25 February 2011

(Mashable) Crowdsourced Map Shows Real-World Cellphone Signal Strength

One-Minute Movie Map of Canada Via

http://www.triangulationblog.com/ ( and Triangulation Flickr Pool )

Fields Institute Presentations

New Media project (in development)

"Is perfectionism a good excuse for doing nothing?" - R.B. Wild
"The trick with courage is realizing that it isn't so much about overcoming fear, as it is about not settling for less (... it's about wanting something so greatly that no perceived risk can keep you from thinking about it, and moving towards it)." - The Universe
"Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"To do just the opposite is also a form of imitation." - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
"There’s a pattern here. It’s random, chaotic but it’s all based on data generated by Watson as it plays the game." - Joshua Davis, Digital Artist and Watson Avatar Collaborator

23 February 2011

Watch 200 years of history in 4 minutes

Mapping out surface quake faults

(Tool) to determine the embedding license level of a particular font

Latino geometric abstractions

An Artist Who Sculpts From Paper

Canada in 140 Characters

"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them." - Galileo Galilei ,born this week in 1564
"In the end, everything's a gag." - Charlie Chaplin
"One of the greatest things about finally reaching the "top of the mountain," - gazing about at the magnificence of life through tears of joy, thoroughly understanding every inch of your climb and its many unexpected setbacks, and grasping the dazzling perfection of it all - is looking back down at those still climbing (no, not what you're thinking, there's more...), still struggling, still lost and confused, and realizing with absolute certainty that they, too, will reach the top, in just a whisper of time." - The Universe
"Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." - Helen Keller
"A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author." - G. K. Chesterton

21 February 2011

Google Tracking Health Searches For Disease Mapping

US Market for Self-paced eLearning Products and Services

(Symposium) Better Visualization for Better Science : http://www.scienceillustrated.ca/

Maps by LEONARDO da Vinci

(Group)"digital art"

How to Draw a Brain

"Now that we have met with paradox we have some hope of making progress." - Niels Bohr
"There's something to be said for making people laugh." - Buster Keaton
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend." - Melody Beattie
"It's best to expect alot, and be grateful for alittle." - R.B. Wild
"Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together." - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

18 February 2011

Egypt's Protest Network Mapped (with Google Pagerank)

Decorative Cartouches (Via David Rumsey's blog)

History of Curved Origami Sculpture

Robert Irwin's always making artistic progress

(.wmv on Mac) http://www.telestream.net/flip4mac-wmv/overview.htm

(Course) Taoism Practice in the Day to Day Life

Stop (blue screen) error caused by a device or driver

"One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical decisive one." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
" He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without diminishing mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me." - Thomas Jefferson
"Want more. A lot more. It opens doors." - The Universe
"You will always be getting praise and blame, but do not let either affect the poise of the mind." - Buddha
"Journalism largely consists of saying 'Lord Jones is Dead' to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive." - G. K. Chesterton

16 February 2011

[Infographic] 200 Trillion Text Messages


Links to homepages of Map Dealers

(Video) http://www.improvisedlife.com/2009/11/09/origami-for-art-and-science/

Artist defies stereotypes, can't be categorized

"Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else?" - James Thurber
"The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil." - Thomas Edison
"I begin with an idea for movement and try to achieve that shape or form somehow. Along the way something usually goes wrong and a mistake becomes more interesting than the original idea and I work with that instead." - Matt Shlian, Artist
"…you got to go for that, you can’t just fall into it…you’ve got to want to be…" - Hip Girls Guide to Homemaking
"Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought." - Albert Szent-Gyorgi

14 February 2011

ORIGAMI – Folded Plate Structures

(Book) Wanderlust: A History of Walking (by Rebecca Solnit)


The Map & Atlas Museum of La Jolla

(Discussion) Is it enough, to try to sell art just on itself, or has there (extra) to be an emotional cargo, the artist's vision, that tips the balance...?

"The one common element that I've discovered when studying master painters is that they were all students." - Stephen Quiller
"If we study Japanese art, we see a man who is undoubtedly wise, philosophic and intelligent, who spends his time doing what?... He studies a single blade of grass." - Vincent van Gogh
"No one has ever grown a garden...that you couldn't grow yourself (actually no one has ever grown a garden... But they have planted the seeds, held a vision, and cared for it, day-by-day-by-day)." - TU
"It is the essence of genius to make use of the simplest ideas." - Charles Peguy
"If you wish to understand others, you must intensify your own individualism." - Oscar Wilde

11 February 2011

(Festival) Mind the Map

Largest user-generated HD video contest in history

(Open source) Fonts : http://code.google.com/webfonts

(Hex game) http://entanglement.gopherwoodstudios.com/

(Video) Color trends to watch for 2012

"I believe in workshops. There may be no better path to success than to work for a few days with seasoned pros." - Robert Genn
"(Being fair and reasonable will earn you respect and admiration but) being genuinely kind will make you a total love magnet." - The Universe
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"The silly question is the first intimation of some totally new development." - Alfred North Whitehead
"Perception is more like puzzle-solving than most people realize." - V. S. Ramachandran, 'The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human'

10 February 2011

Google Has Check-ins Using Latitude

Printing Pictures on the Surface of Polyhedra

5 Android Phones That Out-Muscle iPhone


(China) Community Erects 'Great Wall' Against Crime

"A man's errors are his portals of discovery." - James Joyce
"Artists are supposed to be the ones with imagination. A good part of our job description is to get regular people to use theirs." - Robert Genn
"The dynamic principle of fantasy is play, which belongs also to the child, and as such it appears to be inconsistent with the principle of serious work. But without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable." - C.G. Jung Via
"Systems die; instincts remain." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
"I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead." - Samuel Goldwyn

08 February 2011

(Maps) Run the Ravines of Toronto

(Programming Environment) Java ---> Processing ---> Eclipse (and SQL / MyPSP)

Leonardo's Horse (Il Cavallo dello Sforza)



Retuning the brain may cure tinnitus

"... actions are more reliable evidence than words." - Socrates
"One's ability to stop kidding themselves is what brings about the greatest breakthroughs, fastest comebacks, and happiest feet." - The Universe
"We cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life's morning; for what was great in the morning will be little at evening, and what in the morning was true will at evening have become a lie." - Carl Jung
"No one expects the days to be gods." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Learn to limit yourself, to content yourself with some definite thing, and some definite work; dare to be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not and to believe in your own individuality." - Henri-Frédéric Amiel

04 February 2011

Periodic Table of Google APIs & Developer Tools

(29 April Seminar) Innovative Collaborations

(eLearning?) Photoshoppin’ Rap

2 easy ways to conduct an on-demand location request of your Zoombak A-GPS Universal Locator: Log on to Zoombak.com or Send a text message via mobile phone

Van Gogh pie-charts; each one represents the color-distribution in a famous painting

"There are two kinds of light--the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures." - James Thurber
"It is not possible to fight beyond your strength even if you strive." - Homer
"Art has the potential for another kind of truth--the truth of illusion, distortion, anomaly, enigma, exaggeration, paucity, understatement, embellishment and error." - Robert Genn
"You owe it to yourself to make sure it's exactly what you want." - TU
"Amateurs ... Built the ark. Professionals ... Built the Titanic." - Yarn

02 February 2011

(Street-viewing art galleries) http://www.googleartproject.com/

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform for artists, designers, hobbyists, interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

(Prezi show) Math is not linear

30 Fonts To Last A Life Time (Free)

Bob Dylan borrowed with imagination

"Opportunities multiply as they are seized." - Sun Tzu
"All forms of beauty, like all possible phenomena, contain an element of the eternal and an element of the transitory-of the absolute and of the particular." - Charles Baudelaire
"Remember, each word matters! &in txt msgs every char matters!" - ilona
"Think bigger." - The Universe
"Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you." - Henri-Frédéric Amiel