29 March 2013

(Presentation)  Verbally_Annotated_Tactile_Maps

http://canadianartjunkie.com/2013/03/24/nicolas-ruel-8-second-micromovie-photographs/  assembles key moments in a single take, then prints the large-scale works

[Video]  How to Use Photoshop Layer Masks (important for non-destructive photo editing)

cir­cum­ven­ting one’s limi­ta­tions”



"To draw you must close your eyes and sing." - Pablo Picasso
"An updated notion of genius would have to center around one’s mastery of information and its dissemination." -  Kenneth Goldsmith
"It's okay to be a little stream flowing around stones when you'll be the river carrying the rocks later."      - 
"It's no accident that when you look closely into the eyes of another, the very first thing you see, is yourself. That when you hold their hand, you can feel your own warmth. And that when you give of yourself, you give to yourself." - The Universe
"If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve." - Lao Tzu

28 March 2013

(Photo Map) 'Around the Bay' Race

(Webinar Highlights)  The Knowledge Web with James Burke

(RFID)  OpenBeacon tags and readers are very hackable and offer a variety of API's (http/json and C) used with a variety of hacks/visualizations.

10 of the Best Photo Editing Sites


(PDF) "How to be creative" Manifesto

(Two-minute video) The Mirroring Mind (inspired by the ideas explored in Douglas Hofstadter’s influential book, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid)

Unseen Graffiti From The Corners of The Globe

How to Walk the Not Knowing Path

When we map a crisis, are we engaging in human-rights advocacy? Or are we providing a humanitarian necessity?

"When the stars align, don't overlook the view." - R.B. Wild
"I never failed once. It just happened to be a 2,000-step process." - Thomas Edison
"The litmus test that will reveal whether or not those in your company are truly enlightened, is whether or not they treat everyone else as if they, too, are enlightened (best to assume they are)." - The Universe
"Don’t be a draught-horse! Work with pleasure only." - Henry Miller
"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known." - Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man Under Socialism

27 March 2013

Knowledge Mapping: Networks Versus Hierarchies


(Map Art Show)  MAPPAMUNDI  (Summary)

Create an Animated .GIF in Photoshop CS5/6





Expositions photos sur le thème '' j'habite ici''

Altered Book Art

"Don’t be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand." - Henry Miller
"What is the use of a book without pictures?” - Lewis Carroll’s Alice
"Eventually you will know if you were pushing too hard.  Unfortunately you never know when you aren't pushing hard enough." - R.B. Wild
"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." - Thomas Merton, No Man Is An Island
"In the dark times, will there also be singing? Yes, there will be singing, about the dark times." - Berthold Brecht

26 March 2013

Most Detailed Picture of the Internet Ever (and Making it was very illegal)  Hi-Res images


('Bring the) Happy' Map


(Essay) Mathematical Platonism and Its Opposites (Harvard University mathematician Barry Mazur) (debating) Discovery and Invention  Via

TagTool (for iPad)

Science-themed Prints



Learn French for free online

"Understanding is not a piercing of the mystery, but an acceptance of it, a living blissfully with it, in it, through and by it." - Henry Miller
"Street art is a culture of taking other works of art; appropriation feeds underground culture." - Ben Eine, street artist  Via
"Unless you fail regularly, you're really not experimenting." - R.B. Wild
"Most breakthrough innovations are the result of combining concepts or ideas that at first glance would have no relationship with each other." - Via
"Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it." - Berthold Brecht

25 March 2013

Cezanne Aix Map   (PDF)


(Tutorials) Adobe After Effects

(Montreal 1-5 May)  http://www.elektrafestival.ca/pdf/ELEKTRA14_14march2013_EN.pdf

LAb[au] laboratory for Architecture and Urbanism lab-au.com/

Raphael’s School of Athens: A Theorem in a Painting?

(Definition) 'Orthographic projection' : depictions of objects where the axis or plane of the object is also parallel with the projection plane


Creative Thinking Style can be measured

Tricks Your Left Brain is Playing On You

"Or is your story a tribute to your process and your way of working--mannerisms that softly or harshly speak your name to yourself and others?" - Robert Genn
"Even if you don't physically alter the image, isn't composition itself a form of manipulation?" - Via
"To look 10 years younger, smile.  20 years, laugh.  30, often." -  R.B.Wild
"Whenever an escalator to "success" ascends without you  (just "swoosh-h-h-h-h-h!" right into the sky leaving you on the ground), it's always because there's another one on the way that will go even higher, with your name plastered all over it." - The Universe

22 March 2013

Food Access Research Atlas



Public domain 20,000 paintings

Geometric sculptures and installations 

Geometric Vortex of Colored Tape

Mashup for Innovation Success

Puvis de Chavannes, Pierre (1824-98) : foremost French mural painter (largely independent of the major artistic currents of his time) of the second half of the 19th century; remains important however because of his influence on younger artists.


RFP: Reasons Not To Respond

"Yes, I sometimes fail, but at least I'm willing to experiment." - Bono
"Isn't there always an elephant just outside the frame?" -  Errol Morris, film director
"It's going to be bigger than you thought, you're going to be happier than you imagined, and your friends are all going to be like, "No-o-o-o way! That's so cool! How did you do it? (Because all earthly manifestations appear larger in real life than they do in one's mind)." - The Universe
"The pancreatic cancer that killed (Steve Jobs) our prophet, also killed our profit." - R.B. Wild
"All education is self-education." - Robert Henri

21 March 2013

(Great Britain): Ordnance Survey 25K Explorer Maps (PAPER EDITIONS)

(Book) "A Map of the World"

(YouTube) Adobe Premiere Pro Beginners Guide

Method and madness in science and art



Nietzsche’s Existentialism (explained to 5 year olds)

Art that helps raise awareness, communicate, stimulate debate and transform our understanding of war, violent conflict and social upheaval.

(Mash-up)  Four Chords  by Axis of Awesomeness (comedy band)

Write Down Three Positive Things About Each Day

" ... (tracing) additional courses over spaces that before were blank ...threading a maze of currents and eddies..." - Melville, Moby Dick
"I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way." - Carl Sandburg, Poet
"It’s been my fantasy project for years and years. I thought, ‘What could I do that would be totally inaccessible and non-commercial that nobody would see, let alone understand?’ And this is it." - Andrew Bujalski, director of the surrealist techno-indie movie Computer Chess
"I am not young enough to know everything." - Oscar Wilde
"Sometimes, what's really cool is giving profuse thanks for the good fortunes that befall others - no matter who they are - because, invariably, your joy for them will yield the same good fortunes for you." - TU

20 March 2013



Topographical Maps Carved from Electrical Tape

(Fake It 'Til You Make It) What Came Before Photoshop

Register Expected To Call For Reduction In Copyright Term

STEAM Journal, a transdisciplinary, international, theory-practice, peer-reviewed, academic, open access, online journal with a focus on the intersection of the sciences and the arts. 

Fractal Wood-Burning Pattern

Collection of e-mails sent to people who post classified ads ( to mess with them, confuse them, and/or piss them off).

Why The Plasticiens Matter

Stay Young Enough to Try Anything

"An artist is someone who likes eating soup right out of the pot." - R.B. Wild
"Do you know what it sometimes means when you feel a bit bummed out and aren't sure why? ... When you sometimes wonder what's taking so long? It means you're normal (as anyone can be who possesses superpowers, commands legions, and rearranges physical circumstances simply with thought)." - The Universe
"You have to be willing to get happy about nothing." - Andy Warhol
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." - @VL_mars
"If you've heard this story before, don't stop me, because I'd like to hear it again." - Groucho Marx

19 March 2013

(Interactive) Tour Of Everest

(Map) Contemporary Toronto homes

(Definition) 'anamorphosis' : a distorted projection or drawing that appears normal when viewed from a particular point or with a suitable mirror or lens.

(6th International Symposium on) Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI 2013)

The math as invention vs. discovery controversy

PAPer' Art Project;  http://www.gudgi.org/assets/journal250213w.pdf

Comic Strip Documentary Scared Fair Use Won't Protect Them


The rise of the sharing economy

On The Fringes Of The Art World

"... telling a story would have trivialized the art. Peggy Guggenheim swooned. No story, or a story so obscure it might never be fathomed, was the best story of all." - Robert Genn
"Inspiration is like food poisoning. It just kind of sprays at you when you don’t need it." - Matthew 'The Oatmeal' Inman (Keynote Speaker at SxSW)
"Claiming to be an expert is an easy thing. The rules in the field of art expertise are so flimsy and undefined that anything is possible, ..." - Michele Vasarely
"... we never could get the 'do-over' button to work." - TU
"Somewhere along the way one discovers that what one has to [map] is not nearly as important as the [mapping] itself." - R.B.Wild (after Henry Miller)

18 March 2013

Off the Map - an interactive tour of backyard paradises

Toronto’s Geographic Centre

Why things don’t go viral on the Internet by accident

Cut-out Paper Artist

Slab Sculpture (containing a child representative of Diane Arbus’ Boy with a Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park )

manifestation (using 3D printing) of the 'digital wo/man



(Another review)  http://fashionecstasy.com/11-outstanding-contemporary-artists-at-the-artist-project-2013-opening-night-preview-party/#

(Teddy Talk). Restore Your Natural Sitting and Standing Posture 

"Fuck the audience. We’ll make what we want." - Tim Heidecker
"The distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion." - Albert Einstein
"Sometimes the more joy you fake ('life changes' you want to manifest), the more joy you make." - The Universe
"Able to get this high on creativity; never want to go to rehab." - R.B. Wild
"[The Blogosphere] is like a stew. If you don’t stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top." - Edward Abbey

15 March 2013

(Higher) Sea-level Maps

(Antipodes) Ever wondered where you’d end up if you drilled through the Earth?


(Failed)  The Molecular Sculpture Project  (Discussed)

(Use N=3 for) Triangular Projection

(PBS Video)  Art in the Era of the Internet  (KickStarter, Creative Commons, CreatorsProject)

(Laser cut) Paper Sculptures

(Link to page translation of)  Qu’est-ce que l’art brut

Meme Posters

(Example) Use of Adword in gMail header

"The most essential gift for a good [blogger] is a built-in, shock-proof shit detector."  - Ernest Hemingway
"Even the geniuses produced several masterpieces, and hundreds that weren't." - R.B.Wild
"We're exactly where we're supposed to be (and there are still more hands to hold, bridges to cross, lives to touch, and 'happys' to dance)." - TU
"You only THOUGHT that person ignored or rejected you. It was really God protecting you. " -    #TheSW
"Art does not reproduce what is real, it makes it visible." - Paul Klee

14 March 2013

Innovative Map Projections

(Douglas Edric Stanley) http://www.abstractmachine.net/blog/  at ESA in Aix.

Origami Science Links

(Book) The Fourth Dimension And Non-Euclidean Geometry In Modern Art (Revised Edition)

Turn the world into a real 2D video game

(Open House)  http://www.ecole-art-aix.fr/rubrique1634.html

The Year Picasso Experimented With Style

(Call for Papers for) Art and Atoms

The French Outsiders

Stone-Soup (for the Capitalist’s Soul)

"Anticipation is the main difference between 'have' and 'have not' (and this you have total control over)." - TU
"At different times I am some combination of colleague, collaborator, educator, mentor, facilitator, archivist, witness, and activist. And all of those roles are part of my way of being an artist." - Marguerite Perret
"A work of art is ...'a corner of nature seen through a temperament'." - Emile Zola
"... this is really how you die...one minute you're just cooking up someone's order of french fries and the next minute you're laying on the floor and they blow your brains out. There's no music, there's no significance, it's just random." - Wayne Coyne 
"Wherever our heart is, there we will find our treasure." - @paulocoelho

13 March 2013

(Journal)  http://artandatoms.com/

(Video)  http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/thoughtful-animal/2013/03/08/animating-anthropomorphism-giving-minds-to-geometric-shapes-video/

Avoid being beholden to the vagaries of Apple’s and Google’s app stores and focus development efforts on Web apps from now on.

Including Vasarely installation pics

(Creator of TreeMaker)  LangOrigami.com  (and his Modern Origami TedTalk)


GigaPan Order Prints

Nice (traditional) Press Coverage

Wild Toronto (Collector’s Edition)

(According to Slate’s gun-death tracker) an estimated 2,605 people have died as a result of gun violence in America since the Newtown massacre on December 14, 2012.  Via

"Be a friend to thyself, and others will be so too." - Thomas Fuller
"... The rotation of some squares, their mutation into rhombuses makes the surface vibrate, by adding space, time and movement to the two-dimensional base." - Vasarely
"Everyone has the desire to win, but only champions have the desire to prepare." - Overheard during the 1997 Boston Marathon
"It's impossible to make anything look more real than reality (so don't even try)." - R.B.Wild
"You've done great things, you're going to do far greater things, and you knew what you were doing when you chose to be... you." - TU

12 March 2013

(Animation)  Map Projection Transitions

Will 3D Printing Change the World?

Snowflakes Under a Microscope

(Art and Architecture  Gigapixel Imaging) for Science Gallery Show, Carnegie Museum of Natural History


(Magazine)  http://www.rawvision.com/

(Art Show Review) ΔRMΩRΨ 2013  (Also)

Silicon Valley power players are beginning to buy art

(Creative Lips ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Coyne

YouTube Doubler

"I have a headache, no man said ever." -  Anon
"More love means laughing longer, living lighter, running faster, jumping higher, starting sooner, staying later and ..." - The Universe
"Someone not seen around much anymore, may have gone on further." - R.B. Wild
"Great art comes from great discipline rather than from inspiration." - Via
"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." - Kurt Cobain

11 March 2013

Calvin & Hobbes Maps

http://blog.collage.com/  ( pick from one of over 100 shapes, upload your photos and customize the layout)

What’s Wrong With a Copyright Alert System?  (ISP's plan to crack down on illegal downloads and peer-to-peer file sharing).


Photoshop and Illustrator – Shortcut Keys



(Mash-up Helper)  http://youtubedoubler.com/ 

Uses for Your Outdated iPad

Minimalist Running (and minimalist shoes)

"We need to have wrestled with the problem and lost. Because it’s only after we stop searching that an answer may arrive." - Via
"The Best Camera is the One You Have." - Chase Jarvis, commercial photographer
"Little things can make a big difference, and big things can too." - R.B. Wild
"Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self." - Cyril Connolly
"Of course you probably could have done something else entirely with your life; something easier or more common, and have been even more successful than you are today. But then, you wouldn't become as successful as you are about to be." - The Universe

08 March 2013

Fish Map  (So many fish, one great map)

(Infographic) http://neomam.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/3d-printing-how-long-till-the-revolution.jpg

Promoting Creativity: Why Instagram is So Magical

(Example) "Deconstructing" existing paper art

Kingston Fractal Artist

(Definition) "Art Brut": literally translated from French means "raw art" ('Raw' in that it has not been through the 'cooking' process: the art world of art schools, galleries, museums).

.. visual puns aplenty  (Via)

GG Allin would hate this (in so many ways

http://www.elainefleckgallery.com/Fall-Winter%202012.pdf. (p.44)

How to Use the Magic Wand Tool in Adobe Illustrator

"First, lack is always temporary.  Second, change is only ever a few thoughts away. (And third, it's not like you haven't performed miracles before.)" - The Universe
"Many men who are very clever - much cleverer than discoverers - never originate anything. As far as I can conjecture, the art consists in habitually searching for causes or meaning..." - Charles Darwin
"A bad rendition is often misinterpreted as an original composition, thankfully)" - R.B. Wild
"It might be a good rule simply to avoid any prestigious task. If it didn’t suck, they wouldn’t have had to make it prestigious." - Paul Graham 
"People who make painstakingly accurate maps have an advantage which they may not then want to share with others." - Via

07 March 2013

(Flickr) 'You Are Here' (Maps)

Logic Mazes

Recognizing The Maker Movement

https://www.facebook.com/pages/PAPerART-Project-2013/371460232908254   at Cite du Livre

Fighting For Our Ideas Makes Them Better

Collages Capture Softer Side To Abstract Expressionism

(Last fall)  http://www.festival-gamerz.com/gamerz08/en/

Modul8 is (a MacOS X application) designed for real time video mixing and compositing for VJs and live performers.

Machu Picchu (16 Gigapixels)

(Video) 160 Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes

"Ignorance, ignorance, sheer ignorance - you know there's no confidence to equal it." - Orson Welles (when asked how he had the confidence to make Citizen Kane when he was just 26)
"Often simply showing up is enough.... because little else could speak louder of your belief in success than physically putting yourself in a position to receive." - The Universe
"Before we can find the answer — before we can even know the question — we must be immersed in disappointment." - Jonah Lehrer
"If you run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole. If you run into assholes all day, you’re the asshole." - Raylan Givens, Justified
"By the time the wise woman has found a bridge, the crazy woman has crossed the water." - Via

06 March 2013

(TedX Talk) Information Visualization for Scientific Discovery

Profiles in math & art

Original kinetic artist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Pierre_Yvaral


Another? Raw artist

http://textopoly.org/  (David Olivieri)

http://fr.linkedin.com/pub/stephane-kyles/32/842/29a  also at  http://kyles.subnetworks.org/

Paper Show in Aix

Panoramas and virtual tour software : http://www.kolor.com/

Why There’s So Much Video Game Piracy in China

"A Good artist has less time than ideas." - Martin Kippenberger
"For every unexpected bump, turn, or squiggle on the path of life, you pretty much have two choices: Accept it as if you yourself had meticulously planned it ... Or, accept it, kicking and screaming, as if it were some freak accident or random mistake that had befallen you by chance." - The Universe
"The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief." - William Shakespeare, Othello
"The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it." - Jean Paul
"What you say is often less important than how you say it." - Mr. Marcus

05 March 2013

'You Are Here' Maps - A Waymarking.com Category

Conceptual Models in a Nutshell


Origami at the Molecular Level



Robert Williams; painter and founder of Juxtapoz Art Magazine.  Via


(Entrepreneurship) Failure and Redemption


"The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable." - Robert Henri
"Do you know what you've created? ... Inspiration, in the eyes that have watched you.  Hope, in the minds that have admired you. And love, in the hearts that have known you." - The Universe
"The easiest person to fool is yourself." - Richard Feynman
"Each bubble makes a contribution to the boiling water." - R.B.Wild
"In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

04 March 2013

(MapArt) Paris Subway

Is a Picture Worth 350% More Clicks?

[Hardcover]  On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks

Art and science do mix—and can unlock new discoveries


“Six strikes” copyright alert

Paper Sculptors

(Video installation) "High Noon"  (made from stills obtained from a single Google image search)

(Banff) Science Communications 2013

Calvin and Hobbes Photoshopped Into Photographs of Real Locations

"Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing." - Salvador Dali
"Find the good in what they said or asked. It's always there, even if they didn't mean for it to be there." - The Universe
"Critics like to talk and write about concepts (and realistic work didn't offer much conceptual potential)." - Robert Genn
"A great artist is always before his time or behind it." - George Moore
"And every part of the City is fourfold; & every inhabitant, fourfold. And every pot & vessel & garment & utensil of the houses, And every house, fourfold." - William  Blake, in the poem Jerusalem  Via

01 March 2013

You-Are-Here Maps; Psychological Considerations

Hyperbolic Vasarely Patterns

Platonic solid fractals

Computational Origami (is Paper Art That Folds Itself)

(Podcast) Who is Selling the Picks and Shovels of the Mapping Gold Rush?

Art KickStarterProject  (pre-release)

"But You Are Free" technique; Make a request, but acknowledge the other person has a choice.

Best free image-editing tools


Adult Origami

"Every man of progress has as his departure point a profound respect for the past." - Ernest Renan (1823-1896) French Philosopher, Historian and Writer
"smART Mapping is just another way of keeping a diary." - R.B.Wild (after Pablo Picasso)
"Those who know do not speak; those who speak do not know." - Lao Tzu (4th Century BCE)
"No matter how great the desire is to please another, let it be no greater than the desire to be yourself. (Otherwise ain't no one happy)." - The Universe
"WHEN I heard the learn'd astronomer;
When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me;
When I was shown the charts and the diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them;
When I, sitting, heard the astronomer, where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room,
How soon, unaccountable, I became tired and sick;
Till rising and gliding out, I wander'd off by myself,
In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
Look'd up in perfect silence at the stars." - Walt Whitman