30 September 2011

CFC Media Lab Struts Its Stuff at the Bata Shoe Museum for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Autodesk’s SketchBook IPhone Application Brings Surge of Users (Buy)

Hex Grid Design (in Processing)

Make your own GigaPans with the low-cost GigaPan Epic (tripod attachment)

(Infographic) http://www.intel.com/communities/pix/other/Newsroom_UK_InternetOfThings_1024x1448.jpg

City Mad Dash's Smartphone Scavenger Hunt blends the tried-and-true fun of scavenger hunts with advances in mobile technology, resulting in a heart-pounding team building experience.

A privilege to be listed here with Sher, Lombardi, Turner, and Schiller

Possible next US show (?) : http://www.graciesquareartshow.info/

"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." - Confuscius
"We're all here because we're not all there." - Saskatchewan Residents
"...the more proficient one becomes at navigating the ship of their dreams, the more they leave the navigating to me (and the smoother the sailing)." - The Universe
"When something happens it's instantaneous, when nothing happens it takes forever." - R.B.Wild
"He who does not know can become knowledgeable from learning; while he who thinks he knows and ceases to continue to learn will stagnate." - Translation of The Akan Africans symbol for Knowledge; 'Nea Onnim'

28 September 2011

Adventures in Geometrical Intuition

Linden Lab can't turn Second Life into an engaging digital experience

Opinion Cloud

Top 10 Geography Mistakes in Movies

[VIDEO] White Blood Cell Chasing Bacteria

Make a Journal With Photos for Pages


"Lead us in peace…Grant us serene passage, until we arrive at our destination… Rescue us from the hand of every foe and ambush along the way…and from all afflictions that visit and trouble the world." - The Traveller’s Prayer
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Nelle azioni di tutti li uomini , e massime de'principi, dove non e iudizio da reclamare, si guarda al fine." - Niccolo Machiavelli
"...those who are religious, cling, whereas those who are spiritual, seek (but it's the happy folks who know how to live)." - The Universe
"It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness." - Leo Tolstoy, The Kreutzer Sonata

26 September 2011

Golden Rectangle Zoom

(Map) American Enclaves : interactive application considers an enclave as any census tract where the proportion of Asian, Black, Hispanic/Latino, or White Americans is far greater than the national average

Core Subject Taxonomy for Mathematical Sciences Education (NSDL)


Yale Digital Content

As people we want to know as much as possible about the artist who produced the work.

The celebrity blog post that started it all for him.

"Anyone can get stuff but it usually takes an old soul to choose their stuff wisely." - TU
"The revolution will be remixed." - Yuri Almeida
"Human beings are of two classes: those whose work is work and whose pleasure is pleasure; and those whose work and pleasure are one." - Winston Churchill
"The secret of being a bore is to tell everything." - Voltaire
"Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

23 September 2011

Informative Map Illustrations

The Concept of Scale

Inkling (the new offering from interactive pen makers Wacom) while you sketch on paper, your idea goes digital.

(Podcast) Iconic Geometry (Listen now )Link
Font Popularity In The Internet Age

(Video) How we got stuck in perpetual copyright

Scientific Artist : Julie René de Cotret

"We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools." - Martin Luther King
"True life mastery is more a function of knowing what to want, than knowing how to get what you want." - The Universe
"If you don't already love my maps, there's nothing I can say. If you do love them, there's nothing I need say." - R.B. Wild
"By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere." - Billy Crystal
"The hidden harmony is better than the obvious." - Pablo Picasso

21 September 2011

(Documentary) "The Man Who Saved Geometry"

(WTF?) National Profanity Map

Computer Vision research groups

Great Arts for Great Science

The Dada Anti-Art Movement

Art Basel 2011


"When an old pond gets a new frog, it’s a new pond." - Via
"... we are very sensitive to where we are in horizontal space but only vaguely aware of how high we are." - Professor Kate Jeffery, lead author from UCL Psychology and Language Sciences Via
"Lady if you gotta ask, you ain't got it." - Fats Waller, Musician (when asked to explain rhythm)
"When a person is prepared to receive something, a series of accidents takes place." - Irving Sandler
"(Some feelings and even) some thoughts are too deep for words and have to be seen to be believed." - Clive Barnes

19 September 2011

(Bonnitta Roy) The Map, the Gap, and the Territory

(Definition) "Nexialist" : One skilled in the science of joining together in an orderly fashion the knowledge of one field of learning with that of other fields (term coined by A E van Vogt in his novel “Voyage of the space beagle”).


Graphic Design Guidelines (to break)

Blog-rolled Here

(Nuit Blanche) CFC Media Lab's "Technological Displacement"

(Con Artist) Mark Kostabi

"A word means what I intend it to mean, no more, no less." - The Mad Hatter
"You don't need a parachute to skydive. You need a parachute to skydive twice." - Gack
"A Discoverer is an Explorer who go lost." - R.B. Wild
"If you’re being a magnet, you are attracting the people who are naturally drawn to you. You are being authentic, and you are fulfilling your own purpose." - Laurie Cameron
"Reality is big, but your dreams are bigger." - The Universe

16 September 2011

Reflections on the Mnd

(Definition) "The College of Mythic Cartography" : exists wherever Peers gather to tell meaningful Story about their relationship with the Land.

(Various Fractal Types and) Categories of 'Chaos'

Find Way : Art in the Information Age

Jorge Luis Borges : famed Argentinian author known for his works that explored dreams and unreality

One of the readers of this blog (?)

We are quite confident there will not be finding of work for hire

"Spontaneity is the right mind tossing out a suggestion, it is up to the left mind to determine it’s practicality." - el Loco Gringo
"Don’t just tell people your story, show them." - Via
"Two of the most important questions for all aspiring rock stars are: How big do you want to be? and What are you now doing about it?" - TU
"Paint like you were never going to have to show anything to anyone." - R.B. Wild
"When everything starts getting crazy, that’s when you really get busy..." - Via

14 September 2011

City of Neighbourhoods (has a web/mobileDigital Map RFP)

In a crowdfunding project, the donors are no less valuable than the project creators.

African Fractals

What does it mean to +1 something?

(Art Show) Uncharted Territory: Subjective Mapping by Artists and Cartographers

Gaudí was part of the art nouveau movement – or modernisme, as it's known in Catalunya – he was also a revolutionary structural engineer

The Pony Express

Better question, why did WTC 7 collapse?

"...one study claims that up to 80% of the human brain is wired just to interpret and remember visual data." - Via
"You decide what you want, physically move in its direction and I'll 'send in the clowns'." - TU
"Every age has their artists to forge the way into the next, to pierce through all our convenient truths into uncharted territory." - Via
"I still think science is looking for answers, and art is looking for questions" - Marc Quinn
"You are young yet‥but the time will arrive when you will learn to judge for yourself. ‥Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see." - E. A. Poe (in Graham's Mag. Nov. 1945)

12 September 2011

Ruminations on the Borderlands of Cartography

Interactive Map of Last.fm Artists

When two tribes meet: collaborations between artists and scientists

(Draft paper) Intellectual Property’s Great Fallacy

How to make a regular hexagon out of square paper

Digital technology allows us to tell tales in innovative new ways

Evolution trumps revolution : Big ideas poke their noses into the world very slowly, easing gradually into view.

What happens at a Design Jam?

(Opening) "RETHINKING ART & MACHINE" : RAM showcases the work of pioneer artists who have addressed the relationship between art and electronic technology, light, graphics, robots, and virtual reality dating back to the 1960's (September 15, 2011 - January 22, 2012).

(Video) Why Did the Towers Fall?

"Something there is that doesn't love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,
And spills the upper boulders in the sun, And makes gaps even two can pass abreast." - Robert Frost, from "Mending Wall
"To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle." - George Orwell
"Gratefulness is the great task, the how of our spiritual work, because, rightly understood, it re-roots us."- David Steindl-Rast
"Some mornings it just doesn't seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps." - Emo Philips
"I have discovered a truly marvelous proof of this theorem, which this doodle is too small to contain." - Google

08 September 2011

Defending Android

The International Boundary Commission (Treaty Interpretation)

Perhaps the Oldest Map in the World

(Data visualization) : Information Designer helps designers think like programmers (and vice versa).

The Elusive Big Idea is actually not dependent on big media

"Postmodernism" : what was it? And what comes next?

(New Album) Tom Waits "Bad As Me"

The Focal Point Debate: Should Every Painting Have a Focal Point?

"It might be that gratefulness is the very basis of an evolved creative life, and a life well lived." - Robert Genn
“Technology has taken a long time to get to the point where video makers can sample with the same abandon as musicians and still image makers." - Dick Whyte (presents a screening of recent avant-garde films he has curated from YouTube. All of them re-purpose existing material into new works)
"To what extremes would you go, to bring about your heart's fondest wishes, to manifest your greatest desires, and to live your boldest dreams? (OMG - Did you just say visualize daily and take baby steps?!)" - The Universe
"Why think about that when all the golden land’s ahead of you and all kinds of unforeseen events wait lurking to surprise you and make you glad you’re alive to see? - Jack Kerouac
"Best advice I got when starting out: nobody has a job for you; everybody has a problem to solve." - Howard Rheingold

06 September 2011

Botched Interface Market

Google’s Attack on the Patent System

Vimeo Video School

The Arctic may be the world's next geopolitical battleground

(Definition) "Hylozoism" : the philosophical conjecture that all or some material things possess life, or that all life is inseparable from matter.


(Nuit Blanche Alternative) http://lesruesdesrefuses.com/2011-event-guide

"The holy grail is to spend less time making the picture than it takes people to look at it." - Banksy Via
"Generosity and gratitude turn good into great (Thank you, you're welcome)." - The Universe
"For nearly two decades, he toiled in his studio painting and drawing without forethought or expectation, without plan or picture in his head, producing a storm of art that slowly increased in complexity and quality." - Via
"Art is anything you can get away with." - Marshall McLuhan
"If you see something you have seen before, don't click the shutter." -Alexey Brodovitch

02 September 2011

(Blog-rolled in Preliminary Syllabus, Fall 2011) Information Visualization

The Fractal Structure of Exponential Growth

Exploring giant geometric models and mathematics

Picasa Web Albums and Google+

Similar(?) Sites Search

McLuhan100's videos

Toronto Galleries reviewed

"Exercise is anything a woman can't do wearing high-heels." - R.B. Wild
"Symbolism is the language of nature." - Manly P. Hall Via
"The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul." - Douglas MacArthur
"Action is thy duty. Reward is not thy concern." - Gita