27 February 2015

http://thespiritscience.net/2014/12/19/25-places-that-are-suspiciously-blurry-on-google-maps/

http://www.zmescience.com/other/did-you-know/math-can-tell-picture-doctored/

(Video) World Science Festival: Art and the Mind

(Hilbert's) Infinite Hotel Paradox (video)

http://www.nodecenter.org/curatorial-program/ : A two-month long program to develop experimental learning methods (in fields outside of art)

(Video) Wood-lathe turning (and painting)

(Video) Creating a honeycomb pattern in Illustrator

http://www.artcritzingers.org/

http://www.psmag.com/health-and-behavior/how-learning-artistic-skills-alters-the-brain

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/questionable-items-tsa-finds-peoples-carry-bags/

"My experience is what I agree to attend to. Only those items which I notice shape my mind." - William James, The Principles of Psychology
"What's most important is that you're here. A million times less important is what you do here, when, where and with whom." - The Universe
"The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision." - Helen Keller
"In fact, everything we encounter in this world with our six senses is an inkblot test. You see what you are thinking and feeling, seldom what you are looking at." - Shiqin
"The Artist is no other than he who unlearns what he has learned, in order to know himself." - E.E. Cummings

23 February 2015

http://www.iflscience.com/environment/world-map-scaled-population-size

http://www.cnet.com/pictures/17-amazing-things-made-out-of-paper/

http://www.keplersdiscovery.com/SixCornered.html

http://www.juxtapoz.com/current/anamorphic-typography

3D Printed statues

http://nathanfriend.io/inspirograph/

http://www.kdnuggets.com/2015/02/data-science-confusing-jargon-abused.html

http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/quebec-artists-tap-into-toronto

http://www.theartistproject.com/?gp_artist_cat=installation-zone

http://www.artandeducation.net/announcement/zones-of-contention/

"A book is a heart that only beats in the chest of another." - Rebecca Solnit
"Science’s job is to map our ignorance." - David Byrne
"As surely as the snow falls, the winds rage, and the rivers run, so are you, minute by minute, day by day, inevitably drawn to all your heart desires. Act on this. - The Universe
"Die before you die." - Prophet Muhammad
"It is always with the best intentions that the worst work is done." - Oscar Wilde,  'Intentions'

18 February 2015

(1% Map) http://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-how-much-it-takes-to-join

http://www.citylab.com/design/2015/01/chicago-the-last-great-capital-of-cartography

http://discovermagazine.com/galleries/2015/jan-feb/snowflakes

http://hyperallergic.com/178495/when-guerrilla-art-goes-awry-keep-the-cameras-rolling/

http://art-we-hate.com/8-art-we-hate/28-boo-bad-very-unique-bauhaus-art

Anamorphic 3D Art

http://www.juxtapoz.com/current/the-anamorphic-work-of-istvan-orosz

http://inhabitat.com/artist-evol-tranforms-discarded-cardboard-boxes-into-intricate-portraits-of-urbanity/

http://thespiritscience.net/2014/11/02/the-truth-about-crop-circles  (Video)

Break-up Project: http://the-breakup.net/home.html

"One of the deepest longings of the human soul is to be seen." - John O'Donohue
"The cleverest character in comedy is the clown, for he who would make people take him for a fool, must not be one." -- Miguel de Cervantes
"Gonna change my way of thinking, make my self a different set of rules. Gonna put my good foot forward and stop being influenced by fools." - Bob Dylan
"The simpler the insight, the more profound the conclusion." - Janna Levin, astrophysicist
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates

13 February 2015

(Economic Maps) why-do-we-expect-artists-to-work-for-free?

http://themindunleashed.org/2015/01/25-trippy-optical-illusions-will-blow-mind.html

http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/09/02/notebooks-of-the-mind-memory-creativity/

http://www.brainjet.com/random/6497/21-uses-for-rubber-bands-you-never-thought-of

http://www.juxtapoz.com/juxtv/detail/insa-s-space-gif-iti-probably-the-world-s-largest-animated-gif

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-buzz/let-it-snow--amazing-sculptures-make-the-best-of-wintry-weather-162320697.html

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/symbiartic/2015/01/25/an-intricate-3d-printed-dress-no-assembly-required/

A graphic poem

http://www.shortrunposters.com/posters/24x36.html

http://www.theguardian.com/society/a-short-history-of-mental-illness-in-art

"Perhaps the greatest gift is to love what one does whether it causes a stir or not." - Henry Miller
"Cardboard is worthless, art is immortal." - Miklos Legrady
"If it is right, it happens — The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away." - John Steinbeck (on Falling in Love: A 1958 Letter by Maria Popova)
"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that." - George Carlin
"Life is only a reflection of whatever you say." - The Universe

09 February 2015

http://news.discovery.com/earth/200-year-old-map-changed-how-we-see-the-world

(Never-ending video) Collage: http://thepiratecinema.com/online/  (built from Pirate Bay torrent streams)

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lasersaur

http://www.mcescher.com/

http://design-milk.com/geometric-tape-installations-by-aakash-nihalani/

http://hyperallergic.com/177541/when-the-weather-gives-you-snowmageddon-make-art-snowmen/

(Video Tutorial) "Blend If" tool in Photoshop

http://diffuser.fm/10-cover-songs-better-than-the-originals/

http://earthweareone.com/13-mile-long-crop-circle-like-formation-found-in-oregon/

(Laser Service Bureau) ; http://fare-made.com/services/laser-cutting-toronto/
http://www.simulacrumstudios.com

"You are a sharp witted drone waiting to strike those who might promote injustice." - The You Museum
"We are less bored than our ancestors were, but we are more afraid of boredom. We have come to know, or rather to believe, that boredom is not part of the natural lot of man, but can be avoided by a sufficiently vigorous pursuit of excitement." - Russell
"A work of genius is usually a failed attempt at doing something even better." - Miklos Legrady
"You're way ahead of schedule. It's time you learn to let the rest unfold... Just remember, coasting implies that you'll stay in motion." - TU
 "WHAT THE COYOTE SAID: I was visiting a cemetery, when a coyote came toward me and began to speak these words. “You have had many lives, Mr. Valfre. You have been men, women, rich, poor, brilliant, stupid, dogs, cats and at one time, a goldfish.” “Really?” I say. “No.” said the coyote. “I’m just screwing with you. This is it. Now get out of here and make something happen." - Ed Valfre's Dreamland

04 February 2015

(Maps) http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/12045/20150119/finding-farmland-global-maps-help-fight-hunger.htm

http://www.aec.at/artandscience/about/ (network to connect micro- and macro-cosmos of science and digital arts)

(LA)  http://www.meetup.com/artsci/

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/jan/21/mapping-the-city-somerset-house-street-art-graffiti-cartography

http://rhizome.org/editorial/2015/jan/20/tech-companies-artist-residency-programs-bay-area

http://www.wcax.com/story/27839674/odd-jobs-icicle-farmer

(At Tool Library) https://vimeo.com/search/sort:date/format:thumbnail?q=lasersaur

(Blog-rolled) 'Information Visualization' (SI649, winter 2015)

(Definition) "Tango Down" ; army slang that refers to 'target down' (uses 'tango' because of the otan fonetic dictionary that uses Tango for the 't')

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/sunni-vs-shia-the-religious-rivalry

"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." -  Albert Camus
"All deliberate change first comes from denying the logic that most gives you comfort." - The Universe
"People wish to be settled; only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them." - Emerson
"Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth." - William Faulkner
"May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children." - Rainer Maria Rilke

30 January 2015

http://m.mic.com/articles/108530/we-asked-americans-to-label-maps-of-africa

http://www.omgfacts.com/lists/16042/You-ve-Seen-These-29-Historical-Landmarks-Before-But-Never-Like-This

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/14/arts/international/master-of-raw-art-keeps-to-path

(Open Source Illustrator-compatible) https://inkscape.org/en/download/

(Tool Library) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lasersaur

(Definition) "Dilettante" : a person who takes up an art, activity, or subject merely for amusement, especially in a desultory or superficial way; dabbler

Why Bees Build Perfect Hexagons

http://institutewithoutboundaries.ca  (at George Brown College)

(Infographics) http://www.coolinfographics.com/blog/2015/1/19/the-future-of-rare-earth-elements

https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/meet-vigilante-hacks-jihadists


"There can be as much value in the blink of an eye as in months of rational analysis." - Malcolm Gladwell  Via
"Dance.. No matter what. Smile.. No matter when. Live.. No matter, how." - Vanessa Redgrave (in 'Isadora Duncan')
"'Sooner or later' the gun goes off." - Walter Mosley
"How can an artist call the world into question with his works if he isn’t allowed to use that world’s images?" - Via
"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for." - Georgia O'Keefe