30 June 2010

CASA Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis : http://urbantick.blogspot.com/

(Example) Technical cutaway illustrations and infographics

Kinds of Cubism: Facet, Collage, and Analytical

(Test) Windows Live : http://moooonriver.spaces.live.com/default.aspx

Anarchist Scientist (Part 1, 2, Postscript)

Another example of why people think Brazilians will love

(Lyrics) "Maps"

(Definition) "Aleph" : the only place on earth where all places are seen from every angle, each standing clear, without any confusion or blending… Via

Dividend Investing Myths

"Defining your work is even more important than doing your work." - David Allen, productivity expert Via
"You don't have to be the world's expert to have something to say." - R.B. Wild
"All kids have extraordinary talents but we squander them pretty ruthlessly." - Sir Ken Robinson (at TED 2006)
"Whoever wants to portray something that does not exist has to obey certain rules... he has to apply the function of contrasts; he has to cause a shock. It is thus not a matter for the senses, but rather a cerebral matter." - M.C. Escher (in Escher, 1989, p. 136)
"However hard we try to walk beyond a given path, we will always tend to inscribe another in our wake." - Daniel Rourke

28 June 2010

Conceptions of Space and Network in Interactive/Dynamic Architectures

Isometric Experience Maps

50 Content Ideas That Create Buzz

The Unveiled Divide

DNA Fractal folding

(Definition) "golden triangle" (also called the sublime triangle): is an isoceles triangle whose ratio of leg to base is the golden ratio (Type I, acute, and type II, obtuse).

(Video) "Im the Map" (Dora the Explorer)

Map T-shirt Problems

Fibonacci Stock Analysis

"When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." - Jonathan Swift
"Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made ..." - Robert Browning (in a poem of his, entitled 'Rabbi Ben Ezra')
"The greater the contrast, the greater the potential. Great energy only comes from a correspondingly great tension of opposites." - Carl Jung
"One of life's great ironies, is that very often the "stuff" you're trying to avoid right now is the same "stuff" you're going to miss most once you move on." - The Universe
"Unless everyone asks 'but is it art?', it isn't." - R.B. Wild

25 June 2010

Printing your custom Google Map

Desire Paths: Reading, Memory and Inscription

Visualization of text messages sent (in Paris on New Year's Eve, created with the use of freely available SMS data).

(Closed?) Geometry Center


(Example) Interesting Real-time Visualization

Propaganda Posters: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

How To Avoid "The Busy Trap"

How to Share Music With Blip.fm

"Actually, it's easier to accept others, than to change them. It's wiser to understand them, than to get angry. (And most of the time, it's more fun to love 'em, than to leave 'em)."- The Universe
"That which costs little is less valued." - Miguel De Cervantes
"You can expect no influence if you are not susceptible to influence." - Carl Jung
"It doesn't bother the sun that some of its rays fall on empty space." - @eyalkatz (quote from #ideacity)
"Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up." - Chinese proverb (Via Rosabeth Kanter)

17 June 2010

Visualizing the BP Oil Spill / Disaster : http://www.ifitwasmyhome.com/

(Digital Edition) Complete Work of Galileo Galilei

[10th Anniversary Paperback Edition] The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

(Video highlights) http://ideacityonline.com/presenters/2010


(Map) Sci-Fi Movie Locations

Medical / Art Collaboration

"Maps" is a single by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs from their debut full-length album, Fever to Tell (2003).

shtyle.fm Virus, Worm or Trojan Horse?

"Mapping is my day-long obsession, my joy and my torment." - R.B. Wild (after Claude Monet)
"Visionaries can see a world that doesn't exist." - Via
"...Show it off. Be proud. Love your taste. Love yourself. Spin some secrets, tell a few. Stay out too late every so often and sleep in too long. Play loud music. Make a few mistakes. Celebrate everything..." - TU
"90% of everything is crap...except for crap, because crap is 100% crap." - Zachary
"Without feeling we are unmoved. Without imagination, we are bored. Without order, we see chaos." - H.W. Janson, historian, author 'Expression, Fantasy, and Abstraction' Via

16 June 2010

MAPresso : http://www.mapresso.com/ is a free Java applet for unclassed choropleth maps and cartograms.

Google Maps Envelope

(Videos) Ask a Scientist

Club Infinity : York University's official math club

What is a Visual-Spatial Learner?

Checkered Clip Art Images



Collaborative Collage

"We’ve reached the end of incrementalism. Only those companies that are capable of creating industry revolutions will prosper in the new economy." - Gary Hamel
" Nothing happens until you hit the 'Send' button." - R.B. Wild
"To everything, there is an exception, or two, or even more." - TU
"The internet is moving from content creator to content curator." - k8toc
"Creativity is a lot like looking at the world through a kaleidoscope. You look at a set of elements, the same ones everyone else sees, but then reassemble those floating bits and pieces into an enticing new possibility. Effective leaders are able to shake up their thinking as though their brains are kaleidoscopes, permitting an array of different patterns out of the same bits of reality." - Rosabeth Moss Kanter, 66, a tenured professor in business at Harvard Business School & author of 'The Change Masters' (1983)

15 June 2010

MindMapping Gadget for Google Wave

Spatial representation and thinking have evolutionary importance for any organism that moves around the world, and added importance for tool makers (also helps reasoning in domains that are not obviously spatial, e.g., through the use of graphs and diagrams).

Tilings by Triangles

Milestones in the history of thematic cartography, statistical graphics, and data visualization

(Online) GraphicNovel: http://ulyssesseen.com/comic/us_comic_chapters-page.html

Math-Art T-Shirts

(Audio interview with author of) "The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains"

Some Wild-ish paintings

Brickolage Tour Series : http://www.401richmond.net/events/brickolage.cfm

"A line has two sides." - R.B. Wild
"Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without." - Confucius
"If you're going to be naked, you better be buff!" - @dtapscott, author, 'The Naked Corporation'
"Like our ancestors before us, we have always been keen to identify new tools to accomplish a necessary survival task." - Cheryl L’Hirondelle, media artist and Curator
"You will be surprised to find you can always get more paint out of a tube." - Robert Genn

14 June 2010

Duijvestijn Dissection (the lowest order simple perfect squared square)

Mind Mapping Extention for Google Wave

(When it comes to what the eye sees) humans must accept the fact that the brain is prone to leaping to conclusions.

Greatest Maths Puzzles

Self-publish or be damned (why photographers are going it alone)

Canada Media Funding Programs

(Paperback) Experimental Geography : Radical Approaches to Landscape, Cartography, and Urbanism

(Biographies of) Discoverers and Conquistadores

(Second in online ) AGO 'Playing with Pictures show

"Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most." - Fyodor Dostoevsky
"It is a happy talent to know how to play." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Everything you give, you get back, times seven. Plus, what you give, grows, times seven (you simply can't give too much). - TU
"If you observe all of the rules in life you'll overlook most of the opportunities." - Unknown
"The line between deep thought and distraction is like the line between procrastination and incubation." - Via

11 June 2010

(Neighbour) Geo-App Developer

The Art of Complex Problem Solving

Fields Institute (located on the campus of the University of Toronto) is a focal point for mathematicians from Canada and abroad to meet and collaborate on research projects. FI is interested in the promotion of mathematical activity in Canada and in helping to expand the application of mathematics in modern society.

(The Official "Making of" a) Still Life Movie

(E-zine)'Collagista!' : http://collagista.wordpress.com/ a Collage zine helping to support and promote collage art.

(Interview) with GEB author, Douglas R. Hofstadter (”I am a Strange Loop”)

(Paperback) Tao Te Ching: An Illustrated Journey

(Audio Interview) Edward Tufte Sculptures

CHRISSY CHEUNG first seen at New Alberta Abstractions – The 2004 Works Art and Design Festival (Edmonton, AB)

"...every work of art is simply raw material for anyone who decides to put his or her imprint on it." - Via
"All wars are planned by older men In council rooms apart,
Who call for greater armament And map the battle chart." - Grantland Rice
"Go to an extreme, come part way back." - Via
"Designers need to get off the content bus and start thinking about, using, designing and exploiting learning environments full of experiences and interactivity." - Jane Hart
"The paths of glory lead but to the grave." - Thomas Gray (Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard)

10 June 2010

(Google Search) Starred results for visual mapping
- greatmap.blogspot.com/

Nested Hex Grids

Putting the where and what together in the visual brain Via

(Journal) http://www.isama.org/hyperseeing/10/10a.pdf

The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts : http://litsci.org/index.html members share an interest in problems of science and representation, and in the cultural and social dimensions of science, technology, and medicine.

(Definition) "forced perspective" ; a technique that utilizes visual illusion to make an object appear farther, closer, smaller or bigger than it actually is.

(The Art of Victorian Photocollage) 'Playing with Pictures'

(Very intense, psychedelic) Mathematical Art

So here's the poop ...

"Who's zoomin' who?" - ?
"You can do anything. And you can start today." - TU
"When in doubt, ascribe all quotations to George Bernard Shaw." - Rees’s First Law of Quotation Via
"The #2 Rule of Wayfinding is; If you have to go, you have to go." - R.B. Wild
"Change specifics to ambiguities." - ?

09 June 2010

(Video nodes) On animated MindMap Via : http://grou.ps/visualthinkmap

iPhone Dev School

The International Society of the Arts, Mathematics, and Architecture

How to Make a Buckyball

Visualisation Magazine : Isometrics

(Example) Monthly MashUp Review (Discover 120 links in this collage via the roll-over notes)

(Video) "ArtSpeak" : stay on top of the Emerging Artists market

EdmontoniansMap picked up by : http://picsdigger.com/image/5d173dd3/ under "visual mapping".

3D Maze City

"Faced with a choice, do both." - Dieter Rot
"The mark of a moderate man is freedom from his own ideas.
Tolerant like the sky,all-pervading like sunlight, firm like a mountain,supple like a tree in the wind,
he has no destination in view and makes use of anything life happens to bring his way." - Tao te Ching (translation by Stephen Mitchell) Via
"There is no must in art because art is free." - Wassily Kandinsky Via
"Intelligence, we are told from our first classroom moments, is evidenced by jumping through hoops and never, ever thinking of painting them odd colors, setting them on fire, and commencing to juggle." - divination
"In the end (not that there really is an end), it's ALL going to be about how much you smiled, how much you laughed, and how much you enjoyed your life. - Right now." - The Universe

08 June 2010

Ludic design patterns

When science clashes with beliefs? (Make science impotent)

Digital Economy Consultation

Stellation (No. 02 of 59) of the Icosahedron

(Sample Show) Art & Mathematics

Digital self-publishing is creating a powerful new niche in books (that's threatening the traditional industry).

Art Image Search by Color Palette

(Video) Stretching, Rewiring & Growing Geometrically

My feed picked up here "Maps and experimentation"

"Honour thy error as a hidden intention." - Via
" Marketing is the art of making yourself more discoverable." - R.B.Wild
"You will outlast, outsmart, and outlive anything that doesn't please you (and sooner than you think)." - TU
"If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think." - Clarence Darrow
"If you have no critics then you've attempted nothing of note." - pdejager

07 June 2010

Your Brain on GIS

Toronto Region—Computer-Human Interaction : http://www.torchi.org/

Infinite Regular Polyhedra

(Interview) The Man Behind Crystal Mapping

(See #6) 10 ways to be a contemporary artist without knowing how to draw

(Geeky mashup) Steve Jobs' rapturous introduction of the iPad, put it over the footage from Star Wars of the Death Star briefing. '

(Definition) "Oblique Strategies" : a set of published cards each containing a phrase or cryptic remark which can be used to break a deadlock or dilemma situation.

End of the Trail – the meaning and relevance of the inscription on G.K. Chesterton’s gravestone

Juror's Award of Merit

"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones." - John Cage
"Colour was not given to us in order that we should imitate nature. It was given to us that we can express our emotions." - Henri Matisse Via
"In digital culture, it's especially important for us to be able to sample, remix, mash-up materials available to us at the click of a button..." - David Shields
"A game is a series of interesting decisions." - Sid Meyer
"To be an artist is a lonely life, but if you are truly an artist there is nothing else like it." - Alex Millar, painting master

04 June 2010

FIFA World Cup Map

(Van Gogh) Video tribute set to music and lyrics

(Java Model) Flexible Polyhedron

10 Canadian Mobile/Wireless Companies to Watch

(Video Animation) Pupa, Fractal Animated Julia Set of Mandelbrot

(Definition)"Superliminal" (su'per-lim'in-al), adj. 1. Opposite of subliminal. That which rises above the limit or threshold. 2. Ideas or perceptions above the conscious level. I.E. that which imposes itself on the conscious mind as opposed to thoughts or stimuli not fully perceived. 3. That which is fully understood or appreciated. 4. Beyond the limit or limits.

Google Maps/ Earth Artists : http://globalmove.us/

Rene Magritte's unique style of Surrealism


"In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for contructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone." - Rollo May
"...when you encounter a space these neurons fire in a sequence that, when mapped, show up as geometrically regular, triangular grids." - Dr. Caswell Barry Via
"The mathematician's job is to transport us to new seas, while deepening the waters & lengthening horizons." - #MathIsFun
"You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take." - Wayne Gretzky
"Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have." - Emile Chartier

03 June 2010

(Online forum for the discussion of) Interaction Design

(Video overview) EnVision is a tool that allows you to transparently user remote visualization resources through a thin web based client from anywhere in the world. Via

Hexagonal Grids (used for observation, experiment and simulation)

Conceptual maps versus Topic Maps

(Animation) Mandelbrot Ghosting

Visual Learners Convert Words To Pictures In The Brain

(International Journal of) Creative Interfaces and Computer Graphics

(Job) Researcher within the Center for Excellence for Geospatial Information Science

Canucks in the Valley

"Sit, walk, or run, but don't wobble." - Zen proverb Via
"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." - Henry Brooks Adams
"The trick will be to seize the opportunities, avoid the pitfalls, and get back home by 6:00." - Woody Allen
"Everything can look like a failure in the middle." - Rosabeth Kanter
"I want to make manifest what artists have done from the beginning of time--feed off one another's work and, in so doing, remake it, refashion it, fashion something new." - David Shields

02 June 2010

Digital media Topics : http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/digital-media

A Map to Build a Dream On

An Approximation of the Hyperbolic Plane


In Writing, Art, And Music, Everybody Steals


Incorporating interactive kinetic sculpture into science exhibitions

(International Symposium on) Smart Graphics at Banff (that I attended in '04 )

Video Montage (beginning at 3:25 of Abel Lee video)

"You teach best what you most need to learn." - Richard Bach
"We have approximately 60,000 thoughts in a day. Unfortunately, 95% of them are thoughts we had the day before." - Deepak Chopra
"Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you." - Mother Teresa
"The secret of life is in art." - Oscar Wilde
"Get out of your comfort zone and get into something that scares the hell out of you." - Frank Palmer, Founder/CEO, DDB

01 June 2010

(Seeing The Art In Cartography) Zoomable map interface example

(Learning platform) CloudCourse under an open source license

Getting Lost: A Developmental Brain Disorder?

(Illustrated guide) to the various elements that make up a good videogame.

(Example) Replacing blog posting with a Twitter sidebar

(Conference) ON.Fire is 5 days, featuring over 40 presenters, hosted by the Media Arts Network of Ontario.

Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund

(Definition) "apophenia" phenomenon in which the human brain gropes for synchronous moments in the absence of rationale or fact

Side-barred at http://www.visual-mapping.com/

"I start where the last man left off." - Thomas Edison
"One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever comes to sit by it." - Vincent van Gogh
"Keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive, because your words become your behaviours. Keep your behaviours positive, because your behaviours become your habits. Keep your habits positive, because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive, because your values become your destiny." - Mahatma Gandhi
"All evolving artists are in a full time battle with mediocrity." - Robert Genn
"If it leads to compassion, you know it's knowledge. Otherwise, it's just more information." - Gerald Grow