31 March 2008

(Interactive) map of the UK's geology Via

Brain (Site)Map : http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/on-line/brain/map.asp

NonEuclid : http://www.maths.gla.ac.uk/~wws/NonEuclid/NonEuclid.html is a Software Simulation offering Straightedge and Compass Constructions in Hyperbolic Geometry.

Skope : http://www.oskope.com/ is an impressive visual search engine for searching on eBay, Amazon, Flickr and Youtube (conveniently browse through images or videos and preview information with minimal effort). Via

(Idea) Allow poster purchase at custom zoom level

The Atlantean 'A' : http://www.langmaker.com/db/Atlantean_script is a miniature map of the city of Atlantis (i.e., the outside of the swirl is the cave, the inside shape is the silhouette of the city, and the dot is the location of the crystal). It's a treasure map.

How To Draw Pretty Girls With HTML Table

Someone has bookmarked http://greatmap.blogspot.com/2007_08_01_archive.html

(Song) Everybody Hates Ned Flanders (David Byrne)


"Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich." - Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923)
"The faces of most American women over thirty are relief maps of petulant and bewildered unhappiness." - Unknown
"It is possible that in art we remember WHO WE ARE - and also celebrate who we are." - Michael McClure
“We are going through a very paradoxical situation. There have never been so many images. We are bombarded with thousands of them daily, without mercy and without warning. And most of them ask us to consume, consume, consume. So how does an image of pain survive in the sea of consumption? It doesn’t.” - Alfredo Jaar
"The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible." - Oscar Wilde

26 March 2008

knowhow : http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/knowhow/ is a technology preview that delivers single-click, contextual access to relevant help information from a panel in Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 software.

SCALES AND TRANSFORMATIONS : https://courseware.e-education.psu.edu/courses/geog482/L02_compiled.html

Amazing Moon Map (has a familiar look to it)

(Simplified) Map of London : http://ionoi.blogs.sonance.net/2007/10/28/info-visualized-maps/

Ping pong ball pixel display

(Program) Vocal Collager : http://interactive.usc.edu/members/noha/archives/2006/05/vocal_collager.html

Summary / Overview : http://blendedexposures.blogspot.com/2007/07/jerusalem.html

(Video) PictureBox : http://www.youtube.com/pictureboxinc publishes its own books and also packages books and concepts for museums and galleries around the world.

(Cheney: Mideast peace entails compromise) Maybe not

Map Artist (Torn Map Collage)

"It is well that war is so terrible, lest we grow too fond of it." - Robert E. Lee
"... many places you would like to see are just off the map and many things you want to know are just out of sight or a little beyond your reach. But someday you'll reach them all, for what you learn today, for no reason at all, will help you discover all the wonderful secrets of tomorrow." - Princess of Sweet Rhyme Via
"Impatience is a sign of hurrying; hurrying is a sign of worrying; worrying is a sign of fear; and fear is a sign that someone has temporarily forgotten that it's never too late to change their thoughts and therefore their "things." And for these reasons, time will forever be on their side." - The Universe
"People are born with intrinsic motivation, self-esteem, dignity, curiosity to learn, joy in learning." - Dr. W. Edwards Deming (1900-1993) consultant, teacher
"Frivolity is a stern taskmaster." - Zippy the Pinhead

25 March 2008

Scrolling Map Display Tests : http://xalthorn.wordpress.com/2008/02/06/scrolling-map-display-tests/#comment-119

(Beta) Image Search Engine : http://www.viewimages.com/Search.aspx?mid=3419370&epmid=3&partner=Google

Guide to Making Sitemaps : http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/the_lazy_ia_s_guide_to_making_sitemaps

Online test to see how pixelated photos can get before we fail to recognize faces.

This Is Your Brain On Jazz : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/02/080226213431.htm Via

Good 'grid size' questions : http://code.google.com/p/pyglet/wiki/Scene2dIdeas

Body Mapping Via : http://creativemapping.blogspot.com/2007/05/el-mapa-di-mi-cuerpo-tatiana-parcero.html

Not sure how Who Owns got directly from http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/04/map-making-so-easy-caveman-could-do-it.html to http://greatmap.blogspot.com/2007/04/google-maps-now-mashable-google-has.html

(Posted by peacay at 1:00 AM on November 7) 'I discovered the wonderful strange maps site last week via another site worthy of a plug, Great Map.' Via

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"You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down."- Stanislaw Lem
"Perhaps, being lost, one should get loster.” - Saul Bellow
"Humor may be defined as the kindly contemplation of the incongruities of life, and the artistic expression thereof." - Stephen Leacock
"Don't have good ideas if you aren't willing to be responsible for them." - Anonymous
"When the way comes to an end, then change - having changed, you pass through." - I. Ching

24 March 2008

More than 100 Free Places to Learn Online Via

Math Visualizations : http://www.flickr.com/photos/de_gregorio/sets/72157602235957120/show/ Via

A new way to read(?) : http://googlereader.blogspot.com/2008/03/reader-and-aria-new-way-to-read.html

(Thread) 'sample code that shows how to properly draw a hexagonal map' : http://www.thescripts.com/forum/thread489614.html

Being Held Hostage by Information Overload

Compfight : http://www.boingboing.net/2008/03/19/compfight-powerful-s.html tool that uses Flickr's API to search the database of photos (including the option to do full-text search on titles and descriptions, and to limit searches to Creative Commons licensed works only) and then feeds back the results as live clickable thumbnails.

BeeBirth Pic


Woven products


Still applies ---->>>>>

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance but the ilusion of knowledge itself." - unknown
"The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery." - FRANCIS BACON
"At most we have created the artist, but not the art." - Via
"Art is primarily a question of form, not of content." - Paul Rand
"It is astonishing how short a time it takes for very wonderful thing to happen" -Frances Burnett

20 March 2008

The Cubicon Platform : http://www.coretalk.net/EnablingaSemanticNet/index.htm Enabling a Semantic Net Environment (and providing a Topic Map producer the capability to charge a consumer for knowledge on a per situation service access basis.)

Freevolution : http://cobra.innerheight.com/freevolution/index.php/Main_Page is an isometric dhtml game engine, using "state of the art" techniques like ajax and xhtml/css.

The Right Way To Think About Site Maps Via http://www.megite.com/top/sitemap

AJAX Tutorials

SocialNetworking Map :

Free http://www.smartdraw.com/downloads/ (start by selecting the exact template you need from over a hundred different types).

Largest Mind Map in the World : http://www.buzan.com.au/Global-Mind-Map-Conference.html

(e-book) Global Warming: A Mind Mapper’s Guide to the Science and Solutions (PDF, 5 MB / 103 pages).

Happitude : http://www.happitude.com/?p=91 http://www.happitude.com/?p=91 (set of latitude and longitude coordinates are sewn cryptically above the bill, where a sports or brand logo is typically found).

Via : http://britton.disted.camosun.bc.ca/jbescher2.htm ---->>>>

"To the rationally minded the mental processes of the intuitive appear to work backwards." - FRANCES WICKES
"We can ‘visualize’ our thinking as well as verbalize it." -Ricky Ho
"The more seeds you sow, the more plants we'll grow." - The Universe
"You can’t hit a target you cannot see, And you cannot see a target you do not have." - Zig Ziglar
"You are lost the instant you know what the result will be." - JUAN GRIS

19 March 2008

Summary of elementary design principles used : http://www.scifun.ed.ac.uk/card/flakes.html

Composer TimeLines : http://www.lukemastin.com/music/dates.html

TouchCaller : http://touchcaller.en.softonic.com/pocket (another 'A la Touch' interface). Via

Example Zoomed ClustrMap : http://www2.clustrmaps.com/counter/maps.php?url=http://clustrmaps.com&clusters=yes&type=small&category=plus&map=CZ

(Tri)hexaflexagon video : http://www.thepeaceofpaper.robogumby.com/2007/02/16/let%E2%80%99s-make-a-flexagon/

The Ten Legal Commandments of Photography

Even http://ws.arin.net/whois/?queryinput= is searching http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=Great%20Map&btnG=Search&meta=

Dutch Map Cartouches : http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2008/03/leiden-blaeu-maps.html

What's the difference between http://www.londondrugs.com/LDPS/psCategories/psProducts/Posters/ and Enlargements ?

Vice President of Research and Development4 : http://www.zoominfo.com/search/PersonDetail.aspx?PersonID=819609408 (Gladys Kong)

"The landscape you see can change only when you pass through it." - David Gatten Via
"To be great is to be misunderstood." - ?
"Trust that still, small voice that says, 'This might work and I’ll try it.'" - DIANE MARIECH
"Wise men don't need to prove their point.. men who need to prove their point aren't wise." - Lao Tzu
"I saw this familiar--too familiar--fact at a different angle, and I was charmed and haunted by it." - Thoreau

17 March 2008

Works by abstract visual artists still have the potential to captivate a wide audience, yet comparable aural offerings are enjoyed by only a handful : http://www.newmusicbox.org/chatter/chatter.nmbx?id=5409

MindMap Art Curatorial Essay : http://www.olexander.ca/mindmap.html

Off The Map Projects : http://10.futuresonic.com/urban_play/off_the_map_projects/

(Book) Milestones in the History of Thematic Cartography : http://www.kirchersociety.org/blog/2006/08/09/milestones-in-the-history-of-thematic-cartography/

(Definition) know·bod·y [noh-bod-ee, -buhd-ee, -buh-dee]n. 1. a person who is unassuming, helpful and knowledgable 2. a librarian

Listed as a Flickr contact here : http://www.flickr.com/people/justicelibby/contacts/

Artist / Activist centre : http://socialinnovation.ca/sites/default/files/CSI%20Hot%20Desk%20Promo.pdf

Mindjet’s Public Relations Damage Control Machine Revs Up

New Study: Big Ideas Linked to Sleep

Routes Routes ('map collage' originally uploaded by selflesh )

"Nothing is ever a total loss; it can always serve as a bad example."- Anonymous
"... the wise may become great by becoming small." - Lao Tzu
"People should think things out fresh and not just accept conventional terms and the conventional way of doing things" - Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)
"Preparing for beyond the 'end result' is better than simply seeing the 'end result'. - TU
"All roads lead to the same blocked intersection." - The Mountain Goats

14 March 2008

Perceptual Play : http://julianoliver.com/ (Optical Illusion Art as Radical Interface)

(Video) HCS Montage (excerpt of how a map can connect community together).

Online special effect service : http://www.dumpr.net/

Three-dimensional model of a Penrose triangle for SketchUp Via

Basic and Applied Research : http://wolfe-lab.bwh.harvard.edu/ (2x2 matrix)

Saturated aerial photos : http://www.ersdac.or.jp/ASTERimage/ASTERimage_library_E.html

Contemporary Mosaic Art : http://www.riversonfineart.com/contemporary_mosaic_art.htm

Test your internet connection speed : http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ Download Speed: 6328 kbps (791 KB/sec transfer rate), and Upload Speed: 509 kbps (63.6 KB/sec transfer rate) on WorkDell.

Have been compared? to Colin Lanceley (bio), a member of the now legendary? Annandale Imitation Realists. Google search Website http://www.colinlanceley.com/ down (?)

'X' marks the spot : http://www.fudgefonts.com/dance_video.html

"Getting there is only half as far as getting there and back." - Anonymous
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Ghandi
"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly." - Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)
"If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads." - Anatole France
"Don't be too good." - Sydney Nolan Via

13 March 2008

Videos of Interaction 08 presentations now online

(2,103) posts tagged 'mapping' : http://www.technorati.com/tag/mapping

Contours: The Official Blog of National Geographic Maps : (a division of the National Geographic Society)

Steamship Map : http://qed.princeton.edu/images/8/87/SteamshipRoutesCirca1900.jpg

(Echochrome Animation) 3D navigation : http://www.gametrailers.com/player/21880.html levels are navigated through perceived geometry rather than actual geometry (in essence, optical illusion is the driving force in navigating the game space) .

PHOTOMONTAGE ARTISTS : http://www.collageart.org/photomontage/ O N . T H E . I N T E R N E T

Map LifeDrawing : http://www.flickr.com/photos/selflesh/2201078010/sizes/o/

(Definition) “Theory of the Dérive” : one or more persons during a certain period drop their usual motives for movement and action, their relations, their work and leisure activities, and let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the encounters they find there.”—Guy Debord

Very supportive comments at http://www.blognow.com.au/Deena/58177/Maps_WithOUT_Borders.html including; "I could look, admire and be involved with that piece of art for some considerable time and see more each moment." Posted by LJMatthews2

(Interview) Grand Unified Field Theory ('spin')

"The very best moment in any long journey that makes your dreams come true, comes not on the day you realize they have, but on the day you realize how little they matter compared to loving the adventure they've inspired." - The Universe
"There is no such thing as a failed experiment, only experiments with unexpected outcomes." - R. Buckminster Fuller
"During the voyage of life, remember to keep an eye out for a fair wind; batten down during a storm; hail all passing ships; and fly your colors proudly." - Anonymous
"I can handle the despair. It's the hope that gets me!" - John Cleese, Clockwise
"Man who man would be, must rule the empire of himself." -Percy Bysshe Shelley

12 March 2008

(Second Life) Embedded tutorials example : http://secondlife.com/showcase/sub_page.php?blog_category=6 (parcel media)

(Video) Map Expert Montage (selected excerpts from the interactive map files).

Packet Garden : captures information about how you use the internet and uses this stored information to grow a private world you can later explore.

Information Mapping (when reading a Book) will save hours …

Hexagon-Triangle Weave pattern construction : http://www.math.lsu.edu/~verrill/origami/tessellations/weave/

FantasyMap Artist : http://www.mapsandmore.com/maps/index.html

Photo-novelty provider : http://photojojo.com/store/ Their blog.

MEASURABLE VS. MEMORABLE : “The most evocative experiences -- those that have lasting power, that alter one's perspectives, apprehension, appreciation, and actions -- aren't designed. They're composed..."

The original dadaists included - Hannah Hoch, Marcel Duchamp, John Heartfield, and Kurt Schwitters. DADA art is said to have laid the groundwork for such movements as Cubism and Futurism, and it also said to have made assemblage, collage, photomontage, and ready made objects more socially acceptable as art objects.

First 3 of 9 listed here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/23216060@N08/favorites/

"The things to do are: the things that need doing: that you see need to be done, and that no one else seems to see need to be done. Then you will conceive your own way of doing that which needs to be done -- that no one else has told you to do, or how to do it." - R. Buckminster Fuller
"To look is to learn if you listen carefully." - Per Arnoldi
"Of all the will toward the ideal in mankind only a small part can manifest itself in public action. All the rest of this force must be content with small and obscure deeds. " - Albert Schweitzer
"No matter how happy you have ever been, even at your happiest, it won't come close to how happy you will one day be. The plot thickens." - The Universe
"Most physicists and mathematicians feel that numbers are the prime language of reality, but it is actually shape that generate all the laws of physics." -Bob Frissell, (Nothing 85)

06 March 2008

The New Cartographers : http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/3524/the_new_cartographers/ What does it mean to map everything all the time? Via : http://www.planetizen.com/node/29955

Ways of seeing (digital space) : http://serialconsign.com/node/146

TV Show Map : http://www.flickr.com/photos/7232141@N07/2267059265/sizes/l/ (idea map of the Oprah show discussing the secret behind "The Secret"). For a full description see the February 15, 2008 posting at ideamapping.blogspot.com/. Via Idea Maps' photos : http://www.flickr.com/photos/7232141@N07/

(Interview) Don't Ask the GPS Download Embed Podcast Via

How To Get On Google Maps Without An Address

Advanced perspective techniques : http://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/perspect5.html

Vector-drawing Gallery : http://inkscape.deviantart.com/favourites/#_featured--2

CLASSES of MECHANICAL PUZZLES : http://puzzlemuseum.com/class/pzcla2006a.htm

Geometer, artist and mathematician : http://mathbun.com/main.php

Listed here : http://www.thewalters.org/maps/webartists.html

"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes."- Mahatma Gandhi
"To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth." - Pearl Buck [Pearl Walsh née Sydenstricker] (1892-1973), novelist, biographer, humanitarian,
"Touch passion when it comes your way. It's rare enough as it is; don't walk away when it calls you by name." - Marcus (Babylon 5)
"Her face is a map of the world
Is a map of the world
You can see she’s a beautiful girl
She’s a beautiful girl." - KT Tunstall, 'Suddenly I See' Via : http://mapsandmore.wordpress.com/
"When seen from outer space, our beautiful blue planet has no national boundaries." - Dalai Lama

05 March 2008

(Juicy Geography’s) Google Earth blog : http://www.juicygeography.co.uk/blog/?page_id=9 (It’s all about teaching with Google Earth baby! ) Via

Video Blog-related Maps : http://community.vlogmap.org/maps

Car Ownership Map : http://www.toomanycars.info/CarRelationship/Car_Rel-Image.html

VISUALIZING FLAT MAPS OF THE HUMAN BRAIN : http://www.math.fsu.edu/~mhurdal/research/visualizemaps.html

3pointD.com reports on emerging 3D connectivity (a phenomenon sometimes called the metaverse , in all its manifestations).

The Tchokwe people of northeast Angola are well known for their beautiful decorative art. When they meet, they illustrate their conversations by drawings on the ground. Most of these drawings belong to a long tradition. They refer to proverbs, fables, games, riddles, etc. and play an important role in the transmission of knowledge from one generation to the other. - P.P.J. Gerdes : On ethnomathematical research and symmetry, Symmetry: Culture and Science 1, 2 (1990), 154-170.

500 colours (by colour name, Hex value, RGB value and Microsoft Access code number) : http://cloford.com/resources/colours/500col.htm

Lost Seinfeld episode - Kramer plays Michael Richards. Via

A lot of people who don't know anything about math or science buy these things. There's a lot of raw appeal. People approach them in different ways, but almost everybody sees that they are of interest.

Israeli-Palestinian conflict timeline

"The most destructive element in the human mind is fear. Fear creates aggressiveness; aggressiveness engenders hostility; hostility engenders fear -- a disastrous circle." - Dorothy Thompson
"It is...a pleasure to deliberately mix together objects of two and of three dimensions, surface and spatial relationships, and to make fun of gravity." - Maurits Cornelious Escher (1898-1972)
"Ask not whether a man is useful in his work but whether the work is useful to man." - Pope John Paul II Via
"Abstraction today is no longer that of the map, the double, the mirror or the concept. Simulation is no longer that of a territory, a referential being or substance. It is the generation of models of a real without origin or reality: a hyperreal. The territory no longer precedes the map, nor survives it. Henceforth, it is the map that precedes the territory ..." - Jean Baudrillard, "The Precession of Simulacra" Via
"It is not for me to change you. The question is, how can I be of service to you without diminishing your degrees of freedom?" - Buckminster Fuller

03 March 2008

Making an Internet Map : http://www.zook.info/tld_map.html (of Global TopLevelDomains) Via Martin Dodge

MapShot(SnapShot Map rollovers) : http://informationarchitects.jp/start/?include=1 (can even show satellite maps in the shot).

TextArc is a visual represention of a text (twice!) on a single page : http://www.textarc.org/ (A funny combination of an index, concordance, and summary; it uses the viewer's eye to help uncover meaning). Overviews of : the interactive work and the prints. Via

A bit of flexagon theory : http://www.drking.plus.com/hexagons/flexagons/theory1.html

Movement Map : http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_bumblebee/2229041742 (1hr in Front of the TV)

Arctic Ice Melt Map : http://spluch.blogspot.com/2006/09/arctic-ice-melting-rapidly.html

Garbage Mapping : http://www.backspace.com/notes/2007/03/30/x.html

Network forms a tiling of the P surface which unwraps in the hyperbolic plane to a tiling by hexagons : http://epinet.anu.edu.au/mathematics

Archive for the ‘Borders and Boundaries’ Category : http://ryanlanham.wordpress.com/category/public-administration/borders-and-boundaries/

The 10 tenents of chindogu (the art of the unuseless idea; strangely practical and utterly eccentric inventions) : http://www.designboom.com/history/useless.html Via

"I just do what I do. It's you who calls it art." - R.B.Wild (after John Cage)
"There lies in the Ocean an island which is called The Lost. In Charm and all kinds of fertility it far surpasses every other land, but it is unknown to men. Now and again it may be found by chance; but if one seeks it, it cannot be found, and therefore it is called The Lost." - Honorius of Autun, De Imagine Mundi,a 12th century Catholic priest, about AD 1130
"Help thy brother's boat across, and lo! thine own has reached the shore." - Hindu Proverb
"Your physical senses give you many perks... But perhaps their greatest gift lies in presenting you with the opportunity to assess the world around you at any given point in your life, to compare what you think you've been thinking, to what you've really been thinking." - The Universe
"There is nothing better than that all should enjoy their work, for that is their lot." - Ecclesiastes 4.22, The Holy Bible