30 November 2010

Microsoft's MSN Virtual Earth: The Map is the Search Platform

(Influxinsights) thinking differently about game development Via

Wonderful hand-drawn maps

Particle physics 'pornographer' gets God excited

The Art of Compression: Comic Conversations

[Book] Begin Again: A Biography of John Cage

"Surviving means being born over and over again." - Erica Jong
"What if it was your downtime, your walkabout time, and your blow-Friday-off time that made possible your greatest achievements? Would they still make you feel guilty; or would you allow yourself to enjoy them?" - The Universe
"When a pile of cups is tottering on the edge of the table and you warn that they will crash to the ground, in South Africa you are blamed when that happens." - Desmond Tutu
"... for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue." - Sir Francis Bacon
"Keep a keen eye open for something different, and then go, if only for a while, in that direction. Don't be afraid of change or surprise." - Robert Genn

26 November 2010

(The Agnostic Cartographer) How Google’s open-ended maps are embroiling the company in some of the world’s touchiest geopolitical disputes.

Still Much Fog as Cloud Technology Sweeps into GIS Arena

Knowledge Games (talk from the Interaction 10 conference)

Gamestorming : A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers,and Changemakers

SparkNotes : Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)

Is genius a simple matter of hard work? Not a chance


"Who'd have thunk?" - The Universe
"The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself." - James Thurber (in Edward R. Murrow television interview)
"Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable." - Sir Francis Bacon
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal." - Hannah More
"A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life." - Charles Darwin

24 November 2010

(Fusion Tables) : another set of GIS capabilities is now accessible to Google Maps developers

AR DevCamp wiki

Social Media Helps Writers to Develop an Online Following

New AdSense interface in beta

List of Online Math Resources

(Definition) "polemic" : literary offensive prosecuted with the goal not only of winning your point but of demolishing your opponent's entire case.

AR DevCamp wiki!"I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum." -Desmond Tutu
"The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work." - Richard Bach
"If you stop short you'll never get to where you're going." - R.B. Wild
"Every compliment, criticism, promotion, setback, good vibe, cough or really long line you have to wait in, is a gift that was meticulously designed to make possible your becoming more than who you were, and ultimately, happier than ever before, as we dance into forever." - TU
"If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties." - Sir Francis Bacon

19 November 2010

(Extreme Zoom) Scale of the Universe

Beyond treasure hunt: locative games 2010 and the near future

Crowdsourcing can help solve scientific problems

Disney Copyright Video: Another Fair Use Provocateur Par Excellence

http://deaddrops.com/: Bizarre new artwork embeds USB sticks in buildings for filesharing


People have "right to be forgotten" online

(Definition) "cognitive dissonance" - defined (roughly) as the discomfort that comes from holding conflicting views simultaneously.

"The great end of life is not knowledge but action." - T.H. Huxley Via
"The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out." - Franklin D. Roosevelt Via
"Gutenberg, Darwin, the Wright Brothers and even modern computer whiz-bangs show that innovation comes from accumulated knowledge, constructive errors and the magnificent happenstance of "information spillover" (information intended for one gets picked up, carried, and improved by another)." - Robert Genn
"Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless." - Thomas Edison
"The guy who takes a chance . . . who walks the line between the known and unknown . . . who is unafraid of failure, will succeed." - Gordon Parks

18 November 2010

(Photoshop Fakery) The Error Level Analyzer


Games are good, points are good, but games ≠ points.

David Hockney's instant iPad art

(Definition) Principle of Universality : "If it applies to one, it must apply to all. If an exception can be made for one, an exception must be made for all".

(Charlie Rose Brain Series Episode Twelve) Creative Brain

"Don’t get discouraged by no-sayers. Be confident enough to do what you love and keep trying. It’s your life not theirs." - DavidCantone
"You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward." - James Thurber, New Yorker, Apr. 29, 1939 "The Bear Who Let It Alone"
"If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself." - Rollo May
"The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself." - Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
"Deliberate living is very cool, but so is deliberate resting." - The Universe

16 November 2010

Android App of the Week


How Handwriting Trains the Brain

(Book Review) The common roots of Agile & Improv


The perception of art is shaped by its location, but art can be a location itself.

Use Photos to Create Mesmerizing “Re-Animation” Videos

Why Philosophy?

"If you paint from 35mm Kodachrome, you're likely to end up with a 4x5 foot Kodachrome!" - Sergei Bongart
"In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few." - Shunryu Suzuki
"Don't be afraid to go where you've never gone and do what you've never done, because both are necessary to have what you've never had and be who you've never been." - The Universe
"Passion should overwhelm reason time and again." - Alvaro Castagnet
"Paucity, while often appearing rough and unfinished, invites participation in the creative process." - Robert Genn

11 November 2010

"Trivialization of Augmented Reality"

MDA: A Formal Approach to Game Design and Game Research

idea mapper for iPad

The Art of Compression: Comic Conversations

Giant Lego Map of Europe

"Don't even try to understand the choices of others, especially when it comes to their friends and partners (it's impossible for anyone else to know of all the good they may do)." - The Universe
"You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do." - Henry Ford
"When you use graphics, you're able to keep your mind alive. Mapping is my way of reaffirming my own existence." - R.B.Wild (after Gao Xingjian)
"To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven." - Johannes A. Gaertner
"Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me, the long brown path leading wherever I choose." - Walt Whitman

08 November 2010

Crash course in learning theory


Art & Science Exhibition : http://artandsciencefair.ca/


(Forum) "fan art or copyright violation?"


2010 Alberta Biennial

"Ban censorship." - N. Wylie Jones
"Quality develops when an artist falls in love with an often complex and personal process on the way to a distinctive style and a unique vision." - Robert Genn
"True wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by." - E.S. Bouton
"The path to enlightenment is not a path at all; it's actually a metaphor for the time it takes for you to allow yourself to be happy with who you already are, where you're already at, and what you already have - no matter what." - The Universe
"Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea." - Lou Dorfsman

03 November 2010

Google Goggles : http://www.google.com/mobile/goggles/#text (uses pictures to search the web)

The Importance of Localized Content

Game Maker For Mac allows you to make exciting computer games (without the need to write a single line of code).

Winner of the POWER TO THE PIXEL Cross Media Pitch (create, finance and distribute in a cross-media world)

(Definition) "akrasia" : Doing something against one's better judgment (Greek)

"If I have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." - Isaac Newton
"On life's vast ocean diversely we sail, Reason's the card, but passion's the gale." - Alexander Pope Via
"Genius is infinite painstaking." - Michelangelo
"If you're not now surrounded by laughing friends, taking amazing journeys, and constantly choosing between lots of fun things to do, it's just because you haven't gotten to that part yet." - TU
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein

01 November 2010

TEXT-TO-MOVIE : http://www.xtranormal.com/makemovies/

Dropbox: File synching and sharing made easy

(Definition) "hyperbolic discounting" : the human tendency to plan practically anything as long as it's sometime well in the future and not now (psychologist George Ainslie).

Charge more - because you’re worth it

(Collaborative Artist) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Kostabi

"Answer this question with 'yes' or 'no'. Will your next word be 'no'?" - Cliff Pickover
"It is not possible to fight beyond your strength (even if you strive)." - Homer
"... dreaming for more, bigger, and zippier, doesn't mean you can't be happy today." - The Universe
"I don't want to join a club that will accept me as a member." - Groucho Marx
"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." - Churchill