20 April 2006

Escherization : http://www.cgl.uwaterloo.ca/~csk/projects/escherization/

InfoViz projects : http://www.handstede.com/index.php?page=links_3 descriptions, links, and thumbnails.

'Mapping the Future' : (PDF – 668 KB)

"Lateral thinkers tend to explore all the different ways of looking at something, rather than accepting the most promising and proceeding from that." : http://www.thegreatideas.org/16w/TGIO368.pdf

The map anybody can understand : http://www.charlesclosesociety.org.uk/mapblank.htm (via Lewis Carroll).

Folding Maps : http://www.maa.org/mathland/mathtrek_1_15_01.html and http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20010113/mathtrek.asp This invention : http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6354985.html relates to a map with a pattern of folding lines along which the map can be folded.

The Power of Visual Metaphor : http://www.jerrysnow.com/01.pdf Miracle, Mystery or Mirage?

An overview of artwork that explores the graphic, social and political contexts of maps and map-making in contemporary culture : http://www.dykhuis.ca/youarehere/installation_c.html

http://sprokkelhout.web-log.nl/log/1428783 : collection of video out-takes (avi, mov, mpg, mpeg) of essential episodes of the Monty Python phenomena.

“I may be a Fool,” the Fool mumbled, “but either this map is in error or the land is!” : http://www.fools-errand.com/01-the-fools-errand/print-story.htm “The map shows you only of the places you have visited and never of the places you have not.”
“You must visit every corner of the land and talk to its people. As you do, each missing piece of the sun’s map will reappear, yet not always in its correct position. To fully restore the map, you must use the knowledge of your journey to rearrange the many pieces into the proper order.”

"Once you see god, you will see that same face on every person you meet." - Tao
"They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea." - Francis Bacon
"There is more in a human life than our theories of it allow. Sooner or later something seems to call us onto a particular path." - James Hillman

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