28 September 2012

Netanyahu Red Line

...peacefully placing a clear red line 
 http://www.1-900-87... on Twitpic
Illegal rhino horn trade Map (from poacher to black market)

Philosophy of Technology 

SearchHash: Download hash-tagged tweets (as a spreadsheet)

Call for Chapters - The International Handbook of E-Learning

Starts With a Triangle

New Media Collaboration (The Boston Globe and MIT)

(Collage artist) http://camillemartin.ca/COLLAGES.php

Mysterious street artist hoaxes Downtown L.A

"Of all the joys on earth, few compare to the crowning glory of achieving against the odds, succeeding in the face of peril, or triumphing over adversity.... Yet in every such case, without exception, the poor odds, the peril, and the adversity must come first." - The Universe
"The essential path to creativity is to not be afraid to fail." - Richard Griffin
"The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated." - Ted Hughes on the Universal Inner Child, in a Moving Letter to His Son
"Stay faithful to your own discovery, leave the rest and life will take care of it." - Mooji
"Mapping is perhaps the best tool we have for looking ahead, because it provides a deep reading of the direction and momentum of our course through time: what we are, where we have come from, and therefore where we are most likely to be going." - R.B. Wild (after Ronald Wright,  A Short History Of Progress)

26 September 2012

Friendship Map : Mapping the World's Friendships (Facebook and Stamen)

Biggest shake-up of the U.S. patent system (ever)

The best interface is no interface


(New version) Google Presentations

Misinformation: Why It Sticks (And How To Fix It )

(Video Review) iOS 6

Smiley Face Turns 20

"It is one thing to praise discipline, and another to submit to it." - Miguel de Cervantes
"When you move, I move. When you reach, I reach. And when you go the extra mile, I clear the way (But not a moment sooner)." - The Universe
"Take rest; a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop." - Ovid
"Good design means as little design as possible. - Dieter Rams
"I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been." -  Wayne Gretzky, Hockey legend

24 September 2012

(Performance drawer)  Maps of Motion

Most mysterious places (in Canada)

The Mathematics Behind the Maps

SETI’s First Artist-in-Residence

Visual thinking puzzles

The Last Pictures offers a poignant lens on the miraculousness of the present moment (and the glorious insignificance of our individual existence).


"Me = who I can be without trying." - R.B. Wild
"Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short." - Adam Hochschild (1942- ), Author and Journalist
"It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference." - Tom Brokaw
"The size of your dreams has little to do with the likelihood of them coming to pass." - TU
"Humble in a humble state and great in greatness." -  Pindar, Greek lyric poet

21 September 2012

Inside Look at How Google Builds Its Maps

Time-lapse map of every nuclear explosion

(3D Laser Mapping) New Dimension Hand Held Laser Scanner
Innovation Method : Copy and Paste

Art & Science Journal ( http://www.artandsciencejournal.com/) : covers artworks that deal with themes of science, nature and technology.

Antarctic Art


(Vector drawing app)  Paintbook 3.2

(Debate) Should You Include a Date on Your Artwork?

"The humblebrag is a way to brag while also seeming humble. It's a subtle brag, a brag with a wink and a nod, the inside joke of bragging." - Jen Doll, blogger
"Success is random." - Frans Johansson, author of The Click Moment  Via
"Art is best done all in, as if everything is on the line. When the little hairs on the back of your neck stand up, you know you've committed to whatever it is you make." - Via
"The arts make vivid the fact that words do not, in their literal form or number, exhaust what we can know." - Elliot W. Eisner
"If you can make just one person smile today (if only by giving them one of yours), it just might change their entire week... which just might change their entire life." - The Universe

19 September 2012

(Map collection) 'California as Island'

Odd Things Happen When You Chop Up Cities And Stack Them Sideways

Adapting Ourselves to Adaptive Content

Steve Wozniak Hates the Patent Wars

David Byrne on How Music and Creativity Work

http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail http://artinfo.com/news/story/820008/see-zaha-hadids-venice-biennale-installation-a-blooming-tribute-to-an-obscure-german-engineer


DIY dip dyed denim  project

BioWare co-founders retire, to exit the game industry

"So go ahead and act as if your decisions are temporary. Because they are. Be bold, make mistakes, learn a lesson..." - Via
"Turtur quoque blandiatur (The turtle also has winning ways)." - Kjerkius Gennius, 36BC
"Recognition is the greatest motivator." - Gerard C. Eakedale
"You worry about the back covers, I'll worry about the front covers." - Steve Jobs
"You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." - Maya Angelou in Conversations with Maya Angelou, 1989   Via

17 September 2012

Border Bumping : (a self-professed work of dislocative media that) utilizes the contradictions of cell phone signals and networks to rework national boundaries.

Interface Aesthetics: An Introduction

Shepard Fairey (copyright) video;

(Interactive Collage Display) at Science Center  Via



Sparks to Science, Math and Tech Careers Differ among Sexes 

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Toronto Startup Ecosystem
"Life is a movement from the forgotten into the unexpected." - Loren Eisely
"Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness." - Allen Ginsberg
"Infinity is where things happen that don't." - S. Knight
"You can always change how you feel (and you can always feel whatever you like)." - The Universe "Creativity is the ability to take things and combine them." - @fredrikharen

14 September 2012

College Football Map 

Everyone loves a concealed message!

(Slideshow) Burning Man 2012


Frosted window graphics

64 Things Every Geek Should Know

Origami Fund-raising

EchoSign : electronic signature service 

"Don't play what's there, play what's not there." - Miles Davis
".. when they do their best, one day at a time, (while thinking of their dreams and not the "hows"),  looking back they find that the quick fixes, big wins, and home runs found them." - The Universe
"Not a single one of the cells that compose you knows who you are, or cares." - Dan Dennett
"Screw it, Let's Do it!" - Sir Richard Branson
"Never Bring A Gun To A Spoonfight." - @tomwaits

12 September 2012

(YouTube) Alexander the Great - Map and Journey

The Rise Of Visual Social Media


Learnist: a Pinterest for learning




Why do Galleries Get Such High Commissions?

Buy? scanner

"Go ahead want it all. (Just learn to be happy before it arrives, or you may not notice when it does.)" - The Universe
"Artists shouldn't enter competitions until they are tough enough to realize it is only opinion and not a reflection on their worth. It is equally dangerous to lull yourself into thinking you are great just because you place in a show." - Mary Moquin
"A boiled egg is hard to beat." - LexiPhile
"The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence - it is to act with yesterday's logic." - Peter Drucker
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." - Lao Tzu

10 September 2012

(Live) Flight Tracking : http://www.flightradar24.com

(Science Games)  FoldIt :

Visualization of Jerusalem’s soundscape


Big Ideas Take Time And Space

Conversations from the Toronto Art World. (Facebook)

12 Things all Starving Artists Believe

Lenticular Art

"Options multiply when insistence lessens.(And when the time is right, I'll help you choose.)" - The Universe
"There is neither painting, nor sculpture, nor music, nor poetry. The only truth is creation." - Umberto Boccioni
"Curation is replacing creation as the predominant mode of self-expression." - @ jjhnumber27  (at
"Art has no middle ground. Either it works or it doesn't. Bad art is not the enemy, mediocre art is the enemy." - Harold Town (1924-1990), 1987
"Make a work of art that looks like it was done freshly and quickly--but take a long time to do it." - Robert Genn

06 September 2012

Why Science Remains Culturally Irrelevant

(MaRS) Labs focus on problem-solving in a highly experimental fashion (recruiting a Director)

Google Presentations has added over 450 new fonts

(TEDx)  Implications of Paper Folding  Via


Death to PowerPoint!


Street art is the political warning sign that tends to appear and attract attention long before the activists actually hit the streets.

(Exhibition : 2 x 2 Solos)  Lordy Rodriguez


"I can paint you the skin of Venus with mud, provided you let me surround it as I will." - Eugene Delacroix
"To map like a madman without being mad." - R.B. Wild (after Salvador Dali)
"...  disparate elements, suddenly combining into something new, are the root of creativity." - Robert Genn
"Boredom and impatience usually just mean you aren't busy enough." - TU
"On the spectrum of creative work, the difference between the mediocre and the good is vast...The real gap is between doing nothing and doing something.” - Clay Shirky, Cognitive Surplus (via austinkleon)

04 September 2012

Mapping the Heavens (in 1693)

IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages

SketchUp Showcase :spotlight for showing off our users' work

The Mathematical Gazette readership is a mixture of school teachers, college and university lecturers, educationalists and others with an interest in mathematics.


Ten Lessons the Arts Teach

Atlas Cut-outs

Mathematics is as rich as literature

Alex McLeod’s Videos

"For some go of necessity astray, because for them there is no such thing as a right path." - Thomas Mann
"ln mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it." - Georg Cantor  Via
"Love always wins. Kindness always prevails. And smiles always disarm." - The Universe
"To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every moment of your life." - Chogyam Trungpa
"The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate." - O. Henry (Via quote.robertgenn.com )