05 May 2006

The Why and How of the All Important Site Map : http://groups.google.com/group/net-gold/browse_thread/thread/84749278ff78c57d/26a196d77f263436?lnk=st&q=1-900-870-6235&rnum=2&hl=en#26a196d77f263436

Illuminating the Path (also available as a 200 page book from IEEE Press for $35) :
Preface (84K PDF)
Executive Summary (346K PDF)
1. Grand Challenges (500K PDF)
2. The Science of Analytical Reasoning (1.9MB PDF)
3. Visual Representations and Interaction Technologies (4.6MB PDF)
4. Data Representations and Transformations (560K PDF)
5. Production, Presentation, and Dissemination (4.3MB PDF)
6. Moving Research into Practice (848K PDF)
7. Positioning for Enduring Success (108K PDF)
Additional Reading (84K PDF)

416 'mapping' links : http://www.programmableweb.com/tag/mapping

Cartogram Gallery : http://www.ncgia.ucsb.edu/projects/Cartogram_Central/gallery.html

Plexagon : http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/~pbourke/geometry/plexagon/ is a new modular geometry based on the radial pleating of polygonal plates, and their joining or co-bracing into 3D modules. Via http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/~pbourke/geometry/

"lenses" on Visual Thinking : http://www.squidoo.com/communicationnation Via http://www.squidoo.com/Visualthinking/

Generator.x : http://www.generatorx.no/is a conference and exhibition examining the current role of software and generative strategies in art and design. Animation illustrating plexagon formation

Wassily Kandinsky experiments with abstract forms. He believed that abstraction was the “pictorial language of the future”. A visual language, with a defined grammar and syntax, would provide a structure which could support the revelation of particular meta-structures in knowledge visualization. Via http://www.gregjudelman.com/media/judelmanThesis2004.pdf
map - show patterns, not data
optimize - maximize the information to cognitive effort ratio
stabilize - stabilize the informational and operational context
adapt - make the interface coherent with the application
digitalize - push the potential of the digital medium to handle complexity

(Supposedly) interesting presentation style : http://www.identity20.com/media/OSCON2005/ an unique way to use Powerpoint (or the Apple equivalent).

Me, Me, Me… An Artists’ Introduction to Self Promotion : http://www.artquest.org.uk/exhibit/mememe/index.html

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"Everything is related to everything else, but closer things are more closely related." - Waldo Tobler
"Art lives through influencing other art, not as the physical residue of an artist's ideas." - Joseph Kosuth, a conceptual artist, whose works are hanging in the Freud Museum.

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