27 February 2009

Map Web Apps

Interface Design Patterns : http://www.patternbrowser.org/

Interactive Digital Media Links

Web 2.0: (When the honeymoon is over) Traditional measurements of success don't always apply in the online world

Convergent vs. Divergent Thinking

Satellites Along the Pathway of Manifestation

(Technorati defines) Blog Reactions as the number of links to the blog's home page or its posts from other blogs in the Technorati index.

How To Become a Better Blogger (By Not Reading Blogs)

The Inaugural Poem Remix

Baroque Music Helps You Focus

" I have often been adrift, but I have always stayed afloat." - David Berry
"Miracles do not spark baby steps. Baby steps spark miracles." - The Universe
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light."- Dylan Thomas
"Profit is a by-product of work; happiness is its chief product." - Henry Ford
"Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else." - Lawrence Block

26 February 2009

Google Image Ripper (No more thumbnails, straight to the good stuff)

Art & Cartography : http://artcarto.wordpress.com/ Working Group of the International Cartographic Association (initiated by William Cartwright, president of the ICA ) Symposium '08

The beauty of math slideshow

(Example) Flash MindMap

(Podcast) Putting Music on the Map

The Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 license

Here be Dragons

Read http://theartinstinct.com/

Download the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) to detect and remove the Downadup/Conficker worm.

Thr right idea, but...

"The composition is the organized sum of the interior functions of every part of the work." - Wassily Kandinsky, pioneer abstractionist
"You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down." - Annie Dillard
"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." - Milton Berle
"A map is the dead body of where you've been. A map is the unborn baby of where you're going." - Russell Hoban. The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz (London, Picador, 1974 p.121)
"There is absolutely no connection between the global economy and your freedom to think as you please." - TU

25 February 2009

Montage and GUI Windows

Lat49 Mapvertising Extends Advertiser Reach in Canada

(Video) The Science and Art of User Experience (at Google)

(Online) Image Mosaic app

This was the year video games overtook music and video, combined ( in the UK). Via

Interactive Ontario's eLearning Committee's ONeLearning Wiki

Vassily Kandinsky I ---> II ---> III

How marbles are made


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"An art becomes fine when it loses its utility." - Etienne Gilson
"A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life." - Charles Darwin
"When in doubt show up early. Think less. Feel more. Ask once. Give thanks often. Expect the best. Appreciate everything. Never give up. Make it fun. Lead. Invent. Regroup. Wink. Chill. Smile. And live as if your success was inevitable, and so it shall be." - The Universe
"Want a thing long enough, and you don't." - Chinese Proverb

24 February 2009

Top 5 Teaching and Learning Challenges


(Firefox) Full Zoom (See any part of a Web page, up close and readable, in seconds.)

Visual Thinking

(Conference) TECHNOLOGY IN THE ARTS: CANADA : http://www.technologyinthearts.ca/program

BlogRoll : http://condron.us/ of hundreds of submitted blogs from around the world!

Lectures on Digital Media Research and Innovation at the University of Toronto (Feb 26, 2009

Book Review) Four Colors Suffice: How the Map Problem Was Solved ...

(Second Life) Here be Dragons

Via credit

"One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time. - John Wanamaker
"Just once a day, imagine the life you dream of. Believe that it can be yours in this world of magic and miracles. Choose to live as if you know of its inevitable manifestation. Don't compromise. Don't worry. Don't look for results... This alone determines what's'"meant to be.'" - The Universe
"It is not the path which is the difficulty; rather, it is the difficulty which is the path." -Soren Kierkegaard
"Drawing a white space where absolutely nothing is drawn - that is the most difficult thing." - Ike no Taiga
"Genius is the power to express individuality." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

23 February 2009

Is ‘mind mapping’ the fast track to learning?

Accessing The Deep Web

The Visual Repertoire of Obama's Run for the White House (for the Parsons Journal for Information Mapping, New York)

SpicyNodes : a visual and interactive information display that gives people a quick glance at large volumes of information: see the big picture and the way pieces of information relate to one another, and then drill down for more detail. (sign up to be a beta tester) Via

Cubist Rendering (with Multi Camera) Images & Talks

Richard Galpin creates abstraction from photorealism (by removing elements of photographs to reveal patterns inherent within the source image: Video ) Book


VizThink Toronto March 4, 2009

(Video) Talking Head’s “Wild Wild Life

Linked at to a 10 April'08 blog link to this map

"... change of any sort refreshes and sharpens events ... the frequent-pause system can reboot life." - Robert Genn
"Whatever you want, let it exist first in your mind, imagine every nuance and consideration, let the walls have substance, the halls have depth, and the money have weight in the palm of your hand, and then all that's necessary to bring it to pass will be drawn to you." - The Universe
"Sorry, no fortune today. Enjoy your cookie." Via
"Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment." - R. Buckminster Fuller
" An inconvenience is an unrecognized opportunity." - Confucius

20 February 2009

The Grid System.oO

(TED) Scott McCloud on Comics (bends the presentation format into a cartoon-like experience)

See several paintings in Google Earth, at a stunning 14 gigapixels (ie 1,400 times the resolution of a 10 megapixel camera). Video at left.

Net-Map : http://netmap.wordpress.com/ is an interview-based mapping tool that helps people understand, visualize, discuss, and improve situations in which many different actors influence outcomes. More

Follow IQ Matrix Blog on Twitter

Where is Your Username registered

Art-related work that does not fit any category

Music From Mathematics

It's The End of The World as We Know It

Tagged as "" ""

"The image controversy ignores the artistic dimension." - Giakalis
"A noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die." - Daniel Burnham, Cartographer of 1909 Plan of Chicago
"Of the seven deadly sins, surely it is pride that most commonly afflicts the gardener." - Michael Pollan
"Are you so sure it's not the dancer who creates the music she moves to? Or the painter who manifests the mountains he captures? Or the tycoon who builds the empire before there's a dime?" - TU
"Real action is in silent moments." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

19 February 2009

Pedestrian Navigation With User Generated Content (Users Are Doing It For Themselves)

EarthBrowser presentation (at Google !?)

Jacques Bertin provides a comprehensive framework for the analysis and representation of data.

LiveMarks is a project to show del.icio.us and other services’ bookmarks live. Via http://swik.net/LiveMarks (Example)

How to be an Insanely Great Conference Attendee

Brian Eno Talks About His 77 Million Paintings

Walt Whitman

Talking Heads - Road To Nowhere

'Via' credit

"The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them." - Rothko
"You have to have a battle plan but the plan had better include plenty of room for the absolute certainty that the plan will start going wonky from the get-go." - Carl von Clausewitz (paraphrasized from "On War, back in the early nineteenth century)
"Following the trail of events from some point in the past to a piece of modern technology is rather like a detective story, with you as the detective, knowing only as much as the people in the past do, and like them having to guess at what was likely to happen next." - James Burke
"I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things…I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind." - Leo Buscaglia
"One man with a dream, at pleasure, Shall go forth and conquer a crown; And three with a new song's measure Can trample an empire down" - O'Shaughnessy

18 February 2009

(Google) Visualization API Gadget Gallery

(Sample compilation) Shakespearean Play Maps Via

Realtime Twitter results for 'map'

What Makes a Visual Thinker?

(Photoshop tutorial) Simulate the shallow depth of field normally encountered with macro lenses. Via

Could Your Social Networks Spill Your Secrets?

Backblaze: Online Backup (You might actually use)

How to find passion

Alan Parsons Project

Linked here : GO GET LOST IN A MAP

"How about, if I may ask, we talk a little more often? You lean on me a bit more? You expect a few more miracles? And we never stop to look back? Is that asking too much? - The Universe
"There is no way to satirize a map. It keeps telling you where you are. And if you're not there, you're lost. Everything is reduced to meaning. A map may lie, but it never jokes." - Howard McCord, Listening to Maps
"The tragedy of life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins." - Heywood Broun
"The best of a map is not the lines which it contains, but the thought which it suggests." - R.B.Wild (after Oliver Wendell Holmes)
"Some things have to be believed to be seen." - Ralph Hodgson, on ESP

17 February 2009

Visual Knowledge Management

Amazon book 'map' (ala Brain)

Mapping : A communicative strategy

Researchers in the field of Mental Mapping

A young web designer has hidden a huge painting on a rooftop somewhere in Vancouver (http://whereonearthiswaldo.wordpress.com/about/ ), in hopes that it will appear on Google Earth.

(Example) Stats Review Traffic

Map Portraits

The Lazy Manifesto: Do Less. Then, Do Even Less.

Brian Eno on Voices

Leonard Cohen

"There is a purpose, a plan, and a reason for all things. What doesn't make sense, will make sense. You are exactly where you should be; your challenges are what they should be; your rewards are what they should be; and the best is yet to come." - The Universe
"The world comes to us in an endless stream of puzzle pieces that we would like to think all fit together somehow, but that in fact never do." - Robert M. Pirsig (b. 1928), Author
"In order to arrive at what you do not know, You must go by a way which is the way of ignorance. In order to possess what you do not possess, You must go by the way of dispossession. In order to arrive at what you are not, You must go through the way in which you are not." - T.S. Eliot, 'East Coker'
"To be yourself is an achievement in itself." - Anonymous
"Given an equal amount of intelligence, timidity will cause a thousand times more problems than audacity." - Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831)

16 February 2009

An Introduction to Critical Cartography

Encyclopedia of Life

Cartocacoethes : Why the World’s Oldest Map Isn’t a Map

(Short story in homage to Lewis Carroll's work ) On Exactitude in Science (about a map made to 1:1 scale), by Jorge Luis Borges is located in a collection called, A Universal History of Infamy.

Border interfaces : http://transmedians.be/projects/nathaliek/

Escher’s wink

(Example) MindMap Label Translations

MouseOver ART

(Peggy Lee's) Fever

(One of the) Participating Artists

"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. the great affair is to move." - Robert Louis StevensonTravels with a Donkey, 1879
"It takes a spiritual GIANT, who upon realizing any degree of unhappiness, decides to be the change they seek - in spite of having to endure the 'same old, same old' that may still linger on for awhile." - The Universe
"A clenched fist cannot receive a gift." - John Roger, Author, Educator
"[Definition of magic] The theatrical linking of a cause with an effect that has no basis in physical reality, but that — in our hearts — ought to." - Teller
"I think it is very fundamental that the human mind has evolved with this enormous capacity to absorb a vast amount of information, by instantaneous visual action, and mathematics takes that and perfects it." - Sir Michael Atiyah. (b. 1929) British-Lebanese mathematician, widely considered one of the greatest geometers of the 20th century." - Via

13 February 2009

The List of Lists: 2008

Constant-scale natural boundary world : http://rightbasicbuilding.com/

Microsoft announces $250000 Conflicker worm bounty

#HoHoTo - The Toronto VizThink Community (Gives Back)

An Atlas of Radical Cartography - Opening & A Mapping Forum (PRESS RELEASE )

What is Google Chrome? see The Google Chrome Comic

(Video) Tape Artist

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

PLAK-IT® is a unique, attractive and economical process of mounting, laminating and displaying art.

Listed under 'External links'

"Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you." - Lao Tzu
"Your true value depends entirely on what you are compared with." - Bob Wells
"Once a new technology rolls over you, if you're not part of the steamroller, you're part of the road." - Stewart Brand
"Half the fun of the travel is the aesthetic of lostness." - Ray Bradbury Via The (Next) 50 Most Inspiring Travel Quotes Of All Time"
"Concern over criticism clogs creativity." - Duane Alan Hahn

12 February 2009

First There Was the Grid « Official Second Life Blog

Information Visualization and the Next Generation Workspace

Gapminder World Chart Maps Health, Income

Campus map, by the blind for the blind.

Map of Accessibility : Travel time to major cities.

(Sample) Map Feed list

Basic tutorial and example of ActionScript code for a simple way of coding panning and zooming.

Stefanie Posavec illustrates that geography is not the only thing that can be represented through the process of mapping. Via

Mapping parties are events where anyone can come and participate in the OpenStreetMap project

(Definition) "ergon" is an activity or function essential to any person or thing. Via

"Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart." - Zig Ziglar
"If your originals aren't selling in galleries, prints of them won't sell either (except for peanuts)." - Robert Genn
"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs." - Brad Reddekopp
"Hypertext is, before anything else, a visual form." - Michael Joyce, Of Two Minds: Hypertext Pedagogy and Poetics, 19
"Without music, life would be a mistake.... I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance." - Friedrich Nietzsche

11 February 2009

2008 Year-End Google Zeitgeist

Adaptation in Spatial Communication

“Time lenses” can be used in different regions of a page, to see specifically how data in that section has changed over a specific period of time.

Historical Map Overlay (in Google Map environment)

City of Memory is an online community map of personal stories and memories organized on a physical geographical map of New York City.

(Overview) Visual Illusions and Brain Teasers

How would you map the directions your work has taken over the years?

Spatial Law?

What is "Objective Art"?

(Brian Eno) "Just Another Day"

"Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression."- Haim Ginott
"There's no such thing as an undiscovered genius." - Strother McMinn
"You don't have to take everything so seriously. Reality isn't black and white, answers don't have to be yes or no, and absolutely nothing has to happen today. Act when you're ready. Be led by your feelings." - The Universe
"Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist." - Rene-Francois-Ghislain Magritte
"In order to understand recursion, one must first understand recursion." - David Rutten

10 February 2009

(Summary) Thematic mapping techniques

Cluster your geo-referenced data into squares : http://www.geocubes.com/ (showing the number of points in the area).

Getting Acquainted with Adobe CS4

Imagining the tenth dimension

Story that gives a playful introduction to Chinese characters.

Linear Transformations in Works of Art

(Blog) NeoGeographer

http://www.voices.com/ matches voice talent with people interested in buying their services (without having to go through an agent).

(The Daily Show On) Iran's Emerging Photoshop Threat

delico.us here

"The Master does nothing, yet he leaves nothing undone. The ordinary man is always doing things, yet many more are left to be done." -Tao Te Ching
"A genius! For 37 years I’ve practiced fourteen hours a day, and now they call me a genius!" - Pablo Sarasate (Spanish violinist)
"You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth." - Henrik Ibsen
"Facts do not exist apart from a conceptual scheme. People with different conceptual schemes live in different worlds." - Weimer
"I can only show you the door. You have to walk through it." - Morpheus

09 February 2009

Simple map panning and zooming with ActionScript

States Mentioned in Country Music Lyrics Map

Visual menus: structure with style

The Blogofractal


Some posts with label 'fractal'.

Who owns the Moon?

(Example) Flash animation of (collaged) image layers

(Definition) 'Neogeography' means “new geography” and consists of a set of techniques and tools that fall outside the realm of traditional GIS. Neogeography is about people using and creating their own maps, on their own terms and by combining elements of an existing toolset. Via

Current exhibitions

"No man was ever great by imitation." - Samuel Johnson
"Lots of things don't make sense at first,when only the physical senses are used. What does your heart say?" - The Universe
"If there is no wind, row." - Latin Proverb Via
"If you are silent and never speak, what will the next generation transmit?" - Han-Shan ("Cold Mountain")
"The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next." - Matthew Arnold

06 February 2009

IUI 2009 is the annual meeting of the intelligent interfaces community and serves as the principal international forum for reporting outstanding research and development on intelligent user interfaces.

Project that comes out of AT&T’s business development group and Vizible, a Toronto-based company whose 3-D rendering engine gives Pogo (a 3D browser based on Mozilla), a very different look than other browsers.

Best Tools To Draw Your Own MindMaps (comparison table)

(Video) Introduction to the Knowledge Cafe (by David Gurteen)

(GoogleMap view) Pixelated Village Grid

Cognitive load theory involves understanding how many discrete units of information can be retained in short term memory before information loss occurs.

Paula Amaral's Private Landscape illustrates how mapping can be used to represent information that we don't usually associate with the process. Via

A blog for the creative remixing of media

Artworks and sculptures in which mathematical laws were posed as basis.

What is fractal music ?

" The key to happiness is having a sense of place." - Plato
"Inside you there's an artist you don't know about... Say yes quickly, if you know, if you've known it from before the beginning of the universe." -Rumi
"Silence is a text easy to misread." - A.A. Attanasio
"The ‘real world’…is replaced…by possible worlds." - Itamar Even-Zohar
"By relieving the brain of all unnecessary work, a good notation system sets it free to concentrate on more advanced problems, and in effect increases the mental power of the race." - A. N. Whitehead, An Introduction to Mathematics

05 February 2009

Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge

NovaMind Mind Mapping Software

Visualizing influence

Participation just isn't on the mind map

Digital Media Tour Via

Map Blog List

Art from Pushing Buttons and Turning Dials

Signature Seals

(Definition) "bindu" = spot at the center, representing the essence, the spark, or soul.

Quotation Ring Homepage : http://www.quotationring.net/

"Hope is an anchor And love is a ship, Time is the ocean And life is a trip You don't know where you're goin', 'Til you know where you're at. And if you can't read the stars Well, you'd better have a map. A compass and a conscience So you don't get lost at sea Lonesome old lonely island Where no one wants to be." - You’ll Be There
"Some people make headlines, while others make history." - Philip Elmer-DeWitt
"The cartographer lives at the ambiguous interface of exact science and art." - Jean-Claude Groshens
"...often you can tell which of your new friends, old friends, and former friends still love you, because they're the ones who ask for nothing." - TU
"A lotta cats copy the Mona Lisa, but people still line up to see the original." -Louis Armstrong

04 February 2009

http://www.mapeed.com/livedemo map represents all geo-localized companies registered on CrunchBase . Via

The Cartography of Narrative

MindJet’s new flash player (see interactive example )

Beautiful bronze map in Braille (and another).

(Podcast) “Visual Thinking: It’s about the THINKING too” with Bob Horn (industry veteran, guru and VizThink 2009 facilitator).

Mixed media map art Via

(Published) Transdisciplinary Digital Art

Website Payments Standard

(Video) 5 minutes of nothing that appears to be something

Tom Waits Speaks On Songwriting

"While collectors have been very kind to appreciate my art and keep me in bread, I've always thought I was the one doing them a favour." - Robert Genn
"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble." - Helen Keller
"Only puny secrets need protection. Big discoveries are protected by public incredulity." - M. McLuhan
"You understand, maybe for the first time ever, how grand you are, because you discover that vulnerable doesn't mean powerless, scared doesn't mean lacking in beauty, and uncertainty doesn't mean that you're lost. These realizations alone will set you on a journey that will take you far beyond what you used to think of as extraordinary." - The Universe
"He who is outside his door already has the hard part of his journey behind him." - Dutch proverb (from the Quote Lady)

03 February 2009

Nursing Care Plan

Innovative interface g-speak from john underkoffler on Vimeo.

(Experiments) the design of a map

Creative Cartography Exhibition

Site that collects some interesting examples of end paper maps in books

Similar to deliciu.us

Artists & Scientists

(Definition?) "paragogos" : misleading / deceitful / creative / formed in parody / derived / copy

Simple, large, and expensive

(Music Video) Windmills of your Mind

"He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has." - Epictetus (c.50-120) Roman, Stoic philosopher
"If, once upon a time earlier in your life, suddenly and without warning, an event, a person, or some unexpected good news suddenly changed everything for the better, it can only mean one thing... Chances are astronomically high that it will happen again." - The Universe
"It is solved by walking." - Algerian proverb
"The ideal is to foster not isolation, but connectedness." - Brett Busang
"We do not receive wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves, after a journey through the wilderness which no one else can make for us, which no one can spare us, for our wisdom is the point of view from which we come at last to regard the world." - Marcel Proust

02 February 2009

Glimpse into Neoreality and Higher Dimensions

World 2.0

(Example) CITATIONS to document (sorted by Number of Citations)

Forgotten on the map

Categories and Examples of Cartographic Art

The Festival of Appropriation : http://www.festivalofappropriation.org/

Great Life Photographers (Glp Production Scans) source:life

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition : http://www.torontooutdoorart.org/ [TOAE] 2009 APPLICATION FORM (Application Deadline: March 1, 2009)

How to be Great!

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"It's like, the more you give yourself to do, the more time you're given to do it." - The Universe
"If a picture is not worth a 1000 words, to hell with it." - Ad Reinhardt
"Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs." - Guy-Ernest Debord,
Introduction to a Critique of Urban Geography
"Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground." - GREAT TRUTHS THAT ADULTS HAVE LEARNED
"Look, look long, and the world comes in." - Joseph Campbell, writer, lecturer and professor of comparative mythology