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