23 December 2011

Famous Curves Index

Mapping life: intersection of art and science

City Lights Seen From Space Reveal How Countries Change

(PDF) Art and Cartography (C. D’Ignazio, The Institute for Infinitely Small Things, 2009)   Via

Digital Dead Sea Scrolls

The iPod (Changed Computing Forever. Now It) Will Disappear

(Book Review) The Automatiste Revolution: Montreal, 1941–1960

"Media projects of the future will be cheaper to build, faster to market, less staffed with expensive marketers and more focused on creating free media that earns enough attention to pay for itself with limited patronage." - Seth Godin
"The light is getting brighter. The path is getting clearer. And you are getting closer." - The Universe
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." - Henry David Thoreau
"The contemporary art audience, having had a century of flotsam and jetsam flung at them, think that [super-realism] is miraculous stuff." - Sharon Knettell
"All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions." - Leonardo da Vinci

21 December 2011

Map of Paris: Visualizing Urban Transportation

Google Zeitgeist  (The Most Popular Search Terms in 2011)

Science Tattoos

Augmented-Reality Apps (that Don't Exist but Should)

10 New Google Analytics Features You Need to Start Using

Digital Christmas Story


What cannabis actually does to your brain

"Almost all creativity involves purposeful play." - Abraham Maslow
"Young souls use pain to learn how things are. Mature souls use pain to learn how else things might be. And old souls use pain to learn how else they might be." - The Universe
" I never put on a pair of shoes until I've worn them at least five years." - Samuel Goldwyn
"A map … is a more ancient and inevitable thing than any masterpiece." - R.B. Wild (after Joseph Brodsky)
"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but a little want of knowledge is also a dangerous thing." - Samuel Butler

19 December 2011

Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine (by John Speed)  is one of the world’s great cartographic treasures.

(Now Available Online) 23 Beautiful Old Texts

Stonehenge Reveals New Clues

Unusual places that can be found on maps that just don’t seem to make sense (State highpoints, non-contiguous boundaries, latitude/longitude confluences, and other trivial geographic facts...)

What’s it like to participate as a remixer?

Cowbird : keep a beautiful audio-visual diary of your life


"When God created the world she was playing." - Ernst Lurker
"What if you're already doing everything right, even though you're not sure? And the surprises along the way have only sped things up, even though it felt like they slowed you down? And all that you want is now barreling towards you, even though you can't see it? And when it arrives it'll exceed your every expectation, even though your dreams were huge?" - The Universe
" It is brains that see art and it is brains that make art." - Semir Zeki, a neuroscientist at University College London.  Via
"...collage...the art form of the twentieth century, never mind the twenty-first." - Jonathon Lethem
"You've got to take the bitter with the sour." - Samuel Goldwyn

16 December 2011

IT Audit Map

Can Google (Facebook, tech wonks, and Web activists) kill the Stop Online Piracy Act?

(Video of) immune cells attacking the pancreas  Via

New world of (digital) art and collecting  : http://www.seditionart.com   Via

(Performance Art) http://www.ikatun.org/kanarinka/erase-the-border/ Erase the Border

Blogrolled at http://toponymia.wordpress.com/

Even If You're Old You Can Learn New Tricks With Really Freaking Hard Work

"Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous." - Plato
"There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm." - Willa Sibert Cather
"Detours, challenges, and crisis are simply covers for miracles that had no other way of reaching you." - The Universe
"The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name of knowledge." - Ambrose Bierce
"He's comfortable on the yellow brick road and seldom feels the need to get to Oz." - Robert Genn

15 December 2011

Map of the Great Wall of China

Visualization in Mathematics:


Walls and fences

Why I am a Net Artist

(Definition)  "Design science“ : the effective application of the principles of science to the conscious design of our total environment in order to help make the Earth’s finite resources meet the needs of all of humanity (without disrupting the ecological processes of the planet).

(Alex Leitch) The Laser Cutting expert + leader of Site3

"Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge." - Leonardo da Vinci
"It's good clean wholesome work that startles many collectors with the artists' patience and loving attention to detail." - Robert Genn
"Having a dream is more important than having it come true." - The Universe
"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." - Churchill
"Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else? - James Thurber

14 December 2011

(Map) Nuclear Power

(Artist) http://kennethsnelson.net/category/tensegrity/tensegrity

PowerPoint Vs Dance 

Tetrascroll. Goldilocks and the three bears ( Model )designed by: Buckminster Fuller  (process

(Artshow) Finding Antarctica: Mapping the last Continent, features about 100 rare maps spanning 2000 years of fascination with ''the Great Southern Land''.

Collagist Interview

Toronto Design Offsite festival (TO DO) : http://todesignoffsite.com/about/  exhibitions and events during Toronto design week.
"Try Again. Fail again. Fail better." - Samuel Beckett:
"Science says the first word on everything, and the last word on nothing" - Victor Hugo
"Taking massive action on massive dreams amidst massive uncertainties, is pretty much where everyone had to start (And then things got way easier)." - The Universe
"There's no place like:  34N 8' 25.40", 117W 58' 5.36" if you can't be at:  48N 6' 59.9" 122W 59' 54.2" - drjuice@uw.edu
"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans." - John Lennon

12 December 2011

(Live Blog)  Visualizing Mathematics in the YouTube Era

Securing Nebulous Privacy Rights in the Cloud

(App Store) Photo / Video apps   in iTunes

Artist turns animal animations into unpredictable visual form  (Video)

http://photojojo.com/timecapsule/43694834@N00/2011-12-1 timecapsule/43694834@N00/2011-12-1

(Definition) "Pathography" - a narrative that gives voice and face to the illness experience. It puts the person behind the disease in the forefront (and as such is a great learning opportunity for all care givers and fellow sufferers).


"Odi Profanum Vulgus Et Arceo (I detest the common crowd, and I rebuff them). - Latin
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." - Cicero
"If you're at least visualizing enough to wonder whether or not you're doing it right, you're doing it right, and you're way, way ahead of the game." - The Universe
"Brilliant finishes can often be had among the 'possible' and the 'borderline'." - Robert Genn
"Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

08 December 2011

Terminal Maps. http://www.torontopearson.com/TerminalListing.aspx

Proofs and Pictures: The Role of Visualization in Mathematical and Scientific Reasoning 

(Sculptor); http://www.rinusroelofs.nl/sculpture/sculpture-00.html

Are artists cheaters?  (also in the Economist and Time

(Exhibition) Cartography and Migration in Networked Space

The Beauty of Incorrect Answers

OPPORTUNITES FOR ARTISTS : http://www.artadvice.com/blog/2011/11/15/updated-links-opportunites-for-artists/

(Animation) Antarctic's hidden world revealed

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert Einstein
"People are tired of simple things. They want to be challenged." - Umberto Eco
"Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom." - Will Duran
"Every good hike brings you eventually back home" - Edward Abbey
"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." - Theodore Roosevelt

05 December 2011

Mapping as a conceptual framework to improve our understating of narratives.

Tensegrity Program : http://www.math.cornell.edu/~tens/pro.html  

The Banff International Research Station (BIRS) addresses the imperatives of collaborative and cross-disciplinary research with a focus on the mathematical sciences and their vast array of applications in the sciences and in industry.

(Video) DropBox (cloud service?)

The Surprising Discovery About Twitter Retweets

(46 second video) Steve Jobs on changing the world

Creative Ways to Use Your Instagram Photos

"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but a little want of knowledge is also a dangerous thing." - Samuel Butler
"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true." - James Branch Cabell
"You must do what's important first." - Steven Pressfield, 'The War of Art'
"Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance." - Plato
"There's nothing challenging that has ever happened in your life, that one day you won't look back upon with deep gratitude." - TU

02 December 2011

(Free Video Lecture) Great Thin-Shell Structures

CRTC limits radio stations' use of musical montages
Bathsheba Grossman makes mathematical sculptures. ( http://www.bathsheba.com/ )

Visually I wanted to show multiple images/points of view that would still "read" as a whole;

How do I know that my tracking code is installed correctly?
(Software) Perfect Resize

Cut Paper Projects

"Nelle azioni di tutti li uomini,e massime de'principi, dove non e iudizio da reclamare, si guarda al fine." - Niccolo Machiavelli  (In the actions of all men, and especially princes, when there is no judge to refer to, consider the means)
"...if you are afraid that 'showing your true colors' limits your influence, you are mistaken. Done right, it actually amplifies influence." - "Be Slightly Evil" mailing list
"If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world, it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature." - Bruce Barton
"Whatever you have to say, say it with love. And whatever you have to hear, hear it with love." - The Universe
"The method of our time is to use not a single but multiple models for exploration." - Maniere universelle de M. Desargues, illustration from a perspective book, an engraving by Abraham Bosse"( in Marshall McLuhan - Quentin Fiore 'The Medium is the Massage', page 69)