27 July 2011

Charles Bliss designed a graphical symbolic system

Origami tessellations

The LED on the MagSafe power adapter may change states or temporarily turn off when you reset the SMC. Via


A brief intellectual history of a creative career

(Song) maps // rogue wave [yeah yeah yeahs cover]

Gaming The Streets: Uncommissioned Art

"Drawing, I now think, need not be the bones of art, but skill must always be the skeleton of accomplishment." - Adam Gopnik
"I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first." - Stephen Hawkings (one of the greatest thinkers and cosmologists of all time
"It's not the path you have to know, but the destination." - The Universe
"The artist... is always thought of as being way ahead of his time because he lives in the present." - Marshall McLuhan
"Raw is the new polished." - Nadja Sayej,

25 July 2011

Voices Guide iWay GPS Navigation Users on iPhone (in 20 Languages)

(*printed* map journal) Grassroots Mapping Forum Via

Hexagonal Prototiles

Draw, paint, doodle on your computer

Potential collaborator(?) : Dana Bentley

(Video) 12,000-year-old unexplained structures

(Barcelona) http://www.halfhouse.org/residency-english.html

"Life is movement. It's the person who sits on the couch who's living dangerously." - Grete Waitz
"Fishing is a lot like painting... the more you stay at it, the more likely you'll drag something up." - Robert Genn
"A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another." - Mao Tse Tung
"It's not the day you have to manage but the moment." - The Universe
"Without knowledge action is useless, and knowledge without action is futile." - Abu Bakr

21 July 2011

(How to make) OSM-derived Art Maps

Maps, Mapmaking, and Map Use by Native North Americans

5 Reasons Google+ Is Not A Facebook Killer

Why Don’t Macs Get Viruses?

While geometric ornamentation may have reached a pinnacle in the Islamic world, the sources for both the shapes and the intricate patterns already existed in late antiquity among the Greeks, Romans, and Sasanians in Iran.

A practical method of using patents to stimulate new product ideas

Collection of digital art Portfolios

"It's ALL Go(o)d. Everything, always, and forever." - The Universe
"In the scientific study of random processes, the drunkard's walk is the archetype ... we're continually nudged in this direction and then that one by random events (... the future of particular individuals is impossible to predict)." - Leonard Mlodinow
"To a butterfly, a week is a lifetime." - Robert Genn
"Is the telos (good) of philosophy to solve problems in the manner of the natural sciences, or is it to produce a rich succession of inspiring texts and ideas?" - Richard Kamber, PLOTTING PHILOSOPHY'S FUTURE
"An inconvenience is an unrecognized opportunity." - Confucius

18 July 2011

Iconography of the Oriental Map

Phone Zones as Alternate States

(Application) Google Goggles is at base a visual search engine that is activated not by typing in key phrases but by taking a picture on your smartphone of the object

(Intro video) 3D printing

Hexagon – This can be created from six circles placed around a seventh. As seven is a perfect number, and circles are perfect: the hexagon represents heaven. (Triangle – A symbol for three aspects of human beings: body, mind and spirit.)

Take a picture or make a short video of what you see on your computer monitor (share it instantly via web, email, IM, Twitter or your blog).

The Stagecraft of Steve Jobs

"Be brief, be bright, be gone." - Nadja Sayej (Twitter advice)
"Some will hear, but not listen. Some will listen, but not understand. And some will understand, but not act." - The Universe
"Persistence, so often mistaken for achievement." - Jen Bekman, gallerist (recently tweeted)
"Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity. " - Jose Marti
"I am because we are." - Ubuntu

15 July 2011

Open source JavaScript mapping framework for creating online maps

(Free final report download) the state of the Canadian digital media economy

Cartography’s Favourite Map Monster: the Land Octopus

Google +1 Button on More Homepages than Tweet Button

Online Les Paul Guitar

Settling Out of Court Over Pixel Art Depiction (fair use doesn't protect you unless you're willing to pay to defend yourself.)

Yankovic's parodic impulse has gone viral

"Art is making something out of nothing and selling it." - Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)
"To fix the world you must first see it as broken. I'm not so sure I'd go there." - The Universe
"(Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing.) What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance." - Bertrand Russell
"It is far more revolutionary to be, sincere, romantic and idealistic". - The Resurrection of Beauty - a manifesto for the future of art / 2002
"We are doomed to repeat the past not because we have forgotten it, but because we never learned the lessons to begin with." - Brett Arends, personal-finance columnist for the Wall Street Journal

13 July 2011

Google Maps Mobile (on Android) now have Offline Raster Mode for out of mobile/cell coverage

How the IPhone Knows Where You Are


The next wave of online business models must focus narrowly, rather than blindly pursuing scale.

Fine Silver Coin - Toronto City Map

http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/ and free iTunes podcasts

Top 10 Technology ETFs

"Almost all really new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are just produced." – A.N. Whitehead
"Time is what keeps everything from happening at once." - Ray Cumming, 1922
"The best thing about every meltdown, is learning that whatever was lost, can be recreated. Hold on loosely." - The Universe
"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple." ~ Dr. Seuss
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Martin Luther King

11 July 2011

Genes Found That Respond To Distance

Hexagonal Graph Paper PDF Generator

On-line color IQ test

(Publication) EXPOSÉ 9 showcases 444 pieces of original digital art from 327 artists in 60 countries.

The 14 Biggest Ideas of the Year

(Teleclass) The Nuts and Bolts of Writing Your First Book

(Song) "speaking in tongues" // arcade fire ft. david byrne from talking heads

"Confidence is what you have before you understand the problem." ~ Woody Allen
"Think of every single thing that you "have to" do to get through a day, as things you "get to" do (before your turn is over)." - The Universe
"One usually discovers what one is not searching for."- R.B. Wild (after Alexander Fleming, discoverer of penicillin)
"What joy to discern the minute in infinity! The vast to perceive in the small, what Divinity!" - Jakob Bernoulli Via
"The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory." - Paul Fix (1901 - 83)

06 July 2011

TileMill is a modern map design studio powered by open source technology. Via

Scaling Boundaries

Designing Digital Media for the Internet of Things projects - Summer, 2011

The Map Room (blog by Jonathan Crowe) comes to an end (after more than eight years and more than 4,000 posts).

(Course Overview) Google SketchUp can help you work quickly to block out a 3D concept.

Picasso-style portraits of superheroes and villains

The Rise and Fall of (Raw'n'Wild) Pseudonyms

"Subconscious perceptions: What will you discover hidden in the details?" - Via
"If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." -Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"You're here because you prevailed." - The Universe
"Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom." - Clifford Stoll

04 July 2011

(Samples) Network Maps

Google+ Social Network

(Book) Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto : guide to re-seeing the city’s familiar and hidden corners with fresh, unhurried eyes (and feet) Via

Organizational Charts is a very funny look at the corporate cultures and structures for some very high-profile tech companies using hand-drawn organization charts as the visual language.


(Scientific) Comic Archive

Barcelona ROJO Gallery

"I'm in favor of an art that does something other than just sit on its ass in a museum. - Claes Oldenburg
"To succeed, one cannot afford to be a realist." - Albert Bandura (address before the American Psychological Association, 1998)
"Worry is a way to pretend that you have knowledge or control over what you don't." - Rebecca Solnit, "A Field Guide to Getting Lost
"All that you need to have, all that you want, will be provided as if by magic (once you know what you want and do something about it every day)." - The Universe
"When truly creative people come up with a new idea they don't reject it immediately because of its flaws. They play with it, looking for strengths and sliding over weaknesses." - David Campbell