30 April 2013

Mapping Ulysses

Smartphone projector

Four Color Map Puzzle

Guerrilla Geography Network on Facebook

[Hardcover] Cosmic Apprentice: Dispatches from the Edges of Science

New Art-Tech Industry (it's Not a Bubble, It's Barely a Blip)

Interdisciplinarity: Artistic merit

(Illustrator) how to cut a shape ; Knife Tool, Eraser Tool, Scissors Tool and Crop

Why You Should Write Daily

What happens when the Artist is more interesting than his art

"Talent hits the target no one else can hit; genius hits the target no one else can see." - Arthur Schopenhauer
"In this vast changing world of technology the old saying ‘stop and smell the roses’ holds even more meaning." - Kathleen Arnason
"A good scientific theory shines its light, revealing the world’s fearful symmetry. And its failure is also a success, as it shows us where to look next." - Dorion Sagan
"If they can learn to read, then they can read to learn." - Negroponte  (“Emtech Preview: Another Way to Think About Learning”)
"Sometimes when circumstances or disappointments bump you off track, it's the beginning of an even bigger dream coming true, that could not have come true on the track you were on." - The Universe

29 April 2013

Map of destroyed villages

Laws of Science and the Great Minds Behind Them

http://finearts.yorku.ca/sensorium/  ; supporting cross-disciplinary and collaborative research in the field of digital media arts.  Via

Stop worrying, and embrace RFID

https://popcorn.webmaker.org/  use your web browser to combine video and audio with content from the rest of the web — from text, links and maps to pictures and live feeds.

(Examples) Multi-media Science

(Book) Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks 

(Video tutorial) Illustrator Isolation Mode

Best Resolution for Online Art Gallery


"... the great learning and the great jobs come from leaning out, doing things in a nonlinear, non standard way, and playing only by the rules that fit your own style for personal learning and growth." - Via
"We have so much to be proud of as gun owners, shooters and freedom lovers." - WTF?
"All profound distraction opens certain doors. You have to allow yourself to be distracted when you are unable to concentrate." - Cortázar
"You don't have to be some celebrity to make a change in the world." - @HolleyMonelle
"It always seems most impossible just before it happens." - R.B. Wild (after Nelson Mandela)

26 April 2013


(Discussion) SMS Messaging app

Center for Literature and Natural Science Studies


The Centre for Innovation in Information Visualization and Data-Driven Design (CIVDDD


Public Artist

BNMI folded back into Banff Centre

Brain Boost Through Exercise

(Conference)  — The Decennial - The Storm of Progress: New Horizons, New Narratives, New Codes

"You're already the kind of person you once dreamed you'd become." - The Universe
"I'm at my therapist's and he doesn't understand that I don't have problems; I have solutions.  That's the problem." - Holden Caulfield (from the novel 'Catcher in the Rye', by J.D.Salinger)
"The art is not in PhotoShop." - R.B. Wild
"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment." - Thich Nhat Hanh
"Give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself." - Robert Louis Stevenson

25 April 2013

(Forum) Visualizing Geography: Maps, Place, and Pedagogy

3D laser scans of real people : http://www.makehuman.org/



(CN Tower)  Reverse Video Mapping (?)

(Example audience engagement) 'The art of asking' (TED Talk )


I Am an Engineer to Change the World

(Audio) Guided Visualization

(Video) Little Drummer Boy

"Release yourself from the burden of figuring out the 'hows'." - TU
"The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one." - Wilhelm Stekel, psychoanalyst
"We now have this thing in front of us, it allows us to paint, to write, to listen to music. It mesmerizes us and steals our lives. I think it is the invention of the last 500 years. And we're waiting to see what it does next." - Jesse Hicks a.k.a. @jessehixxx
"When my ship comes in, I'll be at the airport." - Unfocused and lackadaisical person
"Animation leverages an overlooked dimension - time! An invisible fabric which stitches space together."- Pasquale D'Silva

24 April 2013

Near Field Communications (NFC) is the sleek, intuitive missing link that creates a digital bridge to physical content

Map Art Show Via

3D Projections on Trees 

Posts including a photo album 180%), picture (120%), or video (100%) generate more engagement (respectively).

(Video) Top 10 Reasons You Should be Using Adobe Bridge


(Interactive guide) Face to face with Leonardo da Vinci

(YouTube) Structured Water : Future of Medicine?

(Samples) Best of South Park

Casinos are for losers, and Toronto is a winner

"Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall unveil." - James Allen
"I mean, it's not like I have a career really.  I sort of have a mission." - Rob Stewart, film-maker (Sharkwater)
"You might not always see it, but everything, always, plays to your greater good. Things keep on getting better and better." - The Universe
"Nothing better than a touch of ecology and catastrophe to unite the social classes." - Slavoj Žižek, philosopher
"I don’t believe in art. I believe in artists." - Marcel Duchamp

22 April 2013

(Hebrew) Google Maps

Most viral images of the day

Digimag Journal is a new interdisciplinary peer-reviewed online publication

(New TV show) Vinci's Demons totally reinvents Leonardo's life

Smart Object is like having a separate Photoshop (or Illustrator) document encapsulated in a layer

D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous : a monthly discussion forum on art and science projects in the national capital region and beyond


(YouTube: The Madness of Art) Challenged to explain the meaning of Post-Modern Art

The role of improvisation on the Internet

(Reggae versioning) Adele - 'Set Fire To The Rain'

"Your greatest indicator of success is how many ideas you kill." - Tom Fanning, CEO, Southern Company 
"Never create rules. Not ever. Not for others. And especially not for yourself. (Unless, of course, this is your rule)." - The Universe
"Biological systems are biased toward symmetry and need extra information to break from it." - Via
"Life is too short to be little." - Benjamin Disraeli
"Keep at it and let the joy build your proficiency. Fall in love with your own unique processes." - Robert Genn

19 April 2013

Schmap Takes A Deeper Dive Into Twitter Audience Data


100 Lectures from the World’s Top Scientists 

The Modern Data Nerd



Photographers can continue to reproduce images that they previously sold as “limited editions” (at least where the reproductions differ in medium and size from the prior edition).

(Video) Doodling Triangles

(Israel, Palestine and) the mapping of power

(Song) The Black Seeds - 'One by One'

"It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I'm actually as proud of the things we haven't done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things." - Steve Jobs (Apple Worldwide Developers' Conference in 1997)
"The 'reality' of a situation is just what we choose to pay attention to." - HBR
"While there may be times when you think you can't even help yourself, precisely in such moments there will always be someone else nearby... you can help, instead. (Which, I think you know, is actually one of the fastest ways to help yourself)." - TU
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." - Albert Einstein
"Not all banalities are totally dada, but every banality hides a load of dadaistic nonsense." - Kurt Schwitters

18 April 2013

(Podcast) So Many Bad Maps

(YouTube Tutorial) Using Layer Mask in CS5 PhotoShop

Art as a medium for human growth

txthold @ SxSWi :
Creating Great Analog Souvenirs for a Digital Era

Search Video on HouseLive.gov

3D printed audio fingerprints with Near Field Communication tags as a interaction mechanism (illuminates an internal LED based on interaction behaviours).

Creating Experiences and Telling Stories (to Sell More Art)

Tools for removing almost any malware

(Eddie Izzard Video) Do you have a Flag?

Buena Vista Social Club Full Album

"Dreams come from a future dimension where they already exist (and the dreamers of such dreams have future selves who now live there and are oh-so anxious to show you what is truly possible)." - The Universe
"The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do." - Michael Porter, a pioneer in strategic thinking
" Gentlemen, you don't have enough talent to win on talent alone." - Coach Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell) to team USA Hockey before their game against the Russians
"A map always manages the reality it tries to show." - Jerry Brotton, cartography scholar
"Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions." - Earl Gray Stevens  

17 April 2013



(How to) Embroider a trip on a map (Example)

Great Scientist ≠ Good at Math  (Discoveries emerge from ideas, not number-crunching)

("Secretbook" for the Chrome browser) encodes messages directly into photos put on Facebook

[Hardcover]  'On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks'

(TED Talk) Where Do Mental Illness And Creativity Meet?

KickStarter Project (for art supplies)

(Song) Devil Makes Three- 'Plank'

"There's no such thing as an undiscovered genius." - Robert Genn
"A sale is made on every call you make. Either you sell the client some stock or he sells you a reason he can't. Either way a sale is made, the only question is who is gonna close?" - Jim Young (Ben Affleck in Boiler Room)
"One of life's greatest arts (known only by the most adept seekers and revealers), is perpetually considering what one has not yet grasped about themselves." - The Universe
"A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner. " - English Proverb
"The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value." - Stephen Covey

16 April 2013

(Greenpeace offers) 'Map of the Arctic'

(KickStarter) Map Projects

Fascinating Data Visualization Projects

(Action Figures)  http://cubify.com/store/3dme.aspx?hp_sl_3dme

Photoshop Touch for tablet; Create, edit, and share layered images on the go using popular Photoshop features on your iPad or Android tablet.

When is a research artistic?

(Example) Mentorship in action (Buddy Guy)

(Book)  'The Measure of Manhattan: The Tumultuous Career and Surprising Legacy of John Randel, Jr., Cartographer, Surveyor, Inventor'

(Definition) 'ART BRUT'

Arts-Related Insurance

"And then there are those who so totally get life, that smiling is all they know." - TU
"Karma means watching your body, watching your mouth, and watching your mind. Trying to keep these three doors as pure as possible is the practice of karma." - Lama Thubten Yeshe
"I hate those Russian nesting dolls. They're so full of themselves." - 
"I paint what I dream, I draw what I know and I collage who I am." - Florence Vale
"Remember me in your heart, your thoughts, your memories of the times we loved, the times we cried, the times we fought, the times we laughed. For if you always think of me, I will never be gone." - Margaret Mead, American writer and poet (1901 - 1978)

15 April 2013

New York flood map is redrawn

Anti-grid” Space

Britain has invaded all but 22 countries In the world 

The Perverse Effect Of Street Art On Neighborhood Gentrification

Coxeter books list

How much you can capture in a second of video

Collage Collaboration;  http://merzbank.com/

Best DIY Spots (In Toronto)

Opening of McLuhan House in Edmonton

Outsider Artist; Danielle Jacqui

"The brain is not a problem solver, it's a solution finder." - @Tony_Buzan
"The idea doesn't have to be big. It just has to be yours. The sovereignty you have over your work will inspire far more people than the actual content ever will." - Hugh MacLeod
"An enterprise is a community of human beings, not a collection of 'human resources'." -  Henry Mintzberg
"Feeling grateful puts everyone on the fast track to more of everything wonderful." - TU
"Life becomes easier when you stop thinking of yourself as this thing, this object, this singularity, and start thinking of yourself as a conduit (Just remember that you don’t own this life, you just pass it along)." - GV

12 April 2013

Map of best swimming holes

(Poly models). http://www.polyedergarten.de/e_polyseite9.htm

Free Art & Technology Lab ( F.A.T. Lab )


Cut / printed Paper

Patent Tracker, gives users a tool to search Microsoft patents by patent number, title, country, and ...


(Profile)  Coxeter


24 hours of internet activity around the world in 8 seconds 

"I know it when I see it." - US Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, on the elusive definition of hardcore pornography, 1964
"History without the eloquence of images is blind; art without the testimony of texts is deaf." - Simon Schamaa
"Consider every single day to be the single most important day in the history of forever. So far." - The Universe
"Selling out is harder than it looks. Diluting your product to make it more commercial will just make people like it less." - Hugh MacLeod, Cartoonist
"Scientists are explorers. Philosophers are tourists." - Richard Feynman, physicist

11 April 2013

Community Cartographers is an interactive outreach project produced to map the human element of creativity with the community

(PDF)  "Media Piracy in Emerging Economies"  (Joe Karaganis)


Geometric Paper Sculpture 

Susan Sontag became known as the “philosopher” of camp

Patti Agapi (@MadwithRapture), an artist from Orillia, decided to do a collage a day for a year

(Video)  Mastery

(Mindmap)  http://blog.iqmatrix.com/comfort-within-uncertainty

Art Terms

40 Things To Say Before You Die

"Don't try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether. There's no point trying to do the same thing as 250,000 other young hopefuls, waiting for a miracle. All existing business models are wrong. Find a new one." - Hugh MacLeod, Cartoonist
"Sharing images with quotes (or using them for your Facebook or Google+ cover), has become an effective method to provide fans with a visual symbol that represents one of their ideals, something that they deeply connect to and that they want to carry and wave to tohers as their own 'flag'." - Robin Good.
"We don't learn by listening, we learn by talking!" - David Gurteen
"Pereant qui ante nos nostra dixerunt!(Roughly: All those who published before us can go to hell)." - Saint Jerome (quoting his old teacher, Aelius Donatus)
"It's not that your life totally rocks, except for a few tricky spots, slippery patches, and challenges. But that your life totally rocks, in large part, because of the tricky spots, slippery patches, and challenges." - The Universe

10 April 2013

Most Beautiful Blank Map in the World

The disorderly story of the perfectly orderly street grid

The next frontier in visual mapping: Mind map auto-generation

19-Track Mashup Celebrates 35 Years of Video Game Music



Editorial: The Coming and Going of Images

(Check winners of)  http://nanoart21.org/nanoart_2012.html



"It has the je ne sais quoi." - The French
"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each others life." - Richard Bach
"Be led by joy. (It's the whole point.)" - The Universe
"Enough of my yakkin’. Whaddaya say, let’ boogie!” - Marty DeBergi
"Our most original compositions are composed exclusively of expressions derived from others." - Alexander Graham Bell on originality, plagiarism, language, and education – a 1903 letter to Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller’s teacher

09 April 2013

(Video) Raster Data For Your Mobile Maps (add the data to your map using the TileProvider interface that's part of the Google Maps Android API v2)

Art is math is art for Professor Coxeter

Twenty Four Additional Fluxus Ideas

How to Find Out if You Were Googled ...

(Latest entry in Off Book, a PBS web series exploring cutting edge art and internet culture)  The Art of Illustration 

(Poem) Scissors and glue, scissors and glue: It’s what we’ve got to do.

3D business cards

http://pinterest.com/elaineseifert/tutorials/  (watercolour painting)



"... As if art were ‘about’ beauty—as science is ‘about’ truth!" - Susan Sontag (9/10/1964)
"Because power is based on violence, children play-fight. Because the world is virtualizing itself in a permanent flow of images and information, artists borrow its codes from the video gaming world, to mirror a reality that is everyday more deceptive." -  Isabelle Arvers  Via
"We had the sky up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss about whether they was made or only just happened—Jim he allowed they was made, but I allowed they happened; I judged it would have took too long to make so many."  - Huckleberry Finn
"I waited 25 years for digital technology so I could finally do what I always wanted." - Via
"...the main task of the Platonist who wishes to persuade non-believers is to learn the trade, from prophets and lyrical poets, of how to communicate an experience that transcends the language available to describe it." - Barry Mazur Via

08 April 2013

Pictures of Toronto from Space

What Geometric Visual Hallucinations Tell Us

The web needs curators and trusted guides

Holographium slices text or images into thousands of luminous 3D cross section scans, and projects them over time on a long exposure photograph.

(Video) Golden Ratio Face

Video Toolbox is a free cloud video editing program for very basic edits including: cropping, watermarks, trims, and clip ordering.

Drawing Animation;

Why Weirdos Outperform Normals

(Biography) Kurt Schwitters is generally acknowledged as the twentieth century's greatest master of collage.

(Discussion) You don't need to use Galleries


"The only interesting ideas are heresies." - Susan Sontag (6/30/1975)
"Each time you work with paper, you are automatically upcycling it." - Raffaella Guidobono, a longtime creative consultant for Moleskine, says in The Detour Book
"If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery — isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is." - Charles Bukowski, from his 1975 novel Factotum
"No why. Just here." - John Cage, Avant-garde composer and philosopher
"Paradise is everywhere and every road, if one continues along it far enough, leads to it."  - Henry Miller