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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
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.
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
- Mike de Jong. (Later, I inquired
if the book he has on display is for sale.)
- Maria Britze.
- Benedetta Guidi.
(Later, I contacted her to talk about buying a work from her.)
- Eline van Hove. I read that she
combined her study with studying math at the University of Twente.
- Marlijn van Zadelhoff. I talked a little with her. She works mainly with
- Liesbeth Piena.
- Lorraine Etimiri. (Actually, mainly her individual 'business' cards.)
- Lex Chan. (Talked a bit with him. He has a picture of Kira Fröse and her works on display.)
- Nadie van Wijk. I ordered the little
book Het feest der mislukking.
- Laura Homölle. I
ordered the book WE ARE AKI.
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.
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.
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
At 17:54, I bought the following two comics from charity shop Het Goed for € 1.95 each:
- Ravian: de vierde dimensie written by Pierre Christin, illustrations
by Jean-Claude Mézières, written in Dutch, published by
Dargaud in 1983, and translated from Les Mauvais Rêves written
in French, ISBN:9067932183.
- Ravian: De wees van de sterren written by Pierre Christin,
illustrations by Jean-Claude Mézières, written in Dutch,
published by Dargaud in 1998, translated from L'Orphelin des astres
written in French, ISBN:9067934844.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This months interesting links
| June 2018
| Random memories