31 January 2014

(Heat Map) Most Photographed Cities on Earth

(Health organisations funding art projects) what can artists and scientists gain from close collaboration?


Animated Pixelization


Labyrinthe from éditions volumiques on Vimeo.

Eccentricity of Artists Boosts Appreciation of Their Art

Genius Across the Centuries

Making art while earning a living

Ways Social Media Marketing Will Change in 2014

"Embrace the crappy work." - Rachael Ashe
"BIG, life-changing ideas, rarely first appear as BIG, life-changing ideas (which means they can often sneak right under the radar and go completely undetected)." - TU
"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." - Doug Larson
"Silence is a source of great strength."- Lao Tzu
"Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things." - Steve Jobs

27 January 2014

New Portraits Drawn on Vintage Maps

(Videos) Everything is a Remix 

How to Draw a Heart Shaped Curvy Graph

Crowd-sourcing funds to participate in artshow

(German 1942 list of) ‘Degenerate Art’ online

 The End of Windows XP: What You Need to Know

"Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments. Don’t rent them out to tomorrow." - Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl
"How we spend our days is how we spend our lives." - Annie Dillard
"It's a funny thing about looking for things. If you hunt for a needle in a haystack you don't find it. If you don't give a darn whether you ever see the needle or not it runs into you the first time you lean against the stack." - P.G. Wodehouse
"There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt." - Audre Lorde

23 January 2014

The Nose Knows: An Olfactory Map of Newport

Indiloop is remixing the way we listen to our favourite tunes. The cloud-based platform enables users to mix, match and create songs.  Via

International group of artists explores the frontier between avant-garde art and cutting-edge biotech

(Art / Science Collaborations)  http://arts.gov/NEARTS/2013no3-kind-of-beauty

(Lab) http://criticalmaking.com/about


http://5dollarblog.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/simpsoncharacter/ cartoon converter

Navigating Stuckness

Why I’m Not a TEDx Speaker


"The past is simply what you choose to remember (if you even choose to remember it)." - TU
"The faintest of ink is more trustworthy than the strongest memory." - Chinese proverb
"Rest not! Life is sweeping by; go dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"While there are many, many collectors who simply love amateur work, you don't want to know any of them." - Robert Genn
"If civilization is to survive, it must live on the interest, not the capital, of nature." - Ronald Wright

21 January 2014

(Map) Lexical Distance Among the Languages of Europe

Why You Need to Fight America’s Copyright Laws


(Residency in Germany) http://werkleitz.de/en/werkleitz-gesellschaft-ev/grants/emare-aus-cdn.html




Classic Artists Pinned : http://www.pinterest.com/marygwenlyn/

Are smART Maps an example of (Steve Wheeler) Indian Space painting?

Why We're More Creative When We’re Tired

"For most of my life, one of the persons most baffled by my own work was myself." - Benoît Mandelbrot
"Those not busy being born are busy dying". - Bob Dylan
"Want to live an awesome life? Push what you do closer to an edge. ... The edges are where innovation and creativity start." - @gapingvoid
"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known." - Oscar Wilde
"You must use what you've got; talent, brains, heart, instincts, hunches, feelings, money, health, friendships, time, space, stuff. (Otherwise why would you need more?)" - The Universe

17 January 2014



The Future of Science-Art Collaborations

Hannah Höch : pioneer of photomontage

Greatest Mathematicians of All Time

Taming The Last 10 Percent: Lessons For Finishing Meaningful Work

Arctic A-I-R Program:  http://www.thearcticcircle.org


(Trailer) 'PERSISTENCE OF VISION' : the untold story of the greatest animated film never made

(Book) "Divine Fury: A History of Genius"

"Am I a fool at this late date To heed a voice that says, You can be great?" -  John Gorka, Morningside
"We are created creative and can invent new scenarios as frequently as they are needed." - Maya Angelou
"What if the things you're going through right now were custom designed to set you up for some really big dreams coming true? Huge big dreams?" - The Universe
"Images and words make our world go ’round." - Via
"The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge." - Daniel J. Boorstin

16 January 2014

(Map) Shipping Routes (and nothing else)

SARC (Scientists/Artists Research Collaborations)

Omni has mashed together all 156 episodes of the iconic sci-fi series for your viewing-listening (dis)pleasure.



Worldwide Digital Standards (?)


(eLearning) >www.nodecenter.org/online-course-social-networking-for-art/


(Definition) "Metamodernism" : oscillating rapidly between contrary poles of thought and emotion—for instance, truth and falsehood, sincerity and irony, reality and fantasy, optimism and cynicism—allows those who do it the best chance yet of transcending these conventional spectrums entirely.  Via

"I have books that are 100 yrs old and still perfectly usable. I have zip drives from 1998 that I can't access. Compare." - @LillyLyle
"Creativity is the last frontier. We have landed on the moon, mapped the human genome, and found the particle which gives matter mass. But creativity defies our definition and capture. It is elusive and invisible - the truly wild beast of existence, which cannot be tamed and caged in our human zoo - however hard we try." - Ariane Koek, creator of Arts@CERN (published in November in the Media N - the Journal of the New Media Caucus)
"Being happy now is always more important than any new dream coming true later." - The Universe
"Do what you love, love what you do, and the world will come to you." - ?
"Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

13 January 2014

http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/tutorials/after-effects/how-animate-multi-layered-photoshop-artwork-in-after-effects/  (with motion tweening and opacity changes)

The 2010's : Digital art spring or final dilution?

(Video) Celebrate the life of Benoit B. Mandelbrot (IBM Fellow Emeritus and Fractal inventor)

(E-Zine) http://www.sciartinamerica.com


How to Sell Your Art on Pinterest



(Paperback) "The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener", Martin Gardner (Author)

Four Art World Predictions for 2014

"A successful collaboration is when we do not know quite how an idea came to be. In this sense we surrender ‘authority’. There is no origin because there are always at least two points." - Via
"Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell others." - Mary Oliver
"You just never know who in the crowd, standing beside you in line or passing you in the street, might be raised in spirit, or even lifted from despair, by the kindness in your glance or the comfort of your smile." - The Universe
"A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song." - Maya Angelou
"All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better." - Samuel Beckett, Worstward Ho

08 January 2014

(Map) http://www.visamapper.com

Internet of Things Landscape


(Book) "You Are Here : Art After the Internet"


Digital stop-motion animation loop (GIF)


San Fran Art Shows ; http://siliconvalleycontemporary.com/focus-scope/


Reasons to Use Apple Cider Vinegar Every Day

"We can all agree that the unexamined life is not worth living, but if all you're doing is examining, you're not living." - Adam Leipzig
"A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved." - Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan
"Young souls play hard to get. Mature souls, play hard. But old souls, just play..." - The Universe
"Only a few, who remain children at heart, can ever find that fair, lost path again. The world calls them its singers, poets, and story-tellers but they are just people who have not forgotten.”  - L.M. Montgomery
"Every genuine work of art has as much reason for being as the earth and the sun." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

06 January 2014

(Map) Major tributaries that feed into the Mississippi River

Object that could only be done through 3D manufacturing

Geo-personalised music videos  (with Google Chrome & HTML 5) : http://www.thewildernessdowntown.com/

Experimental program to bring artists and technology companies together in the hopes of inspiring innovative thinking




Replica Separation Wall; http://bethlehem-unwrapped.org

(Definition) "portmanteau" : The combination of two or more words to create a new word.

How Will You Measure Your Life?

"The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware - joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware." - Henry Miller
"If you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission." - Eddie Colla, street artist
"Teach me to hear the mermaids singing." - John Donne
"I am rooted but I flow.” - Virginia Wolfe
"There's nothing worth regret. Absolutely nothing, ever (same for fear, worry, and anger)." - The Universe