26 August 2010

(Video) How The New York Times Creates Infographics

Stellations of the Dodecahedron

When Maps and Data Collide They Produce … Art?

Players log into the Foldit website, download the latest protein structure and then start moving the pieces of the 3-D swirls and bundles around (all the while watching their score). Via

(Example) Visual summary of a book

GoogleApp development company : http://www.sheepdoginc.ca/content/our_blog

(Definition) 'Janusian thinking' : (after the many-faced Roman god Janus) involves conceiving of multiple simultaneous opposites. Integrative ideas emerge from juxtapositions, which are usually not obvious in the final product, theory or artwork. Via

Society of Digital Artists : http://forums.cgsociety.org/

(Video) Portraits of the Fallen

"We cannot survive without a minimum of cultural expression." - Simon Brault
"While an artist's hand may naturally slip toward homeostasis and repetition, the human heart reaches for variety and novelty." - Robert Genn
"One needn't learn the mysteries of the wind, to sail effortlessly around the world." - TU
"Apparently, the line you take on Israel trumps everything else in life." - Tony Judt
"You’re a song A wished for song
Go through the ear to the center Where sky is, where wind, where silent knowing.
Put seeds and cover them. Blades will sprout where you do your work." - Rumi

25 August 2010

Geolocation is changing the world (Commentary)

(Video) Transliteracy Conference

A trajectory is a story... is a Map

(Video) “Where am I in relation to everything else?”

(Word Cloud) Most Common Crossword Answers

Twitlonger : http://www.twitlonger.com/about is a way to let you post to Twitter when 140 characters just isn't enough.

'The Web is Dead?'


(The Origin of) Twitter’s “Fail Whale

"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves." - Henry David Thoreau
"Don't delay!! This is the time to invite fate, tempt passion, and expect miracles by dreaming big and taking nonstop action!!" - TU
"An ounce of drawing is worth a ton of writing." - R.B.Wild (after Ralph Waldo Emerson)
"People will not remember what you did, they will not remember what you said, they will remember how you made them feel." - Dr. Maya Angelou
"Whoever neglects the arts when he is young, has lost the past and is dead to the future." - Sophocles

24 August 2010

Getting artists on the map

(App Example) How to Find Lobster on Your iPhone

(Interactive mind-map) http://conciselearning.com/

(Internet Archive's collection of) public domain animation and cartoons

(Video) The Making of MaRS (Dr. John Evans tribute)

Secrets of Art Appreciation (head, heart, gut)

(SL Discussion) Art/Sci Collaboration Shows


(Video) Extreme Painting

"To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence." - Mark Twain
"I'm not mapping for other artists." - R.B. Wild (after Nat King Cole)
"Origami May Be an Art, but Nature Got There First." - Via
"You can choose to go, do, be, and have, and in the end you'll exclaim, shocked and bewildered, that because of all the synchronicities of your life, all the "clicks" and "coincidences," and the many happy "accidents," your bounty and good fortune must have been your destiny." - TU
"An artist is no bigger than the size of his mind." - Jack Shadbolt, 1909-1998

23 August 2010

The Mathematical Universe

http://avmapping.blogspot.com/ : research platform organizing projects, examples, and thoughts surrounding the idea of an urban mapping which reads the city as a network of individual activities and relationships in time rather than as a static form.

Gliffy : web-based diagram editor plugin allows you to seamlessly create diagrams in your wiki pages.

What's all this 'Dimensions' stuff?

(Example) Fractal Architecture Via

People worry about over-sharing location from mobiles

The Beauty of E8

Mathematical doodles (created with PoV-Ray)

Artists In Residence: What Are They And When Are They Useful?

"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within." - Elizabeth Kubler Ross
"Maps ... can show the invisible, and communicate the unknowable." - R.B. Wild (after Leonard Bernstein)
"Be still. Stop thinking. Feel. Take action. Visualize. Repeat." - The Universe
"To be a voice is to be a different voice, set apart, unique. How to find it? Go to your island, put in long hours, fall in love with process--your voice will come out of your work." - Robert Genn
"No great explorer set out with a detailed set of explorer guidelines. They adjusted and discovered. No great inventor set out with a detailed set of inventor guidelines. They experimented and adapted." - Via

20 August 2010

Knowledge Visualization in Design Practice: Exploring the Power of Knowledge Visualization in Problem Solving Via

Platonic solid fractals

(Images) E8 structure

Tools for Visual Learning

(Example) Blog-embedded Google Zoom

How science has shaped culture (and how culture has shaped science).

U.S. Eases Visa Headaches for Artists

How to Attend An Art Opening

Visual Cartoons

"Why this hunger to map--I always ask myself--if not the longing to discover what I know? - R.B.Wild (after David Conover in "One Man's Island")
"If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin." - Ivan Turgenev Via
"You may do as you like, but you also have to like what you do." - Winston Churchill
"Young souls learn to accept responsibility for their actions. Mature souls learn to accept responsibility for their thoughts. And old souls learn to accept responsibility for their happiness." - The Universe
"Not in the clamour of the crowded street, Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, But in ourselves, are triumph and defeat." - H.W. Longfellow

19 August 2010

Mapping Science with Places & Spaces

Findability needs a continuous-improvement approach

Why Mind Maps Are the Ultimate Creative Tool

Can Science Be Justified?

New Media Revolution

A "grid of streets" on the seabed at one of the proposed locations of the lost city of Atlantis has been spotted on Google Ocean.

Rebellion against the strictures imposed by the reigning academic-government-corporate research complex.

Why artists must be rivals

Steven Shearer to represent Canada at the 2011 Venice Biennale Via

"I have met alot of Zen Masters- all of them cats." - Eckart Tolle
"All experience is an arch to build on." - Henry Brooks Adams
"Everything is easy when you live in a dream world. As long as you know that you're dreaming (You do and you can)." - The Universe
"Angels, demons, fairies, creatures from heaven, hell, or Magonia: they inspire our strangest dreams, shape our destinies, steal our desires." - Jacques VallĂ©e, “Passport to Magonia” Via
"Don't fear winking, blinking, teasing, humming humour." - Via

18 August 2010

Visually surf through the TED Talks Via

Interactive Tweetography Maps

The agency of Mapping: Speculation, Critique and Invention” (James Corner, in 'Mappings' edited by Denis Cosgrove)

How are design and architecture of the virtual space different from those of the real space?

Conformal Models of the Hyperbolic Geometry

Microsoft Research’s Terapixel Image

(MARS ATTACKS) WALL GRAPHICS : http://www.ltlprints.com/MarsAttacks

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) is looking for a Scientific IT specialist

Things You Should Know About DNA

"Wondering if you can do it gives you reason to try. Curiosity is the main juice of "ego-force" that keeps you keeping on." - Robert Genn
"To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination…" - ­Albert Einstein
"The shortest distance between you and your goal, is thinking that you already have it and acting the part. (New math)." - The Universe
"Twitter is just daycare for adults." - @funnyoneliners
"If your art contributes to society, or to the art enthusiasts around you, then you are rewarded honestly (and more so if you make yourself useful to the world around you)." - Samuel Adoquei

17 August 2010

The Map Metaphor as a Mentoring Tool:
+ Data organization- reporting numeric data in a way that facilitates story telling, self-orientation, and path finding.
+ ‘Journey’ language creates a framework and metaphoric language for change.
+ Change is movement (linear and cyclic).
+ Different locations (value scores) on the map represent different, conditions (fulfillment and meaning).
+ Different locations (values) on the map represent 'seeing differently'
+ Actions are self-propelled movement, (self is cause and initiator of action)
+ Purposes (goals and visions) are destinations (self as set of values)
+ Causes are physical forces (force-vector change model)
+ Paths are strategies (different choices, seeing differently)
+ Linear scales measure which step on a path your are standing-putting your weight (measuring location and progress)
+ Stories are gestalts that organize large quantities of information in to a unified whole.

(TED Talk) African Fractals

... drop bikes off almost anywhere there is a bike rack, locate them, and access them with an iPhone app.

A Non-Math Look at Math Shapes

(Highlight Reel) Animation Special Effects

The illustrated guide to a Ph.D.

(Video TALK) “Surviving the Art World Using the Art of Sorcery?”, William Powhida

"Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms"

(Fable) “We'll see.”

"Indeed, there are differences only you can make." - TU
"Because you're an artist, people will tend to think you're okay no matter what you do." - Robert Genn
"Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn." - Miguel de Cervantes
"Dear National Science Foundation: I plan on scrawling hundreds of pages of notes, mostly hitting dead ends, until, in Year 4, I hit pay-dirt." - Mark Changizi
"A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means." - William Hazlet

16 August 2010

Platonic solids : These are the only 3-dimensional solid shapes built from straight lines and flat faces which are are face-transitive (all the faces look the same), edge-transitive (all the edges look the same), and vertex-transitive (all the corners look the same), as well as being convex:

http://visualoop.tumblr.com/ : Links to Infographics, Maps, Charts and many other worldwide Visualization Designs

We can Sociogram our Way out of Anything

Cognitive Media, a UK based company specializing in Visual Synthesis Techniques

New50Up Map at http://silo.grou.ps.s3.amazonaws.com/userimages/visualthinkmap/20100712154449-omcouifnssawodsfq.jpg

Digital Art

Project Honey Pot is the first and only distributed system for identifying spammers and the spambots they use to scrape addresses from your website.

(TED video)"Theory of Everything"

Product sensitivity analysis

"Why this hunger to write--I always ask myself--if not the longing to discover what I believe? The pen divines my thoughts." - David Conover in "One Man's Island" Via
"A dream not followed by consistent action, however humble or small the actions may be, points to either a huge contradiction or a gigantic misunderstanding." - TU
"Thriving artists remain curious, experimental, joyful, self-critical and driven by a state of perpetual studenthood. ... Art is self-anointing, mainly self-taught and independent." - Robert Genn
"We're happier when busy but our instinct is for idleness." - Via
"My dad has a theory that the world will end when all the world’s un-popped popcorn kernels explode at the same time." - @anniecolbert

13 August 2010

'Watch anywhere' plan for digital content

TELUS IAEP Spring 2010 Prototypes

GE and partners have committed to invest $200 million to ideas that power the grid .

Avant-Garde Science: Toward Unconstrained Scientific Craziness

6-hypercube (hexeract) graph

Fractal Drum

(Sound) Loud Breaking Glass

C-prints fade into the light (An experimental process of the early 1990s is proving unstable)

Different elephant for blind men

"See their good. See nothing else." - The Universe
"When you live on the praries, you don't know where the edge is." - R.B. Wild
"Writers might blaze the trails, but editors maintain the roads." - Via
"Artists who put in regular working hours find their voice. Work itself generates clarity and direction. It's like invention--one thing leads to another." - Robert Genn
"Conclusions arrived at through reasoning have very little or no influence in altering the course of our lives." - Carlos Casteneda

11 August 2010

Different artistic outcomes are demonstrating how contemporary, new media art and design projects can be used for investigating the relationship between people and space (in order to discover new realities, perceptions and emotions that possibly could remain unknown under the objectivity of the conventional map representations).

Maps of Science Fiction

The Creativity Crisis (For the first time, research shows that American creativity is declining).

3D Logo Animation Cityscape

More Transparent Illusions

(TED Talk) We all know that great visuals enhance learning

(Book) Concise Learning: Learn More & Score Higher in Less Time with Less Effort

Artist Statements Do's and Don'ts : http://artiststatement.com/articles/astate-dos-n-donts.shtml

(Song) "home is wherever I'm with you..."

"If it’s not crazy, it’s not worth pursuing.: - Via
"So what if you don't have it yet? It's coming. You're gonna get it. You're gonna love it. And then you're gonna forget there was ever a time when you didn't have it." - The Universe
"I have used (almost) every image, of interest to me, I could find from any source. Email, Internet, magazines, newspapers, videos, and photos have all informed and influenced the work. This is the same information we encounter on a daily basis living in a western society. The constant bombardment of changing images can trigger thoughts that can direct our minds and influence our decisions, affect our moods and take us mentally to places we were not prepared to go. When we reach a conclusion the origins of the thought or idea are often forgotten." - Matthew Schofield
"Age is not something that matters unless you are cheese or wine. Be bold. Take the risk. Stay young." - Russ Hunter
"When you live on an island, you know where the edge is." - Newfoundlander

09 August 2010

OneSpace 2010 (Third International Workshop on) Blending Physical and Digital Spaces on the Internet


Total victory for open source software in a patent lawsuit

LOST Dharma Stations

The Pleasures of Imagination

(SRED) There is a much greater emphasis on claimants providing documented, contemporaneous evidence that they used a "five-stage” research process in order to prove to reviewers that a systematic investigation / search was followed (however, the "five-stage” process is more common to academic research projects in a laboratory than it is to much of the R&D performed in engineering and software development settings in Canada oriented to getting products out the door).

(Animation) Spiral

Lifelogging Compulsive Documentation as Art

Vanity License Plates

"You are the right person, this is the right time, you've paid your dues, you're thinking the right thoughts, you're doing the right things, and this very moment, you are exactly where you're supposed to be... poised for the happiest time of your life." - The Universe
"Even The Illusion Of Progress Is Motivating." - Via
"In art, Ma refers to the aesthetic and creative sense where the artist knows how to structure the flow of time." - Boye Lafayette De Menthe
"Give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself." - Robert Louis Stevenson
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke

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05 August 2010

Parsons Institute for Information Mapping : http://piim.newschool.edu/ (one-of-a-kind Research, Development, and Professional Services facility leveraging Knowledge Visualization to solve real-world problems)

All about visualizing the world...and beyond : http://visualoop.tumblr.com/

The Power of Old Ideas

(Example) Space Software renderings


Fakery, forgeries and mistaken identities in art

Inspiring Designs

(Sample) GooglePages : http://sites.google.com/site/schofieldmatt/

All Waits

"Art is a conversation between and among artists, not a patent office." - David Shields, Author Via
"If everyone can understand what you're doing, it probably isn't innovative." - R.B. Wild
"Allow your life to be a work in progress. Do not hurry to mold the masterpiece; Do not rush to finish the picture; Do not be impatient to complete the drawing." - Richard Gilbert, "In the Holy Quiet of this Hour" Via
"If knowledge is power, imagination is kryptonite." - The Universe
"He who has never seen himself surrounded on all sides by the sea can never possess an idea of the world, and of his relation to it." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

03 August 2010

(Presentation)"Beyond Google Maps" (at the 2008 Future of Web Apps Expo in London)

A Brief History of Data Visualization

Visible Knowledge Project prompts historians to reconsider the significance of images in the construction of historical understanding.

Rhombus tilings (and an over-constrained recurrence)

(Free File Download) 42 or 363 Definitions of Cartography (By kanarinka bot)

3D Tutorials in Photoshop Via

Canada's entry to the 12th annual Venice Biennale falls somewhere between an art installation, high-tech display and commentary on architecture & design. Via

Quotes from Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead & More


"...Come, my friends, Tis not too late to seek a newer world. Push off, and sitting well in order smite The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths Of all the western stars until I die.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down: It may be that we shall touch the Happy Isles, And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho' We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield." - Ulysses, Tennyson
"Everything is a non-issue, until someone decides otherwise." - The Universe
"If things do not turn out as we wish, we shall wish for them to turn out as they do." - Aristotle
"Then it got down off the mushroom and crawled away into the grass, merely remarking as it went, ‘One side will make you grow taller, and the other side will make you grow shorter.’
‘One side of what? The other side of what?’ thought Alice to herself." - Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
"So the question may not be what is completely new but rather what is assembling recycled parts in a completely new way." - Via