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2020-05-20 | Subject | Halfway to Divine

David turned me on to this presentation by Dylan Beattie. Even if you don't code, it is worth a watch through to the end. He references one book, Gödel, Escher, Bach, that I have always held as a goal to read. I don't have that one anymore. I do have Knuth's books on my bookshelf. If my unemployment went on at least another year, I might have been able to read them more. I referenced them a tiny bit for some graph terminology. Knuth paused the series of books for years to complete TeX, so he could finish the books with computerized typesetting that he imagined. It reminds me a bit of Matt Kirby. Kirby and Knuth are brothers in a way.

What Dylan Beattie shows, is the divine side to human exploration. We are grounded on one side by bestial acts, and on the other by the divine. We live somewhere in between, sometimes flying too close to the sun, and sometimes too close to the madness of the mud (RIP, Gen).

Out spake a Star: "Be silent, thou that slipped! The mud that caused thy fall still mirrors ME"

~The Starlit Mire by James Bertram & F Russell

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