28 February 2013

Folding Architecture: Origami-Inspired Buildings

Primates' and Human Brain Uses a Triangler Grid to Represent Space

Watch Out for Mind Mappers

Why MANY smart people have trouble communicating their ideas


Vasarely set out the founding principles of kinetic art in his famous Manifeste Jaune (Yellow Manifest)


How to Approach an Art Gallery With your Work

The Canada Council for the Arts working in conjunction with NSERC   Via

Is Your Google Analytics Code Up to Date?
"Good business is the best art." - Andy Warhol
"Success is not the key to happiness, Happiness is the key to success." - Albert Schweitzer
"If you don't get what you want, it's a sign either that you did not seriously want it, or that you tried to bargain over the price." - Rudyard Kipling, English writer (1865 - 1936)
"Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles..." - Mandelbrot
"In order to see birds, it is necessary to become a part of the silence." - Robert Lynd (1879-1949)

27 February 2013

Cyclic cellular automaton

Origami Tessellations and Islamic Design

(Proposal) Art, Science, Centre de Rencontre

(Making of) Pixelated de-construction art (9x16 squares - 6 'layers')

Paper Map Sculptures

Get-Off-Antarctica Origami Puzzle

The practice of successful creative collaboration

Iannis Xenakis : composer, architect and visionary

Great ways to display wall art


"Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win." - Jonathan Kozol
"It will."Picasso (his response when told his portrait of Gertrude Stein did not look like her)
"It was hard getting over my addiction to the Hokey Pokey. But I’ve turned myself around and that’s what it’s all about." -?
"Just knowing that good things are now happening for you behind the curtains of time and space, which will soon spill into your life, is enough to make good things start happening for you. (Always know this. Because they are.)" - The Universe
"Water is the driving force in nature.” - Leonardo da Vinci

26 February 2013

Men and Women Explore the Visual World Differently

3D Printing Pen (Lets you Draw Sculptures in Real Time)

What Innovators Can Learn from Artists

The Importance of Frustration in the Creative Process

Wampum belts were used to record events and memories. The use of patterns and symbols were a method of storytelling.

Math Artist

Hellraisers: A Graphic Biography


BNMI has morphed into  http://www.banffcentre.ca/film-media/media-research/


" I've accidentally swallowed some Scrabble tiles. My next crap could spell disaster." - ?
"All artistic discoveries are discoveries not of likenesses but of equivalencies which enable us to see reality in terms of an image and an image in terms of reality." - Ernst Gombrich
"The time is always right to do what is right." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"You're going to miss the slow times and quiet days. Your anonymity, stealth, and small circle of friends. Plodding along at your own pace, working in spurts, and wondering where your next break will come from. Even your uncertainties, doubts, and fears will be missed (You'll manage just fine)." - The Universe
"Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire." - William Butler Yeats

25 February 2013

Incompleteness Theorem

The Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents

Teach kids to write computer code

A path for future art residencies


Collage artist : http://magdalove.see.me/element/2012706/

(Definition) 'object oriented ontology' ;  puts things at the center of study; nothing has special status, but that everything exists equally.  Via

(Public art works and science exhibits)  http://charlessowers.com/work  and http://nedkahn.com/

Movie Posters

(Video) Penguin Photographer

"Things that can't go on forever, don't." - Stein's Law
"I have no need for good souls: an accomplice is what I wanted." - Jean-Paul Sartre
"When you love something enough, work becomes play, perspiration becomes inspiration, and it doesn't matter what others may say." - TU
"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." - E.E. Cummings
"How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?" - Seth Godin 

22 February 2013

Visualizing the Art/Bioscience Interface

Movement tracked with GPS and rendered as art Via

(Summary of Edward Tufte's) The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

Dr. Mosely, a leading practitioner of mathematical origami and a specialist in curved origami (which requires a serious knowledge of differential geometry).

Use Google Docs to Manage your Digital Projects

When two artists hit upon the same great idea

Max Ernst: What is the Mechanism of Collage?

(Video) Kaboom: Painting

(Definition) 'metacognition' : thinking about thinking


"... the time-space continuum can all seem so logical... so predictable... so real, when you want it to. Or, in the twinkling of an eye, you can choose to remember it's not." - The Universe
"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin
"If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company." - Jean-Paul Sartre
"Forgiveness means giving up hope for a better past." - Lily Tomlin (1939- ) Actress, Writer, Producer
"Inventing the future requires giving up control. No one with a compelling purpose and a great vision knows how it will be achieved. One has to be willing to follow an unknown path, allowing the road to take you where it will. Surprise, serendipity, uncertainty and the unexpected are guaranteed on the way to the future." - George Land

21 February 2013

The New Math  (Collaborative)

(D'Acy Thompson) Laws of Morphing (classic study "On Growth and Form." demonstrates how the nature of materials and geometry governs morphology across nearly every taxon)

(Movie) Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Ratio (1.618)

Way to turn location data into physical objects

Art at the Event Horizon

Get Rid of Job Descriptions (and You’ll Hire Better People)

Speed Painter

Portraits of People Made of People


America Is Doomed

"Never catch a falling knife." - Oft-quoted investing saying:
"I believe that scientific knowledge has fractal properties, that no matter how much we learn, whatever is left, however small it may seem, is just an infinitely complex as the whole was to start with. That, I think, is the secret of the Universe." - Isaac Asimov, I. Asimov
"The sublime must always be great; the beautiful can also be small." - Kant
"...look at those folks in the world, near and far, who champion the same ideas and opinions as you, and then, all importantly, look further at their associations, choices, behaviors, and priorities, while understanding that like attracts like." - The Universe
"Real wealth, real value, real meaning, I believe, comes not from the road less traveled, but the road never traveled before. (Scary? Yes. Lonely? Yes. I think it’s beautiful)." - Via

20 February 2013

Exploring Sierpinski’s Triangle

Tips on how to make an animation

(Podcast:) Creativity and Crowdsourcing

(MaryFran's) Google Docs Tutorials

Concave Hex Sculpture

Art & Science is a digital agency that has recently come up with an idea generator called the Ideator

Wonder how many feel that scientists too often use artists as propaganda agents to promote science (?)

Consumer’s guide to 3-D printers

Adobe releases the source code for the original Photoshop

What is Needed in an Artist Press Kit

"Art is the edge between what is known and what is coming." - Anna Curtin
"... there will be exceptions galore, but they will be exceptions." - TU
"'Generic' means an idealized, standardized, or sometimes simplified form. It's what a painter might have thought and felt, rather than what he saw and understood." - Robert Genn
"Love is a burning thing." - Johnny Cash
"I do like Kadinsky’s art. It manages to be both innocent and knowing at the same time. It is just a shame that the works tend to be far too busy to use as a desktop wallpaper." - Stepterix  Via 

19 February 2013

Submarine Cable Map 2013

The connection between mathematics and art 

Unanswered Questions in Collage

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/CellularAutomaton.html : colored cells on a grid of specified shape that evolves through a number of discrete time steps according to a set of rules based on the states of neighboring cells

(Seminar) Romantic Science and the Romantic Imagination

(Master study program)  The Interface Culture : teaches students of human-machine interaction to develop innovative interfaces that harness new interface technologies at the confluence of art, research, application and design,

(Color of the Year for 2013)  PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green

How to set up the web tracking code  (Once you find the code snippet, copy and paste it into your web page, just before the closing </head> tag)

(Definition) 'poiesis' :  a 'bringing-forth' (as the blooming of the blossom, the coming-out of a butterfly from a cocoon)

I think I'll go for a walk...

"In procedural work, the best are 2x better than the average. In creative/inventive work, the best are 10x." - Via
"The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing." - Oscar Wilde, Irish writer (1854-1900)
"If you perform only to an empty house your show will close." - Chris Abraham  Via
"For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath." - Matthew 25:29 (in the New Testament of the Christian bible)
"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky." - Rabindranath Tagore

18 February 2013

Contemporary Cartographies: Drawing Thought
Concept maps and pointers (How do humans store knowledge? The prevailing theory is that at some abstract level, similar ideas are linked together.)

... use the digital media as a critical tool combining theory and practice in the production of objects-to-think-with

2012 Research as Art competition: the winners – in pictures

Half a Million DVDs of Data Stored in Gram of DNA 

What If? Visions of the Future competition

Art (& Science) Talks

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905–1980): Being and Nothingness


Results from the 4th Edmonton Timeraiser

"In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few." - Shunryu Suzuki  Via
"Not everyone can say, 'I love you.'. But they all do." - The Universe
"Strange Loops are 'self-perceiving, self-inventing, locked-in, mirages [which] are little miracles of self-reference'." - Douglas Hofstadter
"Who’s turned us around like this, so that we always, do what we may, retain the attitude of someone who’s departing?" - Rilke
"One starts to get young at the age of sixty, and then it's too late." - Picasso

15 February 2013

Drones Map

The Institute for Figuring, dedicated to the proposition that many ideas in math and science could be approached not just through equations and formulas but through concrete, physical activities.

(Pinterest) Mind Mapping, Visual Thinking 

[Hardcover] Semiology of Graphics: Diagrams, Networks, Maps

(Creative Amazon-like) Visual Resume

3d Printing fractal artist unellenu

Audiences participate in DIY art world

Imprecision (on purpose)

Best Mathematical Card Tricks

Antarctica Glacier's Retreat 'Unprecedented'

"If you know what you want, (and you can remember that "thoughts become things" is the only absolute law at play in time and space), what else matters but what you choose to think today?" - The Universe
"The idea that unless you create scarcity around intellectual property or creators will stop creating, is just crazy.” - Via
"God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants, walks in animals, and thinks in man." - Arthur Young
"... the quality of the work often depends on what dealers, galleries and curators see as the total package." - Robert Genn
"For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it."- Jean-Paul Sartre

14 February 2013

National Gallery of Art (US) creates open access policy

John Bonnett (an intellectual historian and Tier II Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities), is developing a lab devoted to the emerging medium of Augmented Reality (AR).

Are there any 3 dimensional items we can’t print layer by layer?

Looking for truth, originality and plagiarism in an Internet world

 Lenticular Imaging with Adobe Photoshop (CS4 Extended)

Beyond Between Good and Evil (Adults have to deal with moral grey areas)

(Definition) Discovery learning   :because learners can design their own experiments in the domain, and infer the rules of the domain themselves, they are actually constructing their knowledge.

International Dada Archive 


(What We Fear, And) What We Should Fear

"Eventually everything connects--people, ideas, objects. (The quality of the connections is the key to quality.)" - Charles Eames
"Believe it or not, if it weren't for your so-called issues, problems, and challenges, there'd be no other way you could become even happier, cooler, and more enlightened than you have ever been before." - The Universe
"Commitment is an act, not a word." - Jean-Paul Sartre
"Creativity is that marvelous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition." - Max Ernst
"(Graphic novel) ...where the sidewise discursions were as exciting as the forward movement." - Via

13 February 2013


Why exploring our minds and the world are the same

Principles of the Hexagonal Chart

Information Overload

(Example Panorama) http://360.io/35ymW8 (Best seen on iPad)

(Video) The Great Pyramid - (Secrets in Plain Sight)


Visual Mash-up Artist

Structured Water: Future of Medicine?

Cultivating Curiosity

"Perhaps in many instances the value of these collaborations...to both artist and scientist... is not so much the end products, but the sharing of each one's creative process or approach to problem solving that has the effect of opening up each other's vision to greater possibilities." - Via
"Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter." - Satchel Paige
"I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends." - Abraham Lincoln
"Stop asking for stuff you can take without permission. Please!" - Cory Doctorow
"Being where and who you now are, with what you now have and lack, is exactly where you need to be in order for your kingdom to come." - TU

12 February 2013


Examples of Acceptable Mesh Topologies

(Conway’s) Game of Life

Sierpinski Dream

How Ideas Die Prematurely

(Science-art interactions) A VIEW FROM THE WORLD OF SCIENCE

(Events) http://noncommutativegeometry.blogspot.ca/

(Adobe Illustrator Tutorials) Gradient Mesh Tool or Liquify tool (Choose Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Mesh)

Getting Started with MakerBot 3D printing

Why we love to run

"Better to be lost than to find yourself in the wrong place." - Cecil Touchon
"What is ART? Art Requires Technology (Technology Redefines Art)" - Lin Hsin Hsin
"Time moves forwards and backwards in the cybersphere. Any information object can be added at  'now', and flows steadily backwards ... into the past. You can drop files, messages, and conventional websites (those will appear as static, single elements) into the stream..." - Via
"Feeling lost does not make one so." - The Universe
"To see things in the seed, that is genius." - Lao Tzu

11 February 2013

(Blog)  Dead Reckonings: Lost Art in the Mathematical Sciences


Amazing map-maker : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Lombardi

Can Art Advance Science?

3D Sistine Chapel

(Movie) Metatron Cube 3D ( Sacred Geometry)


(Definition) 'Artist-in-residence' ;  programs and other residency opportunities exist to invite artists and all manner of creative people for a time and space away from their usual environment. They provide a time of reflection, research, presentation and/or production. They also allow an individual to explore his/her practice within another community; meeting new people, using new materials, experiencing life in a new location. Art residencies emphasize the importance of meaningful and multi-layered cultural exchange and immersion into another culture. 

(Art Zine) http://www.artoronto.ca/?cat=25

Is Good Will To All Mankind Even Possible?

"I am happy because I don't need a reason to be happy." - @mindmapdrawer
"I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is once in a while I toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation." - Satchel Paige
"The future is always beginning now." - Mark Strand
"Art is almost like a religion. It is what I believe in. It is what gives my life a dimension beyond the material world we live in." - Hannelore Schulhof
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool." - Shakespeare (V.i.  As You Like It )

08 February 2013

A Tale of Meridians

New possibilities for mutating images in Photoshop and other programs have energized artists young and old

CNC Snowflake

Collage: The Group of 7 Billion

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

(Video) Jacques Derrida

(Book) Digital Memory and the Archive

(Definition) 'Op art', also known as optical art, is a style[1] of visual art that makes use of optical illusions.

"Discoveries are often made by not following instructions, by going off the main road, by trying the untried." - Frank Tyger
"... long, long ago, you were entrusted with an editor's pen, of sorts, so if you'd like to write in the margins, take center stage, or just doodle, I'll guarantee you there'll be readers." - TU
"The true method of knowledge is experiment." - William Blake
"Who says I’m not a writer or an architect or anything? Who has the authority to decide these things? […] Honestly, I am a fraud, I’m an outsider in all these fields, but this gives me the liberty to work subjectively. Truth and accuracy are not my concerns." - Fujiwara
"One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries." - 
A.A. Milne

07 February 2013

(Symposium) Why Art-Sci? Analyzing a Paradigm

(Norbert Wiener) Cybernetic Theory

Visual Storytelling: The Key Weapon to Content Marketing


(Definition) 'virtuous circle'  in the art vocation is (1) quality work, (2) proper marketing and distribution, (3) collectorship, acceptance and recognition, (4) artist happiness and productivity, and (5) ... quality work.

Many Hands Make Fractals Tactile

Alberta Biennial

Traditional Mediation Fail

"We need to respect the difference between an enemy and an adversary.  An enemy is someone you want to destroy and an adversary is someone you want to compete with in a fair fight."  - Michael Ignatieff (delivers the centre for American Studies / Canada - U.S. Institute lecture, Us and Them: Opponents and Enemies in Politics, 8 Nov.)
"Jazz is like a banana - it has to be consumed on the spot." - Jean-Paul Sartre (said to Charlie Parker)
"I talk witty shit about you behind your back." - Oscar Wilde
"Not all venture capitalists are created equal. Indeed, some are so awful you may not even want to take their money." - Mark MacLeod, the Startup CFO 
"You don't need to know the why behind everything if you trust God." - "

06 February 2013

Google Maps Streetview Player (Beta)

The End of the Map

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

View Perspective Shift  :  Interactively change your point of view in a picture, after the picture’s been taken. 

Cut Paper Sculptures

10 Most Famous Paintings

(Video) History of Copyright Law

Idea to animate a Great Map like this;

Jerusalem syndrome superimposed on and complicated by idiosyncratic ideas.

"Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love. - Rainer Maria Rilke
"You will always find something in the last place you look." - Unknown
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." - Anais Nin
"Getting rid of it all would be very difficult." - John Cage (when asked how he thought history would consider his work) 

05 February 2013

http://vvvv.org/ is a graphical programming environment for easy prototyping and development. It is designed to facilitate the handling of large media environments with physical interfaces, real-time motion graphics, audio and video that can interact with many users simultaneously. Via

Conflict in Teams (Does it Stimulate Creativity & Innovation?)

(Discussion) Anonymous hacks MIT after Aaron Swartz's suicide  (http://pdftribute.net/) 

(Definition) 'stochastic process' is one for which there is more than one possible outcome, and the outcome that actually occurs cannot be predicted with certainty.


(Book) Boring Formless Nonsense (and the Aesthetics of Failure)

Dali-ish Architecture

Why your body jerks before you fall asleep

"If you're having a bad day, just remember in 1976 Ronald Wayne sold his 10% stake in Apple for $2,300. It is now worth $59,565,410,309." - @SheldonSaid
"The serpentine line, or the line of grace, by its waving and winding its different ways, leads the eye in a pleasing manner along the continuity of its variety." - William Hogarth
"In the end, we are self-perceiving, self-inventing, locked-in mirages that are little miracles of self-reference." - Douglas Hofstadter, I Am a Strange Loop
"Leonardo da Vinci’s ability to embrace uncertainty, ambiguity, and paradox was a critical characteristic of his genius." - J Michael Gelb
"Being on 'the fringe' is good.  Real good." - The Universe

04 February 2013


The Value of Confusion


Men and Women Do See Things Differently

50 Brain Facts 


(Definition) 'neologism' ; the use of words that have meaning only to the person who uses them, independent of their common meaning.


"Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"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." - TU
"There are some people that if they don't know, you can't tell them." - Louis Armstrong
"If there comes a day when all art is digital, artworks will subsist in some ether whence they may be conjured to appear and vanish at our convenience." - Via
"I don't rely on external confirmation, and I have a happy life." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb, best known as the author of The Black Swan (a book about how we underestimate the improbable)

01 February 2013





Art-Savvy Tweeters To Follow

(Art Manifesto) UBERMORGEN.COM : our work is curiosity driven research. sampling is our basic principle of production. it is visual...

Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain

Next year in Jerusalem

"Do you have any idea of how many more, "Ah-ha!!"s, "Eureka!!"s, and "Whatever did I do to deserve so much?!"s you have to look forward to?" - TU
"A possibility is a hint from God. One must follow it." - Soren Kierkegaard
"You can tell a weak government by its eagerness to resort to strong measures." - Benjamin Disraeli, Britain’s only Jewish prime minister
"Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's." - Billy Wilder
"Error, no keyboard. Press F1 to continue." - Unknown