29 May 2009

Visual tracert tool displays the path Internet packets traverse to reach a specified destination.

(Class) Digital Images in Painting

Interactive Map of Human Sexuality http://www.humansexmap.com/

Canceled Map (Twittered)

Disappeared and Forgotten: Imaginary Space and the Emptiness of Empty Maps

(Researcher) the social and cultural impact of videogames

Work on Stuff that Matters

(Examples) Artistic / Creative Resumes: http://tinyurl.com/owhwc3

100 Cereal Box Covers

♫ Dido – White Flag

"I think by exploring the bad side you're really just mapping the envelope of the system... you're getting a sense of how far off you can go." Will Wright
"Pretending is so powerful; look how far it's already taken you." - TU
"If we live only in our only existing mental map we cannot see what is changing around us." - Nancy Ramsey
"There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality." - Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
"I will work my own way, according to the light that is in me." - Lydia Maria Child

28 May 2009

GPS Accuracy Could Start Dropping in 2010

The case for a Visual Mapping Body of Knowledge

Exploring Medical Librarianship (and Web Geekery )

Questioning the Frame : Thoughts about maps and spatial logic

Google Maps Pedometer

Visualization Blog : http://visualizeit.wordpress.com/

Singularity University is an interdisciplinary university whose mission is to assemble, educate and inspire a cadre of leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies (bio, nano, info, AI, etc.)...

(Definintion) 'cobbling' means working outside of what a product or system was originally designed to do... When cobbling happens, it looks like breaking out, and mashups & remixing;
Workarounds - people working outside the system
Adaptations - making a product custom fit to people’s lives
- pushing the boundaries to see what’s possible
... a sense of roughness and capability. It may not be pretty, but it works.

New community service approach ; http://www.timeraiser.ca./


"The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been." - Alan Ashley-Pitt
"Mindless productivity (and) infomania erode our capacity for significance." - Michael Heim, (Cyberspace: First Steps, 1993: 10) Via
"For the mind to flower it has to go beyond what it knows." - Mother Meera
"Some things should just be done for the fun of it." - TU
"Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying." - Baba Ram Dass

27 May 2009

(CASE STUDY) Christian Nold’s Bio Mapping project

Subversive Cartography : challenging the accuracy of the official map

(Review) Amode takes a fresh approach to visual mapping, information management

(Video) Transformation of two stellated rhombic dodecahedrons from a cube.

Google knows more about you "than your mother does".

Reasons why you'll like Windows 7

A quilt that's a map (or a map that's a quilt?) Pillows and Cushions

How to write a personal(?) artist’s statement (make into http://www.wordle.net/create)

(Flickr) Slideshow (embedded);

♫ Kings of Leon – Sex On Fire

"Pedras no caminho? Guardo todas, um dia vou construir um castelo… or Stones in my path? I keep them all, one day I’m going to build a castle." - Fernando Pessoa, Early 20th Century Portuguese Poet
"If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent." - Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)
"...the act of art is at its best when the interaction simply takes place between the artist and the work itself--outside the world of criticism and inside the world of inner knowledge." - Robert Genn
"I'm in no hurry to get anywhere. I don't have any plans. I don't have a map. If you did in this business, you'd destroy yourself." - Colin Farrell
"To encounter is to find, to capture, to steal, but there is no method for finding, only a long preparation." - Gilles Deleuze and Claire Parnet, Dialogues Cartography

26 May 2009

Visualize Google Search Results in a Mind Map

First comprehensive geological Arctic map published

CO2 Storage map : http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/ccsmap

Sentimental Cartography / Suely Rolnik

It Happened on this Map: where great plays, novels, film scripts or poems were written.

Mind Map of 100 Uses for Mind Maps

(Very basic) tutorial and example of ActionScript code for a simple version of the way to typically code panning and zooming.

In Defense of Eye Candy

Microsoft tells companies to kill Vista plans

Make a Tetrahedral Kite

"Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week." - Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)
"And then I stumbled on another kind of tune. What I call the fractal tune. It had a very different quality to it. It was less of an entertainment, and more of a sacrament. This was music that came to me from a different place." - Oliver Schroer Via
"Love what you do. Believe in your instincts. And you'd better be able to pick yourself up and brush yourself off every day." - Mario Andretti
"Here's a hint on figuring out the next step to take on the path of your wildest dreams... it almost never lies behind the doors marked, WOW, SEXY, or GLAMOROUS." - The Universe
"What kills life, is the absence of mystery." - Anais Nin

25 May 2009

PhotoProto : to design a GUI using Photoshop

(20-minute talk from) Web2.0 Expo : how technology has enabled massive amounts of data to be recorded, stored, and analyzed.

(Forums) User Interface Design : http://www.devx.com/DevX/Door/20776

Cartography of Excess (PDF)

10 Online Photography Magazines

(A Daily Aggregation) http://clicks.robertgenn.com/painters_post.php that Artists and Other Creative People may find Useful

(Launch Projects Review) "...he “takes the figure and makes it all ground,” representing/performing one of the biggest paradigm shifts in our digital age, i.e. that everything is now available for appropriation and sampling. Mashing together text, graphics, icons, clip art and anything else you can imagine into a democracy of images, old concepts of foreground and background dissolve, while the over-population of content over-signifies to such a degree that each thing both counts and does not count. And it all happens on one surface."

Response to comments made on the article, JEWISH NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS…..Why So Many?

(Adyashanti Video) "Causeless Happiness"

♫ The Waterboys – Strange Boat

"Out beyond the ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there." - Rumi
"Curiosity and experimentation are adopted attitudes, and while they fluctuate and at times appear loony, they're largely voluntary." - Robert Genn
"Life expands or shrinks in proportion to one's courage." - Anais Nin
"This must be done, I have no doubt this is the right thing to do, and I happen to be in a position to do it. My motivation comes from the heart and I am willing to answer its call." - Via
"Regularity, order and the desire for perfection destroy art. Irregularity is the basis of all art." - Pierre-Auguste Renoir

22 May 2009

Is Information Visualization the Next Frontier for Design?

(US) Wind Map

Visuality and the Semiotics of Chemistry

Mega Drop-Down Navigation Menus Work Well

Creating new digital media

Explore / Comics A to Z


Are Creative People Different?

(Definition) "Synthesis" : the composition or combination of parts or elements so as to form a whole.

♫ Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World

"..to be a tramp rather than lose his freedom to sleep as late as he liked, to eat what he could find at the time he wanted, to paint only when the passion to work took him." - ANAIS NIN - The Chanchiquito
"Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without." - Confucius
"Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
"It's not what's happening around you that determines your health, finances, or hotness, but what's happening inside of you - exclusively." - The Universe
"Because we can we must." - Ben Hammersley (roughly quoted on opening the BBC's vaults)

21 May 2009

Google is currently running a results prototype showing a “wonder wheel navigation” - highlighting (mindmap-ish?) nodes and connections within search results.

(Map) putting the viewer simultaneously above the city and in it where she stands, both looking down and looking forward.

Photosynth Public and Live

Big Art Map

The 4D Conversation Starter


...before they can begin designing, they must make order out of the chaotic mess of research. The connections that can be formed during this synthesis phase frequently hold the keys to "innovation". Designers visually explore large quantities of data in an effort to find and understand hidden relationships.

Nikola Tesla (The Man Who Invented the Twentieth Century)

Discovery Quotes

♫ The Beatles – Twist & Shout

"It is from the regret left by the imperfect work that the next one can be born." - Odilon Redon
"Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got." - FarmBoy
"When your peeps ask you what you do all day every day you do tell them, 'Whatever I want.' Right? Because you do." - The Universe
"... once you start looking through the lens you see things you couldn’t possibly see without the camera." - Peter Van Rhijn
"Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment." - Rumi

20 May 2009

Indieprojector is a free web service that re-projects digital map files and converts them to SVG for use in vector graphics editing software.

(Google's) "Latitude" : Location-Sharing API

The Eleven Dimensions of Space/Time

(Book Download Full Quality PDF (44 meg) Screen Quality PDF (2 meg)) "Emotional Cartography - Technologies of the Self" (Edited by Christian Nold, 2009) is a collection of essays that explore the political, social and cultural implications of visualising intimate biometric data and emotional experiences using technology.

Data Visualization course support material overview

The brain's reward for getting a concept is a shot of natural opiates

Increase the visual impact of your next mind map

(Maps) "Lost Continent of Mu Motherland of Man"


Shake It Up

"Don't overlook the wonder of the ordinary." - Melody Beattie
"Isn't it nice to know that all of your challenges will be won? That all of your triumphs will be shared? And that the difference you'll make, has already begun? (if you don't see these things yet, you will)." - The Universe
"Inefficiency is the perfectionist's game--but it's often just simple dawdling and completion avoidance. By not completing, one avoids judgment." - Robert Genn
"We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future." - Marshall McLuhan
"Ancora imparo."(still I am learning) - Michelangelo

19 May 2009

(Introduction video) Net-Map (interview-based mapping tool that helps people understand, visualize, discuss, and improve situations in which many different actors influence outcomes).

(Map) Job Gain/Loss

(Map) Milky Way Transit Authority Via

Journal of Information Architecture

(CALL FOR PAPERS) Society of Cartographers

Colour Management in Practice

An exploration of how and why places become invested with SACREDNESS (and made manifest through ART and ARCHITECTURE).

How to Shoot Video for the Web

Costco PhotoBook prices


"Suppose in a game of life — and it is but a twopenny game after all — you are equally eager of winning. Shall you be ashamed of your ambition, or glory in it?"- Thackeray, 'Autour de mon Chapeau', 1863
"(Wordless and fragmented, the project mixes footage of the mundane with images of celebrity dignitaries, and aims to prove that)'meaning isn't fixed at all'." - SARAH MORRIS, New York-based artist
"Neurons that fire together, wire together." (When you practice a certain skill, the circuits get stronger, and the area of your brain dedicated to performing the skills gets larger.) - Neuroscientists
"Isn't it nice to know that you haven't yet laughed, all that you'll laugh? That you haven't yet met, some of your very best friends? And that you haven't yet dreamed, all that you'll manifest?" - The Universe
"In your quest, always look to those ‘elements’ which seem to never change." - Stranger

15 May 2009

Designing for Faceted Search

(Map) Where Americans Are Living Well

(Online book) Cartography and Art Via : http://artcarto.wordpress.com/

+52° 37' 12.00", -112° 47' 60.00" Via (Via)

Learn how to personalize your iGoogle homepage by designing your own theme. Examples

(Web game) "Effing Hail" (play in your browser) Via

Failure: An essential part of the innovation process

Spurgeonworld focusing on places where science and art meet.

Excavations? at the AGO's Grange

(Definition) “You are here - a virtual somewhere possessing an identifiable (interiorized) form and mnemonic associations by which you have arrived, will leave, and (may) navigate to return. Functionally similar mnemonic architectures have existed for almost two thousand years,” - Darrel Berry - The Poetics of Cyberspace Via

"Where you stumble, there lies your treasure." - Joseph Campbell
"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together."- Vincent van Gogh
"Accidental mapping could reveal a lot about 'us' when coupled with other bits of pretty mundane static data." - Paul Harwood (paul@telreg.com)
"Character is built, not granted." - Robert Genn
"In life there will always be challenges that have manifested, and dreams that haven't. But they'll always pale in comparison to the number of dreams that have manifested, and challenges that haven't." - The Universe

14 May 2009

(Map) Alternative Online Business and Monetization Models (Full Audio-Video Recording)

The headmap manifesto is a sequence of text fragments dealing with the social and cultural implications of location aware devices.

Old Japanese maps on Google Earth unveil secrets

Turn Color Digital Photos Into Beautiful B&W


Website Lets You Graffiti Any Other Website

Contact 2009:http://www.contactphoto.com/

Statr for Flickr : http://linuxinside.org/flickr/ ( tracks page views statistics)

Added as one of many contacts (by Ed & Sharon)

(Definition) "Socratic dialogue" : a form of philosophical inquiry in which the questioner explores the implications of others' positions, to stimulate rational thinking and illuminate ideas.

"Information overload is an opportunity for pattern recognition." - Marshall McLuhan
"Mind is the wrong thing, and through the wrong thing you are trying to find the right way. It is as if by closing your eyes you are trying to find the door." -Beyond Psychology
"...no matter what you do, or don't do, with the rest of your life, you cannot now comprehend the amounts of love, joy, and personal assistance that are already being pressed out to you in gratitude." - The Universe
"Things are seldom what they seem, skim milk masquerades as cream." - W.S. Gilbert (HMS Pinafore) Via
"I am From Where I Am." Via

13 May 2009

Blogviz : dynamic map of information diffusion in Blogspace.

An invention that could change the internet for ever (?)

Composing and Navigating through e-Learning Objects

(Online) Word Cloud creator

Moving Frontiers: Changing Colonial Notions of the Indian Frontiers (Ian J. Barrow)

(Geo-photo) Project : http://earthmosaic.org/about.html

Visualisation Magazine (Volume 2 - Circles) next issue is based on isometrics.

Where Be "Here be Dragons"?

Custom FineArt Book Publishing : http://www.pikto.com/books/

(Definition) [a map] : ”a machine for generating interpretations”

"Between the wish and the thing, life lies waiting." - Anonymous
"For the person who thinks abundance, speaks abundance, and acts abundantly, no matter how much they lack while performing such demonstrations, they are "given" an outpouring of the "stuff," far in excess of what they could ever spend." - The Universe
"It is not what he has, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is." - Henri Frederic Amiel
"The ‘nomadic war machine’ conquers without being noticed." - Hakim Bey
"Participation. That's what's gonna save the human race." - Pete Seeger

12 May 2009

Magic Magnify™ : http://www.magictoolbox.com/magicmagnify/

Definitions of Learning Objects

The efficacy of the `mind map' study technique for medical students.

(Interactive Map) American Consumer Spending


The Importance Of Graphics In SEO

'What appear to be densely layered collages of figures, text and patterns are actually impenetrable compositions ... Completely idiosyncratic, the distinctive imagery highlights a new generation of artists influenced by contemporary mass media.'

Save the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (or not?)

The End of Mediation (Interview with ADR blogger http://mediationchannel.com/)

(New Album) YYY

"Enough words now. I'd be better off looking at the spaces between all the words." - Paul Foreman
"To name an object is to deprive a poem of three-fourths of its pleasure, which consists in a little-by-little guessing game; the ideal is to suggest." - Wallace Stevens Via
"Give it thought. Consider every angle. And then speak your mind. You've not been drawn into anyone's life just to listen." - The Universe
“If you’re in jazz, and more than ten people like you, you’re labeled commercial.” - Herbie Mann
"Successful self-motivators at any level are able to regularly return to their beginner-minds and rekindle earlier enthusiasms. Never underestimate your inner kid." - Robert Genn

11 May 2009

Mapping the World’s Photos : http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/kleinber/www09-photos.pdf

(Annual Summer School) Society of Cartographers

1200+ Active Second Life-Related Blogs

(New) Postcard sending system : http://pictures.nyahook.com/postcard.exe allows sending postcards to friends via Yahoo! flickr.

(Video) Fermat's Last Theorem

Heartfield's (Online) Art

(LA Art Show)"Photocartographies: Tattered Fragments of the Map." featuring the work of Anthony Auerbach, Katherine E. Bash, Noah Beil, Cris Benton, Frank Gohlke, Gregory Michael Hernandez, David Horvitz, David Maisel, Adam Ryder, Oraib Toukan, Nikolas R. Schiller, and Angie Waller.

(Definition) "Disruptive or dazzle camouflage" in which a single thing appears to be a hodgepodge (or mishmash) of unrelated components.

Bruce Springsteen – The Rising

(Video) The Mr. Magoo Show - Episode 1 (Channel)

"Life is not a problem but a mystery" - The Book of Secrets
"Your thoughts are free, right? It must follow then, that so is everything else." - The Universe
"The only thing I was fit for was to be an artist, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that mapping didn't require any." - R.B Wild (after Russell Baker )
"His life was so important that it shines almost with the same intensity now that it did when he had it." - John Cage (about Bucky)
"It is difficult to steer a parked car, so get moving." - Henrietta Mears

08 May 2009

Best Data Visualization Projects (of 2008).

Fold-up idea

The Total Perspective Vortex (and article on positive illusions )

Ancient Knowledge and Modern Science

(Social Bookmarking) Websites for Non-Stop Visual Inspiration

Subtle Technologies Festival is the place where Art and Science meet (11-14 June)



(Music video) Map of The Problematique

Someone at the Boston Public Library clearly searching for one of my maps.

"The bigger and blacker the SUV, the smaller and blonder the driver." - R.B. Wild
"What the Thinker thinks, the Prover proves." - Prometheus Rising
"Maps are image-objects in which different conceptions and configurations of time and space are created, not just charted." - Via
"If this path is difficult it would be difficult to suggest in words or to write with the pen. The best explanation ever found for this genius of men is to give the painting on a map." - Martin Cortès Martin Cortes Via
"Country as a turnip green..." - Southern saying

07 May 2009

Prezi : http://prezi.com/ allows anyone to create and perform stunning non-linear presentations (with relations, zooming into details, and adjusting to the time left without the need to skip slides).

(Gallery) Flickr users make accidental maps Via

Obama’s Inauguration Speech presented in (Interactive) Mind Map form.

Idea Mapping Concepts

View top images tagged "infographic".

(Video) “The Secret of El Dorado”

(Definition) "Camoufleurs" ; camouflage artists who make it an arduous challenge to see a figure against a background (called blending or background matching), or to distinguish one category of object from another (mimicry).

List of tenure reviewers with areas of expertise that include: new media, interactive art, experimental art, art and technology, participatory modalities art, science and technology art, technology and architecture, as well as experimental and socially engaged forms that reside outside the traditional gallery context.

What are the 20 Works of Art You Want to See before You Die?

Opening tonight at Colourgenics Inc. Fine Art Workshop and Boutique

"Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself."- Doris Lessing
"Too often the only difference between HAVE and HAVE NOT depends on whether or not the initial request was followed by a thank you, yee-haa, and action, rather than a question mark, timidity, and TV." - The Universe
"The Fool sees not the same tree that the Wise Man sees." - Poet
"A designer cares what others think about his imagery, while a true artist doesn't." - R.B.Wild
"Are displays maps or views?" - Werner Kuhn, 1991 Via

06 May 2009

When the world catches flu, Google sneezes

Mapping the Cultural Buzz

Interview With MindMapArt Creators


The Mathematics of Isometrics

The Creativity of Opportunity Maps


Map Art (by Lucas Monaco) Via

The Great Ideas Program

♫ Bedouin Soundclash – When The Night Feels My Song play

"All knowledge is connected to all other knowledge. The fun is in making the connections." - Via
"Is O'bama really a black Irishman?" - R.B.Wild
"And every moment is a new and shocking Transvaluation of all we have ever been." - T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets
"The streets are full of admirable craftsmen, but so few practical dreamers." - Man Ray, 1945
"Not only is it easy to lie with maps, it's essential." - Monmonier 1991

05 May 2009

(TED Talk) AlloSphere, a stunning new way to see scientific data. Via

How to set up a custom isometric camera (in Google SketchUp)

Map of Twitter Stars

Piracy Map 2009 The Art of Invisibility

Links to traditional media sources

50 Free Lessons in Graphic Design Theory

(Tao) The Pathless Path

Mathematical artists (and artist mathematicians)

(Interview) Geoff Tate (Queensryche broke from the marketable direction that was expected from bands; they delivered socially charged songs that challenge the listeners perception of the world and relationships around us.)

(Definition) "
Rickrolling" is an Internet meme typically involving the music video for the 1987 Rick Astley song "Never Gonna Give You Up". (The meme is a bait and switch: a person provides a web link that he or she claims is relevant to the topic at hand, but the link actually takes the user to the Astley video).

"All that we are is the result of all that we have thought." - Buddha, The Dhammapada
"Conceptual artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach .” - Sol Lewitt Via
"I'm an experimental innovator. I'm a tortoise with no hair." - Walter Hawn, photographer
"Those who rule symbols, rule us." - Count Alfred Korzybski, pioneer semanticis
“Life did not take over the globe by combat, but by networking.” - Anna Dimiriu Via

04 May 2009

Vision Researchers Test Theory on Visual Orientation

Mead Map is online software to manage and share information (Map
out your work. Map out your life).

Illusory Contoured Tilting Pyramid

(Essay) Deep Remixability

(Video) Massive mappish imagery in resin (by Lori-Ann Bellissimo)

Idea Mapping Workshop for the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan. (May 26: Closed to the public.)

Festival International Montréal en Arts (F.I.M.A)

Peace Bomb

(YYY cover) Maps - Arcade Fire

Nice comment from http://brainbasedbiz.blogspot.com/

"Some people obtain fame, others deserve it" -Doris Lessing
"The street . . . the only valid field of experience." - Ande Breton
"All the world is mad but me and thee, and sometimes I wonder about thee." - Quaker
"A flower doesn't turn toward the sun because it needs to, but because it wants to, and so the process is effortless and joyful." - The Universe

01 May 2009

Zoomable User Interfaces

The Seventeen Wallpaper Tilings

(Downtown Los Angeles) Homeless Map

Visual Mind Games : when the mind takes over and goes graphical

Study Groups are communities within the Study Barn that host exams and learning tools for specific fields of study.

Mixed-media map collages by Chris Kenny Via

In May the AGO presents three exhibitions that explore 'Dada and Surrealism' : European Modernism

Banned from Digg.com

Sound Bites


"The locations on my maps are invented; these maps should not be used in navigation, except in the realms of imagination, storytelling and play."- Alison Whittington
"... trails are lived rather than simply travelled." - Tony Campbell
"You just never know how close you are. Best to assume 'very, very, very.'" - The Universe
"Our natures are alike; it is our habits that carry us far apart." - Confucius
"For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness." - Author Unknown