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Submitted Today: Park La Brea Quilt #3 [New Media Art Competition]
|| 1/31/2007 || 2:08 pm || Comments Off on Submitted Today: Park La Brea Quilt #3 [New Media Art Competition] || ||

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Detail of Park La Brea Quilt #3

Flashpoint call for entries ends today.

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Submission was not accepted. Quite disappointing.

Text:

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Cities & Nature – My first book cover
|| || 12:20 am || Comments Off on Cities & Nature – My first book cover || ||

Detail of Central Park Quilt – North

Today I received the payment from Routledge for the cover of a book titled “Cities & Nature” by my former professor Lisa Benton-Short and John Rennie-Short. It’s scheduled to be published on 11/28/07.

Details (w/o graphic)

Cities and Nature
Author(s) – Lisa Benton-Short, John Rennie-Short
Series: Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

Introducing the reader to the city as part of the environment and so subject to environmental constraints and opportunities, this timely book is based on the claim that to fully understand the city we need to understand both the physical and social elements of the urban environment. Reintroducing a social science perspective to the examination of the city and its physical environment, the book is organized into three sections:

– urban environment in historical perspective
– issues in urban-nature relations
– realigning urban-nature relations.

Illuminated throughout with thematic and place based cases from across the globe, the authors skilfully critique the dominant academic discourse that ignores the environmental base of urban life and living, and considers the urban natural environment as subject to social influences.

You can preorder the book here and here. I get a couple for free :)



Worst march route ever…
|| 1/27/2007 || 2:00 am || Comments Off on Worst march route ever… || ||

The national park & u.s. capitol police really screwed UFPJ

official march route:

what is should be:

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Polar Coordinates of the Delmar Loop in University City, Missouri [icositetragon]
|| 1/23/2007 || 8:38 am || Comments Off on Polar Coordinates of the Delmar Loop in University City, Missouri [icositetragon] || ||


7 tiled map

8 polar coordinate maps using a zoom of Infinite Delmar Loop.

Read more about the process involved to make these here.

View other maps of the Delmar Loop in University City, Missouri.

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Polar Coordinates of Harvard University [dodecagon]
|| 1/22/2007 || 9:31 am || Comments Off on Polar Coordinates of Harvard University [dodecagon] || ||


4 tiled map

8 polar coordinate maps using a zoom of Harvard Quilt – NW.

Read more about the process involved to make these here.

View other maps of Harvard University.

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Polar Coordinates of the George Washington University [octagon]
|| 1/21/2007 || 9:24 am || Comments Off on Polar Coordinates of the George Washington University [octagon] || ||


5 tiled map

8 polar coordinate maps using a zoom of GWU Quilt #3.

Read more about the process involved to make these here.

View other maps of the George Washington University.

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Polar Coordinates of the Super Dome in New Orleans, Louisiana [hexagon]
|| 1/20/2007 || 9:15 am || Comments Off on Polar Coordinates of the Super Dome in New Orleans, Louisiana [hexagon] || ||


6 tiled map

8 polar coordinate maps using a zoom of Superdome Quilt.

Read more about the process involved to make these here.

View other maps of New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Polar Coordinates of Charleston, West Virginia [diamond]
|| 1/19/2007 || 10:03 am || Comments Off on Polar Coordinates of Charleston, West Virginia [diamond] || ||


3 tiled map

8 polar coordinate maps using a zoom of Charleston Quilt #2.

Read more about the process involved to make these here.

View other maps of Charleston, West Virginia.

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Polar Coordinates of Austin, Texas [square]
|| 1/18/2007 || 4:27 pm || Comments Off on Polar Coordinates of Austin, Texas [square] || ||


8 tiled map

I recently read through the work of Dr. Andrew Hudson-Smith (located at the Center for Advanced Spatial Analysis in London). I was intrigued by his use of Polar Coordinates to create panoramas and synthetic planets. I had been shown how to make the panoramas before, but I hadn’t actually figured out how I could incorporate my current work with this design technique. After some experimenting I figured out some interesting new methods to display tessellated aerial photography using the Polar Coordinates filter. The results are quite amazing and show definite promise for further research…

For this experiment I used the “zoom” of Austin Quilt #2 (a square quilt projection) as my test tessellation to begin working with. I could have used any zoom from any previously made map, but since it was snowing in Austin yesterday, I thought it would be ironic to use the Polar Coordinates filter.

The process to create the panorama planets is relatively simple:
– Stitch together series of photographs
– Reduce the panorama (by default a rectangle) to a square
– Apply Polar Coordinates filter in Photoshop

What makes my experiments unique is that instead of stitching together a photograph, I am I am stitching together perfectly symmetrical square tiles (composed of tessellated aerial photography) to create a rectangle. Moreover, I am maintaining perfect ratios throughout: 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, 4:1, 5:1, 6:1, 7:1, and 8:1. For example, the source tile is 800×800 and for each polar coordinate created (below) I merely added one more tile to rectangle ([1600, 2400, 3200, 4000, 4800, 5600, 6400]x800).

For each ratio there are three images shown below:
– Rectangle with number of tiles
– Conversion of the Rectangle to Square
– Application of Polar Coordinates filter

Note: The first image of each ratio below appears to reduce in size after each tile has been been added. In order to maintain a constant width on my website, I’ve chosen to reduce each rectangle to 800 pixels in width (otherwise this entry would be 6400 pixels wide right now!). When originally manipulating the rectangles they were not reduced in size. Essentially, it was done to show the scale of the panorama at a fixed width of 800 pixels.

1 : 1

:Original:

:Converts To:

2 : 1

:Rectangle 2 Tiles Wide (reduced from: 1600×800):

:Rectangle reduced to a Square:

:Converts To:

3 : 1

:Rectangle 3 Tiles Wide (reduced from:2400×800):

:Rectangle reduced to a Square:

:Converts To:

4 : 1

:Rectangle 4 Tiles Wide (reduced from: 3200×800):

:Rectangle reduced to a Square:

:Converts To:

5 : 1

:Rectangle 5 Tiles Wide (reduced from: 4000×800):

:Rectangle reduced to a Square:

:Converts To:

6 : 1

:Rectangle 6 Tiles Wide (reduced from: 4800×800):

:Rectangle reduced to a Square:

:Converts To:

7 : 1

:Rectangle 7 Tiles Wide (reduced from: 5600×800):

:Rectangle reduced to a Square:

:Converts To:

8 : 1

:Rectangle 8 Tiles Wide (reduced from: 6400×800):

:Rectangle reduced to a Square:

:Converts To:

I am excited about what directions this technique might take my cartographic activities :) My next experiment will be to see how the application of the Polar Coordinates filter will effect each geometry of the quilt projection. This experiment was conducted using the square quilt projection, up next with be the diamond. The results should be interesting.

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Austin Quilt #2
|| 1/14/2007 || 12:25 pm || Comments Off on Austin Quilt #2 || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :

View the Google Map of Austin, Texas.

: detail :

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