31 July 2007
Isometric Tile Game (PDF) - HTML-Version A Staggered Isometric Tile Map.
AN INTERACTIVE VERSION OF THE MAP OF SPRINGFIELD (the Simpsons' hometown)
Hexaflexagons : http://www.flexagon.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=23&Itemid=31
2007 Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference, September 24-27, Victoria, British Columbia : http://www.foss4g2007.org/register/
Online ASCII art generator: http://photo2text.com/ Via
Heavy computer use could be linked to glaucoma, especially among those who are short-sighted, fear researchers.
Converting your blog posts to wiki pages : http://www.anecdote.com.au/archives/2007/07/converting_your.html
Intersting search topic
Now Listed here : http://community.livejournal.com/design_books/tag/infographics
"Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self." - Cyril Connolly Via
"Know the "wows", not the "hows." - The Universe
"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." - John Lennon
"The idea of a map emerged as the ultimate metaphor for the journey of understanding self as influenced by fluid geographical, spiritual, political, academic, social and emotional landscapes. We decided to use maps as a central part of the art making because it was both visually and metaphorically powerful." - Via
"You often find your destiny on the path you take to avoid it." - Chinese proverb
30 July 2007
With Tools on Web, Amateurs Reshape Mapmaking
Mind Mapping Tips from A Master : http://www.biztechtalk.com/2007/03/mind_mapping_ti.html Via
MODERN ART AND IDEAS 4 1914–1928 (PDF) - View as HTML (metric shapes: an oval, a circle, a triangle, a square, a hexagon)
Autodesk's First Year in Open Source Community : http://www.directionsmag.com/article.php?article_id=2504
Build A Customized "Knowledge Map" of Your Conference (like I pioneered? 4 years ago for http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/KnowledgeMap.htm as well as http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/eLearning/SmartGraphicsMap.htm ) ... innovation expert Tom Wujec offers a wonderful value-added option for your attendees —a "Knowledge Map" of your event. In an opening keynote, he sets the stage for your conference. He then attends sessions throughout, recording each speaker's key points into idea illustrations. He also leads a series of interactive activities where the audience arranges these images (as well as their own) into useful idea maps to find out which ideas created the most insight, and where they can be applied. To end the conference, Wujec presents his sketches to recall the full range of topics presented and to reflect on any trends and patterns that have emerged. Via
Become an Autodidact: 10 Ways to Become a Self Taught Master : http://www.dumblittleman.com/2007/07/become-autodidact-10-ways-to-become.html Via
Via http://growabrain.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/rubik_cube.gif ----->
(British) search artists mind maps
"Everything is a symbol of itself." - Chögyam Trungpa
"See what happens when you follow your heart; lucky, blessed, chosen, gifted, destined, privileged, guarded, favored, special, and perhaps, most outrageously, "not like the rest of us." - The Universe
"I tilt these flattened lands into the frontal plane and then I seek routes and valleys back into space. I'm hoping for vertigo." - Josh Dorman Via
"The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity." - Mark Twain, American humorist & writer Via http://www.chiasmus.com/
"When we meditate, we must expect no gain. If we look for results, then those results will elude us. In contrast, if we suspend our ambitions, then the results will manifest very quickly." - Deng Ming-Dao (365 Tao Daily Meditations)
27 July 2007
Google Voice Local Search : http://labs.google.com/goog411/ is Google’s experimental service to make local-business search accessible over the phone (Dial from any phone1-800-GOOG-411). Via
http://www.seedwiki.com/wiki/seed_wiki/_seedwiki_search_results for 'map'
Competition Submissions : http://vw.indiana.edu/07netsci/entries/submissions.html#flight (VISUAL INDEX)
Unix Development Timeline : http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/50/Unix_history-simple.png
IN SEARCH OF A PRACTICAL MapFold
(Online) Mosaic Maker : http://www.bighugelabs.com/flickr/mosaic.php creates a photo mosaic from a photoset, favorites, tags, or individual digital photographs or images. Via
15 Great, Free Security Programs
Knowledge Media Design Institute : http://www.kmdi.toronto.edu/ , University of Toronto is an institute in the School of Graduate Studies, and is dedicated to research and graduate education in all aspects of knowledge media design (KMD) Senior Fellows
How to become a full-time innovator:
Know that others have gone where you wish to go.
Put "getting good" ahead of "making a living."
Learn to be alone and to be your own best critic.
Cut back on impedimenta and outside distractions.
Work more hours than the average factory worker.
Notice interesting directions and go there again.
Become a perpetual student of your own progress.
Don't expect too much help from anyone or anything.
Stick to your vision, but don't fear change.
Do not be adverse to developing skills.
Know that raising standards has to be chronic.
Know that marketing is easier when you have quality.
Be curious about everything, including how you turn out.
If you fall in love, accept the gift, surrender. (After )
"And I shall lead the blind by a way they have not known. In paths they have not known I lead them. For I make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight.” - Isaiah 43:16
"Who is to say whether the string bends the bow, or the bow tightens the string?" - Cyril Connolly
"Most physicists and mathematicians feel that numbers are the prime language of reality, but it is actually shapes that generate all the laws of physics." - Bob Frissell (Nothing 85)
"Innovation and competition: Do you play to win, or just play to not lose?" - Via
"I think if you can turn off the mind and look only with the eyes, ultimately everything becomes abstract."- Ellsworth Kelly
26 July 2007
Metapixel - program for generating photomosaics (see examples and Flickr Mosaics set). Tucows Download
Collection of Rubik's cubes and related puzzles
Map to Calculus is a large (15”x 18”) flowchart which illustrates how ideas from each chapter connect to one another and contribute to the development of calculus.
P.W. Bridgman's operational view of science : the paper and pencil manipulation of symbols is understood to be an energetic process at the same physical level as the events under study. By turning mathematical models into electronic phenomena, computers have reinforced this operational interpretation.  Via
The Ideas that Changed the Way we See the World : http://www.thymos.com/know/index.html (A brief history of knowledge)
Christian Nold : http://www.softhook.com/ artist, lecturer, designer, cultural activist ... etc.
Online custom (motivational) poster : http://www.photogiftworld.com/CartItem.aspx?ID=134047
"Performing miracles and magic has nothing to do with enlightenment and everything to do with expectation." - The Universe
"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars ,or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.” - Helen Keller (American Author and Educator who was blind and deaf. 1880-1968)
"Reality can be beaten with enough imagination." - Anonymous
"It's my belief that sanity lies in realizing that reality is not exactly what we had in mind." - Roy Blount, Jr. (1941- ) American humorist
"Meaning is to language what Soup is to a Fork." - Via
25 July 2007
Map Projection Overview : http://www.colorado.edu/geography/gcraft/notes/mapproj/mapproj.html
Portugal's Unending Sphere of Influence
(Using the metaphor of an interactive night sky) Universe : http://universe.daylife.com/ presents an immersive environment for navigating the world's contemporary mythology ( as found online in global news and information from Daylife).
Because political remix videos (remixing footage from movies, TV shows, commercials and/or broadcast news) are critical commentaries, they commonly rely on fair use and the First Amendment, and creators do not ask for permission to remix works. (24/7 : DIY Video Summit University of Southern California USC). Watch political remix video: http://politicalremix.wordpress.com/
Fuller's life-long quest was to craft a language based around a starkly geometric set of metaphors capable of registering both subtle intuitions and obvious facts. (Buckminster Fuller Institute)
Three views of the SAME wooden sculpture.
Wassily Kandinsky (Russian: (December 16 [O.S. December 4] 1866 – December 13, 1944) was a Russian painter, printmaker and art theorist, credited with painting the first modern abstract works.
Someone at Who Owns 126.96.36.199? is using this RSS reader to monitor this blog.
Srishti School of Art Design & Technology, is seeking students who have completed an undergraduate program in any field to enroll in a new 2.5 year Experimental Media Arts advanced diploma (which begins this September).
"When a natural discourse paints a passion or an effect, one feels within oneself the truth of what one reads, which was there before, although one did not know it. Hence one is inclined to love him who makes us feel it, for he has not shown us his own riches, but ours." - Blaise Pascal, Pensées (translated by W. F. Trotter)
"Fall seven times. Stand up eight." - Japanese saying
"We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery." - Samuel Smiles (Scottish author, 1812-1904)
"The world's fundamental misfortune is ...the fact that with each great discovery ...the human race is enveloped ... in a miasma of thoughts, emotions, moods, even conclusions and intentions, which are nobody's, which belong to none and yet to all." - Søren Kierkegaard
"What Got You Here Will Hold You Back." - Jamie Broughton
24 July 2007
13 Must-See Google Maps Mashups
Volcanoes Mind Map - http://www.coolschool.ca/lor/GEO12/unit6/U06L02/volcanoesmindmap.pdf Via
Art department mind map Via
Maps from the Renaissance Period (1500 - 1700)
Golden Cuboid : http://www.4dsolutions.net/synergetica/synergetica5.html#top (equivolumed irregular tetrahedral modules from the dimensions of a rectangular prism having edge ratios of 1.618 to 0.618 to 1) by David Koski, another synergetics pioneer. Modules are able to grow and shrink to higher and lower levels by steps calibrated by positive and negative powers of the golden proportion (1.618).
Hex Turbine : http://www.student.fizika.org/~mirta/net.mpg (Animation)
(2001) A Novel Interface for the Smithsonian's Everyday Things (uses a proprietary data-animation engine called ThinkMap, which is a Java application developed by Plumb Design.)
Artist-in- residence (in the computer science department)
Added to http://del.icio.us/mauricio.zarate/ZARATE
Ontario’s Interactive Digital media Tax Credits ...?
"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered." - Ralph Waldo Emerson (American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist, 1803-1882)
"Have more than though showest; speak less than thou knowest." - William Shakespeare
"Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage." - Benjamin Disraeli
"The absolute, most sure-fire way of physically moving in the direction of your dreams on a day-to-day basis (without messing with the "cursed hows"), is living them, now, to any degree that you can." - The Universe
"An inconvenience is an unrecognized opportunity." - Confucius
23 July 2007
HYPERBOLIC TESSELLATIONS : http://del.icio.us/drape/hyperbolic links.
Polytopes of Various Dimensions : http://www.polytope.net/hedrondude/topes.htm
Radio Cartography : http://soex.org/Exhibit/43.html
Fractal Geometry describes objects that are self-similar, or scale symmetric.
Isometric game making : Discussion
The Invention Behind the Inventions : http://www.4dsolutions.net/synergetica/synergetica1.html#top
Paid a direct visit by Who Is lindenlab.com?, then this search by Who Is microsoft.com?
Now referenced under 'James Burke Fan Sites and Blogs' at http://www.mahalo.com/James_Burke )Mahalo is the world's first human-powered search engine).
"He who hesitates is lunch." - Law of the Jungle
"There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new." - Niccolo Machiavelli
"A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving." - Lao Tzu
"Just because most people are looking for what they think they don't have, doesn't mean they don't have it." - The Universe
"Don't take life so serious, son, it ain't nohow permanent." - Walt Kelly
20 July 2007
Thematic Cartography : http://geog.tamu.edu/klein/geog332/ (learn the fundamentals of map production).
Stockport Emotion Map : http://www.stockport.emotionmap.net/about/
How Does a Google Query Work? : http://ask.metafilter.com/65244/How-Does-a-Google-Query-Work
The World On A Moebius Strip : http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~tobler/presentations/shows/Projections_files/v3_document.htm (Print upside down on back and give it a twist then glue the ends together).
Study of Metatron’s Cube and The Platonic Solids : Via
To try face recognition on your own photos, click here
Sample atom.xml feed format : http://greatmap.blogspot.com/atom.xml
The 21 biggest tech flops : Dot-bombs, E-books, PCjr, Internet Currency and Iridium ...
SR&ED Update : http://www.cata.ca/media_and_events/press_releases/cata_pr07160701.html
"Sometimes you just have to roll the hard six." - Captain Adama (on Battlestar Galactica)
"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea." -Antoine De Saint-Exupery
"Inside every working anarchy, there's an Old Boy Network." - Mitch Kapor
"I strive to be brief, and I become obscure." - Horace (65 - 8 BC )
"It's like deja vu all over again." - Lawrence Peter Berra (American Philosopher of the 20th Century)
19 July 2007
Map Symbols & Patterns : http://urbanplanningblog.com/2006/09/13/national-park-service-map-symbols-patterns
(Mexico) Drug Cartel Map : http://cominganarchy.com/2007/06/03/mexico-drug-cartel-map/
The Buache Map : http://www.intersurf.com/~chalcedony/FOG5.html is an eighteenth century map prepared by the French geographer, Philippe Buache, in 1739 which gives us an eerily precise representation of Antarctica as it must have looked when there was no ice on it at all. Via
Slashgeo's Site Closing : http://slashgeo.slashgeo.org/slashgeo/07/07/03/1540247.shtml (or in Indefinite Hiatus).
Google vs Everyone : http://mashable.com/2007/07/07/google-vs-everyone/ (10 Markets Where Google Wants to Win).
Design is Not Art, Redux : http://bokardo.com/archives/design-is-not-art-redux/ (Discussion)
SnowFlake Classification (Animation) ---------->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
KABBALAH - Learning from Hebraic Sacred Geometry
j is latitude, l is longitude
"A map won't help you if you don't know where you're starting from." - Watts Humphreys
"Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change." - Henry Steele Commager
"You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there." - Yogi Berra
"Solvitur ambulando. -- it is solved by walking." - St. Augustine
"AYE am what AYE am." - Popeye
18 July 2007
Interesting and Unusual Sights in Google Street View : http://www.streetviewr.com/ Via
BeerMapping Project - http://beermapping,com/
Breathing Map : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8DkfSfI6tA
MovieMap : (People who like ..?.... might also like these movies.)
foldable_map_template.pdf (479 KB )
PlaceMaking : http://hook.org/essays/20070625_essay.html(Presentation)
Request : http://www.chillingeffects.org/notice.cgi?sID=1837 that Google Search block the following domains, each featuring Mr. Winter http://www.danwinter.com/, in their entirety: http://www.soulinvitation.com/ http://www.goldenmean.info/ http://spirals.eternite.com/ Via
Back Lit Light Box Applications : http://northstargallery.com/salesgallerynsglb.htm
"Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." - Albert Camus
"An important reason we want to see your present dreams come true as quickly as possible, is because we already know a little bit about what will likely happen just beyond them." - The Universe
"It is very wrong for people to feel deeply sad when they lose some money, yet when they waste precious moments of their lives they do not have the slightest feelings of repentance." - Dalai Lama
"Only in this hexagram are the firm and flexible lines all in place; hense it is correct." - I Ching
"I'm takin' my time, but I don't know where..." - Paul Simon ( Me and Julio, Down by the Schoolyard)
17 July 2007
Miner3D Enterprise : http://www.miner3d.com/products/enterprise.html is a powerfully integrated data-driven 3D visualization and data analysis solution.
Fallout's map geometry : http://wiki.fifengine.de/index.php?title=Fallout's_map_geometry
Interactive JAVA applet to study deformations(area, distance, angle) in map projections : http://www.uff.br/mapprojections/mp_en.html
The Singles Map : http://creativeclass.typepad.com/thecreativityexchange/2007/04/the_singles_map.html
Creating the Next Generation of Archival Finding Aids : http://dlib.anu.edu.au/dlib/may07/yakel/05yakel.html
The Whole Earth, Cataloged : http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/15.07/googlehyperlocal.pdf (How Google Maps is changing the way we see the world).
Image Search; zoomable user interface
International Dada Archive : http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/dada/index.html/
Maybe a better term than 'visual reasoning' (?)
LibraryMap discussed on http://online.twu.edu/ (eLearning?) message board.
"A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." - Mark Twain
"No matter where you go, there you are." - Buckaroo Banzai
"Over and over one must ask oneself the question, 'What do I want to express? What is my ideal, what is my objective? What? Why? Why? What?'" - Emily Carr (1871-1945)
"The quotations when engraved upon the memory give good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more." - Winston Churchill
"When you are doing something meaningful, your capacity to replenish yourself is high." - Doug Kruscke
16 July 2007
Treemaps are a method for visualizing information that completely and recursively subdivide a given area into cells (where each cell’s area corresponds to certain attributes in the data set) : http://centripetalnotion.com/2006/01/20/01:32:32/
How the iPhone will change computing : this is a computer, not a phone (finally we'll be able to surf the Web anywhere we want).
Well-known “honeycomb” diagram (and accompanying article) illustrates seven qualities or “facets” of user experience design.
Color icon experiments : http://testingrange.com/geotest/icon/colortest.html
Map links : http://www.library.arizona.edu/search/subjects/geography/
(New York-based artist) Cliff Evans : http://www.cliffevans.net/ Gathering images from online sources using Google image searches and bringing them together through technological processes that call to mind photomontage techniques, Evans has been making poetic, visually powerful animations. (Infowar Art on the Web).
How many pixels do I need to make a print?
ACPACS : http://www.uq.edu.au/acpacs/index.html?page=25896 is interested in engaging in issues of creativity, cultural production and peacebuilding in different contexts. Example course profile .
"There do exist enquiring minds, which long for the truth of the heart, seek it, strive to solve the problems set by life, try to penetrate to the essence of things and phenomena and to penetrate into themselves." - G. I. Gurdjieff
"To love what you do and feel that it matters - how could anything be more fun?" - Katherine Graham
"The Wise leave the road and find the Way; fools cling to the Way and lose the road." - from the Huainanzi (an early Taoist classic following the ancient tradition of Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu) Via
"It is probably true quite generally that in the history of human thinking the most fruitful developments frequently take place at those points where two different lines of thought meet." - Werner Heisenberg
"If you're going to tell people the truth, be funny or they'll kill you." - Billy Wilder