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"The ‘hidden beauty of things’ appears to be the hidden beauty of mathematical structures, an intrinsic beauty that the mathematician discovers by means of the extrinsic invention of sufficiently expressive languages.  And so, in Grothendiek’s perspective, mathematical structures appear in the phenomenological spectrum of the world, and so they are discovered - but these are discoveries that can only be made by inventing, in an almost synchronic dialectic, adequate representations of the structures in question.  The (musical, cohomological) metaphor of the motif itself shores up the idea that there exist hidden germs of structuration, which a good ‘ear’ should be able to detect.  And so Grothendiek’s motifs appear to be already present in the dynamic structure of forms, independent of their future discoverers, who’s work would consist essentially in creating the adequate languages, the theoretico-practical frameworks, and the sound boxes required to register their vibrations." - Fernando Zalamea (Synthetic Philosophy of Contemporary Mathematics)
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professional-drain:

"The ‘hidden beauty of things’ appears to be the hidden beauty of mathematical structures, an intrinsic beauty that the mathematician discovers by means of the extrinsic invention of sufficiently expressive languages.  And so, in Grothendiek’s perspective, mathematical structures appear in the phenomenological spectrum of the world, and so they are discovered - but these are discoveries that can only be made by inventing, in an almost synchronic dialectic, adequate representations of the structures in question.  The (musical, cohomological) metaphor of the motif itself shores up the idea that there exist hidden germs of structuration, which a good ‘ear’ should be able to detect.  And so Grothendiek’s motifs appear to be already present in the dynamic structure of forms, independent of their future discoverers, who’s work would consist essentially in creating the adequate languages, the theoretico-practical frameworks, and the sound boxes required to register their vibrations." - Fernando Zalamea (Synthetic Philosophy of Contemporary Mathematics)

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CITY PAPER: No Trivia 3.0, In Praise of Labor Day Rap Radio, Ma$e (and my favorite albums and singles for August)

no-trivia:

My column this week is about my local radio station 92Q’s Labor Day weekend DJ mixes, particularly hearing Ma$e’s “Breath, Stretch, Shake,” and how it provided a glimmer of hope that things are not so bad and not totally corporate-controlled. Also, my picks for the best songs and albums for August.