28 September 2010

They call it crazy. We call it science.

(Book) Glut: Mastering Information Through The Ages


2 map details available at http://www.branksome.on.ca/alumnae/takepart/

Alberta recruits whistleblower to help find experts for oilsands water quality study

"... the "grain" of experimental future media (or, rather, the experimental reuse of existing media) will always start off "slightly awkward, incomplete, jittery, fizzing in and out of focus. And yet magical. (Coverage is patchy, positioning vague, interaction is compromised yet the capabilities of people, buildings and cities are extended nonetheless.)" - City of Sound writes Via
"Have you ever looked at something and it's crazy, and then you looked at it in another way and it's not crazy at all?" - Roy Neary
"Never force someone into a pose; it will never look natural." - Ted Smuskiewicz
"Not everything that is more difficult is more meritorious." - Saint Thomas Aquinas
"You've been reaching, helping, and bridging; teaching, guiding, and comforting; lighting, showing, and paving; (reaching thousands upon thousands when you count the infinite ripple thing)." - TU

23 September 2010

Super-Metropolis Map

iPhone Grid System

Digital / Pixel Art+ - http://www.paperrad.org/info/art/

"Great trials seem to be a necessary preparation for great duties." - James Thomson
"People who give, are given to. People who care, are cared for. (And people who love... age slower, run faster, jump higher, eat healthier, tend to live in cottages, are as happy with friends as they are alone, climb more trees, skip when they could walk, kiss when they could talk, take the odd Friday off, experience faster manifestations, and are really popular with animals.) - The Universe
"Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else." - Sir James Barrie
"... most genuinely challenging situations involve not choices but dilemmas: situations where we are faced with a need to work with two orthogonal forces at the same time. Power and love constitute not a choice but a dilemma." - Charles Hampden-Turner, Oxford professor of management
"A painting without a message is wallpaper." - Sam Adoquei

22 September 2010

http://atlasobscura.com/: cataloging all of the singular, eccentric, bizarre, fantastical, and strange out-of-the-way places that get left out of traditional travel guidebooks and are ignored by the average tourist.

History of Photo-montage : http://www.d-log.info/timeline/index.html

Most Explosive Facebook Applications

Solar Road

How To Make Your Cell Phone Look Like Your Favorite Camera

"Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, it becomes destiny." - ?
"When I say, "let's," I mean you go first." - TU
"Power and love are not the same, but nor are they opposed to one another. They are orthogonal; they are forces that exist in two different dimensions." - Adam Kahane (speech to the 3rd SoL Global Forum)
"If men had wings and bore black feathers, few of them, would ever be clever enough to be crows." - Henry Ward Beecher
"The guide should never show fear, should be courteous to all and should always give special attention to the weakest member of the party." - Konrad Kain, (1883-1934), Austrian-Canadian mountain guide and climbing pioneer

21 September 2010

Grids : http://betterposters.blogspot.com/search/label/grids

Why We Have Aha Moments

The I Ching talks about the masculine yang (the Creative), and also the feminine yin (the Receptive).

"Graphics with text create the highest impact learning because of the dual encoding phenomenon." - Via
"Painting was just another way of keeping a diary." Pablo Picasso
"Probably the most troublesome pair of opposites [that we can try] to reconcile is love and power. Our modern world is torn to shreds by this dichotomy and one finds many more failures than successes in the attempt to reconcile them.” - Robert Johnson, Jungian psychologist
"Attitudes are contagious, Is yours worth catching?" - ?
"Know that paintings need not be what is seen, but what will be seen." - Robert Genn

20 September 2010

nu-real : a timeline of fantastic photomontage and its possible influences, 1857 - 2007

Gallery showcases applications built upon the Yellow API

With Social comes Search

Visual Culture

Eclipse : http://www.eclipse.org/home/newcomers.php (integrated development environment) allows you to create and debug Android applications easier and faster.

Cloud Computing Hits Snag


The paradox of startups

(New Song from "The Suburbs") Arcade Fire - Suburban War

"Power properly understood is nothing but the ability to achieve purpose. It is the strength required to bring about social, political, and economic change." - Martin Luther King (last speech to the Southern Christina Leadership Convention)
"The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude." - @NietzscheQuotes
"Communism is like prohibition, it's a good idea but it won't work." - Will Rogers
"Expect miracles. Don't attach to unimportant details. Don't insist "how" your dreams will come true. Prepare to be amazed. Feel the joy when you daydream. Take baby steps in the dark. Every single day physically do something about your dreams. And most important, saunter." - TU

17 September 2010

(FITC ) Mobile Development Conference

Polymaps : http://polymaps.org/ is a free JavaScript library for image- and vector-tiled maps using SVG (for making dynamic, interactive maps in modern web browsers).

(Video) Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science

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

Free Medical Icons Set

ClubCreate Music re-mixer

Next Game Changer in Digital Marketing?

... filmed the documentary and then turned the footage into a graphic novel.

Sony finds CCD problem with some of its digital cameras More

Sean Parker (Napster, Plaxo, Friendster, Facebook and Spotify)

"What [we need to realize is] that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anaemic…. It is precisely this collision of immoral power with powerless morality which constitutes the major crisis of our time.” - Martin Luther King
"Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples." - George Burns
"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." - Richard Steele
"It's one trick to manifest exactly what you want. It's another to bring about something even better. Leave the door open." - The Universe
"The world's most dangerous idea is that there is nothing special about being human." - Margaret Somerville Via

16 September 2010

[APP] Explore Hip Hop History in Google Maps

(Voice-annotated) Physics Mind Maps

(Urban Forest Map) http://map.toronto.ca/imapit/iMapIt.jsp?app=TOMaps

The Heroes of Data Visualization

Android development environment : http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing.html

Classic Books Transformed Into Graphic Novels

Reclaiming the Imagination

Stop-motion, timelapse, pixilation, claymation ... ...

(Definition) 'terra nullius', a Roman legal term meaning “land belonging to no one” or “empty land.”

Most Viral Brands

"There was a joke at the time in South Africa, that faced with our overwhelmingly complex problems, we have two options: a practical option and a miraculous option. The practical option is that we all get out of our chairs and down on our knees and pray for a band of angels to come down and solve our problems for us. The miraculous option is that we stay in our chairs, talk with one another, and work our problems through together." - Via
"Where exactly *is* Suffragette City?" - R.B. Wild (after @DougCoupland)
"Nobody wanted to stay in one category, we all wanted to branch out into every creative thing we could." - Andy Warhol
"If you want better from others, be better yourself." - The Universe
"... I have heard it said that in risking self-awareness, at least we know that we are awake." - Chris Jordan

15 September 2010

(Timeline) Google Maps for Mobile

(TEDTalk) The Beauty of Data Visualization (David McCandless)

World Population by Latitude/Longitude

Ways to Integrate Stories Into Your Social Media Marketing

Salter's attempt to present history (not in a selective manner, focusing on what one might consider as art historical milestones, but) in a mapping of practices, movements, processes, developments, makers and thinkers that co-exist across times and disciplines, makes this book remarkable in that it allows for the whole image to emerge.

For Digital Artists, Apps Provide New Palette

Geometric Art Sculptures

(Interview author) "The Shallows: How the Internet is Changing the Way We Think, Read and Remember"

Fraudsters Drain PayPal Accounts Through iTunes

(Update) "Juan Mann"

"You have no obligation other than to discover your real needs, to fulfill them, and to rejoice in doing so." - Francois Rabelais
"Shaping, shifting, molding, making... what people do when they discover their imagination." - TU
"Geography was often destiny in Canada’s first 100 years – but now demography is king." - Peter MacLeod, TEDxToronto 2009
" ... it will be almost as difficult to learn anything from books as from the direct study of the whole universe. It will be almost as convenient to search for some bit of truth concealed in nature as it will be to find it hidden away in an immense multitude of bound volumes." - Denis Diderot, French philosopher, 1755 Via
"Orderliness is the product of two orders strongly cooperating." - Via

14 September 2010

(App Watch) Museum Takes Mapping Indoors

(Vimeo) Mandelbox Zoom Via

The internet marketing guide to infographics

Momentum is building for mindmapping apps on the iPad

Fujifilm Real 3D Digital Camera

Why Meanings Must Be Fuzzy

The program accepts the name of a picture and uses it as a seed from which a picture is generated randomly.

(Definition) "Droit de suite" : affords artists a cut of the profits from secondary market sales.

Graphic-novel Textbook

(TED Talk) Scientific Sculptures

"In theory, quality prevails. In practice, a serious artist may be overshadowed and oversold by a drone who paints cute pussycats on barn boards." - Robert Genn
"Why has elegance found so little following?" - Edsger Dijkstra, Dutch computer scientist
"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." - Pablo Picasso
"You're the only person who knows what's right for you. The only one. And if you already know what this is, commit to it. If you don't, commit to nothing." - The Universe
"Learning never exhausts the mind." - Leonardo da Vinci

13 September 2010

Super-zooming old imagery

Cognitive Load Theory ( Is it just a Load? )

Fields Medals, Other Top Math Prizes, Awarded

Visuwords™ online graphical dictionary — Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts.

(Infographic) History of The Internet (From Concept To Napster and Facebook)

(Example) Mathematical Art Exhibits

Rewiring the brain

(Interview) Alex McLeod, artist

(Absurdist, educational-video-spoof show) "Look Around You"

What Does 'P vs. NP' Mean (for the Rest of Us?)

"Your happiness, abundance, health, and friendships are not dependent on how others behave." - TU
"I am following Nature without being able to grasp her." - Claude Monet, French Impressionist
"After enlightenment, the laundry." - Zen saying
"When you start to do something lousy, put it aside and start again. Tomorrow will be another day. You have all the time in the world. Life's a residency." - Robert Genn
"I'm not defensive. YOU'RE defensive!" - Mark_Changizi @page88

10 September 2010

Maps: Recipes for the Future

(Collaborators : http://fractal.co/ ) Animated Fractals

Maintaining Your Non-Text Content

(Mindjet launches) new Map Sharing Community

(Self-published) 'Map" books

Do multiple monitors boost productivity?

The Idea-Monger: No Genius Required

The Web Is Dead

The West is declining in relative power, Islam is exploding demographically, and Asian civilizations—especially China—are economically ascendant.

(DMT) Farther Away from Ordinary Reality

"My favorite thing is to go where I've never been." - Diane Arbus
"Every thought, every word, and every deed (whether they serve you or not), changes everything." - TU
"Theoretical breakthroughs can't be mapped out in advance. You can't know you've broken through until you're... through." - Via
"In Banff there is nothing to call you away from wherever you are." - Stephen Osborne
"You have to become somebody before you can become nobody." - Via

09 September 2010

(3D Fractal Zoom) Menger Sponge Cube :

Data Visualization Is Reinventing Online Storytelling

Why Course Navigation is Less Important Than You Might Think

(BBC series) 'The Beauty of Maps: Seeing Art in Cartography'

(Video) Information and Simulated Reality ("reality is a computed simulation")

http://www.gamedev.net/reference/ : Articles and resources library

(Data Visualization) Understanding Shakespeare


(How to write a) Treatment / Pitch

(Infographic) Why iPhone users have more sex

"When everything is finished in a world, the people go to look for what the artists leave. It’s the only thing that we have really in this world — is an ability to express ourselves and say, ‘I was here.’" – Abbey Lincoln, “a towering figure in American jazz (and the civil rights movement)
"Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames." - Rumi
"The goal is always to get people interested in philosophy by speaking first in terms that people are familiar with." - Professor William Irwin, Editor, Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series
"My work is always better when I am alone and follow my own impressions." - Claude Monet Via
"We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us." - Marcel Proust

08 September 2010

Clever folds in a globe give new perspectives on Earth

How The World Spends Its Time Online

Ulysses as a graphic novel online.

(Table of Contents) Cartography and Art

(Podcast interview with) 'Maps Outside the Boundaries' editor

(IAEP prototype) 'Voicings" offering insights into the personalities driving innovation at MaRS.

A Portrait of the Scientist as a Young Artist

(Animated parody chronicling) major upgrades in computer graphics software.

(Video Infographic) Social Media Revolution 2010

(Twitter Sources in) Art & Design

"If I'm not saying “HELL YEAH!” about something, then say no." - Via
"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." - Saint Augustine
"Knowledge speaks but wisdom listens." - Jimi Hendrix
"What would you think about today, if you knew those very thoughts would command leagues in the unseen?" - TU
"When all is said and done, artists need to struggle on their own." - Robert Genn

07 September 2010

(Arcade Fire) 'Ready To Start'

Fractal parameters animated by sound

Magical Web Startup Founding Team

(As Attention Spans Drop) Pretty Pictures Made of Facts Look Like the Future of Communication

(Definition) 'mandelbox' : a fractal with a boxlike shape.

Advantages of hand-drawn mindmapping

(U.of A Show) Journeys beyond the neatline: expanding the boundaries of cartography

(Map Book) Reviews

Can artists really be considered to have made scientific breakthroughs?

(Definition) 'zwischenzug' (German) : an intermediate move--not the expected move or tactic but the insertion of another, unexpected one.

(Enactment of a funny scene from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail) A Dark Age of Camelot

"There is only one limit beyond which things can­not go, ... annihilation.” - Walter Benjamin, 1926
"We're in the business of showing people something that they may only partly understand, or not yet know at all." - Robert Genn
"Nothing in the world is yours to keep / You may have but not hold / In the end you receive only that which you have given." - Bradford Shank, 'Fragments'
"Be like a postage stamp, stick to one thing until you get there." - Josh Billings (Via GarinKilpatrick)
"We stumble upon ideas, and although we can sometimes recall how we got there, we could not have anticipated the discovery in advance." - Mark Changizi