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A Fern Grows in Malibu (thanks to The LAEV)

Thanks for the good times at the BBQ and the mulch… I am fighting the good fight (the reterritorialization of the ferns in the entranceway of the house. Many thanks to the folks at LAEV for getting everything ready to mulch and fpr letting me play in the earth and shit. Yeah!)

Thom Thom Drumming (circle the wagons!!!), Catastrophies, still Beating Hearts and the Topology of Biological Time

Well, actually, that’s for another day… a day I understand it. Today some links on biology and topology, specifically Glass, Winfree and Thom. (Thanks again! See below for a richer shout out.) Overview: Topological Approached to Biological Dynamics by L. Glass The Geometry of Biological Time by A. Winfree Structural Stability and Morphogenesis by Rene […]

The most dense thing I’ll compile tonight

Late night interweb trolling for connections… tikz and GraphViz % A complete graph % Author: Quintin Jean-Noël % \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} %%% \begin{comment} :Title: A complete graph :Tags: Foreach;Graphs;To paths :Author: Jean-Noël Quintin :Slug: complete-graph \end{comment} \usetikzlibrary[topaths] % A counter, since TikZ is not clever enough (yet) to handle % arbitrary angle systems. \newcount\mycount \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[transform […]

Fiat Lux and “The Gay Science”

Nietzsche called The Gay Science “the most personal of all my books.” It was here that he first proclaimed the death of God — to which a large part of the book is devoted — and his doctrine of the eternal recurrence. Gawd is love… God is Dead After Buddha was dead, people showed his […]

Thought of hugging/pinching a 2-manifold in R^3 (or higher D)?

Me neither, but I want to learn how. To that end I am reading a couple of suggested books, mostly calculus, and a little geometry, in the hopes of expanding my understanding from this to something more like this and finally this… I have a long road to travel and I’m certainly not claiming that […]