29 February 2008

David Rumsey Map Collection is setting up a Second Life presence (this long blog entry on Not Possible IRL has all the details). Via

(Online puzzle) buckymap-puzzle : a screen-based application of the Buckminster Fuller Projection "Our Spaceship Earth" satellite map.

Combinatorial Tiling Theory : http://epinet.anu.edu.au/mathematics/delaney_dress

Online crime maps directory : http://journalistopia.com/2007/09/06/journalistopias-online-crime-maps-directory/

Map Brightness Adjuster: http://hindsight.trulia.com/map/#lat=42.475&lon=-77.172&zoom=4&mix=0.565 (lower right corner).

Map Pixel/Bar Charts

InfoGraphic Map : Via

“Cartographers don’t lie, but they take a position” (The problems of cartography are the same that exist in diplomatic relations).

Digital sculpture given form : http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/cms/?pid=1000174

The formula with which to find an equilateral hexagon's area is 2.5981 times the length of one side squared.

"Labor, even the most humble and the most obscure, if it is well done, tends to beautify and embellish the world." - Gabriele D’Annunzio (1863-1938), poet, author, soldier, political activist, 1920, in Survey of Labor Relations, 1987
"What joy to discern the minute in infinity! The vast to perceive in the small, what Divinity! - Jakob Bernoulli
"It is not only what we do, but what we do not do, for which we are accountable." - Moliere Via
"I try in my prints to testify that we live in a beautiful and orderly world, not in a chaos without norms, even though that is how it sometimes appears." - Maurits Cornelious Escher (1898-1972)
"The future influences the present just as much as the past." - Friedrich Nietzsche

28 February 2008

Gmap Uploader : http://gmapuploader.com/wiki/index.php/How_To_Useis a service that allows you to upload any map or image you want into the Google Maps interface

Online Maps: 50+ Tools and Resources

Algorithmic Mathematical Art : http://xahlee.org/Periodic_dosage_dir/t1/cmaci_larcu3.html

PaganMap : http://seapagan.org/pagan-hierarchy/pagan-hierarchy.gif

Discombobulating Sierpiński triangle

Phi, aka the golden ratio (about 1.618), means that "wherever you go there you are". Via

Contractors Needed for Research, IA, Interaction Design : http://www.dynamicdiagrams.com/about/careers.html

Via'd by http://technogui.blogspot.com/2008/02/facebook-sur-un-mapminding.html

UN Resolution 242 Revisited for "Road Map" pointers : http://www.israpal.com/

Scarlett Johansson's upcoming album of Tom Waits covers, 'Anywhere I Lay My Head', which features 10 covers (and one original song, 'Song for Jo'), is due for worldwide release in May. Via

"[Work] Something made greater by ourselves and in turn makes us greater." - Maya Angelou, novelist, poet, actress, in Black Scholar.
"If you knew just how scared most people are, you'd be even braver (running faster, jumping higher, and laughing louder)." - The Universe
"Creative mathematicians now, as in the past, are inspired by the art of mathematics rather than by any prospect of ultimate usefulness." - Eric Temple Bell
"Bet you could get used to a little more presto, bingo, and ta- da, huh?" - TU
"For me it remains an open question whether [this work] pertains to the realm of interface design or to that of map art." - R.B. Wild (after M.C. Escher)

27 February 2008

Spatial Aspects of Task-Specific Wayfinding Maps : http://faculty.arch.usyd.edu.au/kcdc/books/VR99/Freksa.html

Native American Indian Tribe Maps : http://www.flutekey.com/htm/tribemap.htm (click to zoom).

ManureMap (where the amount of phosphorous in manure that must be disposed exceeds the entire assimilative capacity of the county’s farmland) Via http://www.backspace.com/notes/topic/mapping

Hexagonal Graph Paper PDF Generator : http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/hexagonal/

(Animated) Diamond Theorem : http://finitegeometry.org/sc/16/DTanim.html

2D Hyperbolic Tilings : http://epinet.anu.edu.au/mathematics/hyperbolic_tiling

Globe source : http://www.novarico.com/

(Definition) "Triptych"

Institute for Anarchist Studies : http://www.anarchist-studies.org/ (promoting critical scholarship exploring social domination and reconstructive visions of a free society).

Mathematical Art Exhibits : http://www.bridgesmathart.org/amsmaa.html

"To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life." - Robert Louis Stevenson
"From a little spark may burst a mighty flame." - Dante
"... like a face in a cloud: some see the head of a sheep, some the contours of a ghost while other the backside of a minotaur, all in the same cloud." - Jacques Vache, the Selkirk behind the Surrealist movement
"There is one art, no more, no less: to do all things with art-lessness." - Via
"It is frequent in mathematics that every instance of a concept of seemingly great generality is in essence the same as a small and concrete special case." - Paul Halmos in 'I Want To Be a Mathematician'

25 February 2008

Covering Maps (of Minimal Surfaces) : http://epinet.anu.edu.au/mathematics/covering_maps

Bach Math : http://finitegeometry.org/sc/4/dd/NetsVersion.html

60 More Places to Get Design Inspiration - Online and Off

We Need a World Visualization Day! : http://eagereyes.org/blog/we-need-a-world-visualization-day.html

CollagedMaps : http://mnheartor.blogspot.com/2007/12/map-artists.html

"Visualizing Information for Advocacy: An Introduction to Information Design" : http://webmail.rogershosting.com/hwebmail/services/go.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.backspace.com%2Fnotes%2F2008%2F02%2F15%2Fx.html (free pdf download)

MashUp = Star Wars + Monty Python

(Second) start page site (mind) map : http://www.mindmaps.moonfruit.com/ (First) Via

Writing the Arabic language

Curator of the works of a little known artist named Sternime : http://jakejakob.blogspot.com/

"The crown of a good disposition is humility." - Arab Proverb
"In the middle of these cogitations, apprehensions, and reflections, it came into my thought one day, that all this might be a mere chimera of my own, and that this foot might be a print of my own foot." - Robinson Crusoe
"Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish." - Ovid
"The main thing to keeping the main thing the main thing, is reminding yourself as often as you can of where the most joy will come from (the main thing is keeping focused on your true end result, not the "hows" of getting there). And there is no more effective end result than happiness." - The Universe
"In the mountains of truth you never climb in vain." - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

22 February 2008

PicLens instantly transforms your browser into a full-screen 3D experience for viewing images from Google, Yahoo, SmugMug, Flickr, Photobucket, and DeviantArt. Just type a query and view all the results in the PicLens interactive "3D Wall" (drag, click, and zoom your way around a wall of pictures for an extraordinary viewing experience).

Sierpinski Tetrahedron : http://www.public.asu.edu/~starlite/sierpinskitetrahedron.html

Transparent New York : interactive series of layers that allow you to construct your own maps of Manhattan. Via http://thewhereblog.blogspot.com/search?q=map

Watching cities in 4D

(Map Show Review) Picturing the World, Around Us : (Maps Have Always Worked On More Than One Level: There's the You-Are-Here That Lets Us See Where We Are and Where We're Going).

Geometry and the Imagination : http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/docs/doyle/mpls/handouts/handouts.html

3D Model Monk

(The talk show you won't see on TV) The Influencers : http://webmail.rogershosting.com/hwebmail/services/go.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theinfluencers.org explores controversial forms of art and communication guerrilla, presenting independent projects that play with global popular culture, infiltrate the mass media, and transform fashions, consumption and technological fetishism.

Google Pack is software specifically selected by Google (always free - no trial versions or spyware).

Got 'pie'd by an RSS reader/blog

"Navigation is about more than going from one point to the next. It's about fulfilling one's aspirations." - James Akerman of the Newberry Library in Chicago
"A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions; as attempts to find out something." - Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844 - 1900, German
"Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men." - Kin Hubbard
"A city changes shape, alas, faster than a mortal’s heart." - Baudelaire
"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." - Edward Degas

20 February 2008

Complex system modelling in Second Life

Golden Ratio Spiral Orbit Trap : http://nylander.wordpress.com/2005/03/03/golden-ratio-spiral-orbit-trap/

MailboxMap : http://www.mailboxmap.com/ (helps you locate blue USPS mailboxes). Via : http://youareherehon.blogspot.com/2008_01_01_archive.html

Art = Science = Map = Way Cool

Tesselations : http://www.polytess.info/ Via

(Zoom animation) http://www.hadron.org/~hatch/teresa120frames.mpg (created accidentally while playing with a test pattern for a multi-resolution earth browser).

ideaCity : http://www.ideacityonline.com/featured-speakers-2008.html ('Canada's Premiere Meeting of the Minds') is an eclectic gathering of artists, adventurers, authors, cosmologists, doctors, designers, entertainers, filmmakers, inventors, magicians, musicians, scientists and technologists.

Dynamic Image Wall : http://www.bloglines.com/about/wallofimages

(French Blog) "Cartographismes" : http://cartomane.blog.lemonde.fr/

"Whatever interest attaches to your subject-matter must be evoked here and now… The present contains all that there is." - A.N. Whitehead, The Aims of Education, 1929
"This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco, this ain’t no fooling around." - David Byrne, Life During Wartime
"The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments." - Friedrich Nietzsche
"Anything can be justified." - The Universe
"What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left." - Oscar Levant

19 February 2008

Google Map Zoom Animation

Talking Heads Map

Paris RoadNoise Map : http://www.v1.paris.fr/fr/environnement/bruit/carto_jour_nuit/cartobruit.html

Corporate Connection Map : http://flickr.com/photos/zoharma/97214235/sizes/o/

(Project A7, Sub-project) Cartographic Models in Contemporary Art : Dr Susanne Leeb - Research Associate, Free University Berlin. Beginning in the 1950s, the map as a pictorial form and medium of information, as well as cartography as an aesthetic and histological praxis, has undergone a process of artistic re-appropriation, and has been theorized under the concept of mapping. This theoretical rediscovery begins with the redefinition of maps as models for forms of behavior, and as capable of disclosing new modes of experience, as programmatically formulated by the Situationists.

Click on the engineering challenge you think is the most important : http://www.engineeringchallenges.org/default.aspx

Laminated Lattice ; a lattice which is built up of layers of n-dimensional lattices in (n+1)-dimensional space.

The Writing Is On The Apartheid Wall : http://peoplesgeography.com/2008/02/08/the-writing-is-on-the-apartheid-wall/ and More guerilla graffiti in the Holy Land: Israel’s apartheid barrier as a canvas

http://www.theartistprojecttoronto.com/home.php four day exhibition and sale of contemporary fine art (featuring over one hundred juried independent artists).

Listed : "Greatmap, la cartographie du mind mapping'

Recent Sale : LibraryMapPoster in WildMaps on February 12, 2008 sold to anonymous user.

"In information mapping you don't understand things. You just get used to them." - R.B.Wild (after Johann von Neumann)
"The Cubist moment was…a beginning, defining desires which are still unmet." - J. Berger. 'The Moment of Cubism,' 1969
"Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about." - Law of Logical Argument
"You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." - Mark Twain
"The 'easy way' is rarely the glamorous way (unless, of course, you can see the glamour in baby steps and blue jeans)." - The Universe

15 February 2008

Can Imagery Have DNA? : digital watermarking allows users to store core metadata in the watermark of a satellite image.

The truncated alternated cubic honeycomb is a uniform space-filling tessellation (or honeycomb) in Euclidean 3-space.

Mapwing : http://www.mapwing.com/ turn your digital photos into virtual tours that include interactive maps, images, and comments (then share with friends, clients, or the entire world).

Map of the entire Internet : http://thewholeinternet.wordtothewise.com/ Via

Mapping the Imagination exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum (until 27 April 2008) Maps are simplified schematic diagrams that employ a universal visual language through which we codify and comprehend our world (information about places, routes, networks and boundaries). Via

Heart Map Collage : http://www.flickr.com/photos/maiabee/501129834/ Via

196 posts tagged with 'maps' : (View popular tags)

(Definition) PONARV (PO narv) n. [acronym] A project of no apparent redeeming value. Via

The Fractal Artists' Ring : http://www.ringsurf.com/netring?action=info&ring=Fractal_Art_Ring

Listed : Discover From This Topic & Page: [Discover] Information Architects Japan (http://www.informationarchitects.jp/) Bookmark

"Photography is a unique art that allows people to go back, not only to rediscover themselves but also to get something in print for the first time." - David Travis, Curator of Photography, Art Institute of Chicago
"Machine-made pictures, framed with words." - Archimedes
"Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success." - Rob Gilber
"Every creation springs from an abundance… an overflow of energy. Creation is accomplished by a surplus of ontological substance." - Mircea. Eliade, The Sacred and the Profane, 1957
"Ask and ye shall receive, knock and it shall be opened unto you." - Jesus

13 February 2008

US Plutonium Map Via

InfoGraphic Maps

Designorati: Cartography : http://designorati.com/articles/t1/cartography/ To explore the origins, view the state of the art, and guess at the future of the common (and uncommon) map.

Public Participation GIS : http://www.diva-gis.org/

Are You A Curation King? (They're identifiable subject matter experts who dive through mountains of digital information and distill it down to its most relevant, essential parts).

Firefox Recommended Add-ons : https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/recommended

Use #40 effect to draw pixelated line

Reflections on plausible crop-circle creator theories

Submit to COMPETITION 2008 (see Expressions of Nakba on Facebook) Via

Received a direct visit from this interesting place : http://www.artcenter.edu/

"A picture is worth a thousand words, but it uses up three thousand times the memory. " - ?
"Through all the world there goes one long cry from the heart of the artist: Give me leave to do my utmost." -Isak Dineson, Babette's Feast
"All of us have been classically trained, and now we’re in a jazz age. - Rishad Tobaccowala, chief innovation officer of Publicis, one of the world’s biggest advertising groups (quoted in The Economist)
"Do not try to prove yourself. Quietly pursue your aims and you will get what is due." - I.Ching Via

11 February 2008

subversive cartographies : a series of presentations organized by Chris Perkins (University of Manchester) for the upcoming 2008 Association of American Geographers meeting (Boston, April 15-19 2008).

Dealing with the (Virtual) World in our Minds : http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/15475

Interactive Tree View of the LexisNexis Directory of Online Sources

zMapper : http://www.zuggsoft.com/zmapper/zmapperinfo.htm is general purpose Map database creation program. Overlay your map database on any graphical image. Enhance maps with shapes, icons, and text. Supports Cartesian, hexagonal, or octagonal map layouts.

Web 3.0 : http://www.digitalsolid.com/2007/07/23/if-there-is-ever-a-web-30-mount-rushmore-blaise-aguera-y-arcas-face-will-be-next-to-jeff-hans/

Optical Illusion Categories : Escher Style, Impossible Objects, Stereograms>, Multiple Meanings, Anamorphism , Tests Via

(Free moderated discussion on the convergence of art and science) Discuss the interrelations among art, science, technology and visual studies.

Design of an Unfolded Hypercube House created in genius work environment : http://laffoley.com/index2.html

(Blog) http://coolinfographics.blogspot.com/search/label/map?max-results=100


Received favorable mention here : http://youareherehon.blogspot.com/2008/02/another-tip-of-tiara.html (but no side-bar listing? yet?)

"Rockefeller once explained the secret of success. 'Get up early, work late - and strike oil.' " - Joey Adams
"Just as none of us is outside or beyond geography, none of us is completely free from the struggle over geography. That struggle is complex and interesting because it is not only about soldiers and cannons but also about ideas, about forms, about images and imaginings." - Edward Said (1994) Via
"Maintain stability and integrity without being willful. Success will come without effort in its own time." - The Oracle
"Everything had broken down and new things had to be made out of the fragments. Collage was like an image of the revolution within me—not as it was, but as it might have been." - Kurt Schwitters
"The height of cleverness is to be able to conceal it." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

08 February 2008

One of the few 'Conference Maps" drawn since : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/KnowledgeMap.htm (the first one ever?) at UCI 5 years ago. Via

Elementary Honeycombs

Crimespotting : http://www.stamen.com/oakland_crime_map is an interactive map of crimes in Oakland (and a tool for understanding crime).

MORPHEUS Photo Morpher

Recut, Reframe, Recycle : http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/resources/publications/recut_reframe_recycle/
(Quoting Copyrighted Material in User-Generated Video)

(151,038) Flickr results for photos matching perspectives.

BurkeMap referenced : http://likeherdingchickens.blogspot.com/2008/01/blast-from-past.html

Festival of Arts and Creativity :

Giant fractal pecan pie : http://www.instructables.com/id/giant-fractal-pecan-pie/

http://www.apartheidweek.org/toronto.html supported by http://caia.tyo.ca/

"Great art is deeply ordered. Even if within the order there may be enormously instinctive and accidental things, nevertheless they come out of a desire for ordering and for returning fact onto the nervous system in a more violent way." - Francis Bacon
"I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it." - ?
"At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want." - Lao Tzu Via
"Truth was a pathless land." - Jeddu Krishnamurti (1896-1986)
"(True brilliance is not a function of understanding one's view of the world and finding order, logic, and spirituality in it.) True brilliance is understanding that your view of order, logic, and spirituality is what created your world. And therefore being forever capable of changing everything." - The Universe

06 February 2008

3D Sierpinski fractal renderer : http://www.icewalkers.com/Linux/Software/524310/3D-Sierpinski-fractal-generator.html
with several attractor shapes.

San Francisco Emotion Map : (Christian Nold, 2007) Via : http://www.newmuseum.org/events/124

Landscapes beyond land : http://www.abdn.ac.uk/anthropology/landscapeseminar2.shtml new ethnographies of landscape and environment

CollageMachine : http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/collagemachine.htm

L(A)TTITUDES : Ten contemporary artists explore mapping borders and boundaries of Israel and Palestine at Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery (Music/Arts - Opening) Thursday, February 21, 2008 5:00pm - 7:00pm Washington, DC Jewish Community Center

(Definition) 'pastiche : The word has two competing meanings, either meaning a "hodge-podge" or an imitation (describing a literary or other artistic genre). For other uses, see Pastiche (disambiguation).

Changed the DNS settings of existing domain (pre-registered) with the following "domain name server" information: Primary Hostname: ns1.meganameservers.com

Their first Flickr Image favorite

Most glowing review to date : http://visual-mapping.blogspot.com/2008/02/ron-wild-incredible-information-mapping.html

"Stillness is the language God speaks, and everything else is a bad translation." - Sant Kirpal Singh, Emanationism and Non-Duality
"One geometry cannot be more true than another; it can only be more convenient." - Henri Poincaré, French mathematician

04 February 2008

Hyperbolic Space (Introduction) : http://theiff.org/oexhibits/oe1.html (Like the blind man and the elephant, hyperbolic space appears in different guises depending on how we approach it). Via

The Museum of Play Maps

TOURIST ATTRACTION ...OR PSYCHO-PATH? Tales from the underground

Abstract thoughts stop motion animation... over photo of paintings

(Definition) "Visualizing" : the surest, fastest, most ingenious way, between here and there.

Side-barred under 'Map Sites' : http://creativestratgies.blogspot.com/2008/01/antique-map.html

"The child, but dimly aware at the time -- Remembers all his life The shock of being born." - Bradford Shank
"If, as the Moors believed, repeated patterns connote the divine, we might conclude that Heaven itself would be a hyperbolic space." - Via
"Let the lion give one roar and the brains of the little foxes will split open." - Radical Talk from Rinzai

01 February 2008

Mapping Public Media : http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/resources/publications/mapping_public_media_inside_and_out/
Inside and Out

Rink Map

(Image) Fractal Window Panes : http://www.paul-brown.com/GALLERY/GALL90/SERPINSKI.HTM

MAPPING THE HOLOCAUST: http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/focus/maps/

Visual Encryption : http://fractalbeanstalk.blogspot.com/2006/12/visual-encryption.html

Edutainment? : http://llk.media.mit.edu/papers/edutainment.pdf ( No Thanks. I Prefer Playful Learning)

(Inspirational? video) IdeaBlob - What is an Idea? : http://www.ideablob.com

ROM Programs : http://www.rom.on.ca/programs/lectures/pdf/romlife_win08.pdf

Son on Peace Mission

wildmaps now listed under MAPS

"The road to Heaven may not be a road at all." - Peter Holleran
"Art from New Places." - Andy Warhol
"You can meditate for fifteen years and get one inch closer to God; or you can be really angry and be with Him instantly." - Sufi proverb
"The future may be unknowable, but it's not unthinkable." - Richard Koshalek, President, Art Center College of Design
"You can have more, you can even have it all, when you begin seeing perspectives you have never seen before." - TU