30 July 2012

(Water-colored) Map

(Online Book)  Area Cartograms: Their Use and Creation

Parsons Journal for Information Mapping

The Disillusionment of Math

You Suck at Infographics

Banksy street art honoring? Olympics
The Great Philosophers And The Music They Made

Netflix has secured the exclusive rights to stream the final reunion season of Arrested Development in 2013 as a lead-in for the upcoming movie (serving as a way to catch up with the series’s memorable characters).

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." - Rumi
"My whole outlook upon life is determined by one question: How can we recognize the shackles tradition has lain upon us? For when we recognize them, we are also able to break them." - Franz Boas, The Shackles of Tradition'
"Performing miracles isn't a matter of doing the impossible, it's a matter of redefining the possible." - The Universe
"Why does every field of human endeavor yearn to be a science and/or profession?" - R.B. Wild
"Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it." - Lao Tzu

27 July 2012

Dream Cartography (Is it so powerful?)

The Origami Castle

Photoplasty Archive: http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty


How to Create a Tattoo Stencil Flash Design with any Picture (Using Photoshop)

(Free eBook) Control Your Dreams

Fractal Writing Style

"When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds." - LexiPhile
"When there is ease and simplicity in your life, it's because earlier you learned a lot. When there is resistance and obstacles in your life, it's because there's even more to learn (and learning even more is pretty much the main reason everyone is still there?." - The Universe
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." - ‏@Rasiej
"I cry out for order and find it only in my wild collage art." - R.B.Wild (after Helen Hayes)
"I don't kill flies but I like to mess with their minds. I hold them above globes. They freak out and yell, 'Whoa, I'm way too high!' " - Bruce Baum

25 July 2012

(eLearning platform) Maps Charting the Hypergrid

What Does The internet Look Like?

Is math inherently part of the structure of the universe?

(Quixote Map) not completely forgotten

(When Art, Apple and the Secret Service Collide:) ‘People Staring at Computers

(Slideshow) Geometry Lab

Distribution of colours in movie posters

"Water memory" - a myth that wouldn't die

"I planted some bird seed. A bird came up. Now I don't know what to feed it." - Steven Wright
"It is human nature that we want to see what is hidden by what we see." - Rene Magritte
"You're living a temporary life in a temporary world, where nothing makes you less, everything makes you more, and no one is truly 'done' until everyone is done." - The Universe
"Good art is a lot like complex thinking made visual." - R.B. Wild (after Edward Tufte)
"Boldness has genius, power and magic. Engage, and the mind grows heated. Begin, and the work will be completed." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

23 July 2012

Escher Grids 

The Definition Of Science

Create Your Own Smartphone App – No Coding Knowledge Required


Are scientist-artist collaborations helping you in any way?

(Re/Mix)  "That's Not My Map"

(Side-barred) Maps + Guides to Other Worlds (both 'real' + 'virtual')

Canada's Arctic push: Left out in the cold?

"Why is it that when we talk to God we're said to be praying, but when God talks to us we're schizophrenic?" - Lily Tomlin
"How foolish we are not to recognize what we are best fitted for and can perform, not only with ease but with pleasure, as masters of the craft." - Andrew Carnegie
"There are always (at least) two schools of thought.? - R.B. Wild
"Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will go through life thinking it is stupid." - Albert Einstein
"Want to move a mountain? Befriend it." - The Universe

20 July 2012

What is Cartesian dualism?

Caught Mapping, a 1940 educational film  on how road maps are drawn, field-checked and printed.

Google Webmaster Tools: An Overview

(Software) Painter 12 (Windows/Mac)

Teach Yourself Synesthesia! (Or At Least Give Your Brain A Good Workout)

Why You Should Collect Art by Emerging Artists

(Talk)"Making Money for Artists"

(Brian Loube) Lenticular photographer

"In order to BE the best, you have to BEAT the best." - Coach Chamb
"There's a conflict between the visible that is hidden and the visible that is present." - Rene Magritte
"Be not satisfied with pat answers and simplistic solutions. The world is remarkably diverse, complex, fascinating and chronically in need of questioning. Questions, while never fully answered, turn observations into opportunities." - Robert Genn
" Top 10 ways people give away their power:
1. Asking others what they should do.
2. Thinking God decides who gets what.
3. Worrying about how their dream will come true.
4. Thinking they have dues to pay.
5. Attaching to unimportant details and outcomes.
6. Believing in soul mates.
7. Thinking karma or spiritual contracts are absolute.
8. Fear of anything, especially falling in love.
9. Waiting for their ducks to line up before acting.
10. Choosing to be unhappy." -  The Universe
"Well cheese and crackers Jimmy, aren't you supposed to cut some stuff out?" - Via

18 July 2012

121 Megapixel Earth

(The Magic Sierpinski Triangle) Order dependent on randomness

Visual Search for Supporting Content Exploration in Large Document Collections

(Example) Projection Mapping (The building deformations and figures were controlled by the audience, using a microphone and an audio analysis algorythm.)

If You Win An Arts Award In Canada, No One Cares. Why?

Animated GIFs

Making Old-Fashioned Lenticular Images from Your Photos

Referenced at :  http://mrwilliamsmaths.wordpress.com/2010/02/08/great-map-fibonacci-zoom/

"If only you do not try to utter what is unutterable then nothing gets lost. And the unutterable will be contained in what has been uttered." - Wittgenstein (remarked about language)
"The best opportunities appear when we are least prepared for them." - R.B. Wild
"I consider it one of the highest honors in the land to be 'Simpsonized.' To me it's the American equivalent of being knighted by the Queen of England.” - Robbie Conal
"The older the soul, the softer the glance, the quicker the smile and the sooner to say 'I love you'. Utterly fearless," - The Universe
"The very asking of the question, 'what causes stuff to have mass?', has more profound implications for understanding reality than when Isaac Newton first noticed that gravity was a thing." - Via

16 July 2012

Gotham City In 3D (Or Traditional) Online Map Form

3D printing will change our world

The Best Google Features You’re Probably Not Using

Why Is Artspeak So Full Of Hype? (Does Anyone Believe It?)

(Qualcomm shipped a new) contextual awareness platform for cell phones.

(Sample) art time-lapse video

The 'Before I Die' project

BlogRolled at toponymia.wordpress.com

"What do people mean when they say the computer went down on me?" - Marilyn Pittman
"It's not my art, but my mind that's on display." - R.B. Wild (after Gary Holland)
"The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is the knowledge of our own ignorance." - Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790 (American Statesman, Inventor, Scientist)

"One of life's most elusive lessons is that there's nothing, ever, to be unhappy about (unless, of course, you lose sight of the big picture, think the illusions are real, or forget there's no such place as far away)." - The Universe
"God is in the details." - Ludwig Mies van der Roh

13 July 2012

SpiderMan Map

4-Dimensional Typography (One Letter With Different Perspectives)

Origami iPhone Speaker

Startups that Catalyze Science
(Essay) Pixels to Paint

Rousseau: An Ideal Philosopher For The Facebook Generation
(How To) Save your MobileMe content to your computer

eCommerce PayPal Invoicing 

"What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate." - Cool Hand Luke
"Everything we see hides another thing." -  Rene Magritte, Belgian surrealist (1898-1964)
"No one can see into your mind (but your thoughts eventually become things)." - TU
"Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well, too." - Joseph Storey
"The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel." - Piet Mondrian (1872 - 1944)

11 July 2012

Using Magnetic Variation for Indoor Mapping

The Higgs Boson: Why You Should Care About the God Particle (And, Sadly, Why You Don't)


Math Anxiety? Scientists Have It Too

Superstars of American street art:
- Kenny Scharf came up in the East Village art scene in the 1980's and covered the walls at last year's amazing "Art in the Streets" show in L.A
- Ron English hacks popular brand images (think "Super Size Me" posters and 2008's groovy "Abraham Obama"), and favors billboards
- Shepard Fairey
- Robbie Conal is the genre's outlaw godfather — a whip-smart, wisecracking political satirist who's been wheat-pasting posters of white-collar bad guys (remember CONTRA DICTION and Cheney as the Energizer bunny?)

Making Lenticular Images from Your Photos

A Brief History of Rock N’ Roll (In 100 Riffs)

Why Boredom Is Good for Your Creativity

"He had a photographic memory which was never developed." - LexiPhile
"Herewith, some paintings that verge into kooky territory. That is to say, it’s hard to know exactly what they’re trying to say but the effort bears paying attention to: ... "maps" featuring cubes, chains and various geometric structures by Ron Wild." - http://www.dilettantesdiary.com/id208.html
"It's not the steps that matter but the path. And the path will take care of itself when you keep focused on your destination." - The Universe
"In the attempt to make scientific discoveries, every problem is an opportunity;  and the more difficult the problem, the greater will be the importance of its solution." - E.O. Wilson (Advice to young scientists)
"Idle dreaming is often of the essence of what we do." - Thomas Pynchon

09 July 2012

10 Free Map UI PSDs
Hexagonal circle packings  Gallery

http://www.rhino3d.com/ (modeling tool for designers)

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
"There will always be persuasive reasons not to take a risk. But if you only do what worked in the past, you will wake up one day and find that you've been passed by." - Clayton Christensen
"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

05 July 2012

Google Maps Coordinate

Mapping Utopia

What’s a Boson?

Fortuna was the goddess of fortune and personification of luck in Roman religion.

(Slide Show) Cubism : Photo Montage
(Paper Artist)  http://marshallalexander.net/

Have you fallen into the “busy” trap?

Tom Brokaw Explains Canada To Americans 

"The ideas of your friends are not always the friends of your ideas." - vgr@ribbonfarm.com
"Courageous, outrageous, audacious, bodacious--where art thou?" - Robert Genn
"The secret to productivity in so many fields — and in origami — is letting dead people do your work for you." - Robert Lang
"The best way to forgive, is not to blame." - The Universe
"There is sky enough for every vision." - Follows Bear

03 July 2012

How Maps Can Tell Stories

(Flickr Photo Maps) Buenos Aires and Santiago in a new style

Mathematicians propose periodic table of shapes

How new concepts and ideas are accepted, delayed, or rejected under various conditions of human societies

aakkozzll (App demo)  Normal Distribution Curve

Is the Internet an Arbiter of Peace?

(Comment) Disruptive innovation

An iPad Case That Folds Like Origami

"Paintings, like bars of gold, are assets of investment and hoarding; a treasury that may span generations." - Robert Genn
"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated'" - John Donne Via
"Do you have any idea of how fast things can change for the better?" - TU
" La propriété, c'est le vol! (Property is theft!)" - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (nineteenth century French anarchist and mutualis)  Via
"Chaos breeds life when order breeds habit."  - Henry Brooks Adams