31 January 2011

America Is Losing Its Edge In Innovation

(Prezi) Fair Use Day

Wear Your Tweets on Your Ring Finger

Experimental Origami (hexagonal shape fold in on itself)

How Nietzsche gets misunderstood

"Old men should be explorers." - T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets
"In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"Art is not what you see; art is what you make others see." - Edgar Degas
"Insist on the destination, not on how you'll get there." - TU
"What was growing and so beautiful during the year, you're now hacking off.... You have to strengthen it by paring it back. You have to make room for next year." - Emilio Estevez

25 January 2011

Finding Tweets about Places (including use of Yellow API?)

MousePath traces where your cursor goes (for however long you leave it running) ... and makes an image file of it.

Origami-ish gifts


(Definition) "up-cycled" : repurposing of a material into a product of higher quality.

"I'm sure you've probably noticed, but you've already gone farther than you used to dream of going." - The Universe
"Staying the course is like navigating a new world with an old map." - BNY Mellon, NYT Times ad
"Keep busy while you're waiting for something to happen." - Robert Genn
"All scientific knowledge to which man owes his role as master of the world arose from playful activities." - Konrad Lorenz Via
"Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them." - Alfred North Whitehead

24 January 2011

The Sequel Map (Is Part II Ever Better than the Original?)

(EyeGym) VISUAL PERFORMANCE SKILLS : http://drsheryllecalder.com/

Temporary art enables artists to realise their dreams while activating public spaces

(Artist Talk Video) Shary Boyle

Why "All in the Family" still matters

" When did you last wander into an unknown land with only a pith helmet and your wits to protect you?" - The Adventurists (Mongolian rally organizers)
"... to the aging writer, painter, or musician the process can signify more than the result, it no longer seems as important that the work be sold." - Nicholas Delblanco, Author, "Lastingness: The Art of Old Age"
"There's simply no such thing as thinking too big." - The Universe
"The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion." - G. K. Chesterton
"One cannot embrace a building or squeeze a thought, but one can hold his art." - Lumir Hladik

21 January 2011

(Video) 'Digital Dark Age'

The Dawn of Paid Search Without Keywords

(Decision tree flowchart) Should I Work for Free?

A Processing Portrait

George Maciunas (Fluxus artist), prided himself in the creation of 'learning machines,' charts and diagrams to find precedents, clarify and advance the experimental art of his time: 'Diagram of Historical Development of Fluxus' (1973).

"You can never be certain of the authenticity of quotes on the internet." - Abraham Lincoln
"Persistence is not about knocking on one door... until the dang thing finally opens. It's about knocking on all of them. (Knock, knock)." - The Universe
"Creativity breeds creativity." - R.B.Wild (after Ralph Waldo Emerson)
"One's philosophy is not best expressed in words, it is expressed in the choices we make." - Eleanor Roosevelt
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” – Goethe

20 January 2011

"Writing Problems of Visual Thinkers - Pictures vs. Words / Literal Films (includes LITERAL Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Trailer)

(SMS text Backup Service) http://www.treasuremytext.com/

What is RFID?

(Video) Digital Art @Google

Epson Artisan 835 All-in-One Printer

(Definition) "autodidact"

"Life is a song... sing it. Life is a game... play it. Life is a challenge... meet it. Life is a dream... realize it. Life is a sacrifice... offer it. Life is love... enjoy it."- Sai Baba
"Do what you do best, link to the rest." - @timoreilly (Via Gar1n)
"Always speak of the past, gratefully. Of the future, excitedly. (And of the present, with bobbing eyebrows and a Cheshire grin)."- The Universe
"Only a strong tree can stand alone." - Arnold Glasow
"The lightning spark of thought generated in the solitary mind awakens its likeness in another mind." - Thomas Carlyle

18 January 2011


Hofstadter Sequence Images

(Generative Art) using Processing

Illustrated ad of the week

Why the AGO and the ROM are starting to look alike

"The point of analyzing design is neither victory nor freedom; it is, instead, to indicate an alternative scale of value, according to which idleness and play – the everyday gift of cultural d├ętournement – are cherished as the most divine, because least encumbered, dimensions of human life." - Mark Kingwell, Harper's, Nov 09, p82
"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." - General George Patton
"Why is our attention so valuable?... because its relative scarcity has been rapidly increasing" - John Hagel Via
"Dream big. Start small. Have it all." - The Universe
"Nothing will change the fact that I cannot produce the least thing without absolute solitude." - Goethe

17 January 2011

App Inventor for Android

Oblique Imagery Viewers (?)

(Flickr Group) Origami Tessellations

http://bnter.com/ text conversations (social networking spin-off from textsfromlastnight?)

(Fold-ups) Cubeecraft Via

To find images you're allowed to use: Picapp , Open Photo , Flickr: Creative Commons , Creative Commons Search Via

"Doing nothing is very hard to do ... you never know when you're finished." -Leslie Nielsen
"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." Elmer Davis
"Play is a phenomenon of nature and has directed the course of the world from the beginning of time: the formation of matter, its organization into living structures as well as the social behavior of man." - Manfred Eigen (Nobel laureate in physics) Via
"The ability to stop, reflect, and go "wow," is one of the wisest characteristics an old soul can possess." - The Universe
"Software is the paint of the future." - Via

14 January 2011

Web-Based Tools that Generate Awesome Tag Clouds

SmartPhone screen captures : http://damnyouautocorrect.com/ of hilarious texts.

Mathematics of origami

(Artist) Nam June Paik

Coloring–book Theory of Modern War (...ethnic territories in pre-modern society, such as pre-colonial Australia, quite generally overlap rather than being spread out like sharply separated Crayola colors on a neat child’s picture.)

"What Comes To You, Comes From You." - Buddha
"I'm half-way to being an idiot savant." - R.B. Wild
"We do not really change over time; we are as flowers unfolding; we merely become more nearly like ourselves." - Anne Rice
"The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare.' - Juna Inkaga. New York City Marathon Record Holder
"If you hang in there, you will get somewhere." - Chuck Close

12 January 2011

How Aha! Really Happens

Project origami: activities for exploring mathematics

Photo Globe

Video 101 walks you through the basics

(Definition) "3D Printer" Via

"Humans are only capable of receiving information. They create their own advice. If you seek to influence someone, don’t waste time giving advice. You can change only what people know, not what they do." - Scott Adams
"All that remains to be done is playing with the pieces, that is post- modern.” - Jean Baudrillard (about the work of Luchezar Boyadjiev) Via
"A slight variation in the axioms at the foundations of a theory can result in huge changes at the frontier." - Stanley P. Gudder, Quantum Probability Via
"When forced to work within a strict framework the imagination is taxed to its utmost – and will produce its richest ideas. Given total freedom the work is likely to sprawl." - T.S. Eliot
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." - Buddha

10 January 2011

Holographic digital maps

What’s the difference between a data visualization and an infographic?

101 ways to use TagClouds



"(And if you don't know what to do, do anything! Go! Get busy!) Do not insist on intermediary successes, only upon the end result." - TU
"We can do as we will, but cannot will as we will." - Schopenhauer, philosopher
"Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, ‘grow, grow.’"- Midrash Rabbah, Bereishis 10:6 (Talmudic commentary)
"Remember that lost time does not return." - Thomas a Kempis
"The unwise wait for a lucky day but every day is a lucky day for a diligent man." - Buddha

07 January 2011

Folding and unfolding is an exciting area of geometry.


Off the Beaten Path selections are comprised of maps or mapping applications that we think take a slightly different view of the world.

Map: dynasties in China

Instagram Quickly Passes 1 Million Users

"And when he is out of sight, quickly also is he out of mind." - Thomas a Kempis
"What if you received an award for every moment of your life, for whatever you did or didn't do? (Yeah, that's pretty much the case .... all you've ever had to do is be yourself)." - The Universe
"All things you see will be changed, and out of their substance will make other things and again others so the world may be ever new." - Marcus Aurelius, 121-180
"Suppose that there were some profound flaw in the way human beings think. This would spoil all our reasoning; but since it would also spoil the reasoning we use to check our reasoning, we would never know that our thinking had gone wrong." - Adam Morton, A Guide Through the Theory of Knowledge Via
"Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom." - Buddha

04 January 2011

(High quality, zoomable version) Gough Map

Blogger vs Wordpress

Find Quotes in Movies with SubZin

(Jewellery) Designers like http://www.harmonyphi.com/

Michael Toke (multi-media artist) Photostream

"When I try something and it doesn’t turn out, I go back and try it again. Most of the time when you’re playing a game, you’re losing. You lose and lose and lose until you beat it. That’s kind of how the game works, right? It’s feedback. And then eventually you beat it. As it turns out, the most fun parts of a game are when you’re losing. " - Jen-Hsun Huang, the president and chief executive of Nvidia Via
"I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with catcher's mitts on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back." - Maya Angelou
"Good maps are a dime a dozen, bad ones are free." - R.B. Wild (after Doug Horton)
"Be at peace, rest easy, relax, coast and luxuriate to any degree that you can allow yourself, for the day will inevitably arrive when you'll understand all the "reasons" that now elude you, bless the darkness that now seems to separate you, and celebrate the ancient choices that once made you." - The Universe
"Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be." - Thomas a Kempis