Something I noticed reviewing the previous post:
316 pages of Derrida’s Grammatology
Times six minutes a page equals:
1896 minutes to read Derrida.
Divided by sixty minutes per hour equals:
31.6 hours to read Derrida.
Divided by 24 hours per day equals:
1.316 days to read Derrida.
Is anyone else slightly creeped out by the preponderance of the numerical series 3-1-6 popping up in that series of calculations? I’m not getting all Jim-Carrey-in-The-Number-23 or anything, just something that caught my eye.
It might make the start of an interesting research project: what else can we associate with a common series of numbers? Starting with the basic series, we might read this any number of ways:
3/16-March Sixteenth. What has happened on this date historically or personally?
1896-The year, perhaps, as a strating point for research (like Rice’s temporal invention projects).
1/31/(0)6-January 31 2006. As starting point.
I’m not proposing this as a great assignment, but I like how simple series of mathematical calculations revealed a) a small, and no doubt arbitrary, repetition of a three digit sequence; and b) how that might be useful as at least one way of developing an invention strategy. Maybe a dumb one, but an invention strategy nonetheless.
Also, a meta tag here:
Please welcome Jessica Rivait’s new blog, Vita Activa, to the blogroll. As Kim Lacey has recently said, Holla!