31 July 2009

Leonard Cohen Interactive Map Via : http://www.geist.com/stories/how-i-finally-met-leonard-cohen

Cahill’s Butterfly Map vs. Fuller’s Dymaxion Projection

Safety Graphic Fun

Tetrahedral Symmetry

The Day in 100 Seconds

Walking in My Mind explores the inner workings of the artist's imagination through immersive, large-scale installation art.

Misunderstandings around Non-Attachment

(Music) http://www.playingforchange.com/

(Definition) "wenn schon, denn schon" ; (German) "if you're going to do it, go the whole hog". Via

First Twitter reference from this engineer in Bangalore of http://bit.ly/B5p0P

"We do not do what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact." - Jean Paul Sartre
"Is mapping addictive? Yes, in the sense that most of the really pleasant things in life are worth endlessly repeating." - R.B.Wild (after Richard Neville)
"The Cosmos is an utterly malleable experience that feeds back to us what we want to perceive." - Chris Ladue
"If there’s a place you got to go, I’m the one you need to know...I’m the Map, I’m the Map!" - Dora the Explorer
"I don't recommend asking for what you can have, or even for what you can give, nearly as much as I recommend asking for what else you can know. Because there is always more you can know, and knowing it will radically increase all you can have and give." - The Universe

30 July 2009

Top 25 Blogs in GIS, GeoWeb and Cartography

4D™ approach to solving complex problems : Facilitation, Visualisation, Contextual Analysis and Information Design

Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning Workshops

Leadership Map

Spreadsheet Art

Emmanuel Radnitzky = Man Ray


How to Dress Like an Astronaut How to Dress Like an Astronaut

(Definition) "the cake is a lie" : your promised reward is merely a fictitious motivator.


“I want to put a ding in the universe.” - Steve Jobs
"Be still, be calm, and listen. You'll find there's nowhere you can't go, no challenge you can't master, and no reason whatsoever that you can't have it all." - TU
"People carried away by their own importance seldom have far to walk back." - The Irish Digest
"We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us; and the more we gain, the more is our desire. The more we see, the more we are capable of seeing." - Maria Mitchell
"A fool who persists in his folly eventually becomes wise." - Taoist wisdom via Alan Watts

29 July 2009

Navigating Maps

Neighbourhood Boundaries : uses the Flickr shapefiles to show you where the world thinks its neighbours are. More.

InfoGraphic / Timeline Resume

The Bacon Flowchart Via

http://www.mediacloud.org/ extracts the substantive text from the downloaded story content (minus the ads, navigation, comments, etc) and associates a set of tags with each story based on that extracted text. Via

Causes of Color


Paper Sculptures

How do you go from struggling, emerging or even semi-established artist to selling a complete show for $198 million?

(Definition) "Strong and Wrong" ; it's better to blow a strong note off key than to produce a wimpy one that doesn't get noticed (term currently used by some New York musicians). Via

"Every time I think I've painted something slightly original, I find out that Blek le Rat has done it as well. Only 20 years earlier." - Banksy
"Childhood is a branch of cartography," - Michael Chabon (in The New York Review of Books) Via
"In fact he spent a lifetime morphing himself to the point of denying he was ever called anything but Raw'n Wild." - Raw N. Wild
"Too late, I found you can't wait to become perfect, you got to go out and fall down with everbody else." - Charles Holloway, in 'Something Wicked This Way Comes'
"These maps are nothing but the territory." - Via

28 July 2009

The original (?) cartogram paper

Latest Map on H1N1 ("Swine Flu")

(Book) Handbook Of The Navigator

Crappygraphs proves graphs don't have to be so functional (but can actually be fun).

How to Develop Your Visualization Skill

Elvis Costello's talent for reinvention

How Artists can use Social Media to sell artwork

Collage Cards

SQUARE FOOT Show : http://www.awolgallery.com/square_foot/index.php

Young audiences have "very little interest in jazz"

"I had in mind to do something big, and I did it." - Simon Rhodia Via
"A blank page is a wonderful curiosity, proposing all sorts of mischief and magic." - Andrew Bee
"Being famous to 15 people is a huge advantage if they are the right 15 people." - Brian Oberkirch
"Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind." - Marston Bates
"There's no such thing as an undiscovered genius." - Robert Genn

27 July 2009

(Video) Building Better User Interfaces

Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Wheel

X-Men Relationship Map Giant full-res version HERE ( for all the characters in the universe) Via

A short enquiry into the origins of the term “neogeography”. [PDF]

(Video) Al Franken can draw a map of the contiguous United States in under two minutes! (skip ahead to approximately 6:30 where you can view his "Stupid Human Trick")

(Slideshow) The Pattern That Connects...

Problems of Regional Definition and Colonial/National Boundaries

(Flickr Group) Map-Themed Signs & Graphics

Wall-painted animation

The Art of Being an Artist : http://www.artadvice.com/advice/index.php

"Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons." - Woody Allen
"The philosopher ought never to try to avoid the duty of making up his mind." - Mortimer Jerome Adler (December 28, 1902 - June 28, 2001)
"What other people think about you, is none of your business." - Unknown Via
"Sports is like a war without the killing." - Ted Turner
"If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error." - John Kenneth Galbraith

24 July 2009

A Syntopicon: An Index to The Great Ideas (an online Wikipedia-ish approach?)

Visualizing travel distances

Theoretical Cartography (and the Sea of the West)

(B00k) Scientific Approach to Infographics

junkcharts.typepad.com : selection of the web's worst information graphics.

The Spontaneous Mosaic

Spectacular Examples of Fractal Art

Mexico Builds Border Wall To Keep Out US @!%&#*&#@s (Via)

Visual Arts Events

Like some of the Twitter 'Following' company I'm in here

"As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow." -A. C. Benson, From a College Window
"And they shall say, there once lived someone, who had little idea of how they changed everything. They will. And you have." - The Universe
"Every person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world." - Arthur Schopenhauer
"One of the best items to find tucked into the back of a painting is a map. A photocopy, with an "X" where the work was painted, adds a treasure hunt to the art-buying event." - Robert Genn
"Neogeographers seem to avoid consultation with well-informed and easily-available specialists in other fields" - Paper in the scholarly publication Chronica botanica: an international biological and agricultural series(v.14, 1950-54, p.182) (1950-54)

23 July 2009

(Video) The Architecture of Knowledge (the public library of the future).

(Map) Palestinian Refugee Camps

Mashable Mind Map (editable by anyone who signs up for MindMeister)

Star Projections

Processing (Java framework) computational methods of artistry

The design economy has turned bohemian outsiders into a new marketplace elite.


(Flickr Group) Looks Like a Map

NYC Metro Bracelet

Canadian Art - Full Opening and Event Listings

"It's never too late to be what you might have been." - George Elliot
"When you create something indifferent and destroy, transform, and manipulate that into something that you can’t quite read anymore, but that has a strong feeling of atmosphere, then you have created something new..." - Charline von Heyl Via
"There is no map to human behavior." - Bjork
"Everything you've ever dreamed of, lies on the path you're now on." - The Universe
"A bad picture is as much of a labor to draw as a good one, it comes as sincerely from the artist's soul." - R.B.Wild (after Aldous Huxley)

09 July 2009

(TED Talk) 3 ways the brain creates meaning

Electromagnetic Leak Map (what the aliens in various places would be watching if they were monitoring our TV broadcasts). Via

Venice Biennale http://www.artworldvenice.com/ (guide / map)

Subway Map Dress

Computing Geographical Scopes of Web Resources

Geometric Games : A Brief History of the Not so Regular Solids

Michelangelo may have placed a self-portrait in Vatican fresco

ReMap 2 : http://www.remapkm.org/ is an international platform for contemporary art taking place parallel to the 2nd Athens Biennale. Blog

Links to today's 100 comics & editorial cartoons

Added as Flickr contact; 'Looking for interesting hackers, artists and urban explorers...'

"Slow down you’re doing fine. You can’t be everything you want to be before your time." - Billy Joel
"The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you got it made." - Groucho Marx
"The lightning spark of thought generated in the solitary mind awakens its likeness in another mind." - Thomas Carlyle
"The only real valuable thing is intuition." - Albert Einstein
"Educators often think that school is the point, when it needs to be the path." - Ira

08 July 2009

Google Real Estate Map Based Service Launched

Web Access to Non-spatial Data using Internet Map Servers

Map Of The World's Fastest Supercomputers

WarCasualties: http://www.mapthefallen.org/


(Interview) Pablo Picasso's creative process

http://www.blockposters.com/ (create any size wall posters from any size images).

Abstract animated painting (speculative art)

404 Not Found Pages: (The Good, The Bad & The Funny

The legal profession needs reinventing

"O God, I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space—were it not that I have bad dreams." - Hamlet
"Just because lightning strikes once, don't presume it will again." - R.B.Wild
"The sun never sets on those who ride into it."- RKO Via
"One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive one.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Let the people judge." - Napoleon III

07 July 2009

Mapping the virtual geography of the World-Wide Web

Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI) : http://kmdi.utoronto.ca/ (at the University of Toronto

Graphical History of the American Flag Via

Micropayments and Free Content (Why micropayments don't work, and free content is an epochal change).

Retail Sales Tax FAQs

ViewConflicts: Software for Visualising Spatiotemporal Data on Armed Conflicts

Family Tree of Vincent Van Gogh:
His dizzy aunt ---------------------------------- Verti Gogh
The brother who ate prunes--------------------- Gotta Gogh
The brother who worked at a convenience store- Stop N Gogh
The grandfather from Yugoslavia --------------- U Gogh
His magician uncle ------------------------------ Where-diddy Gogh
His Mexican cousin ----------------------------- A Mee Gogh
The Mexican cousin's American half-brother ---- Gring Gogh
The nephew who drove a stage coach ----------- Wells-far Gogh
The constipated uncle ---------------------------Can't Gogh
The ballroom dancing aunt ----------------------Tang Gogh
The bird lover uncle ---------------------------- Flamin Gogh
The fruit-loving cousin --------------------------Man Gogh
An aunt who taught positive thinking ----------- Way-to-Gogh
The little bouncy nephew ----------------------- Poe Gogh
A sister who loved disco -------------------------Go Gogh
And his niece who travels the country in an RV -- Winnie Bay Gogh
I saw you smiling . . . there ya Gogh!

"Command like a king, work like a slave, create like a god." Constantin Brancusi, sculptor
"You can only be as good as you dare to be bad.” - John Barrymore
"Actually, everyone is reasonable. They just have their own reasons." - TU
" First things first--but not necessarily in that order." - The Doctor
"A person gets from a symbol the meaning he puts into it." - Robert H. Jackson

06 July 2009

The use of interactive graphical maps (for browsing medical/health Internet information resources).

Reflections of a Knowledge Manager

Borders And Identity: The Cartographic Invention

InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre : http://www.interaccess.org/about/

Illuminating the Path: The Research and Development Agenda for Visual Analytics (Entire Book - 190 Pages ; 27.3MB PDF)

E-Learning Authoring Tools Guide (2009)


(York) Art Meets Science

(Study) 'people are more likely to comply with a request when you speak to their right ear'.

Inkjet-printable shrink plastic (clear)

"Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have.” - Emile Chartier
"If you're coasting, you're going downhill."- L. W. Pierson
"Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used." - Richard E. Byrd
"Complexity is nothing more than a bunch of simple things creating collective overload." - mindmapdrawer Reflection
"The secret of success in life, is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes." - Disraeli

03 July 2009

Publish your research data on Thematic Maps : http://www.up2maps.net/# (& Share results with the World)

Sputnik Observatory ( http://webmail.rogershosting.com/hwebmail/services/go.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsptnk.org ) documents contemporary culture through intimate video interviews with hundreds of leading thinkers in the arts, sciences and technology, covering a wide range of topics.

(PPT) Improving the Quality of Visual Web Browsing

(Interactive) Homage to Ben Shneiderman (Via : http://www.visual-literacy.org/pages/documents.htmvisual-literacy.org/pages/documents.htm)

(Contributing editor) Melissa Edwards was on Shaw TV to talk about the Geist Atlas.

(YouTube channel) “artmeetscience” (http://www.youtube.com/user/artmeetscience)

Wright Brain Thinking

Live (Stop Making Sense)

"Artworks are highly coded power objects. At best, they serve as windows onto profound and unspeakable experience; at worst, they're simply `wall obstructions.''' - Via
"The shortest path between two truths in the real domain passes through the complex domain."- Jacques Hadamard
"The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but has no vision." - Helen Keller
"When resorting to an analogy, they tend to seize upon the first that comes to mind. They do not research more widely. Nor do they pause to analyze the case, test its fitness, or even ask in what ways it might be misleading." - May
"Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed." - Jonathan Swift

02 July 2009

An evolving cognitive-semiotic approach to geographic visualization and knowledge construction

[DOC] Mapping Migrants

(Course outline) Information Visualization (with links to demos)

Infographic Music Video

(Forum) Re-thinking borders

(Annual?) Thematic Residency (Banff Centre) : Analogous Fields: Art and Science

(Definition) "the mosaic theory of intelligence" ; small pieces of information are collected that, when put together like a mosaic or jigsaw puzzle, eventually enable analysts to perceive a clear picture of reality. Via

Tweeting a song

Lefties in History

Tea 'healthier' drink than water

"If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads." - Anatole France
"The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make us wonder at the possibility that there may be something to them which we are missing." - Gamel Abdel Nasser
"I will draw, paint and create as much as I can for as many people as I can for as long as I can." - Brian C. Mayer
"The application of GIS is limited only by the imagination of those who use it." - Jack Dangermond President, ESRI
"Only an unlit candle lasts forever." - Via