20 June 2008

Gene Maps [Patterns Recognised] Via

Facet Flipping Via http://www.thefwa.com/

Greek island maps : finding the most beautiful spot in the world

Graffiti Map

Game Map Symbology

AndreaMosaic : http://www.andreaplanet.com/andreamosaic/ photo mosaic Software can make a 1,5 GigaPixel Mosaic ,but mucking around with mosaics suggests mosaic creator has two important differences to andrea: it can generate an image using a range of tile shapes (eg triangle and hexagons), and it does not need to firstly compile libraries of tile images (you can give it individual images or directories of images).

Much of what we know about innovation is wrong;

Burning Man Presents Precompression 2008: Dreams & Delusions

Sidebarred 'cartography' : http://richardfrance.wordpress.com/category/france/

International Conference on Diaspora and Cosmopolitanism

"Dyslexics have more fnu." - Via
"If it is true that time is always memorialized not as flow, but as memories of experienced places and spaces, then history must indeed give way to poetry, time to space, as the fundamental material of social expression." - David Harvey, The Condition of Postmodernity
"A great man is he who has not lost the heart of a child." - Mencius
"Certainly nature seems to have arranged it so that everyone is delighted with his own insights." - St. Thomas More, Utopia
"This is like deja vu all over again." - Yogi Berra

19 June 2008

(Video) In 1815, William Smith created a map of the strata of England that determined man's place in the world today.

Subprime Credit Crisis Map

Tour de France Stages Map

Athens Subway/Bus Map

Geography and the Church

Image Instruction (Digital Images at Cornell University)

Top 50 Tech Visionaries

Scientific Film-making

facultycynthia camlinsample work Via mock cartography

Flashed quotes uncopyable(?)

"I tend to like the maps that have a 3D-ish sense to it." - Nitro
"When a great moment knocks on the door of your life, very often it's no louder than the beating of your heart, and it's very easy to miss it." - Boris Pasternak
"Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight." - Phyllis Diller
"Time is money, money is the root of all evil, and knowledge is power. Therefore, procrastination is the key to world peace." - Anon
"Fortune favours the bold." - Virgil

18 June 2008

Primera is a multiplayer environment where you control an avatar that moves around an isometric-scrollable map (and you are able to see whatother people are doing/saying), and it runs entirely on dhtml. Via : http://ajaxian.com/archives/primera-3d-communication-world

SubwayWalk Oblique Aerial

A Map of Art History

(Animated) Syphilis Map : Showing Progress toward Elimination (in North Carolina, 1980-2003)

MindMaps (wide range of topics)

Glowlab : http://www.glowlab.com/ supports emerging art and technology inspired by the everyday life of cities. Produce Conflux, the art and technology festival for the creative exploration of urban public space.

Tutorial to learn more about how to use PicLens (plugin added to your website or blog).

Polyvore Map Sets

http://greatmap.blogspot.com/2007_05_01_archive.html is a Google employee's (?)favorite

Ontario College of Art and Design is posting videos of their guest lectures by artists online for the public.

"One of the most stringent conditions all angels must meet, is that they must not allow themselves to feel hurt or rejected by the choices made by others, no matter how much they've done for them nor how great their love (angels are people too). - The Universe
"If it don't seem like it's worth the effort, it probably ain't." - Cowboy Wisdom
"That which hasn’t been used in a long time, could be the key that unlocks many wonderful things." - Via
"Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -- but sail we must and not drift, nor lie at anchor." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Commit and correct." - Robert Genn

17 June 2008

My Maps - Google Maps User Guide

http://www.visuwords.com/?word=drawing visually shows the relationships between words graphically like a mind-map.

Cemetery Map via Google Maps supercedes scanned County Cemetery Maps

(US) Accent Map : (Linguistic Geography)

Junk Charts Recycling chartjunk as junk art

Jess Lee lead MyMaps initiative at Google

David Rumsey Historical Map collection includes more than 150,000 maps (not in Second Life in its entirety), but what is here, is quite amazing in its 3-D form! Via

Robert Rauschenberg, American Artist (who time and again reshaped art in the 20th century), defied the traditional idea that an artist stick to one medium or style.

Gallery of Philosophical Images

"W" / when/ where/why ... quotes

"If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society." - Jean Piaget
"Le superflu, chose très nécessaire (The superfluous, a very necessary thing)." - Voltaire
"Better is one's own path - though imperfect - than the path of another well made." - Unknown
"In order to conquer, what we need is to dare, still to dare, and always to dare. - Georges Jacques Danton
"How difficult it is to be simple." - Vincent van Gogh

16 June 2008

The Cartography of GeoWeb Base Maps and “Rolling Your Own”

Video: Introduction to Mindmapping (from the creator of Mindmapping, Tony Buzan)


First Internet Map : (by Joyce Reynolds)

maps+web2.0 : http://del.icio.us/noelegance/maps%2Bweb2.0?page=2


(Video tutorial) Polyvore : http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/app online visual image mash-up editor

e-learning consultant and instructional designer : http://www.liquidelearning.com/

Short Biography of Umberto Eco (describes himself as a polychronic personality, who “will start many things at the same time merging them together to form a continuous interconnection.")

Map Quilts : http://ianhundleystudio.com/quilts.php#

Custom font quote generator

"A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one's own path, not chasing after the dreams of others." - Chin-Ning Chu
"It was never meant to be hard. You're an artist. You can create anything." - TU
"The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore theyattempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation." - Pearl S. Buck, 1892-1973, Author, Nobel & Pulitzer Prize Winner
"The tale is often wiser than the teller." - Susan Fletcher (as Marjan, in Shadow Spinner)
"Greatness is more than potential. It is the execution of that potential." - Eric A. Burns

13 June 2008

(More than) 15 useful and creative Google mashups

William Shakespeare Study Matrix Literature Book Summaries

Conference on Visualization and Data Analysis 2009 : http://vw.indiana.edu/vda2009/


Map of the USA, Made in Japan

Latin Invasion Map : http://frontpage.americandaughter.com/wp-images/aztlan.jpg

'Would technology would be as advanced as it is today if the great scientists and mathematicians (e.g. Newton, Euler) had never lived?.... yes. '

Creative genius at work

Featured at http://maptheelephant.blogspot.com/ (22 Apr)

War on Terra

"The hardest thing for most to understand about manifesting major life changes, is that it's so easy...Child's play." - The Universe
"It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious." - Alfred North Whitehead
"Put the devil to work in your work. Fill it with private magic. Use techniques and processes that are yours alone and tough to master. Do things that others can't." - Robert Genn
"The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next." - Ursula K. LeGuin
"Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great." - Fernando Flores

12 June 2008

Steganography: Hiding Data Within Data

Aging Map : representation of the biology behind aging using a network diagram.

On The Map : notcot.com project by Stefanie Posavec that maps the rhythm and flow of literary works into some stunning visual posters. Via

Prince Henry the Navigator, the Hero of Portugal and of Modern Discovery


The infamous Absolut Mexico border map : http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/node/8602

Paula Levine (bombing in Iraq superimposed onto San Fransisco map).


International Digital Print Open Competition : Past Exhibitions

Doomsday argument : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_argument

"Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination." - Bertrand Russell Via
"Plan a little, implement a lot" - Etienne Wenger
"All pain is self-inflicted; which means you needn't feel any at all once you stop choosing to hurt." - The Universe
"What is to give light must endure burning." - Viktor Frankl
"Don't worry about bitin' off more'n you can chew; your mouth is probably a whole lot bigger'n you think." - Cowboy Wisdom

11 June 2008

User Interface Technology Delivery

Hotmap : http://hotmap.msresearch.us/ the Use of Virtual Earth - About This Map

Catalog of Uniform Polytopes

Bird's Eye View

This annimation uses the TracenPoche dynamic geometry software (and requires Adobe Flash player 7 ). Click the red button () on the figure to start the animation. Drag points A, C, and line AC to change the figure.

Keys to Improving Your Memory Study Matrix


Why It’s Hard to Map Media Coverage

Fractal Imagery (Hi-Res)

Unselfish brain region discovered

"He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind." - Leonardo Da Vinci
"But meanwhile time flies; it flies never to be regained." - Virgil
“Cognitive psychology has shown that the mind best understands facts when they are woven into a conceptual fabric, such as a narrative, mental map, or intuitive theory." - Steven Pinker
"Don't judge people by their relatives." - Cowboy Wisdom Via
"Cherish your vision and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements." - Napoleon Hill

10 June 2008

Visualizing Coxeter polytopes : http://www.math.cmu.edu/~fho/jenn/

Mapping Phone Data in Four Easy Steps

Make your own digital vector map : http://www.planiglobe.com/omc_set.html (PostScript® level 1 language and the Illustrator® 7 formats are vector based graphic formats which overcome resolution limitations usually found with JPEG or GIF formats).

Summary of Projection Properties : http://erg.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/MapProjections/projections.html

Map of Central Theatres, Cinemas and Art Museums / Galleries in Valencia, Spain


Imagery Techniques for Learning Abstract Concepts : http://www.mupad.com/mathpad/2004_1/visual_maths/

Fractal Geometry: Mindmap, Videos

Create & share comics : http://www.mainada.net/comics/

Idea to use UP sketch backgrounds to produce quote cards like these.

"There is only one admirable form of the imagination: the imagination that is so intense that it creates a new reality, that it makes things happen." - Sean O'Faolain
"What is not surrounded by uncertainty cannot be the truth." - Richard Feynman
"We have now become aware of the possibility of arranging the entire human environment as a work of art, as a teaching machine designed to maximize perception and to make everyday learning a process of discovery. " - Marshall McLuhan
"Even if you only 'attempt' to do it, you will have done it (the slightest effort on your side is leveraged 10,000 times...)." - TU
"I have done things I know that I cannot do." - Henri Matisse

09 June 2008

Getting Started with Google Mapplets

Interactive Mind Maps : http://www.gogeometry.com/mindmap/index.html

Hexagonal grid (for games and other projects) Download demo project - 68 Kb

The Justice Mapping Center : http://www.justicemapping.org/expertise/ uses computer mapping and other graphical depictions of quantitative data to analyze and communicate social policy information.

Flickr: The GIS / Maps Pool

Nice to see that someone at Who Owns is researching mind maps' (but, using Google search engine?)

Before Second Life, there was… Habitat

Psychology in Human-Computer Interaction : http://videolectures.net/chi08_kieras_phc/ provides a framework to understand how the various topics are related to research and practice. It is a tried-and true introduction and has become a CHI conference tradition.

Measuring Visual Clutter : http://web.mit.edu/rruth/www/clutter.htm


"If we all work together, we can totally disrupt the system." - Ashleigh Brilliant
"The origin of thinking is some perplexity, confusion or doubt." - John Dewey
"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." - Lao Tzu
"... if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it." - Clive Staples Lewis
"There usually is an answer to any problem: simple, clean, and wrong."- H.L. Mencken

06 June 2008

Adding visual modeling to its development tools and other software is a priority for Microsoft (allow developers to create a visual map of an application's architecture, and then compare that to the back-end code).

Idea Mapping Book Summary

http://vectormagic.stanford.edu/ upload any image without any registration, select the vectorizing method between three different qualities and, after it is processed, you can download the EPS, SVG, or PNG (and resize it to any size you want since it won't lose quality anymore). Free to use and completely web-based. Via

On a quest to elevate doodling to the status of an art form that it deserves!

Waldorf Education: Geometry

(Brazil) searching 'timeline map of the great ideas'

Generative art / Algorithmic art -- Time based image

Sidebarred here under 'Misc'

Living on a Fault Line

Just because street people are inside doesn’t mean the problem is solved.

"For those dancing to their own beat within life's greater rhythm, heaven shall appear at their feet and abundance shall come as easily as breathing." - The Universe
"It is only when we realize that everything is pointless that we can act fearlessly." - R.W. Fassbinder
"Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity." - R. I. Fitzhenry
"You can count the number of seeds in an apple, but you can't count the number of apples in a seed. " - Via
"Although science and art are social phenomena, an innovation in either field occurs only when a single mind perceives in disorder a deep new unity." - J. Bronowski

05 June 2008

(International Conference) Spatial Cognition 2008 (September 15-19, 2008in Freiburg, Germany)

(Test) Are You Lost ? : http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Bad_maps

Gestalt principles of form perception

Crop circles in Google maps ? of course yes (blue markers).

'Future of Making' Map

Creation Portal : http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Creation_Portal about all things content creation-related in Second Life.

Eatlime : http://www.eatlime.com/files/ (previously called YouSwap) is a free online service that allows you to upload and share files online. Via

(Game) Mythosa Map

Amazon community) "cartography Home" (130 customers) Products (239) Discussions (1) Lists & Guides (5)


"Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy." - Havelock Ellis
"It is not worth an intelligent man’s time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that." - G.H. Hardy
"Every view of things that is not strange is false." - Paul Valéry
"In the end the aggressors always destroy themselves, making way for others who know how to cooperate and get along. Life is much less a competitive struggle for survival than a triumph of cooperation and creativity." - Fritjof Capra
"It’s one thing to have vision that resonates, and quite another to articulate it and get it out into the world." - Iona Miller

04 June 2008

Use this tool (http://www.takitwithme.com/geembed.html ) to embed Google My Maps or Google Earth KML directly into your blog or website using the new Google Earth 3D Plugin.

Principles of Cartography: Making Your Maps Look Good! (PPT) Via : http://www.maptheuniverse.com/?p=31

Flexplearn (FLexible EXPloratory LEARNing)

Map of Findability

Talking About Spirals

http://www.photoshoproadmap.com/ Tutorials and Downloads

Finally - why women can’t read maps

An idea that ran its course(?) : http://www.schmoozerama.com/

PowerPoint: A powerful tool poorly used, or a poor tool overused?

Machu Picchu 2 3 Next

"Talent unused might as well not exist." - R.B. Wild (after Aesop)
"Weak leaders stay within safe boundaries, strong leaders march off the map." - ?
"Knowledge is simply knowing when to laugh." - Duane McCormick
"When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap." - Cynthia Heimel
"Don’t refuse to go on an occasional wild goose chase. That’s what wild geese are for." - Anonymous

03 June 2008

Design Principles of Interactive Maps : http://oregonstate.edu/~kinzelm/FinalExam/DesignInteractive.doc

Show Google Your Site Is Useful (Google Sitelinks - The Good, Bad, and Ugly)

View http://www.weblo.com/ Assets on the Map

(Video) Mindmapping :


This news aggregator : http://www.your2ndplace.com/aggregator?page=6 picked up my posting of 28May (regarding virtual worlds).

Find Projects (or contractors) : http://www.crowdbay.com/home.html

JOHN HEARTFIELD : use of photomontage for political satire.

McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology : http://www.mcluhan.utoronto.ca/index.htm

ART LISTINGS : http://www.nowtoronto.com/art/listings.cfm

"No one really cares about your 'stuff,' (if you don't care about your 'stuff'); they're far more interested in their own 'stuff.'" - The Universe
"Don't be afraid to give up the good for the great." - Kenny Rogers
"Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea." - Lou Dorfsman Via
"You learn to leave your strokes alone." - Ted Smuskiewicz
"Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it." - Soren Kierkegaard

02 June 2008

50 Tips to Create a Learning Space in Second Life

Baseball FanMap

Cycling Map Via : http://www.tbn.ca/

Blogs about: Google Maps : http://wordpress.com/tag/google-maps/

Subway growth animation contest

Space Blindness

Principal Researcher : http://www.billbuxton.com/

Collection of fractal art and animations set to music

Pantazis' Puzzle Paradise Via

(Instrumental) Never Let Go

"While conventional artists may enjoy great favor, the ‘strange attractors,’ including leading edge and extreme artists have a special role as catalysts in contemporary life." - Iona Miller
"If one plays good music people don't listen, and if one plays bad music people don't talk." - Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
"The potential for all things happening is not equally distributed ...(life has a rhythm; there's already momentum)." - TU
"If you haven’t found something wonder/full during the day, it hasn’t been much of a day." - R.B. Wild (after John A. Wheeler)
"Too many notes." - Joseph II, Emperor-composer (to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)