28 June 2004

The most important part of map creation is the distinctly human decision of what the map needs to 'say' - what data should be integrated, or left out, or reconfigured. Deutinger’s argument is that architects are now using maps to justify their ideas on the basis of climate, topography, politics, or demographics. These maps allow the architect to construct his or his own world vision, to illustrate emergent trends and to identify new opportunities. http://www.archis.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=23

Wall proposes ‘metageography’, a term coined by Lewis and Wigen (1997) to describe a new possible geographical model, through which people can organise their knowledge of the world. To enact a consistent and coherent metageographic model, not only depend on an understanding of how the global urban system works, but just as importantly conceptualizing, instigating and manipulating future metageographies. http://www.archis.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24&sid=85726c31e2527faa7f4e9f153a243efb

Learning Flash is a great way to investigate and explore the use of interaction and animation in cartography. When SVG becomes an accepted web format, I will be able to apply my findings to its full potential in SVG. - http://www.webmapper.net/archives/2004/06/

The Creative Freedom Defense Fund is raising money to defend artists who run afoul of the corporations that take offense at having their products used in socially critical ways. http://creativefreedomdefense.org/

Discussion on syntopical approach to knowledge transfer http://www.thegreatideas.org/204w/TGIO280.pdf"One has to solve problems by practical thinking, not by understanding ideas. I think the more understanding you have, the better you can think, the more likely you are able to deal intelligently with life’s difficult, practical problems. But there is no assurance."
- Adler. ADLER: Read in part, not in whole...A million dollars and eight years later, I finished the job. It took a large extent of persons reading the Great Books. In fact, it was
an investment of 400,000 man-hours of reading to put 165,000 references to the Great Books into 3,000 topics in the Syntopicon...the Great Ideas provide access to understanding and wisdom...

"From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs" - Karl Marx, Manifesto.
“If all of the wisdom of the world were brought to bare on it, it would still be a problem.” - Abe Lincoln

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