31 August 2011

Venice Biennale 2011 art festival in pictures

(Definition) "keystone species" : has a disproportionate effect on its environment relative to its biomass.[1] Such species play a critical role in maintaining the structure of an ecological community, affecting many other organisms in an ecosystem and helping to determine the types and numbers of various other species.


Holocaust Maps

(Mathematics, Cities, and Brains) What Can A Highway Engineer Learn From A Neuroscientist?

How to Kick Your GIFs Up a Notch (and Learn how to make ‘em in Photoshop video)

Spoilers Don’t Spoil Anything

"Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car at night?" - Jack Kerouac

"There is a silence, a peace, and a calm that belies every moment (you'll find me there)." - The Universe
"Avoid making art that is accessible to everyone and important to no one." - Dick Evans Via
"The cessation of suffering is attainable by practicing the Eightfold Path to Community Engagement." - Via
"Our best thoughts come from others." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

29 August 2011

GPS and the End of the Road

(Archive) ‘Digital Art & Screencaps’

Mental abacus may be largely a visual task for those who master it

Inklet Demo with Photoshop (handy application that turns your MacBook trackpad into a pen)

Copyright Suit Revealing Copywrongs

Spectacularly Wrong Predictions

Benefits of Roughhousing

"Have no fear of perfection, you will never achieve it.” Salvador Dali
"... first you have to know what you want, defined in terms of the end result. And then you have to physically move towards it, without defining the 'hows'. At which point, the thing you want actually starts coming to you, on its own terms, from a direction completely unexpected (not unlike a cat). - The Universe
"There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it." - Henry Moore
"Prizes are nice, but the real competition is with your performance yesterday." - Irwin Greenberg
"Crazy people in other fields encourage us to be bolder in ours." - R.B. Wild

24 August 2011

What G+ is really about (pst!!! it's not social)

Hobo Maps

Technology and the Saturated? Art Market

Project Imagin8ion : turn eight completely unrelated photos into the plot line for a short film? Via


Lawrence Lessig : American academic and political activist. He is best known as a proponent of reduced legal restrictions on copyright, trademark, and radio frequency spectrum, particularly in technology applications. (Books)


"Logic: an instrument used for bolstering a prejudice." - Elbert Hubbar
"To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe." - Marilyn vos Savant
"Believe what you want. Give yourself permission, and don't be afraid to go BIG." - The Universe
"You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.” - Warren Buffett
"You have to be noticed, but the art is in getting noticed naturally, without screaming or without tricks." - Leo Burnett

22 August 2011

deCarta Remains Nimble in Mobile Search Market (LBS)

What to Do About All the Crazy-Ridiculous Research?


"Labyrinths, Mazes and the Spaces Inbetween" (by Sam McElhinney)

(Definition) "Halakhic system" : generally imposes exact, artificial boundaries upon the various phenomena of created nature.

Math ArtLink

(Sample Sharing Concept) CopyWisely

"... each US citizen averages around $51k personal debt, while their share of the national debt is around $47k ... total debt per family: $668,639." - Via
"No mistake is more common and more fatuous than appealing to logic in cases which are beyond her jurisdiction." - Samuel Butler
"Only put off until tomorrow, what you are willing to die left undone." - Pablo Picasso
"Some are better loved from a distance. For a while, anyway (and that's OK)." - The Universe
"The artist must ever play and experiment with new means of arranging experience, even though the majority of his audience may prefer to remain fixed in their old perceptual attitudes." - Marshall McLuhan

19 August 2011

Visual History of Mapping the Universe

New Apple Patents Show Exaggerated and Distorted iPhone Maps that may make maps a lot easier to figure out; they'll highlight the stuff you care about through exaggeration: routes are bigger, landmarks are emphasized, etc.

Our brain fails to map high distances

(Last Panel) http://dilbert.com/mashups/

(3D Sculpting and Painting) Autodesk 123D Sculpt App for iPad Via

About Image Uploading on Twitter


"A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle." - Kahlil Gibran
"... get where you need to go". - http://www.you-are-here-movie.com
"Self-trust is the first secret to success." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
"... focus on customers more than vendors; smiles more than frowns; possibilities more than risks; options more than commitments; vacations more than overtime; detours more than setbacks; opportunities more than obstacles (and Goldilocks more than the bears)." - The Universe
"Do or do not. There is not try." - Yoda

17 August 2011

3D Images

VroniPlag - collaborative documentation (plagiarism barcode)

(Video) The Legendary Steve Jobs

FEAST (Funding Engaging Actions with Sustainable Tactics) http://www.feast-toronto.com

Art That Can Be Seen From Space

Doodle on Your Photos

Why Is Contemporary Art Addicted to Violence?

"When you die, you're dead." - Via
"Worry doesn't help tomorrow's troubles, but it does ruin today's happiness." - Gary A. Freedman
"Yes, and it can be easy for you too (Get used to it)." - The Universe
"No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge." - Kahlil Gibran
"The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds." - John F. Kennedy

15 August 2011

There's a lot more to Google+ than a challenge to Facebook

(Definition) "Arts-based visual research methods"

(An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator) http://inkscape.org/
also free: http://www.gimp.org/about/introduction.html

(Video) 1984 Apple's Macintosh Commercial

When Brain Injuries Transform Into Art

CBC "Ideas" Archive http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/

Why Did My Computer Get a Virus?

"I do not explain, I explore." - Marshall McLuhan
"When you pay high for the priceless, you're getting it cheap." - Joseph Duveen (1869-1939)
"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly." - Richard Bach
"It's usually a dirt road that leads to the diamond mine." - TU
"I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite."- G. K. Chesterton

12 August 2011

Digital Maps Are Giving Scholars the Historical Lay of the Land

Google Closing Down Labs

(Intro) http://www.qwiki.com/q/#!/Triangulation Vs http://www.qwiki.com/q/#!/Trilateration

Why Curiosity is Important (and How to Develop It)

m.strange (a young digital Tim Burton?)

(Definition) "Imaginal Cells"

VO2 Max

"If only for the forward march of our own character, we need to fill our sketchbooks." - Robert Genn
"If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off... no matter what they say." - Barbara McClintock
"Laced throughout every day of your life,are hidden highways of opportunity, invisible crossroads of time, and golden avenues for personal transformation that if only traveled upon would reveal the extraordinary, the sublime, and the unexpected. (Yet most slip by undetected until there's first a childlike wonder at the ordinary, the routine, and the expected)." - The Universe
"... the tetrahedron is the synthesis of space." - A. Gaudi
"To live right on the shooting line, right on the frontier of change is terrifying." - Marshall McLuhan

11 August 2011

GalleryLandscapeViewer, originally uploaded by Raw'n'Wild Via Flickr
Imaginal Cells Map (Gallery View)
Barthe Map (in background)

10 August 2011

Gough Map of Great Britain and its Making

(Video) Wikitude Drive (Augmented Reality giving the driver a "quasi-head-up" display)

The Past and Future Histories of Human Innovation as Histories of Computation

Special Characteristics of the Middle-Way Approach (is that it can achieve peace through non-violence, mutual benefit, unity of nationalities and social stability).


(Book) Line in the Sand : A History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border

INSIDE OUT is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work.

"We don't just put off our lives today; we put them off till our deathbed. " - Steven Pressfield
"(And while I abhor the idea of disturbing you when things are getting so very exciting in your life,) I just want to remind you that no matter what may ever happen, the dreamer is always greater than the dream." - The Universe
"Some things nearly so, and some things nearly not." - Yul Brynner, The King and I
"…nature is already, in its forms and tendencies, describing its own design. Let us interrogate the great apparition, that shines so peacefully around us. Let us inquire, to what end is nature?" – R. W. Emerson
"The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends." - Friedrich Nietzsche

08 August 2011

Platonic Solids in All Dimensions

Identity and Pseudonymity

The 10 most walkable U.S. cities

Online pixel brush

McLuhan Program is re-launching the Monday night seminars

How Thinking Can Change the Brain


"'What is there?' you will get a multitude of competing answers - including 'It’s a matter of faith'." - Roy Clouser, The Myth of Religious Neutrality
"The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained." - David Bohm
"We are not the best but we will always be the better." - Chinese Spam eMail
"There's never been a conflict from which both parties didn't have something very cool to learn.(That's why we call them parties.)" - The Universe
"When you know the artist, you think less of the art." - George Bernard Shaw