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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Malfunctioning TARDIS

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 11:01 AM

(Continued from previous TARDIS posts)

Summary: A review of some  posts from last August is suggested by the death,
reportedly during the dark hours early on October 30, of artist Lebbeus Woods.

An (initially unauthorized) appearance of his work in the 1995 film
Twelve Monkeys 

 … suggests a review of three posts from last August.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Defining Form

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 11:01 AM 

Continued from July 29 in memory of filmmaker Chris Marker,
who reportedly* died on that date at 91 at his home in Paris.

See Slides and Chantingand Where Madness Lies.

See also Sherrill Grace on Malcolm Lowry.

Washington PostOther sources say Marker died on July 30.

 These notably occur in Marker's masterpiece
     La Jetée  (review with spoilers).

 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Triple Feature

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 11:11 PM

IMAGE- Triple Feature: 'Twelve Monkeys,' Reagan National Airport on July 31, 2012, and 'Die Hard 2'

For related material, see this morning's post Defining Form.

 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Doctor Who

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 2:00 PM

On Robert A. Heinlein's novel Glory Road

"Glory Road  (1963) included the foldbox , a hyperdimensional packing case that was bigger inside than outside. It is unclear if Glory Road  was influenced by the debut of the science fiction television series Doctor Who  on the BBC that same year. In Doctor Who , the main character pilots a time machine called a TARDIS, which is built with technology which makes it 'dimensionally transcendental,' that is, bigger inside than out."

— Todd, Tesseract article at exampleproblems.com

From the same exampleproblems.com article—

"The connection pattern of the tesseract's vertices is the same as that of a 4×4 square array drawn on a torus; each cell (representing a vertex of the tesseract) is adjacent to exactly four other cells. See geometry of the 4×4 square."

For further details, see today's new page on vertex adjacency at finitegeometry.org.

 

"It was a dark and stormy night."— A Wrinkle in Time

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Malfunctioning TARDIS

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 11:01 AM

From a Sept. 17, 2010, post of Peter J. Cameron
that was linked to here at 8 AM ET today

In a recurring motif in the second Quartet, “East Coker”, Eliot says,

Time future and time past
Are both somehow contained in time present

and, in “Little Gidding”,

… to apprehend
The point of intersection of the timeless
With time, is an occupation for the saint

This should read instead…

In a recurring motif in the first Quartet, “Burnt Norton”, Eliot says,

Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future
And time future contained in time past

and, in “The Dry Salvages”,

… to apprehend
The point of intersection of the timeless
With time, is an occupation for the saint

Related material from this journal in 2003

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

V is for Verity

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 PM

Or: Spectral Theory 
(continued from Oct. 2, 2013, and earlier)

A memorable phrase by Verity Stob
at theregister.co.uk on Jan. 26:

"… remember you're not just an emotionless Dalek.
You are in the lavender  band of the autistic spectrum."

See also lavender  in this journal

("Dalek, Spacek.  Spacek, Dalek.")

Verity herself —

Verity's column, illustrated above, on Nov. 12, 2013,
was titled "Three Men in a Tardis."

Connoisseurs of synchronicity may consult my own
remarks on that date.  Three men discussed there
are the two X-Men patriarchs Patrick Stewart and 
Ian McKellen, as well as a more interesting character,
composer Sir John Tavener.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

State of the NOW:

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:30 PM

The Malfunctioning TARDIS continues

The New York Times  this evening claims that
this is a photo from the Year of Our Lord 1970:

It clearly is not.  [See correction below.]

Related material: 

See the reference to 1970 in a post from last Saturday night
and an image from the 2002 film Minority Report :

Update to Log24 at 6:52 PM ET Jan. 21
copied from an earlier correction at the Times :

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Time in the Garden

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:45 PM

“The voodoo priestess looked across the table at her wealthy client, a man on trial for murder:
‘Now, you know how dead time works. Dead time lasts for one hour– from half an hour
before midnight to half an hour after midnight. The half-hour before midnight is for doin’ good.
The half-hour after midnight is for doin’ evil….’”

– Glenna Whitley, “Voodoo Justice,” The New York Times , March 20, 1994

Sally Forth  on September 5th, 2012—

 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Doctor Who

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 2:00 PM

On Robert A. Heinlein's novel Glory Road

"Glory Road  (1963) included the foldbox , a hyperdimensional packing case that was bigger inside than outside. It is unclear if Glory Road  was influenced by the debut of the science fiction television series Doctor Who  on the BBC that same year. In Doctor Who , the main character pilots a time machine called a TARDIS, which is built with technology which makes it 'dimensionally transcendental,' that is, bigger inside than out."

— Todd, Tesseract article at exampleproblems.com

From the same exampleproblems.com article—

"The connection pattern of the tesseract's vertices is the same as that of a 4×4 square array drawn on a torus; each cell (representing a vertex of the tesseract) is adjacent to exactly four other cells. See geometry of the 4×4 square."

For further details, see today's new page on vertex adjacency at finitegeometry.org.

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