[ by Charles Cameron — on the infinite juxtaposition of similars, opposites and related modes of scholarship — in gallery and museum, catalog and library ] Please note that what I term here the “virtual museum” is intended to cover both a physical museum or gallery space with available or built in digital affordances and […]
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Charles Cameron, progenitor of Sembl, is a vagabond monk.
Entries by Charles
Eighteen years ago, in 1996, we used to play HipBone Games by email (“PBEM”). The boards were literally typed out in ASCII characters — to give you the idea, here’s the WaterBird Board as we played on it back then… Eighteen years have passed, and the latest board in the genre, designed for the Museum […]
[ cross-posted from Zenpundit — a project of keen interest to me, and a request for your support ] . Something is going on in one corner of the White House that has me agog in a pleasant way. . Mark DeLoura, Senior Advisor for Digital Media at the WH Office of Science and Technology […]
[ cross-posted from zenpundit.com — another runup to the glass bead game ] Below you can read my submission to the wonderful 3 Quarks Daily “web aggregator” site as a candidate to join their regular Monday blogging team — it didn’t even make their “close but no cigar” list, but I wrote it and I […]
My friend William Benzon posted a photo on his New Savannah site today, and it prompted me to make this post. Here’s Bill’s photo, under his post’s title: Cruise with Moss ….. The moss is a bit untidy, and so is the cruise ship, as you can see more clearly by clicking on the image […]
[ cross-posted from Zenpundit — here’s today’s windfall apple from the tree of creative delight ] On March 31st, 2012 (or very likely the evening of the day before), I posted a graphic on Zenpundit, where I often blog: The upper image illustrates Theodore von Kármán‘s mathematics of turbulent flow, the lower image Vincent van […]
In this piece — written in 2003 or perhaps earlier — I offer an exploration of Andrew Wiles’ proof as described in the book, Fermat’s Last Theorem by Simon Singh, in the light of the Glass Bead Game posited by Hermann Hesse in his Nobel-winning novel Das Glasperlenspiel, together with my own suggestion that the […]
You don’t have to be playing a Sembl or Hipbone game to make a great Sembl move — you just have to see a rich semblance between two concepts in (previously) widely separated fields of thought. Thus Pierre Deligne of Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study, who won the Abel Prize in mathematics this year, did […]
A Sembl move… about making a Sembl move?
[ cross-posted frpom Zenpundit — a terrific example of the DoubleQuote form, essentially showing a single Sembl resemblance, and thus the smallest form of Sembl game — and why the form is useful ] . Some time in between t-zero and t-aleph-null, some time between the First Day of Creation and Judgment Day, some time […]