29 December 2014


(Thesis paper) Defining Digital Space through a Visual Language

(Podcast) http://creativedisturbance.org/podcast/cancer-finding-beauty-in-the-beast-2/

Shane Hope uses open-source nanomolecular design software to manipulate molecular models by the thousands into painterly prints.

(Video) http://www.youraga.ca/exhibit/amovingimage

(Documentary) http://docstudio.tvo.org/story/david-me

(Toronto) "Artist's Way" Monthly Meetup




"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves." - William Shakespeare
"Science’s job is to map our ignorance." - David Byrne
"All art is the result of one’s having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, to where no one can go any further." - Rainer Maria Rilke (December 4, 1875–December 29, 1926)
"You're a special treasure (and not the burying kind)." - TU
"The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting." - Vincent Van Gogh

22 December 2014


(Project Mgmt app) Trello - Organize Anything



Collection of Digital Compilations by Michael Yacono Artiste/Extraordinaire


Toronto Skyline on Vimeo.

(Painting party) http://paintthemasters.com/index.html



"If you want sell your work, you have to take your pig to market."-  Ryan Gander (at Art Basel)
"The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life." - William Faulkner
"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." - Heraclitus
"You are the storyteller of your own life, and you can create your own legend, or not." - Isabel Allende
"What's the difference between cats and dogs? Answer: Cats aren't afraid for their jobs. In other words, you have to stop trying to please people to be a true artist." - Betty Parsons, American art dealer (who represented Jackson Pollock)  Via

17 December 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/30/arts/is-our-art-equal-to-the-challenges-of-our-times ?

http://www.hotpopfactory.com/laser-cutting/ (215 Spadina)

(Geometric Art) James Wild's Notebook drawings

(Vine animation) from Science Centre  


Videogame that collects the blood you lose as you play


Bruno Latour: French philosopher and sociologist of science



"In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"History is only the pattern of silken slippers descending the stairs to the thunder of hobnailed boots climbing upward from below." - Voltaire
"The one sign you will be rich is that you work harder than everyone else." - Via
"Which has had more value in your life, where have you grown more and learned more, where have you become more wise, where have you learned patience, understanding, equanimity, and forgiveness – in your hard times, or the good ones?" - Ajahn Chah
"One must have the courage of one’s vocation and the courage to make a living from one’s vocation." - Picasso

12 December 2014


'Serendipity' pulls data from the music streaming service to find two people, anywhere in the world, that began playing the same song at the exact same second

Golden Ratio: Possibly the best rectangle in the world






CatVid Post by Kristin Schrot

James Randi: retired stage magician and scientific skeptic best known for his challenges to paranormal claims and pseudoscience

"Wonder is the beginning of wisdom." - Socrates
"Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise." - Anonymous
"If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him." - John F. Kennedy
"Whatever you hope to feel in the future, you can decide to feel right now." - TU
"Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't going away." - Elvis Presley

08 December 2014

Ebola Map Africa


(Murals) https://www.hpwallart.com/

(Contest) http://tamingofchance.vretta.com/


Art Critics


(Book) http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/11/17/leonardos-brain-leonard-shlain/



"The point about unusual ideas has to be their proximity to madness. Creativity is the ultimate adrenaline rush. If you have what you consider a fantastic concept, you must drive it to the precipice. If you don’t take it to the edge, you’ve chickened out." - George Lois
"Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art." - Miguel Angel Ruiz
"I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see." - Duane Michals
"If there was just one thing I could tell you about living the life of your dreams, knowing that it would be enough if you understood it, I would ask you to realize that you already are." - The Universe
"You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer 'yes' without having asked any clear question." - Albert Camus,

03 December 2014



(Audio) 'The Mathematics of Beauty'



(Example) Animation / Remix / Contest


She should be wearing a smART Map design (Via)

Audio Sythesizer : http://femurdesign.com/theremin/

"Accidents, coincidences, and serendipities, are the disguises I use to sneak magic and miracles into your life without arousing suspicion that the game is rigged, the dragons are fake, and you're about to hit the biggest 'home run' of your life." - The Universe
"Film is one of the three universal languages, the other two: mathematics and music." Frank Capra (on #Filmmaking  )
"Sometimes hoping for floor day turns out to be ceiling." - ?
"Engagement with art—with the product of someone else’s imagination—can change your life, often for the better, and sometimes profoundly." - Max Wyman
"Danger can never be overcome without taking risks." - Latin Proverb

28 November 2014


VJ projection software : http://resolume.com/software/



(Heavy oil painter) http://nicolekatsuras.com/Contemporary_Art_of_Nicole_Katsuras/Work.html (collaborator?)


(Videos) After Effects: How to Render Faster and Easier

ZIP Extractor is a free open-source application for decompressing ZIP files into Google Drive.



"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin
"My wish is that we might progressively lose confidence in what we believe and the things we consider stable and secure, in order to remind ourselves of the infinite number of things still waiting to be discovered." - Antoni Tapies
"Whatever one doesn't like, they can rethink." - TU
"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can." - Danny Kaye
"Opportunity dances with those on the dance floor." - Anonymous

25 November 2014

(Map) US rivers in the contiguous 48 of rivers


Record the sometimes fleeting moments when science becomes art

New York Hall of Science

(Animation) Wood-planing




Vine animation: 


"Having too many ideas can be dangerous. Part of what comes with seeing connections no one else sees is that not all of these connections actually exist." - Via
"Today we have the opportunity to change." - The World
"Do you know what happens in time and space just before something really incredible happens? ... Absolutely nothing. At least not in the physical world. So if, perchance, it appears that absolutely nothing is happening in your life right now... consider it a sign." - The Universe
"... showing up day in and day out without fail is the surest way to achieve lasting success." - Via
"Security is mostly a superstition." - Helen Keller

21 November 2014

(Hardcover)  A History of the 20th Century in 100 Maps

(Video) Challenges in Defining an Israeli-Palestinian Border


(Goldsmiths' University) Postgraduate module After New Media has now been released as an open access, online course

ZERO art


Digital artists

(Privacy)  https://medium.com/matter/heres-why-public-wifi-is-a-public-health-hazard-dd5b8dcb55e6


The Singing Comet http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/11/12/4126840.htm

"The mightiest works start with the smallest steps." - TU
"The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live." - Auguste Rodin
"No amount of effort can save you from oblivion." - Kurt Cobain
"Damn it, it looks okay, and it looks like it's mine." - Robert Genn
"Because you cannot tame something so happily wild…" - Via

17 November 2014

Mapping the world’s most vulnerable human settlements



(Animations) Famous Thought Experiments (60 Seconds Each)


People don’t actually like creativity

DIY Pop-Up Photos

Artist and Designer friendly laser cutting : http://torontolaserservices.com/


Notes on the Dome of the Rock

"'Can you give me a painting for free?' she was asked on a frequent basis. Um, obviously! I don't need income, food or a place to live. I can have those things in my imagination. I am an artist, after all." - Via
"May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
And may you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows you're dead." - IRISH FRIENDSHIP WISH
"Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" -  Ronald Reagan, US president
"To live creatively is a choice. You must make a commitment to your own mind and the possibility that you will not be accepted. You have to let go of satisfying people, often even yourself." - ?
"Life really is all about love, but not just loving those who love you." - TU

11 November 2014

(The Most Detailed Maps) Midterm Elections 

(Interactive Map) Middle East Relationships


(Topography Map) laser etched into plexi-glass


(tedX Talk) The Decline of Play

Artist (installation / performance)

Sacred Geometry Art


New Karen O album 'Crush Songs'

"For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business."- T.S. Eliot
"Storytelling is part of human continuity." - Robert Redford
"If civilization is to survive, it must live on the interest, not the capital, of nature." - Ronald Wright
"It's odd how people like to be told what they already know, as if being told makes it more real. " - TU
"A line is a dot that went for a walk." - Paul Klee, German painter

07 November 2014

(Interactive map) Human cost of flu, bubonic plague and Ebola globally

http://www.brainpickings.org/2012/10/23/faking-it-met/  (150 Years of Image Manipulation Before Photoshop)



Rules for creative success in the Internet age 


(Dylan's latest short movie) "Silent Garden"



"Treat everyone exactly the way you would treat them as if you had already 'arrived'." - The Universe
"A work of art does not answer questions, it provokes them." - Leonard Bernstein, 'The Unanswered Question' lecture at Harvard University, 1976
"If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?" - T.S. Eliot
"To be universally liked is to be relatively ignored. To be disliked by some is to be loved all the more by others." - Via
"Be the only one in the world who does what you do. How you do it. Surprise people." - gapingvoid

04 November 2014

OpenStreetMap and mathematics reveals there are only four unique city topologies

(Video) http://www.waterstones.com/blog/2013/10/jerry-brotton-what-are-maps-for



Museum on the Seam :  displaying contemporary art that deals with different aspects of the socio-political reality around Jerusalem



Toronto Street Artist list

WTC7 videos


"... the most creative people are always explorers quite literally in the way that Magellan, Columbus, or Lewis and Clark were explorers, aiming for the regions of our most manifest ignorance." - Robert Root-Bernstein, Department of Physiology, Michigan State University
"If you take your time you'll have more of it." - The Universe
"The point about unusual ideas has to be their proximity to madness. Creativity is the ultimate adrenaline rush. If you have what you consider a fantastic concept, you must drive it to the precipice. If you don’t take it to the edge, you’ve chickened out." - George Lois
"In art, which comes first? -- the question or the creation of something that sets up the cosmic pondering?" - Sara Genn

31 October 2014


Literature Nobel Prize winner's visual poems

http://www.alhambrafoundation.org.uk/  offers Islamic geometric design education

Blog for Vastari.com: an online platform to connect collectors and curators worldwide




Yesware is a Google plugin that allows you to track your emails

(Music video)  not gonna miss you

(Definition) "legal murals" ; any mosaic, painting or graphic art, which is applied to a building and does not contain any brand name, product name, letters of the alphabet that spell or abbreviate the name of any product, company, profession or business or any logo, trademark, trade name or any other type of commercial message.  Via

"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. Its beauty comes from the fact that the author is what he is. It has nothing to do with the fact that other people want what they want." - Oscar Wilde (The Soul of Man Under Socialism, 1895)
"Life has it’s own rhythm and you cannot impose your own structure upon it—you have to listen to what it tells you." - Jeff Buckley
"If you love something, let it go. If you don't love something, definitely let it go. Basically just drop everything, who cares." - B.J. Novak
"When you see a fish you don't think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water. If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement..." - Constantin Brancusi
"As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life." - Gautama Buddha

28 October 2014


Images Have Meanings of Their Own

(TEDxToronto)  Virtual Reality World | Ana Serrano


Pablo Picasso is said to have had at least seven major periods. It's estimated he made over 1,885 paintings, 1,228 sculptures, 2,880 ceramics, 18,095 engravings, 6,112 lithographs, 3,181 linocuts, 7,089 drawings plus 4,669 drawings and sketches in 149 notebooks, 11 tapestries and 8 rugs


Make calls from Gmail

(Definition) Stendhal syndrome ; psychosomatic disorder that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to art (usually when the art is particularly beautiful or a large amount of art is in a single place)   Via


(Online) Windows Clean-up Utility

"Do what you love, love what you do, and the world will come to you." - TU
"All painting, no matter what you are painting, is abstract in that it's got to be organized." - David Hockney
"Not everyone you lose is a loss." - Unknown
"To be categorized is, simply, to be enslaved." - Gore Vidal (Celebrity: The Advocate Interviews. New York, NY: Advocate Books. p. 127.)
"Life really begins when you have discovered that you can do anything you want." - Via

24 October 2014


Molecules: The Elements and the Architecture of Everything

(Flickr Commons) National Library of Medicine - History of Medicine

(Art Geo-caching?)  http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-art-is-freeif-you-can-find-it-1411176130




(Book) “How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens”  Via



"It’s not what we don’t know that will hurt us. It’s what we do know that ain’t so." - Will Rogers"
"In life as in dance, grace glides on blistered feet." - Alice Abrams
"I stood in front of a work of art that was both unexpected and exceedingly beautiful. It sent me into a trance. Time ceased. My body was fixed. But, my brain was active. It spoke to me and said, 'I feel happy'." - Anonymous Art Lover
"What one does is what counts, not what one had the intention of doing." - Picasso
"You're not here to suffer... to hunger... to cry... to hope... to wish... to try. You're here to thrive." - The Universe

21 October 2014


http://www.math.toronto.edu/drorbn/Gallery/Symmetry/Tilings/index.html  Images


(Art Show) "Every AlgoRiThm has ART in it: Treemap Art Project"  (Catalog)


Retro Photo Curiousities:  http://www.retronaut.com/





"I am learning everyday to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be, to inspire me and not terrify me." - Tracee Ellis Ross
"I produce music as an apple tree produces apples." - Camille Saint-Saens, composer
"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent." - Isaac Asimov
"Geometry enlightens the intellect and sets one’s mind right. All its proofs are very clear and orderly. It is hardly possible for errors to enter into geometric reasoning, because it is well arranged and orderly. Thus the mind that constantly applies itself to geometry is unlikely to fall into error." - Ibn Khaldūn
"One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching." - Gerard Way

17 October 2014






The Politics of Scanning





"A jug fills drop by drop." - Gautama Buddha
"How difficult it is to be simple." -Vincent van Gogh
"The lessons and discoveries of every single life, no matter how large or small, difficult or easy, are added to the whole. Like stones in the base of a pyramid, they permanently raise and forever support every manner of adventure that follows." - TU
"When frustrated, do not re-double your efforts, but rather halve them." - R.B. Wild
"...nightmares are dreams whose usefulness is to keep us on our toes." - J. T. Fraser

13 October 2014





Dadaviz: Distribution Platform For Data Visualizations




Digital Arts  http://www.thefilearts.com/


"Nothing said before the word 'but' matters." - Game of Thrones
"The universe is made of stories, not of atoms." - Muriel Rukeyser
"To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time." - Leonard Bernstein
"Let's get lost!" - TU
"Selling is hard work because you have to let so many people tell you 'no' before you ever get someone to tell you 'yes'." - Boy Scout

09 October 2014

(Toronto) Cycling Map

(Live Streaming from the Fields Institute)  http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/live


Dextro, Algorithmic Artist


(Video) DementiaHack winner

(InfoGraphic) Relationships in the Middle East


Example Pop-Up store

(XP) “Zombie OS” Still Outweighs Win8 on the Desktop

"There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all." - Peter Drucker
"If you leave the tough stuff till last, which is human nature, you are more likely to tighten up as you move toward the finish." - Robert Genn
"You are born every second." - Angeli Li
"The thing to always remember, is that what you do, or don't do, today, is what matters most." - The Universe
"Dialing effort back to 95 or 90% will prevent you from believing that more of the same hard work will do any good." - R.B. Wild

06 October 2014




2025 Predictions


(Videos) DementiaHack weekend

(Math Art) http://www.mi.sanu.ac.rs/vismath/mart.htm

[Kindle Edition] Technology in Mathematics Education: Contemporary Issues (my cover art)

Canadian Forces Artists Program

Design Conference

"Unfinished paintings are more admired than the finished because the artist's actual thoughts are left visible." - Pliny, AD 77
"You have. It's done. They do." - TU
"... when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey." - Kristen Grunewald
"The songs were art, which by definition escapes the control, the intentions, and the technique of the people who make it." - Albert Camus
"You can be edgy or you can be politically correct but you can't be both." - John Devlin

02 October 2014



(Videos) Symbols of Physics;  http://www.sixtysymbols.com/index.html

(3D printed)  http://www.shapeways.com/art/mathematical-art?li=nav

(Definition) "Tychism" : absolute chance, or indeterminism, is a real factor operative in the universe



International Digital Media and Arts Association

(Books) Digital Art

Wolfram|Alpha has launched a cloud-based version of Mathematica

"In your divinely sanctioned quest for having, doing, and being ever more, should you ever need a little inspiration, simply think of all you now have, all you now do, and all you now are." - TU
"Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same." - Francesca Reigler
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle
"Being essentially the instrument for his work, he is subordinate to it, and we have no reason for expecting him to interpret it for us. He has done the best that in him lies in giving it form, and he must leave the interpretation to others and to the future. A great work of art is like a dream; for all its apparent obviousness it does not explain itself and is never unequivocal." - Carl Jung  Via
"No matter what the situation, everything stops when someone throws a chair." - Via

29 September 2014

(Google's) My Maps Upgrade Presents Opportunities for Local Search



THE DIGITAL COLLECTIBLE : to search for art online, but to consume it online, and to download born-digital content as collectible items

http://artfactory.cc/painting-options/ stencils are transferred to their blank canvas



Arrested for projection art


Wall Artist http://marcellodicintio.com/

"There is no must in art because art is free." - Wassily Kandinsky
"For times when the world seems to spin too fast, or when your dreams seem to turn slightly pale... switch tracks, give yourself a rest, and dwell upon the fact that you are still part of a greater dream." - TU
"Get familiar with the discomfort; embrace it." - R.B. Wild
"Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day." - Mark Twain
"Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time." - Winston Churchill

24 September 2014

(Map)  http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2010/11/cartography?fsrc=scn/fb/te/bl/ed/truetruesizeofafrica

ATLAS in silico : collaboration between artists and scientists spanning new media, computer science, metagenomics, biology, and engineering


(Discussion) Can Art Advance Science?

Running a Kickstarter campaign takes stamina


(Music Video) "Wild is the Wind"




"In the course of creative endeavors, artists and scientists join fragments of knowledge into a new unity of understanding." - Via
"You owe it to all of us to get on with what you're good at." - W. H. Auden
"Human nature will not flourish, any more than a potato, if it be planted and replanted, for too long a series of generations, in the same worn-out soil." - Nathaniel Hawthorne, American author
"It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It's what we do consistently." - Anthony Robbins
"If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start... It’s the only good fight there is." - Charles Bukowski

22 September 2014


BlindMaps: City Navigation for visually-impaired people



Super Secret Science + Art Society : http://www.actionpotentiallab.ca/sssas


http://hackernest.com/ nerds doing good


(Burke Brown's) http://www.eipiphiny.org/

"Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day." - A.A. Milne
"What if, instead of waiting for everything to be perfect, we start living your dreams this week, to any degree we can?" - The Universe
"If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water." - Loren Eiseley
"Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed." - Lavoisier
"Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.”- Lao Tzu

19 September 2014







Make Art That’s Difficult to Collect


Art Show "Grenzfall - Tearing Down Walls"


"Art moves away from reality and invents something that may be ultimately more accurate about the world than what a photograph can depict." - Howard Zinn
"To draw , you must close your eyes and sing." - Pablo Picasso
"You can have what you want, if you brave what you fear and do what you can." - The Universe
"Laugh at yourself, not with ridicule but with objectivity and acceptance of self." - C. W. Metcal
"Routine, in an intelligent man, is a sign of ambition." -  W. H. Auden, Anglo-American poet

16 September 2014




Top Timelapse Tips





Hu­mans learn­ed to coop­erate be­cause they did­n’t want to make the neigh­bors an­gry

Mac OS X Lion

"As you walk down the path of life, should you ever find you suddenly don't have the foggiest idea of how your grandest dreams will one day come to pass. This is a good thing. A really good thing. Just keep walking..." - The Universe Intuit higher meanings in mysterious happenings." - James Redfield, The Celestine Prophecy
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill
"There (really) are no 'have tos'." - R.B. Wild (after TU)
"Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray." - Rumi

12 September 2014

Food Mapping

An Atlas of Alternative Maps




The Difference Between Doing Art and Being an Artist

Animation : http://meermusaphotography.com/post/90867895993/cube




"Time turns metaphors into things." - Robert Smithson
"What little, mortal, baby steps can I take today that will demonstrate expectancy, prepare for my dream's manifestation, and above all, place me within reach of life's magic?" - TU
"The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character." - Margaret Chase Smith
"Creativity takes courage." - Henri Matisse
"I am going to a commune in Vermont and will deal with no unit of time shorter than a season." - 'The Soul of a New Machine'

08 September 2014


Myth about knowledge and learning—namely, the notion that there is a gulf between the sciences and the so-called humanities

the universe may be shaped like a dodecahedron

Hand-drawn animation of a hand drawing a hand


(Onto Nashville)  http://mam.org/kandinsky/


Beacon ; back original reporting by experienced writers around the world


"If you don’t know where you are, you don’t know who you are." - Wendell Berry
"I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see." - Duane Michals
"Relax, enjoy, stop second guessing yourself. You are so where you need to be." - The Universe
"Keep your baby eyes (which are the eyes of genius) on what we don’t know." - Pioneering muckraker Lincoln Steffens
"The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity." - George Carlin

02 September 2014

A Map of the Introvert’s Heart

(Online magazine)  INTERALIA MAGAZINE :  dedicated to the interactions between the arts, sciences and consciousness

(Book) "Generative Art: A Practical Guide Using Processing"

(Face-tracking with) Projection Mapping

(Conference) http://www.designthinkers.com/Register.aspx

(Interactive Story-telling)  http://www.cloudsdocumentary.com/





"Woodturning; it's putting a piece of firewood on the lathe - and taking a piece of art off." - Mr. Magrath
"When you find the way others will find you. Passing by on the road they will be drawn to your door. The way that cannot be heard will be reflected in your voice. The way that cannot be seen will be reflected in your eyes." -  Lao Tzu
"All creative types require distractions, interruptions, (and sometimes a little drama) to get the most done, and to blow the most minds." - The Universe
"Life is not a problem to be solved, but an experience to be had." - Alan Watts
"Don't sit down in the middle of the woods. If you're lost in the plot or blocked, retrace your steps to where you went wrong. Then take the other road." - Margaret Atwood, author

28 August 2014


(Book) "The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography"

Digital Performance

(TED video) 'sculpture' artist (who installed at TED Vancouver)

(Prototype) Tangram Visual Haiku;

(6-7 Sep) http://www.echoartfair.com/schedule/





"When you're finished changing, you're finished." - Benjamin Franklin
"Art resides in the resolution of inner and outer conflict." - Belfast Art Lecturer
"Instead of waiting for something better, create it." - The Universe
"We become what we behold. We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us." - Marshall McLuhan
"I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies." - Le Corbusier

25 August 2014


20 Color Theory Facts You Should Know

(Collagist)  http://www.magentafoundation.org/magazine/everymans-medium/

(Video P/S ken Burns Effect)  https://m.youtube.com/watch

(Art / Science Residency) http://candidatures-imera.univ-amu.fr/en/call_for_application/imeraot-med-call-for-applications

(TED-ed video). http://www.iflscience.com/physics/why-do-honey-bees-make-hexagonal-honeycomb#SjGq1WGve7HBqJqp.99



Why is 'w' pronounced 'double u' rather than 'double v'?

"Every time I've made a radical change, it's helped me feel buoyant as an artist." - David Bowie
"What are we here for if not to enjoy life eternal, solve what problems we can, give light, peace and joy to our fellow-man, and leave this dear fucked-up planet a little healthier than when we were born." - Henry Miller
"Speak your mind even if your voice shakes." - Maggie Kuhn
"Maps are errors to arrive at truth." -
"It's not the 'unseen' that's fiction but the seen. And you know how fiction goes? You get to make stuff up." - The Universe

22 August 2014





(Animation) http://tais.ca/programs/archive-2/


(Lawsuit) "Happy Birthday" is not in copyright

(Satire) http://www.theonion.com/articles/everyone-in-middle-east-given-own-country-in-31700,36484/

(Book)  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/05/science/colliding-worlds-explores-art-driven-by-science.html?ref=science&_r=2   (Review)

"We cannot teach what we do not Practice." - Shamala Tan
"Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work." - Chuck Close, painter
"...what if changing your thoughts, so that you could feel happier more often, would entirely change what you had, who you were, and where you're headed..." - TU
"I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse." - Florence Nightingale
"Every man dies. Not every man really lives." - William Wallace, Braveheart

19 August 2014

Ebola Mapping

(Animated map)  http://www.vox.com/2014/7/13/5893353/this-map-shows-30-years-of-unemployment-in-every-state

http://hyperallergic.com/137415/profaning-geometry-venerating-uncertainty/  (painters use geometry as a freeform language, applied in novel and expressive modes, effortlessly morphing the linear with the organic)

(Art/Sci competition)  http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/scivis/winners_2013.jsp#illustration






“Legacy is not what you leave for people, but what you leave in people." - Unknown
"There are two rules on the spiritual path... Begin and Continue." - Sufi saying
"I should like to be famous and unknown." - Edgar Degas
"Life is a chance to do things your way; not the cheapest way, not the most popular way, and not how others think you should (and a very, very, very precious chance, at that)." - The Universe
"Genius is nothing but a power of sustained attention." - William James, Talks to Teachers on Psychology, 1899

14 August 2014

Juan Cole prints a map and the blogosphere erupts

(Video)  Complex Borders (and enclaves)





(SIGGRAPH art show)  http://expressive2014.mpi-inf.mpg.de


http://vismath.ektf.hu/index.php?l=en&m=211&i=17  (Experimental Education of Mathematics through Visual Arts, Sciences and Playful Activities)

(Definition) "Anarchist";  a person who believes that human beings are naturally good, and that if left to themselves they would, by mutual agreement, govern themselves much better and much more peaceably than they are being governed now by a government based on violence.

"Probability is at the foundation of any intelligence in an uncertain world." - Eric Horvitz
"The cutting of the gem has to be finished before you can see whether it shines." - Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, and novelist
"The more you love for the fewest of reasons, the more reasons there'll be." - TU
"Print is view, Web is do." - Gerry McGovern, NEW THINKING "Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you." - Saint Augustine

31 July 2014



walls’ height diminishes, gently sloping towards the centre, as you travel further into the maze



Journal of Mathematics and the Arts



(Recommended by a TOAE visitor)  http://skepdic.ru/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/BeingNoOne-SelfModelTheoryOfSubjectivity-Metzinger.pdf

"That's the soulful thing about playing: you offer something to somebody. You don't know if they'll like it, but you offer it." - Wynton Marsalis
"If more people knew of how admired they already are, they'd be even more admirable." - The Universe
"Artists have been hacking since even before the computer was invented. Pulling things apart, examining them, and putting them back together again in meaningful and unexpected ways..."  Heather Corcoran (Rhizome)
"It is not the private interests of the individual that create lasting fellowship among men, but rather the goals of humanity." - The I Ching, 13th Hexagram
"I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies." - Le Corbusier