31 May 2011

Geoweb Density in Israel and Palestine

Photo Shadow Play

Thingiverse : place to share digital designs that can be made into real, physical objects.

Top 10 moments in Steve Jobs' career

Library Map used as an example here

Artists using appropriation

Antique Map Bedding

"My short-term memory is not as sharp as it used to be. Also, my short-term memory's not as sharp as it used to be." - Yarn
"Be creative whenever possible. It is always possible." - R.B. Wild (after the Dalai Lama)
"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin
"Sitting still is highly dangerous." - James A. Levine
"Love it all, before it's just a really, really, really, really, really beautiful memory." - TU

26 May 2011

Yellow Pages Encourages entrepreneurs to build location-based services

Free Science, One Paper at a Time

(Digital comic book series) In Maps & Legends : a fantasy mapmaker finds herself drawn into a mysterious world she’s been mapping. Via

http://collagista.wordpress.com/ : an online, bi-monthly zine – dedicated to promoting and supporting collage art in all its forms. Issue May 2011

Added example TimeLine to Amazon book

(Definition) "Internet of Things" : refers to uniquely identifiable objects (Things) and their virtual representations in an Internet-alike structure (by which a developer can link real world items to the online world using RFID tags and QR Codes).

Artwork From Old Maps made by.

Gaudi’s Barcelona : http://googlesightseeing.com/2010/04/gaudis-barcelona/

"We humans appear to be genetically wired to focus more on differences in our environment than on similarities." - William Seidman, Cerebyte Inc, 2008 Via
"For the one who continues, failure becomes impossible (and winning becomes inevitable)." - The Universe
"Man who runs in front of car gets tired, man who runs behind car gets exhausted." - Confucius did NOT say
"Mapping is my day-long obsession, joy and torment." - R.B. Wild (after Claude Monet)
"If I knew what the picture was going to be like I wouldn’t make it. It was almost like it was made already.. the challenge is more about trying to make what you can’t think of." - Cindy Sherman

25 May 2011

Top Sites for Creating Timelines like this one

'Electronic Bread Crumbs' : Find Your Way to Your Destination (and then Find Your Way Back)

Scientists compiled a clickstream map of “scientific activity” (along with other disciplines) that creates a visualization of how users moved from one academic journal to another. Via

Play with Photo Science

How Viral PDFs Of A Book Exploded The Old Publishing Model

(Timely?) http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/PeaceMap/MAPSwithOUTborders.htm

(Definition) "je ne sais quoi" : the French always have a certain way they approach things

"My wound is geography." - Pat Conroy Via
"The reason for all challenges, is so that you can finally learn that none are bigger than you." - The Universe
"Whenever anything is being accomplished, it is being done, I have learned, by a monomaniac with a mission.” – Peter Drucker
"A map is nothing but a drawing with a college education." - R.B. Wild (after Mark Twain)
"Spirit needs matter to become substantial; matter needs spirit to become meaningful." - Jeffe Ivany

24 May 2011

http://www.e-perimetron.org/ : international quarterly e-journal on sciences and technologies affined to history of cartography and maps.

What appropriation means to me and mine

Ken Jennings (Jeopardy guy) Writes Map Book

(Definition) "Visual thinking" : how we use our eyes (and our mind's eye) to look at a problem, see patterns and opportunities, imagine ways to manipulate those patterns to our advantage, and show those insights to others. Via

Subtle Technologies is a gathering at the intersection of art, science and technology to share cross-disciplinary ideas, explore new technologies, showcase creativity (and incubate the next generation of practitioners).

http://creativemapping.blogspot.com/ (quiet the past year though)

A View From the Gazan Cliff

"Think as only you can think, which will lead to feelings that only you can feel, from which connections will be made, lives will be changed, and worlds will come tumbling into existence." - The Universe
"Art has something to do with an arrest of attention in the midst of distraction." - Saul Bellow
"The cream has further to rise in a bigger bottle of milk." - R.B. Wild
"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool." - William Shakespeare
"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment." - Henry David Thoreau

20 May 2011

http://burnon.ca/toronto/events Toronto’s Burner scene is vibrant and active

Exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG): The Creative Compass

3-D Art for All : Ready to Print

(Timeline) Internet Memes

http://www.cabi.ca/docs/Incubators-in-Canada-List.pdf Via


Links: Collage Artists

"Why are bad choices so easy and good ones so hard?" - David Krueger, MD, Mentor Coach
"What makes people smart, curious, alert, observant, competent, confident, resourceful, persistent--is not having access to more and more learning places, resources, and specialists, but being able in their lives to do a wide variety of interesting things that matter, things that challenge their ingenuity, skill, and judgment, and that make an obvious difference in their lives and the lives of people around them." - John Holt
"All is flux, nothing stays still." - Heraclitus, Fragment (535 - 475 BC)
"Freedom: Dada Dada Dada, a roaring of tense colors, and interlacing of opposites and of all contradictions, grotesques, inconsistencies: LIFE." - Tristan Tzara “Dada Manifesto 1918”
"The border fringe is the reality and the border line the abstraction thereof." - Prescott Via

19 May 2011

Where My Friends Be : mashup uses Google Maps and your own list of Facebook friends to create an animated map of where all your friends are located


(Graph) Text Message growth

(Book) Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information

(Example) Public Art Guide

Get to the Good Part: In Praise of Shortened Attention Spans

Call idea : artists will be given a (file?) package of identical materials that comprises of ten? different elements, and each will be asked to each create a single collage artwork using the pieces provided. Via

"It is one of the primary motives of modern art that it wants to abolish the distance which the viewer, the consumer, the audience maintain vis-a-vis a work of art. There is no doubt that the leaders of the creative artists of the last 50 years concentrated their efforts mainly on eliminating that distance." - Hans-Georg Gadamer
"Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist." - G. K. Chesterton
"When was the last time you pleasantly surprised or even shocked someone, and remained anonymous? Well, it just may be the most fun one can have in time and space. Let's play!" - The Universe
"Wonder is the desire for knowledge." - Saint Thomas Aquinas
"There was never a nation great until it came to the knowledge that it had nowhere in the world to go for help." - Charles Dudley Warner

17 May 2011

NounProject : universal symbols, free for download, viewed by category

(Map) Evolution of Facebook

MediaEval Benchmarking Initiative for Multimedia Evaluation

Materials for Art-Practice-Led Researchers

Toronto Startup Index

(Book) The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation Buy

Res Artis : worldwide network of artist-residencies and residential art centers.

"Vision is the art of seeing things invisible." ~ Jonathan Swift
"This is the kind of spontaneous publicity — your name in print — that makes people. I’m in print! Things are going to start happening to me now." – The Jerk
"Genuinely new art is inevitably threatening." - R.B. Wild
"I'll be happy to give you innovative thinking; what are the guidelines?" - a bedraggled employee tells his boss (in a classic Leo Cullum cartoon) Via
"The information in a message is inversely proportional to its probability. Random 'noise' is quite uniform; the more surprising a message, the more information it contains." - Claude Shannon, Bell Laboratories Via

16 May 2011

Zoom in on your genome

Clarity Not Always the Best for Learning

How badly have we messed up the architecture of access to scientific knowledge?

The myth of the lone genius innovator

(Online) QR Code Generator for ...

New Media Projects

What appropriation means to me and mine

(Book) In Motion : The Experience of Travel

"...usually it only ever seems hard, when you rush yourself." - TU
"More and more I'm convinced that obstacle is a synonym for opportunity." - @guygal
"It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England, but it only took the Americans three hours to get home." - Tourist Complaint
"Puzzles are intimately involved in every aspect of life, art, science, culture." - Ian Stewart
"It's better to have a small diamond than a large piece of glass." - Wise Lady

13 May 2011


Body Browser: http://bodybrowser.googlelabs.com (uses the WEBGL technology of 3D representation instead of Flash) Via

Accidental map projections


Google Maps as Art

(Ambient Device) Proverbial Wallets Project

Quotes about art-practice-based research

Richard Prince is an acknowledged pioneer and leader in the use of appropriation, who has dedicated his career to exploring the recontextualization of images that are all around us.

"Even though you can't physically see a tree growing, doesn't mean it's not. Right? Same with the world spinning? Gravity clinging? (Every day you get closer)." - The Universe
"The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!" - Via
"A chipped shoulder will never heal." - R.B.Wild
"Culture arises and unfolds in and as play, ... culture itself bears the character of play." - Johan Huizinga
"One is happiest who hath power to gather wisdom from a flower." - Via

12 May 2011

Map of political financing in Canada

Difference between Art and Design Methods

Genomics Sector Innovation Network

Isometric ClipArt


C100 hosts Canadian companies in the Valley

Francis Bacon Art & quotes

Use Blog Commenting to Get Valuable Backlinks and Traffic

"Always remember that what to drag, where to drag, and where to drop is the essence of art-like communication whether you are dragging pixels or paint." - Michael P.
"And the Lord spake, saying, ‘First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shalt be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thou foe, who being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it." - Monty Python and the Holy Grail
"No surprise for the artist, no surprise for the viewer." - R.B. Wild (after Robert Frost)
"While our work has job-like elements, it's not really a job. It's a calling. It's a supreme opportunity to honour and make permanent our time and place in the nature of things." - Robert Genn
"No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing." – Thomas Jefferson

11 May 2011

(Example) LinkedIn Map

Overview on 3D graphics

World's Largest Atlas

(Forum) The "Art" in Cartography

Things Marketers Need to Know About QR Codes

How to Create Coloring Book Pages from Photos

Analogue artists defying the digital age

"Play is a state of mind, rather than an activity." - Stuart Brown
"Around the bend, in the unseen, arising from the very uncertainties that may now seem to taunt you, there are some amazing surprises, awesome twists, and spellbinding coincidences about to emerge that you can't even now imagine." - The Universe
"Nature's great book is written in mathematical symbols." ~ Galileo
"Data is only free if the time you took to create it is worth nothing." - @JeffHarrison
"Fail often in order to succeed sooner." - Robert Genn

10 May 2011

Ontario Universities to Adopt e-Learning

A Guide Through the Theory of Knowledge

Why Great Designers Steal—and Are Proud of It


Android Is Destroying Everyone (Especially RIM) - iPhone Dead In Water

(Art Show) The Importance of Being Earnest: Tessar Lo’s Maps


We 'brototyped' txt2hold.ca at http://www.sciencerendezvous.ca/2011/treehouse-group/

"Like… how do you get from here to the rest of the world? - Dukie, The Wire
"If we pick stocks based on extensive research, we invest only after a stock has proven to be successful (thereby missing its real growth phase)." - R.B. Wild
"I didn’t speak up when they came for the appropriationists…" - Brian Dupon t Via
"Every journey has a secret destination of which the traveler is unaware." - Martin Buber
"I’m a simple man with complex tastes." - Calvin, Calvin and Hobbes

09 May 2011

(Google Places) more than 20 percent of search queries have a regional specifier

Map Of The Human Brain Is Completed

http://www.creativeapplications.net/category/processing/ Project Examples

Using colour as a language

NXNE Interactive

Last blog post by guy who died

The Web is shaking up the art world (but some see it as selling out).

"Combinatory play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought." - Albert Einstein
"An artist can come from anywhere." - Ratatouille (great moral fable)
"Are we traveling this road to the end? Yes. But you said the road has no end. That’s true
How can it be true? From a certain point of view, the universe seems to be composed of paradoxes. But everything resolves. That is the function of contradiction.
I don’t understand. When you see everything from every imaginable point of view, you might begin to understand." -Ben Okri, The Famished Road Via
"When you don't know what you want, it's probably time to begin enjoying what you have." - The Universe
"Opportunities present themselves every day, they will begin to reveal themselves to you if you train your mind to recognize them and expect them to be there." - Karl Warren

06 May 2011

(Contest) Storytelling with Maps Via

Wow, is this really what a knowledge map looks like?

(Next?) Discovery Engines

The Tree of Life: Tangled Roots and Sexy Shoots


(Definition)"datamoshing" : allows for the composition of one video shot to be carried over to the next, and transformed by that shot's movement. The image becomes unstable and littered with digital artifacts and traces of previous shots. Colours are swept across the frame like the stroke of a paintbrush, and bleed into one another. ... All that remains is form, colour and movement.

Modernist Map Maker Artist : Eric Walker

Make and Send Tiny Photo Postcard

The Tweet That Broke the News of Bin Laden's Death

"Life must be lived as play, playing certain games, singing and dancing." - Plato
"Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof." - Kahlil Gibran
"In our game (art), character is the confluence of four virtues: high motivation, high curiosity, high work habits and high ego force. Funnily, among the folks I compete with, those four virtues are most often found among the unschooled." - Robert Genn
"Travel far, Travel wide, the Gods are always by my side." - Wiccan safe travel spell magic amulet
"A problem well stated is a problem half solved." – Charles Kettering

04 May 2011

MapOmatic shows you where your friends are (mobile map replacement)

(Java applets show) some of the major forms for the Hexoctahedral Class

Tweet Topic Explorer (Twitter word-cloud)

... ideas can replicate, mutate and evolve ...



How to Get Clear Stills from Video

(Dreaming) what happens when we’re asleep ?

"... this is still so your year!" - TU
"... In the event that none show interest, archive the work in a clean, dry environment. Further fame and acceptance may become the task of another generation." - Robert Genn
"There's no place like N43, W79." - Toronto Area Geocachers
"Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarves are not Happy." - Yarn
"Whoever wants to understand much must play much." - Gottfried Benn

02 May 2011

Osama Bin Laden's Compound Already Mapped on Google

Your iPhone Is Secretly Tracking Everywhere You’ve Been, All The Time

'Serendipitor' is an alternative navigation app for the iPhone (free) that helps you find something by looking for somethin...g else. Video

(Animated Map) http://iprc.soest.hawaii.edu/users/nikolai/2011/Pacific_Islands/Simulation_of_Debris_from_March_11_2011_Japan_tsunami.gif

The Honeycomb Conjecture (Proving mathematically that honeybee constructors are on the right track)

(Apart from being dead) Art and Science are strong in web cartography.

Animated GIF Borders

(Official Trailer) "Between The Folds"

How to Pay it Forward

The PC Backup & Restore Guide

"Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. - G. K. Chesterton
"... one of the biggest impediments one has to discovering their own seeds, these days, is their fascination with the gardens of others..." - TU
"When people give you advice, they’re really just talking to themselves in the past." -
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way…." - Charles Dickens, ‘A Tale Of Two Cities
"It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself." - Johann Sebastian Bach