26 July 2010

Maps mashups listed : http://www.mapsmashupmapsmashup.com/

A Visualization Based Taxonomy for Informative Representation (introduction and overview)

Infographics About Social Media

Visual thinkers need to take another look

New York Public Library Image Collection


(Video) Converstion Daniel Lanois & Brian Eno

File-Sharing and Copyright

(Example) Painting Notes

"Cloud Computing is Internet-based computing.. Enough said. It's practically impossible to debate a metaphor." - ruv
"No matter how well you perform, there’s always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it’s lousy." - Sir Laurence Olivier
"To young souls there are good folks and bad folks. To mature souls there are only good folks, though some do bad things (And old souls, only see themselves). - The Universe
"The Secret to a Good Presentation: Be sincere; be brief; be seated." - Franklin D. Roosevelt (1982-1945)
"...now with the electronic, and soon the digital, there is no more negative and no more positive. The very notion of the original is obsolete. Everything is a copy. All distinctions have become arbitrary." - Wim Wenders, A Notebook on Cities and Clothes

22 July 2010

Mashing, Burning, Mixing (and the Destructive Creativity of Web 2.0)

Drawing is a Way of Thinking

(Writings by a) Syntopicon indexer

(TED video) Detail that makes the difference

Famous People Painting (with Wikipedia Links & Mouse Over Tagging) like EdmontoniansMap

(Interview) Information architecture practice

(Video) Autodesk's Tom Wujec Talks About Art and Design for the 21st Century

(Definition) 'Ma' (Japanese concept) : items in the world automatically get your attention and direct your mind along specific paths.

(Brain fitness program study reveals) visual memory improvement in older adults

"In art there is only one thing that counts: the thing you can’t explain." – Georges Braque
"Video games can never be art." - Roger Ebert
"In the elemental and intrinsic sense,information cannot be seen: it needs to be made visible through a natural or creative artifice. Information only takes on a tangible form when rendered through a toolset." - Via
"Why is it that good management fails? They typically hold the wheel steady –– using existing inertia to innovate in an incremental fashion..." - Clayton Christensen, The Innovator’s Dilemma
"In abstraction, you can't always tell exactly what it is you are looking at, and there lies its charm. Mystery builds viewer interest." - Robert Genn

smART Map by Raw'n' Wild

20 July 2010

Android Mobile Development

Advocacy Maps

Grand Challenge : http://www.multimediagrandchallenge.com/ is a set of problems and issues (from these industry leaders), geared to engage the Multimedia research community towards solving relevant, interesting and challenging questions in the multimedia industry’s 2-5 year horizon;
- (3DLife) Sport Camera Networks
- (CeWe) Photo Set Theme Identification
- (Google) Personal Diaries
- (Google) Video Genre Classification
- (HP) Visual Communication
- (Nokia) Photo Location & Orientation
- (Radvision) Content Adaptation
- (Radvision) VideoConf Experience
- (Yahoo!) Novel Image Understanding
- (Yahoo!) Video Segmentation

(TEDtalk) Benoit Mandelbrot: Fractals and the art of roughness

NURTURING…… the Artist Within

Book-writiing Notes

(Definition) "dérive" : (literally: “drifting”), a technique of transient passage through varied ambiances. The dérive entails playful-constructive behavior and awareness of psychogeographical effects (which completely distinguishes it from the classical notions of the journey and the stroll).

[Paperback] The Artist's Mind: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Creativity, Modern Art and Modern Artists

(Music) http://www.playlist.com/ : Create free playlists,and share it all on your favorite social networks.

"On the map of your empire, O Great Khan, there must be room both for the big, stone Fedora and the little Fedoras in glass globes. Not because they are all equally real, but because all are only assumptions. The one contains what is accepted as necessary when it is not yet so; the others, what is imagined as possible and, a moment later, is possible no longer." - Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities (A Harvest/Hbj Book)
"I will act as if what I do will make a difference." - William James
"I suspect that America is not now and never was what it used to be." - David Halberstam
"Rosencrantz: I don't believe in it anyway.
Guildenstern: What?
Rosencrantz: England.
Guildenstern: Just a conspiracy of cartographers, then? " - Tom Stoppard (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead)
"Some say the glass is half empty, some say the glass is half full, I say, are you going to drink that?" - Via

16 July 2010

Map of Silicon Alley's Early-Stage Tech Investor Ecosystem Via

(Example) Mobile Apps http://apps.usa.gov/?v=all

25 Stunning Examples of Infographic Design

Highest definition photograph ever in the world.

Map Definitions

SRED Reform: Warning Signs Ahead

Another geography oooops

(Paperback) The Advanced Genius Theory: Are They Out of Their Minds or Ahead of Their Time?

How many of the puzzles can you identify from the pictures?

"You can have more than you now want, bigger than before, faster than you can even ask!! (it's just not going to visualize itself)... Dream it, show-up, happy dance." - The Universe
"In works that are deliberately unstable, witty and beautiful, they both acknowledge and dismantle the yearnings that are characteristic of cultural moment whose predominant narrative is that there is no narrative." - Mark Kingwell, 'Opening Gambits, Essays on Art and Philosophy'
"For creativity you need your mind to wander (but you also need to be able to notice your mind wandering and catch the idea when you have it)." - Dr. Schooler, New York Times
"Business success usually entails working on something that everyone else said was a waste of time." - R.B. Wild
"We do on stage things that are supposed to happen off. Which is a kind of integrity, if you look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else." - Tom Stoppard (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead) Via

14 July 2010

Map of Israeli Nuclear Facilities Via (North Korea)


Erdös Number Project : studies research collaboration among mathematicians.

Why are great ideas so unanticipatable?

Sharpening Using the High pass Filter

The value of the Commons

(Interview) Digital Artist Ray Caesar

Curatorial Resource for Upstart Media Bliss

(Book) Tattered Fragments of The Map

"Don’t focus on the one guy who hates you. You don’t go to the park and set your picnic down next to the only pile of dog shit." - shitmydadsays
"You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes." - A. A. Milne (said by Winnie the Pooh)
"The need for a secret language, for passwords, is inseparable from a tendency toward play. Ultimately, any sign or word is susceptible to being converted into something else, even into its opposite." - Ken Knabb, Situationist International Anthology (Bookpeople, 1982)
"I'm a total contradiction. I think most people are." - Ben Frost
"...maps can never escape being part of the world their creators try to represent. ... All maps are still projections, and all territories are maps." - Via

12 July 2010

A Cartographic 3D View in Oblique Parallel Projection

(Interactive) Tweetography Maps (Example)

(Definition) The 'diagram' is no longer an auditory or visual archive but a map, a cartography that is coextensive with the whole social field. It is an abstract machine. It is a machine that is almost blind and mute, even though it makes others see and speak. (Via Deleuze, Gilles. Foucault. : University of Minnesota Press, 1988)

Flickr as a paintbrush

Artistic Laser Cutters

(E-zine) Vague Terrain : http://vagueterrain.net/about is a web based digital arts publication that showcases the creative practice of a variety of artists, musicians and scholars.

Intro to Escher

The Artrepreneur Coach

The Metaphysical BUYERS GUIDE

"A man sets out to draw the world. As the years go by, he peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, instruments, stars, horses, and individuals. A short time before he dies, he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the lineaments of his own face." - Jorge Luis Borges (Afterword to El hacedor, 1960 )
"Writing the narratives down? I’m a painter and not much of a writer so I prefer to keep my work visual." - Nathan James
"Old persons . . . have an intrinsic vitality of which youth is incapable; precisely the balance and wisdom that comes from long perspectives and broad foundations." - George Santayana (from 'In My Host the World')
"Never generalize." - R.B. Wild
"When you are in doubt, be still, and wait. When doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward in courage." - White Eagle

08 July 2010

(Example) Programs using the Google Earth API

The University of Warwick campus map was drawn on foot at 1:1 scale (with 238 miles of GPS tracks walked over 17 days)

(The Cocktail Party Test) Branding Your Weird Academic Field

What are the pros and cons of displaying work on flickr?

(Artist) Flavio Trevisan : http://www.flaviotrevisan.com/ ongoing engagement with maps as a visual code and sculptural medium.

(Banff Centre) Self-directed Creative Residencies

City Model O'Staples

Editorial Cartoonist : http://www.jenkinsdraws.com/ (today's example ) Via

(Film) Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Via

"REAL illusions make you see something that could not EVEN have created the light pattern sent to the eye!" - Mark Changizi
"Without a deadline, baby, I wouldn’t do nothing." - Duke Ellington
"The moment one gives a close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world unto itself." - Henry Miller Via
"When encryption is outlawed, only outlaws jvyy unir rapelcgvba." - Via
"When the brain gets lost, it doesn't stop working. It tries to make sense of things." - Simon McBurney

05 July 2010

(Book) New Media, New Modes: On "Rethinking Curating: Art after New Media"

Geospatial Blog Headlines : a mashup of most blogs from the GeoSpatial Industry.

Photocartographies: Tattered Fragments of the Map (A map is not a representation so much as a system of propositions. This project reveals mapping itself as a generative process of knowledge creation, a liberatory method for re-imagining and re-imaging our world, its built and natural environments, and the relationship between space and place.

The Libraries & Labyrinths of Jorge Luis Borges

Spheres versus Spheroids

Do you like the idea of working collaboratively completely online, or do you prefer to be face-to-face?

Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts : http://www.litsciarts.org/

Barbaric Collage (by http://www.missbugs.com/ )

(Avant Garde) Cinema

"If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original." -Sir Ken Robinson (famous 06 talk)
"You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way." - Walter Hagen
"The mind stands in the way of the eye." - Arthur Stern, stained glass pioneer Via
"...he who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden." - Sophocles
"Profundity is not at all necessary, but a kind of humour and self-mockery is a must." M.C. Escher Via