30 January 2009

Music Culture (Concept) Map

Concept Mapping in Health Care Management

(Video) Mapping Memory

Knowledge Representation

Mapping Surrealist icons

TweetDeck : http://www.tweetdeck.com/beta/ takes an abundance of information (i.e twitter feeds), and breaking it down into more manageable bite sized pieces.

A brainiac (Cliff Pickover)

Fractal Tree.jpg


Guided Meditation

"... see your art in a state of adjustment and creative development, rather than trying to fulfill some preconceived vision." - Robert Genn
"You need to have the ability to gracefully navigate the world." - Malcolm Gladwell (in his latest book, Outliers)
"The art of tomorrow will be a collective treasure, or it will not be ART at all." - Victor Vasarely, 1953
"Happy hour is whenever we want it. Unless we also want cheap drinks." - Old Polish Proverb
"The painter must leave the beholder something to guess." - Ernst Gombrich

29 January 2009

Moving the Map Project Via


Research on Visuospatial Thinking and Reasoning

COGNITIVE MAPPING (Definitions, Examples, and Resources)

Time Management MindMap

(100s of) 3D-images(stereogramms)

Our Brain is made up of three main parts, which have developed at different stages of our evolution.

Pleasure Dome is a year-round film and video exhibition group dedicated to the presentation of experimental film and video.

Art Seller's Guide

The End

"Drawing itself is a part of learning: learning to use one’s eyes to see more intensely." - Henry Moore
"Borders represent the idea of impermeability alongside the reality of permeability. Borders separate at the same time as they connect. They insist on purity, distinction, difference, but facilitate contamination, mixing, creolization. Borders fix, demarcate; but they are themselves imaginary, fluid, always in the process of changing." - Susan Stanford Friedman
"The best way to win an argument is to begin by being right." - Via
"Holy cow! You mean I could have thought anything ... and been anything?!" - TU
"The mirth and fun grew fast and furious." - Robbie Burns

28 January 2009

(Animation) Ultimate Zoom-In Shot

(Book: 'Everything is Miscellaneous') "...the work of knowing is more complicated than Adler’s quadripartite division of information-knowledge-understanding-and-wisdom allows..." Via : http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2007/06/from-great-ideas-to-our-greatest-opportunity-the-internet/

Move your mouse/cursor over the hotspots (the small yellow lightbulbs) on this map, then CLICK to read, view, and hear the conversations (and add your comments in the blog). Via

Loneliness Map

Movie (Mind)Map

Grid Round Up

Magick Symbols : Their Meanings and Uses

(Advanced Search) 'inblogtitle:Map'

Magnetic Photo Rope

This ad firm was interested

"Twilight is that time of day between day and night; limbo. I call it limbo,and sometimes when I take my ideas to my homeboys they say, well Twilight, that's something you can't do right now, that's an idea before its time." - Anna Deavere Smith, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
"Miracles are great, but they are so damned unpredictable." - Old Polish Proverb
"Thinking different thoughts than you have ever thought before, is the only path to answers, healing, new jeans, or anything that glitters." - The Universe
"Maybe we can say, we are making technology in order to understand it, and understanding technology in order to make our own." - Kristina Anderson (Digital Artists' handbook) Via
"Give me ambiguity or give me something else. " - Via

27 January 2009

MeetWays : http://www.meetways.com/ (Find a point of interest between two given addresses)

VGMap is a new library (created by Eyebeam R&D) that allows mapping geeks to overlay data on top of Google Maps by adding vector-drawing capability to the already-awesome GMap API.

The Collaborative Map (Best Online Collaboration Tools 2008)

Irrigation Map of the World

Isometric Movie

Structured Visual Thinking

Very popular Infographic / Poster

(Animated tesselation) Animated Reptiles

(50 Ways to) Tell a Digital Story

Purple Dialogue is the process of bringing two diametrically-opposing points-of-view (represented here by the colors red and blue) into alignment such that they both UNDERSTAND each other's point-of-view.

"No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit." - Ansel Adams
"Wonderful things can happen if you put your brush down and let your painting be your teacher." - Charles Reid
"Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” - Anatole France
"If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be." - ?
"If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together."- Richard M. Nixon

26 January 2009


Cubicon Model : http://www.coretalk.net/

Visualizing Artikulation (used shapes and colors instead of notes on a staff )

(French blog) http://www.serialmapper.com/

Softpedia -the encyclopedia of free software downloads

Moon Flag

Map Paintings

Suprematism represents a logical continuation of Cubism in its striving to give substance to the new non-objective cosmic concept of a spatially integrated world and its structural unity.

120 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power

Book self-publishing discussion

"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life."- Rachel Carson
"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves." - Henry David Thoreau
"The ordinary citizen ought to be able to get information freely about all subjects in which he is interested, just as he can get geographical knowledge from maps and atlases. There is no field where humanisation of knowledge through the eye would not be possible." - Otto Neurath
"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. " - Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
"Everything that is faced will not change, but nothing will change unless it is faced." - James Baldwin

23 January 2009

Interactive Map of the Hamas/Israel War

(Flash) Zoom/Pan example

Happier travels through Street View with Pegman

(Executive Summary) Explanation of Mind Mapping

Cows automatically point to the north

Translate text or web page

Our brain must be properly hydrated if it is to function properly.

Tony Fitzpatrick-Master Collage Artist

(Rap) Map Your Psyche

Listed under 'Bloggar om kartor'

"If you can do something about it, why worry? If you can't do something about it, why worry?" - Old Indian Proverb
"Your work is to discover your world, and then with all your heart, give yourself to it." - Buddha
"Men occasionally stumble over truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened." - Winston Churchill
"Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them." -Ralph W. Gerard
"The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it."- Bill Nye

22 January 2009

Madrid Metro Map


Make a (better) foldable map

The word symbol derives from the Greek, meaning `to throw together'.

The Power of 10

MovieImage Collage

Mapish Artist

(Flickr) Who calls you a Contact?

Conditions for Giving?

Tom Waits Interviews Tom Waits

"Dreams have only one owner at a time. That's why dreamers are lonely." - Erma Bombeck
"For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the root." - Henry David Thoreau
"There is an eternal landscape, a geography of the soul; we search for its outlines all our lives." - Josephine Hart
"Meandering leads to perfection." - Lao Tzu
"You don't have to better than everyone else; just better than the day before." - ?

21 January 2009

From 2D to isometric

"Border Talk," Hybridity, and Performativity (Cultural Theory and Identity in the Spaces between Difference)

http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/travellers : large collection of geo-referenced (done by adding XML tags following the Text Encoding Initiative guidelines) travel writing.

(Flickr) public group : You Are Here (Maps)

The Diamond Theory of Truth


The Wiki Way to Getting Things Done

(Self-) Publishing an Art Book

Chumbawamba "Tubthumping", Tubthumper

(Example) 'Links to this post'

"When your heart speaks, take good notes." - Judith Campbell
"Availability of web-based mapping tools makes me a cartographer/geographer as much as the availability of a power saw and drill makes me a carpenter." - Puneet Kishor
"If you cannot, in the long run, tell everyone what you have been doing, your doing has been worthless." - Schrodinger
"Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time... The wait is simply too long."- Leonard Bernstein
"People are allergic to text." - Via

20 January 2009

Do Maps Create or Represent Reality?

Hyperpanometrics (MS Word - View as HTML) is about establishing alternative universes or micro world simulations (where the laws of nature are rewritten to allow observations of how different variables react within a bounded rational and then transposed back to the real world).

(Map) United States of Mind : Researchers Identify Regional Personality Traits Across America

‘Everything, Everything’ delivers an undulating landscape through a procedural triangulation technique creating an angular web... Via

Re-imagining the Science Poster (full version here)

(Video) TriGrid game (Trism)

Tinkering at the Margins

David Byrne's Survival Strategies for Emerging Artists — and Megastars

http://www.theradio.com/ : Just type in any song that was ever played, or click on "Channels" and pick your favorite genre of music.

(Blog Comment?) mention here "Ror, I've got another map site for you."

"One of the most obvious facts about grownups to a child is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child."- Randall Jarrell
"The best lesson life has taught me is that the idiots in many cases are right." - W. Churchill
"The notion that the future can enhance the present is a wonderful and insightful concept." - Don Norman
"One must have the right of choice, even to choose wrong, if he is ever to learn to choose right." - Josiah C. Wedgewood
"One day soon you will be exceedingly glad for this very path you now tread." - TU

19 January 2009

The Golden Age of Cartography is Now

Information; The stuff graphics are made of

(Flash) amMap application : http://www.ammap.com/

(Online animated GIF creator) Gickr

Seeing a Symphony on a Grid

Victor Vasarely official website: http://www.vasarely.com/site/site.htm

For those who just can't stop tinkering, disassembling, re-creating, and inventing cool new uses for the technology in our lives.

Photography Contests to Enter Right Now

(Music) Norman Greenbaum "Spirit In The Sky"

Listed under 'Maps'

"Anyone who has been seriously engaged in scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science are written the words: Ye must have faith. " - Max Planck Via
"If something you want is slow to come to you, it can be only for one reason; you are spending more time focused upon its absence than you are about its presence." - Abraham Hicks Via
"You must collect things for reasons you don't yet understand." - Daniel J. Boorstin
"With conceptual innovators, we perceive the innovations more clearly, because they appear so suddenly. Experimental people innovate much more gradually." - David Galenson Via
"Endurance is frequently a form of indecision." - Elizabeth Bibesco, Haven, 1951

16 January 2009

Magic Ink : Information Software and the Graphical Interface Via

Perception Mapping (pointing out everything could be considered a landmark)


Spiraling Triangles

Sex symbols ancient and modern: their origins and iconography on the pedigree

Still image from 'Cherry Blossom Hexagons' by Eric Bigas Cherry Blossom Hexagons fractal zoom animation from Fractal Zoom Movies

The cartography of inner space

Commisioned Map Artist

Networking on the wall Via

Linked by New York Times Magazine columnist

"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate." -?
"The probability of novelty varies with the number of cognitive elements available for association and with the breadth of those elements that are treated as relevant to the problem." - Rotman Magazine Spring/Summer 2006. p42 • Via
"Jerusalem; never have so many fought for so little." - R.B. Wild
"Our eyes move toward those things already on our minds ... suggestion may be more powerful than reality." - Robert Genn
"Right now I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before." - Steven Wright

15 January 2009

WeKnowIt : http://www.weknowit.eu/ develops novel techniques for exploiting multiple layers of intelligence from user-contributed content.

The Galaxy It software is powered by the fractal grid technology which is considered a disruptive innovation for information management.

Wanderlust: traces the most famous trips in history


(- the imaginary art-group) Les Liens Invisibles : http://map.isnotthemap.net/ has explored the world along its self-referential techno-linguistic layers, moving through its hidden mechanisms and forcing the grammar of its public-released API code.???

E-Learning! Magazine

(YouTube) - How to Fold Miura-Ori Pattern

FACEinHOLE.com - Who do you want to be today?

Amazon Honor System (example)

Where the Wild Things Were

"There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things." - Niccolo Machiavelli
"People don’t take trips – trips take people." - John Steinbeck
"Curiously, the 'pure idea' of art, the relation of form to content in what is a process bound discipline, does not appear to be in hot debate. Until it is, artists will be in danger of producing poor art as research." - Macleod, 1998, p.35
"Don't solve problems; pursue opportunities." - Peter Drucker
"When you come to the edge of all the light you know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly." - Barbara J. Winter

14 January 2009

Cartography is dead, long live the map makers

SFMOMA ArtScope is designed for wandering, for the chance discovery of artworks from our collection, arranged in a continuous, map-like grid (Zoom in on an eye-catching image).

cyberloom weaves together thoughts and ideas about technology, education and art with a special focus on virtual worlds.

Eco Mapping

Stock Map Imagery

A compass icon for a 'Back' button

Time Capsules : http://spacecollective.org/timecapsules/

Winners of the myartspace Bridge Art Fair Miami Compeition

Notes on the Path

Movie reviews and trailers [view in right column]

"...engaging art-making as research does place demands upon it that are likely to affect it as a process." - Hanrahan, 1998, p.31
"Says one New York tourist to a local,“Hey buddy, do you know how to get to Carnegie Hall?” “Practice” was the reply." - old joke
"What is it that you'd really, really like to see happen in your life, but have not visualized in a really, really long time? Well, let's just say, conditions are now favorable... and it's time to rock and roll." - The Universe
"It’s called the American Dream cause you have to be asleep to believe it . . ." - George Carlin
"Every innovation story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. In the middle, most companies are lost." - Via

13 January 2009

Moving Beyond Information Hierarchies : An Introduction to Dynamic Mind Mapping

35th Graphics Interface conference

Genetic Map of Europe

http://www.knowledgecartography.org/ aims to present the results of the ongoing research on a cartographic approach to the representation of knowledge.

Ultra Fractal, software to create fractal artwork (And other Fractal Software Programs)

(Video clips) Epiphanies Collective brainstorm

Visual Arts Ontario (VAO) empowers artists at every career level by providing professional development opportunities

The Adventurer's Club to Peru

Road To Peace (at the bottom of this page)

Now down to 27th page

“Everyone wants to understand painting. Why is there no attempt to understand the song of birds?”- Picasso
"Creativity is great, but plagiarism is faster." -?
"You cannot think your way to success, you have to 'do' your way to success." - Tom Peters
"When you are everywhere, you are nowhere / When you are somewhere, you are everywhere." - Rumi
"Your 'ship' was spotted off the coast this morning, slipping silently through the fog. Coming around the cape, she appeared in a shaft of sunlight and what a sight to see! Glimmering as much as the ocean herself. Massive and beautiful beyond belief. Laden with treasures, happy times, friends, love, and laughter. This week, though, you must prepare for her arrival. You must make space in your life for her gifts, before she heads back out to sea." - The Universe

12 January 2009

What Educational Question Is Second Life the Answer To?

Knowledge mapping is sensemaking

I'm not here to make your data look pretty

http://secviz.org/ : to share, discuss, challenge, and learn about security visualization.

Zoomable Gallery : http://www.fractal-recursions.com/files/zoom0001.html

Great Books : http://www.anova.org/ are all the introduction you’ll ever need to the ideas, stories, and discoveries that have shaped modern civilization.

(Example) Links are not translated

Map Artist : http://www.ninakatchadourian.com/maps/index.php

High-tech pranks

(Movie) SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK [ trailer ]

"I do not deserve this, but I also have severe leg problems and I don't deserve them either." - Jack Benny
"The world is running out of places where it can start over." - Rem KoolhaasAl Manakh
"If somebody doesn't like what I do, I really don't care. I'm not chained to public opinion, nor am I swayed by the waves of popular trends. I just keep on doing my own investigations." - Tom Waits
"... when you just don't know what you want, want happiness, and when you just don't know what to do, do anything. You can start today." - The Universe
"The artwork in restaurants is usually as bad as the food in museums." - Peter De Vries, New Yorker writer

09 January 2009

A manifesto for map studies (Forthcoming in Rethinking Maps, Routledge, 2009)

http://visualthinkmap.ning.com/ sources examples of mind maps, notebook, sketches, info graphics, concept maps, diagrams, topographic maps, spatial cognitive visualisations.

Fractal knowledge map

The Library of Congress Book of Literary Maps

(Video Interview) http://www.thegreatideas.org/HowToReadABook.htm

SEO Guide & Mindmap

xkcd : Forums for the webcomic

Sketch creates art making opportunities for young people who live street-involved and homeless or who are considered to be at risk.

A link that I emailed has appeared in arosner's delico.us Network TAGS: , , ,

(Audio Clip) Tony Clifton confirms that he is NOT Andy Kaufman. (88k)

"All that is revealed in the practice is concealed in the research." - Macleod, 1999b (quoting student p.38) Via Some quotes about art-practice-based research
"It's amazing how long it takes to complete something you are not working on." - McGee's First Law
"The End Result + Action = Hows + Manifestation (will make the most happen in your life, the fastest, with the least stress)." - The Universe
"Every map is someone’s way of getting you to look at the world his or her way." - Lucy Fellowes, Smithsonian curator (quoted in Henrikson 1994)
"The ‘mapping’ of a conceptual space involves the representation, whether at a conscious or unconscious level, of its structural features." - Margaret Boden, Author and professor Via