31 May 2013


(Impossible) Turning Escher Drawings into Real 3D Models:

(Video) Tensegrity Towers

Guest Blogging vs. Guest Posting

Adobe's Move to the Cloud Incites Anger

Henri Julien Félix Rousseau is considered to be the archetype of the self-taught artist (and one of the first of the Naïve or Primitive artists).

(Competition) Doodle 4 Google


Why Rational People Buy Into Conspiracy Theories

Why do seniors get discounts?

"Wise travellers know their borders." - Lao Tzu
"There are artists who burn out at 30 and others who, accelerating as they mature, begin to seem like forces of nature." - Via
"Behind your greatest fear lies your greatest gift." - The Universe
"Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months." - Oscar Wilde
"Whatever notions we hold in our head about who we are and how life works, it's ridiculously easy to filter the evidence to confirm them, instead of being awake to what's actually happening in the moment." - Via

30 May 2013

Cartogram software

(Hike) India’s Fast Growing Mobile Messaging App Is Banking On SMS

IMAGINARY (www.imaginary.org); platform for open and collaborative math and art (to spread high-quality content in math communication and math art to museums, exhibitions and schools)

(How to) Fold map paper flowers

Tech patents that should have been rejected

How do I use a custom domain name for my blog?

[Paperback] Visual Intelligence: How We Create What We See

How to Succeed at Art Shows and Festivals



"I like butterflies, I just feel sorry for caterpillars with a fear of flying (and no interest in fashion)." - @sixthformpoet
"The question is not Will you succeed? but rather, Will you matter?” - Seth Godin
"We live forward, but we understand backwards." - Søren Kierkegaard
"Name and claim your own creative processes." - Robert Genn (a la "Raw'n' Wild smART MAPS" ?)
"Your greatest gift will be the example you become." - TU

28 May 2013

The New Google Maps is Here

Apple patents augmented-reality mapping tech

(Exhibition) Folded Maps

(Video) Building a Tensegrity

Wondereur : Enriching the ownership of objects through visual storytelling

Amazing Toronto Tech Race

(Interview) With The Founders Of NSFW GIF Site

(FAQ Discussion) How do I crop a photo in Illustrator?


The Music and Legacy of Iannis Xenakis

"Very often when you just can't decide between two or more options, it's because the answer that would most give you peace is actually; 'None of the above' (unless either will do equally well)." - TU & RW
"Everything nourishes what is already strong." - Jane Austen
"One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you'd be stricken blind." - Dorothea Lange
"The thing that doesn't fit is the thing that is most interesting." - Richard Feynman  Via
"By thinking you are cleverer and more talented than your buddies, many a career has been blotted." - Bob Knight and Bob Hammel, 'The Power of Negative Thinking: An Unconventional Approach to Achieving Positive Results'

27 May 2013

The Science and Art of the Diagrams: Culturing Physics and Mathematics  ( Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3
(Google's) Top Charts Offer Engaging Visuals for Popular Searches Over Time

http://3dprintingindustry.com/2013/05/17/crowdsourcing-prior-art-to-defeat-3d-printing-patent-applications/  Via

Artist Interview (Recorded)

IdeaBoost Unveils Second Cohort of Six Canadian Startups

(The Science Behind) Lumosity  (brain training)

(Definition) 'Anthroposophy' (forms the basis for Waldorf education)


(NYTimes) the-scientific-7-minute-workout/

"'Success' is so relative and foggy a notion, it’s amazing we spend so much time trying to nail it down." - @gapingvoid
"For as long as a dream lives inside of you, there's a plan for its time in space." - The Universe
"80% of the work involved in creating an infographic is data-gathering, shaping and checking." - Via
"A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men." - Willy Wonka
"What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know." - St. Augustine

24 May 2013

6,000 Mile Long Panorama from Space

A triangulated irregular network (TIN) is a digital data structure for the representation of a surface.

There are eight ways to fold a 2×2 map along its creases

Questions about appropriation in art (using Lichtenstein as a case study)

Creating Mash Ups with 3D Printing

(New Media Artist) Christine Wilks

Computer Drawing Tool

The Art of Patience

(Video)  Cold Dead Hand (with Jim Carrey)


"You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it." - Gustave Flaubert, French Novelist
"Even though the very idea of a copy offends some artists, it can actually be a creative ploy and a challenging opportunity." - Robert Genn
"Basically getting what you want is most efficiently accomplished by pretending you already have it (all of the time)." - TU
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more... It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend..." - Melody Beattie
"'Success' is like 'Published'; one of those words that has many hierarchies embedded in it." - @gapingvoid

22 May 2013

Creating interactive (Google Street View) hyper-lapse animations

Map Folding (overview)

The Future of the Image 2   (Part One)

Maker Faire (Bay Area 2013) Photos



(When & How to Use Illustrator’s) Live Trace Feature

Can Science Be Used to Critique Art? 

Map Umbrella

(Sony) Portable Installer for Windows

"Go ahead and make something for the elites. Not the elites of class or wealth, but the elites of curiosity, passion and taste." - Seth Godin
"New York has closed itself off to the young and the struggling. But there are other cities... So my advice is: Find a new city." - Patti Smith
"Whatever we do lays a seed in our deepest consciousness, and one day that seed will grow." - Sakyong Mipham
"The story of individual progress is largely one of moving from the business of being entertained to the business of entertaining yourself." - Robert Genn
"Happy always lasts longer than sad. Slow never fails to arrive. And forever has only just begun. (Proving once again that time is always on your side.)" - The Universe

16 May 2013

(Subway map visualization of all the) Subways of North America


Dekko builds a digital grid over physical objects using 3D mapping.  Via


Artists' films in Pixelvision

How to Draw Graffiti

(From 1909) Georges Braque and Picasso worked together daily to develop Cubism.

VIAL online voting (mash-up contest)

Reconsidering Wile E. Coyote’s Artistic Legacy

SubtleTech Conference schedule

"I do not seek, I find." - Picasso
"Knowledge comes form noticing resemblances and recurrences in the events that happen around us." - Wilfred Batten Lewis Trotter (1872–1939) Britishsurgeon, and neurosurgery pioneer
"What would life be like if we had no courage to attempt anything?" - Vincent Van Gogh
"The internet has resulted in the biggest explosion of creativity in history." - Andy Baio
"I don't like the system!" - Dorottya Karsay

10 May 2013

(Comparing different map projections)  http://imaginary.org/program/the-sphere-of-the-earth

(Interactive infographic) data compression example ‘Snake Oil’

Retail Window as a piece of Art

Science Epiphanies


 "Sifting" a border line (?)


(YouTube) How to Paint a Sphere in Photoshop



"The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe." - Gustave Flaubert, (French Novelist)
"Make your own Tools!" - Bruce Mau
"Everyone's lucky. Few are prepared. (Which is kind of like being dealt a royal straight flush while playing 'Go Fish'.)" - The Universe
"Passion is something that we tend to overemphasize, ... Passion ebbs and flows. To me, it’s about desire." - Thomas Keller
"Don't satisfy yourself by just knowing you can do it. Do it." - Bob Knight and Bob Hammel, 'The Power of Negative Thinking: An Unconventional Approach to Achieving Positive Results'

09 May 2013


Furniture modeled after maps of cities

Adobe’s (Creative Suite is dead) Creative Cloud SaaS

Memoto camera takes a picture automatically every 30 seconds (120 pictures an hour or 2,880 a day)

How to Influence People with Your Ideas

Toronto Animated Image Society


(WTC-7 et el) Two Hit, Three Down

(Video) Joseph Wu, Origami

Mr. Brainwash’s Brain-dead Copyright Defense

"On the praries you can see the sky without looking up." - R.B. Wild
"The main reason someone moves mountains, wins friends, influences people, amasses a fortune, or anything else, is because they thought they would. (You can do this.)" - The Universe
"Hilaritate bonum excogitatio (Good humour; good invention)." - Kjerkius GenniusRoman philosopher (36 BC) 
"Genius is nothing more nor less than childhood recovered at will." - Charles Baudelaire
"Doodle and watch what happens." - Rudolphe Topffer

06 May 2013

(Map) The United States of Energy maps domestic energy sources
(Interactive Time Line) http://hereistoday.com/

Le Labo francophone media art collective

(Video) TEDxCERN - Multiplying Dimensions

(Mark Bolitho) Origami



What If the Art Market Was the Model for All Markets?

Implicit Association test is a way of probing your unconscious biases

One Laptop Per Child has shown “encouraging” results

"Usually, it's not thinking about the bucks which makes one rich. But thinking rich, which makes the bucks." - The Universe
"You don't have to be a big dog to make a difference." - Via
"Pivoting is scary. It means admitting weakness. It means what you thought would work, no longer works. (It means confronting a lot of what you’d rather not know about yourself.)" - Hugh MacLeod
"How do I know what I think until I see what I say." - E. M. Forster
"Veni, Vedi, Vici. (I came, I saw, I conquered)." - Julius Caeser

03 May 2013

(Map) http://janeswalk.net/index.php/walks/canada/toronto/

First-ever Web site is brought back to life


Storytelling the Stillmotion Way

(Discussion) Digital painting is an oxymoron?

Luminato 2013 Lineup (schedule)


Quantified Self

We Are What We Quote

Our Gun Love Is Killing Our Kids

"Apple analysts have this self-inscribed duty to tell Apple how to run its business, and if Apple doesn't listen the analysts make it their duty to punish the iMaker with unfavorable words." - Via
"There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want." - Calvin
"I view creativity as the ability to take existing ideas, to merge them together in a new way." - Joseph Wu tmblr.co/ZprTjxj_5mGO
"Life's too short to tolerate a shopping cart with a wobbly wheel." - R.B. Wild
"Not every swing of the pick axe turns up riches -- even in a gold mine." - Chris Pirillo