26 June 2011

Can artists really be considered to have made scientific breakthroughs?

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Digital Collage

Arty Bollock's Generator writes your artist's statement for you!

(Video) 'Visions of the Possible' (using theatre to 'fire pellets at the complacent body of society')

Products That Were Invented by Accident

Boundary Condition Thinking

"Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly." - Stephen Fry
"If you do not enjoy what you are doing, you will never be good at it." - Luke Parker Via
"In a battle all you need to make you fight is a little hot blood and the knowledge that it's more dangerous to lose than to win." - George Bernard Shaw
"If you hold out long enough, always keeping busy while you wait, your ship has to come in ... Promise." - The Universe
"Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge." - Lao Tzu

17 June 2011

WeePlaces.com : Map Your Foursquare, Facebook, and Gowalla Checkins Via

smART Maps = Weaving a Pattern of Contextual Associations


(Example) Sliding TimeLine (with zoom capability)

Play your mood on Musicovery

The Rap Songs Of The Arab Spring

The Importance of Being Opportunistic

"We are too civil to books. For a few golden sentences we will turn over & actually read a volume of 4 or 500 pages. " - Ralph Waldo Emerson Via
"It liberates me not being encumbered by technical proficiency." - Alexander Gorlizki
"If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world of new questions." - Susanne Langer
"Everyone loves you, no matter what they think or say or do (And it's quite good form to love them no matter what they think or say or do. Actually, you do anyway, so perhaps just admit it)." - The Universe
"Avoid Stepping into a Great Man’s Shoes." - 41-st Law of Power Via

15 June 2011


(Videos) Fractal Geometry

How Good Becomes the Enemy of Great


How Do You Share Photos Across the Web?

Syndication info : http://great-map.livejournal.com/

(8'x12') Wall Mural

"The manner of giving is worth more than the gift." - Pierre Corneille (born 1606)
"You are now who you most wanted to be." - The Universe
"Prior explanation inhibits exploration and discovery." - Dr. Elizabeth Bonawitz, UC, Berkeley
"We want our great artists and writers to be one thing or the other: saints or sinners, angels or devils. Either way, they should be heroes, with decisive achievements and expansive souls." -
"In art, the obvious is a sin." - Edward Dmytryk

13 June 2011

(Biannual DVD publication) ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art


(Fractally?) Thoughts within thoughts make us human (but what about visual thinking?)

The Great Ideas Online Discussion site--a place devoted for you to post your comments, questions and to converse with us and fellow members.


Symphony of Science 'music videos'

Lewis W. Hine was hired to document the construction of the Empire State Building

"Research is creating new knowledge." - Neil Armstrong
"Have your preferences, go where you're drawn, and dwell upon all that is good." - TU
"It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"In questions of art-revolution, the artist is called upon to speak first!" - Kandinsky
"To create is to live twice." - Camus

10 June 2011

Fluorescence Map Offers a New View of the World’s Land Plants

Tom Tom offers a GPS system that gives direction using John Cleese's voice.

John Speed’s Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine is one of the world’s great cartographic treasures. Published in 1611/12.

Wikipedia Edits Visualized

Digital archeology: Showcasing the internet's earliest 'culturally significant' web pages and music videos

"The Ontology of the Avant-Garde."

(Book) "Connected Dreams: How Ideas Move and Connect in Unexpected Ways"

"Vision is the art of seeing things invisible." – Jonathan Swift
"I like men who have a future and women who have a past." - Oscar Wilde
"A lot of knowledge in any kind of an organization is what we call task knowledge. These are things that people who have been there a long time understand are important, but they may not know how to talk about them (It's often called the culture of the organization.)." - Howard Gardner
"I'll love you no matter which path you choose,and more, I'll be there ahead of you. (So choose based upon your own happiness)." - The Universe
"(If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking.) Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk." - Raymond Inmon

08 June 2011


Musicovery Map displaying songs by degree of consensus, with at the top the most consensual songs tagged by listeners).

Using SketchUp for digital fabrication

Some awesome facts about numbers

(Definition) "schema" are a set of 'types' (each associated with a set of properties). arranged in a hierarchy.

http://www.apple.com/icloud/ to replace MobileMe

Where, Exactly, Are Israel's Borders?

"Doubt is not below knowledge, but above it." - Alain Rene Le Sage
"It's often from a sense of discontent, feelings of incompleteness, or even a twinge of true unhappiness, that the seeds of great accomplishment are sown." - The Universe
"One of the interesting things about having little musical knowledge is that you generate surprising results sometimes; you move to places you wouldn't if you knew better." - Brian Eno
"Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow." - Oscar Wilde
"The universe was made by a god who botched the job. Therefore, we must proceed mostly by abstract and fanciful maps, rather than by empirical observation." - Via

06 June 2011

Designing Maps Applications for Usability

TinEye ( http://www.tineye.com/ ) is a reverse image search engine. It finds out where an image came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or if there is a higher resolution version.

139 song mashup in 46 minutes


User-Created Geographies of Religion: Allah, Buddha, Hindu, Jesus

Make 3D models from any file on your computer

Art images made with Processing

"The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge." - Bertrand Russell
"Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace." - George Santayana
"Hallelujah, the winds are blowing." - TU
"Creativity is about play and a kind of willingness to go with your intuition. It's crucial to an artist. If you know where you are going and what you are going to do, why do it?" - Frank O. Gehry
"Art is an adventure not a habit." — Kathleen Munn

03 June 2011

http://www.google.com/mapmaker (for the United States only) Add and update the places you know for millions to see in Google Maps.

Re-examining Dropbox (and its alternatives)

NXNEi panel programmer forum

This study demonstrated that student retention of material across a wide range of subjects and difficulty levels can be significantly improved by presenting reading material in a format that is slightly harder to read.

Flip-Flap Books allow you to see all the photos in the book at once (instead of flipping through page by page by page).


Down with art!: the age of manifestos

"To give yourself over to chance is to embrace freedom, the unknown, total openness. And today, with the popularity of co-productions, collaborations and works-in-progress, that’s exactly where contemporary art is going." - Claude Gosselin
"Be careful that you do not write or paint anything that is not your own, that you don't know in your own soul." - Emily Carr
"Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms." - Kahlil Gibran
"Insisting on details always limits you." - The Universe
"Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world..... On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds." - Anne Rice

02 June 2011

Bing Maps Streetside view has flattened steet-level images and lets you scroll the images as one gigantic panorama to navigate the map. Via


Mapping Escorts

Amazing Interactive Installations

Ben Shneiderman : leader of the Human Computer Interaction Lab. at the University of Maryland

Best choice for a free photo manager–editor

Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Fund APPLICATION deadline: August 26, 2011

"You have no obligation under the sun other than to discover your real needs, to fulfill them, and to rejoice in doing so." - Francois Rabelais
"When you know a thing, to hold that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it - this is knowledge." - Confucius
"There's always more than one right answer, path, possibility, nuance, or flavor - so insist upon none." - TU
"There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it." - Napoleon Hill
"None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

01 June 2011

(23 layer mash-up) Punk song...Visualized

(iPad app) allows users to view and study Cubist works with a level of detail and precision (designed by Reza Ali) Via

When is sharing stealing?


The Good Fight (Some kinds of conflict can actually help us)

(Definition) "desultory" : skipping from one subject to another, disconnected, unmethodical.

Cyprus Residency Opportunity : http://www.cornaroinstitute.org/

"They copied all they could follow, but they couldn't copy my mind,
so I left them sweating and stealing a year and a half behind." - Rudyard Kipling
"Design, in all its forms, can often be distilled down to its three core principles: colour, composition, and noodle collage." - Design Exchange
"In my view, art and the approach to life through art, using it as a vehicle for education and even for doing science is so vital that it is part of a great new revolution that is taking place. I believe we are entering a whole new epoch." - Jonas Salk
"How you feel is more important than anything else (and this is something you get to choose, moment by moment)." - The Universe
"It takes a couple of years just to get the background and knowledge that you need before you can go into detailed training for your mission." - Sally Ride