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25 August 2014


20 Color Theory Facts You Should Know

(Collagist)  http://www.magentafoundation.org/magazine/everymans-medium/

(Video P/S ken Burns Effect)  https://m.youtube.com/watch

(Art / Science Residency) http://candidatures-imera.univ-amu.fr/en/call_for_application/imeraot-med-call-for-applications

(TED-ed video). http://www.iflscience.com/physics/why-do-honey-bees-make-hexagonal-honeycomb#SjGq1WGve7HBqJqp.99



Why is 'w' pronounced 'double u' rather than 'double v'?

"Every time I've made a radical change, it's helped me feel buoyant as an artist." - David Bowie
"What are we here for if not to enjoy life eternal, solve what problems we can, give light, peace and joy to our fellow-man, and leave this dear fucked-up planet a little healthier than when we were born." - Henry Miller
"Speak your mind even if your voice shakes." - Maggie Kuhn
"Maps are errors to arrive at truth." -
"It's not the 'unseen' that's fiction but the seen. And you know how fiction goes? You get to make stuff up." - The Universe

22 August 2014





(Animation) http://tais.ca/programs/archive-2/


(Lawsuit) "Happy Birthday" is not in copyright

(Satire) http://www.theonion.com/articles/everyone-in-middle-east-given-own-country-in-31700,36484/

(Book)  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/05/science/colliding-worlds-explores-art-driven-by-science.html?ref=science&_r=2   (Review)

"We cannot teach what we do not Practice." - Shamala Tan
"Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work." - Chuck Close, painter
"...what if changing your thoughts, so that you could feel happier more often, would entirely change what you had, who you were, and where you're headed..." - TU
"I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse." - Florence Nightingale
"Every man dies. Not every man really lives." - William Wallace, Braveheart

19 August 2014

Ebola Mapping

(Animated map)  http://www.vox.com/2014/7/13/5893353/this-map-shows-30-years-of-unemployment-in-every-state

http://hyperallergic.com/137415/profaning-geometry-venerating-uncertainty/  (painters use geometry as a freeform language, applied in novel and expressive modes, effortlessly morphing the linear with the organic)

(Art/Sci competition)  http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/scivis/winners_2013.jsp#illustration






“Legacy is not what you leave for people, but what you leave in people." - Unknown
"There are two rules on the spiritual path... Begin and Continue." - Sufi saying
"I should like to be famous and unknown." - Edgar Degas
"Life is a chance to do things your way; not the cheapest way, not the most popular way, and not how others think you should (and a very, very, very precious chance, at that)." - The Universe
"Genius is nothing but a power of sustained attention." - William James, Talks to Teachers on Psychology, 1899

14 August 2014

Juan Cole prints a map and the blogosphere erupts

(Video)  Complex Borders (and enclaves)





(SIGGRAPH art show)  http://expressive2014.mpi-inf.mpg.de


http://vismath.ektf.hu/index.php?l=en&m=211&i=17  (Experimental Education of Mathematics through Visual Arts, Sciences and Playful Activities)

(Definition) "Anarchist";  a person who believes that human beings are naturally good, and that if left to themselves they would, by mutual agreement, govern themselves much better and much more peaceably than they are being governed now by a government based on violence.

"Probability is at the foundation of any intelligence in an uncertain world." - Eric Horvitz
"The cutting of the gem has to be finished before you can see whether it shines." - Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, and novelist
"The more you love for the fewest of reasons, the more reasons there'll be." - TU
"Print is view, Web is do." - Gerry McGovern, NEW THINKING "Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you." - Saint Augustine

31 July 2014



walls’ height diminishes, gently sloping towards the centre, as you travel further into the maze



Journal of Mathematics and the Arts



(Recommended by a TOAE visitor)  http://skepdic.ru/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/BeingNoOne-SelfModelTheoryOfSubjectivity-Metzinger.pdf

"That's the soulful thing about playing: you offer something to somebody. You don't know if they'll like it, but you offer it." - Wynton Marsalis
"If more people knew of how admired they already are, they'd be even more admirable." - The Universe
"Artists have been hacking since even before the computer was invented. Pulling things apart, examining them, and putting them back together again in meaningful and unexpected ways..."  Heather Corcoran (Rhizome)
"It is not the private interests of the individual that create lasting fellowship among men, but rather the goals of humanity." - The I Ching, 13th Hexagram
"I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies." - Le Corbusier

25 July 2014



http://polyamm.weebly.com : Understanding the mechanics of aesthetics and its interplay within Art, Culture & Science

Folding fact:  http://www.iflscience.com/space/fold-piece-paper-half-103-times-and-it-will-be-thick-universe


Wall artist: www.ryanlegassicke.com


(Example) selling art on Amazon


"Don’t make stuff because you want to make money; it will never make you enough money. And don’t make stuff because you want to get famous; because you will never feel famous enough." - John Green (advised aspiring writers)
"Oh sure, you can knock and it will be opened. Seek and it will be found. Ask and it will be answered. But you can also just say "thanks" in advance. And believing, you'll see that that which you stood in need of was there all along." - The Universe
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend." - Melody Beattie
"Our love affair with maps is as old as civilization itself. Each map tells its own story and hides its own secret. Maps delight, they unsettle, they reveal deep truths, not just about where we come from, but about who we are."- BBC’s The Beauty of Maps

21 July 2014

Don Valley Historical Mapping Project 


Art Project;



Origami Lecture;  http://williamsongallery.net/folded/july21.html

(Definition) "Mauerkrankheit" (wall disease) was a term first used in 1973 by the East German psychiatrist Dietfried Müller-Hegemann. He observed that The Berlin Wall caused psychosis, schizophrenia, and phobias in the East Germans who were confronted by it on a daily basis.  Via

DMT, Mathematical Dimensions (and ...)



"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." - Nido Qubein
 "...if you are content to get nowhere, just take each day as it comes, if you can forgive as well as forget, if you can keep from growing sour, surly, bitter and cynical… you’ve got it half licked." - Henry Miller
"It is not the path which is the difficulty. It is the difficulty which is the path." - Søren Kierkegaard
"When you get to a place where you're seeing the positive in others more than the negative, it means you're doing the same for yourself." - The Universe
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran