31 December 2003
http://www.mapcruzin.com/learn_to_map/ All you need to do now is to register by entering your name and email address. http://www.learn2map.com/ The cost for the Learn2Map Tutorial and Atlas is $37
http://www.astro.com/atlas to find longitude, latitude and time zone information.
8th International Conference INFORMATION VISUALISATION 14-15 -16 July 2004 - LONDON -ENGLAND - http://www.graphicslink.demon.co.uk/IV04/index.htm
http://a.wholelottanothing.org/features.blah/entry/007472 Google Adsense article.
Idea to use GIS maps and webcam to reclaiming blighted, abandoned property focuses on the processes through which community members and organizations negotiate the use of space that a community garden affords http://www.buffalo.edu/reporter/vol35/vol35n16/articles/Community%20Gardens.html
http://www.upa.org/ultimate/rules/10simplerules.shtml new summer team game
30 December 2003
"The collage is a thief's pleasure made by the pillage of the community" -- Francis Picabia
"The most important thing is not what you see but it's what you imagine" -- Leon Bellefleur
"As you grow older, it dawns on you that you are yourself--that your job is not to force yourself into a style--but to do what you want." (Beth van Hoesen)
"One needs to discover an inner well with a natural flow that takes one through an evolution of style--and more than anything it takes an ability to make work that doesn't look like any other. -- http://www.painterskeys.com
" Keep doing what you do, just keep refining and in the long run you will become distinctively unique and of course your individual style and message will shine through touching someone's heart somewhere". -- email@example.com
22 December 2003
· Main Navigation
· Bread crumbs
· Double tab
· Meta Navigation
· Split Navigation
· Repeated Menu
· Faceted Navigation
· Teaser Menu
· Header-less Menu
· Fly-out Menu
· Trail Menu
· Scrolling Menu
· Shortcut Box
· Image Menu
· Guided Tour
· Image Browser
· Doormat Navigation
· Outgoing Links
· Panning Navigator
· Map Navigator
In the 1970s backlash against formalism, the idea caught hold that clever
contemporary artists could address any social issue through their work.
Map concept development:
- mandella (circular) map projections. Spherized ?
- multiple exposures simultaneously montaged (simulate movement)
- "lighten up" (brighter, more fun?, intriguing? compelling, engaging,
- MapButton (keycap) functionality
- "Aged" GreatMap
- Tryptyk tiled zoom (increasing opacity, detail, color,
- MindMap crack animation (showing Lines1 first then others cracking out)
- Edmonton 2005 Map
- 2003 NewsMap
- 1:1 Scale project (PeaceMap ?
- MapMats (Borders) click enabled
- PixelGrid image (shroud) 2 diimensional table layout
- "ScatomaViewer" blindspot (text/label?) in centre surrounded by clear ring than blurred imagery at outer edges
- "BezierCurve" mindmap lines (interweaving, above/below - like octopus)
- Hot link the 103 GreatIdeas with alt box roll-overs and links to Googled references for each (like GreatestHits Map). Include a thumbnail for each idea (? too crowded?)
- Map border expansion on rollover
- Map cartouche
- "Map of a Map" showing components, functions, examples of each feature (like a book about books idea)
- Watermark map image jpgs (with ...?
- circular arrow "G" for GreatMap logo tale pixelating, fading,
- InfiniteD (non-disorientating) zoom tiling
19 December 2003
"InfinteD" much better than 3D, 4D, 11D, etc.
Is "Get lost" better than Get "lost" or find lost ,or search for "lost"?
18 December 2003
What do you find is the biggest problem using the Internet? (Please check all that apply)
Not being able to find the information I am looking for
Not being able to efficiently organise the information I gather
Not being able to find a page I know is out there
Not being able to return to a page I once visited
Not being able to determine where I am
Not being able to visualise where I have been and where I can go
It takes too long to view/download pages
Sites that require me to register with them
Encountering links that do not work
Encountering sites that want me to pay to access information
Sites that are not compatible with all browsers
Sites with too many graphics or useless graphics
http://www.bath.ac.uk/~pspalh/qgridpics2.htm graphics grid
"This place drives a lot of the deal-making. The idea is to create (a map) once and sell it on multiple platforms - print, digital, CD-ROM." Fran Marshall, president of National Geographic maps in Evergreen, Oregon part of National Geographic Ventures Group, a for-profit holding company, describes her office. htttp://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/business/article/0,1299,DRMN_4_2507661,00.html
"Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself." - Charlie Chaplin
Mapmaking Expedition is a Wikitravel Expedition to organize and standardize the maps used in Wikitravel. .. http://www.wikitravel.org/article/Wikitravel:Mapmaking_Expedition
17 December 2003
Inhabited Information Spaces (IIS) are a means to fuse the representation of information with a representation of the people using it thereby helping to put the information in context. The field of (IIS) (sometimes referred to as Populated Information Terrains, or PITs) overlaps that of Collaborative Virtual Environments (CVEs) as CVEs are one of the preferred inmplementation techniques for visualisation information in a collaborative way. The key point is that the space used to represent the information is also inhabited by the users of that information whether virtual (via avatars) or by their normal physical presence.
The British Library has one of the best map collections you will ever find. Sometimes they have maps on public display in the first floor exhibit rooms, but any special interest maps must be requested in the Map Library http://www.bl.uk/collections/map_overview_history.html
The goal of this Robin Good Mini-Guide is to provide Communication Agents, professionals, academics, librarians, journalists and researchers with the means to search and collect highly selective information from the Internet without engaging themselves in repeated long visits to reference sites or in intense Google searching. http://www.masternewmedia.org/reports/newsgod/
http://www.picsearch.com/ Most popular picture searches of the week
IDEA: "Multiple Expossure" PhotoMontage - contains multiple perspectives of important elements in one image (cubist?), montaging short choppy video sequences into a single frame. Only faces are left photo realistic, other parts 'special affected' down to line drawings / hatching.
GeoBase is a federal, provincial and territorial government initiative that is overseen by the Canadian Council on Geomatics (CCOG). It is undertaken to ensure the provision of, and access to, a common, up-to-date and maintained base of quality geospatial data for all of Canada. Through the GeoBase portal, users with an interest in the field of geomatics have access to quality geospatial information at no cost and with unrestricted use. http://geobase.ca
IDEA to do a comical log of a high tech startup chronicling challenges and setbacks (possibly using single panel info-graphic approach).
"The man who doesn't read great books has no advantage over the man who can't read them." -- Mark Twain
16 December 2003
Clipart Library includes banner parts, maps, flags, backgrounds and much more.
"Maximum meaning, minimum reading" RW philosophy gives his works a distinctive conceptual and visual quality.
from http://www.thislife.org/ (put "images" in site search box)
Act One. Sight. Ira with Denis Wood, author of the Power of Maps and Seeing Through Maps: The Power of Images to Shape Our World View.
Wood talks about the maps he's made of his own neighborhood, Boylan Heights, in Raleigh, North Carolina. They include one traditional street locator map, plus a map of all the sewer and power lines under the earth's surface, a map of how the light falls on the ground through the leaves of the trees, a map of where all the Halloween pumpkins are each year, a map of all the graffiti in the neighborhood and of who was mentioned most often in the neighborhood newspaper. He is, in short, creating maps that are more like novels, trying to describe everyday life. (8 minutes)
"Street signs exist where strangers drive." Denis Wood
15 December 2003
receives 5000 hits/day http://www.digits.com/top/both_adult_100.html
serving SVG from your web server http://www.webmapper.net/svg/serve/
A detailed discussion about how to set up a Web server and to embed SVG in your XHTML to start publishing Scalable Vector Graphics online.
"Nothing ever gets anywhere. The earth keeps turning round and gets nowhere. The moment is the only thing that counts." --Jean Cocteau
"If a man will begin with certainties, he will end in doubts;
but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he will end in certainties."
(Sir Francis Bacon)
"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to walk from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don't care where" said Alice.
"Then it doesn't matter which way you walk," said the Cat.
"so long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation.
"Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "If only you walk long enough."
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
"The uses of maps in human communication continually increase and diversify, reflecting the range of interests, knowledge, and aspirations." -- John Noble Wilford from The Mapmakers
Lycos 50 Elite is a list of the most popular topics in its history.
12 December 2003
Seattle, Washington -- July 30, 2003 -- Think Tank 23 today announced the completion of its acquisition of weblog search and navigation site, Waypath http://www.waypath.com
"Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them." Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
"Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone." The Dhammapada
"Maps encourage boldness. They're like cryptic love letters. They make anything seem possible." Mark Jenkins, To Timbuktu
"I have an existential map. It has "You are here" written all over it." Steven Wright (1955 - )
For `layered' relief representation, I suggest you look at Leonardo da Vinci's maps of parts of Tuscany.
11 December 2003
Social Mapping projects at http://backspace.com/notes/topic/mapping
Continue work on MapViz as a Knowledge Domain linking
Idea to antique-ize map to give it "TreasureMap"allure, authenticity, primacy...
(treating RWMapper like historic mapping stalwart).
10 December 2003
Art Painting Reproductions http://www.art-painting-reproductions.com//product_info.php?manufacturers_id=&products_id=1649
Practice not-doing, and everything will fall into place.
Part of our suffering is our belief that we will reach our destiny only through action.
The Master doesn't seek fulfillment. Not seeking, not expecting, she is present, and can welcome all things.
Whoever relies on the Tao in governing men doesn't try to force issues.
Because he has given up helping, he is people's greatest help.
Care about people's approvaland you will be their prisoner.
Do you have the patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?
Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.
A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving.
The Master stays behind; that is why she is ahead. She is detached from all things; that is why she is one with them. Because she has let go of herself, she is perfectly fulfilled.
The Master has no possessions. The more he does for others, the happier he is. The more he gives to others, the wealthier he is.
Tao of Digital Photography http://www.ilachinski.com/Portfolios/Tao/index.htm?3
09 December 2003
Q. How do I design my webpages so they fill the screen on all monitor sizes?
Hit enter and then save to your favorites. Do the same with the following:
Your browser will resize itself to the resolutions and you can get an idea of what the page is going to look like.
"Abstract art is inherently about the search -- and about not finding anything." ...Gerhard Richter
Swiss artists Hendrikje Küehne and Beat Klein have agreed to exhibit their large collage "Map of Paradise"
What is the E###N### for Jerusalem?
"Both the scientists and artists have a special gift for us, if they can only bring themselves to share it. Both groups live always at the edge of mystery - the boundary of the unknown..." Frank Oppenheimer
Residency Awards in 9 different Swiss Science Labs in Switzerland in 2004
Idea to have people I want to meet map (ASP Service?);
08 December 2003
Maps at http://www.art.com/asp/display-asp/_/ui--DA4995C596BE4F8AA3C087569F35137B/ID--1852/isSearch--Y/searchString--map+of+paradise/PG--14/posters.htm
GeoBase responds to Canadians' requests for access to data at no cost to users. http://www.geobase.ca/geobase/Geobase?site_id=51&page_id=1-001
Art of Effortlessness
How to schroll around a large image at http://www.stephen.com/detail/gesop.html using "clear" (invisible?) gif on HTML page? but can't view source (?)
The Dada Manifesto (1918):
The signatories of this manifesto have, under the battle cry D A D A ! ! !
gathered together to put forward a new art. What, then, is Dadaism? The word "Dada" signifies the most primitive relation to the reality of the environment. . . . Life appears as a simultaneous muddle of noises, colours and spiritual rhythms, which is taken unmodified, with all the sensational screams and fevers of its reckless everyday psyche and with all its brutal reality. . . . Dada is the international expression of our times, the great rebellion of artistic movements, the artistic reflex of all these offensives, peace congresses, riots in the vegetable market. . . . (Hughes, 71) http://www.tcf.ua.edu/Classes/Jbutler/T340/SurrealismLecture.htm
arist Marcel Duchamp was known for dada and cubist work (e.g., Nude Descending a Staircase). http://www.tcf.ua.edu/Classes/Jbutler/T340/SurrealismLecture.htm
One of the popular daily newspapers in Israel is called "Yidiot Akhronot", literally "the last (latest) knowledge". But many call it the Last Idiot.
Growing in awareness and consciousness is what the path of Tao is about: think we should aspire to become individuals, to become whole and
complete, to free ourselves from various forms of conditioning and
programming. Tao http://www.geocities.com/mcmullion/index
The best life is the hidden life.
Maps are more than pieces of paper
they are stories, conversations,
lives and songs lived out in a place
Maps are inseparable from the political and cultural contexts in which they are used.
"The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for your whole life. And the most important thing is - it must be something you cannot possibly do." -- Henry Moore
05 December 2003
Ma Yuan was noted for the asymmetry of his compositions. The focus of these paintings is often off to one comer or side (rather than at the center), and actually became known as "one-corner Ma" He lived up to his name by restricting most of the paint to a small portion of his canvases, often in the corner. The emphasis here is on "less" rather than "more," on suggestion rather than full statement.
"MapArt"; the combined effect of image and text is an attempt to ...
...provide information, context, and direction (?)
The style is engaging, stimulating, playful, and memorable
X intimate, lyrical, and delicate
Left click Disable example http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/worldofmagic/maraudersmap.htm
Popups message: "...."
04 December 2003
Restricited site access Idea
"If you're not sure if you want to become a member, please visit our site on Fridays. Fridays are open to Rhizome members and non-members alike. "
the 'Last Map' -- will be an ever mutating representation of cartographic chaos: in some areas benign, or even productive, and in some areas violent. Because this map will always be changing, it may be updated, like weather reports, and transmitted daily over the internet. http://rhizome.org/thread.rhiz?thread=842&text=658
CopyLeft Idea- go back to the original source...
There is also the whole scandal around The Lion King; a complete and blatant rip-off of the late 1960's Simba the White Lion by Osamu Tezuka in Japan (ripped off even down to very slightly changed names).
"Graphic Forums is a forum based on the idea of helping new members get familiar with various graphics programs. It is also meant to teach older members new tricks, and a place to show off your work."
"The map of things that can't be seen has now been drawn." --Ron Wild
Ron, the wild one 300 miles north of US Border
03 December 2003
02 December 2003
01 December 2003
http://www.masternewmedia.org/vistapoints.htm#information_design_and_data_visualization href="http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/c/a/cab38/ColorSch/Schemes.html">How To Utilize Color In Maps and Technical Illustrations
http://maps-of-jerusalem.huji.ac.il/ for PeaceMap project. The Geneva Accord Mid-October saw the unveiling of a peace proposal that members of the Israeli leftist opposition and Palestinian officials have been working on for the past two-and-a-half years.
Idea for an animated GIF; a ball (Knowledge Egg?) drops onto a flat surface creating cracks (in the ice?) that look like a mindmap; first large lines, then Lines2 and Lines 3... See sample at http://www.groxis.com/cgi-bin/grok/g_products.html
Idea for "The Great Canadians" Map including;
Media: Marshall McCluhan (sp?)
Music: Glenn Gould
Sports: Wayne Gretzky
28 November 2003
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are right now" -- Unknown
"If you can't explain it simply, you probably don't understand it." -- Albert Einstein
"The best way to predict the future is to create it." -- Peter Drucker
"In GOD we trust. All others bring data." -- author unknown
"Be Alert. The world needs more lerts." -- Unknown
"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?" -- Albert Einstein
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds" - Albert Einstein
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." -- A. Einstein
"Until you have data as a backup, you're just another person with an opinion" - Dr. Perry Gluckman
"If Columbus had listened to his wife and gotten a real job, he would never have discovered America." --Vicki Clift
"There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come." --Victor Hugo
"What ever you can do, or dream you can, begin it, Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." --Goethe
"If you can't explain what you're doing to a four-year-old, you don't know what you're doing." --Peter Lloyd
"I wonder why I wonder why. I wonder why I wonder why I wonder. I wonder why I wonder why I wonder why I wonder!" --Richard Feynman
"Men and women want to do a good job, a creative job, and. . . if they are provided with the proper environment, they will do so." --William R. Hewlett
"To make a great dream come true, you must first have a great dream." --Dr. Hans Selye
"I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn't know." -- Mark Twain
"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?" "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat" -- Lewis Carrol
"Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job." -- Douglas Adams
The one who says it cannot be done should never interrupt the one who is doing it.
You cannot achieve the impossible without attempting the absurd.
"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk." -- Thomas Edison
Minds, like parachutes, only function when open
Art and ideas on the fringes of intellectual property law.
The exhibit, Illegal Art: Freedom of Expression in the Corporate Age, will take place in New York from Nov. 13 to Dec. 6 and in Chicago from Jan. 25 to Feb. 22.
"Almost all art, to a certain extent, is unoriginal," said Carrie McLaren, publisher of Stay Free! magazine and organizer of the exhibit. "(In) an environment where you can have free exchange of ideas, you get better art."
The show will examine the intersection between intellectual property and the First Amendment. Some pieces have been the focus of court battles, while others have eluded copyright lawyers. Digital rights activists argue that creativity is under assault with the recent passage of laws like the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Current copyright laws discourage the creation of new works, McLaren said. For example, filmmakers typically screen anything that appears on camera for copyright violations. Some digital rights advocates believe that Eldred v. Ashcroft could shift the balance of power. >Exhibit organizer McLaren hopes Illegal Art will "wake people up" to restrictive copyright legislation. "When people see this exhibit they won't want to support the laws that make this type of work illegal," she said.
The exhibit surveys a variety of mediums -- from collage to audio and film -- and includes pieces that flout intellectual property law by violating copyrights or infringing on trademarks.
The visual art exhibit, viewable online, features murdered Disney characters, a parody of the Starbucks logo and a painting of a lace doily that incorporates the Texaco logo.
The exhibit's site also highlights illegal films and videos that appropriate others' intellectual property through the use of found footage, unauthorized music, or shots of copyrighted or trademarked material.
27 November 2003
Napi Map http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BPMaps/message/18
The Rocky Mountains of Alberta are said to represent the backbone of the OLD MAN. Ka na nahtsis is his headress, the Nose Hill in Calgary is the center of his face, the Elbow River is a part of his arm, the Bow River is his bow, the Little Bow used to be his arrow, the Porcupine hills are his breast plate, the buffaloe jump is the bottom of the rib cage. There was the Heart River, the Belly River, Chief Mountain was his organ. There was the Thighs River, the Knees River and down by Missoula, Montana there still is the Blackfeet River.
The OLD WOMAN has her body parts are marked out in the vicinity of Medicine Hat, the Cypress Hills and Milk River region. Elk Island is her dress, the Cypress hills are her womb, Milk River is her lactation, Po kaw ke lake is her name and Seven Person's is her children.
I saw your query about the world's largest map. And I saw the response describing the Eartha globe. See: http://www.delorme.com/companyinfo/eartha.htm
In ancient times, a *very* large map of the world was produced as a mosaic on the floor of a church in Madaba, Jordan. See: http://184.108.40.206/www1/ofm/fai/FAImap.html
For a better picture of this map, see : http://online.sfsu.edu/~hl/madaba.html
There was some discussion about the impossibility of making a 1:1 representation of a large geographic area. However, anthropomorphic (body-part) maps were "constructed" at this ratio over 3000 years ago. These "maps" were made
by configuring the human-like body of a god or goddess on the face of the earth and then allocating the name of each body part to the area or feature that was under that part.... ( I learned about this technique from Dan Moonhawk Alford and Stan Knowlton. They described the map of Napi, the creator of the Blackfoot indians, in Alberta, Canada and northern Montana. For more information, do a Google Web search on "Turtle Island" + Knowlton. Turtle Island is an American indian designation for North America. At 1:1, that's a very large map. :-)
26 November 2003
updated Adobe SVG reader (3.0.1) loaded on Compaq but not workstation (yet)
Representational thematic mapping (where size of geographical area does not visually skew the results being presented;
Screen Capture program
attempt at using Flash to simulate hand writing http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/online/af/htmlsite/story.html
way tooo slow
Syntopicon Content http://www.robotwisdom.com/ai/syntopicon.html#Knowledge
Idea of (anti-focus) "scatoma" (sp?) viewer; black dot in centre (text over?), surrounded by clear ring of imagry, and fuzzy beyond.
Banff, Alberta, Canada is the stunning location of three major AI conferences in July 2004, namely, the International Conference on Machine Learning, Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, and the Conference on Learning Theory;
COLT Conference on Learning Theory July 01 - 04, 2004
ICML International Conference on Machine Learning July 04 - 08, 2004
Alberta Ingenuity Centre for Machine Learning (AICML)
http://www.aicml.cs.ualberta.ca/index.php funding for a research assistant
Idea to map a year "2003" http://timelines.ws/21stcent/2003I.HTML
using concentric time circles and 8 pie segments (categories).
Idea to do a daily map (distributed like daily joke, quote, inspiration etc.)
of one of the Great Ideas.
Idea to put map on hood of car
Idea to produce a cheap plastic screen "border" with info and reference URL info.