30 March 2011

Site 3 coLaboratory is a member-run maker space for art and technology collaboration in downtown Toronto (that has a laser).

Fractal Art Frequently Asked Questions

"Synthetic biology" may allow non-specialists – like architects, artists, computer scientists – to design new biological systems without learning all the details of molecular behavior.

How the West Was Won

(Book) "A Field Guide to Getting Lost," by Rebecca Solnit

(Editorial Reviews) "The Map as Art" : Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography

(Definition) "indeterminacy" : both a remedy and a poison.

(Fashion Geometer) Jai Deco : http://www.patterntheplanet.com/

"Let neither drawing, nor composition, nor form dominate your attention, but pay heed to all at the same time." - Edgar Payne (1883–1947)
"It is the instinct of understanding to contradict reason." - Friedrich Jacobi
"But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty." - 1 Corinthians 1:27
"Maps are awesome, as art, as story, as representation of truth, as representation of lies." - Roman Mars, producer and creator of KALW's newest radio program 99% Invisible
"What is specific to the human is the movement of putting itself outside the range of its own hand." – Bernard Stiegler

28 March 2011

(Map Librarianship) Maps, Air Photo, GIS Forum - Archives of MAPS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU

http://www.tecterra.com/index.html : Investing in the Commercialization of Geomatics Technology Solutions

The Last Great Cartographic Myth: Mer de l'Ouest

Emotional Cartographers

(Dispatches) In Shackleton's Footsteps

(Essay) The Impossibility of an Island

KaleidoTile : Learn about polyhedra and tilings while creating colorful kinematic art

Advanced txt2hold Totemo design Via

"It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers." - James Thurber
"Let's have some new cliches." - Samuel Goldwyn
"Opportunity never stops knocking." - TU
"Einstein, with his success in General Relativity, argued for the primacy of Geometry and Dirac said we should be guided by beauty. I belong to this camp and am tentatively exploring some new ideas." - Sir Michael Atiyah Via
"In art as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others." - R.B. Wild (after André Maurois)

25 March 2011

(99% Invisible) the truth and lies of maps Via

Fractal Video Project

2011 is likely to see more augmented reality strategies coming from major brands

(Definition) Modular origami : a paperfolding technique which uses multiple sheets of paper to create a larger and more complex structure than would be possible using single-piece origami techniques. FOLDING INSTRUCTIONS

(Baltiimore art show) The Marriage of Art, Science & Philosophy

(Book Review) "The Shallows: How the Internet Is Changing the Way We Think, Read and Remember" by Nicholas Carr

THE MANDELBROT MONK spent 9 years graphing a fractal, believing it predicted who would go to heaven.

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao-Tzu (604 -531 BC)
"The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself." - James Thurber
"...give stuff away, earn it back, give some more..." - TU
"The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil." - Thomas Edison
"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." - Albert Einstein

23 March 2011

Personal Cartography Researchers

Fractal Zooming

Great Domain Names

...we variously refer to such derivations as plagiarism (boo!) or homage (hoorah!)

(Letting go is hard) ... the challenges of weeding our collections


(IsraelStine) Flag

"Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art." - Andy Warhol
"If you draw it, they're going to judge it." - R.B. Wild (after Seth Godin)
"...they become so excited when they see a really HUGE dream about to manifest in the seen, they completely forget that from where you are, nothing, yet, appears any different." - The Universe
"The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself." - Rita Mae Brown
"You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward." - James Thurber

21 March 2011

(Geography course blog) Navigating Maps

(13-19 June Toronto) http://nxne.com/interactive

(SMS / texting) http://www.textually.org/

Mathematical Imagery

'Noisify' the image to create a more natural appearance

Fractal Paperfolding

Art about art (When an artist takes as a starting point some popular work that has entered the public imagination, he starts to say ... )

(Video) M.C. Escher´s waterfall recreated in real life...

Great Toronto comic artist : http://thewilding.blogspot.com/

"Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined." - Samuel Goldwyn
"Sometimes that which you don't understand is drawn to you so that you will understand it." - TU
"Remember why you started on the path that you have chosen for yourself. Even if you are not quite to the point you want to be, enjoy your daily progress." - Will Craig
"Each work of art is altered, modified, embellished and distorted by the unique perspective of the individual observer." - Leonard Daniels
"This era doesn't call for better management. It calls for a renaissance of self-direction." - Dan Pink, Author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

18 March 2011

Spatial Method for Website Creation/Presentation

Visual search technology enables you to search the collection to find visually similar images

(HackFest) http://www.yellowapi.com/ConFoohack

What is the exact shape of the curve that separates the Yin Yang

(three–part TV series) THE SCIENCE OF ART is a ground-breaking series that will explore how science is using art to understand...

(Video) How to give great presentations using Mind Maps

(Video) Geospatial Revolution Project : Mapping the Road to Peace

(Definition) "carto-"

(Surrealist) http://www.marcelosuaznabar.com/en/biography


"Sure, a lot of people already have a lot of 'things' that you now imagine having... but once you get 'yours,' you'll still get to be you." - The Universe
"If I would drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive." - R.B. Wild (after Samuel Goldwyn)
"The future is not some place we are going, but one we create. The paths are not found, but made, and the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination." - John Schaar
"No man is an island, entire unto itself." - John Donne
"Honor and even celebrate where you are right now. If you do not have fun with the steps you take forward, what is the point of continuing? - Will Craig

16 March 2011

Retail Companies are Building a Competitive Advantage with Digital Media

(Webcast) Conversation with Google's Vice President of Location and Local Services

(Animated Video) Flight through Mandelbox fractal

http://graphicmedicine.org/ (reading and creating comics for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals).

(GeoFact) More than half of the coastline of the entire United States is in Alaska

(Conference) Arts-based research

(Banff) Leighton Artists’ Colony for Independent Residencies

(Definition) "billion" = nine powers of ten (enough to turn a trickle into a flood).


"The nature of our game is to be distracted by our muse, and while this may not always be good for the wallet, if the dealer has character, he'll respect your wanderings." - Robert Genn
"One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"Man is what he reads." - Joseph Brodsky
"... you have a responsibility to work fiercely in the studio in exchange for the privilege of making things the world doesn't necessarily ask for." - Gregory Amenoff
"This age thinks better of a gilded fool, than of a threadbare saint in wisdom's school." - Thomas Dekker

07 March 2011

Visualize your own data in the Google Public Data Explorer

Identifont : the largest independent directory of typefaces


The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) : http://www.jar-online.net/ is an inter-national, online, Open Access and peer-reviewed journal for the identification, publication and dissemination of artistic research and its methodologies, from all arts disciplines.

(Matt Shlian) Origami Artist (and much more)

"Only two things you ignore: things that aren't important and things you wish weren't important, and wishing never works." - David Shore
"The world is in everlasting conflict between the new idea and the old allegiances, new arts and new inventions against the old establishment." - Joyce Cary
"There are people who think that everything one does with a smiling face is nonsense." - R.B. Wild (after Georg Christoph Lichtenberg)
"99 percent of success is built on failure." - Charles Kettering
"I could not at any age be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on." - Eleanor Roosevelt

03 March 2011

When is a Map Not a Map?

Critical Media Lab : fosters the creation of new media projects that explore the impact of technology on the human condition.

Google Sites : creating and sharing a group website

(MobileMe) Using your iDisk Public folder to share files

The Twitart Magazine Daily

"...pretty well every winner in pretty well every field turns out to be what is known as a 'good study'. That quality, perhaps more than any other, brings on the sublimely gifted life." - Robert Genn
"What is now proved was once only imagined." - William Blake
"The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers." - Scott Peck
"Turn over a new leaf." - Thomas Dekker
"Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you." - R. Bach

01 March 2011

(Yahoo Supported) Wireless Carriers for Text Messaging

(Animation) Urban Mobs - Paris SMS

(Slideshow) Papercraft Sculptures (Look Like M.C. Escher in 3-D )

Issey Miyake origami fashions

WildMap-ish aesthetic

Photo-mural Supplier (uses Velcro to fasten)

"People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"You will never find the time for anything. If you want time, you must make it." - Charles Burton
"The 'right' circumstances, people, and opportunities are just like 'good' ideas - they come to you fastest, once you relax." - The Universe
"A Hospital is no place to be sick." - Samuel Goldwyn
"The people who fear humour - and they are many - are suspicious of its power to present things in unexpected lights, to question received opinions and to suggest unforeseen possibilities." - Robertson Davies