"Three Quarks for mister Mark!" --James Joyce, Finnegans Wake.

"The structure of C60 is a truncated (T = 3) icosahedron, which resembles an association football ballof the type made of twenty hexagons and twelve pentagons, with a carbon atom at the vertices of each polygon and a bond along each polygon edge.--http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fullerene

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I first encountered the name William Rowan Hamilton in Dr. Wilson's book Coincidance, and at least remember that he innovated many areas of mathematics, some of which relate to both relativity and quantum mechanics, that came many years after he made his innovations. And upon re-reading Coincidance' you get the impression that James Joyce synthesized some of Hamilton's works into his own, and into 'Finnegans Wake' in particular, this scientific and systemic investigation runs throughout Coincidance (1988), a text that remains for me an unprecedented guide book to art and physics, providing hundreds of avenues for new research experiments and new analysis. Please read on.

With the background of the tale of the tribe, and our task of creating new maps and metaphors for communicating the what nots' of a new global encyclopedia, I will here concentrate on the geometries I suspect may best reflect our subject matter, and make some propositions as to structure of a new map.

I hope that my subjective contributions can be countered by your own feedback and stories of synchronous 'messages' you feel you experienced or are experiencing right now, if possible, messages communicable to the tribe.

"In the history of writing symbols proceeded from ideographic (e.g. an icon of a bull's head in a list inventory, denoting that the following numeral refers to head of cattle) to logographic (an icon of a bull denoting the Semitic word ʾālep "ox"), to phonetic (the bull's head used as a symbol in rebus writing, indicating the glottal stop at the beginning of the word for "ox", viz. the letter Aleph).

Quark Etymology (WIKI ENTRY)

Gell-Mann originally named the quark after the sound made by ducks.[44[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quark#cite_note-47|]]] For some time, he was undecided on an actual spelling for the term he intended to coin, until he found the word quark in James Joyce's book Finnegans Wake:

Gell-Mann went into further detail regarding the name of the quark in his book, The Quark and the Jaguar:[46[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quark#cite_note-Murray-49|]]]

In 1963, when I assigned the name "quark" to the fundamental constituents of the nucleon, I had the sound first, without the spelling, which could have been "kwork". Then, in one of my occasional perusals of Finnegans Wake, by James Joyce, I came across the word "quark" in the phrase "Three quarks for Muster Mark". Since "quark" (meaning, for one thing, the cry of the gull) was clearly intended to rhyme with "Mark", as well as "bark" and other such words, I had to find an excuse to pronounce it as "kwork". But the book represents the dream of a publican named Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker. Words in the text are typically drawn from several sources at once, like the "portmanteau" words in "Through the Looking-Glass". From time to time, phrases occur in the book that are partially determined by calls for drinks at the bar. I argued, therefore, that perhaps one of the multiple sources of the cry "Three quarks for Muster Mark" might be "Three quarts for Mister Mark", in which case the pronunciation "kwork" would not be totally unjustified. In any case, the number three fitted perfectly the way quarks occur in nature.


Icosian Calculus
The Icosian Calculus is a non-commutative algebraic structure discovered by the Irish mathematician William Rowan Hamilton in 1856.[1][2] In modern terms, he gave a group presentation of the icosahedral rotation group by generators and relations. Hamilton’s discovery derived from his attempts to find an algebra of "triplets" or 3-tuples that he believed would reflect the three Cartesian axes. The symbols of the Icosian Calculus can be equated to moves between vertices on a dodecahedron. Hamilton’s work in this area resulted indirectly in the terms Hamiltonian circuit and Hamiltonian path in graph theory.[3] He also invented the Icosian game as a means of illustrating and popularising his discovery.

As point group
The icosahedral rotation group I with fundamental domain. Apart from the two infinite series of prismatic and antiprismatic symmetry, rotational icosahedral symmetry or chiral icosahedral symmetry of chiral objects and full icosahedral symmetry or achiral icosahedral symmetry are the discrete point symmetries (or equivalently, symmetries on the sphere) with the largest symmetry groups.
Icosahedral symmetry is not compatible with translational symmetry, so there are no associated crystallographic point groups or space groups.

Group structure
The icosahedral rotation group I is of order 60. The group I is isomorphic to A5, the alternating group of even permutations of five objects. This isomorphism can be realized by I acting on various compounds, notably the compound of five cubes (which inscribe in the dodecahedron), the compound of five octahedra, or either of the two compounds of five tetrahedra (which are enantiomorphs, and inscribe in the dodecahedron).

Icosahedral symmetry
A regular icosahedron has 60 rotational (or orientation-preserving) symmetries, and a symmetry order of 120 including transformations that combine a reflection and a rotation. A regular dodecahedron has the same set of symmetries, since it is the dual of the icosahedron.
The set of orientation-preserving symmetries forms a group referred to as A5 (the alternating group on 5 letters), and the full symmetry group (including reflections) is the product A5 × C2. The latter group is also known as the Coxeter group H3.

Symmetry groups
A Schläfli symbol is closely related to reflection symmetry groups, also called Coxeter groups, given with the same indices, but square brackets instead [p,q,r,...]. Such groups are often named by the regular polytopes they generate. For example [3,3] is the Coxeter group for Tetrahedral symmetry, and [3,4] is octahedral symmetry, and [3,5] is icosahedral symmetry.
[edit] Regular polygons (plane)
The Schläfli symbol of a regular polygon with n edges is {n}.
For example, a regular pentagon is represented by {5}.
See the convex regular polygon and nonconvex star polygon.
For example, {5/2} is the pentagram.


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"Do people who think "ideogrammically" develop different "brains" Than people who think alphabetically?
Bucky Fuller and Ez agree with Fenollosa that they do.
What do you think?--RAW

What DO you think?

Earlier this year I started some vocal exercises based upon the traditional Indian drum language called Konnakol. The system can be viewed as a syllabic pyramid when drawn out on paper, and I soon came up with the idea of basing a poem on similar principles, which soon turned into a rough index to the tale of the tribe, a cluster of terms based around 12 characters, strictly 12 due to the geometric configuration. But the finished 'poem' lacked the precise 'spoken' syllabic structure.

In a moment of wisdom inspired by both my friends CHU and Bogus Magus, I realized that the pyramids would tessellate into a 20 sided Icosahedron, invoking Buckminster Fuller and his geodesics a little bit. I have yet to experiment with different scales and different geometries, the carbon 60 molecule or 'Bucky Ball' for example is attractive to me, and I had a minor synchronicity a few weeks back when Google used the Buckminster Fullerene as their 'doodle' of the day, just as I was meditating on Bucky. Hence ideogrammic Fullerene's.

Ez had read some of Bucky and respected him enough to include him in Canto 97, and the line: 'Bucky goes in for structure, but consumption is still done by animals' a line that I feel describes our current consumer driven ecological breakdown, while surrounded by technology and solutions, but seemingly a lack of cohesion, and/or communication? Damn it!!!

Bucky has many parallels with Ez, and although I'm stepping into a murky area of the unknown, without much evidence other than that line from the Canto and RAW's connection of the two in TTOTT, (plus Hugh Kenner's remarks from his book The Pound Era. I see how they both chime similar bells with their views on economics, money, and global finance. The differences maybe best defined by their different writing style and recognized profession's. Bucky seemed to get on OK with the authorities, whereas Ez has some trouble. Bucky, the Design Scientist, Pound the modernist Poet, however both looking for new maps for humanity and the continued tale, you might say and both seemed aware that international finance plays an essential role in the performance and distribution of new ideas, on behalf of, and to the benefit of 'all-around-the-world-humanity', and sadly to its detriment.

Ez and his Cantos were referred to often by RAW during his TTOTT class (2005), and you can read his illuminating commentary to the early Cantos at the deepleaf library where you will find other treasures and links (although some are broken links), and RAW usually quotes Ez as a huge influence on his critical thinking, writing and 'process' oriented' philosophy.

How do you view Buckminster Fuller and Ezra Pound and their principles in relation to 'the tale of the tribe' and our discussion on 'hologrammic prose' and/or the 'Hermetic Style'?

"Buckie' has gone in for structure (quite rightly)
/but consumption is still done by animals. -Ezra Pound, Cantos 97, (Thrones).

"R. Buckminster Fuller, in his Synergetic-Energetic Geometry, which he claims is the "co-ordinate system of the Universe," reduces all phenomena to geometric-energetic constructs based on the tetrahedron (4-sided), the octet truss (8-sided) and the coupler (8-faceted with 24 phases). Fuller argues specifically that the 8-face, 24-phase coupler underlies the 8-fold division of the chemical elements on the Mendeleyev Periodic Table. --Robert Anton Wilson, Octave of Energy.

Read this article, published 36 minutes ago by the Houston Chronicle concerning 'Bucky' 'Fullerene's' and their 25 year anniversary. (the impact of Fullerene's approaches that of Shannon's 'bits' in their ubiquitous spread, it seems to me).


And please, continue to build-on any threads you wish.

"In the Pound Era Hugh Kenner has made striking use of the knot, in terms of "self-intersecting patterns" and "patterned integrity," to characterize the forms Pound and Wyndham Lewis, from 1913 onward, were seeking to create. --Donald Davie, Ezra Pound, p.g 68.

"Ultrahard fullerite" is a coined term frequently used to describe material produced by high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) processing of fullerite. Such treatment converts fullerite into a nanocrystalline form of diamond which has been reported to exhibit remarkable mechanical properties.[27[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fullerene#cite_note-26|]]]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fullerene


What Joyce and Ez aimed at in their ideograms and ephianies, semanticist Alfred Korzybski referred to as extensional method: Orientation by concrete facts. --RAW, Recorso.

"To Pound, the ideogram represents the one form of
written language that has been used to build society,
but which is also 'based' directly upon natural forces.
Ideograms thus have a kind of double-focus,
pointing to both the world of human activity and to the
unchanging patterns of energy and fruition.
Because Pound was convinced that signs granted by
nature itself are infinitely richer than any conventionalized
notation "and from nature the sign" (CII:730) --Michael Berstein, The Tale Of The Tribe: Ezra Pound and the Modern Verse Epic.

According to the Korzybski-Whorf-Sapir hypothesis,
the language a people speak heavily influences their sense perceptions,
their "concepts" and even the way they feel about themselves and the world in general.
"A change in language can transform our appreciation of the cosmos,"
as Whorf stated the case. - RAW, Recorso.

And if you like, follow this link to an article on the hermeneutics of Joyce, and the textual 'hyper-text-universe': Finnegans Wake: "Enzymes, Reverse Transcriptions and the Technogeneses of Finnegans Wake"


Steven 'Fly Agaric 23' Email to the Tribe. 2010/11.

Chinese characters are often called "ideograms", but since many Chinese characters also have morphemic and often phonetic significance, the use of this term is deprecated.[1[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ideogram#cite_note-0|]]] One alternative is logogram, from the Greek roots logos ("word") and grapho ("to write"). Others include Sinogram, emphasizing the Chinese origin of the characters, and Han character, a literal translation of the native term. These terms have gained some currency among scholars, but have failed to spread into common usage. The native terms (Chinese hanzi, Japanese kanji, Korean hanja) are also fairly widespread in the contexts of the individual languages, but they are not generally considered suitable for discussion of the script as a whole.

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