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

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