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

03 August 2012

(Community Mural Map Project)

(Demo) http://www.gocognitive.net/demo/visual-search

Opinion Cloud

Any sound into art:  http://www.bespokenart.com/gallery_bespoken_art.html

On the Importance of Being Edgy


(Mash-up Kanye West +Yeah Yeah Yeah) "Paranoid Maps"

88 years of Olympic Games logo design

"Currently, a whopping 93% of the top million sites on the internet with maps are using Google maps (or the Google maps API)." - Tnooz
"Whoever said that you can't have it all, must have been a young soul. Among other things, time and space actually exist to teach you that you can." - The Universe
"The painter should paint not only what he has in front of him, but also what he sees inside himself." - Caspar David Friedrich
"Memento Mori (Remember your Mortality)" - Latin
"The second person to write a story about a young boy and an escaped slave on the Mississippi wasn't a novelist, he was a typist." -

01 August 2012

http://www.cartographyto.co.nr to reclaim TO sidewalks from @astral info pillars and boycott companies that use them : Resources

(Video) The Interactive Movie Map A Surrogate Travel System

Imaging maths - Unfolding polyhedra

(How to) Create Good Infographics (Quickly + Cheaply)

Google Search algorithm changes

MOCA: the Museum of Computer Art (Mixed Technique)

(Tech Review)  OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion


(Software) Video and DVD converter

Why Gossip Is Important

"You see what you know!" - Jackson Pollock
"Hoarding knowledge ultimately erodes your power. If you know something very important, the way to get power is by sharing it." - J. Badaracco
"... you begin saying and doing things, every day, that you've never said or done before, the onslaught of serendipities and coincidences are immeasurable." - TU
"Whatever compassion you put into a work of art, is the same compassion your viewer gets out of it." - .Nadja Sayej, ArtStars
"I cannot in good conscience profit from 'plunder' or 'pillage'." - Abigail Disney