30 April 2007

Second Life Library Project : http://secondlifelibrary.blogspot.com/2006/09/talis-announces-winners-of.html “an excellent example of taking information previously locked inside the library catalogue and making it available to patrons in other contexts where they may spend more time than they do in their catalogue.”

ridcat : http://brevity.org/code/ridcat/ - visualizing texts with a cloud of icons ( to analyse a text (especially a therapy session) for emotion-laden words, and note the statistical deviation from the norm).

AsianVolatilityMap : http://www.newgreatgame.com/excerpts.htm (shows the volatile strategic situation in Central Asia).

WWI / II Maps : http://www.victoriansatwar.net/archives/maps2.html (Australia) War maps, Propaganda maps, Barrage maps, Position maps, Trench maps, Escape maps, POW Camp maps, Newspaper maps

Snowflakesoft and the butterfly effect : developing XML applications for the GI industry.

Fractal tags : http://del.icio.us/alex34/fractals

No more boring data : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVimVzgtD6w (Hans Rosling) animation.

Claude Shannon reflected on how to juggle and arrived at some new mathematics: (F+D)H=(V+D)N ( his juggler machine movie).

Animated Mondrian (?) : http://www.spillsomepaint.com/animations/regular/popup.html Via

"A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring." - Ludwig Wittgenstein
"What if, instead of waiting for everything to be perfect, we start living our dreams this week, to any degree we can?" - The Universe
"The source code is the ultimate documentation." - Anjo Anjewierden
"Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite - getting something down." - Julia Cameron
"Imagine time standing still. Just for a second. " - Via

27 April 2007

Why Microsoft's Mapping Efforts are "Low Profile" (some suggestions include: name changes, limited platform support, more complex interface, limited goodwill, marketing.)

NEW LABYRINTHS AND MAPS: THE CHALLENGE OF CYBERSPACE'S ART (Rich Text Format) - HTML-Version

'tag-o-vision' : http://brevity.org/code/flickr/tag-o-vision/ program to blend Flickr images which share the same tags (no human is involved in choosing, positioning, or blending the images). Example results. Via

Manageable Map : http://www.instructables.com/id/EQCNM19NY9EWZM4V88/
(map that was folded and cut in such a way that even though it was about 1.5m x 1.5m, it unfolded to no more than magazine size).

Virtual courtrooms to feature digital evidence presentation.

How to Get Links Without Trying : http://www.sitelogicmarketing.com/blog/04-organic-link-building

Infographical Style Movie : http://infosthetics.com/archives/2007/04/infographical_movie.html Other movies in infographic style: The Longcut & pleix & royskopp & airport & questions about life & big brother surveillance & Iraq war consiperancy & Google master plan & web2.0.

Stock.XCHNG : http://www.sxc.hu/ the leading FREE stock photo site.

The Map is Not the Territory! Or Is It? (Discussion)

Would these be 26 sites picking up my RSS feeds ?

Interesting search

"These symbols were found to have a life of their own that dictated how they should be manipulated. And the ways in which they were used enabled new facts about the world to be predicted." - J. Barrow
"Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious." - Peter Ustinov
"The capacity at the basis of both philosophy and jokes – to challenge one’s own treasured assumptions or to make distinctions which cut across time-honoured classifications, is a unique characteristic of our minds and lies at the heart of originality and creativity." - Peter Rickman
"You can never come to the reality of creation by contemplating it from the point of view of destruction." - Rabindranath Tagore
"Volo ut sis." = There is no higher wisdom than this. Do not look for it.

26 April 2007

How Google Maps' path-drawing works : http://brevity.org/code/google/draw.html

Exemplar dynamics and the emergence of categories (PDF) - HTML Gardenfors (2000) : meanings are arranged in conceptual spaces, conceptual space has geometrical structure, and dimensions are founded in perception/cognition.

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) began making its electronic topographic mapping data available to all users free of charge over the Internet. http://www.news.gc.ca/cfmx/view/en/index.jsp?articleid=290039

Navigate a New Way : the cozy personal navigation world is being overrun by a horde of new, fabulously outfitted nav tools.

StateMaster is an online resource which allows users to compare US states in 2,500 ways.

It is more difficult to process information if it is coming at you in the written and spoken form at the same time : http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2007/04/03/1175366240499.html

The Complete Guide to Isometric Pixel Art : http://rhysd.syntesis.org/tutorial/

Writing the "The Market for 'Lemons'" : http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/economics/articles/akerlof/ A Personal and Interpretive Essay

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) : http://tedblog.typepad.com/tedblog/2007/04/2007_ted_prize_.html conference is an annual event where leading thinkers and doers gather for inspiration (slideshow of James Nachtwey photos). Via

Uncommon Ground : Known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary (home to the golden-capped Dome of the Rock shrine and Al Aqsa mosque, and believed to be the site where the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven), and to Jews as the Temple Mount (site of their biblical temples, where one of its outer walls — known as the Western Wall — is the holiest site in Judaism), has repeatedly been a flashpoint for violence between Israel and the Palestinians.

"We need the tonic of wildness." - Henry David Thoreau
"The map is a help provided to the imagination through the eyes." - Henri Abraham Chatelain, Atlas historique (1705)
"All education must be, in the end, self-education." - Robert Henri
"This haphazard arrangement of forms may be the future of artistic harmony." - W. Kandinsky, 1911
"An actually existing fly is more important than a possibly existing angel." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

25 April 2007

Build and launch your mobile GPS application : http://where.com/create/ with WHERE.

Blogosphere Map : http://discovermagazine.com/2007/may/map-welcome-to-the-blogosphere Social media expert Matthew Hurst recently collected link data to track trends in blogs and identify the most popular topics of data exchange. Via

Unfolding the Enfolded : http://www.enfolded.info/Maps/map.htm (ConceptMap)

Universal Map Editor : http://www.blitzbasic.com/toolbox/toolbox.php?tool=76 is a special program made for game developers and level creators. It was designed for most 2D tilebased games (arcade, puzzle, logic, maze, race, shooter, strategy, jump&run or platform games are possible).

4D animation : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:8-cell-simple.gif

qr code blog : weblog about visual markers. Via : http://infosthetics.com/archives/2005/04/qr_code_blog_1.html

Innovative Ways to Look at New World Historical Geography : http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/ht/37.3/raat.html

Art and Mapping : http://criticalspatialpractice.blogspot.com/2006/06/art-mapping.html

Performing the Map : http://unorganizedterritories.blogspot.com/search/label/Performing%20the%20Map

The Greatest Minds In The World : http://supernaturalminds.com/MentalExercises.html

Cartoonized Photos : http://www.seomoz.org/article/ses-chicago-comics

Ссылки по теме listing at http://community.livejournal.com/design_books/tag/infographics

(Unfortunately?) this searcher did not find MAPSwithOUTborders or http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/PeaceMap.htm

"Men have become the tools of their tools." - Henry David Thoreau
"I have often wondered how a map, like a book, opens ways to other maps, as if, one map contains within itself all other maps, as if one map on its own seems insufficient and inadequate, and only the adjacency of other maps or at least the capacity to generate a desire to see other maps provides it a semblance of completeness." - Subhash Jaireth, <30>, Remembering Dehlie: A Chrono-topo-graphy of Imagination [printable version]
"Cease Fire." - On a fire extinguisher in Calcutta, India Via
"Those who follow are always behind." - A. Y. Jackson, landscape painter
"Painting is not made to decorate apartments... it is an instrument of war, for attack and defense against the enemy." - Picasso

24 April 2007

Festival of Maps : http://www.sochistdisc.org/annual_meetings/annual_2007/annual_meeting_2007.htmNovember 2007 in Chicago will be a wonderful time for historians of discoveries, cartographers, and map aficionados.

Tile/Map-Based Games Techniques : http://www.gamedev.net/reference/programming/features/arttilebase/page2.asp (primary data structures of such a game : the main map structure and the unit structures).

United States Map Copyright Litigation : http://www.nymapsociety.org/FEATURES/POST.HTM

ShiftSpace : http://shiftspace.org/next-idea/ provides new tools for developers and researchers to create new online contexts built on top of the web (project proposal for [the next idea] by Dan Phiffer ).
Demo Video.

Hacking Knowledge : http://oedb.org/library/college-basics/hacking-knowledge 77 Ways to Learn Faster, Deeper, and Better Via

Daily Collage Project : http://dailycollageproject.blogspot.com/

Referenced at http://knowledgeweb.blogspot.com/ : 'I was playing around with a visual map of JB's work at http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/by artist Ron Wild. I zoomed in a portion and realized it got me to WWW content, in this case JB Scientific American articles (all of some and the 1st part of other with link to rest) http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/Connections.html No doubt there are other treasures to be found on the map as well. // posted by Patrick McKercher @ 10:06 AM'

"It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis." - Margaret Bonano
"Becoming a student of your own processes and following your nose in the quietude of your workspace, can be the most effective route to private bliss and public success." - Robert Genn
"Dah Wong Path." - A sign for a park path in Hong Kong.
"Every stimulus pattern is seen in such a way that the resulting structure is as simple as possible; the simplest and most stable interpretations are favored." - Gestalt Principle Prägnanz
"Words that soak into your ears are whispered, not yelled." - COUNTRY WISDOM

23 April 2007

A Graphic Tour of Google's KML Search : http://www.directionsmag.com/article.php?article_id=2415

'Likeness' Technology : http://www.like.com/search?btnSearch=postersandart&searchText=map Shopping

SearchClock : http://www.chrisharrison.net/projects/searchclock/voyeur.html Via

WoW Interface Add-ons : http://www.wowdaily.info/a.asp?a=2013691

IslamicFinancialMap ------->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Marathon broadcast on Google Earth/Maps : http://www.ogleearth.com/2007/04/rotterdam_marat.html

10th Bakers Dozen International Collage Exchange : http://collagemuseum.com/Bakers/bakers10/index.html

A New Look at Impressionists’ Failing Vision

Buy Bucky Products : http://www.geni.org/globalenergy/shop/bucky_products/buckyproducts.shtml

"Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce!" - ?
"There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against that power, governments and tyrants and armies cannot stand.” - J. Michael Straczynski
"Don't get into this." - A sign in Japan with the universal "do not enter" symbol.
"Accepting that outcomes are meaningless is not the end of effort and action, but really the opening for bold and daring action." - Jamie Broughton
"If we are to preserve civilization, we must first remain civilized." - Lous St. Laurent

19 April 2007

Spatialization Methods: A Cartographic Research Agenda for Non-geographic Information
Visualization
(PDF) - View as HTML

Incident Mapping System : http://www.globalincidentmap.com/home.php (Terrorism Events and Other Suspicious Activity).

Google Releases Improved Content Removal Tools

Make a snowflake pattern online : http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/symmetry/snow.htm (symmetry is based on 6 way rotation). Via

Portraits of 12 Scientific Illustrators : http://www.lindahall.org/events_exhib/exhibit/exhibits/womenswork/introduction.shtml (from the 17th to 21st Century)

The Great Ideas Index of Works Discussed : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

F-Secure : http://www.shaw.ca/en-ca/ProductsServices/Internet/ShawSecure/

Political advertising specialty products : http://www.sambarforpins.com/palestine.htm

Thanks for stopping by

"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell
"... despite what our culture leads us to believe … we do not choose our vocations. We are called to them. There is a big difference.” - Jo McGowan, Writer
"The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion, but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-westerners never do." - Samuel P. Huntington Via
"Religiousness of a scientist is in his enthusiastic worship for laws of harmony." - Albert Einstein
"Everyone has their own particular part to play. No part is too great or too small; no one is too old or too young to do something." - Bobby Sands

18 April 2007

Zoomable User Interfaces (ZUIs) : http://hcil.cs.umd.edu/trs/2003-01/2003-01.html Via

Wired Magazine considers News Map one of “The Best Google Maps Mashups” worldwide.

Holocaust Now: Looking Down Into Hell at Camp 22

Map of the Motor Cortex : http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/brain/mapcortex.html

(Example) Google customized search engine that searches all the sites to which website links.

Human Knowledge : http://humanknowledge.net/Thoughts.html Foundations and Limits (memeware ; "if you find your copy useful, please propagate it").

eLearning team : http://www.makeithappen.uk.com/aboutus.html

minimalist concrete poetry

"Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow." - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 1923-2007
"A life in experimental development is an unimaginable and unpredictable experience." - R.B. Wild (after Sol Lewitt)
"... a man’s calling is written on his true heart, and he discovers it when he enters the frontier of his deep desires." - John Eldredge, Author and speaker
“People look at an oil painting and admire the use of brushstrokes to convey meaning. People look at a graffiti painting and admire the use of a drainpipe to gain access.” - Banksy (Wall and Piece)
"Possessing the audacity to do the mundane, while expecting miracles to come from it, explains every heroic and supernatural feat known to humankind." - The Universe

17 April 2007

How to make a site like MapWoW.com : http://int2e.com/blog/how-to-make-a-site-like-mapwowcom/

Pixgis : http://www.eriksjodin.net/portfolio/2006/10/27/pixgis-thesis-work/ is an interactive environment in which photographs may be discovered, viewed and managed through maps. Via Thesis Report (10MB, PDF)
BEST NAVIGATION/STRUCTURE (Nominees) : http://www.webbyawards.com/webbys/current.php#best_navigation

Alphabetic Buildings : http://www.geogreeting.com/view.html?zdh%21gQJz+bh (example of loading a nested GoogleMap viewer from within a pop-up bubble)

Mapping Patents from Google : http://searchengineland.com/070102-064435.php (such as 'Generating and serving tiles in a digital mapping system') If there is prior art, it will be up to the GIS community, globally, to make this known to anyone who wishes to challenge the patents at some future date.

Simplicity: The Ultimate Sophistication : http://www.uie.com/articles/simplicity/

(PhotoShop) Adding, deleting, and converting anchor points

People and Discoveries : http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/ databank consisting of 120 entries about 20th century scientists and their stories.

I Don't Know Art, But Icon See What I Like

"It is the first of all problems for a man to find out what kind of work he is to do in this universe." - Thomas Carlyle, Scottish philosopher (1795-1881)
"A poem should not mean, but be." - Archibald MacLeish
"Maybe when they said it wasn't possible, they meant it wasn't possible to make money off of it." - Childe Roland
"Information is in the noise!" - Team SPAM!
"I felt like I was making a record under the radar, and that is my favorite way to do anything." - Alanis Morissette

16 April 2007

Using Using Hyperbolic Geometry for Visualisation of Concept Spaces for Adaptive eLearning (PDF) - View as HTML (Concept Spaces are traditionally visualised using a concept map diagram requiring visibility of detail without repeated zooming, and visibility of whole concepts without obscuring detail, in an easy-to-use interface.)

ImageMagick : http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php translate, flip, mirror, rotate, scale, shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various special effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves.

Creating the clippable index grid

Considerable research effort has been expended on formalising graphical notations so that they may play a more central role in the application of logic to problems; notations specifically designed for computer implementation either as computational models or interface languages. http://vivid.cs.dal.ca/VLL/ Examples include relational and existential graphs (C.S.Peirce), conceptual graphs (J.F. Sowa), various flavours of semantic networks, such as conceptual dependency graphs (R. Schank), graphical deduction systems, such as clause interconnectivity graphs (S. Sickel), Venn diagrams, Euler diagrams, constraint diagrams, and visual logic programming languages.

Inverted Perspective

50 best tech products: The complete list

KW Institute for Contemporary Art : http://www.kw-berlin.de/english/set_index.htm is regularly listed among Germany's foremost modern art institutions. Via

Forum ponderings about my 05 April 2007 entry regarding "'CubicAO ".

"Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back." - Robert Lee Frost (1874 – 1963)
"Ideas are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and, following them, you reach your destiny. " - Carl Schurz
"It is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong. "- John Maynard Keynes Via
"The loser is always at fault." - Vasily Panov
"Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet." - Rudyard Kipling

13 April 2007

Fractal eXtreme : http://www.cygnus-software.com/zoommovies/ ability to efficiently create zoom movies (show enormous magnification changes as the viewer zooms down into the unimaginable depths of fractal images, in a smooth and dazzling manner).

The golden section, secrets of the Egyptian civilization and harmony mathematics : PDF format

Reading as Mapping

Ph.D. thesis : http://www.cs.chalmers.se/~elm/projects/phd-thesis/ "3D Occlusion Management and Causality Visualization" mapped here --->

Interactive Psychogeographical Map not quite as good as my MAPSwithOUTborders

Winners of the Virtual Earth Request for Proposal program

Commentful : http://commentful.blogflux.com/ is a service that tracks blog posts and more and notifies you whenever a new comment has been added.

Canadian Orienteering Championships 2007 in Saskatchewan (Where: exact location of Nisbett Forest on Gmaps )

Another way to de-pixelate a line

1. go to HYPERLINK " http://www.google.com/" and click on "maps"
2. click on "get directions" and type "New York" in the first box (the "from" box), and type "London" in the second box (the "to" box)
3. scroll down to step #23... feel tired already? :-)

"The scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it and because it is beautiful." - Henri Poincaré "The people may be made to follow a path of action, but they may not be made to understand it." - Confucius
"I value highly those things done by small children. They are the first and purest source of artistic creation." - Franz Cizek, 1865-1946
"In a certain sense, Zen is feeling life instead of feeling something about life." - Alan W. Watts Via
"It can't happen here" is number 1 on the list of famous last words." - David Crosby

12 April 2007

Path finding (PDF) - HTML-Version is an interesting and challenging topic in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

Hexagonal cone : http://www.drking.plus.com/hexagons/practical/roof/index.html (can be rotated) .

Jerusalem's Borders : http://www.zombietime.com/google_jerusalem/ as seen on Google Earth.

Worst map color scheme : http://www.directionsmag.com/images/newsletter/2007/04_12/New_Bee_Map_lg.jpg

Online Generators : A list of online software that creates software.

Graphic recording : http://www.donbraisby.co.uk/graphic_recording.html is a process that is used to record meetings in words and pictures on large visual displays.

Here is your Second Life Invitation (download the Second life client, also called the 'viewer' and install that on your PC: http://secondlife.com/community/downloads.php )

(Book) Google Earth For Dummies from Amazon.com

The Pixel As Minimal Art : http://www.tomrchambers.com/pixma.html

(Definition) 'crash' : Loss of aircraft control resulting in an in-flight collision with terrain.

"Every important idea in science sounds strange at first." - Thomas Kuhn, Scientist Via
"He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast." - Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), Italian Renaissance artist
"One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life." - Edward B. Butler Via
"One of the marks of having a gift is to have the courage to use it." - Katherine Anne Porter, US Novelist
"Everybody's somewhere!" - Via

11 April 2007

AnLens (spherical zoom) Applet (in use here and another example) is available at http://www.anfyteam.com/anj/index.html including Zoom and Pan (Click left and right mouse buttons to zoom in and out). Go to Download . Read INSTRUCTIONS Back to Index

Water(Mind)Map (hand-drawn)

Example of 'butterfly-valve' (area rotating to line) effect : http://clowder.net/hop/17walppr/p3m1glid2.html

Gateway for Historical Geographical-Information-Systems (GIS) : http://www.his-gis.net/ in history, for Historical Cartography and for Historical Geography

LCD Monitor Reviews and Opinions : http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/02/02/lcd-monitor-reviews-and-opinions/

Bye-Bye PDF: The New Coming e-Book Revolution

World's Top 100 Most Livable Cities

Eye of Horus : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_of_Horus Via

"It is our artists who choose freedom over safety, and use their talents to question and confront the culture." - Peter Block, Philosopher
"Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you." - Malcolm Cowley
If Biblical headlines were written by today's media; On Red Sea crossing: "WETLANDS TRAMPLED IN LABOR STRIKE, Pursuing Environmentalists Killed".
"I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate." - George Burns
"Only as high as I reach can I grow,
Only as far as I seek can I go,
Only as deep as I look can I see.
Only as much as I dream can I be." - Karen Ravn

10 April 2007

Exploring the Feasibility of a Spatial User Interface Paradigm (PDF) - View as HTML

HomeLessNess Map (built using Google MyMaps)

Effective use of outline-style check boxes (in search result left-hand bar)

Hexkit : http://www.kynosarges.de/Hexkit.html is a complete framework to design and play turn-based strategy games on hexagon maps.

Test to assess the visual-spatial memory span (and the implicit visual-spatial-learning) : http://www.schuhfried.at/eng/wts/corsi.htm

World Map Soccer Ball : http://store.fieldmuseum.org/itemdetail.cfm?nItemid=839&viewby=exhibit&nexhibitID=15&subview=19

A Pocket Guide to Life, The Universe, and Everything : http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/hitchhikers/

"The Good Lord never gives you more than you can handle, unless you die of something." - Guindon cartoon caption Via
"'Chaos breeds life, where order breeds habit." - Henry Brooks, US Historian
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in that gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." - Albert Einstein
"If at first you do succeed, try something harder." - Proverb quotes

09 April 2007

Google Maps Now Mashable : Google has made it easier to create customized maps with a new MyMaps feature (Googleplex, 2004 Presidential election for example). Via

Interactive Visualization and Navigation using the Hyperbolic Space : http://www.techfak.uni-bielefeld.de/~walter/h2vis/

Google Earth Hacks blog has a download, which overlays the map graphic (respliced with the 90° fix) atop the Australian landmass, so you can see 'Portuguese explorer Christopher de Mendonca led a small fleet into Botany Bay in 1522, more than 200 years ahead of Captain Cook, and ahead of Dutch explorers as well'. Via

Workingwith Server-side Image Maps : http://www.slis.indiana.edu/faculty/hrosenba/www/Demo/Demo12.html

(Project Gutenberg eBook) Prince Henry the Navigator : http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18757/18757-h/18757-h.htm the Hero of Portugal and of Modern Discovery, 1394-1460 A.D

Putting a map on the map

Initial impressions of World Of Warcraft : http://www.blackgate.net/blog/index.php/initial-impressions-of-world-of-warcraft/

ALL ABOUT 2012 : http://www.greatdreams.com/2012.htm

"You were born an original. Don't die a copy." - John Mason
"It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop." - Confucius
"If you cannot be a poet, be the poem." - David Carradine Via
"When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece." - John Ruskin
"The scary fact is that many of our dreams have come true." - Charles Eames Via

05 April 2007

VirtualVideoMap : http://www.virtualvideomap.com/ : Google Maps mashup that integrates videos from YouTube for educational purposes (via Download Squad).

HyperCube : http://www.tec.army.mil/Hypercube/ is a application program (update information) specifically directed to the analysis and display of multi and hyperspectral imagery (contains functions to filter, warp, mosaic, reformat, calibrate, combine, photogrammetrically project, stereo compile and to perform arithmetic on imagery and data).

Cubic Awareness Online : http://www.cubicao.tk/index.html

The Geneva Accord Map Via http://www.palestine-pmc.com/maps.asp Also Aerial photograph of Israel’s Apartheid Wall Encircling Jerusalem

2007 Commissions : http://rhizome.org/commissions/2006.rhiz(to assist in creating original works of Internet-based art).

Ex-AAG staffer : http://www.nikolasschiller.com/blog/ (met in Chicago'06) .. this article appeared about him and his work in the Washington Post.

(Multi-tasking extraordinaire) RunningArtist : http://youtube.com/watch?v=PvbL_5rH1QQ
(Let's Paint, Exercise, & Mix Blended Drinks) and take your calls on TV!

"If they say it can't be done, it doesn't always work out that way." - Yogi Berra
"... the mental world is only maps of maps, ad infinitum." - Gregory Bateson, in "Form, Substance and Difference," from Steps to an Ecology of Mind (1972) Via
"We're not too far from where we are."' - Friend ( studying a map and trying to concentrate on figuring out where we were). Via
"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations." - Charles R Swindoll
"Anyone who thinks people lack originality should watch them folding roadmaps." - ?

04 April 2007

Freevolution : full-fledged DHTML isometric tile engine (use the scroll buttons on the top/bottom,left/right to scroll around), tiles are fetched and destroyed trough AJAX. See Wiki

Manifold IMS Redux

Fractals - A Visual Approach to Arithmetic : http://neptune.galaxy.gmu.edu/~drsuper/art1.html

Rich Map, Poor Map : http://www.ehponline.org/members/2004/112-3/innovations.html (Brave New Cartography )

Art With Robots : http://www.artwithrobots.blogspot.com/ An overview of Cohen and Aaro, A Biography Mostly about Aaron , About the research (link to a shareware program that can duplicate Aaron's methods on your desktop or as a screensaver).

A more frequent search hit

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a lost map." - "Beetle Bailey" (comic strip)
"The principle of reciprocity should guide the philanthropic exchange, just as it guides exchange in the market place. People who are constantly on the receiving end, who have never been given the opportunity to reciprocate, will in due time despise not only the gift, but also the gift giver." - Robert L. Woodson, Sr., The Triumph of the Josephs
"It takes a very long time to become young." - Pablo Picasso
"Accidents, coincidences, and serendipities don't create dreams; your dreams create them." - The Universe
"Never trust a private with a loaded weapon, or an officer with a map." - ?

03 April 2007

Visualization of Search Results : http://www.girardin.org/fabien/blog/2007/03/23/visualization-of-search-results-a-comparative-evaluation-of-text-2d-and-3d-interfaces/ A Comparative Evaluation of Text, 2D, and 3D Interfaces

The art of modeling : http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/2741.html : Visual composition

VanGogh Map : http://www.nova-mind.com/images/Gallery/VanGoghBig.jpg

BIBLE MAPS, PICTURES, & TIMELINES : http://www.preceptaustin.org/Maps_page.htm

Julia Jewels : http://mcgoodwin.net/julia/juliajewels.html An Exploration of Julia Sets

CHRONOLOGY OF RECREATIONAL MATHEMATICS : http://utenti.quipo.it/base5/introduz/singchro.htm

(Book) Mapping the Mind : http://interactive.usc.edu/members/doox/archives/2006/02/ Summary

Wrong tiles in Google Maps : http://geekswithblogs.net/thibbard/archive/2006/11/27/WrongTilesInGoogleMaps.aspx

Photomontage was the innovation of John Heartfield and Georg Grosz, engineer-artists who in 1916 brought photographic images together according to new aesthetic rules.

Mysterious hexagon spotted above Saturn : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/technology/technology.html?in_article_id=445117&in_page_id=1965

Interesting Search

"The map is a help provided to the imagination through the eyes." - Henri Abraham Chatelain, Atlas historique (1705)
"If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them." - Anonymous
"So much has already been written about everything, that you can’t find out anything about it." - James Thurber (1961)
"An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all." - Oscar Wilde Via
"There is no shame in not knowing; the shame lies in not finding out." - Russian proverb

02 April 2007

Modest Maps : http://modestmaps.com/ an open source project that lets designers and developers use any map-based tiling system they choose (instead of being constrained by Google, Yahoo, or Microsoft's maps).
http://content.stamen.com/announcing_modest_maps See a simple example application. Download Modest Maps 1.0 (source code and examples, 100K), also have a wiki, a roadmap, and SVN. Via

Skyscraper Map Style : http://www.powermapper.com/sitemap/skyscraper/map.htm Via

Information Design Conference : http://www.informationdesignassociation.org/idc2007/docs/programme.html

http://www.networkweaving.com/blog/ blog about the creation of robust & vibrant economic and community networks... using network mapping, weaving and leadership development.

Asian Fish Map : http://www.fishexp.pref.hokkaido.jp/exp/fish/osakana_map.JPG

Strange satellite images : http://en.geo-trotter.com/cat-strange.htm

2007 calendar on a rhombic dodecahedron is formed by plaiting four paper strips from this template (detailed instructions here). Via

Avant-Garde Montage / Photography

Maps to Internet Navigation & eLearning added to http://del.icio.us/network/ceciliarebecca?page=3 (also tagged as elearning, learning, crazy geo map art stuff, crazy, visual thinking, mindmap, revisar)

"It is not enough to aim, you must hit." - Italian proverb Via
"The disorderly behavior of simple systems . . . generated complexity: richly organized patterns, sometimes stable and sometimes unstable, sometimes finite and sometimes infinite, but always with the fascination of living things. That was why scientists played with toys." - James Gleick
"Those on top of the mountain did not fall there." - ?
"When a foolish man hears of the Tao, he laughs out loud. If he didn't laugh, it wouldn't be the Tao." - Mitchell
"... the secret to not wanting so much that your heart aches, your senses reel, and your mind boggles... is getting it." - TU