30 May 2014

Mapbox is an open source mapping platform for developers and designers at enterprise scale





Major Schools of Thought in Minimalist Geometric Graphics

(Definition) 'Pentahedron' : polyhedron (a flat-sided solid object) with 5 faces; a square pyramid.

(Book) 'The Book of Legendary Lands'

Origami Stop-motion

 "Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness — its opposite — never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes." - Don Quixote de La Mancha
"You are the mashup of what you let into your life," - Austin Kleon
"Performing miracles and magic, has nothing to do with enlightenment and everything to do with expectation." - The Universe
"It is by logic that we prove, but by intuition that we discover." - Poincaré
"The price an artist pays for doing what he wants is that he has to do it." - William S. Burroughs

29 May 2014

(Map) http://neoformix.com/2013/TorontoVisibleMinorities.html

Fabrication, allusion, and widespread appropriation of material from a vast and surprising spectrum of sources;  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/18/bob-dylan-s-da-vinci-code-revealed.html


Fly with Origami, Learn to Dream (F.O.L.D.)


(Art show) Materializing the Postdigital


Craziest Optical Illusion Street Art

TOAE on Vine

(Definition) 'connectome' ; a comprehensive "wiring diagram" map of  all neural connections within an organism's nervous system

"We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us." - Rabindranath Tagore
"It is not necessary to accept the choices handed down to you by life as you know it." - Hunter S. Thompson
"Isaac Newton didn’t have back-cover quotes; why do you want them?" - Steve Jobs  Via
"I don't like to say I have given my life to art. I prefer to say art has given me my life." - Frank Stella
"Recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me." - Carlos Fuentes

27 May 2014



PlayWalk.ca (met at SubtleTech conference )


Explore a world of beautiful, looping videos : https://vine.co/

Symmetry hidden and manifest in physics and art  http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/nonlinear/preprints/idea_s02_02-morris-sharman.pdf


(100 in 1 day Sample) Interventions

(Structured Water)


"If you want to make it real - faster, cooler, better - write it down." - TU
"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated." - John Donne
"I feel at home here in this chaos because chaos suggests images to me." - Francis Bacon
"Suppose a man 'finds in himself a talent which might make him a useful man in many respects. But he finds himself in comfortable circumstances and prefers to indulge in pleasure rather than take pains in enlarging his happy natural capacities.' (Should he?)" - Kant, The Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals
"The habit of mind which leads to a search for relationships between facts becomes of the highest importance in the production of ideas." - James Webb Young  Via

15 May 2014

Animated map tracks every TTC vehicle


(Videos) Grigori Perelman is the only mathematician who has declined the Fields medal

Visualization of Facebook


(Macro photography) Bees

(Video) A little danger is good for both kids and grownups


Reconfigure iPad text messaging;  http://www.apple.com/ios/messages/


"The easiest way to create a sense of urgency in your life, is to drink a lot of water." - R.B. Wild
"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"Keep dreaming and stay the course no matter how much you fear, worry, or doubt (and we'll all have a good laugh about this when you get 'home')." - TU
"What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness." - George Saunders
"When we talk about change, we usually talk about big changes. Big ideas. But often the smallest ones have potential for huge impact." - gapingvoid

12 May 2014


The Gyre : Garbage Island (in the Pacific Ocean)


(Video) Explantion of the PoincarĂ© Conjecture 



Funny Science : http://what-if.xkcd.com/

(Hardcover) 'The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives '

(Definition) "Anamorphosis" : a distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to (use special devices or) occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image

The slow death of purposeless walking

"What I have done cannot be taken from me." - Eugene Delacroix
"Penguins suck...said no one ever." - Via
"If luck is an accidental event you can still set yourself up to be ready when it does happen. Fortunate would mean having the foresight to plan for the day you get lucky." - Miklos Legrady
"The best predictor of a paradigm shift’s success [over the] long term is how upset it makes people." - Stephen Wolfram
"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." - Andy Warhol

06 May 2014

(Map) States people want to leave


The most science-oriented art movement in history


Stephen Wolfram’s World-Changing Plans


Follow SmART Maps on Pinterest

Jigsaw Puzzle / Area Rug

(Definition) "Seton Sitting" : trying to sit very quietly in a natural area until the wildlife forgets you are there

"Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash." - Leonard Cohen
"Time and space are modes by which we think, and not conditions in which we live." - Albert Einstein
"As you speak, your stories show you that your chaos is not just an unidentifiable mass, a glob of confusion. It is made up of particular things. Certain people are central, certain events more significant than others, certain feelings consistent. Your stories, without interpretation, already give you the beginnings of order." - Thomas Moore, A Life at Work
"Action without a name, a who attached to it, is meaningless." - Hannah Arendt
"Collage is the noble conquest of the irrational, the coupling of two realities, irreconcilable in appearance, upon a plane which apparently does not suit them." - Max Ernst