29 April 2011

Google Map Maker : User Generated Tagging of Live Google Maps : users to edit any spot in the United States ( to tag their favorite bike paths, coffee shops, college buildings ...).

Maps: Spring '11 : http://www.fringemagazine.org/issues/issue-26/

(White Paper) "The Psychology of Graphic Images"

(Software Tricks) Slow-Motion Video

(Discussion) When is digital art not art?

(Definition) "confirmation bias" - listening only to information that supports your theories, and rejecting any contradictions.


"Your work isn't a high stakes, nail-biting professional challenge. It's a form of play. Lighten up and have fun with it." - Sol LeWitt, American conceptual artist and minimalist
"The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible." - Oscar Wilde
"... it's the way you think. That's your purpose. It's never been about what work you choose, what gifts you develop, or what niche you fill (let these be for your pleasure)." - TU
"Spare no expense to save money on this one." - Samuel Goldwyn
"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are written in a foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given because you would not be able to live them." – Rainer Maria Rilke Via

27 April 2011

(Last year the BBC aired) The Beauty of Maps) documentary is now available for your viewing pleasure on YouTube.

Map of the Internet maps the network of hosts and routing connections that are the foundation of the Internet.


Web-based Concept Mapping Tools for Learning

The Phase Shift Video Series site for the award winning series of digitally created color field "moving paintings."

(Documentary) : Between The Folds about origami

(Book) Cutting Edges : Contemporary Collage

"The best way to predict the future is to create it.” - Alan Kay
"Full lasting is the song, though he, the singer, passes." - George Meredith
"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens." - Jimi Hendrix
"The difference between taking baby steps and acting small, is that one prepares you for success, the other for a fall." - The Universe
"If you want to be happy, be happy." - R.W. Wild

26 April 2011

(Definition) "Visual semiotics" : the theory and study of signs and symbols, especially as elements of language or other systems of communication ( and comprising semantics, syntactics, and pragmatics). Photos

Master Folder : http://erikdemaine.org/ (from National Geographic blogs about origami)

Cartoonatic : Turn Your Videos into Cartoons



12 Step Recovery Program for Artists

The Idiot’s Guide to 2012

"... So what do you say we drop all the practical logic, rational reasonableness, and cautious optimism..?" - TU
"You don't need money to be rich." - R.B. Wild
"... a great crucible has formed for interdisciplinary communities who have re-invented the collage/remix culture presaged by 20th Century artists, and the syntheses manifest in the sciences over the past 120 years; to repurpose, reuse, mutate material culture at the grass-roots level creating a massive economy and new forms of aesthetic expression in the process." - Alberto Gaitán Via
"Whenever feeling utterly bamboozled or bored by life, seek a higher perspective (because being bamboozled or bored means there is one)." - The Universe
"I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean." - G. K. Chesterton

20 April 2011

(Video) A Cutter's Edges - James Gallagher on Creating and Curating Contemporary Collage

Folded Animation ;


Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA) members share an interest in the cultural and social dimensions of science, technology, and medicine.


PHOTOMONTAGE ARTISTS O N . T H E . I N T E R N E T : http://www.collageart.org/photomontage/

(Book) Data Flow: Visualising Information in Graphic Design

Map envelopes

"Learning that often, art is really about, just working really, really hard, for long durations of time..." - John Grant
"When you know the artist, you think less of the art." - George Bernard Shaw
"Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next." - Jonas Salk
"When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy." - Samuel Goldwyn
"Everything should be as simple as it is, but no simpler." - Albert Einstein

18 April 2011

(Documentary) The Man Who Saved Geometry about Coxeter

Flickr Hive Mind is a search engine (as well as an experiment in the power of Folksonomies ).


Map Fold Ideas : http://www.foldfactory.com/map.php

(Art Show) New Cartographies : Algeria-France-UK examines issues of diaspora, migration, memory and identity by investigating the cultural and personal aspects of journeying across politically connected countries.

Twitter: The Number One Reason to Ignore the Hype

This Is Your Brain on Art

Lessons from fashion's free culture

The Border : In Africa, lines are often blurry.

"Every new idea is just a mash-up or a remix of previous ideas." - Austin Kleon Via
"In an uncharted world of boundless data, information designers are our new navigators." - Natasha Singer, New York Times, 3 April 2011
"You don't invent the future, you unleash it by leveraging the global community mind." - John Seely Brown
"The logic of capitalism tends toward monoculture; the logic of nature toward diversity." - Michael Pollin Via
"Almost all creativity involves purposeful play." - Abraham Maslow Via

12 April 2011

Information Theory

Surname Map Via

Subway map as a digital work of musical art -- that you can play

(Animation) Hex Star

Meet Firefox 4

Jesting Our Limits


"The purpose of visualization is insight, not pictures." - Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland
"... at some times in some places, be the last to ask 'how much?'" - TU
"... the outcomes of a complex adaptive system emerge from a process of self-organization rather than being designed and controlled externally or by a centralized body." - Zimmerman, Lindberg, & Plsek Via
"It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned." -Oscar Wilde
"Long-form reading, listening and viewing habits are giving way to browse-and-choose consumption." - Adam Thierer, senior research fellow at George Mason University

11 April 2011

Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage

...the Basis of the Universe Isn’t Matter or Energy—It’s Data

Image as Insight: Visual Images in Practice-Based Research

Fold-up Cube Character Collectibles

Video Games As Art?

On borders and boundaries

Romare Bearden spent more than 30 years striving to be a great artist, and when he took up collage in earnest, he became one.

(Definition) "Topocide" ; the deliberate killing of a place through industrial expansion and change, so that its earlier landscape and character are destroyed.

"You never find yourself until you face the truth." - Pearl Bailey
"At all times and in all places, always be the first to smile." - The Universe
"Why was I born with such contemporaries?" - Oscar Wilde
"Information Visualization suddenly starts answering questions that you didn't know you had." - Jim Bartoo, CEO, The Hive Group
"Be as happy as you can, while you have the chance." - R.B. Wild

08 April 2011

Movie bar codes provide a good sense of a movie's tone and color.

Map showing Drainage Districts as the essential units of government, either as states or as watershed commonwealths.

'Computationally Seeing' an Epistemic Space

NASA’s Astrobiology Program has released a graphic novel

(Definition) "Folding compensation" : the mathematical adjustment making panels that fold in be slightly smaller to accommodate for the thickness of the sheet (and for subtle process variation in the mechanical folding process).

How America got its name (The surprising story of an obscure scholar, an adventurer’s letter, and a pun)


The Computer Artist And Scientist


"... one of the great principles of making art: 'Name it and claim it.'" - Robert Genn
"Reason itself is a matter of faith. It is an act of faith to assert that our thoughts have any relation to reality at all." - G.K. Chesterton
"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward." - Spanish Proverb
"Do you really need someone else's permission, acceptance, wink, or nod ... or are you ready to give these to yourself, now?" - The Universe
"Innovation opportunities do not come with the tempest but with the rustling of the breeze." - Peter Drucker

06 April 2011

(Where No Map Has Gone Before) A History of Science Fiction Map


Is All of Human Knowledge on the Internet?

Visual/Spatial Intelligence : Study technique tips

Infinite Folding Card :

Opening your iDisk using a web browser

Landscape as Territory: Mapping and Maps in Contemporary Art in Israel


To prolong youth and to postpone old age

"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
"No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered." - Winston Churchill
"You wanted to do it your way, change the world, and have a ball. And you have. (Ah, it was nothing)." - The Universe
"... we'll keep drawing maps for one another and for ourselves. We'll do it because we'll come up with new things to chart and convey, and because we like to share our spatial understanding of the world." - Julia Turner
"The first thing that computer geeks do upon inventing a new medium is play Dungeons and Dragons with it." - Ars Technica blogger Via

04 April 2011

Webinar: Research Innovations at Penn State’s GeoVISTA Center

Maps and Meaning: Reading the Map of the Holy Land

Mind Map of the Digital Age

Design Thinking Won’t Save You

http://alasontario.com/what-can-alas-do-for-me/ (Artists’ Legal Advice Services)

Making a microscope without a lens


"Well ain't this place a geographical oddity? Two weeks from everywhere!" - Ulysses Everett McGill, 'O Brother Where Art Thou' (Cohen Brothers)
"One's ability to succeed is always proportionate to one's willingness to fail. Go for it." - The Universe
"I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs." - Samuel Goldwyn
"Whoever wants to understand much must play much." - Gottfried Benn Via
"Nothing will change the fact that I cannot produce the least thing without absolute solitude.”– Goethe

01 April 2011

Japan Tsunami Maps

Mall Maps


(Art) Folded in Place : deconstruct various maps (and reconstruct fragments)

http://www.imagesfestival.com/ for experimental and independent moving image culture (showcasing the innovative edge of international contemporary media art both on and off the screen).

(Book review) Atlas of the Conflict : Israel-Palestine

Freddie Freeloader :

"St. Petersburg, Russia ... the most abstract and artificial city in the world." - Via
"I Wonder As I Wander." - Via
"Boldness has genius, power and magic. Engage, and the mind grows heated. Begin, and the work will be completed." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"When I was young, I wanted to become a real artist, then I started doing something I felt wasn't real art and it was through this that I became a well-known artist." - Dieter Roth
"We were in a hurry to get out of the city and into the real prairie, where you can climb a fence post and see for about a million miles — that's how flat the prairie is." - Farley Mowat, Owls in the Family, 1961