31 January 2013

Foursquare Map (of the last 500M check-ins on its service)

Isomorphismes (different way of looking at the same things)

Investigate art and culture in videogames


Flickr Commons:  intriguing images gathered together from many places

(Bio)  http://www.dailyartfixx.com/2012/12/04/wassily-kandinsky-1866-1944/

(Definition) Trompe-l'œil (French for "deceive the eye", pronounced [tʁɔ̃p lœj]), which can also be spelled without the hyphen in English as trompe l'oeil,[1] is an art technique involving realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions.

Clean Up Your Messy Gmail with These Extensions and Services


"Museums can learn a lot from hacker culture, for example, to build exhibitions and events on the user's initiative and with simple and available resources." -  Thomas Söderqvist
"Change one thing and you change everything." - Via
"Sometimes the people who know,  don't know they know. And sometimes the people who don't know, think they do know. But you can always tell who is who, because, of course, with knowing comes tolerance, and patience, and love." - The Universe
"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention." - Oscar Wilde
"We're Losing Something In The Digital Revolution - The Ability To Forget." - Via

30 January 2013


Brave New Digital World



(Movie of Pickover's) Math Book



(Definition) "Theory of Dissipative Structures" ; when things fall apart, they eventually reorganize themselves on a higher level (if they don't first become extinct); llya Prigogine, a leading brain researcher.

"If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise." - Robert Fritz
"The master of the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which; he simply pursues his vision of excellence in whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both." - Buddha
"The wall is not around us. It’s around them."- George Ibrahim
"The best way to get a man to do something is to suggest he is too old for it." - Unknown
"Just busy yourself doing what you most want, among the choices now before you, and before long your life's purpose will find you." - TU

29 January 2013

(Map) Transit Cartograms (with the thickness of a road corresponding to the volume of Tweets sent along its path).

GEB  Lectures (1/12)

Adobe Photoshop Tutorials


Digital Artists :  http://www.dailyartfixx.com/category/art/digital/

Encaustic Style

"The Wild Men of Paris"


The 'Official' reason that WTC7 collapsed

"Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way." -  Native American Saying
"Collage is unique in its ability to organically combine things which, at first glance, are absolutely incompatible and do not represent any artistic value in themselves." - Via
"...visually representing an idea in science (is not only a way of communicating to other people, but just as important, it) is about thinking for the researcher about their work in a different way’." - Via
"The line that describes the beautiful is elliptical. It has simplicity and constant change. It cannot be described by a compass, and it changes direction at every one of its points." - Rudolf Arnheim
"I am an artist who is always looking for what is possible." - Ai Weiwei

28 January 2013

Gun Map

Humans prefer "structured variation", patterns that have some degree of symmetry and hierarchy, but which also contain variation on multiple scales.

Libre Graphics Research Unit is a traveling lab where new ideas for creative tools are developed

(Video) Algebra from the 'hood

Science-Arts Projects

Rise of the Graphic Novel


No, Guns Really Are the Issue

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far it is possible to go." - T.S. Eliot
"First, we refuse (to have our status quo threatened). Then, we get confused (trying to sort out all the new input). Then, we try to diffuse the process (by regressing or denying).  Eventually, we get infused (inundated by new insights). And, finally, we get fused (connecting with previously unrelated elements to form a new and unified whole)." - Via
"I'm not totally useless, I can be used as a bad example." - Unknown
"Here's a hint on figuring out your life's purpose; it almost never lies behind the doors marked, 'Be Practical,' 'Get Real,' or 'Nothing to Fear'!" - The Universe
"You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case." - Ken Kesey

25 January 2013

Crowd-funded (visitor traffic) Mapping Project

(Hex) http://www2.stetson.edu/~efriedma/packing.html

The image of black against white appears to wield unique metaphorical power


(Definition) 'epistemic closure' ; what happens when you only talk to other people who agree with you, and you all end up agreeing on an internally coherent set of facts and values that, objectively, are totally insane.  Via

(UK Collection) Oil Paintings are Now Online


"I always try to go the extra mile at work, but my boss always finds me and brings me back." -Unknown
"Not 'What are we going to do?' but 'Who do we intend to be?' - Max DePree
"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear." - Buddhist proverb
"And when leaving, don't forget to saunter." - TU
"Predicting the future; we tend to overestimate what will happen in five years and underestimate what happens in 10." - Tom Knight, scientist

24 January 2013

(App)  Artificial Intelligence to Automatically Edit Videos

(Definition) 'Integrative Complexity' :  being able to see things from multiple points of view, make connections between them, and integrate them into something new. 

Overview of Phi concepts and applications


(Video) http://dailyxy.com/article/why-3-d-printing-matters/

Successful Crowdfunding


Maddeningly Complex Doodle Drawings

"As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish." - François de La Rochefoucauld (Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales)
"Many receive advice but few profit from it." - Publilius Syrus (46 BC)
"... your heart isn't so large because of your wings; it's your wings that are so large because of your heart." - The Universe
"Investing is like baseball. If you want to score runs, don't study the scoreboard, study the playing field." - Warren Buffet
"... being creatively excited is an art in itself, often self-generated, and largely a matter of habit." - Robert Genn

23 January 2013

Circles in Triangles


Divergent thinking is central to the concept of creativity

What's (Really) Specific about New Media Art?

Art Of Geometry

(GigaPan-like?)  http://zoom.it/PBOx


(Book) http://www.questforfrankwild.com/

Vaughan Juried Show

"Oh Lord, give me patience, and GIVE IT TO ME NOW." - Unknown
"I am a fool, oh yes, I am confused. Other men are clear and bright.
But I alone am dim and weak. Other men are sharp and clever,
But I alone am dull and stupid. Oh, I drift like the waves of the sea,
Without direction, like the restless wind." - Lao Tzu, one of China's most revered sages

"Let the shortcomings of others inspire you to work on your own." - The Universe
"People ask me, how do I get my ideas? I can only reply that I don't need ideas, I need metal." - www.vanorbeek.com
"Don't go through life, grow through life." - Eric Butterworth

22 January 2013

Mapping A History Of The World (And Our Place In It) 


Laws of Pattern Abundance Distribution

Historic Sports Audio Recordings

Camouflage Artwork

Famous Minecraft-themed parody of Gangnam Style, “Minecraft Style,” was taken down from YouTube

I was here: http://gallery.bridgesmathart.org/exhibitions/2012-joint-mathematics-meetings  (if I paid the shipping)


"One can’t love humanity, one can only love people." - Graham Greene
"The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins." - Bob Moawad
"The call to arms permits a facile eloquence; it is easier to lead men to combat and to stir up passions than to temper then to urge them to the patient labours of peace." - Andre Gide
"Life rewards effort exponentially.  No matter how small the effort, nor how daunting the odds." - The Universe
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others'." - Nelson Mandel

21 January 2013


How to setup and start using your new iPhone, iPad, or iPad mini

A 3D-printed Cookie

Map Art

Crowdsourcing a cancer cure

The Value of Confusion

DND Canadian Forces Artists Program (the current incarnation of a program that decades earlier sent the likes of A.Y. Jackson, David Milne, Alex Colville and Jack Shadbolt to Europe to document the First and Second World Wars).

When Aristotle first explained the concept of “hamartia” in Poetics, he probably didn’t know just how many hero and villain stories would be driven forward by fatal flaws in character, judgment or planning. 


"Action is the foundational key to all success." - Pablo Picasso 
"If you wait too long for the perfect moment, the perfect moment will pass you by." - Author Unknown
"To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone." - Reba McEntire
"Thoughtfulness pays big dividends (HUGE! in more ways than one)." - The Universe
"When you have one eye on the goal, you only have one eye on the path." - Zen Master

18 January 2013

(Video) Tony Buzan; "The Power of a Mind to map".

 Wolfram Demo Projects Art

"Originality" refers to "coming from someone as the originator/author" (insofar as it somehow reflects the author's personality)

Koch snowflake in just one cut

plate steel + a laser cutter + a passion for geometry + some spare time + a great imagination



Negotiating With Gun Advocates Just Gives Them More Ammunition

"Understanding the junk in creativity's trunk is crucial to understanding where creativity comes from." - Via
"I am realistic - I expect miracles." - Wayne Dyer
"No one ever said you have to always be reasonable (nor practical, prudent, or perfect)." - The Universe
"Of the original phenomena, light is the most enthralling.” - Leonardo da Vinci
"How do territorial borders influence human behaviour and thinking...?" - Via

17 January 2013


(Shanghai) Asia-Pacific Visual Arts Delegation

Google 2012 Doodle Collection

[Hardcover Book]  Secrets of Triangles: A Mathematical Journey 

(Movie) http://www.flatlandthemovie.com/

Sound Collage  (sampling of the musicians who died in 2012)


"One needs to have chaos in order to give birth to a dancing star." - Friedrich Nietzsche
"Mandelbrot would never say that an image was a proof, but an image would lead to conjecture, open up the imagination, and then you could prove something with formulas." - Via
"(Predicting the future) We tend to overestimate what will happen in five years and underestimate what happens in 10." - Tom Knight, scientist 
"In all things always and forever, simply wish the best for all involved, without stating what you think that is. And then, whatever does happen, no matter what happens, know that it was." - The Universe
"Price is what you pay; value is what you get." - Ben Graham  Via

16 January 2013

The Evolution of the Illustrated Prezis

(Past project) http://socialdifference.columbia.edu/projects/borders-and-boundaries

(National Film Board of Canada feature animated film) 'WALL', written by British playwright David Hare, which explores both sides of the Israel/Palestine separation barrier. Acerbic, challenging, and visually stunning, WALL is a unique look at the history and philosophy of the separation barrier that divides Israel and Palestine (director and animator Cam Christiansen, and senior animator Price Morgan)


The Art World Game Changers of 2012

Contemporary Surrealist artist

"Sweat of the brow" is an intellectual property law doctrine (chiefly related to copyright law).

Online Art Supplies

(Shackleton's right-hand man) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Wild

"It is no disgrace to start all over. It is usually an opportunity." - George Matthew Adams
"Your mere presence has always been enough for the birds to sing, the waves to roll, and the sun to shine (... so why do you ever feel you should be more?)." - TU
"What works good is better than what looks good, because what works good lasts." - Ray Eames
"Where the world ceases to be the scene of our personal hopes and wishes, where we face it as free beings admiring, asking and observing, there we enter the realm of Art and Science." - Albert Einstein
"If no mistake you have made, yet losing you are… A different game you should play." - Yoda

15 January 2013

(Interactive Mind Map) Fields of Mathematics

Laser-Cut Wood Maps

Artists 4 Genomics Award

BitTorrent Zeitgeist: What People Searched for in 2012

(Audio) 'Dividing Line' : psychologically, we may feel the need to steel ourselves for the leap from the commonplace to the unknown; http://nula.cc/56275  (stream: http://soundcloud.com/nulacc/56275-dividing-line )

Trampled Snow Art




"Effectively what they’re doing is focusing on some parts of information in the world and ignoring others." - Via
"The best path to happiness is learning to change as rapidly as life does." - Don Miguel Ruiz
"We humans are living beings; we are fragile, irrational and unpredictable- just like life itself; though, we sometimes need to remind ourselves that this is the case." - Oron Catts (reading of project ’2.6g 329m/s’, a BioArt project by Artist Jalila Essaidi )
"Haven't things always changed fast for you?" - TU
"The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice." - Ernest Hemingway, American author

14 January 2013

Fractal Polygon Tiler

Top Ten GIS Stories of 2012

MoMath: Manhattan's Museum of Mathematics opens

(Tutorial) Map artwork to 3D surfaces with Illustrator

How artists and scientists collaborate

How to Follow-Up (and Close More Art Sales)


Interactive T-shirts

"Work is more fun than fun." - Noel Coward
"You don’t have to do it right. You just have to do something." - Via
"Anger is always a signal from your higher self that it's time for a reality check." - TU
"The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure." - Sven Göran Eriksson
"The messy artist puts her need for order into her art. Beauty, uniqueness, and personal joy are the result." - Robert Genn

11 January 2013

New Views of Earth at Night



(Toronto startup) 's brain-sensing headband 'Muse' is funded and set to go! On the 's blog

[Hardcover] Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything

 The Grand Unified Theory On The Economics Of Free

Contemporary French painter

(Video) The art of domino toppling

"Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." - Via
"Many come close, yet few dare so boldly, to live without judgment, to give without expecting, and to love for no reason." - The Universe
"We should be mapping information that in some ways has been historically unmappable because it is 1) not valued or is 2) actively seen as threatening or is 3) simply too hard to map using traditional tools." - Anselm Hook
"As a university president, Hutchins began by raising hell first with one aspect of education, then with another, and finally with everything and everybody." - Max Weismann
"It's a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." - Winston Churchill

09 January 2013


http://www.zefrank.com/snowflake/ Maker (3D rotate)

Art for the Geographically Inclined

Researchers have been using a visual approach to understand the brain for centuries

(Java Applet)   http://mbostock.github.com/d3/talk/20111018/force-states.html




War Art

"If you don't know, say so (It's a simple statement that enhances credibility)." - W. Brett Wilson
"We need to understand the difference between location and place. Computers and mobiles are very good at location, but we describe where we are as place, where culture meets location." - Matt Jones
"Most "breakthroughs" in life are really 'break-withs'.Create a break with the mediocrity or mistakes of the past." - Davis-Ward
"I had to figure out painting by myself." - Alex Katz (Via video interview)
"Letting go is always easier than holding on. And it's how the new stuff will find you." - The Universe

07 January 2013

Can't Lose 

Slavery / Racism / Election Maps

Overall Search Top 10 of 2012 

Datamoshing (also know as Compression Artifacting), is a video editing technique that falls under the category of Glitch Art (involves the creation of intentional glitches that blur the borders between video frames, causing images to bleed into each other rather than having one cut cleanly to another).  Files  


Art Experiment Published In International Physics Journal

(Definition) 'genius loci' : (In Roman antiquity the concept of ) spirit of place, was meant to refer to the protective atmosphere of a particular site or location.  The spirit of a place is like its most basic, essential character, a tangible atmospheric quality that is hard to put into words.  Via

Geometric Artworks

"If America is deeply divided, that chasm is only as wide as the dinner table. We all live in purple states." - Ryan Carlyle
 "People who are up to Great Work have more nail-biting experiences than those who aren't; it's just part of the territory of learning, impact and innovation." - Jamie Broughton
"Real artists ship." - Steve Jobs, 1983
"God sees the big picture. When He removes someone from your life -- let them go." - #TheSW
"He who wonders discovers that this in itself is a wonder." - M. C. Escher

03 January 2013

Apple Maps problem sourced

Google Type uses the search result for each letter as a character for its typeface.

(Video) Reverse Origami

How to make a Cinemagraph (with Photoshop and After Effects)

Dream Cartography is a modification of Dream Journaling 

MIT establishes Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST)

Martin Dodge is still going strong

'Reverse robbery' – there to “forcibly stock” stores with their product

Official Top Ten Spiritual Ways to Discover Your Purpose and Shine Your Light, are...
1. Start anywhere. 
2. Show up.
3. Take action.
4. Lean into it.
5. Keep busy.
6. Ask for help.
7. Get out more.
8. Shake more hands.
9. Give more hugs.
10. Don't stop.


"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." - Edgar Degas
"Life is a series of interruptions interrupted by interruptions." - @pickover
"Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be." - Daniel J. Boorstin
"Following your heart is the best way to help others." - TU
"The greater one’s science, the deeper the sense of mystery." - Vladimir Nabokov, novelist and lepidopterist