28 February 2007

Star Plot examples (p23) (PowerPoint) - View as HTML

Knot Pictures : http://knotplot.com/

Google Directory (Example) : Society > Issues > Warfare and Conflict > Specific Conflicts > Middle East > Israel-Palestine > Peace > Road Map, 2003 Go to Directory Home

Cartography of Excess : a map was a flat, rule-governed space for a strict social game; but it also was an open territory for imaginary play... And one begins to wonder: where are the artist-cartographers of today?

3D Stereogram Images : http://eyetricks.com/3dstereo.htm

Great Ideas, Works of the Great Thinkers : http://www.timelineindex.com/content/view/1588 by WWW.PENGUIN.CA

...an educated bon vivant who worked classical and Shakespearean allusions into his daily allegories : http://www.citypaper.com/news/story.asp?id=2371

MANIFESTO © l970 Agnes Denes
working with a paradox
defining the elusive
visualizing the invisible
communicating the incommunicable
not accepting the limitations society has accepted
seeing in new ways
living for a fraction of a second and penetrating light years
using intellect and instinct to achieve intuition
achieving total self-consciousness and self-awareness
being creatively obsessive
questioning, reasoning, analyzing, dissecting and re-examining
understanding the finitude of human existence and still striving to create beauty and provocative reasoning
finding new concepts, recognizing new patterns
desiring to know the importance or insignificance of existence
seeing reality and still being able to dream
persisting in the eternal search

Where does new love dwell? A scientific map

Got listed at DigiSwicki : http://digiswicki-swicki.eurekster.com/maps/ (Page 1 of 2131781)

Syndicated content powered by FeedBurner : http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/gvWF : Learn more

"If you don’t fail at something between now and the end of the day, you’re not trying hard enough!" - Will Craig "When it comes to the words you choose, whether in your mind or amongst friends, let them be of what you like and love. What you care about and cherish. What makes you happy. What gives you wings. What makes you dream. And very little else." - The Universe
"One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
"I'd rather know about your history for the last five minutes as you try to solve this problem, than know about your history for the last five years." - Peter Norvig, Google
"Everything we do, all the actions we take, spring from who we’re being." - Jamie Broughton

27 February 2007

“You have reached your destination!” Position, positioning and superpositioning of space ... (PDF) - Version HTML

The One Map Project (PDF) - View as HTML

Franz Ackermann's (small-scale mixed-media sketches) 'mental maps' : http://mooonriver.blogspot.com/2006/11/mental-map.html and remote viewing exhibition and recording about his mental maps works.

Sense of Place : http://www.timlindgren.com/ecotone/book/export/html/6 Blog : http://www.whereproject.org/

Tessellations of hexagonal cells : http://www.soi.wide.ad.jp/class/20020005/slides/06/17.html

"...In these maps and records, for those who can understand them, lie the first glimpses of new and vast countries. In these maps, and in these notes and drawings, there are treasures and wonders." Via

Gigapixel Image : http://www.tawbaware.com/maxlyons/gigapixel2.htm

Eugene Thaw favours art that is worthy of study and can be talked about. You might say his bliss is figuring out the order (within and between drawings).

Reference: "In the course of exploring the impact of these trends maps, I came across GreatMap, a fabulous site that has hundreds of links to fabulous visual representations. It’s well worth a browse through its links to see some of the work being done in visualization." : http://www.rossdawsonblog.com/weblog/archives/2007/02/post_10.html#trackbacks

"Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed." - Mark Twain
"Paths clear before those who know where they're going and are determined to get there." - Leonard Roy Frank, Editor and writer
"There's nothing you're "supposed" to be doing with your life. No one is judged based upon how much turf they cover, how many mountains they climb, or how many deals they close. And because even one small drop from the sea, is as infinite as all of the oceans combined... whatever your heart desires." - The Universe
"Persons thankful for little things are certain to be the ones with much to be thankful for." - Frank A. Clark
"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney (1901-1966)

23 February 2007

Adaptive Content Mapping for Internet Navigation (PDF) - View as HTML ... adaptive internet navigation provides a lot of new and user-friendly topics for content oriented document search. ...

CSS Hexagonal map offsetting

Aircraft Accident Sites : http://aviation-marine.com/avcrash/index.cfm Via

The Process of “Discovering” One’s Calling : http://ocf.gospelcom.net/resources/calling/calling_study3_sgf.pdf

More on hex : http://www.did-you-mean.com/Hexagon.html like Wikipedia?

‘tabula rasa’ = clean slate

Cartography Cartoons : http://www.cartoonstock.com/directory/c/cartography.asp

"In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary." - Aaron Rose
"The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge." - Daniel Boorstin, Historian and writer (1914-2004) Via
"The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it." - W. M. Lewis
"Overcome the natural tendency of preciousness." - Robert Genn
"Don't play for safety; it's the most dangerous thing in the world." - Hugh Walpole, Novelist (1884-1941)

22 February 2007

Video: Building a House from Blueprints in SL illustrates the collaborative nature of building in SecondLife. Via

A Survey of Digital Mosaic Techniques (PDF) - View as HTML example of image synthesis techniques based on discrete primitives.

Discrete Global Grid Systems (PDF/Adobe) - View as HTML Unlike square and triangle grids, hexagon grids do have uni-. form adjacency; each hexagon cell ...

Get an overview of JavaScript Learn some JavaScript definitions Here's what you'll need to run JavaScript ode Learn some hands-on JavaScript Via http://builder.com.com/5100-31-5076660.html

...knocked together a little hexagonal mindmapper in Python : http://www.socialfiction.org/?tag=map

Locale : http://www.randomdayout.co.uk/(the random day out generator) Can't decide what to do today? Just moved to a new area? Bored? Via

Mathematical Mappings : http://www.pims.math.ca/education/2000/bus00/puppet/index.html all these mappings are governed by matrices, which may be thought of as higher dimensional multipliers.

Camp David Maps : http://www.mideastweb.org/lastmaps.htm Via

Mental maps with five elements : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_A._Lynch
+ paths, the streets, sidewalks, trails, and other channels in which people travel;
+ edges, perceived boundaries such as walls, buildings, and shorelines;
+ districts, relatively large sections of the city distinguished by some identity or character;
+ nodes, focal points, intersections or loci; and
+ landmarks, readily identifiable objects which serve as reference points

New Scientist reports that a computer can learn mapmaking : Via http://zoomclouds.egrupos.net/tag/ubicloud/maps

Map This! : http://deniska.dcemu.co.uk/map-this-got-1st-place-34523.html (got 1st place in PSP APP division at NeoFlash Summer Coding Contest).

Inner Sphere Cartography Society (Gamd) Archive : http://iscs.teamspam.net/ (detailed network maps)

The Rose and the Nautilus : http://www.math.ubc.ca/~hoek/Teaching/Golden/Divina.html

The making of "think different" : Apple Computer (3 min 49 sec)

The three top online threats and how to counter them.

Via Google Inc. (wireless) still interest in http://greatmap.blogspot.com/2006_09_01_archive.html

"Woman to bookstore clerk; Can you take me to the self-help section?" - http://www.overheardinminneapolis.com/
"The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own." - Benjamin Disraeli
"Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841-1935), American Supreme Court Justice from 1902-1932
"Nature’s way is simple and easy, but men prefer what is intricate and artificial." - Lau Tzu Via
"I delight in photographs. I delight in words. I delight in mixing both To see what happens if they blend." - Minor White, photographer (wrote a little poem about the two forms of communication)

21 February 2007

World of Warcraft guild We Know’s latest innovation is to use the virtual world of Second Life to plan their end-game raids on World of Warcraft instances, the tough dungeons that can only be conquered by intense planning and lockstep cooperation. Via

Sunrise/Sunset Tracking Map : http://www.multicherry.com/mapshadow/mapshadow.htm - cool Google Map tracks the sunrise and sunset in real time around the world. Via

Scenes from the City : http://www.nyc.gov/html/film/html/anniversary/interactive_map.shtml Filmmaking in New York

Map your ideas with bubbl.us : http://lifehacker.com/software/mind-map/map-your-ideas-with-bubblus-231992.php

GeoTagged Photo management site : http://beta.zooomr.com/photos/raoul/688639 (like Flickr?)

OrbifoldGrids : http://clowder.net/hop/17walppr/17walppr.html Example Animation

John Cage : http://www.newalbion.com/artists/cagej/autobiog.html An Autobiographical Statement Via

Acknowledged : "The link to the site came from a mapping blog called Great Map, which focuses on providing links and info about map-related sites and news stories. I’ve just started reading it, but there are a lot of great links. The blog’s author is also interested in mapping knowledge domains, and has a couple of examples posted" http://veryspatial.com/?p=1408

"People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.
If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies; Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them
anyway." - Mother Teresa

20 February 2007

Interactive Fisheye Views for Groupware : http://grouplab.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/projects/Interactive_Fisheye.html

Here posted one of the best starting collections of placemarks (Google Earth file ) showing the locations and pictures of some of the 150 water color paintings she has painted since 1991.

MetaMap adds features to the WoW world map : http://ui.worldofwar.net/ui.php?id=3331

Image 'Tracer' is a research tool that archives Google image searches for the purposes of tracking their url, appearance, disappearance and rank. index / introduction / F.A.Q.

'The Great Wall of China is the only man-made object visible from the moon.' Status: False. Unless

James Burke 'Connections' on Google Video: First episode
(Second ; http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-6607607154723190303 ) James Burke: Another Cool Science Homie : "Or, if you prefer the ADHD tripping-on-acid approach, try this www.1-900-870-6235.com/BurkeMap.htm " Via

PrimoPDF : free app lets you turn any printable document into a PDF without a hitch. Via

The Story of Sergey Brin Google

Education for Modern Man: A New Perspective (New York: The Dial Press, 1946). Chapter 3: The Nature of Man [Criticism of Robert Hutchins, Mortimer Adler, Fulton Sheen, Mark van Doren] http://www.ditext.com/hook/edu3.html

"Chance is a word devoid of sense, nothing can exist without a cause." - Voltaire
"A failure is not always a mistake; it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying." - B.F. Skinner Via
"Of all the senses, trust only the sense of sight." - Plato
"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities." - Dr. Seuss
"The illusions that surround you today have absolutely no relation to the illusions that will surround you tomorrow.(Which barely hints at how unlimited you truly are.)"- The Universe

19 February 2007

Cuboctahedron in Google Sketchup ( http://sketchup.google.com/ )

Placing International Law: White Spaces on a Map (PDF) Abstract

The Cognitive Science of Art : http://scienceblogs.com/mixingmemory/2006/07/the_cognitive_science_of_art_r_2.php Ramachandran's 10 Principles of Art

Mapping Music : http://www.harvardmagazine.com/on-line/010772.html developed a way to represent music spatially. Using non-Euclidean geometry and a complex figure, borrowed from string theory, called an orbifold (which can have from two to an infinite number of dimensions, depending on the number of notes being played at once).

Word Trees : Mapping Relationships From Root Words

Game Map Archive : http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/mwa/archiveall

http://technorati.com/tools/linkcount/display the number of links to each of your posts in real-time — updated live for all your visitors.

Subtropics 19 : http://subtropics.org/- a tribute to John Cage

Introducing New Technology : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRjVeRbhtRU&eurl

All previous audio dadacasts and DADA yow! knotcasts can be found at http://www.391.org/broadcast/

MapArt Examples Via

B.C. Map-maker : http://islandsinstitute.pbwiki.com/Briony%20Penn

News tip credit : http://www.gadling.com/2007/02/16/murmur-makes-a-city-come-alive/

"Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine!" - Buddha
"The best way to help artists is to hinder them." - Egbert Oudendag Via
"The Great Way is level and not far from oneself. Those who seek it afar go and then return." - Lao-tzu (translated by Thomas Cleary)
"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark." - Rabinranath Tagore
"In the pool where you least expect it will be fish." - Ovid, Poet (43 BC-17AD)

16 February 2007

Roll Your Own Tile Server : http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa907679.aspx and Building Your Own Tile Server

Moby Dick Literary Map : http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/tri064.html

(Essay) The Musical Map : This activity of mapping is always new; it "always has to do with performance, whereas the tracing always involves an alleged 'competence'."

'maps' for sale on eBay

Riya Personal Search : face recognition and text recognition to search your personal photos.

A film about and made with Second Life : http://blip.tv/file/149744 ( 50 sec preview)

"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit." - Helen Keller
"Art is about the process not the product." - Blog
"... this sort of blind faith that you are on the right path, because nothing else makes you feel complete, is necessary to combat the many perceived obstacles and difficulties inherent in the life of an artist." - Nina Meledandri
"Every artist ought to be an exhibitionist." - Egbert Oudendag
"There is no right way to do something wrong." - Unknown

15 February 2007

Google Earth gets overlay search feature (expects to later extend this capability to Google Maps).

Exposing the 'Second Text' of Maps of the Net ("Clearly, for marketing maps of the Internet, the political borders of countries provide a powerful template...) Dodge/Kitchin paper on Map of Cyberspace.

Research Highlights from Student Successes With Thinking Maps (PDF) - View as HTML and RESOURCE Thinking Maps (PDF) - View as HTML

Discussion of map functionality (like a javascript view lens overlaid ?) : http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/36025

HexStarMap / Detail : http://www.projectrho.com/smap12.html

Interesting DonQuixote Mind Map

Mind Map of Jazz Guitar Chords : http://jude-users.com/en/uploads/photos0/10.png Via

O’Reilly posts a link to this animated map of a day’s traffic on Google. [Via CNet ]; it’s not live though Google apparently has a live view at the Googleplex.

Yahoo! Pipes Is The Internet RSS Remixer - Overview And Reports and; " target=l>http://www.researchbuzz.org/wp/2007/02/12/yahoo-ruins-my-life-with-yahoo-pipes/>

"When map is zoomed in by dividing hexagons into smaller hexagons, the shifting pattern becomes more complex..." discussed

How flickr works Map

Multi-Res Modeling Group : http://www.multires.caltech.edu/pubs/ Publications

Collage Ephemera Sheets : http://www.b-muse.com/Collage-Sheets-Travel.htm

Bookmarks Tagged With "maps" : https://ma.gnolia.com/people/amy/tags/maps

(Definition) 'Cartifact' : term used to describe objects using a cartographic motiff primarily for design rather than to convey information. An ashtray with a map of the London Underground would be an example: you might use it to get around, but the main purpose of the object is to hold ashes. The term is a portmanteau combining "cartographic" and "artifact." Technically, any map is a cartographic artifact, but the portmanteau term is used for those objects with maps as design. - Definition in context Via

SR&ED Update

"Instruction does much, but encouragement does everything." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
"Create like a God, Rule like a King, Work like a Slave." - Davender Gupta (The three principles of radical productivity)
"Space is not a passive vacuum, but has properties that impose powerful constraints on any structure that inhabits it." - Arthur Loeb
"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education." - Albert Einstein
"The pitcher cries for water to carry, and a person for work that is real." - Marge Piercy, poet and social activist (b. 1936)

14 February 2007

Towards A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods for Management

A new decision tree

ValentineMap : http://persons.kb.nl/jsmits/cartifact/imaginary05.html

Audible Street Map : http://murmurtoronto.ca/spadina/ (Click the red dots to hear the stories!)

Earthify : http://earthify.eyebeam.org/ takes a page of Craigslist posts and maps them on Google Earth.

Using online mapping while trying to find a dream house" (from James Fee). Via

(Hexagon) research project into persistent presence : http://hexagon.open.ac.uk/index.html

Innovative way to develop programs (?) : http://pipes.yahoo.com/search?q=map&x=0&y=0

Free site-tracking service StatCounter is offering a new service whereby you can view recent visitors to your site on a Google Maps map. There are already a couple of services that can do this for you, but this one seems nice since it’s attached to a popular site-tracking service and requires no set-up. Via http://www.3pointd.com/index.php?tag=mapping

Virtual Symposium : (On Visual Culture and Bioscience) Starts 4 March Via

pic2color™ : http://www.pic2color.com/xindex.php# extract color schemes from any image.

ART MAP PROJECTS : arts catalyst ,anat ,obselete media ,home map ,answering machine , contactsheet ransom ,artistinresidence

Doc Mojo : http://www.pandromeda.com/page/company/ "the first true fractal-based artist."

Centre for Social Innovation : http:/the215.ca (at 215 Spadina Avenue, Maria Pazo, Office Coordinator, at
) is a nonprofit social enterprise with a mission to foster collaboration and entrepreneurialism across the social and arts sector, letting those organizations share office overhead and (literally) get out of the closet and work around other exciting and dedicated tenants. (Katarina Collins, volunteer coordinator at murmur.info)

Mapping inspiration : http://www.crystalinks.com/toye.html

Canadian media artist : Randy Adams CV

"Invention consists in avoiding the constructing of useless contraptions and in constructing the useful combinations which are in infinite minority. To invent is to discern, to choose." - Henri Poincare (1854-1912)
"Once you give yourself permission, The Universe provides everything else." - R.B. Wild
"One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire." - John W Foster
"Caelum videre iussit, et erectos ad sidera tollere vultus" - He bid them look at the sky and lift their faces to the stars. - Ovid
"Knowledge in a knowledge economy is progress." Kipal Sibal, the Honerable Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Government of India (addressing the Map World Forum in Hyderabad)

13 February 2007

iMapping Wikis— Towards a Graphical Environment for Semantic Knowledge Management (PDF) - View as HTML (Mind-Maps for example, provide an easy-to-understand tree-like structure ...)

Emergent learning

Time Line of the Universe : http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/m_mm.html ( JPG(96 Kb) JPG(388 Kb) JPG(1 Mb)) The notion that a rapid period "inflation" preceded the Big Bang expansion was first put forth 25 years ago.

AsylumMaps : http://www.mappingworlds.com/migrasylum.html Via

depict (designing effective pictures and illustrations using cognitive theories) : http://graphics.stanford.edu/projects/depict/index.html

Directory of Signs, Glyphs and Symbols : http://www.symbols.net/

"Visual Search Maps" powered by Google, TRYNT and Yahoo! : http://www.searchmapr.com/find/dragons/7

Commission for generative video work : http://www.lincolnschatz.com/work/present/07/oneartsplaza.php While standing between the two works, viewers will see themselves on both screens juxtaposed with video memories unique to each screen’s perspective on the past (at this point the viewers and the screens enter into a feedback loop). Watch

The Broken Line: Hypertexts as Labyrinths (PDF) - View as HTML

ka-map-user forum archive for the mailing list: http://www.nabble.com/ka-map-users-f16515.html

CZoomView : A class that provides "zoom" feature.

Map Collage detail : http://www.mapographer.com/QuietCherub.html

VisualCommunication Resources : http://www.mtsu.edu/~aejmc/resources/index.html

"Can You Plagiarize A Photograph?" : http://techdirt.com/articles/20070208/011954.shtml
Via http://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?post=38728

How to clean a computer keyboard : http://www.howtocleananything.com/docs_articles/hca_article_computer.htm

A noble image search

Now blogrolled here : http://www.kartentisch.de/?p=200 (German)

"The right half of the brain controls the left half of the body. This means that only left handed people are in their right mind." - ?
"It is exactly because a man cannot do a thing that he is a proper judge of it." - Oscar Wilde
"brain, n: The apparatus with which we think that we think." - Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"
"Zhizn' prozhit'--ne pole pereiti (trans) to live through life is not as simple as crossing a field." - Russian proverb
"A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me. I'm afraid of widths." - Steven Wright

12 February 2007

Swivel: http://www.swivel.com/tour/intro is a place where curious people explore all kinds of data (politics, economics, weather, sports, business and more), and share insights with others. Also http://www.gapminder.org/

Exploring the Concept of Metalearning (PDF) - View as HTML Much discussion around metalearning is founded on a Cartesian dualism, whereas it ... in the concept map.

Mind mapping offers a brainstorming tool to chart the creative process : http://mediationblog.blogspot.com/2006/06/mind-mapping-offers-brainstorming-tool.html

Visualisation - Tree of life : http://www.ii.uib.no/~tim/frontPages/treeOfLifeImagePage.shtml Via

Art of Innovation Map : 1024 x 558 (348K) or 4075 x 2217 (7.4M by Martha McGinnis (you can watch the speech online here). Via http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2007/01/the_art_of_visu.html

Life Map : on Flickr with roll-0vers.

'Don't let your blog come back to haunt you' Via

PhotoQuilts : are pictures glued together to make a large composite poster Example (with availability of large number of digital pictures and sophisticated computer software, today it is possible to make photo-quilts inexpensively).

First There Was the Grid : http://secondlife.blogs.com/prompt/2006/06/first_there_was.html "Metaverse 2.0" argues that SL in particular suffers from a failure of imagination in mapping its world onto a boring, 2D grid, and offers both hexagonal, hyperlinked topology and a hyperbolic space as solutions.

Point Taken : http://www.runran.net/remix_runran/?p=71 (Flash)

The Second Ring of Power (full text)

'...to maximize our client's social impact and strategically position organizations to attain their goals.' people at williamsworks like the idea of 'Maps without Borders' developed here.

Interesting search by Who Owns

"Fail quickly to iterate a lot." - Irene Au (Google's Director of User Experience)
"My work is a game, a very serious game." - M. C. Escher, Dutch artist (1898 - 1972)
"Photography is the only 'language' understood in all parts of the world, and bridging all nations and cultures." - Helmut Gernsheim, photographic historian
"Map talks without sound." - Liu Gang Via
"... chance and grand design are inseperable, a place where the improbable becomes likely and surprise is the rule." - R.J. Waller, A Thousand Country Roads

09 February 2007

Jigsaw Image Mosaic (JIM Download pdf) , where image tiles of arbitrary shape are used to compose the final picture (tile configuration that minimizes a mosaicing energy function).

Recognizing Patterns (PDF)

Using 2D Space Effectively : (Lecture Slides )

Geometric Folding Algorithms : http://www.fucg.org/ (Linkages , Origami , Polyhedra )

Syntactic Theory of Visual Communication : http://commfaculty.fullerton.edu/lester/writings/viscomtheory.html

6 illuminating concept maps : http://www.lifeclever.com/2006/09/01/6-illuminating-concept-maps-you-should-know-about/

(Fractal and) ZoomGrid philosophy; "a very complex object that can be generated through a recursive (iterative) process based on a simple generating rule ". Via

"Mapping from the margins” : http://www.huntalternatives.org/pages/397_rita_manchanda.cfm (mapping process as a catalyst for discussion and developing new understanding of conflicts; a vehicle for challenging state-centric representations of conflict and borders).

Visualization research team : http://www.qviz.org/contact.htm

Now that IE7 is out my pages are broken : http://www.bravenet.com/resources/newsletters/?newsletter=tips

DIGITAL CREATIVE MAP : http://www.mixedmedia.it/eng/map/index.html ARTISTS : AGON, AIEP Avventure in Elicottero Prodotti, Ennio Bertrand, Mario Canali, DotDotDot, LeftLoft, Limiteazero, N!03, Otolab, Claudio Sinatti, Studio Azzurro, TheBigSpace, 263 Films

Seamless tile tutorial - Photoshop

Animated image development : http://clicks.robertgenn.com/big-small.php

Digital poster printing for short runs : http://www.largeformatposters.com/

(Book Review) "King of Infinite Space": http://leonardo.info/reviews/feb2007/king_ryssen.html Donald Coxeter (the Man Who Saved Geometry)

Now featured (8 Feb) at 'Creative Mapping Project blog maintained by inIVA staff, educators, artists and academics' : http://creativemapping.blogspot.com/index.html

"Setting a good example for children takes all the fun out of middle age." - William Feather
“Keep some souvenirs of your past, or how will you ever prove it wasn't all a dream?” - Ashleigh Brilliant
"Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. That's not the place to become discouraged." - Thomas Edison
"Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves." - Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist (1623 - 1662)
"The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.” - Wilhelm Stekel

08 February 2007

Exploring novel visualisation for representing hierarchical numerical data (If Microsoft Word file unavailable - View as HTML )


"Is the Lower Mainland Going Under?" Map : http://sierraclub.ca/bc/programs/climate/goingunder/goingunder.kmz (Note that you must have Google Earth software to view this file. Download free software. ) Via

Boundaries of the Contiguous United States : http://www.wwu.edu/~stephan/48states.html (Animated GIF showing the evolution of state boundaries)

Maps of The Future : http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/profecias/esp_profecia_mapas.htm

Cab Map : http://www.dcist.com/archives/2007/02/07/the_cab_map_new.php

Google Maps: Map World of Warcraft : http://borkweb.com/story/google-maps-map-world-of-warcraft (description) Guys at MapWoW have an Outland map as well.

ConflictCartography : http://www.viewcraft.com/pdfs/ViewCraft_ConflictCartographyMarch04.pdf

Create new widgets for other people to add to their layouts Via

More Map Art : http://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/2007/01/more_map_art.phtml Via

Reinventing the Inventor : http://www.thestreet.com/_htmlatb/smallbiz/entrepreneur/10334888.html

Shepherd, Cartographer, and Android : An exploration of the archetypes and technologies of spiritual direction

Web Biennial 2007 : http://www.webbiennial.org Open Call for Web Based Art (Submissions and exhibition Start: February 1st - End December 31 2007).

Great Map tagged here : http://www.diigo.com/user/marrinerh as concept internet map mapping mind web by marrinerh on 01-12-2007 Cached

Listen while you work

"Before enlightenment, chop wood!, after enlightenment, chop wood!" - Ancient Zen
"Unless you move, the place where you are is the place where you will always be.” - Ashleigh Brilliant
"Literal, narrative, horizontal, cloistered, and verbal culture is being replaced by symbolic, interactive, profound, global, and visual culture." - Paul Martin Lester Via
"Once you accept the nos, the yeses will come." - Car Salesman
"Never take yourself as seriously as others are prepared to." - Charlton Heston

07 February 2007

Visuals and Visualization: The Heart of Persuading Others (PDF) - View as HTML

A Hillclimbing Approach to Image Mosaics (PDF) - View as HTML (the Jigsaw Image Mosaic)

ka-Explorer : http://kappa.gonfi.org/dev/gonfi-ka-map/htdocs/index_routing.html (sample interface)

Turn laboratory specimens into award-winning art : http://www.the-scientist.com/news/home/43684/

Many of Buckminster Fuller's books are without indexes, and part of the original motive for The Fuller Map : http://www.nous.org.uk/BFMAPindex.html was to interconnect ideas and designs which were scattered throughout a series of books.

(Amateur Radio Club) RepeaterMaps : http://www.halifax-arc.org/harcweb/VHF-UHF-Proj.htm

HotorNot + Google Maps = Hot People by Zip Code

http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/PeaceMap/FlagOnMoon.jpg ----->>>>>>

Navigation : Then and Now

Nomograms for Wargames : http://www.projectrho.com/nomogram/

Conversionary Text to HTML Editor turns ebooks into websites. Via

How Rasterbator modifies the image uploaded http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/faq.gas

Interesting (Flash) tab-expansion menu system : http://www.imj.org.il/eng/shrine/

Classic 'schwitters collage' : Kurt Schwitters (1887–1948)

Thoughts on visual poetry : http://vispo.blogspot.com/

TV-Detox is a unique curated selection of the best and most interesting counter-information movies banned from commercial television networks. Via

"The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary." - Thomas Edison
“To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target.” - Ashleigh Brilliant
"Success, recognition, and conformity are the bywords of the modern world where everyone seems to crave the anesthetizing security of being identified with the majority...Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted." - Dr. Martin Luther King
"Be As You Are." - Sri Ramana Maharshi
"Work and play are the same. When you're following your energy and doing what you want all the time, the distinction between work and play dissolves." - Shakti Gawain

06 February 2007

The magic of data visualization for everyone : http://www.rossdawsonblog.com/weblog/archives/2007/01/the_magic_of_da.html Also see the visualization gallery

Facetmap : http://facetmap.com/ is both a data model and a software package, created to let users browse complex metadata while retaining a simple, familiar, menu interface. A fully annotated example of a facetmap.

Drawing Strategies (PDF) - View as HTML (100 drawing ideas)

Integration of Navigation and Action Selection Functionalities in ... (PDF) journal

Linux Distribution Mind Map : http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2006/04/linux-distributions-birds-eye-view.html sparks discussion.

Map out locations found in books on Google Maps : Bottom righthand column Via Also discussed here

Maps of the world : http://maps.nationmaster.com/ (3,728 country maps)

GolfCourseMap : http://www.ontgolf.ca/maps/gmapregions.php?regionid=9 and www.golf-finder.net/

Tibia Map Website : http://www.angelfire.com/games5/tibiamapsite/

A 'city' sitemap example : http://www.inventioncity.com/

Four Thoughts About the Map and the "Horizon" Problem

Calling all artists, designers, photoshop junkies, pixel pushers, collage artists, photographers, culture jammers, charlatans, and pranksters... the universe has invited you to kollabor8 (each chain is an open digital image mutation collaboration, displayed like threads in a forum.) Each link in the chain should be in some way a derivative of the previous image.

Mapwing : http://www.mapwing.com/ to turn your digital photos into virtual tours that include interactive maps, images, and comments.

Listen to Learn

Now 'Vector One Top Picks' : http://geovisualisation.com/WordPress/

Dozens of people using this exact search to get to this page ????

“My play was a complete success. The audience was a failure.” - Ashleigh Brilliant
"Artists are people who are allowed a certain social privilege to act out in ways that adults aren't supposed to act out." - Mike Kelly
"The order and connection of ideas is the same as the order and connection of things." - Spinoza
"The photographer projects himself into everything he sees, identifying himself with everything in order to know it and feel it better." - Minor White
"If words are not things, or maps are not the actual territory, then, obviously, the only possible link between the objective world and the linguistic world is found in structure, and structure alone." - Alfred Korzybski, philosopher

05 February 2007

Tag Maps : http://yahooresearchberkeley.com/blog/2006/11/16/tag-maps-generating-the-crowds-mental-map-using-flickr-geotagged-images/ Visualizing the Crowd’s “Mental Map” Using Flickr Geotagged Images

Image Zoom Forums : http://imagezoom.yellowgorilla.net/forums/ (Image Zooming extension for Mozilla, Firefox, and Thunderbird)

Connecting Virtual Worlds: paradigms for on-line transitions (PDF) - View as HTML (Systems and their zones of influence come into conflict at site boundaries.)

Interactive Poster: Trend Analysis ...Screening Data Using a Distortion-Oriented Lens with Semantic Zooming (PDF) - View as HTML

Effective use of tag sizing : http://strangewondrous.net/browse/author/w/

AnaximanderMaps : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaximander (First?) Map of his Known World, and Map of Anaximander's universe.

War of 1812 : http://www.visit1812.com/historic-sites/

StripClubMap : http://stripclubmap.com/maps/utah.htm

Processing, mediation, archiving and publication of works of media art and media theory : http://media.lbg.ac.at/en/content.php?iMenuID=9

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) : http://www.gimp.org/ is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring (works on many operating systems, in many languages).

Second Life (posts with the 'mapping' tag ) : http://www.3pointd.com/index.php?tag=mapping

The State Of The Map : http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/The_State_Of_The_Map
OpenStreetMaps Conference, Manchester, 14-15 July 2007

Examples of art incorporating applications of mathematics : http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/m/mathematics.html

This artist built this online painting generator (?)

(Book) ‘Maps and Dreams’ (1981): Hugh Brody charted the hunting grounds of native Canadians; it turned out, that hunting was not so much influenced by territorial conditions but by dreams forecasting good huntings. See research questions.

"I just do what I do. It's you who calls it music." - John Cage Via
"Time flies. It's up to you to be the navigator." - Robert Orben
"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." - Ansel Adams Via
"Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model." - Vincent Van Gogh, painter
"Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the most important thing - and keeping the unknown always beyond you." - Georgia O'Keeffe

02 February 2007

MAP THIS! GPS MAP VIEWER FOR PSP : http://www.neoflash.com/compos.htm http://deniska.dcemu.co.uk/images/map1.jpg (short video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nitCHViaCU) first public release of the viewer was to NEO summer coding contest 2006.

www.hpcc-usa.org/pics/01-pres/HPCC_Dorohovich.ppt (Powerpoint) - View as HTML... (Plant seeds for change & grow/mature your KM program as organizational culture is ready to take larger steps).

http://www.programmableweb.com/api/YouTube/mashups (YouTube meets Google Maps) ProgrammableWeb API Detail. A real estate listings service that streams videos of properties on sale inside Google map.

Friend Map : http://www.frappr.com/?a=constellation_map&mapid=1563476 has interesting "Add Yourself" functionality.

inIVA : http://www.iniva.org/ creates exhibitions, publications, multimedia, education and research projects ...

Remapping the Universe (Video) multi-touch driven computer screen. Via

'The New York Times ran an article on "Mind Mapping" software last March. My interest in the article related to how teams of investment analysts could use visual cues and maps to better collaborate by improving organization and access to information.' : http://roer.blogs.com/my_weblog/2005/09/test_mind_map_o.html

It's not a game (tech leaders think Second Life could be a gold mine ).

(Interesting approach) Find Me A Map - post your requests and replies here.

The End-User Manifesto Via

Protecting your PC from three serious Internet risks

RedActiva : http://www.redactiva.org/sitemap.html 'Maps visualization and workshops for citizens involvement in territorial thematic' (Barcelona, Europe Contact: alexhache2002@yahoo.es ) Via http://www.euromovements.info/english/who.htm

(eBook) 'Heretics' by G. K. Chesterton : http://www.pos1.info/h/heret.htm#1_0_21 " A man cannot be wise enough to be a great artist without being wise enough to wish to be a philosopher. A man cannot have the energy to produce good art without having the energy to wish to pass beyond it. A small artist is content with art; a great artist is content with nothing except everything."

(Most? of these) Blog entries heavily favored here : http://www.technorati.com/faves/Vathek

"It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future." - Yogi Berra
"The quickest way to end a war is to lose it." - George Orwell
"I have come this far and done this much. I will do no further on this path. There is a point beyond which the quest for the Light becomes a serving of the Dark." - Guy Gavriel Kay, "The Fionavar Tapestrrry"
"Don't learn safety rules by accident." - Yarn
"The only wealth which you keep forever is the wealth which you have given away." - Anonymous

01 February 2007

Rethinking maps and national boundries : http://vodkapundit.com/archives/007367.php (Mexican Border) Via

THE HUMAN KNOWLEDGE MINDMAP (PDF) Via interesting search

The Perspectives Browser: Exploratory Data Analysis for Everyone ( PDF) - HTML-Version

Earth Change Maps : http://www.baproducts.com/ecmaps.htm : Ashton Pitre's Map, Aron Abrahamsen's Earth Change Map, Dolores Cannon's Nostradamus Map , and Chet Snow's Map . Lori Toye 's I Am America Six Map Scenario and a map of her Golden Cities. Via

ShipWreck Map : http://www.mapbureau.com/shipwrecks/index.html

Blog Flux MapStats : http://mapstats.blogflux.com/demo.html (results of site traffic on GoogleMaps)

(European) Map blog : http://www.tecnomaps.com/

MultiMap example in use.

(Google Video) Posts tagged with "interface" : http://my.opera.com/usability/blog/index.dml/tag/interface

3d Stereograms : http://www.softsource.com/softsource/stereo.html

YouTube edition is a google maps + youtube mash-up that allows you to dynamically explore the videospace of the world : http://www.earthalbum.com/youtube

Lies, damned lies, and Jerusalem’s borders (http://www.ogleearth.com/) the border as drawn by Google Earth is several orders of magnitude less precise than the convoluted course it actually takes...

James Koehnline has made his massive collection of stunning collage-works available for viewing at deviantART.

Border, Rule, and Ornament Fonts : http://www.fontcraft.com/scriptorium/bordfonts.html

How To Remove Red Eye in PhotoshopRemoving Red Eye from Digital Photos

Sacred Geometry as the Keys to personal growth and Understanding (A class of seven evenings will take you through the 5 Platonic Solids that make up our universe.)

Sample online dream log : http://downlode.org/log/Dreams

This blog is a resource for (GEOG 318) Geographical Information Analysis : http://www.sges.auckland.ac.nz/courses/318/labs/

"A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people." - Thomas Mann
"Ideas won't work unless YOU do." - Yarn
"Freedom must be the same for all, for the strong as well as for the weak". - head of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land Via
"Every path hath its puddle." - English Proverb
"Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die." - Daniel Burnham (1846-1912), architect and city planner