31 October 2014


Literature Nobel Prize winner's visual poems

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

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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


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(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 KhaldÅ«n
"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