30 April 2012

Visual Aesthetics in human-computer interaction

Burning Man Maps

Memory Foraging: When the Brain Behaves Like a Bee


Non-Programmers May Soon Be Able To Create Apps Too

http://scienceonline2012.com/  art show


($4.5 million +++ raised) Kickstarter record

Start a small artistic hive (to become a better artist)

How Cold War Scientists Joined Forces to Conquer Polio

"Your big opportunity may be right where you are now." - Napoleon Hill
"... we understand photographs today—not as documents of reality, but as raw materials that can be endlessly refashioned." - Via
"Honor them, love them, help them, heal them, but above all else, free them (everyone, of course)." - The Universe
"If at first you don’t succeed, call it Version 1.0." - Via
"The most inspiring new art is visualized information." - WSJ

27 April 2012

(Game) "Speculation" http://speculat1on.net/http://speculat1on.net/ (video trailer)
(OCAD / York) Centre for Innovation in Information Visualization and Data-Driven Design (CIV-DDD).

(eLearning) Grad student resources

ZomeTool sculpture at Denver Art Museum

To Title, or not to Title, That is the Question

10 cut-out photographs (and acrylic sheets)

Mac Flashback Trojan: How To Check If Your Device Is Infected

"If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure." - J. Danforth Quayle
"Today's your day (yet if by its end nothing seems to have happened, it may just mean that tomorrow, for sure, will be the most amazing day of your life)." - TU
"A man hears what he wants to hear, And disregards the rest .........." - PAUL SIMON, 'THE BOXER'
"The only people who say 'money doesn't matter' have lots." - R.B.Wild
"If we are to better the future, we must disturb the present." - Catherine Booth

25 April 2012

Visual Representation

Palestine-Israel Map 2011
Typogami: A Free Animated Typeface Inspired By Origami



[Paperback] Do Less, Achieve More: Discover the Hidden Powers Giving In

(Artist) Niall McClelland : on the process and progress of his photocopy tapestries

Why Facebook is a Long-Term Loser

"Universal Rule on Decision Making... Don't make them until it's time to make them (unless you already know what you want, in which case, however, there is no decision to be made). - The Universe
"Be absurdly happy, completely fearless, and in constant trouble." F.R. Maltby
"...and I thought they were here for me, and they were." - Caine Monroy   Via
"Preparation does not take away any of the enthusiasm of the final painting. In fact, the preliminaries in color and tonal studies free up the artist for an unbridled yet focused trip to the finish." - Harley Brown
"Go beyond language. Go beyond thought." - Bodhidharma

24 April 2012

Wooden Relief Maps :http://carvedmaps.com/

The Beauty of Maps: Seeing Art in Cartography

Can geometry be pornographic?

Canadian Mathematical Society :  http://crm.math.ca/cal/en/liste.shtml

Digital Art Served ; computer graphics, matte painting, digital painting and photo manipulation.

How to Tell if a Photo is Authentic or Altered

Signs that you are overdoing the self-promotion on social media

Peace art project appears holstered

"Look for the path of least permission.":
"Making your work should come out of the need of making your work." - 
"Little else you say can change so much in the life of another as words of praise, compliments, or encouragement. And remember that some of the best pats on the back, are the ones you give yourself." - The Universe
"Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"(Apart from the immortality we get through our children), art is a reliable means of leaving something of ourselves behind." - Artist

23 April 2012

The Elements Of Navigation

Google Art Adds more Museums


Along Comes Wikipaintings : "The Most Complete And Well-Structured" Online Art Repository (Beta)

(Book)  Book of Ice: DJ Spooky’s Cross-Disciplinary Antarctica Project



Karen O in Stop the Virgens created this “psycho opera” from the ashes of an album that was never realized; a completely immersive experience that blurs the lines between opera, rock concert and gallery installation.

"You are the average of the five people you spend most time with." - Jim Rohn, motivational speaker
"The art of the past no longer exists as it once did, its authority is lost. In its place there is a language of images. What matters now is who uses that language for what purpose." -Via
"Keep living until you die." - R.B. Wild
"Some of the things that hurt us here the most, are your regrets over the past, insecurities over downtime, and self-doubts over decisions to be made." - TU
"You were born an original. Don't die a copy." - Via

20 April 2012

A Picture of Language

Marauder's Map


Technical Maze Terms

(Writer/artist)  Wyndham Lewis (Influencer of McLuhan)

Graffiti artists

(Video) : truly electric rendition of "Sweet Home Alabama

"Everything is optional, and every option holds a promise, and in every promise there's a plan for the 'best of your life'. So, whatever you chose, or may yet choose, celebrate it. Even not choosing, is choosing, and this too deserves celebrating." - TU
"It's not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it's in the happiness of pursuit." - Denis Waitley
"Whether a series of exploratory roughs, comps, a-painting-a-day, or thumbnails before a more ambitious project, sketches pave the way to professionalism." - Robert Genn
"Don't always do everything perfectly (leave room for happy accidents)." - R.B. Wild
"But art, the new, the ability to connect the dots and to make an impact--sooner or later, that can only come from one who creates, not from a teacher and not from a book." - Seth Godin

18 April 2012

Submarine Cable Map

Cartographers Talk Maps In A Digital Age

McLuhan Program In Culture and Technology

(Book Review) "Physics on the Fringe: Smoke Rings, Circlons, and Alternative Theories of Everything"

Dada and Photomontage

Making Difficult Mazes

The concentration of wealth and american decline

"I’m an associational thinker. I’m interested in the way things layer and filter." - Lewis Klahr, The Pettifogger Via
"When we have lived long enough, watched ourselves carefully enough, and learned from our mistakes, eventually we stop panicking and chasing after every "good" opportunity." - Chin-Ning Chu in "Do Less, Achieve More"
"... taking action is absolutely critical, because more than anything else, it creates expectation." - The Universe
"If you're in a race, race now, because early leads and early gains compound..." - Seth Godin
"...artists who struggle on their own generally do best." - Robert Genn

16 April 2012

Europe fuzzy borders

(Video) 100 Years in 10 Minutes

Neuroscience wants to be the answer to everything.

Kandinsky 3d

Map Cupcakes

3D Virtual Exhibitions (requires http://unity3d.com/webplayer/ )

Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) has started to regain its share of the browser market at the expense of rival browsers, particularly Mozilla's Firefox and Google Chrome.   Via

"BorderScapes ...the wall exists only to be transgressed.: - Via
"I solemnly swear that I am up to no good." - Words to reveal the map.[src]
"Your creativity is like a dam where the floodgates must be opened only at your choosing (a crack will leak the power that lies within)." - Robert Genn
"...you're always where you should be (just because you fear something doesn't mean you should avoid it... usually)." - TU
"... only the weak and defeated are called to account for their crimes." -Via

13 April 2012

(Book review)  How empires fall (including the american one)

(Paper) "Labyrinths, Mazes and the Spaces Inbetween"

(Insightful fair use mash-ups)  http://www.genderremixer.com/about/  re-combines video from ads directed at boys with audio from ads directed at girls (and vice versa) .

Watercolor Rendering OpenStreetMap

(Video)  Chris Millar Mixed-media Artist

(Sincerest Form of Parody): The Best 1950s MAD Inspired Satirical Comics.

Magazine Cover Pillowcase

"You only ever have to ride the wave of life, not create it, to be taken anywhere you dream of being." - The Universe
"An alternative is to be happy wherever you are, with whatever you've got, but always hungry for the thrill of creating art, of being missed if you're gone and most of all, doing important work." - Seth Godin
"The kernel, the soul—let us go further and say the substance, the bulk, the actual valuable material of all human utterances—is plagiarism." - Jonathan Lethem Via
"... at least one study claims that up to 80% of the human brain is wired just to interpret and remember visual data." - Via
"I'm gonna live anyhow until I die." - Johanna Billing

11 April 2012

A Timeline of Information History

‘Remasteredl’ brings the art and technology world together in a fusion of classic art and boundary-pushing technology.  Via

Google 8-Bit Maps for your old Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

(Panel Discussion Now Online) : The Case for Appropriation

Toronto City of Labyrinths Project

The forgotten art of asking questions

Jer Thorp is a generative software artist and  former geneticist, his work explores the boundaries between science, mathematics, and art using custom-written computer programs.

"When you talk, you gradually lose your need to do (each word is a brick removed from the wall of your desire)." - Robert Genn
"You Don’t Choose a Life Dad …You Live One." - The Way.(movie)
"But if you put yourself out there like that, the risk is when things don't go so well you're not going to last. Everyone blames you, and they have no one else to blame, really, because you've taken it upon yourself." - Glenn Rowe, Associate Professor (in Toronto Star 22 March)
"One man may hit the mark, another blunder; but heed not these distinctions. Only from the alliance of the one, working with and through the other, are great things born." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
 "We live in a world of yes, where possibility and innovation and the willingness to care often triumph over the masses that would rather it all just quieted down and went back to normal." - Via

09 April 2012

(Google StreetView API) Example


Fibonacci Tiling (Equilateral Triangles):

Warning: this unrealistic image has been Photoshopped    Via

How an Australian-Born Rabbi Got His 'Jewish Pop Art' on Oprah

Sideibarred at http://cyberloom.wordpress.com/ 

Dr. Seuss: 10 Life Lessons

"Always kindness prevails (no matter how things appear, nor how humbling a task, nor how unkind they've been)." - The Universe
"A fallow field is the secret of fertility. Only live where you can grow a garden." - Deng Ming-Dao 
"Perspective is always present but rarely seen." - Jamie Osborne
"You risk tears if you let yourself be tamed." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
"Successful innovation requires the meeting of the right people at the right place with just the right problem." - Via

06 April 2012


(Google Street View Projects) Amazon RainforestStone Henge, Antarctica, and ancient Japanese caves.

YouTube Video Editor  Via


Generative Art Links


Juan Gris 'mash-ups'

"If your mother does not understand what you are saying then neither do you." - Via
"The more understanding one possesses, the less there is to say, and the more there is to do." - TU
"I should tolerate the closeness of 2-3 caterpillars, if I want to get to know butterflies." - The Little Prince
"...the biggest problem in the world is that individuals experience themselves as powerless." - Lao Tzu (famous Chinese philosopher living over 2500 years ago)
"Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly; Man got to sit and wonder, 'Why, why, why?' Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land; Man got to tell himself he understand." - Kurt Vonnegut, in Cat’s Cradle

04 April 2012

(Interactive map) Noise complaints in New York City  Via

10 Places You’re Not Allowed to See on Google Maps

Fibonacci Series Tiling with Triangles


Stereographic GIFs — two static images are combined to create the illusion of motion and depth (like a Magic Eye).

How Coldcalling Deadmau5 On Twitter Earned One Artist His Big Break

Copyright troll smacked down again

"A new medium often enhances the subtler proprieties of old ones which one has so far neglected because of a standardized use. McLuhan called this paradox "the rear-view mirror effect." - Elena Lamberti (The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man (2010:xli
"Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working." - Picasso
"He who would travel happily must travel light." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"... consider taking the path less traveled, going within, and getting quiet. Being yourself, shining your light, and reaching out to others (not that they might be an alternative to living high on the hog, in the fast lane, loaded down with embarrassing wealth... but as a means to attaining these things)." - The Universe
"If you can avoid being discouraged by poverty, isolation, and obscurity, you will find an unshakable devotion that will last your entire life, and rewards will come in slow and subtle ways." - Deng Ming-Dao

02 April 2012

[Study]  Domain Names With Geo Specific Keywords Offer Local Ranking Opportunities

Could Visual Reorientation Illusions (VRIs) be 4D Related?

The Periodic Table of Presidents


How Traditional Publishing Hurts Scientific Progress

Can you see me?


"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." - The Little Prince
'The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." - Dr.Suess
"Now is your time. You have one life, and it is short. Use it powerfully. Celebrate it as a precious gift." - Matthew Kelly
"The thicker you paint, the more it flows." - John Singer Sargent
"Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius." - Bro. Albert Pike