ZALO - FLUXUS Word from Ruud Janssen (Netherlands) - Ode to a Mathematician :-) X


ZALO – the mathematical letter value of FLUXUS words.

A= 29, B = 48, C = 2, D = 17, E = 21, F = 34, G = 47, H = 98, I = 49, J = 88, K = 75,  L = 66, M = 65, N = 60,          O = 35, P = 77, Q = 9, R = 3, S = 52, T = 8, U = 11, V = 21,  W = 56,  X = 1,  Y = 12,  Z = 4. 

ZALO therefore has a numerical value of 134.

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Fluxus Word given by Ruud Janssen (Netherlands) Meaning determined by Cheryl Penn (South Africa)

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Comment by cheryl penn on March 7, 2012 at 5:21am

O - and Z is my lucky letter :-) X

Comment by Ruud Janssen on March 6, 2012 at 8:14pm

p.s. Z seems to be my lucky number......

Comment by Ruud Janssen on March 6, 2012 at 8:13pm

It makes sense. And yes, there is a pattern........ (although I enjoy all other interpretations as well).

Comment by cheryl penn on March 6, 2012 at 7:45pm

I confess I had read about Kolmogorov randomness – NOT with any deep understanding – BUT the notion that there is the  possibility  of number strings  not being compressed AND  that it is possible that there could be some sort of inestimable expansion of information – and here I think of language – in particular FLUXUS words being able to exist – ad infinitum, meant that Ruud could be making words FOREVER!!!! Hence, it needed a meaning in that vein…  that was my reasoning in any event :-) - as you say dvs - MILLIONS of words can be generated - Ruud - you'll let us know - WOW if there is some sort of pattern!

I hope this makes some sort of sense?????

Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 6, 2012 at 6:37pm

Thinking about how primes could be used

Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 6, 2012 at 6:34pm

For randomness: You could write a program for word lengths (5,7,4) - establish structures for plugging in vowels and consanants (C-V-C-V etc) then just start running combinations, not sure how many thousand or even million words you could generate. Ron Silliman wrote a poem based on the fibanachi(?) cycle.


However, tracing some Fluxus word definitions you find very strange multiple definitions.


Of course, we are looking backward asking how, why? The performance is to make the word real in the world NOW and in the future.


Creation might not be primary concern.

Comment by Ruud Janssen on March 6, 2012 at 6:11pm

randomly is an option, Could be a variation of Primes as well with a manipulationfactor. I'll put it into the computer and will what it says....


Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 6, 2012 at 2:37pm

How did you arrive at these values?



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