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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Le Nozze di Figaro

This afternoon, Andy spend some considerable time listing to the opera Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart.

This made me think about the question, what is the minimal intelligence (IQ) for intentional and attentively listening to an opera? Some classify operas as the most complex form of classical music. However, in the paper Why More Intelligent Individuals Like Classical Music by Satoshi Kanazawa and Kaja Perina it states: At the same time, preference for opera, another highly cognitively complex form of music, is not significantly correlated with intelligence.

I prefer to listen to the Boom Room while trying to understand the paper Minimal Phenomenal Experience by Thomas Metzinger. Or I listen to the presenation he gave about the subject, while cleaning up my email inbox and, later, writing this.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Finals 2018: Second visit

This morning, I visited the AKI Finals 2018 exhibition again. Now on my own. I arrived early and it was very quiet, giving more time to absorb and enjoy everything. It made me realized, I had missed some things last Friday. I found the works of the following graduated students noteworthy (in the order I encountered them):


Yesterday, when seeing a drawing of a the B4 orthographic projection of the tesseract (the first hypercube), I thought about how it would look it pentagram would be extended with 'cubes'. Today, I came up with the following drawing:

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018


One third of all 428,362 sets of equations for the the Irregular Chocolate Bar problem for the problem of finding 22 unique integers which can be divided in up to and including 10 partitions, has been processed. Now at 33.35%, 7380 unique solutions have been found. It seems that the processing of an equation is taking more time and that more solutions are found. This makes it hard to estimate when all sets of equations will be processed.

Finals 2018: Third visit

This afternoon, I first went to Concordia for the part of the AKI Finals exhibition that I had not seen yet. I liked the works of Pjotr Stam. Next, I went to the AKI building. At 17:08, I bought the book Mike de Jong had on display for € 20.00. It is one of five he had made. I met with Benedetta Guidi, looked at her works, talked with her about them, and thought about which of her works I want to buy. I also talked a little with Eline van Hove, mainly about discrete mathematics.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Watercolour by Benedetta Guidi

Last Thursday, I met with Benedetta Guidi and looked at her works, which are about the intimacy of two people meeting. Yesterday morning, I let her know my decision to buy one of her works. I like this work, because on one hand it is very realistic, and on the otherhand it vague, very colourful, almost abstract, if you do not recognize the figures that are in it. The male figure is less clearly visible as in more of her works. This afternoon, I went to the AKI to collect the Untitled work.


At 17:54, I bought the following two comics from charity shop Het Goed for € 1.95 each:

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Royal Academy of Art

I went to the Graduation 2018 exhibition at Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. I first went Amsterdam, where I went to bookshop Scheltema and bookshop Het Martyrium. At both bookshops I did not buy anything. In The Hague, I payed short visits to the American Book Center and bookshop Paagman. At 14:14, I arrived at the Royal Academy of Art and stayed there till 19:50. I am almost sure, I missed some rooms, because it is a rather compex building. I found the following graduates noteworth (in the order that I encountered them or their works):

At 19:20, I bought Graduation Catalogue 2018 for € 12.50.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Gerrit Rietveld Academie Finals 2018

Today, I went to the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Finals 2018 exhibition. I found the works of the following graduates noteworthy (in the order I encountered them):

At 15:39, I bought one of the last available copies of the magazine that is a remake of the British Vogue March 2018 issue, for € 18.00.

Monday, July 9, 2018


At 14:45, we had some rain, the first time since June 25, when there was 1.2mm of rain according to data from Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute for station 665 in Enschede. This morning, I spend some time cleaning up leaves that had fallen from the tree in our garden. At the moment we are in the 5% dryest of years on record. In the past weeks, our magnolia has had some flowers, but it seems that they wither before they are fully open.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Jessica Segall

In the evening, I was in the city with a friend, and we went to Concordia where there was an opening an exhibition by Jessica Segall. We were a little late for the artist introduction and joined at the end of Q&A session.

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