28 November 2008

Official Google Maps API Reverse Geocoder

Yaris vs. Yaris (multiplayer “advergame”) 'Map Makin'

Triangle : A Two-Dimensional Quality Mesh Generator

(Flickr pool) “Great Diagrams in Anthropology, Linguistics, & Social Theory”.

BlogSearch 'map'

(Infovis 2008) Art Exhibition

Toronto Digital Art Association : http://pixelgallery.org/aboutus.html

Maps as Public Media

How to Make Yourself Lucid Dream

Los Angeles destination for contemporary art (near Blum & Poe, The Project, Sandroni Rey, Lizabeth Oliveira, and Susanne Vielmetter).

"A convincing casualness trumps weak, stuffy or overworked surfaces." - Robert Genn
"Looking at the stars always makes me dream, as simply as I dream over the black dots representing towns and villages on a map. Why, I ask myself, shouldn’t the shining dots of the sky be as accessible as the black dots on the map of France?" - Vincent van Gogh Via
"... youth is a quality, and if you have it you never lose it." -Frank Lloyd Wright (in Mike Wallacr interview)
"The people who call my work 'abstract' are imbeciles; what they call 'abstract' is in fact the purest realism, the reality of which is not represented by external form but by the idea behind it, the essence of the work." - Brancusi
"Proceed with understanding. " - TU

27 November 2008

GoogleMaps in Second Life

Digg Pics : dynamic visualization of images as people vote for them.

Thinking with Diagrams [PDF] - View as HTML


(First cartogram?) Blown out of proportion

Complexity Cartographer : http://as-map.com/blog/

Best "map" blog post ever

Move your mouse over the photo to see notes.

10 Gonzo Machines (From Rogue Inventor Buckminster Fuller)

Chinese Version of this blog : 大地图

"We are beginning a journey. It will be a journey both strange and wonderful. In our tour of the Universe we will travel the vast empty pathways of limitless space and explore the uncharted wilderness of creation." - Robert Burnham, in his introduction to Volume I: 'Robert Burnham's Celestial Handbook - An Observer's Guide to the Universe Beyond the Solar System,' 1978
"Feel free to feel free." - John J. McNulty
"Life is like a snowball. The really important thing is finding wet snow and a really long hill.” - Warren Buffett
"When you think a new thought, entertain a new dream, or mentally choose a new goal, your thoughts 'leave' you and go out - in every direction, to the farthest corners of the planet. They carry a life force all their own, like ripples created when a pebble is tossed into a pond. You can't change this, but you can use it." - The Universe
"Simple things hold the secret." - Carl Jung

26 November 2008

(Contest results) Second Life UI

Graphical Innovation in Justice Mapping

Interesting hand-made mind maps

(Flickr Map) Major Migratory Bird Flyways

What Optical Illusions ShowUs About Visual Perception

Jerusalem 2050 to make Jerusalem, a city also known as Al Quds, claimed by two nations and central to three religions, “merely” a city, a place of difference and diversity in which contending ideas and diverse citizenries can co-exist in benign, yet creative, ways.

The full content ofthe 2001 book 'Atlas of Cyberspace' is now available as a free download pdf; http://www.atlasofcyberspace.com/ (providing an interesting and informative historical record of how the Internet was mapped and visualised in the mid to late 1990s).

(Mapping Bookmarks) http://delicious.com/adebuche/mapping

How to Target Twitter (8 Ways to Build a New Audience in this Niche Community)

Credited "From"

"Geometry is a skill of the eyes and the hands as well as of the mind." - Jean Pedersen
"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do." - Leonardo da Vinci
"..claim whatever it is that you want from life from the same gate keeper who has kept it from you... your gorgeous self." - The Universe
"He who wonders discovers that this is in itself a wonder." - M. C. Escher
"It is hard enough for anyone to map out a course of action and stick to it, particularly in the face of the desires of one's friends; but it is doubly hard for an aviator to stay on the ground waiting for just the right moment to go into the air." - Glenn Curtiss, 1909

25 November 2008

Up-to-date detailed 3D City Models that combine a photorealistic look with GIS precision.

Visualizing Information for Advocacy [PDF] - View as HTML

(Video) The Future of Mapping about the history and future of maps.


Four color proof using a tetrahedron : http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/A2PireMap/

(Assumption) Text as the last thing people should put on a PowerPoint slide (“visualistic” presentation support)

Website traffic going through the roof; how do I scale up my hosting solution?

"...In response to a legal request submitted to Google, we have removed 1 result(s)..." read more about the request at ChillingEffects.org

Imagekind Community > Groups > All

Why is dada important? Many reasons....

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science." - Albert Einstein Via
"... the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." - Thomas E. Lawrence
"Make maps, not tracings." - Deleuze e Guattari (‘A thousand Plateaus’, 1987)
"Money gets people to do things they otherwise wouldn't." - R.B.Wild
"Only one thing in art is valid, that which cannot be explained." - Georges Braque

24 November 2008

(Google 3D Warehouse Design Your Dwelling Competition winner and runners-up.

(Keynote lecture Podcast) The Aesthetic Responsibility (how design today functions as a leading medium of self–revelation and self–positioning in public space).

Afghanistan Ethno-Linguistic Map Via

Ribbon Timeline

Important scientific innovations which will drastically change our lives.

Borderlands and Immigrants

The Throat Chakra is where one can hear one’s inner voice, contact one’s in-dwelling spirit and receive inspiration, idea forms for creative tasks.

50 of the most stunning movie posters ever...

Is anyone buying the Googlephone?

The Brian Eno Evolution

"The journey is our home." - Ben Reche
"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." - Winston Churchill
"Artists thrive when they learn to stand on their own two feet. They often find it easier to access their own inner creativity, build a unique style, and activate the latent ego-force that's necessary for growth." - Robert Genn
"Maps are like sheepdogs herding ideas." - R.B.Wild (after Daniel Dennett)
"The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a wilderness." - Havelock Ellis

21 November 2008

(Video) Google I/O 2008 - Maps Mashups Session

Projective Geometry

(Conference) Carto2.0 : meet the French Visual Thinkers


100 ideas

Images from Science 2 (an Exhibition of Scientific Photography)

Online collaborative 'graffiti' generator

Edible Maps

MAPS is an instrumental rock band that incorporates mixed meters and non-traditional songwriting in their music.

Crisis in the Middle East

"The breadth and depth of a man's mind is in direct proportion to the extent of his curiosity." -Samuel Johnson
"Think rich, look poor." - Andy Warhol (Peter Oresick)
"Chi cerca trova" (seek and you shall find) - Latin
"At our humble beginnings in the darkened caves, our primary form of communication was painted on the walls..." - Reiki Practioner
"Though this be madness, yet there is a method in't." - William Shakespeare (Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2)

20 November 2008

Envisioning the world through the oligopticon

MusicSampling Map

Mindmap Collection (on Flickr)

Nets can be generated and printed using any of Small Stella, Great Stella, or Stella4D available in the free demo versions.

Developers access the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites : http://aws.amazon.com/s3/

"Just barely" patterns

The Top 10 Best R&D Companies In The World

LEGO Brick Timeline : (50 Years of Building Frenzy and Curiosities) Via

Collage experiement

PAUL KLEE (1879–1940), Swiss painter, graphic artist, and art theorist, represents the successful combination of his sophisticated theories of art with a very personal inventiveness that has the appearance of great innocence.

"If you should die before me- ask if you can bring a friend." - Stone Temple Pilots
"The cards of life are stacked in your favor. Overall, you're far more likely to succeed than fail, and to thrive than dive (Don't let the inevitable setbacks get you down). " - TU
"...and then the blonde saw the sign saying "Disneyland Left" and went home...." - ?
"You can’t go home again." - Thomas Wolfe (1900 — 1938)
"I've learned.... that opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss." - Andy Rooney

19 November 2008

Architectures of Global Knowledge (.pdf) The Mundaneum, a series of museums, was meant to promote international understanding (concept conceived by Paul Otlet, 1868-1944).

3D Mandelbrot and Julia sets

Visualizing Science : http://ryanwyatt.livejournal.com/ (Seeing Science in Everyday Life)

Using the city and pixelart to present web2.0 services Via : http://www.uswim.net/

Map of Where Ten Lost Tribes of Israel Migrated (After Captivity)

Copyright protected physical space (?)

YouTube Traffic reporting

The Computer Arts Society promotes the creative uses of computers in the arts and culture generally.

Guerilla art

(Spoken Word) A Distant Land (ala Leonard Cohen)

"What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?" - Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956) German dramatist, poet "Mother Courage," VI.
"Don’t cross the stream to find water." - Swedish Proverb
"Winners believe in the path they have chosen even when it is hard, even when others can't see where they are going." - Unknown
"I've learned.... That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes." - Andy Rooney
"Genius is the capacity for receiving and improving by discipline." - George Eliot

18 November 2008

Visual Methods (Information visualization design for the people!)

Endonym Map of Europe


The Periodic Table of Videos : http://www.periodicvideos.com/

Interactive guide invites you to look at the world as if you've never seen it before.

First Printing : http://www.vintagemaps.com/blog/ is a weekly blog devoted to antique maps and antique prints

(Example) mention in U.S. Patent #5831633 under "Prior Art".

The 13 most embarrassing web moments

(Video) Elephant Paints Self Portrait

David Bowie discusses 12 of his songs

"Failure is the path of least persistence." - Via
"When the wisdom of the Grandmothers is heard, the world will heal." - Native American Prophecy
"Do what you can, where you are, with what you have." - President Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)
"Discipline morphs into habit." - Twyla Tharp
"Badges! We don't need no stinking badges." - Alfonso Bedoya (in 'Treasure of the Sierra Madre')

17 November 2008

Design in the age of intelligent maps

(curehunter) visual medical library

Personal knowledge mapping (with K-SOM)

(Flickr Set) MIND MAPS


Maps That Matter (according to Martin and Chris)

(Review) Freize Art Fair 2008

Flags of Revolt and Defiance

Mimicking a cubist collage in this winter landscape in Kazakhstan. Via

ACA annual photography contest here

"The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion." - ?
"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost."- John Quincy Adams
"Being creative is an everyday thing, a job with its own routines." - Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." - Henry David Thoreau
"To Be Free From The Now! Now!" - Via

14 November 2008

(Google? search) "Does animation help users build mental maps of spatial information" asked by Microsoft researchers

Central Park Running Map “Central Park was designed for refuge, discovery and communing with society. Not for running. Yet 150 years later, its 843 acres are a paradise for runners. Via

The Historical Cartography Reading Group has recently been formed for Research in the Humanities

(Video) Making information find us Via : http://www.anecdote.com.au/archives/knowledge/

Who Owns Your Comments?

Scientific quotations

Artist Sees Scientific Visualization as Precursor to New Digital Art Forms

The Fringe Benefits of Failure (and the Importance of Imagination)

(Definition) 'Edgelings' - people who gravitate towards the edges (term coined by Stowe Boyd) Via

The pineal gland is unique in that it sits alone in the brain whose other parts are paired.

"If you'd take your head home and boil it for a turnip it might be useful. I can't say. But it might." - G. K. Chesterton, The Man Who was Thursday (1908)
"The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart." - Dhammapada
"(So, you'll never publish the ideas that you've developed on...?) Probably not. I may leave them somewhere... You know, like Leonardo da Vinci, write it in code backward in the mirror... in some kind of cipher..." - Robert Rosen, theoretical biologist
"Randomness gets you everywhere in the world." - ?
"A theory can be proved by experiment; but no path leads from experiment to the birth of a theory."- Albert Einstein

13 November 2008

Serial Mapper published recently his visual mapping blogroll as a parisian metro map. Via

Garden Map

Map of the World, in Musical Notation (Listen to the map here) Via

Defining Visual mapping

10th Annual Braintrust Knowledge Management Summit

One Pattern Invades Another Pattern, Creating a Third Pattern

(Searching in Estonia? for) 'mindmap as sitemap'

ACEinHOLE.com (Who do you want to be today?)

Collage Artist : http://www.joshdorman.net/gallery.html

Invest in a girl

"The simplification of anything is always sensational." - G. K. Chesterton, Varied Types (1903)
"A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government." - Edward Abbey
"Hands, do what you’re bid: Bring the balloon of the mind That bellies and drags in the wind Into its narrow shed." - William Butler Yeats (in Wild Swans 1919)
"The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with." - Marty Feldman
"It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish."- Aeschylus

12 November 2008

Choosing Your Mind Map Expert

New York Songlines (virtual walking tours)

Texas Border wall plans laid out

Cool (map) Infographics

Interactive fractal polyhedra

LigPlot gizMOE represent the fundamental interactions without the fuss of 3D structures.

Featured Artist Heroes : angel animals artists business child community earthkeepers explorers faith family freedom lifesavers literary musician peacemakers poets scientists sports teachers women writers

Vindication of a Visionary

How To Install WinXP On A Vista-ready Machine

(Jack Sparrow-Pirate of Caribbean) speed painting (from skull out)

"Seek not water, seek thirst!" - Rumi
"Some people blur the line between reality and fantasy; I jump rope with it." - M.L.
"The time is now and women must lead. It can be no other way." - Great Council of the Grandmothers
"We never play anything the same way once."- Shelly Manne
"The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost." - G.K.Chesterton

11 November 2008

Mapsandimages : http://www.mapsandimages.it/eMaps/main.htm is addressed to people who love, study or use maps.

Community and Ethnic Media on the Map

"Map" stock images

My first computer

Mirror Words : "Never odd or even", "Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era? "...

Back in the 1800's the Tates Watch Manufacturing Company of Massachusetts wanted to produce other products and, since they already made the cases for watches, they used the same cases to house compasses. The new compasses were so bad that people often ended up in Canada and Mexico rather than California. This of course!, is the origin of the expression; "He who has a Tates is lost !"

Tips and Techniques for picture framing

Marcel Duchamp

Your World in 2015 (10 emerging trends that could reshape your world over the next 10 years) Via

(Definition) "sublime" (from the Latin sublimis (exalted)), refers in aesthetics to the quality of transcendent greatness, whether physical, moral, intellectual or artistic (especially references a greatness with which nothing else can be compared and which is beyond all possibility of calculation or measurement).

"Maps are a rising and vibrant form of participatory media...” - Jessica Clark, Project Director, Future of Public Media Via
"I wonder what they sketched the invention of the napkin on." - Intro24
"Mighty is geometry; joined with art, resistless." - Euripides. 480?-406 BC. Greek dramatist
"The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still small voice within me." - Mahatma Gandhi
"Every epoch is given its own measure of artistic freedom, and event the most creative genius may not leap over the boundary of that freedom." - Vasili Kandinsky in "Concerning the Spiritual in Art" (1911)

10 November 2008

A mindmap of Edward Tufte’s Envisioning Information

(Tutorial) Using GIMP to Create an Artistic Regional Map

FracLac is for analyzing complexity or detail of digital images.

Geometric mosaic design services available

Science & Society Picture Library

Infographic movie about the roots of the Middle-East conflict (slightly reminiscent of the The Kingdom opening sequence of the movie still accessible on Yahoo movies)


The Six Hats, Six Coats Hypercube


Informative fashion: Newsknitter

"There is no reason in 2008 to do shit you hate, ‘cos you can lose just as much money being happy as hell." - Gary Vaynerchuk (keynote, Web 2.0 Expo, 2008)
"What we play is life." - Louis Armstrong
"If I ever conceive any original idea, it will be because I have been abnormally prone to confuse ideas.. and have thus found remote analogies and relations which others have not considered!" - Kenneth J.W. Craik, 1943
"Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up." - John F. Kennedy (paraphrase of a passage from The Thing, 1929)
"Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it."- Malcolm X

07 November 2008

Visualization Blogs : http://eagereyes.org/aggregator/categories/1

Source Code For Coordinate Transformation for Fuller's icosahedron based world map.

The Wizard of Information Visualization : blends art and data in software projects

Create a RPG map element with Inkscape

Innovative Ways to Look at New World Historical Geography

The Tactical Cartography Command Centre

ARTECH 2008 : http://artes.ucp.pt/artech2008/ 4th International Conference on Digital Arts (promoting the interest in the digital culture and its intersection with art and technology as an important research field).

Satellite Art (from Google)

(Video) XPLANATiON from XPLANE that clearly defines the flawed subprime lending mortgage practices that led to the current situation on Wall Street.

How To make a Dadaist Poem

"Step #1 for changing the entire world, is falling in love with it as it already is. Same for changing yourself (And best of all, with this approach, there is no step 2)." - The Universe
"Moderate strength is shown in violence, supreme strength is shown in levity." - G. K. Chesterton, The Man Who was Thursday (1908) Via
"Trying harder is like trying to slam a revolving door." - Keith Johnstone Via
"Pray to God, but keep rowing to shore." - Russian Proverb
"The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one." - J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

06 November 2008

Los Angeles Mapped

BIBLE MAPS (Alphabetically and Topically Arranged)

Weblog on Knowledge Visualization and Visual Thinking

Innovator’s Dilemmas: invention vs. innovation?

Social Network Site Timeline

(Interactive) Cuboctahedron

(Folded) Typeface

Abstract modern mixed media assemblage painting

Alex Dragulescu leads the Experimental Game Lab at the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (at University of California, San Diego).

Piano mp3

"When information rubs against information the results are startling and effective. The perrenial quest for involvement, fill-in, takes many forms." - Marshall McLuhan, The Medium Is the Message
"Can crop circles be square?" - ?
"Photography books are fantastic historic documents. But they're labour-intensive and you almost never recover expenses, so few get made." - Rob Hornstra
"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" - Emiliano Zapata
"Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul?" - Augustine of Hippo

05 November 2008

Searchme’s visual search

Google finally launched its in-game advertising platform, AdSense for Games, that will offer advertisers access to millions of Web-based Flash games.

(Documentary) Places That Don't Exist describes the politics and daily life in regions which are de facto independent but usually show up differently on maps.

(Mind Mapping) ... How Does it Let You Access The Other 95% of Your Brain’s Intelligence?

“Maps: Finding Our Place in the World“ (on-line version of the Field Museum’s exhibit) Via

(F)hold Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand

("Visual Futurist") Syd Mead

Finding a map in the coffee stains

Winners of the 'Just Jerusalem' Competition

How did these comedians see it coming when financial reporters did not?

"We are pilgrims on a journey; we are trav’lers on the road; we are here to help each other walk the mile and bear the load." - The Servant Song
"What do you mean Will was better? He couldn't find a g-spot with Yahoo! Maps." - Will & Grace
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, some time in your life." - Sir Winston Churchill
"It is of the greatest urgency--even an ethical matter--that we be able to reach one another." - John Cage
"Oh, you're too late! There's nothing left to explore!' - Teacher [indicating a map of the world] in The Truman Show

04 November 2008

On the Normalization and Visualization of Author Co-Citation Data (here for pdf )

Map of the World 2.0 : http://www.appappeal.com/web-2-0-application-world-mosaic/

Marco Polo's Travels (on Google Maps) Via

Virtual Library: History of Art

Initial review of the body of knowledge: mapping the field

Best Web-Based Image And Photo Editors

Landscape’s new dimension

Flattened Mountains

(Sample personal video) Vision Statement :


Map leggings

"The wider course would be to say that there are certain lines along which humanity must move, the grand strategy is mapped out, but detailed prophecy is not our business." - George Orwell , 'Why Socialists Don't Believe in Fun', Tribune (1943-12-20)
"...the wall exists only to be transgressed..." - Alice
"At that time there were many blank spaces on the earth, and when I saw one that looked particularly inviting on a map (but they all look that) I would put my finger on it and say, When I grow up I will go there." - Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
"Life is a workshop." - John Cage
"Those you help the most will be least likely to acknowledge your assistance." - R.B.Wild

03 November 2008

Political Word Clouds

Design of Spatial Apps

2008 U.S. Election (click on the "News by State" tab, you will either see political news, for the current candidate, scoped to your state, OR if we don't have a mapping for your IP address, you will see the same thing only scoped to the state of California).

Responses to “Mapping a connected world” : http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2008/09/08/mapping-a-connected-world/

Discovery and Exploration Cartographic Items

Accelerated learning through visual representations

The Path of Reason

PictureBox specializes in bringing artists’ visions to print in startling and unexpected ways. (Possible Atlas publisher)

College eLearning program links to.

five paintings, each measuring 11ft. x 30ft.

"Yes, happiness comes in the form of a map." - Appledelhi Siniz Hesap Lufen Via
"It's just one of those damn things of which there are many few." - Dan Blocker
"Break rules. Even your own rules." - John Cage, 'Rules for Students and Teachers'
"Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident." - Mark Twain
"There did not seem to be this many cars on the map." - Junior, Kim Possible