26 February 2010

(Videos) 'OpenStreetMap - Project Haiti'

artdaily.org 'map'

Mapping the ‘drunkest’ cities

(Updated 2009) Global Internet Map

(Essay) My Father's Last Map

5 Common Photoshop Myths Solved

(Paperback) "Da Vinci Notebooks"

(Old story) “Stone Soup” tale

(Video : Og Mandino) 'The Secrets to Success'

NLP Summary

"Time spent on a project pays off in fits and starts of inspiration, not linear consistent productivity..." - molvo
"If you don't live the present moment, you never get around to living at all ." - Peace Pilgrim Via mindmapdrawer
"...it's not who you know it's where you know." - Via
"Your work has begun (and you know exactly what you're doing)." - TU
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together." -Van Gogh
Via Robin Sharma

25 February 2010

Google StreetView Prank

2,000 Years of Geography and Mapping (at the Bruce Museum)

(Inforgraphic) 100 of the largest publicly traded software companies

(Free Online Image Editor) Aviary

eLearning Tweeters

Polyhedra and Art through History

Ways to make text more visual

"Atlas of Science" : ( 200-page, full color book) will be published by MIT Press in 2010. Download flyer PDF

Vimeo Tags : photomotion, photolapse

The Most Expensive Pieces of Art Ever Sold

"It is not that all of us have to dedicate our life to our sport; rather we can dedicate our sport to our life. Approaching our training as a way of life which enhances virtually all of our endeavors we undertake." - Dan Milman
"Decide only upon what (never who, how, and when) you want, the end result, with as much clarity as possible." - TU
"Farmers prefer productive meetings, hunters want to simply try stuff and see what happens." - Via
"Fundamentally, art is when the brain associates with itself." - Noah Hutton Via
"Don't wish me happiness — I don't expect to be happy, it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

24 February 2010

Interactive Treemap of the Barcelona Natural Science Data

Rush Hour Maps

Mouse Path Map

The 3-dimensional analogue of the Pascal Hexagon

Info Graphics Flickr Group

Image Zooming extension (for Firefox and Thunderbird)

Klencke Atlas (The Largest Book in the World)

Map quotes

(7.500.000 Free) PDF Books : http://ebooks-free-download.com/

(Book) "Old Masters and Young Geniuses: The Two Life Cycles of Artistic Creativity "

"He who gains a victory over other men is strong; but he who gains a victory over himself is all powerful." - Lao Tzu
Peace arises from residing completely in What Is." - Ezra Bayda Via iamwun
"It often takes time for people to assimilate and appreciate new work that often can be a challenge to the expectations of the spectators." - André Laroche, director of Projex-Mtl Via
"Are you a writer? or a 'trying-to-attract-readers'?" - R.B. Wild
"Inevitably, we see the whole through the lens of the particular." -Margaret Wertheim (reviewing Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos by Seth Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, Book Review, April 2, 2006)

23 February 2010

Presentation Text Zoom example

Crowdsourced traffic & live maps meet geogaming in waze's navigation application

Hackerspace Map

Map pdf's

Where to find instructional videos

Top 25 Most Popular Blogs

NanoArt exhibitions

The Cellular Architecture of Abstract Art

The Importance of Managing Your Online Reputation

(Video Trailer) Apartheid Week 2010

"Today is a beautiful day, but I cannot see it." - Blind boy's sign
"If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself (also, you will have betrayed your community in failing to make your contribution)." - Rollo May
"I want to read what you have to say, not what you think I might like to read." - R.B. Wild
"Have you also ever wanted something so badly that all your wishing, hoping, and praying kept you from seeing that you had it all along?" - The Universe
"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them." - Epictetus

22 February 2010

Milestones of Data Visualization

Scientists can track progress of H1N1 flu in detail

U.S. Facebook HeatMap

[KML file] Israel - Security Barrier for loading in GooglEarth

3D is easy

100 Twitter Tips and Tools to Stay on Top of Your Field

Canadian Digital Media News : http://www.villagegamer.net/

Brain Functions That Improve with Age

New Bob Dylan Art Exhibition

Why You Need More Vitamin D

"The way we communicate with others, and with ourselves, ultimately determines the quality of our lives." - Anthony Robbins, Motivational Speaker
"Anything worth having, is worth visualizing." - TU
"Most of the things you absorb you will ultimately secrete." - Tom Waits
"This is one of the reasons abstract paintings are so energizing to paint and so pleasurable to look at. Freed from the constraints often brought on by reference or other preconceived material, the hand and mind wander, moving here and there like a bee at flowers." - Robert Genn
"Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens." - Epictetus

19 February 2010

Olympic Games with Google Maps

The interactive scale of the Universe


Visualizing the Power Struggle in Wikipedia


(Video) "The fringe benefits of failure" (JK Rowling)


(Book preview) Data Flow 2

(Definition) "reductionism vs holism in science"

The Secret to Happiness : Thinking Fast

"Technology is a prism held up to the bright beam of imagination." - Innovator-in-Residence, IBM Analytics Virtual Center
"Once you have learned a language, then comes the far more difficult and far more important moment when you have to decide what to say. And this might be the only decision that really matters...." - Via
"No gift is complete until it is passed down." - Jerry Spence
"Creativity arises out of the tension between spontaneity and limitations, the latter (like the river banks) forcing the spontaneity into the various forms which are essential to the work of art or poem." - Rollo May (1909-1994)
"… I was struggling against images partially true, and therefore totally false." - Roland Barthes

18 February 2010

Risk Map

Mind mapping on the iPad
(A game changer?)

Data Visualization: Modern Approaches

Medical groups assail patenting of human genes

(Book Review) Visual Language for Designers

Magical Digital Art (Andy Gilmore)

The False Guru Test

(Definition) "Digital Physics" : collection of theoretical perspectives that start by assuming that the universe is, at heart, describable by information, and is therefore computable.


(Song) "Goin' Out West"

"Being 70% water allows you to drown negativity." - mindmapdrawer
"You don't read art when it's on the wall. You look at it but you don't read it. You put a 'map' on the wall and people do the same thing every time - they read it." - R.B. Wild (after Tom Devlin, creative director at Drawn & Quarterly)
"In the last days, God says, "I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams." - Acts 2:17 Via
"I am simply carrying a torch." - Rachmaninoff
"... it doesn't matter what material you use, it's what you do with it." - Juan Francisco Casas Via

17 February 2010

Equal Population 'States'

InfoVis Flickr Group

Call for Maps for the (2011) : http://www.scimaps.org/flat/call/ (Science Maps as Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries)

Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom Hierarchy

On Procrastination and da Vinci (sometimes genius doodles)

(The Science of Synchronicity) A New Way to See and Experience the World

Teach, learn and share insights in mural art : www.muralroutes.com

(Music video) "Oh... Canada"

How to Disagree

"One kind word can warm three winter months." - Japanese Proverb
"Creativity is having just enough dots to connect." - Steve Jobs
"As an American, I aspire for this country not to lead and dominate the world, but just to join it." - avinunu
"A map is a very dangerous drawing." - R.B. Wild
"You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it." -paulocoelho

16 February 2010


The theory of avatars in workplace learning has largely been developed by Byron Reeves at Stanford.


(Exhibit) "Magnificent Maps: Power, Propaganda and Art" is a visual extravaganza that will fascinate and entrance visitors while challenging their assumptions about the very nature and purpose of maps.

The Creative Process : Interview with Seth Godin

Why You Need to Be a Big Dreamer

(Book) Proust Was a Neuroscientist


"A classic is something that everybody wants to have read, and nobody wants to read." - Mark Twain
"People who do all they can, with what they've got, from where they are, no matter how puny their actions, how tiny their steps, or how futile it may seem, simply have more fun." - TU
"A hero ain't nothing but a sandwich." - Tom Waits
"Whoever imagines mental deep permeable barriers which actually do not exist, and then thinks them away, has understood the world. As space is entrapped in geometry's network of lines, thought is caught in its (own) inherent laws. Maps make the world comprehensible to us; we are still waiting for the star-maps of the spirit. In the same way than ambling through fields we risk getting lost, the spirit negotiates its terrain." - Friedrich Rückert, Wisdom of the Brahmins (first translation by Robinson/Benking of the original German version)
"A man's errors are his portals of discovery." - James Joyce

15 February 2010

Information Map types

Interactive graphic let’s you zoom down from human scales to that of the atom.

Showcase of Data Visualization and Infographics

(Springsteen) http://www.flipflopflyin.com/mappingbruce/index.html

(C. Etzel Pearcy’s) 38 States

3D Exploration of Picasso's Guernica (Movie)

The VFX of Where the Wild Things Are

How useful is the distinction between ‘East’ and ‘West’ in today’s world?

Ashleigh Brilliant (1933 - ) : For the past 40 years, English-American writer, columnist and cartoonist ("Potshots"), has been writing over 10,000 wonderful quotes he called "Brilliant Thoughts," combining his marvelous wit with brevity (all are 17 words or less).

"I Don't Wanna Grow Up"

"A cartographic image is as much about the beauty of its colours, lines, shapes and lettering as it is a geographical tool to aid navigation." - Via
"If you can’t recognize greatness, and build off of it, then you’re going to be unlikely to be great on your own." - Via
"The trick is learning to maintain an unwavering focus upon your desired end result, your completed dream, the "finish line," without insisting upon, or even contemplating, its means of attainment, no matter how logical, obvious, or tempting it may seem." - The Universe
"Be here Now." - Ram Dass
"Art is what we we’re doing when we do our best work." - Seth Godin

12 February 2010

Augmented reality map of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Mindmap of (Randy Pausch's) Last Lecture

Scientists are mapping science itself, and looked to see how it's been changing.

Albums in Mathematical Imagery (The connection between mathematics and art goes back).

Second Life: Why does it work?

(Prints) Earth as Art premium quality reproductions of Landsat 7 images from USGS

The Science Of Illusions

Ask, Don’t Tell (the power of questions)

One of the best unknown artists in Canada.

How to fake it…in the art scene

"The earlier the founders of a company act like they’ve created something bigger than themselves, the sooner they actually get there." - Via
"Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not." - Carl Gustav Jung
"I am not an artist, I am a manufacturer of ideas." - R.B.Wild (after Salvador Dali)
"The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven." - John Milton
"There are many tunes still to be written in the Key of C." - Arnold Schöenberg

11 February 2010

(Animation) Bach-Mandelbrot Zoom



TED Talk: Weird, or just different?

Accept Defeat: The Neuroscience of Screwing Up

The Art and Brain Heavyweights

'Too Cool For School' Art & Science Fair (and Exhibition)

(Book) Kluge : The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind

(Reviews) "Don Quixote"

Free Speech, for Art’s Sake

"It only takes one idea, one second in time, one friend, one dream, one leap of faith, to change everything, forever." - TU
"Uni -verse = One song." - DeepakChopra
"There is creative reading as well as creative mapping." - R.B.Wild (after Ralph Waldo Emerson)
"To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country." - George Washington
"Money can extinguish intrinsic motivation, diminish performance, crush creativity, encourage unethical behavior, foster short-term thinking, and become addictive." - Daniel H. Pink

10 February 2010

Visual Strategic Planning

(Google) Toronto Galleries Map

(Infographic) Global Shipping Routes Via

Neural Cartographer

(20th Anniversary) Adobe Photoshop

What inspired you to take up science?’

(B00k) The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential in the Second Half of Life (Paperback)

The Museum of Scientifically Accurate Fabric Brain Art

Heiner Benking : http://benking.de is a connector of people, a facilitator of dialog, and an expert at helping people comprehend through visualization.


"I ordered nothing and received it in no time, so I have nothing to complain about." - Most helpful product review
"...everyone eventually discovers truth... either through manifesting so much chaos they're forced to ask the hard questions, or through just plain asking the hard questions from the get-go." - TU
"Anything worth doing is worth doing in excess." - Susan Baber
"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.” - Francis Bacon, Sr.
"... we find that wherever we step, the path appears beneath our feet." - Dan Millman

09 February 2010

Michelin On-line Mapping Service


Infographic Coins

(Free) Tools Designers will Love

Brilliant Mistakes: the Science of Serendipity

Aerial Photography & Aerial Video

(Matthew Bloch) Portfolio of web maps and graphics : http://maps.grammata.com/ Via

Scientist Turned Comedian

CODE Live (Cultural Olympiad Digital Edition), a festival celebrating Canadian culture and talent into the digital sphere

Song "Bottom of the World"

"So how do you know what is the right path to choose to get the result that you desire? ... You won't. And accepting that greatly eases the anxiety of your life experience." - Jon Stewart
"Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got, and fifty percent what people think you’ve got." - Sophia Loren
"There is an occupation known as painting, which calls for imagination, and skill of hand, in order to discover things not seen, hiding themselves under the shadow of natural objects, and to fix them with the hand, presenting to plain sight what does not actually exist." - Cennino Cennini (1370-1440)
"Forever is composed of Nows." - Emily Dickinson
"Release any expectations you may have of how you think your dreams will come true, but by all means, with every fiber of your being, expect that they will (as you busy yourself enjoying who and where you already are)." - TU

08 February 2010

World's oldest map - 14,000 years old


Infographics to Understand the Financial Crisis

Drawing a Mind Map (Step by step)

Content : How Much is Too Much?

50 Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

(Video) Little Black Book of Scientists

Recommended (non-fiction published since 1900) Reading List

Greatest Cartoons of All Time

(Even for people who exercise) spending long stretches of time sitting at a desk is still harmful. (Adjustable desk)

"He unfolds, as a painter, that which has not yet been said; he translates it into absolute terms of painting--something other than reality." - Cezanne
"It is one thing to steer a ship, another to understand a map" - Old Danish saying Via
"Don't worry about what anybody else is going to do." - Alan Kay
"We are not living in a world where all roads are radii of a circle and where all, if followed long enough, will therefore draw gradually nearer and finally meet at the centre; Rather in a world where every road, after a few miles, forks into two, and each of those into two again, and at each fork you must make a decision. I do not think that all who chose wrong roads perish; but their rescue consists in being put back on the right road." - C.S. Lewis Via
"There are no mistakes, only happy accidents." - Bob Ross

05 February 2010


How to Make a Heatmap – a Quick and Easy Solution

The Meme Lifecycle

The dangers of a high-information diet

The Journal of Serendipitous and Unexpected Results (JSUR) is an open-access forum for researchers seeking to further scientific discovery by sharing surprising or unexpected results.

(“Book in progress”) Marks & Meaning (by Dave Gray)

(Definition) 'Agile development' : an umbrella term for a number of iterative and incremental software development methodologies such as Extreme Programming (XP), Scrum, Crystal, Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), Lean Development, and Feature Driven Development (FDD). Via : http://www.infoq.com/

Digitally created artwork has emerged along with the rapid development in computer technology and is showing up in many galleries. As a result, digital media has taken its place beside the rest of world art no longer having to answer to the age old question, "Yes, but is it art?"

New York City Sky Colour Study

Silicon Valley's most influential and forgotten researcher

"Art... it's not meant to look like what it is." - ring-eared, grey-bearded ponytail guy
"The sun asks not that the moon and planets help brighten each day, but relishes her role as a keeper of the light and a bringer of the dawn." - TU
"The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire." - MILITARY WISDOM
"The Pigs of Today are the Hams of Tomorrow." - Marina Abramovic (curating a performance event)
"The secret of being a bore is to tell everything." - Voltaire

04 February 2010

Useful and Creative Infographics

Advanced geometry
(Penrose, Voronoi and hyperbolic tilings ... and math surfaces, plane-filling curves, knot dynamics...)

15 Ways Science Will Kill Us All

Books about mind maps

Conceptual Information Arts (CIA) Program

(Definition) 'cyberspace' : a consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation. (W. Gibson)

The scoop on Skype

(Sculpture) Tree Branch in Jars

(Must-see shows) http://www.nowtoronto.com/art/listings/

SanDisk MobileMate™ Memory Stick™ Plus

"A serious subject and a casual lightness of being. Unfinished-looking work invites participation." - Robert Genn
"...we need radically inventive maps exactly like we need radical political movements: to go beyond received ideas and orders, in fact, to go beyond representation, to rediscover and share the space – creating potentials of a revolutionary imagination." - Holmes, 2003a Via
"Sometimes a move just feels right." - Magnus Carlsen (the youngest chess player to achieve a number one world ranking)
"One of the best things about audio books is that you know exactly how long it will take to finish the book!" - rtkrum
"This is a difficult path to follow but I have pledged my life to this pursuit." - Gregory Smith

03 February 2010

(Video) http://www.thezoomablemap.com/ (simply unfold to zoom into the area you want to see in detail).

The Work of a Design Researcher

Collective knowledge systems

Best science blogging posts of the year : http://scienceblogs.com/neurotopia/2010/01/announcing_open_lab_2009.php


The Visual Grammar of Ideas (Jessica Hagy)

(Celebration)"mother of all demos" at the Program for the Future Conference

A Google Maps Essay

eBook revolution "rendering the literary agents' role economically pointless.

(Video) ShamWow (Song Lyrics)

"The path, you create, is your own truth. Always follow that truth." - Anstaria Via
"Though I Fly Through the Valley of Death , I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 80,000 Feet and Climbing." - Paul F. Crickmore (test pilot)
"Expectation that's not followed by action is not expectation... it's just hoping; and hoping has never achieved very much." - TU
"Far from holding up a simple mirror of nature that is true or false, maps redescribe the world—like any other document—in terms of relations of power and of cultural practices, preferences, and priorities." - J.B. Harley, The New Nature of Maps Via
"When you are ahead, you never know how far." - R.B. Wild

02 February 2010

The Beauty of Infographics and Data Visualization

The Great (Photo) Megapixel Swindle (Proof)

How Conceptual Metaphors are Stunting Web Innovation

(Google Maps) MarkerIcon Options Wizard

Evidence for grid cells in a human memory network

The Impact of Picasso (and His Circle in Paris)

Nuite Blanche idea (?) Projection on Buildings

(Patron) Ydessa Hendeles Foundation

(Definition) Eightfold Path : right speech, right action, right livelihood, right concentration, right mindfulness, right effort, right understanding and right thought.

See ‘Wild Things’ Only if You Were Once a Kid

"Nothing beats the drama of a bullhorn." - Tom Waits
"The BIG THING rarely happens when you ask for it, nor does it typically come from who or where you expect. It usually comes a bit later, from someone you didn't even know when you first asked, as a result of some weird turn of events that were impossible to foresee." - TU
"Design is now too important to be left to designers." - Tim Brown, IDEO
"But what can the geopolitical lens reveal, when it’s a matter of artistic invention?" - Holmes, 2008a Via
"The pedal is ‘the soul of the piano’." - Anton Rubinstein (the composer and founder of Russian pianism)

01 February 2010

PearlTrees : A Novel Approach To Human Mapping Of The Internet

(International Conference on) the Theory and Application of Diagrams

The Hyperbolic (Geometry) chamber

Most Popular Infographics of 2009

http://www.sayitvisually.com/ Via

http://www.shapecollage.com/ : use photos on your computer or from the web to make collages

The challenge of creating a new category

(Manipulative) BuckyBalls (216 powerful magnets)

Mondrian Cake

Another WallArt Project (Paula Levine)

"To linger in the observation of things, other than the self, implies a profound conviction of their worth." - Charles-Damian Boulogne
"Even while some things can't be undone, you can ALWAYS start anew." - TU
"Words are only postage stamps delivering the object for you to unwrap." - George Bernard Shaw
"Painting is a matter of cooperating with the needs of the painting." - Robert Genn
"We always know more than we can say, and we will always say more than we can write down." - Rendering knowledge