18 December 2012

The Interpretation of Bias (and the Bias of Interpretation)

Great local search apps for iOS

The Mathematics Behind Comics xkcd

Two-way (sending and receiving) short codes United States (40404) and Canada (21212)  SMS short codes for other countries

(Video) Quirky science tricks for parties



A billion dollar software tech company is founded every 3 months in U.S.

"... what if that knot-in-your-stomach wasn't something to be avoided, but a sign you're getting ready for something bigger?" - Jamie Broughton
"Perhaps merging Art with Math and Science is the new language needed today to help us achieve a new quantum level of human knowledge." - Rich Byrnes
"Having an idea is not special; creating a network around that idea is the comparative advantage." - @quixotic
"...you chose to be who you now are, you came here to thrive, the odds always seem steep, the game is rigged in your favor, you knew what you were doing,,,," - The Universe
"We can have more than we've got, because we can become more than we are." - Jim Roh

14 December 2012

(SplashMaps)  Mapping-related KickStarter proposal (for fabric map based on Open data)

How Google's digital mapping is mapping us

12 December 2012

Solitary thinker unveils a solution that’s either a dizzying advance—or a blind alley.


(Fractal / Origami) 'Mosely Snowflake Sponge' Facebook page

(Fractal) Hive Mind : http://vitaloverdose.deviantart.com/art/Entrance-to-the-hive-mind-335933571

Advanced Origami


Sad ending ( A solo exhibition in celebration of life as an artist.... At the request of the family, all remaining art will be given away FREE) 

Starting from the very beginning, what happened in the Israel/Palestine area?

"Maybe being powerful means to be fragile." - Ai Weiwei
"Fast takes longer when you hurry (Keep calm and saunter on); slow gets faster when you're happy." - The Universe
"In order to arrive at what you are not, You must go through the way in which you are not." - T.S. Eliot, 'East Coke'
"Artists get better by sharpening their skills or by acquiring new ones; they get better by learning to work, and by learning from their work." - David Bayles and Ted Orland
"Behold, as a wild ass in the desert, go I forth to my work." -  Frank Herbert

10 December 2012


Prezi uses a map-like metaphor for creating presentations instead of a slideshow metaphor.




3D laminate sculpture

Found : http://www.ingenesist.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/12j.jpg  (LibraryMap in use)

(Definition)  'prov·i·dence'/ˈprävədəns/  
  1. The protective care of God or of nature as a spiritual power.
  2. God or nature as providing such care."
"The difference between being moments away from a big, HUGE dream coming true, rather than light-years, lies in physically behaving, day by day, as if the dream were real, and all else was a dream." - The Universe
"Just because it’s graphical, it doesn’t mean it’s useful." - Henry Woodbury
"Twitter makes me like people I’ve never met, and Facebook makes me hate people I know in real life." - @laurenahayes
"Bottomless wonders spring from simple rules, which are repeated without end." - Benoit Mandelbrot
"If there comes a day when all art is digital, artworks will subsist in some ether whence they may be conjured to appear and vanish at our convenience." - Barry Schwabsky, art critic

14 November 2012

Ghost Map (of Toronto)

The ultra high-resolution images of works, both famous and less well-known, can be freely downloaded, zoomed in on, shared, or manipulated copyright-free:   https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/mastermatcher  (Users can have prints made of entire works of art or details from them).

(Book) 'Exploration of Nanotechnology Image Galleries'


Cut Paper art

MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies artist / scientist (Joe DavisVia

(Definition) "prov·e·nance" : (pr v -n ns, -näns ). n. 1. Place of origin; derivation. 2. a. The history of the ownership of an object, especially when documented or authenticated.

"Whether obvious or not, and usually it's not, everyone in your life is there to help you, AND, they're actually doing so right now... Which, incidentally doesn't mean you have to keep them there. (In fact, their offering may simply be to teach you to say 'adios')." - TU
"Tempus fugit (Time flies)." - Virgil, 70BC
"You are stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.' - LexiPhile
"Who in the world am I?  Ahh, that is the great puzzle."- Lewis Carroll
"All generalizations are false." - @pickover

12 November 2012

Twitter Tweet Map

(Video) Fibonacci's Fractals



Four Pillars of the Web of Things 


(Definition) "steganography" : a form of concealed writing executed in such a manner that only the author and intended recipients are aware of its existence.

(Example) Science Art Fellow

"There are only 3 things that can make your dreams come true: your thoughts, your words, and your actions (they're all you have and they're all you need)." - TU
"What mean ‘WE,’ white man!" - Tonto
"He was a bold man that first ate an oyster." - Jonathan Swift
"We live our short spans in the vortex of a miracle, and while we may not be the center of that vortex, it is magic to be anywhere in there." - Robert Genn
"...many of the images are small, or culled of context. Consider them a teaser." - Via

09 November 2012

Top seven alternatives to the Google Maps API

NACIS Atlas of Design

Flag flapping instability



(Women in Science)  Meet a Mathematician, a Physicist and a Geologist Through Art


"Paintings don't just go bad like fruit left in a cupboard--they were already rotten when they were put in. We just can't see it at the time." - Robert Genn
"Difficulties are just things to overcome, after all." - Ernest Shackleton
"In order to arrive at what you do not know, You must go by a way which is the way of ignorance." - T.S. Eliot, 'East Coke'
"If I don't write, I'll die! - Stephen King
"Many people, including myself, might like what we see in "digital art", but have not yet digested the concept of producing art with a mouse and a computer." - Henry Z. Via

07 November 2012

History of subversive remix video before YouTube

New Building Footprints added to Google Maps

(MindMap) Game Theory

Hurricane Map : Since 1851

(Video) Origami Food

Information Overload! (How Can Data Be More Fun?)

Google Desktop

Why you're smart to run and smarter because you do.

 “Dream Big”  year-long project creating a mosaic portrait using 4,242 Rubik’s Cubes

"The present methods of writing music […] will be inadequate for the composer, who will be faced with the entire field of sound." - John Cage, “The Future of Music: Credo,” 1937
"Work harder, get closer, be passionate." - Martin Parr
"Common objects become strangely uncommon when removed from their context and ordinary ways of being seen." - Wayne Thiebaud
"Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi
"Trust what you're feeling and seeing (you have a gift)." - T

05 November 2012

Spatialization: Spatial Metaphors for User Interfaces

Symbolab : search engine for mathematical content

Street art that steals back from Google Maps

Saved from Dumpster: Amazing map collection

Real Innovators Sail Off the Map 

Pulsating nanotube spits out buckyballs

Discovering the Durer Code: Hidden Secrets in Plain Sight


"He had bought a large map representing the sea, / Without the least vestige of land: / And the crew were much pleased when they found it to be / A map they could all understand." - Theoretical Atlas 
"The age of automation is going to be the age of ‘do it yourself'." - Marshall McLuhan
"He stumbled over the truth, picked himself up, dusted himself off, and scurried off as if nothing had happened." - Winston Churchill
"It's like you keep playing all the right cards, huh?" - TU
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. Its beauty comes from the fact that the author is what he is." - Oscar Wilde

02 November 2012

(Real Time?) Wind Map

Mandelbrot:art, math, science, and works in progress


Free Tools for Creating Screen Capture (Images and Videos)

(A really brief) History of Origami

Cognitive Collages

Vintage New York Photography

Statistical  & probability symbols

"But as self-anointed creative artists, our daily joy and progress rest on our ability to jump beyond our safety." - Robert Genn
"There hasn't been one single day of your life, when the world hasn't been made a better place by your presence in it." - The Universe
"Discovery, not search, will produce the next data-exploration breakthrough." - Jim Hornthal (TED ebook, 'Haystack Full of Needles: Cutting Through the Clutter of the Online World to find a Place, Partner, or President')  Via
"It ain’t braggin’ if you can do it." - Dizzy Dean
"Success is not built on success. It's built on failure. It's built on frustration. Sometimes it's built on catastrophe." - Sumner Redstone, (1923- ) U.S. Media Magnate

31 October 2012

Fun with Google Maps

CIA Releases 75 Country Maps into Public Domain
Information Is Beautiful Awards winners

How Would Kerouac Like Becoming an Infographic?


Fractals, Chaos, and the Materiality of Thinking

(Selling on Facebook)  Arts & Crafts

Are Smartphones Ruining Photography?

Sorting the Real Sandy Photos From the Fakes 

"We learn not by responding to supercomplexity but by contributing further to it. We can never get on top of supercomplexity, as it were. Instead, we cope with it by intervening in the world, learning as we are doing so." - Ronald Barnett  Via
"Enough molehills is all you need to have a mountain." - Via
"A little boy is trick or treatin' on Halloween by himself. He is dressed as a pirate. At one house, a friendly man asks him, "Where are your buccaneers?" The little boy responds, "On either side o' me 'buccan' head!" " - Arrrrrr
"Arithmetic! Algebra! Geometry! Grandiose trinity! Luminous triangle! Whoever has not known you is without sense!" - Comte de Lautréamont
"'Price' is what you pay, and 'value' is what you get." -  Warren Buffett

29 October 2012


Predicting Malaria Spread with Cellphones

Cartastrophe blog about bad map design

(Definition) "Data Visualization" ; a transversal discipline which harnesses the immense power of visual communication in order to explain, in an understandable manner, the relationships of meaning, cause and dependency which can be found among the great abstract masses of information generated by scientific and social processes.Via: http://medialab-prado.es/visualizar

Graffiti Research Lab / http://graffitiresearchlab.ca/tag/toronto/

Best places to download free audiobooks

Online archive of digitized historical newspapers

Could technology soon make learning languages unnecessary?

"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." - Michael Althsuler
"And so the chapter "What do I want to do?" comes to a close. And now, the chapter "Who I am" begins." - Amber Rae
"Eternity is the grossest idea a person can conceive of in connection with his acts." - Guy Debord, SI June 1957
"Quantum physics may be God’s way of saying we are taking ourselves way too seriously." - Via
"Cities are all about layers" -

26 October 2012

(Google) Off-line Maps

Tele-Cartography  (work of dislocative media that utilizes the contradictions of cell phone signals and networks to rework national boundaries)

(Blog)  http://somethingaboutmaps.wordpress.com/


What's the big deal about graphene?

Risks of Incremental, Differential, Radical, and Breakthrough Innovation Projects

Mathematical Formula For Fun (?)

Signs You've Found Your Life's Work

"Advice for Artists;  Ask yourself a question. If you knew you were never going to make a dime from your art, would you still do it?" - Dan Cope - Dan the Random Man
"It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream." - Edgar Allan Poe
"Turning up the love, turns on everything else." - The Universe
"It is only in the shadows, when some fresh wave, truly original, truly creative, breaks upon the shore, that there will be a rediscovery of the West." -  Jacques Barzun (distinguished historian, essayist, cultural gadfly and educator)  Via
"If all else fails, the power drill is your friend." - @Gantz (Your Trusted Friend in Science)

24 October 2012

(Brief History of)  Red and Blue  Elections Maps
The iTunes of Maps

Art.sy : a genome project for the world of art


The patent system is ill suited for today’s digital world

(Definition) "Six degrees of separation"

FireFox plug-in check

AK47s as Icons of Peace

"Pretending is the fastest way to believing, and believing is the fastest way to receiving." - The Universe
"Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends." - Czech Proverb
"Those who are too lazy and comfortable to think for themselves and be their own judges obey the laws. Others sense their own laws within." - Hermann Hesse
"Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work." - Gustave Flaubert
"A poor thing, but my own." - Shakespeare

23 October 2012

Real time map of every train in Tokyo


(Map Artist) Utopographie
9/11 View from space



Discovering the Dürer Cipher, Hidden Secrets in Plain Sight


"A big shot is nothing more than a little shot who kept on shooting." - Zig Ziglar
"When something you do gives you joy, go once more (and perhaps again and again) in that direction." - Robert Genn
"Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you." - Saint Augustine
"We live on an island of knowledge surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island grows, so does the shore of our ignorance." - J. Wheeler
"... happiness that's not present at the start of a journey will not be present at its end." - TU

10 October 2012

(Google Maps New) 45° imagery available

Math Journals and Resources

(Mind Maps and) Collages of Thoughts

The Innovation F-word

Whose map is it? new mapping by London artists

(New) Camera occupies a space between stills photography and video.


Bicycle chains sculptures

"At any point in one's life, the greater the uncertainties they face, the greater their chances of hitting a major, life-changing 'home run'." - The Universe
"The First Design Hardly Ever Wins." - Via
"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” - Khalil Gibran
'Work on What Has Been Spoiled." - Via
"An atom is easier to destroy than a preconception." - Albert Einstein

08 October 2012

Philosophy of Mathematics

(Google+)  About circles

(Blog)  Creative Mapping  : dedicated to the creative use of maps in art or how to map information creatively.

Journalistic Re-mixing 

David Byrne and St Vincent (performing each others' songs together)

Portraiture in Collage: The Work of Charles Williams

Digital Art App Idea

Peace as a verb

"Art is what you can't not make." - R.B. Wild
"With the dominance of the cellphone, a new metaphor is emerging for how we organize, find and use information. New in one sense, that is. It is also as ancient as humanity itself. That metaphor is the map." - John Markoff  (article in the NY Times ;“The Cellphone, Navigating Our Lives”)
"Photographs transport people to an earlier time without the need to master quantum physics or pay the tolls associated with North America's wormhole highways." - Via
"You're not supposed to be able to see it with your eyes first (It wouldn't be called 'manifesting' if you could.). - The Universe
"Don’t run away from your happiness. Take it while it offers itself to you freely, later you will be running after it, but you won’t overtake it." - Chekhov

05 October 2012

McLuhan Cloud

TubeMap (made of tubes)

Experimentation Is The New Planning (Fast Company)

100th Meridian : The Boundary Between the Moist East and Arid West

Innovate Like Famous Explorers 
The connection between rejection and creativity

The Art of the Sequence Photographer

(Definition) "event" : an occurrence, is an alteration to the current situation. That which is evental instigates change. We believe aesthetic ideas can lead to changes in (at the very least) points of view.  Via

"One who does not master the nude cannot understand the principles of architecture." -  Michelangelo
"The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance." - Robert R. Coveyou
"I should have done half as much twice as well." - Mentor
"If God dropped acid, would He see people?" - Steven Wright (1955 - ?)
"If you put a violin in a child's hands, that child will never hold a gun." -

03 October 2012

Bringing data to the public
Human Body Subway Map


Are we made up of point-like particles? Or are they geometric constructions? Are we ripples in the Universe itself?  In a way, They Might Be Giants might be pondering exactly this in their song : Particle Man

Robert Lang : origami using math and engineering principles

World's largest QR code (is a Canadian maize maze)

Anatomy of a Thug


The best (and worst of Zone C) Nuit Blanche 2012

"Don't do the thing that nobody else has ever thought of not doing." Doctorow (paraphrasing Eno)
"Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art." - Andy Warhol
"If it doesn’t work out it’s going to be a hell of a story … what is life if not shooting for one hell of a story!" - Rand Fishkin
"The artist is the person who invents the means to bridge between biological inheritance and the environments created by technological innovation." - Marshall McLuhan (Laws of Media p. 98)
"Everyone can access their creativity, if they can manage stop thinking long enough to produce something." - Angel Beyde, Artist and workshop facilitator

01 October 2012

(Archive) Occupy Wall Street tweets shaped  into visualizations, like word clouds and heat maps.


Visual Summary of TEDx (Westmount)

Evental Aesthetics is an independent, international, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives on art and aesthetics.



Can We Still Be Shocked By Art? How?

Artists fighting for peace 

Five Step Plan to Gallery Representation

"You have yourself and your instinct – there isn't anything else at the end of the day." - Nitin Sawhney
"Come, my friends, Tis not too late to seek a newer world." - Tennyson
"Follow your heart and get your groove on because, no matter what anyone said, it's never too late to have it all." - TU
"I can't put a finger on what compels me to make these things, but I keep doing it anyway."  Joe Fafard  Via
"The professor discovered that her theory of earthquakes was on shaky ground." - LexiPhile

28 September 2012

Netanyahu Red Line

...peacefully placing a clear red line 
 http://www.1-900-87... on Twitpic
Illegal rhino horn trade Map (from poacher to black market)

Philosophy of Technology 

SearchHash: Download hash-tagged tweets (as a spreadsheet)

Call for Chapters - The International Handbook of E-Learning

Starts With a Triangle

New Media Collaboration (The Boston Globe and MIT)

(Collage artist) http://camillemartin.ca/COLLAGES.php

Mysterious street artist hoaxes Downtown L.A

"Of all the joys on earth, few compare to the crowning glory of achieving against the odds, succeeding in the face of peril, or triumphing over adversity.... Yet in every such case, without exception, the poor odds, the peril, and the adversity must come first." - The Universe
"The essential path to creativity is to not be afraid to fail." - Richard Griffin
"The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated." - Ted Hughes on the Universal Inner Child, in a Moving Letter to His Son
"Stay faithful to your own discovery, leave the rest and life will take care of it." - Mooji
"Mapping is perhaps the best tool we have for looking ahead, because it provides a deep reading of the direction and momentum of our course through time: what we are, where we have come from, and therefore where we are most likely to be going." - R.B. Wild (after Ronald Wright,  A Short History Of Progress)

26 September 2012

Friendship Map : Mapping the World's Friendships (Facebook and Stamen)

Biggest shake-up of the U.S. patent system (ever)

The best interface is no interface


(New version) Google Presentations

Misinformation: Why It Sticks (And How To Fix It )

(Video Review) iOS 6

Smiley Face Turns 20

"It is one thing to praise discipline, and another to submit to it." - Miguel de Cervantes
"When you move, I move. When you reach, I reach. And when you go the extra mile, I clear the way (But not a moment sooner)." - The Universe
"Take rest; a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop." - Ovid
"Good design means as little design as possible. - Dieter Rams
"I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been." -  Wayne Gretzky, Hockey legend

24 September 2012

(Performance drawer)  Maps of Motion

Most mysterious places (in Canada)

The Mathematics Behind the Maps

SETI’s First Artist-in-Residence

Visual thinking puzzles

The Last Pictures offers a poignant lens on the miraculousness of the present moment (and the glorious insignificance of our individual existence).


"Me = who I can be without trying." - R.B. Wild
"Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short." - Adam Hochschild (1942- ), Author and Journalist
"It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference." - Tom Brokaw
"The size of your dreams has little to do with the likelihood of them coming to pass." - TU
"Humble in a humble state and great in greatness." -  Pindar, Greek lyric poet

21 September 2012

Inside Look at How Google Builds Its Maps

Time-lapse map of every nuclear explosion

(3D Laser Mapping) New Dimension Hand Held Laser Scanner
Innovation Method : Copy and Paste

Art & Science Journal ( http://www.artandsciencejournal.com/) : covers artworks that deal with themes of science, nature and technology.

Antarctic Art


(Vector drawing app)  Paintbook 3.2

(Debate) Should You Include a Date on Your Artwork?

"The humblebrag is a way to brag while also seeming humble. It's a subtle brag, a brag with a wink and a nod, the inside joke of bragging." - Jen Doll, blogger
"Success is random." - Frans Johansson, author of The Click Moment  Via
"Art is best done all in, as if everything is on the line. When the little hairs on the back of your neck stand up, you know you've committed to whatever it is you make." - Via
"The arts make vivid the fact that words do not, in their literal form or number, exhaust what we can know." - Elliot W. Eisner
"If you can make just one person smile today (if only by giving them one of yours), it just might change their entire week... which just might change their entire life." - The Universe

19 September 2012

(Map collection) 'California as Island'

Odd Things Happen When You Chop Up Cities And Stack Them Sideways

Adapting Ourselves to Adaptive Content

Steve Wozniak Hates the Patent Wars

David Byrne on How Music and Creativity Work

http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail http://artinfo.com/news/story/820008/see-zaha-hadids-venice-biennale-installation-a-blooming-tribute-to-an-obscure-german-engineer


DIY dip dyed denim  project

BioWare co-founders retire, to exit the game industry

"So go ahead and act as if your decisions are temporary. Because they are. Be bold, make mistakes, learn a lesson..." - Via
"Turtur quoque blandiatur (The turtle also has winning ways)." - Kjerkius Gennius, 36BC
"Recognition is the greatest motivator." - Gerard C. Eakedale
"You worry about the back covers, I'll worry about the front covers." - Steve Jobs
"You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." - Maya Angelou in Conversations with Maya Angelou, 1989   Via

17 September 2012

Border Bumping : (a self-professed work of dislocative media that) utilizes the contradictions of cell phone signals and networks to rework national boundaries.

Interface Aesthetics: An Introduction

Shepard Fairey (copyright) video;

(Interactive Collage Display) at Science Center  Via



Sparks to Science, Math and Tech Careers Differ among Sexes 

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Toronto Startup Ecosystem
"Life is a movement from the forgotten into the unexpected." - Loren Eisely
"Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness." - Allen Ginsberg
"Infinity is where things happen that don't." - S. Knight
"You can always change how you feel (and you can always feel whatever you like)." - The Universe "Creativity is the ability to take things and combine them." - @fredrikharen

14 September 2012

College Football Map 

Everyone loves a concealed message!

(Slideshow) Burning Man 2012


Frosted window graphics

64 Things Every Geek Should Know

Origami Fund-raising

EchoSign : electronic signature service 

"Don't play what's there, play what's not there." - Miles Davis
".. when they do their best, one day at a time, (while thinking of their dreams and not the "hows"),  looking back they find that the quick fixes, big wins, and home runs found them." - The Universe
"Not a single one of the cells that compose you knows who you are, or cares." - Dan Dennett
"Screw it, Let's Do it!" - Sir Richard Branson
"Never Bring A Gun To A Spoonfight." - @tomwaits

12 September 2012

(YouTube) Alexander the Great - Map and Journey

The Rise Of Visual Social Media


Learnist: a Pinterest for learning




Why do Galleries Get Such High Commissions?

Buy? scanner

"Go ahead want it all. (Just learn to be happy before it arrives, or you may not notice when it does.)" - The Universe
"Artists shouldn't enter competitions until they are tough enough to realize it is only opinion and not a reflection on their worth. It is equally dangerous to lull yourself into thinking you are great just because you place in a show." - Mary Moquin
"A boiled egg is hard to beat." - LexiPhile
"The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence - it is to act with yesterday's logic." - Peter Drucker
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." - Lao Tzu

10 September 2012

(Live) Flight Tracking : http://www.flightradar24.com

(Science Games)  FoldIt :

Visualization of Jerusalem’s soundscape


Big Ideas Take Time And Space

Conversations from the Toronto Art World. (Facebook)

12 Things all Starving Artists Believe

Lenticular Art

"Options multiply when insistence lessens.(And when the time is right, I'll help you choose.)" - The Universe
"There is neither painting, nor sculpture, nor music, nor poetry. The only truth is creation." - Umberto Boccioni
"Curation is replacing creation as the predominant mode of self-expression." - @ jjhnumber27  (at
"Art has no middle ground. Either it works or it doesn't. Bad art is not the enemy, mediocre art is the enemy." - Harold Town (1924-1990), 1987
"Make a work of art that looks like it was done freshly and quickly--but take a long time to do it." - Robert Genn

06 September 2012

Why Science Remains Culturally Irrelevant

(MaRS) Labs focus on problem-solving in a highly experimental fashion (recruiting a Director)

Google Presentations has added over 450 new fonts

(TEDx)  Implications of Paper Folding  Via


Death to PowerPoint!


Street art is the political warning sign that tends to appear and attract attention long before the activists actually hit the streets.

(Exhibition : 2 x 2 Solos)  Lordy Rodriguez


"I can paint you the skin of Venus with mud, provided you let me surround it as I will." - Eugene Delacroix
"To map like a madman without being mad." - R.B. Wild (after Salvador Dali)
"...  disparate elements, suddenly combining into something new, are the root of creativity." - Robert Genn
"Boredom and impatience usually just mean you aren't busy enough." - TU
"On the spectrum of creative work, the difference between the mediocre and the good is vast...The real gap is between doing nothing and doing something.” - Clay Shirky, Cognitive Surplus (via austinkleon)

04 September 2012

Mapping the Heavens (in 1693)

IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages

SketchUp Showcase :spotlight for showing off our users' work

The Mathematical Gazette readership is a mixture of school teachers, college and university lecturers, educationalists and others with an interest in mathematics.


Ten Lessons the Arts Teach

Atlas Cut-outs

Mathematics is as rich as literature

Alex McLeod’s Videos

"For some go of necessity astray, because for them there is no such thing as a right path." - Thomas Mann
"ln mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it." - Georg Cantor  Via
"Love always wins. Kindness always prevails. And smiles always disarm." - The Universe
"To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every moment of your life." - Chogyam Trungpa
"The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate." - O. Henry (Via quote.robertgenn.com )

31 August 2012

Labyrinths: (Visual Symbols in Natural Vistas, a Tool for Transformation)

The History (And Artistic De-Evolution) of Patent Drawings

Visual Search Engine to Recognize Your Font

Submitted to http://fmej.fields.utoronto.ca/index.php/FMEJ/author

Map-themed decor is where it's at


(Digitized interviews) dozens of people involved in the Civil Rights Movement now available.

The Extraordinariness Problem
An ode to 100 years of Grey Cup

"The painter's obsession with his subject is all that he needs to drive him to work." - Lucien Freud
"To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve." - James Allen
"The holy grail is to spend less time making the picture than it takes people to look at it." - Banksy
"Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end." - Lexi
"To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every moment of your life." - Chogyam Trungpa

29 August 2012

Ornate historical map title pages

(Streaming presentations from the) Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference

(E-magazine) Fractal Consciousness

(Study) How Much You Appreciate Abstract Art Depends How You Process Information


Banksy's website

(Definition) "Pareidolia"  (play /pærɨˈdoʊliə/ parr-i-DOH-lee-ə) is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant.

Rethink your Linkedin profile

"Armed is dangerous." - R.B. Wild
"The Silver medal. 'It's like, 'Congratulations you almost won. Of all the losers you're the number one loser. No one lost ahead of you.'"- Jerry Seinfeld
"Look three times, think twice, paint once." - time-honoured shibboleth
"Life is just an adventure, chosen for the sheer fun of it." - TU
"Be willing to get out of your comfortable creative box, explore, and be willing to fail." - Gwen Fox

28 August 2012

Graphing the History of Philosophy  ( Map )

The Killer of Innovation: Patents

Hedge maze (at Hampton Court)

The Function Of The Mandala Symbol In The Creative Process Of Information Design


(Russian freedom of speech) http://nplusonemag.com/pussy-riot-closing-statements

(3Dified collage) http://www.triangulationblog.com/2012/08/zooms-from-nowhere-by-chris-timms.html


Rachel Corrie Trial

"Imagination, an essential part of mathematics, means not only the facility which is imaginative, but also the facility which calls to mind and manipulates mental images" -  Peter Doyle, John Conway, Jane Gilman and Bill Thurston (Geometry and the Imagination)  Via
"I paint what I dream, I draw what I know, and I collage who I am." - Florence Vale (1909-2003)
"For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?" - James Allen
"Are we too “normal” in our approach to open problems?" - Boris Spassky (the oldest living world chess champion)
"It is impossible for intelligence to reabsorb instinct. That which is instinctive in instinct cannot be expressed in terms of intelligence, nor, consequently, can it be analyzed." - Henri Bergson  (French philosopher on intuition vs. intellect, 1907)

27 August 2012

(Cold War era) Soviet military map of San Francisco Bay Area

What Is Mathematics For?

(Panel Discussion) History Mashups at SXSW

Where can artists germinate ideas in today’s art world?

Evolution And Appreciating Art, The Debate

Facebook has more than 83 million illegitimate accounts

Get Your Digital Mailbox  (from canadapost.ca)

"Origami paper is latent possibility." - R. B. Wild ( after ‏@bekkapalmer )
"Revel in the process and you're more likely to make it to the finishing line." - Via
"Top 10 signs a really huge dream of yours is about to come true:
10. You regularly visualize the end result, the after-party, or beyond.
9. Every day you "show up," doing something about it.
8. You're not attached to how it will come true.
7. It really matters to you; you really care.
6. You know who the first 3 people are that you'll call with the news.
5. You're smiling and winking way more than normal.
4. Sometimes you speak and behave as if it already has.
3. It probably doesn't depend upon specific people.
2. You already know what your next goal is.
1. You keep whispering, "Sweet! Thank you! Yes!" with clutched fist." - The Universe
"Some musicians are bound to respond by confounding expectations with new sounds. Whether audiences wish to be confounded remains moot." - Via
"If plagiarism changed anything it would be illegal." - R.B. Wild (after Banksy, 2011)

24 August 2012

(Interactive: Map) Target Canada stores opening (in 2013)

Augmented Reality Eyewear Is Interface of Future (But Google’s Project Glass Won’t Take Us There Yet)

Learning machines scour Twitter in service of research

Real ‘Beautiful Mind’: college dropout became mathematical genius

Artist KickStarter

Stephen Colbert Interviews Jeff Koons

(I was accepted into the conference show of) The Bridges Juried Art Exhbition 

Google Hurdle Game

"Challenge your perceptions, then visualize your options." - Verlie Murphy 
"Don't wait. The time will never be just right." - Napoleon Hill
"True enlightenment is nothing but the nature of one's own self being fully realized." - Dalai Lama
"Using a Google Map on your news website is a little like playing the saxophone. It's probably the easiest instrument to learn how to play poorly, but pretty difficult to make it really sing." - Via
"Do you ever get the terrifying feeling that nobody's watching you?" -

22 August 2012

Using US Drones to map ancient ruins in Peru

(Video) Brian Eno lecture

The Self of The Scientist, Material for The Artist : Emergent Distinctions in an Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Research Catalogue (www.researchcatalogue.net) : provides a free-to-use online writing space where text can be woven together with image, audio and video material

(Book)  Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid (GEB).Douglas Hofstadter’s magnum opus

Was Vincent van Gogh Color Blind? (It Sure Looks Like It)
How to Make Animated GIFs on Your Smartphone


"At any point in one's life, the greater the uncertainties they face, the greater their chances of 'hitting a home run'." - TU
"The hidden harmony is better than the obvious one." - Heraclitus
"Capto omens (Grab them all)." - Gennius, 36BC
"Where your talents and the needs of the world cross lies your calling." - Aristotle
"Why should I be worried about dying? It's not going to happen in my lifetime!" - Raymond Smullyan
(Research Paper) Visual search of an interface

... what inspired Jackson Pollock's wildly expressive work?  (his precise departure from traditional ideas of correct proportion or well-resolved design)

(Animations and applets) produced with JavaView software (Interactive 3D Geometry and Visualization)

(Conference)  SIGGRAPH 2012

(Book) Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline

Medalists in the Olympic Art Competitions  ( 1936-1948  )

StreetARToronto : a new, pro-active program that aims to support awareness of street art and its indispensable role in adding beauty and character to neighbourhoods across Toronto (while counteracting graffiti vandalism and its harmful effect on communities).

Human Brains Perceive Men As Wholes And Women As Parts

88 Content Creation Ideas

Pinned by QWAC

"Keep busy while you're waiting for something to happen." - Robert Genn
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers
"An inconvenience is an unrecognized opportunity." - Confucius
"The "unexpected" is just my way of preparing you for more than you knew to ask for." - The Universe
"If I didn’t have it, I wouldn’t want this." - Via

09 August 2012

Mapping the Games (30th Olympiad)
Open problems of interest to researchers in computational geometry


Images are now mandatory in social media content

Usain Bolt vs. 116 years of Olympic sprinters

The Photoshop Etiquette Manifesto for Web Designers

Neuroaesthetics Attempt To Unlock The Brain's Response To Art

Art Show Calendar

Bad Idea T-Shirts

"It's ugly, but is it art?” - Randall Jarrell, Pictures From an Institution
"Collage is like a hall of mirrors. Every direction you look, you see something different and visually stimulating." - Nita Leland
"When you move toward a dream, it moves toward you. When you move every day, it moves every day." - The Universe
"I don’t try to make masterpiece;, I give them a chance to create themselves. I just let art work." - Oliver Sin
"All Models are wrong, but some are useful." - George E. P. Box

07 August 2012

World Electricity Consumption Map

The Visual Thinking Revolution is Here!

(Editorial : The Digital Skeptic) Olympic Flame Lights Way to Web Profits

(YES) Is Algebra Necessary?

Hackernest Monthly Tech Social

(Slides) A tribute to roads

(Video) John Cleese on Creativity

The Endowment Effect

deadmau5 mixes

"One of the most obvious facts about grownups to a child is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.” - Randall Jarrell
"The very first moment when I realized what abstract art is, was the moment when my father has come to my exhibition and he said: – Okay, but where are the pictures?" - Oliver Sin
"There's no secret to balance. You just have to feel the waves" - Frank Herbert
"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." - Edgar Degas
"Collage is the noble conquest of the irrational, the coupling of two realities, irreconcilable in appearance, upon a plane which apparently does not suit them." - Max Ernst