01 October 2004

Stamen developed a live, map-based, interactive Q&A session that allows thousands of people to communicate visually via a moderated discussion (map shared by participants as they listened to the audio webcast) . Visitors logging on can "see" themselves and their submitted questions on the map, along with those of other MoveOn community members. http://clients.stamen.com/moveon_screenshots/West%20Coast/Picture%2086.1280x960.jpg Participants responded to straw polls during the course of the event, responses lit up the map in yellow, orange, and red to show the response summaries for members nationwide. Participants were encouraged to ask questions for special guest; locations where questions had been entered showed up on the map as dark-red dots, overlaid on the white dots showing party locations.

The Rasterbator is a web service which creates huge rasterized pictures out of relatively small image files.
http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/wizard.gas . First the server examines the original image (preview image is not used here to ensure maximum quality). The image is divided into squares. Each square maps to a dot in the output. The average brightness and color values of the origin square determine the size (and color if desired) of the output dot - bright area produces a small dot. Vector representations of the dots are written into a pdf document. When the entire image is processed, your browser is sent to a different page, which will instruct it to download the pdf file.”

Free PDF Creator - PrimoPDF : Rapidly becoming the de facto standard for electronic document distribution, PDF also enables you to add features like security, bookmark navigation, web optimization, and more. http://www.primopdf.com/

"The one potent lesson to be deduced from the Renaissance is that of adaptation and appropriation." - Albert Kahn lecture notes, ca. 1900. (Albert Kahn Papers, Archives of American Art) http://archivesofamericanart.si.edu/exhibits/sketchbk/akahn.htm

“To control your cow, give it a bigger pasture.” - Suzuki Roshi, Zen Master

"Life, is not what you see, but what you've projected.
It's not what you've felt, but what you've decided.
It's not what you've experienced, but how you've remembered it.
It's not what you've forged, but what you've allowed.
It's not who's appeared, but who you've summoned.
And it's not where you've been, but where you're going.
And this should serve you well until you find what you already have. "- The Universe

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