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Message of the Week – 1.19-1.30.2018
There is magic at work in the world –
Yet it is unseen
It works not the way the movies do
[…] When a woman with only a styrofoam sword and costume faery wings can drive a line of 200 riot police back two steps by her words […]
Still somewhat conflicted on publishing what I wrote from a random seed on 1/19, but it had been too long. I wonder what people think? :
That is a wheel (to go, etc) and a jester/joker/trickster hat. I have also since struck the male/female symbols from my symbol group (replaced with a puzzle piece and a skull, for the moment). There have been several revisions to the ‘lexicon’ since starting on it in October 2016. I may have found my final version. Not sure.
Quote(s) of the Week
e^iπ + 1 = 0
And Benjamin Peirce, a noted American 19th-century philosopher, mathematician, and professor at Harvard University, after proving Euler’s identity during a lecture, stated that the identity “is absolutely paradoxical; we cannot understand it, and we don’t know what it means, but we have proved it, and therefore we know it must be the truth”.
Euler’s identity is often cited as an example of deep mathematical beauty. Three of the basic arithmetic operations occur exactly once each: addition, multiplication, and exponentiation. The identity also links five fundamental mathematical constants:
Stanford University mathematics professor Keith Devlin has said, “like a Shakespearean sonnet that captures the very essence of love, or a painting that brings out the beauty of the human form that is far more than just skin deep, Euler’s equation reaches down into the very depths of existence”.
Link of the Week
Message of the Week 1.16.2018
What does or does not a City?
What is articulated and fluid?
Loop by loop the floating signpost ran
In and between
Across & throughout
Neither circle nor spiral
Neither linear or exponential
Yet also bounded
With blinding speed the world’s wisdom freshened up
Who runs the Bingo?
Who runs your Thermodynamic?
Reach not for arrows, but for clovers
Slip on some pockets and jump out the door
Quote of the week
Taylor had fallen asleep with headphones on, behind the driver’s seat. Dorothea was telling a story about a woman who built a house in the middle of a never-ending landslide, and her story made their car go 300 miles per hour. Kawashima was busy driving.
Ernesto’s response: “We could not ‘break’ nature if we spent a million years trying. This planet is a speck, and we are specks on a speck. But our little habitat is fragile, and we cannot live without it.”
All the Birds in the Sky – Charlie Jane Anders (#5, Time Top 10 Novels of 2016, Nebula Award Winner)
I found this book in a Little Free Library (littlefreelibrary.org). I would give it a 10 out of 5 for magic and a 6 of 5 for sci-fi. The story and all that is also cool, but fiction critic is not among my skills. (Disclaimer: this is not meant to imply that magic works this way in the real world…. AFAIK)
Page of the Week
An Open Mind: Sera Davidow Questions What We Think We Know About Mental Illness – Tracy Frisch, The Sun Magazine, April 2017
Message of the Week 1.10.2018
The Person of Mother Gaia, the Self of
_ Spider Mother, the Identity of Star
__ Goddess, the Being of Human, the
___ Consciousness of Superorganism, the Ego
____ of Dolphin, the Spirit of Microbe,
_____ the Experience of Space-time, the
______ Feeling of Nebula, the Vitality of
_______ Fungal Megafauna, the Knowingness
________ of Tree, the Is-ness of Rocks, the Libido
_________ of Magma, the Story of Song,
__________ the Movie of Philosophy,
___________ the animateness of all,
____________ the Lore of the understory
Randomly chosen seed at image top left. DWR = An app called Deepware Rupture.
Quote of the Week
Is pointing and laughing something we do naturally, or do we have to learn it? Likewise, can someone without a sense of humor be taught to have one, or must it be beaten into him?
If your friend is struck by lightning and he seems to be all right, but his hair is smoking, is it O.K. to laugh?
Is there a story that would best illustrate what humor is, and, if so, what would that story be?
Do insects have a sense of humor, and does it involve stinging you?
The Mysteries of Humor – Jack Handey – The New Yorker 1.15.2018
Link of the Week
3 glyph seed chosen at random:
A radio story – a scientist who was developing dementia, (I think it was dementia?), developed a common symptom: inability to read analog clocks. He retaught himself, eventually, after reconceptualizing the clock as a “Superposition of Three Types”, (seconds, minutes, hours), which it is.
Symbol of symbol
Interval of time
Base unit of knowing
Divisions of measurement
Articles of code
Words to the wind
Transposition of figures
Portability of speech
Fixability of language
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May be done for the night. Will be some phases. The Message of the Week will hopefully start happening regularly without a need to do code by hand. [[ PS: not 100% of links on old site guaranteed to work properly at this time. ]]