30 November 2011

(Example) 3D Campus Map

(The New York Times)  posted this great map showing the location of more than 400 New York City start-ups

The Anatomy of an Experience Map

The Art|Sci Center is dedicated to pursuing and promoting the evolving “Third Culture” by facilitating the infinite potential of collaborations between (media) arts and (bio/nano) sciences.

(HOW TO)  Create a 3D Lego chalk drawing

Oldest Human Painting Found


"Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy. If you look at it to admire it, you are lost." - Samuel Butler
"Shapes like the square, the triangle and the circle are basic building blocks of human thinking." - Cecil Balmond
"Ever wish for do-over days? You know, hit the reset button and give 'er another shot? Cool. Will today work? ( It's never too late). - The Universe
"What's the big deal with Occupy Wall Street?   There's been Occupy Palestine for years." - Anonymous 
"You can fool just about anyone, but the easiest one to fool is yourself." - Richard Feynman

28 November 2011

(Map) The UnFacebook World  (A mashup of two popular maps reveals the parts of the world connected by electricity but not by Facebook).


(Digital) http://blog.nula.cc/collage

How Humor Helps Our Brains Pay Attention

Math Art : http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/pickover/graphcp.html

How Weird Al Yankovic Comes Up With His Song Parodies


"Do you know how most people get jobs they love? They first loved the job they had, and everyone noticed. (And I do mean everyone)." - The Universe
"Ideas, like leaves, can wither and fall, but in doing so, become the mulch in which new ideas grow." - Bly
"... the best way to reach people was to paint a superstar." - Maqbool Fida Husain
"New media are new archetypes, at first disguised as degradations of older media." - Marshall McLuhan
"Optimism is a source of high-risk thinking." - Daniel Kahneman

25 November 2011

Famous thought experiments explained quickly http://m.wimp.com/thoughtexperiments/

Scientific artist http://www.visualnews.com/

Art of Mapping at Air Gallery : http://greatwen.com/2011/11/23/art-of-mapping-at-air-gallery/

You can make your own Flickr alias. (BUT, You only get ONE SHOT at it, so choose carefully! )

The Neverending Story (Of iPad Apps)


How to Fascinate

"It is very depressing to see the lack of interest shown in an art object which has no market value." -Claude Monet
"There's a time for speed and there's a time to go slow, and the evolved artist knows when." - Robert Genn
"..ancient mariners believed it was bad luck to always sail with the same crew.( Was it because they could learn little new by covering the same territory with the same people?)" - Xenia Stanford
"Free labour and rampant exploitation are the invisible dark matter that keeps the cultural sector going." - Hito Steyerl, (Politics of Art: Contemporary Art and the Transition to Post-Democracy)
"Any new technology is an evolutionary and biological mutation opening doors of perception and new spheres of action to mankind." - Marshall McLuhan  Via

23 November 2011

The perfect hexagon

(U.of T.) Campus Map

FAQ's about the MobileMe transition (and iCloud)

The Importance of Mind-Wandering

(Definition) "Rogue waves" : the huge waves that routinely sink ships at sea, are made of many, many small waves that come together to form a gargantuan wave.

iPod font :  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IPod_Myriad.svg

(Review) Who Makes The Best Photo Books?

"...every conflict, disappointment, struggle or challenge, with others or yourself, is merely a manifestation of what's going on within your own thinking." - TU
"Take pains and pleasure in copying the best works by the hands of great masters." - Cennino Cennini (1370-1440)
"If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough." - Mario Andretti
"I worked for a menial's hire
 Only to learn dismayed
, That any wage I had asked of life 
Life would have willing paid." - Jessie B. Rittenhouse
 (found in "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill, p.40)
"Pessimists are optimists with better information." - Robert Genn

21 November 2011

Nonlinear Physics Group Papers : http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~nonlin/papers.html

The Micro-Politics of the Counter Cartographies Collective

(Show) http://www.optics.utoronto.ca/thenextdimension

(Appropriation Artist) Carey Young (born 1970) is a visual artist who incorporates a variety of media such as video, photography, performative events and installation into her works, which investigate the increasing incorporation of the personal and public domains into the realm of the commercial.

(Discussion)  Co-op Galleries

(Band) http://www.myspace.com/mashalltheband

Truths About Drinking Water

"The very most that you now dream of having, doing, and being, will be the very least that you get." - TU
"You're on earth. There's no cure for that." - Samuel Beckett
"Why do all our rules address absolutes (which are typically the exceptions)?" - R.B.Wild
“To dare: that is the whole secret of revolutions.” - Antoine Saint-Just
"The wisest men follow their own direction." - Euripides

18 November 2011

Topography of Faith

Maps and Pictures of Europe :  http://www.euratlas.orghttp://www.euratlas.org//

Our "divided brain" - an animated tutorial.
(Artist) Mark Rothko:  http://www.nga.gov/feature/rothko/classic1.shtm

(Book) The Folly of Fools: The Logic of Deceit and Self-Deception in Modern Life by Robert Trivers.

Create a Google+ Arts page

Texting our way to isolation ; urging a refocus on human interaction

"Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you." - Saint Augustine
"For sale: baby shoes, never worn." - E. Hemingway
"Every fortune, gold medal, and trophy...Every comeback, triumph, and celebration...And every kiss, hug, and hand held, ... Were first a thought, a whisper, or a dream." - The Universe
"History proves that juries in art are generally wrong." - Robert Henri
"Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.." - Napoleon Hill (born in 1883)

16 November 2011

Fractal Production of Value: Transitioning From Real to Digital Value Structures

Math Manipulatives contains resources that enable students to interact online

El (Eleazar) Lissitzky (1890-1941) was a vital force in the revolutionary period in Russia (having first trained in engineering and architecture and later becoming a painter and illustrator, his creative activity ranged across disciplines).

The Devil Really Is In The Details Of This Giotto

The Coalition For Quebec's Future (Quebec's newest political party) is making a symbolic statement with its logo, a mish-mash of colours that borrows freely from the emblems of existing parties.

Face-mounted plexi supplier : http://www.peplusimaging.com/about

Why Do People Eat Too Much?

"Next time you feel fear, either right after a major decision or just before one, it usually means you're exactly where you need to be." - The Universe

"There is a right physical size for every idea." - Henry Moore
"A flute with no holes is not a flute, and a doughnut without a hole is a danish." - Basha, zen philosopher  Via
"Never trusted the guy giving out free hugs. Always went with the dude that charged $2." - Josh Comers
"Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice." - Steve Jobs

14 November 2011

Map of Twitter's Languages

Wayfinding Voices to Follow on Twitter

(On Youtube) Terry Jones' Great Map Mystery ."ex-Python sets out on a series of journeys through Wales following the world's first road atlas: John Ogilby's Britannia, published in 1675." ( four-part television documentary series first broadcast on BBC Two Wales in 2008)


(Online Course)  Art vs Law: An Inherent Conflict?

7 Billion: How Did We Get So Big So Fast?

Goodwill Industries Now Offering Online Auctions

"Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting." - Goethe
"The future you see is the future you get." - Robert G. Allen
"No matter how much money or love you've made or lost, you can still make more." - The Universe
"'I never read; I just look at pictures." - Warhol
"Any ideal system is its own worst enemy, and as soon as you start to implement visions of grandeur, they just fall apart and turn into tyranny." -(Ben Nicholson

11 November 2011


Seeing 3D Pictures (without glasses) - Understand Where to Aim Your Eyes

(Definition) The Crooked Path : 'It's a little path made by its users, without a plan, in order to do something that the usual administration could not or did not do – so there's a slight trace of disobedience or independence – people may do things that we can't predict.' - Jeff Wall   Via

Demographics Are Not Destiny (?)


Taking Screenshots in Mac OS X

http://socialmediaweek.org/  13-17 February 2012

"I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.” - Marshall McLuhan  Via
"Sometimes when you've had a difficult day, or met difficult people, been let down, disappointed, or heartbroken, it's easy to completely forget the most important thing of all... you're alive. Without even trying." - The Universe
"There are some things that have great value but no glitter. Consistent...long-suffering, patient, industrious, good-humoured, unswervingly loyal, he made an enormous contribution to our well-being." - Tribute to Ernest Wild by Alexander Stevens (chief scientist on the Ross Sea party)
"Rather than making a decision to get on with something, merely bump into opportunities." - Robert Genn
"The more power science and technology confer upon us, the more dangerous and malevolent that power may become, unless its use is checked and guided by moral obligations stemming from our philosophical knowledge of how we ought to conduct our lives and our society." - Mortimer Adler (THE QUESTIONS SCIENCE CANNOT ANSWER)

09 November 2011

Symmetry Video:

Central Park Entire, The Definitive Illustrated Map


Unique optical illusions

Map Art Show

Ian Hunter Lyrics

Death and Gravestone Symbolism

"Information Is Cheap, Meaning Is Expensive." - George Dyson   Via
"Space station astronauts see 16 sunrises and 16 sunsets every day." - Via
"smART Maps are ideas made visible." - R.B.Wild (after Kahlil Gibran )
"Surrealism allows one to thrive beyond the restraints of the laws that govern." - Russell Jodway, Surrealist
"...secret of creating a corporate commission lies in “thinking like a construction worker.” - Danielle Julian Norton  Via

07 November 2011

Native North American Map-making  (.pdf)

Mathematicians To Thank For Great Graphics

What shape are your squares?

3D Fractal Collection

Further adventures in opticality (with David Hockney)  Via

Cape Farewell project : bringing artists, writers, filmmakers and climate scientists together to collectively address and find a creative engagement with the world’s climate challenge.

Arty Bollocks Generator (Do you hate having to write your artist statement?)

"Until a painting is sold it is just a storage problem." - Jason's gallery artist
"Most think that perception works a lot like a flashlight in the dark, illuminating whatever it's aimed at. The truth, however, is that instead of revealing what's there, it creates it." - The Universe
""God has a bias to the Underdog.." - Dr. Carl Trueman (Sermon on 1 Corinthians 10:1-33)
"When I collage, the sea roars. The others splash about in the bath." - R.B. Wild (after Salvador Dali)
"Space is not a passive vacuum, but has properties that impose powerful constraints on any structure that inhabits it." - Arthur Loeb  Via

03 November 2011

Are these maps, cartograms, or mere infographics?  (maps here)

Hexagons and triangles

(First two volumes of) the History of Cartography (in PDF format)

(McLuhanism) “brushing information against information” (explored)

RSA (Animation) Film Competition


A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs

"Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets." -Oscar Wilde
"Ask not what's inside your head, but what your head's inside of." - J.J.Gibson
"I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in." - John Muir
"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." - Melody Beattie
"All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind." - Martin H. Fischer

01 November 2011

Folding Space: Kaleidoscopic Fractals

Dymaxion projection in OpenLayers

Best Abstract on a Scientific Paper Ever?

Listing of the artworld’s most powerful figures : http://www.artreview100.com/

(Definition) "effect effect" : reduce whatever you're talking about to a single, italicized phrase/

By instantly capturing complete light field data, the Lytro gives you capabilities you've never had in a regular camera.

10 Collagists given the same material to work with

"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." - Melody Beattie
"Brave enough to think differently, Bold enough to believe he could change the world, and Talented enough to do it." - Obama of Jobs
"The mind has exactly the same power as the hands; not merely to grasp the world, but to change it." - Colin Wilson
"Paintings are sold when they're painted, not when they're sold." - One of Genn's old friends
"Sometimes, being your true radiant self, living in the moment, glad for all you already have and who you already are isn't always easy." - The Universe