29 June 2012


Bing has added thousands of "Venues" to its mapping offerings to help users navigate shopping malls, airports, convention centers, museums, parks, racecourses, racetracks, and stadiums.

(Guy Debord +)  Neighborhood Maps

The best iPad apps of 2012 (so far)

Internet is spherical with a dense core

(TED Talk) Newest kind of origami -- using math and engineering principles to fold mind-blowingly intricate designs that are beautiful and, sometimes, very useful.

( Harpers Magazine article) "The Ecstasy of Influence"  (by Jonathan Lethem) on reuse in art and literature.

(For Beginners) How to Transfer Files to Your iPhone or iPad

The Real Story Behind Apple’s ‘Think Different’ Campaign

"Like the laboratory, the studio is a domain of imaginative possibilities--as near to 'creation' as mankind is likely to go." - Robert Genn
"Curation = creation" - R.B. Wild
"For every setback, disappointment and heartbreak, ask yourself, 'What does this create the opportunity for?' (And therein you will find its gift.)." - The Universe
"Never let your past experiences harm your future. Your past can not be altered and your future does not deserve the punishment!" - ?
"If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original." - Ken Robinson

25 June 2012

On Art + Science in Web Cartography

An Algorithm is Not a Map

(TED Talk) How algorithms shape our world

(Worldwide) Geometric Signs Chart

(International) Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications

Snowflakes and Icebergs

Canadians Changed The Copyright Debate

(Official) Blogger blog and Google+ page
 
"If you hire a tradesmen with a big box of tools, don't leave yours lying around (like his previous customers did)." - R.B. Wild
"The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder." - Alfred Hitchcock (on the art of brevity)
"Artists are manufacturers of wealth." - Salvador Dali
"The more challenges one faces today, the more "Whoohooo's!" "Yeehaaa's!" and "Holy Batman's!" tomorrow." - TU
"Beware of a man’s shadow and a bee’s sting." - Burmese proverb

22 June 2012

Google Testing New Navigation Interface

Social LandMark Map

http://indiemaps.com/projects/openlayers-dymaxion/examples/world_dymaxion.html

Play with space-filling curves here

(Webinar) Introduction to No Limits Mind Mapping

What is the difference between analytic cubism and synthetic cubism?

Roswell UFO incident (originates with a U.S. Army press release on 8 July 1947)

Why Scammers Say They're From Nigeria
 
"Most artists work all the time. Especially the good ones. (I mean, what else is there to do?)" - David Hockney
"Police were called to a day care where a three-year-old was resisting a rest." - LexiPhile
"I think the next century will be the century of Complexity." - Stephen Hawking
"Funny how some folks think that avoiding challenges will bring them peace? As if the peace they now know didn't come from earlier challenges that were faced, and mastered." - The Universe
"Each medium, if its bias is properly exploited, reveals and communicates a unique aspect of reality, of truth. Each offers a different perspective, a way of seeing an otherwise hidden dimension of reality." ‐ Carpenter, E. (1960). The new languages. In E. Carpenter & M. McLuhan (Eds.), Explorations in Communication: An anthology. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.

20 June 2012

Something about Maps

World Freedom Atlas

Stephen Hawking (Map) is keeping his eyes on the ... Nobel Prize

(Author: Ian Hacking)  http://www.nepistemology.com/docs/autonomy_of_statistical_law.pdf 

Infographic Resumes (an escalating trend)


Grafitti artist at work:

A. MICHAEL NOLL : 50th Anniversary of His Digital Computer Art

EARTH AND HER SPECIAL PLACES

"The path to Great probably doesn't pass through Good." - R.B. Wild
"Traditional science contradicts religion both in its determinism and its rejection of causes that cannot be seen and measured. But a new school of thought in science does something very different. It regards natural processes as a combination of chance and necessity, with the former holding priority over the latter." -  (Monod 1971; Eigen and Winkler 1981)  Via
"There are only two types of dreams; those that have come true, and those that are coming true." -The Universe
"New research shows that organic food makes people more judgmental and less likely to help others." - Brain Blogger
"To write with a broken pencil is pointless." -LEXIPHILE

18 June 2012

Infographic Contest Album.

Google Maps heading to new directions

(Map) The 100-Mile Book Diet

http://www.wfs.org/content/printable-houses-and-future-opportunity-therein

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pictures_Generation featured prominent art stars from the nineteen eighties such as Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo, David Salle, Richard Prince, Jack Goldstein and Sherrie Levine (as well as their artistic predecessors such as John Baldessari)... privileged the processes of quotation, excerption, framing and staging... ‘Pictures’ was an apt way to describe their images, which were predominantly inspired by, or culled from newspapers, advertisements, film and television and that were increasingly becoming the signifiers of reality. Review

Amazing works have been chiseled onto various derelict buildings around Europe

Photoshop CS6 Content-Aware Saves Hours of Editing

Amplify the positive outliers

"Who controls the past controls the future." - George Orwell
"... the only way anyone could get anything done, would be if they held onto and moved with their vision in thought, word, and deed, even when present circumstances appeared ABSOLUTELY unchanged for their efforts. " - TU 
"Whatever advice you give, be brief." -  Quintus Horatius Flaccus (generally know as Horace), Roman lyric poet
"Something should be said about figures and signs whose significance is obscure and which often float in an atmosphere of pure symbolism or abstraction." - Graziosi  Via
"No heroic measures could ever surpass sustained tinkering." - R.B. Wild

14 June 2012

Geometric Signs + Symbols (in Rock Art)

New Media Festival, Los Angeles

10 Steps To Designing An Amazing Infographic

http://virtualmathmuseum.org/mathart/MathematicalArt.html

So where exactly is the division between art and science

(Book) Wanderlust: A History of Walking

The Best of Earth As Art

How (and Why) to Buy In to High-End Art

"Perhaps the greatest paradox of all is that there are paradoxes in mathematics." -  Edward Kasner & James Newman Mathematics and the Imagination, 1940
"Generally, typically, and most of the time, it's those who consider themselves to be the least spiritually mature who are the most, and vice versa." - The Universe
"Did you hear about the fellow whose whole left side was cut off? He's all right now." - Lexi Phile
"I wanted it to be great." - The Procrastinator's Motto
"Arts and cultural managers don't have a uniform. And I'm not saying that they should. But there are functions and benefits of a uniform that we might want to consider for our work." - Andrew Taylor

13 June 2012

(NYT) Everyone’s Lives, in Pictures

(10-year-old) maps the interestingness of Avengers character

Information Overload Is Not a New Problem

The Fractal Dimension of ZIP Codes

(Essay)  http://om.co/2012/04/05/the-of-course-principle-of-design/of-course-principle-of-design/of-course-principle-of-design/

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/01/07/must-read-map-books/

Why Do We Care About Abstraction?

Selling your art at art shows

"The more you need the money, the more people will tell you what to do. The less control you will have." - Via 
",,,simply acting for the sake of acting (otherwise known as creative destruction), and choosing churn over stability, is central to life." - Via
"Sometimes you just have to jump out the window and grow wings on the way down." - Ray Bradbury
"The good is the enemy of the great." - Norman Mailer, 'The Time of our Time'
"Life's magic is a lot like a swift flowing river; no matter how long you've overlooked it or unwittingly swam against it, the instant you stop struggling you're back in the flow." - TU
Call (2012 International Workshop on) Visual Languages and Computing

(Infographic) It's All About The Images

A Random Walk with Pi

(Video series)  Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters by David Hockney


http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/01/07/must-read-map-books/must-read-map-books

What Color is the Perfect Triangle?

IAIN BAXTER&amp

Selling your art at art shows
 
"The more you need the money, the more people will tell you what to do. The less control you will have." - Via 
"... simply acting for the sake of acting (otherwise known as creative destruction), and choosing churn over stability, is central to life." - Via
"Sometimes you just have to jump out the window and grow wings on the way down." - Ray Bradbury
"The good is the enemy of the great." - Norman Mailer, 'The Time of our Time'
"Life's magic is a lot like a swift flowing river; no matter how long you've overlooked it or unwittingly swam against it, the instant you stop struggling you're back in the flow." - TU

12 June 2012

Mapping European Stereotypes

http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/press/11-12/mathartproject.html

In what ways do the Greek myths inspire our explorations?

Domains where the dynamics of language can be studied successfully


tweet2hold at SMWTO from Dylan Reibling on Vimeo.

(Video) Interactive Floors

The Art of Polymer Clay

The Virtues of Daydreaming

"People only see what they are prepared to see." - Ralp Waldo Emerson, American author/poet, 1803 - 1882
"Little hours and days a big month make." - R.B. Wild
"There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction." - John F. Kennedy
"One of the most stringent conditions all angels must meet, is that they must not allow themselves to feel hurt or rejected by the choices made by others, no matter how much they've done for them nor how great their love." - The Universe
"The Aleph?" I repeated. "Yes, the only place on earth where all places are -- seen from every angle, each standing clear, without any confusion or blending..." - Jorge Luis Borges, the aleph


08 June 2012

Maps of Seven Deadly Sins in America

(Artistic interpretation) Donald Coxeter's 'My Graph'

Fractal Artist

The Encampment A unique form of archaeology turns a historic site into sculpture on a grand scale, evoking the War of 1812’s personal toll. (June 8-2)

Transmedia 101 Workshop

Make Geometric Photo Art

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/frontal-cortex/2012/06/brain-experiments-why-we-dont-believe-science.html

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

"Do you think the most stunning, celebrated, and adept dancer in the entire world, could become so by only ever dancing to the most brilliant, illuminating, and clever music in the world? (or would they freak, hip-hop, and tango to every riff, beat, and la-bamba within earshot?)" - The Universe
"I have no time for lies or fantasy and neither should you. Enjoy or die." - Johnny Rotten
"Dada has never claimed to have anything to do with art." - Max Ernst, 1920
"We need to learn to love the flawed, imperfect things that we create, and to forgive ourselves for creating them. Regret doesn’t remind us that we did badly — it reminds us that we know we can do better.” - Kathryn Schulz
"There are moments in a day and in our lives when we seem to see beyond the usual. Such are the moments of our greatest happiness." - Robert Henri

06 June 2012

The Science of Einstein (on the Beach)

3D Architectural Concepts

(iPad Magazine)  http://wondereur.com/what-is-wondereur/

(Evolving installation) of collaged screen and digital prints, assembled to evoke a busy commercial street

http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/mathed/

(Art / Sci Collaboration) CHROMOSOME PAINTING

 http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty/

How to transfer files from Windows to the iPad
 
"The true dadas are against Dada." - First International Dada Fair poster, 1919
"Libraries were never warehouses of books. They have been and always will be centers of learning. Their central position in the world of learning makes them ideally suited to mediate between the printed and the digital modes of communication.” – Robert Darnton, The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future Source: Thomas H. Benton, Marian the Cybrarian, The Chronicle of Higher Education 5/20/2010. 
"When you realize that by changing your perspective, big things can be seen as little things, it becomes much harder to worry about anything." - The Universe
"On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog." - The New Yorker
"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true." - James Branch Cabell

05 June 2012

Library of data visualization tools : http://selection.datavisualization.ch/

(Maps) United States and Canada 1810

Protein Folding : http://www.prionmeeting.ca/ 

Media Art Show

(Animation) Money Exchange Models

[Pics]Origami Street Art; (Papers The Buildings) via PSFK: http://www.psfk.com/2012/05/origami-street-art.html#ixzz1wSJlx6mr
cartographicperspectives.wordpress.com is no longer available.(The authors have deleted this blog).

Copyright Complaint CAN'T Kill the Rickroll

"With journal sketching a great deal of work can be accomplished in a rather short period of time. Speed is key, and speed comes from practice." - Don Getz
"Even you, Paul, can be in only one place at one time." - Erdős's mother:"
"In principle I am against manifestos, as I am also against principles." - Tristan Tzara, 1919
"Look at nature, work independently, and solve your own problems." - Winslow Homer
"There is no such thing as 'on the way out' as long as you are doing something interesting." - Louis Armstrong

04 June 2012

(Interactive Map) Active nuclear sites (and the 50-mile evacuation zones)

Mapping the cultural neighborhood of a blog

 http://geneticsofpolygons.org/ 

Radiolab : radio show and podcast weaving stories and science into sound and music-rich documentaries (has a remix contest)

(TimeLine)  http://www.dipity.com/StevePro/Steve-Jobs-Life-and-Career/

Single frame (animation) movie

Biggest survey of contemporary Canadian art ever held in the United States (maybe even the world)

(SubtleTech) Burke Brown : http://aakkozzll.com/

"Hofstadter’s Law: It always take longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law." - Naomi Karten
"Like everybody else, you too can be unique. Just keep shuffling.' - Card Colm
"Before Dada was there, there was Dada." - Hans Arp, 1919
"...The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." - T.D.Roosevelt (in his speech 'Citizenship In A Republic' delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910)  Via
"We need to aim for quality in whatever genre or style currently attracts us." - Louis Armstrong

01 June 2012

MyMetroMap creates original art prints in the style of transport network maps.

Symmetry Variations

The Great Brain Mapping Debate

Yahoo's Axis offers visual results to search requests

(Recommended) Science-Art magazines or websites

(Case Study) Video Art in the Digital Era

52-track version of The World of Nat King Cole

http://www.eipiphiny.org/mehme.shtml

"The very best moment in any long journey that makes your dreams come true ... the day you realize how little they matter compared to loving the adventure they've inspired." - The Universe
"No one becomes a generally educated human being in school and college, or even in the graduate schools of our universities." - Mortimer Adler
"Everybody can Dada." -Dada-Fair, Berlin, poster, 1919
"Before any sight and any object, abandon yourself to your first impression. If you have really been touched, you will convey to others the sincerity of your emotion." - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
"Begin--to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished." - Marcus Aurelius  Via