31 October 2013

Map lists countries by bizarre factoids

(3D printing site) http://www.shapeways.com/


Research is based on the “refuse”, the “leftovers”, the “failures” and their function in the process of scientific research

(Book)  http://www.amazon.com/Telematic-Embrace-Visionary-Technology-Consciousness/dp/0520218035/greatmap-20



Zig-Zag Definition of Pseudo-arc


Eye Contact May Make People Resistant to Persuasion

 "Be on guard against those who help others in the name of sacrifice, selflessness, or altruism, instead of in the name of joy. (Because usually, they don't really help all that much)." - The Universe
"My own words take me by surprise and teach me what to think." - Maurice Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher, 1908-1961
"I know who I am and what I'm a part of. The maps speak when words can't." - R.B.Wild (after Neil Young)
"Often, in science, the most important things can reveal themselves in the littlest ways." - Dr. Tony Pawson  Via
"My-mother-said-to-me-if-you-are-a-soldier-you-will-become-a-general-if-you-are-a-monk-you-will-become-the-pope-instead-i-was-a-painter-and-became-picasso." - Pablo Picasso

29 October 2013

How Ancient Cartographers Mapped the World

Nifty Data Visualization Sites

Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) addresses the issue of birds in collisions with buildings

Perceptions of Promise: Biotechnology, Society and Art (interdisciplinary and collaborative project)



(wild Artist) http://artsy.net/artist/shane-hope

(Graffiti) http://www.torontoisawesome.com/reel-talk/reel-talk-roaming-focus-presents-hashtaggin/

More Artists Representing Themselves at Art Toronto


"For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"You can’t catch fish without having your fly in the water." - Anon
"Everywhere new ideas, new achievements. How can one possibly look on idly, and not, with every fiber of one's being, desire to take part?" - Erich Mendelsohn, architect
"I drew my first map because I wanted to look at it." - R.B. Wild (after Toni Morrison)
"It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live." - Mae Jemison

24 October 2013

Visualizing Occupation: Freedom of movement (Series)

Sierpinski tetrahedron  (3D version of the Sierpinski triangle, stage 5 I think. There are 4096 of the smallest triangles and 1024 of the smallest tetrahedrons. The model has 499994 faces)

MindMapping Pearls

Newest New Media: The GIF

(Journal) Aesthetics & Protest

GRAND NEC Media Artists and Scientist Collaboration grant pilot program


(Video) How Advanced Mathematics Can Support "New Economic Thinking"



"Stick with it, keep pressing, because the rewards are greater than you can imagine." - TU
"The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me." - Ayn Rand
"I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." - Lewis Carroll
"We must always change, renew and rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Artists may not always be big, but they need never be small." - Robert Genn

23 October 2013

(Map) Toronto Visible Minorities


(David Bowie is) opening night GIF projections

(Digital Art Theorist)  http://www.amazon.com/Roy-Ascott/e/B001HCS0NY/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1382305993&sr=1-2-en


Relationship of Knowledge Management with Sport

Walter Craig Appointed Next Director of the Fields Institute


(Artist talk) at AGM;

(Mildly Edited) Historical Quotes

"You can’t fall if you don’t climb.  But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground." - Unknown
“If you can’t fly, then run; if you can’t run, then walk; if you can’t walk, then crawl; but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” - Martin Luther King
"When I paint, the ocean roars. Others merely paddle in their bath." - Salvador Dali
"I'm on the outside, and I have no interest in getting in." - R.B. Wild
"Even for very volatile stocks, you have to think like a business owner, not a casino visitor." - Chris Umiastowski

21 October 2013

(Interactive Map) RISING SEAS

Bit.ly Media Map (Details)

Using holograms, 3D projection mapping, dance

(Interactive Music Video) Turns Your Facebook Profile Into An Animated Hawk

Targeting Weird Niche Audiences

Create Multi-Dimensional Spaces Of Imaginary Landscapes

The iOS Controlled Bug

Gestalt Theory of Visual Perception

(Survey) How scientists look at art

Young woman transforms into senior using only makeup

"The modern map is answering, in much more personal, complex and interesting ways, the question, 'Where am I?'" - Via
"Artists of all stripes are particularly favoured to develop a high degree of awe. Our profession demands that we see more than others and apply our love and talent to exploit it." - Robert Genn
"The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right...there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong." - Anon
"All else you may ever ask for during the rest of your entire life and beyond, will still be far less than what you already have." - The Universe
"City people are usually just small town people with insanely ridiculous dreams." - Via

16 October 2013

The Great Circle Mapper

Cartography in the digital age

(20 min PodCast)What’s New in Augmented Reality?

Visual artist Cindy Blažević will be Osgoode’s inaugural Artist in Residence.  

Photoshop skills every photographer should know

Interactive mural creation

The Creators Project is a global network celebrating creativity, culture and technology

Metal with small flaws and cracks can heal itself when tension is applied — if you pull it apart, it puts itself back together.

Border village documentary shows hope and despair

Before After
(Bought a piece from) http://buffalorising.com/2012/11/buffalo-society-of-artists-patti-harris/    http://www.pattiharris.com/

"Everything you want is on the other side of fear." - Jack Canfield
"Paying for something is an intentional act of buying something way better than the free alternative." - Seth Godin
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament." - Oscar Wilde
"The feeling of awed wonder that science can give us is one of the highest experiences of which the human psyche is capable." - Richard Dawkins
"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." - Lao Tzu

11 October 2013

The battle to map Antarctica

Map-like Collages Made With Thousands Of 3D-Printed Plastic Models

Early Visualizations Of Disease

(How to) Cinemagraphics From video

Aging GIFs

Transform Any Image Into An Emoji Mosaic

Digital? Artist: http://www.jazzberryblue.com

The Beginner's Guide to the Hashtag

Why the Higgs boson discovery changed everything

It’s Always Time for a Midlife Crisis

every 5th image is mine
"E V E R Y O N E has issues... everyone. Even those who don't seem like it. Because without issues, NOTHING WOULD BE WORTHWHILE." - TU
"Life is very dangerous and few survive it." - Yarn
"Every situation is composed of two elements—an area of attention, and an area of inattention. The area of attention is the figure, and the area of inattention is the ground. Another word for ground is medium." - Eric McLuhan
"Sometimes you have to explode yourself." - @JDovercourt (advice given to a friend)
"The world is full of magic things patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper."-  W. B. Yeats, Irish poet

10 October 2013


Your Artist Statement: Explaining the Unexplainable

Small cubes with no exterior moving parts can propel themselves forward, jump on top of each other, and snap together

Lenticular 3D pigment prints  Examples

(Beginner’s guide to) YouTube

Artist Brings Van Gogh Paintings To Life With 3D Animation And Visual Mapping


(Examples) Gesture GIFs


The Eyes Are Windows Into the Soul

"Reality can not be expressed without words, and reality can not be expressed with words." - Zen koan
"As we grow more experienced, our decisions become more intuitive, our hunches better based upon our understanding of and experience with underlying principles." - @gapingvoid
"You've done better than you know. You've helped more than you realize. And you're closer than you think." - The Universe
"The Foole doth thinke he is wise, but the wiseman knowes himselfe to be a Foole." - William Shakespeare (As You Like It, 1599)
"Art is something new, every time, and art might not work, precisely because it's new, because it's human and because it seeks to connect." - Seth Godin

09 October 2013

Will emergent digital work that aims to graft art, science and technology continue to be shown in museums?

50 Illustrator Tutorials Every Designer Should See

3D-printed Paintings

What it means to be a curator in the digital age

Einstein had more extensive connections between certain parts of his cerebral hemispheres

Tech-Focused Graffiti


(Review5-STAR Speakeasy Contemporary at AWOL Gallery


Is War A Fundamental Part Of Our Culture?  

"Do you think it would be as much fun if you could guarantee that some of your dreams would come true, by forgoing others?" - TU
"May you live every day of your life.” - Jonathan Swift
"I can live today like there's no tomorrow, because I lived yesterday like there is." - R.B. Wild
"... the image must be something that becomes, not something that is." - YAACOV AGAM, 1971 Via
"All things are worthy of interest and study, including the tiniest animalcule or flower, and the universe itself." - Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677)

07 October 2013

(Map) World Drainage Basins

Creating Content for Digital Holograms

(Fractal) jerusalem-cube 

(2min talk) From creation to curation



Political Bias Ruins Your Ability to do Math

Projecting still images onto monumental sculptures


(Official Music Video) Atlas Genius - Trojans

"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
http://bit.ly/GgBLW for more
"Is It Just Me Or Do Artist Statements Sound Pretentious?" - Via
"I've gotten over the fact that every record you make has to be on an equal footing." - Elvis Costello
"Although you don’t see me, it doesn't mean I don’t work." - Ask! action slogan by Revolt Social Workers, Ljubljana
"Five hundred years ago, no painter would talk to you about ideas, or even impact. Painters merely painted. Today, you don't need a brush to be an artist, but you do need to want to make change." - Via

03 October 2013

(Map) Gun crime in NYC

Annals of Improbable Research

Bostonians Vote On New Subway Map

Recent old-school revivalism has brought the GIF back as the perfect low-tech vessel to disseminate today's pop-culture memes


(Art E-zine)  http://mondayartpost.com/current

(Outline) YOU AS A BRAND


Side-barred at "Information Visualization " SI649, fall 2013 course


"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." - Dr.Seuss 
"You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new." - Steve Jobs
"Here's a hint on figuring out your life's purpose: It almost never lies behind the door marked, 'Just be logical'." - The Universe
"Imagine running a marathon every day for 143 straight days. On the highway. Alone. In winter. On one leg. With lung cancer." -Via
"If you understand a painting beforehand, you might as well not paint it." - Salvador Dali

02 October 2013

The World’s Largest Ungoverned Space

Paradoxes experienced by artist-thinkers

(20 min presentation) 'The Urban Interface'

Average Faces of Women and Men Around the World

(New Media show) http://phatt-b.tumblr.com/exhibition


Should Artists Show in “Vanity” Galleries?

(Rationality, Intuition and Emotion) exploring an artistic process

How Costello and Questlove made one of the year’s most talked-about albums


"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance." - Confucius
"If you understand the principles, you can choose your own method." - Hugh MacLeod
"'To express one's inner self so that others can understand you, is' ... not my priority as an artist." - R.B. Wild  (after Author unknown)
"There's no room for guilt or doubt, and little need for hesitancy or half measures." - The Universe
"Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company." - Mark Twain

01 October 2013

How to Feel About Space and Time Maybe Not Existing


SHIFT-IT Visual Coaching System




Wall Decal Ideas

(Version of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," renamed) "Bohemian Gravity," with new lyrics explaining string theory in just 8 minutes


"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times." - Bruce Lee
"Don't ask me why, but sometimes you just have to ask for what you want, twice." - The Universe
"A man is about as big as the things that make him angry." - Winston Churchill
"Success isn't about having more. It's about knowing what you are willing to give up to get what you really want." - Chin-Ning Chu
"What?! Why am I a part of this?" - The horse you rode in on (Via @Pausedesigns)