28 June 2013

(London) Hand drawn map

Make 3d Cube (in Illustrator)

(Paris Gallery) http://www.palaisdetokyo.com/fr/projections  (English version )


Christie MicroTiles Display Wall System

How To Innovate The Expedition Way


(Discussion) 'gallery representation'

America's NSA Is Becoming Like China


"Don't attack a hill from the very bottom; it's bigger than you are!" - Harry Groves
"I bought some batteries, but they weren’t included. So I had to buy them again." - Steven Wright
"Do you know how to give folks what they most, most, most want from you without even asking them what it is? In all regards, just be yourself." - TU
"... the combo of work and distraction leads to levels of innovation not often generated by structured, focused thinking alone." - Robert Genn
"We're here to put a dent in the universe." - Steve Jobs, Apple Inc.'s iconic founder

24 June 2013

Visual history   Via

‘Anaglyph 3D Mashups

(Video) "How To" Art performance

Descartes Gets No Respect Anymore, But He Still Matters

World's largest art show (convert thousands of billboards into British masterpieces)

Impeccably detailed sculptures using cardboard, thread, and road maps.

C Magazine is an international art quarterly devoted to promoting critical discussion about contemporary art through in-depth essays and art criticism, interviews, artist projects and reviews

Artist’s estate lifts ban on the posthumous production of unrealised sculptures

(About $@@#&* time) Regenerative Braking

'Standing Man' prompts new form of protest

"Kierkegaard achieved the necessary condition of any great romantic intellectual figure, which is rejection by his own time and society." - Julian Baggini
"Customers change, markets change, the business evolves. Which is how it should be. Business is organic. Not this one big thing, but lots of little things, working in tandem." - @gapingvoid
"Does It Deserve to Exist?" - The Apple Inc. Product Test
"... having a dream and wanting to live it so greatly that one would rather move with it and 'fail' than succeed in another realm." - The Universe
"The idea that you can't lose contact with the leaders has cut more throats than it has saved." - Arthur Lydiard

21 June 2013

The Golden Age of Scientific Illustration

‘I Have Nothing to Hide’ Is the Wrong Way to Think About Surveillance


Hendeles began showing work of her own making, as an artist, a pursuit she appears to have embraced with the same vigour as her previous curatorial endeavours

(Webinar) Advanced techniques for drawing a variety of comic-book styles in Photoshop

Car-top Sculpture


(After seven years, on Aug. 21, 2008) the official report on the World Trade Centre collapse of Building 7 (the Third Tower) was released. WTF?

Are eight glasses of water really enough?

[Paperback] 'The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World'

"The master makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He simply pursues his vision of excellence in whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him, he is always doing both." - Lao Tzu
"One of the great joys of being a cartoonist is that once you’re work is signed, you can point to it and say, 'yeah, I did that'." - @gapingvoid
"My sole motive is to inform the public." - Edward Snowden, NSA whistleblower
"Being in the right place at the right time isn't something you can force. It just happens when you keep busy. Effortlessly." - The Universe
"A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him." - Søren Kierkegaard

17 June 2013

Canada & The US: Bizarre Borders (Part 2)

Revealing the Neuroscience of Creativity

Top 40 Arduino Projects

America Invents Act Leads to Patent Filing Surge

Know About GIFs

(The Next Step in Video Games) Augmented Reality

Origami (and textile) artist

Small light box (made out of electrical box) Night Light

Ontario Arts Council Programs


"Future civilizations will know we were crazy when they see clips of us talking into our screens." - David Gelernter, WIRED
"I can't believe it, I was young just minutes ago." - Maurice Sendak
"So no rock star life for me. Just getting up in the morning, going to the studio, rolling up my sleeves, and getting to work, day in, day out." - @gapingvoid
"The answer to every question beginning with 'Why' begins with 'Because I love you.' And the answer to every question beginning with 'How' begins with 'None of your beeswax'." - TU
"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading."- Lao Tzu (6th century BCE)

14 June 2013

What’s so Great About a World Flight Paths Map?

Is Online Privacy a Pipe Dream?

(Report) Subtle Technologies Festival 2013 “Immortality”





Why shoot RAW?

The Drafting Clinic; http://www.dccltd.ca/media2/dc-media#Outdoor

(Canada) Arts Funding Sources

New Toronto major slogan; 'The GTA is great, but it could be greater!' - R.B.Wild
"If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse." - Jim Rohn
"Do something unique that only you and no one else in the world can do. Don’t call it art." - Robert Barry, Performance artist
"STOP Searching. Start Finding." - The Brain
"Every1 is going digital. I'm more interested in going analog --an analog representation of the digital representing the analog." - @jamesfowler

11 June 2013

15-minute maps highlight bus and rail lines that come at least every 15 minutes.


(TutorialGeometry & Textures with Processing

(pdf)  The Fallacy of Software Engineering

The Young British Artists Are Now In Their 50s

(Short video) Toronto artist Shary Boyle's project "Music For Silence" at the Venice Biennale.


The DOJ is arguing the facts. Apple is arguing the law.

Beastles ...  Beastie Boys/Beatles mashups 

Paint recycling depot

"The more you trust folks, the less they let you down." - The Universe
"It's surprising how often we are easily hoodwinked by details--or beguiled by our own previously proven capabilities. In doing so, we can miss the big picture." - Robert Genn
"If you under-train, you may not finish, but if you over-train, you may not start." - Stan Jensen
"When all is said and done, there is usually more said than done." - Yarn
"Amateur sport is not played to entertain adult spectators." - R.B. Wild

10 June 2013

Technical Articles - Remote Sensing


(Video) What makes a video viral?

http://sketchupdate.blogspot.ca/search/label/Woodworking (for model-making)

Artists Who Destroyed Their Own Work


Mixed Media and Collage

M.C. Escher in Calgary this summer

Scratchboard is a 2-dimensional, subtractive medium that involves the use of abrasive tools to directly remove a surface layer of one value (typically dark) to expose a secondary layer of a contrasting value (typically white).

Test Scores Show That 'Grit' Is More Important Than IQ

"It is not the trauma of birth which concerns the destructivist. He understands that there is no need for magic in living. It is one’s sense of death which needs the life-giving nourishment of transcendental ritual." -Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Destructivist Manifesto, 1962
"How long will I be unsuccessful?  Until I'm successful." - R.B. Wild
"If what we make turns out to be half decent, people will eventually show up to take a look." - Robert Genn
"It's the final moments that define a journey and the first ones that make it possible. (Both, you have total control over.)" -  The Universe
"You just need to be one of the artists people don't forget when they go home." - Anna O'Sullivan,  curator

07 June 2013

Analysing demographic difference in user generated geographic information

Sharing Some Learning – Observations from D11 Conference (All Things Digital)

Turn social media into a Times Square mosaic   Via

(Animation) Hex transformation  Via

Some of the most thought-provoking ideas in the world of 3D printing.
Plagiarism is the fairy godmother of invention

Network (of universities, private-sector developers, cultural agencies, trade associations, local government and business generators) dedicated to building and expanding the Augmented Reality Applications sector.

(YouTube) Slow Motion Tool Helps Turn Videos Into Epic Moments

(Slide show) Rituals from creative pioneers

Great Lakes are dying

"To have peace with this peculiar life; to accept what we do not understand; to wait calmly for what awaits us, you have to be wiser than I am." - M.C. Escher
"Aiming without steering, is just daydreaming." - TU
"In Chinese history, almost all emperors paid attention to two things. One was to try all means of gaining immortality and, failing this, to at least build a grand mausoleum." - Wu Xiaocong, Archaeologist
"The best policy is not to have a policy." - Ed Parsons
"I didn't write 2000 blog posts.  I just wrote one. Then another. Then the next." - R.B. Wild

05 June 2013

What Makes an Infographic Cool?

28-geared, 3D-printed cube (fully assembled)

Why The Plasticiens Matter

Faking Depth of Field in Photos

(Trash Palace) Film Festival Wants Your Homemade Instructional Movies

Top five rap/video game mashups

Specialty Art Media;  http://www.dccltd.ca/media2/dc-media  (The Drafting Clinic;  Raul's supplier)

Google Canada’s new Toronto headquarters

How Happiness Changes With Age

(Video) How To Structure Water

"Elephants don't gallop." - Jim Slater, renowned small-cap growth investor
"Just order and show up. If it's not there when you show up, keep showing up until it is." - TU
"There is no harm in repeating a good thing." - Plato
"All is mind. The Universe is mental." - Kybalion
"The events of this film succeed each other in a dreamlike manner ... in a logic of the unconscious defying reason." - Jean Cocteau

03 June 2013

[Video Round-up]  At Mapping Festival, Artists Blend Musical and Visual Form

(Illustration techniques) Sketch to vector

Why Has Scientific Research Become So Unreliable?


(Video) Collaboration between art and artist, with the art behaving through simulation, the artist behaving through performance, and the two of them working together ...

(How-to Video) Screen Capture on a Mac (Print Screen / Screenshot) Basic Keys

Have you ever seen Toronto like this?


Global Art Market Beats A Path To China's Doorstep

As Arctic Ice Vanishes, More Nations Want in on Its Untapped Oil

"One can take a trip and choose to either live behind the lens or live in the moment. The trick is to find a balance so as to be able to absorb the atmosphere, beauty and history of where you are." -  Ezio S. Molinari
"The magic works through you, not for you." - The Universe
"I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan
"The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled." - Plutarch
"If one is forced to write within a certain framework, the imagination is taxed to its utmost and will produce its richest ideas." - Joseph Heller (paraphrasing T.S. Eliot)