24 April 2006

Urban Screens : http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/special11_2/lester/index.html the beginning of a universal visual culture;
Words are forgotten, but pictures stay in our minds
The syntax of symbols: a brave new (visual) world
The alphabet of images and objects
The only 'language' understood in all parts of the world
Medium and message form one symbolic statement
Visual messages become a language when read in the mind

"Information Visualization" Blog : http://akbani.blogspot.com/

The proverbial 'back of a an envelope" (mind)map ------------------->>>>>>>

Yahoo Search "pan zoom ajax map viewer" : http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=pan%20zoom%20ajax%20map%20viewer&ei=UTF-8&fr=FP-tab-web-t&b=21

Maps of Imagination : http://www.carmenvia.com/MOI.html animated (mind)map drawing gif.

Mashups for fun--and profit? : http://news.com.com/2100-1032_3-6062563.html A story on CNet about companies building their businesses around map mashups; “The main reason for caution is the very thing that makes mashups so popular — they’re fairly easy to create, and it’s not that difficult for someone to duplicate the more successful ones. ... Are they the next big thing on the Web, or just a nifty niche for small companies and hobbyists?”

http://www.mindmap-ebook.com/index2.asp a new e-book designed to help you to solve the most common problems that you may encounter when creating visual (mind)maps.

Sample game map artist : http://www.mapsandmore.com/maps/index.html

Yahoo Pay Per Call discussion : http://forums.searchenginewatch.com/showthread.php?threadid=8623

MobyDick Map : http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/images/1831s.jpg Via http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/tri064.html

Greek number prefixes : 1 - mono, 2 - di, 3 - tri, 4 - tetra, 5 - penta, 6 - hexa, 7 - hepta, 8 - octa, 9 - ennia, 10 - deca, 11 - hendeca, 12 - dodeca, 13 - triskaideca, 14 - tetrakaideca, 15 - pentakaideca , 16 - hexakaideca, 17 - heptakaideca, 18 - octakaideca, 19 - enniakaideca, 20 - icosa .

"The greatest thing by far is to be master of the metaphor. It is the one thing that cannot be learnt from others; and it is also a sign of genius, since a good metaphor implies an intuitive perception of similarity in dissimilars." - Aristotle
“Words divide, pictures unite.” - Otto Neurath, Austrian statistician wrote in 1925.
"Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time." - Malcolm Forbes
"God does not ask about our ability, but our availability." - Unknown
"Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative." - Oscar Wilde

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