28 October 2010

Location-based augmented reality


MobileMonday Toronto

Yellow Pages Group going after online advertising (also developing a lab in Toronto, where it will develop and test out new marketing strategies, with a particular focus on location-based marketing).

The Misuse of Training in Safety

"There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start." - Charles Baudelaire
"In the end, everything is a gag."- Charlie Chaplin
"It's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with, and still be fascinated by their presence." - D. Byrne
"To realize the value of a friend or family member: LOSE ONE." - Yarn
"Although there are a few exceptions, the more you do, the more you'll get, by huge margins. HUGE. (So unless an exception applies to you, I say do more)." - The Universe

26 October 2010

Mobile Experience Innovation Centre : http://meic.ca/ supports design leadership, innovation and applied research in Canada's mobile and wireless industries.

Unusual Atlas

(Banff) Applications for 2011-2012 Creative Residencies

Eureka moments are very, very rare

(Interactive Documentary) http://interactive.nfb.ca/#/outmywindow/

"I begin my novels without ideas. I don't have a plot, or themes, or a sense of the book's form. Often I don't even have a specific character in mind." - Nicole Krauss
"Paradise ... it's a state of not having all you want, but knowing that it's near, that you can have it, and that you will." - TU
"Chaos in the midst of chaos is not funny, but chaos in the midst of order is." - Steve Martin
"Infinity is where things happen that don't." - S. Knight
"You are never too old to become younger." - Mae West

22 October 2010

(Updated for 2010) Map of Online Communities (Large)

Subtle Technologies Festival - Through symposia, exhibitions, workshops, screenings and performances we provide a forum to pose and explore questions and inspire work at the intersection of art, science and technology. (June 2 – 5, 2011 in Toronto)

(Video) Illusions (from Bill Nye)

The Photographic Comportment of Bernd and Hilla Becher (Form follows Function)

[Paperback] We Have Never Been Modern by Bruno Latour

"By the way, the world doesn't need fixing. Neither do you." - TU
"No one can go back and make a brand new start, but anyone can start now and make a brand new ending." - ?
"New media objects are rarely created completely from scratch; usually they are assembled from ready-made parts." - Lev Manovich
"Creativity means thinking on your feet, making adjustments and sorties as you go along, advancing commitment as well as erasure." - Robert Genn
"Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live." - Jacqueline Winspear

14 October 2010

Aesthetic Information Collages : considered how technology might be used to create displays that are first aesthetically interesting, and second able to convey information.

Map Marathon (Major names gather for two-day live event at Royal Geographical Society)

(Definition) "Experience Map" is a model of how people experience a product, service, environment, or computer system. (Like a good highway map, it organizes and abstracts complex reality to focus us on the important bits.)

Photoreceptors in bee's eyes used to navigate

Library of free animated films and movies : http://www.archive.org/details/animationandcartoons

Search-based keyword tool

(Book) Data Flow: Visualising Information in Graphic Design

"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues." - Cicero
"The record, not the remix, is the anomaly today. The remix is the very nature of the digital." - William Gibson, Novelist (Wired, July 2005)
"Start with a whisk and end with a broom." - John Singer Sargent
"O Captain, my Captain, our fearful trip is done. And now you're free at last; it's time to have some fun." - TU
".... it is only when you align yourself with your truest passions that success comes easily and joyfully ...." - ?

12 October 2010

The Power of Visual Thinking

What Comes After Convergence? Remix


The bee sees lots of little pictures (as each ommatidium sees only one intensity), contributing a 'pixel' to the overall image perceived by the compound eye.

(Definition)"sangen-shugi" (Japanese concept), which means "go to the spot."; expression meaning "the three reals":
* Gen-ba: the real place
* Gen-butsu: the real part
* Gen-jitsu: reality

(smART Mappish) Jen Stark, artist

(List of galleries at) Art Toronto: http://www.tiafair.com/pdf/tiaf10_brochure.pdf

"Loosen all attachments to the sure and certain." - Swarm master
"You're going to do all that for the machines? What are you going to do for the people? - ENGLEBART
"Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water." - Kurt Vonnegut (Rules for Writing a Poem)
"I can't even remember the last time I was this excited for you over all that you're on the verge of doing, being, and having." - The Universe
"The way to succeed is to double your failure rate." - Thomas Watson

07 October 2010

Computer Vision for Artists and Designer

You Are Here: Mapping The Pyschogeography of NYC

CloudCamp is an unconference where attendees can exchange ideas, knowledge and information in a creative and supporting environment, advancing the current state of cloud computing and related technologies

Ars Nova Arts will be bringing some of the world’s leading creators and commentators/speakers and their ideas to spark your imagination and to engage left brain (logic/rational) and right brain (inituitive, creative) thinking.

InterAccess (Canada) - an electronic arts centre


"The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another's observation, not overturning it." - Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
"The only way one can find their way is to first be lost. To make it big, start out small. To fall in love, first feel none. (Yet, when such wishes are granted and the dreamers suddenly find themselves lost, small, and alone, you should hear the "expletives"!) So, look at it like this: Any such feelings are simply a sign that you've made a really, really big and daring "wish," and that its manifestation has already begun." - The Universe
"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got (and there is always more)." - Old Saw
"It’s like the joke about Sherlock Holmes and Watson on a camping trip. In the middle of the night, Holmes wakes Watson up and asks him: “Watson, what do you see?” Watson is used to these tests of his skills of observation and he starts to answer, “I see the twinkling stars, I see the rising moon, I see the passing clouds,” but Holmes interrupts him and says, “No Watson, you idiot! Someone stole our tent!”
"Don’t be afraid to take a big step when one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps." – David Lloyd George

04 October 2010

Amazon may be close to launching its own app store for Android

(Processing tutorial) : 2-D Transformations

Max/MS P/Jitter, a visual programming environment which is widely used by electronic musicians and VJs (marketed commercially by the California-based Cycling'74 company), often with http://www.processing.org/

Processing a Koch 'shoreline'

(Definition) "Non-locality"

(Artist) David Rokeby


"The only way to see it is to build it. Like every artist, every true artist, we create them for us." - Jeanne-Claude (2002 interview)
"Sit, walk, or run, but don’t wobble." - Zen proverb
"The greatest invention in the world is the mind of a child." - Thomas Edison
"Experience IS the Product...and the only thing users care about." - Peter Merholz
"Simply put, the reason there are things you want that have not yet appeared in your life, is because you're just not used to thinking of yourself with them." -The Universe