30 September 2013

Indoor Map Apps On the Rise

See the “image to transform” transformed (by some percentage of the difference between the “transform dimension” images).

Collage/Assemblage Centennial - 1912-2012

How The Perception Of Scarcity Changes The Way You Think

(E-learning Infographics) http://www.onlineschools.org/visual-academy/

iOS7:  Reasons NOT to Update Your iPhone, iPad


New emoticons

Large Designs for T-shirsts


"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." - George Bernard Shaw
"The language of art is celestial in origin, and can only be understood by the chosen." - El Greco
"At the beginning of the Portal development process, we sat down as a group to decide what philosopher or school of philosophy our game would be based on. That was followed by about 15 minutes of silence, and then someone mentioned that a lot of people like cake." - Erik Wolpaw, writer of Portal  Via
"El Greco knew full well of his habitual tendency and made spiritual hay out of it: "The language of art is celestial in origin," he said, "and can only be understood by the chosen."
"Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity." - Gilda Radner

27 September 2013

400-year-old  map on display

How to Let 999 Flowers Die (For innovation to flourish, variation must go hand in hand with selection)


ClippingMagic.com  Remove Image Backgrounds (Instantly create masks, cutouts, and clipping paths online)

http://www.helloresolven.com/betas/gifbrewery/  $5 at AppStore


Movie Posters


How to reset default programs to open files?

(Definition) 'pro·pin·qui·ty'   The state of being close to someone or something; proximity
Synonyms; vicinity - nearness - proximity - closeness

"Only take a half-step when you are hesitant to take a whole." - R.B Wild
"I hate getting flashbacks from things I don't want to remember." - @ThingsToDo2013
"Happiness arrives not in the absence of problems, but in the absence of rules about when you can feel it. Just let it be." - The Universe
"It has been said of America, that it is a system designed by geniuses, so that it could be run by idiots." - Thomas Friedman, The Lexus and the Olive Tree
"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination." - Carl Rogers

26 September 2013

New mapping tool for environmental impact statements
Research matters because jazz improvisation can build stronger communities

Projection Mapping Demo at the Felt lab

An Algorithm That Makes a Computer Paint Like a Human


Map Monsters

(Video) Sacred Geometry Explained

(Time-lapse Artist)  https://vimeo.com/randyhoffmann/videos

(Kid's book) http://mostlysignssomeportents.tumblr.com/post/60840793023/wild-sweet-picture-book-about-a-feral-child-who-wont

"Artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach." -   LeWitt, 1969
"Nobody is who they are based upon one decision, one day, one path, one chance, one relationship, or one anything else." - TU
"The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark…" - Virginia Woolf
"A great idea three-quarters implemented is worthless." - R.B. Wild
"Every step the mind takes in its progress towards Knowledge makes some discovery, which is not only new, but the best too, for the time at least." - John Locke (1632-1704)

25 September 2013


Taking a break and distracting the mind can lead to higher-quality decision making


Cool Infographics, the book

Chakana (or Inca Cross) construction method

Apple posts official iPhone 5s/5c schematics


One of America’s foremost collagists

Pricing Artwork Done in a New Style or Media

Japanese paper hinges

"The lottery is a tax on people who don’t understand math."- @Pausedesigns
"... at the end of every day, what you have and who you are is entirely a function of your thoughts, beliefs, and expectations." - The Universe
"You must study the Masters but guard the original style that beats within your soul and put to the sword those who would try to steal it." - El Greco, 1541-1614
"Art ... it all depends how you look at it." - R.B. Wild
"Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door."- Kyle Chandler

24 September 2013

Mapping military missions



(VIDEO) Science and art in unison

Chartists In Residence




(Dylan Reibling short) http://www.bravofact.com/2013/08/07/stage-to-screen-silent-garden-2013/

(Book) Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

"Virtus est optimus (Valour is best)." - Kjerkius Gennius,  Roman poet and philosopher, 36BC
"Ideas don't change the world, people do." - yourontarioresearch.ca
"What is the difference between those guys who do change the world and everyone who just 'dies trying'?" - gapingvoid.com
"Throughout your entire life you've moved mountains, averted disasters, and orchestrated the most thrilling of comebacks, clutches and coincidences. So what's the big deal now?" - The Universe
"If you don’t have a cause, get one." - Arianna Huffington

23 September 2013

The Racial Dot Map

The Bizarre Border Between Canada And The United States

(Projection Mapping)... cardboard tetrahedrons, a projector and an iMac

Hi-Tech 3D Origami

Maps as Art, Art as Maps  Via: http://geographer-at-large.blogspot.ca/

Want To Be More Creative? A Little Mess Is Good (Disorderly environments seem to inspire breaking free of tradition, which can produce fresh insights)

Japanese collage artist


(Video) Can You Trust Your Eyes?


"The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost." - Gilbert K. Chesterton
"Good things come to those that wait, but only the things left by those that hustle." - Chris Gorman
"... it’s better to be talented and successful than talented and obscure." - Via
"For artists who might continue to thrive, rarity needs to be built in to what we do, both in our understanding of our times and the daily conduct of our creative lives." - Robert Genn
"Life's not about learning to find your power, it's about learning to use it." - TU

20 September 2013



Bing overhauls video search

(Video) Extracting Editable Objects from a Single Photo

Internet imagery collages

How easy is it to copy a famous painting?

Arcade Fire Unveil New Interactive Video


(Paperback) "How to Live Together", Roland Barthes

10 tips for selling at an art show

"Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s fine. It’s not their journey to make sense of. It’s yours!" - Via
"Creative people respond better when they feel they’ve been heard." - Lorne Michaels
"To laugh is to risk being called sentimental
To reach out to another is to risk Involvement
To expose feelings is to risk showing your true self
To place your ideas and your dreams before the crowd is to risk being called naive
To hope is to risk despair and to try is to risk failure
Only the person who risks is truly free." - Leo Buscaglia, Living, Loving and Learning
"If it isn't documented, it never happened." - R.B. Wild
"When you were born, you were, for however brief an amount of time, the youngest person on the planet. " - Via

19 September 2013

[VIDEO] Mapping Thanksgiving Dishes (With Twitter)

Great American "Pizza" Map

Create your own Aerial Maps and Contours


Forget the dire predictions of a looming shortfall of scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians

The Unstoppable Ascendency of Street Art

Famous New Media Art Patent Office

(Advanced) Origami (bugs and animals)


Fade In (& Fade Out) an Animated .GIF in Photoshop

"Writing is easy: all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead." - Gene Fowler
"All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience," - Henry Miller
"Artists use map imagery to express the geography of their souls." - Map monkey, 2013
"In painting you cover up your sins and everyone thinks you're naturally talented." - Robert Genn
"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man, in his time plays many parts." - Shakespeare's character, Jacques, As You Like It

18 September 2013

Tourist Map skips right to the chase and instead of naming stations, names sights

(eLearning)  https://www.coursera.org/course/maps

Origami Meets Projection Mapping

Fractal-based sky habitat

GIF Brewery lets you convert brief clips from video files into GIFs



The Cave Art Paintings of the Chauvet Cave


How to print a YouTube video

"The more I look at this life, the more it seems a combination of inhaling the gifts and letting your work tell you what it needs." - Robert Genn
"Can you possibly analyze any social manifestation except in terms of a conflict?" - Kenneth Burke (1941)
"I have been accused of being a joker. But the most successful art involves humor." - ManRay
"Acts of kindness however small - a smile, a compliment, a helping hand - plant seeds of hope, love, and beauty in a spectacular garden you'll one day call home." - The Universe
"I have lots of ideas. How do I pick the right one? Do as many ideas as possible. The right idea will pick you." - James Altucher

16 September 2013

Trashswag is crowdsourced map for artists to find unique, aged and salvageable materials and furniture

"Mind-maps" that chart the visual and verbal ties between Italy and China




Potential Collaborator : http://christopherknights.com/christopher_knights/C._Knights.html


War on Graffiti

(Free Newspaper)  http://www.snapdowntowntoronto.com/

(Pop-Up Tours) http://www.artspin.ca/

"Sometimes on a day during which nothing seems to happen everything gets way better. (You just need a little more time to see the manifestation)." - TU
"People have to talk about something just to keep their voice boxes in working order so they'll have good voice boxes in case there's ever anything really meaningful to say." - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
"The documentation of it may well be more important than the interactive art itself." - R.B. Wild
"Everything we ask people to do has an emotional component to it. You can’t just reason people into doing something—you have to appeal to their primal, emotional side." - Dr. Tait Martin  Via
"The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, US poet (1807 - 1882)

13 September 2013

Map of Manhattan Using Only Handwritten Directions From Strangers

3D Printers for Peace

(iPad App)  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/knowcanada/id649925611?mt=8

(Leonardo Book Series) Hardcover : "Walking and Mapping: Artists as Cartographers"


The First Abstract Artist? (And It's Not Kandinsky)



Comic Tribute to Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes)

(I call 'bull-shit') How the Loss of One Column May Have Led to the Collapse of WTC 7

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney
"The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it." - Arnold H. Glasow 
"I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around and don’t let anyone tell you different." - Vonnegut
"Sometimes the hardest thing to do is nothing." - R.B. Wild
"If you don't really need to correct someone or something, I say don't. (Especially someone)." - The Universe

12 September 2013


Future Wars Revealed By Global Email Pattern

Origami Graffiti

Jeremy Bailey (self-proclaimed) “world famous new media artist


(By ingesting all of Twitter) Topsy becomes a top destination for deep dives into social data

(Mural) “Hope in the City”

(How to) embed a Pinterest board on your Web site


Wacom revamps Intuos pen tablet line

"So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say." - Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own
"Enjoying short-term pleasures at the expense of long-term dreams is just about as silly as pursuing long-term dreams at the expense of short-term pleasures (pursue both)." - The Universe
"The World wil not perish from want of wonders, but from want of Wonder." - J.S Haldane
"Geography, sir, is ruinous in its effects on the lower classes. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are comparatively safe, but geography invariably leads to revolution." - 1879 testimony before a Select Committee of the House of Commons, London, England  Via
"Nice to be found. Essential to be sought." - Seth Godin

11 September 2013

(First cartogram) http://makingmaps.net/2008/02/19/1911-cartogram-apportionment-map/




Mixbit : https://mixbit.com/  records video clips of up to 16 seconds long, and up to 256 can be combined into a single video.  Via



(Another digital collagist?)  http://www.tablloyd.com/

(Art Show)  http://projects.vanartgallery.bc.ca/Coupland/  (June - Aug'14)

Gmail eLearning

"Some of the things you criticize about yourself are your greatest strengths." - The Universe
"No effect that requires more than 10 percent accuracy in measurement is worth investigating." -  Walther Nernst (1864-1941), physicist
"Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about." - Oscar Wilde
"Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground." - Theodore Roosevelt
"Art communicates best when we feel the artist's struggle." - Robert Genn

09 September 2013

News Map : http://www.thegridto.com/whats-breaking-map/http://www.thegridto.com/whats-breaking-map/

“Glitchy” Art:

Step x Step Introduction to Mural Art


(Apps +)  http://gogeometry.com/project_brainstorming/


(Art Show Review) Digital Through Analog



Worldbike: non profit organization dedicate in introducing the use of bike in the most poor and undeveloped communities across the world.

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together." - Vincent Van Gogh
"test-fail-learn-test-succeed-scale" - Steve Blank
"The entire history of NASA does not add up to the amount spent on the military in a single year." - Via
"... it's not about finding a market, it's about saying something remarkable --regardless of positive or negative response." - Terri Lloyd
"Big Data is set to become one of the greatest sources of power in 21st century." - BBC Documentary, The Age of Big Data

05 September 2013

(Interactive gigapixel map)  Ancient Moche mural in the Huaca de la Luna (Temple of the Moon) Peru


(App) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/isometric/id651972431?mt=8

Khan Academy : free online video resources

Arduino Projects That Blow Our Mind

(Animation) Victor Vasarely Golden Rectangle Zoom


(Web video series) vimeo.com/themadnessofart

(Graffiti) Tout Est Possible 


"We work in the dark - we do what we can - we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art." - Henry James
"You're not supposed to work harder, look better, sleep less, sell more, run faster, talk slower, be happier, stay longer, leave earlier, cook, clean, negotiate, settle, start, stop, move, try, win, shake, rattle or roll. Other people made all that up. (Oh you can do any or all of the above, but you're not 'supposed to')." - The Universe
"Those who know that they are profound strive for clarity. Those who would like to seem profound strive for obscurity." - Nietzsche
"I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches." - Alice Roosevelt Longworth
"Talent is insignificant. I know a lot of talented ruins. Beyond talent lies all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but most of all, endurance." - James Baldwin

03 September 2013

Google's Tours the Tour de France



Graphics guru has shown us how to visualise data 

(Online debate) "Appropriate Appropriation?" at Images Festival 

(Video) How to Succeed as an Artist



The Price of Criticism

TO Life Drawing list

"You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth." - William W. Purkey, the Poem
"The average of a lot of great ideas is a terrible idea." - Santiago Ortiz
"... life as an artist is a true eclectic mix of work, one long learning experience." - Jayne Libby Sims, abstract artist
"In collage, the plastic gesture is sometimes reduced to its simplest expression —a few cuts and dots of glue—, or it becomes manic and exhibits dexterous virtuosity, but the result is always surprising, disturbing; it forces the eye to adopt a different view, a different approach. Whether in photomontage or assembly, we’re still in a logic and a reflection ranging from the 'copy-pasted' to the 'cut-stolen'.” - Via
"Do you know what happens to wildlife when there is too much thinking? Yeah, what wildlife?" - The Universe