gameplayers of Zan
"There is such a thing
as a tesseract."
A Wrinkle in Time 

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Saturday December 16, 2006

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Cubism1 as Multispeech2
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— From Pedagogy, Praxis, Ulysses

A quotation omitted from the above excerpt:

In Ulysses, there is "… the same quality of simultaneity as in cubist collage. Thus, for example, Bloom surveys the tombstones at Paddy Dignam's funeral and, in the midst of platitudinous and humorous thoughts, remembers Molly 'wanting to do it at the window'…."

Related material from quotations at the poetry journal eratio:

"The guiding law of the great variations in painting is one of disturbing simplicity.  First things are painted; then, sensations; finally, ideas.  This means that in the beginning the artist's attention was fixed on external reality; then, on the subjective; finally, on the intrasubjective.  These three stages are three points on a straight line."

— Jose Ortega y Gasset ("On Point of View in the Arts," an essay on the development of cubism)

Related material on
tombstones and windows:

Geometry's Tombstones,
Galois's Window, and
Architecture of Eternity.

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See also the following part
of the eratio quotations:

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Quotations arranged by
Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino

1 Or hypercubism: See 10/31/06.

2 Or "Wake" speech: See 10/31/05.

Monday, December 4, 2006

Monday December 4, 2006

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Descent of the God

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Related material:

All Hallows’ Eve,


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as well as

C. S. Lewis,
That Hideous Strength,
Chapter 15,
“The Descent of the Gods,”

Charles Williams,
The Carol of Amen House“:

Beauty arose of old
And dreamed of a perfect thing,
Where none shall be angry or cold
Or armed with an evil sting;

Where the world shall be made anew,
For the gods shall breathe its air,
And Phoebus Apollo there-through
Shall move on a golden stair.

(For the musical score, see
The Masques of Amen House.)

See also
A Mass for Lucero.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Wednesday June 14, 2006

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For a
Dark Lady
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Hypercube and Cube

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Hypercube and Cube

For every kind of vampire,
there is a kind of cross.
Gravity’s Rainbow

The above crosses are from an animation that “illustrates… unfolding of the nets of a hypercube (left) and cube (right).” — Christopher Thomas

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Kate Beckinsale, poster for
Underworld: Evolution
(DVD release date 6/6/6)

1641, “to unfold, open out, expand,”
from L. evolvere “unroll,” from ex- “out”
+ volvere “to roll” (see vulva).
Online Eymology Dictionary 

Related material:

Introduction to Multispeech,
All Hallows’ Eve, 2005

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Sunday November 13, 2005

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An Introduction
to Multispeech

From Log24, Oct. 31, 2005:

“They don’t understand
what it is to be awake,
To be living
on several planes at once
Though one cannot speak
with several voices at once.”

— T. S. Eliot,
The Family Reunion

From Finnegans Wake:

“And even if Humpty shell fall frumpty times as awkward again in the beardsboosoloom of all our grand remonstrancers there’ll be iggs for the brekkers come to mournhim, sunny side up with care….”

From Urban Legends Reference Pages:

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See also
the previous two entries,
Ten is a Hen and Structure,
about a mother and child.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Monday October 31, 2005

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"They don't understand
what it is to be awake,
To be living
on several planes at once
Though one cannot speak
with several voices at once."

— T. S. Eliot,
The Family Reunion

"Multispeech is
a mode of communication…
which facilitates
direct idea transference
at high speed
and with 'multiple channels'
like a kind of
 multidimensional speech –
described in contrast to
normal language
which is, of course, strictly
linear and one-dimensional."

langmaker.com on
The Gameplayers of Zan

"Examples are the
stained-glass windows
of knowledge."

Vladimir Nabokov

"necess yet again from bridge of brainbow oyotecraven stare decesis
on landaway necessity timeslast the arnings ent and tided turn yet
beastfall nor mindstorms neither in their canceling sarved cut the line
that binds ecessity towarn and findaway twill open pandorapack
wishdearth amen amenusensis opend the mand of min apend the pain
of durthwursht vernichtung desiree tolight and eadly dth cessity sesame

We are the key."

— Roger Zelazny,
Eye of Cat

See also Finnegans Wake.

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