30 January 2012


Comparing Maps of Obesity and Car Travel

100th Meridian (The Boundary Between the Moist East and Arid West) "where the Great Plains begin"


The map as art

Paper un-stacking animation

Which Industries Contributed the Most to Google's Earnings in 2011?

"Having knowledge but lacking the power to express it clearly is no better than never having any ideas at all." - Pericles
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." - Gandalf the Grey
"It's nothing short of a whole new brain... animated by a different form of thinking and a new approach to life." - Daniel Pink
"The one thing about generosity is that you can't ever overdo it." - TU
"If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; But if you really make them think, they'll hate you." - Don Marquis

26 January 2012

Science Literacy Maps are a tool for teachers and students to find resources that relate to specific science and math concepts.

The Icosahedron Advantage

GPS apps for your iPhone

Textify.it visualizes images using text.

Is Your Image Worthy of People’s Attention?

Take a panoramic (or landscape) photo and uses the Polar Coordinates filter (of Photoshop CS or The Gimp) to create a circular image that seems to wrap the panorama around a planet.

(Wassily Kandinsky)  Abstract Painting "YELLOW RED BLUE"

"Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also." - Carl Jung
"Art is difficult, it's not entertainment." - Anselm Kiefer  Via
"An old soul is not an old soul by virtue of age, but for their patience, self-measure, and happy tears for no apparent reason (They also happy dance with no apparent rhythm)." - The Universe

"... put more wood behind fewer arrows." - Larry Page, Google
"Lots of countries suddenly seem to be reclaiming their heritage with this rising interest in maps." - Simon Hunter  Via

25 January 2012

(Britain) Map Made of Words   Via

"Infographic" pearls

(Video) How to make a star tetrahedron


Why You Should Never Listen to Your Customers 

How to Learn to Play the Piano on the Web

Toronto Gig Guide

"I’ve realized that my work needs to grow, change, and react to stimuli from audiences and collaborators in order to truly be its best." - Via
"Stretch, stretch, and stretch, to see every perspective...(and nothing shall keep you from joy)." - TU
"What we have to be is what we are." - Thomas Merton
"Good merchandise, even hidden, finds buyers." - Plautus
"An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture." -  Jean Cocteau

24 January 2012

Boomurang is a mobile communication app that allows you to access real-time, location specific information and conversation.

 The Great College Map Project | Introspection

Mapping memories

Get The Most Out Of Your Trip To The Apple Store 

Mitrasites is a collection of resources that powered by Google Custom Search Engine, Twitter, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube, Flickr, recomended resources and comments from our editors and contributors.

The practice of transforming an idea or concept into a physical product or application can be complex, involving research, cost analysis and feasibility assessments, multimple rounds of prototyping, fabrication and extensive user and field testing.

Discussing Wassily Kandinsky's Essay: "Concerning the Spiritual in Art"

Joe Rogan's rant about the power of  DMT.

"Go! Virtually anything can happen next... it's just up to you." - TU
"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you." - Carl Sandburg
“Origami can make a really cool transport device.”- Via
"... interdisciplinary collaboration helps people develop great ideas otherwise undiscovered." - Via
"The word 'uncopyrightable' is the is the only 15 letter English word that can be spelled without repeating any letter." -  Via  Cliff P

23 January 2012

(Penrose tilings and) Noncommutative Geometry

Canadian Cartographic Association : http://www.cca-acc.org


Kirigami – Honeycomb

Banters : Lets You Post via Text

Multitasking: This Is Your Brain On Media

LA  www.galleryrow.org    (Make Your Custom Art Walk Map

Recessions and depressions

"It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters." - Friedrich Nietzsche
"We make our world significant by the courage of our questions (and by the depth of our answers)." - Carl Sagan
"What you can do with your life has little to do with what's going on in the world (And everything to do with what you see as possible)." - The Universe
"Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction." - Al Bernstein
"Understanding that we become what we think, ... avoid three main negatives--nostalgic regret, adherence to outcome, and fearful anticipation." - Robert Genn

19 January 2012

Mapping Our Way Forward—More Experiments in Pedagogy

Tree Map : (trees of the United States in one handy map)  Via

Chicago Maps

Thelma and Louise Route Map

Tessellation Links

(The Online Version of) “The International Journal of McLuhan Studies” to Launch

Top 25 video games of 2011 in pictures

Pioneering Digital Artist : http://annespalter.com/transformations.html

(Video) The Crash Course - Exponential Growth Meets Reality,

"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls." - Joseph Campbell
"Video Ergo Sum (We are what we see)." - Peter Campus, American artist
"Movies are dead. Long live video!" - R.B.Wild
"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants." -Isaac Newton
"...the wall exists only to be transgressed..." - Via

18 January 2012

TheBlu : new collaborative, gamified ocean mapping project Via

(3D Fractal Zoom) Menger Sponge:

: all cities in addition to

Art and the absolute point 

International Math Sciences Institutes

We sell antique maps, old prints, atlases, globes, travel books.

(Help)  Allocate RAM to Photoshop

(Music) Most Overrated 'Digital' Artist?

Geek Beanies 

MS damage washed away by stream of young blood

"I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art." -.Kahlil Gibran
"Did you know that it's perfectly OK, even highly ideal, to claim all is well amongst doubt and confusion? To be happy in spite of challenges? To laugh at problems? Dance without a partner? Sing without a rhyme? Talk to inanimate objects?" - The Universe
"You can replace this text by going to "Layout" and then "Page Elements" section. Edit " About "." - Blog template user
" Frank had taken some of his maps, but he left the globe, and the rest. A globe wouldn't go in his kit-bag, and he had the real world now.." - from Maggie Gee's The Burning Book (Faber and Faber 1983)  Via
"The engine of our desires can glow crimson with passion simply because the room is sealed shut, perfectly, and there is no sound of the butterfly wings from the "other side"." - Joseph Geraci

17 January 2012

Racial Segregation Maps   Via

Compare Bing to Google Image Search

What Happens Online in 60 Seconds?

Completely Worthless Collectibles 

The Neuroscience of Perseverance

(Can't) How do i disable Google Docs autosave?

Ex-Nortel Executives Go On Trial for Fraud

"Give thanks whenever you want more. (Of anything)." - The Universe
"He alone is great who turns the voice of the wind into a song made sweeter by his own loving." - Kahlil Gibran,
"I am so rich that I must give myself away." - Egon Schiele
"I don’t regret any art I have made; only the art I didn’t make!" - David Lee Eubank
"Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more. William Cowper

13 January 2012

(NASA)s Arctic Sea Ice Map

"Not Quite Obscure Enough" (discussed counties with small populations but not small enough to garner true geo-oddity notoriety).

iPhone button icons 

Top Tech News and Controversies of 2011
iPad Apps Everyone Should Have

http://gadget wise.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/29/qa-publishing-your-own-e-book/

Net Art (and early web-based work) : http://www.doctorhugo.org/index.html

How do I accept that I won’t ever be great or outstanding?

"You need a room with no view so imagination can meet memory in the dark." - Annie Dillard, acclaimed author
"Your light has illuminated darkened paths, your gaze has lifted broken spirits, and already your life has changed the course of history." - The Universe
"There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Look." - R.B.Wild (after Rumi)
" Something only stands out from a crowd when there is a crowd to stand out from. This is one of many reasons to read as widely as you can." The Guardian (UK)  Via
"It is when you give of yourself, that you truly give." - Kahlil Gibran

11 January 2012

(Book 3) Cartography in the Traditional African, American, Arctic, Australian, and Pacific Societies  ( Via )

Best smart phone navigation app

Rick Hansen Global Accessibility Map

(Interactive mind map) Malcolmn Gladwell's "Outliers"

(Interactive MindMap) SOPA will be the end of the Internet (as you know it).

How to market art:? Tell them how you made it

Star Wars Snowflakes

Products That Were Invented by Accident


"You don’t take a photograph, you make it." - Ansel Adams
"Art is the giving by each of us of our evidence to the world." - Robert Henri.
"Many artists would agree … it is not so much creating a great work of art, but creating a work of art that has never been seen before that gives the greatest sense of satisfaction." - Via 
"Some of the most interesting things happen at the borders of between disciplines." - Teena Selig, Executive Director, Stanford Technology Ventures Program
"Do it your way (that's what you're there for)." - The Universe

09 January 2012

World Migration Map


Science leads the fight for free speech

(Online Book) "Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions" by Edwin A. Abbott

McLuhan Blog Roll

http://socialmediaweek.org/  (13 - 17 February 2012)

iPhone photo sharing app : http://instagr.amhttp://instagr.am/

Comics That Push the Limits

(How to) Selling used books back on Amazon

"Every smoker knows he is a dead man on leave." - Christopher Hitchens
"Once you have seen the larger pattern, You cannot get back to seeing the part as the whole." - Ursula K. Le Guin
"Don't try to understand this now, but life is exceedingly fair." - The Universe
"As far as travel goes I've come a long way." - R.B.Wild (after Jurgen Klinsmann)
"Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity." - Tom Krause

05 January 2012

Map your moves  : a visual exploration of where New Yorkers moved in the last decade

Xtranormal Movie Maker  lets you to turn anything you type into a fully-animated CG movie (to promote a point of view.).  Via

Life on MaRS: (helped over 2,000 start-ups over 6 years) the largest startup incubator facility in Canada is expanding yet again::

Type Face – Origami

Mapping Profits: Cartography and Fine Art Investment

Author Self-Published A Hit Novel  (Without Selling Any Actual Books)

Google+ Is Not A Facebook Killer

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."- George Bernard Shaw
"Put the "U" in Gutsy" - R.B. Wild
"If you only knew how normal you were when you thought you were weird. How strong you were when you thought you were weak. And how ready you were when you thought you weren't." - The Universe
"A little of everything constitutes a whole lot of nothing." - Rene Mason
"Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people." - Martina Navratilova

03 January 2012

Pastmapper.com Is Google Maps For Time Travelers

(Map)  TED Speakers

(PearlTrees) Team Visual Thinking

Online Video Game Helps to Solve Genetic Origins of Disease

Polar Meltdown Triggers International Arctic Land Grab

Cartographic Artist : http://www.juliegladstone.com/Julie_Gladstone/Gallery.html

You Have Downloaded claims to track the IP addresses of 20% of public BitTorrent downloads.  Via

"Little wrong things, that you can get to like, can send you on the track of something new or original." - Robert Genn
"Maybe it's not the wrong thing, but only part of it?" - R.B. Wild
"All of us have to learn how to invent our lives, make them up, imagine them. We need to be taught these skills; we need guides to show us how. If we don't, our lives get made up for us by other people." - Ursula K. Le Guin
"All of us have to learn how to invent our lives, make them up, imagine them. We need to be taught these skills; we need guides to show us how. If we don't, our lives get made up for us by other people." - 
"I just had my vision checked. My hindsight was 20/20. My foresight is legally blind." - Anonymous