30 May 2008
Such Hubbub Over a Subway Map. Decades Later, Revisions.
MigrationMap : how mankind spread out from East Africa
New Humanities Initiative : sciences and the humanities united into a powerful new discipline that would apply the strengths of both mindsets, the quantitative and qualitative, to a wide array of problems. Via
How to Import Your Email to Gmail
eLearning 'School' : https://www.schoolism.com/
Topoware is a tableware collection that questions the landscape of dining.
'...the body's variable ability to mobilize glucose may be an important determinant of people's capacity to live up to their ideals, pursue their goals, and realize their virtues.'
http://www.gallery888.com/ Dedicated to exhibiting emerging contemporary art
(I'm?) Big In Japan
"Seek simplicity, and distrust it." - Alfred North Whitehead
"Nothing is so poor and melancholy as an art that is interested in itself and not in its subject." - George Santayana, The Life of Reason
"If you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right." - Beatrice Lopez
"The best way to finish a map is to start a new one." - R.B.Wild (after Sylvio Gagnon)
"Gratitude is the sign of noble souls." - Aesop Via
29 May 2008
Knowledge mapping is sensemaking
Ambiguity, Cognition, Learning, Teaching, and Design : http://www.learndev.org/ambiguity.html
(NASA) Earth Science Maps
http://www.spiralzoom.com/ : where you can learn about how spirals form in nature.
[PDF] Are we Living in a Cartographic Illiterate Society?
(1 hour audio lecture ) James Burke: The Knowledge Web; Voices From The Smithsonian
Top 87 Bad Predictions about the Future
Hate joke of the day: Do you know the real reason why aid is so slow getting into Myanmar? Everyone's looking for Burma on the map.
"Although this may seem a paradox, all exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation." - Bertrand Russell
"Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be chaos." - I Ching
"Today is a one-time deal; offer expires at midnight." - The Universe
"The difference between art and a map is, I forget." - R.B. Wild (after Wilfrid Sheed, Max Jamison)
"Once a man sets his foot upon the spiritual path, the way grows ever more narrow, until at last he can only do what he must." - Ursula Le Guin
28 May 2008
Apps or Mini Worlds : Deep Grid (Open Sim) Forterra OpenLife Grid Pelican Crossing Software) QLab Wonderland Via
Genius Map : 2006 MacArthur Foundation Grant Recipients
Overview of image search.
Fundamentals of spatial organisation : http://www.agocg.ac.uk/reports/virtual/vrmldes/usesa.htm
Cartoons to illustrate press releases - attracting readers/editors attention.
Old Masters Picture Gallery in SecondLife
(Interview) Kristopher Tate, Founder of Zooomr (unified, multi-language, photo-sharing site that uses "Geo-Tags).
Added as a Flickr Favorite here
Why do New Yorkers seem rude?
"A painting is always finished before the artist thinks it is." - Harley Brown
"You’re the kind of person Who’s hard to forget, A one-in-a-million To the people you’ve met. Your friends are as varied As the places you go, And they all want to tell you In case you don’t know: That you make a big difference In the lives that you touch, By taking so little And giving so much!" - TU
"If all map-makers were laid end to end, it would not be a good thing." - R.B.Wild
"Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants won’t help." - Calvin, Calvin and Hobbes Via
"There's no harm in asking." - Chinese fortune cookie
27 May 2008
('04 election results) 3D Map
Cities are like plants because they both develop by continually following a principle known as local optimisation.
Mindmapping everywhere : http://mindmappingeverywhere.blogspot.com/ A webpage to share knowledge about Mindmapping techniques.
(New book) The Natures of Maps: Cartographic Constructions of the Natural World (Release Date: July 15, 2008)
(20 May http://www.metafilter.com/ ) : Ruminations on the Borderlands of Cartography, or: What is not a map? ".. [via] posted by peacay at 1:43 PM - 10 comments
(Definition) "Shibui" (or Shibusa) is a broad term that can mean irregularity of form, openness to nature, roughness of texture, and the naturalness of daily life. Also refers to the Japanese "Seven aspects of being" which are simplicity, implicitness, modesty, silence, naturalness, roughness and normalcy.
Great Isaiah Scroll : http://www.artknowledgenews.com//Great_Isaiah_Scroll.html
$55-million redevelopment of Toronto's Don Valley Brickworks
I Don't Want To Grow Up
"...I did not rest on the broad upland of a system that includes a series of sure statements about the absolute, but on a narrow rocky ridge between the gulfs where there is no sureness of expressible knowledge but the certainty of meeting what remains undisclosed." - Martin Buber, Between Man and Man, trans. by Ronald Gregor Smith [London: Kegan Paul, 1947] p.184.
"Cows in Space. The herd shot around the world." - Anonymous
"Live as if everything you do will eventually be known." - Hugh Prather
"You’re an Angel among us. Someone, whose eyes see what no others will EVER see, whose ears hear what no others will EVER hear, and whose perspective and feelings will NEVER, ever be duplicated." - TU
"Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast or of one thing too exclusively." - Voltaire
23 May 2008
KML, the HTML of geographic content(?) Discussion
(Maps) The Foundation for Middle East Peace http://www.fmep.org/maps/overview.html
Is ‘mind mapping’ the fast track to learning?
Matching Tile Games : A Family Tree
Design Exchange gallery : http://www.designexchange.org/about/contact.html
Side-barred here: http://pkab.wordpress.com/
(Video) Tom Waits Press Conference (03:48) antirecords
(Definition) "Admiration", n.: Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves (Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary)
Bobble Heads : use your photo to create a 3D caricature
"I HAVE MADE A COVENANT WITH MY EYES." - JOB 31:1
"It's never too late to see what one's missed, remain focused on the dream instead of the "hows", and move with unwavering faith." - The Universe
"The most important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them." - William Bragg
"Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Refuse to be a sidekick." - Unknown
22 May 2008
Google LatLong: Imagery for Sichuan, China Earthquake Via
Index of Cartographic Images illustrating maps from the Ancient Period: 6,200 B.C. to 400 A.D.
Google Sitelinks - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
James Burke interviewed Via : http://knowledgeweb.blogspot.com/
Variable grid mosaic image
Painter, photographer, collage/photomontage artist : http://www.kingandcindy.com/KingAbout.html
The Arcade Fire did a nice cover of Maps once Maps (Yeah Yeah Yeahs Cover)
"If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing on my shoulders." - Hal Abelson Via
"Do not think the knowledge you presently possess is changeless, absolute truth." - Via
"There are no accidents." - TU
"Never complain, never explain." - Unknown
"I could fill an entire second life with working on my prints." - M.C. Escher
21 May 2008
(Forbes) Map-O-Sin details the top 10 cities for each of the 7 traditionally deadly sins.
Hillary's Magical Maps
Cartographic Design and Output
NetMap Analytics : http://www.netmap.com.au/press.html is a privately-owned company with an international reputation for highly specialised data analysis services and state-of-the-art intelligence tools.
CUBING, a technique for swiftly considering a subject from 6 points of view;
1. Describe it. 2. Compare it. 3. Associate it. 4. Analyze it. 5. Apply it. 6. Argue for or against it.
How the Google generation searches for information
Why would Who Owns 184.108.40.206 access http://greatmap.blogspot.com/2004_10_01_archive.html 5/10/2008 1:56:20 AM
Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is a standardized, lossy compression and encoding scheme for digital audio. AAC is promoted as the successor to the MP3 format by MP3’s creator. AAC’s most noted use is as the default audio format of Apple's iPhone, iPod, iTunes, and the format used for all iTunes Store audio (with extensions for proprietary Digital Rights Management (DRM) where used). Programs that open aac files.
Toronto International Art Fair : http://www.tiafair.com/dates_locations.php
"The rapid growth of information causes scarcity of attention." - Herbert Simon Via
"It doesn't take much to surround yourself with good friends, good times, and big bucks. Visualize. And for added effect, saunter." - The Universe
"In order to learn from mistakes, you have to first recognize you are making mistakes." - Wall Street Journal Editor
"I want to put a ding in the universe." - Steve Jobs
"My time has not come either; some are born posthumously." - Friedrich Nietzsche, Ecce Homo
20 May 2008
WWII Battle Maps
Information Research : http://informationr.net/ir/index.html is an open access, international, scholarly journal, dedicated to making accessible the results of research across a wide range of information-related disciplines.
11th Annual Subtle Technologies Festival : http://www.subtletechnologies.com/2008/ (approach the theme of light from numerous vantage points) Previous years’ programming can be found in archives.
(Download FREE) Escher Interactive Puzzle Self-extracting file MS-Windows 355 Kb
Cartography Flickr Group
Why does everything work fine in IE frame ? (but not outside of it?)
"A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep." - Saul Bellow
"Eternity is a really, really, really long time; I think we'll be able to squeeze everything in. Relax." - The Universe
"Be Careful what you think....Your thoughts become your words.....Your words become your actions...Your actions become your habit.....Your habit become your character....Your character is your everything...." - Andy Rooney
"If you go to your grave without painting your masterpiece, it will not get painted. No one else can paint it." - Gordon MacKenzie
"A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg." - Samuel Butler, Life and Habit
16 May 2008
Internet Users Map
Now vs then: 1988 and 2008, a tech retrospective
Drag a highlighted vertex to change the tile shape
Who Is stetson.edu Referring Page URL: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=1-900-870-6235
(Definition) 'the edge'
http://www.myspace.com/tomwaits (BY ANTI- RECORDS ON BEHALF OF MR. WAITS, AND IN NO WAY IS MR. WAITS' "OFFICIAL SITE".)
"The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn't matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark." - Barbara Hall, Northern Exposure, Rosebud, 1993
"I finished it too soon." - Don Ray Walton, author (said about his book)
"Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them." - Alfred North Whitehead
"Everything boils down to priorities. Everything. And that's a lot. " - The Universe
15 May 2008
Patterns in Pascal's Triangle - with a Twist
Watch a tour of James Burke's Knowledge Web Brain project. Also Webinar Thursday, May 22, 2008, 8:00 am Pacific.
Space Tessellations : http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/mikemath/resources/tessellations.html
Interactive mathematical sites
ANTIQUE MAPS & PRINTS : http://www.antiquemaps.com/uk/info/intro2.htm
Another web traffic map service : http://www.maploco.com/view.php?id=281459
Slate Art Guide
Supercharge Your Canon Point & Shoot Camera : RAW format, unlimited interval time-lapse photography, and more scripts are available. (S5 IS, Fw: 1.01a &1.01b)
Map To My Heart Lyrics
".. time to start doing new things, saying new things, and visualizing so that you might catch these gargantuan waves of change and surf to dazzling new heights..." - TU
"All generalizations are false, including this one." - Mark Twain
"A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind." - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893 - 1986)
"When people ask me if these stories are true, I prefer to say that they are true enough." - David Sedaris
"Repetition of action leads to tragedy. Repetition overdone or not going anywhere belongs to comedy." - Northrop Frye
14 May 2008
(Flickr Group) Old Maps
FLAG METAMORPHOSES ; http://www.thyes.com/flag-metamorphoses/flag-animation.html Via
Inkjet Image Transfers
Learn more about Blogger Layouts customization
The Institute of Unnecessary Research : http://www.unnecessaryresearch.org/
Stop trying to boot this drive. Mount it as a secondary in a working system - then see what you can still read. "The more you try to do to a failing drive, the lower your chances of recovering data from it." (Unofficial Discussion) hard drive fail return code: 7 (means bad tracks or sectors; 'Your drive is failing, you better copy any data you cannot afford to lose, Now! Then replace the drive and re-install windows.' ) Official Dell Forum possible solution (?) Seagate and Maxtor hard drives have an excellent free cloning utility (based on Arconis TrueImage available). Any 3.5", 7200rpm SATA hard drive will be fine to replace the hard drive. Dell's instructions for reinstalling XP are here.
I found an old dog, and he seems to like me
"All profoundly original art looks ugly at first." - Clement Greenberg
"Rather than become a man of success, become a man of value." - Albert Einstein
"... the only way anyone could get anything done, would be if they held onto and moved with their vision, in thought, word, and deed, even when present circumstances appeared ABSOLUTELY unchanged for their efforts..." - TU
"You can't really be strong until you see a funny side to things. - Ken Kesey
"I don't think necessity is the mother of invention - invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble." - Agatha Christie (1890 - 1976), An Autobiography, 1977
13 May 2008
The Union of Imaginable Associations : http://www.un-imagine.org/ is a collective initiative that favours the conceptually and creatively radical across all disciplines and ways of knowing.
Sketches and finished works with maps
Updated: Lost Palestinian Refugee Camps on UN-Google Earth Map
Former Global Warming skeptic now claims major sea ice melt this Summer
Eerie Photo Time Machine : http://labs.wanokoto.jp/olds if you click “browse”, upload a photo, and then click on the blue button in the middle, the time machine magically oldifies your picture.
(Interviews) Contemporary Artists
del.icio'd 5 times in April.
(Forum) Canon s5IS Users : http://www.s5users.com/forum/index.php
(Song) Muse - Map of The Problematique
"Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths." - Goethe
"Life is a playground, not a laboratory; an adventure, not a test." - TU
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), Man and Superman (1903) "Maxims for Revolutionists"
"To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing." - Elbert Hubbard
"The only truly happy people are children and the creative minority."- Jean Caldwell
12 May 2008
Visual Fusion: Perfect Fit in the Attention Economy
(Workshop) Sketch tools for diagramming : https://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/research/conferences/skekchws/
Vermeer's Background Map
(Spanish) HexSite : http://www.cienciateca.com/ctshexag.html
Thoughts No Brain Should Be Without
(Book Review) Back of the Napkin (by Dan Roam)
Art focus online
This map successfully hid from this search (Central US) on 4/30/2008 1:39:46 PM.
"The spiral is the supreme symbol of evolution. Combining cycle and line, it epitomizes entrainment [synchronization of rhythmic cycles] plus change; it replicates an old movement yet drives somewhere new." - Katya Walter, The Tao of Chaos: DNA and the I Ching
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt
"Not only is the end not in sight, the pace is not slackening. We have many future joys." - Fred Brooks
"Man: An animal so lost in rapturous contemplation of what he thinks he is, as to overlook what he indubitably ought to be." - Ambrose Bierce
"Here's how to view every path you've ever chosen: It was right." - TU
09 May 2008
The benefits of mnemonic mind maps : http://memoryrhetor.blogspot.com/2008/02/memory-maps.html
Fictional Road Maps : http://www-personal.umich.edu/~aleskiw/maps/home.htm
May 10 Pangea Day
(Video) http://snowflakebentley.com/vid.htm about the simple, self educated farmer who taught us that "no two snowflakes are alike" by taking amazing pictures (still found on many products today).
(Magazine) VIZZ:Outrageous Visual Communications
Try before you buy
"Just because a thing doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless." - Thomas Edison.
"Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards." - Fred Hoyle, Observer
"The lightning spark of thought generated in the solitary mind awakens its likeness in another mind." - Thomas Carlyle
"I thought that was an idea worth spreading." - Jill Bolte Taylor
"If you live to be one hundred, you’ve got it made. Very few people die past that age." - George Burns
08 May 2008
The Theory Underlying Concept Maps and How to Construct and Use Them
Three Traditions of Self-Similarity (in Fourteenth and Fifteenth Century Islamic Geometric Ornament)
(Video) on John Snow's GHOST MAP
Territorial conflict as a challenge to mathematicians
Are Games Art? (Here We Go Again...) back-and-forth of meaningful conversation ?
(MySpace) Collage Artist
M.A.P. Making (is about crafting a life of Meaning, Abundance, and Passion).
"Happily the distance between having it all, and not, is usually only as great as you think." - The Universe
"Visualization offers a method for seeing the unseen. It enriches the process of scientific discovery and fosters profound and unexpected insights. In many fields it is revolutionizing the way scientists do science." - Visualization in Scientific Computing, ACM SIGGRAPH, 1987.
"I often quote myself - it adds spice to my conversation." - George Bernard Shaw
"Anything worth doing is worth doing in excess." - Susan Baber
"Money never starts an idea; it is the idea that starts the money" - William J. Cameron
07 May 2008
Tinderbox is a personal content assistant that helps you visualize, analyze, and share your notes.
First map of planet outside our system (Jupiter)
(Time-lapsed Video) The Base Map Installation @ Art-O-Matic
From Lateral Thinking to Voluminous Thinking : http://www.laetusinpraesens.org/docs00s/uground.php
(Blog and Feed list) "map"
Map Caliper Watch
"...bandying this idea around (about doing large pieces)" :
What's He Building
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"Sometimes not knowing what you want is enough to go on (sure beats waiting around for an epiphany)." - The Universe
"The world tolerates conceit from those who are successful, but not from anybody else." - John Blake
"I’ll play it first and tell you what it is later." - Miles Davis
"We're our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves." - Tom Robbins
"Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is the best defense." - Anon.
06 May 2008
Library of Congress Photos on Flickr : http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/flickr_pilot.html
Where science inspires art and art informs science... and Maps
Ancient Knowledge and Modern Science : http://www.sacred-geometry.com/ancientknowledge.html
Towards Polyhedral Global Governance : http://www.laetusinpraesens.org/docs00s/hellenic.php (complexifying oversimplistic strategic metaphors.
Glossary of cartography and map terminology
'greatmap' (by Spell with flickr )
LinkedIn (typical?) Questions & Answers
Lots of people search for her
"Just the omission of Jane Austen’s books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn’t a book in it." - Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
"Remember, a dead fish can float down a stream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream." - W.C. Fields
"Artistic appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got, and fifty percent what people think you’ve got." - R.B.Wild (after Sophia Loren)
"Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated. When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind." - Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley 1925
"You can always ask yourself what the "wisest you" would do (and prepare to be astounded)." - The Universe
05 May 2008
Penrose Tiling Generator : http://www.stephencollins.net/web/penrose/#Deflation
Visualizing TED2008 with BigViz (Autodesk BIGVIZ pdf - 50988Kb)
Union for the Mediterranean is a proposed community of European Union member states and countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea.
Triangle Flexagon Bestiary
BEIJING 2008 > Image & Look > Pictograms
Using maps as a background or frame allows her to emphasize the borders that exist between ...
Fancy Transitions : http://www.picturetrail.com/samples/flicks
(Illustration) Paper sizes
Alter Ego Bios
"Ever notice how when you stop trying to make something work that hasn't been working, new stuff appears and starts working? It's the coolest thing.... " - The Universe
"If you haven’t got all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don’t have that you wouldn’t want." - Anon.
"Reality is nothing but a collective hunch." - Lily Tomlin Via
"No one can find what will work for our cities by looking at suburban garden cities, manipulating scale models, or inventing dream cities. You've got to get out and walk." - Jane Jacobs from 'Downtown is for People'
"Give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself." - Robert Louis Stevenson
02 May 2008
Visual analysis of controversy in user-generated encyclopedias : http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ivs/journal/v7/n1/full/9500171a.html
Media attention cartograms
Jane’s Walk – a series of free neighbourhood walking tours happening in eight Canadian cities May 3 & 4, 2008.
Qualities of an Innovator (cards)
The Caveman and Fire (lessons for innovation and thinking forward).
Gmail Inbox vs Archive : http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2008-04-22-n21.html
Toronto Art Science Salon : http://artscisalon.ning.com/ (A group of Toronto based artists and scientists that meet to share ideas and good conversation).
(Summary) NIETZSCHE'S ZARATHUSTRA
Still findable --------->>>>>
"Although science and art are social phenomena, an innovation in either field occurs only when a single mind perceives in disorder a deep new unity." - J. Bronowski
"Life is 'trying things to see if they work.'"- Ray Bradbury
"And now you get to think of whatever you like... no pressure." - TU
"The wisdom which a wise man tries to communicate always sounds foolish." -Siddhartha, Herman Hesse Via
"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk." - Thomas A. Edison
01 May 2008
The Dome of the Rock : (Arabic: مسجد قبة الصخرة = Masjid Qubbat As-Sakhrah, Hebrew: כיפת הסלע = Kipat Hasela) is an Islamic shrine and a major landmark in Jerusalem. (completed in 691, making it the oldest extant Islamic building in the world).
The Coming Decline of Oil Chart
...expose the behind-the-scenes of creating complex graphs : http://junkcharts.typepad.com/junk_charts/2008/04/making-maps.html
Data Visualization Discussion Group : http://www.math.yorku.ca/SCS/seminar/DataVis.html
4 ways to get more out of TEDTalk
Michel Foucault [miʃɛl fuko]) (October 15, 1926–June 25, 1984) was a French philosopher, historian, critic and sociologist who held the "History of Systems of Thought,"chair at the Collège de France, and taught at the University of California, Berkeley.
Backup Your Blog
(Definition) ex·per·i·men·tal [ik-sper-uh-men-tl] adjective 1. Pertaining to, derived from, or founded on experiment 2. In the nature of an experiment; tentative 3. Functioning as an experiment or used for experimentation 4. based on or derived from experience; empirical
"Nature is a damp place where ducks fly, uncooked." - Oscar Wilde
"Artists magnetically draw the attention of others to their creations, to their vision, into the imagination, into the collective future." - Iona Miller Via
"Always listen to your doubts: not just because they might teach you of your fears, but because, sometimes, they might teach you of your wisdom." - The Universe
"Attachment is the source of all suffering." - Buddha
"What I am to be, I am becoming." - ?