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Découvrir Carte Est Mort!
|| 11/30/2007 || 7:43 am || Comments Off on Découvrir Carte Est Mort! || ||

“Crédit est mort, les mauvais payeurs l’ont tué.”
“Credit Is Dead – The Ill Payers have killed”
Unknown Artist – Paris, early 1800’s
obtained from the Baker Library of the Harvard Business School

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French parodies in parallax
|| 11/29/2007 || 7:20 am || Comments Off on French parodies in parallax || ||

“Confessions Nocturnes” by Diam’s Feat Vitaa.
“Mauvaise Foi Nocturne” by Fatal Bazooka feat Vitoo

Over the summer I created my first YouTube mash-up “Scratch Slavery,” which allows you to create a beat track to congressional hearing about slavery being used in the construction the American embassy in Baghdad.

Today I am posting something a little different- French Youtube videos.

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(Mecca) is now Makkah
|| 11/28/2007 || 10:27 pm || Comments Off on (Mecca) is now Makkah || ||

On August 12th, 2007 I took this screenshot for my blog entry related to the Astro-theological overlays for Google Earth. The project overlaid the zodiac on locations of religious importance: Vatican City, Mecca, and Jerusalem.

Today I discovered that that the names for the locations have changed in Google Earth.

note: the Kaaba is in the lower right-hand corner

My entire life I have always spelled it the city as Mecca. I wonder when this was changed? Should I change my spellings? Some day I would like to visit the holy city of Makkah :-)


Related Mecca Entries:

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2008 California Calendar is now available
|| || 6:34 am || Comments Off on 2008 California Calendar is now available || ||

Click on the image above to be taken to the CafePress store.

Click here see the close-up map details of each month.

I intend to finish up two more calendars featuring maps of Washington, DC by sometime next week.



2008 Urban America Calendar is now available
|| 11/27/2007 || 9:29 pm || Comments Off on 2008 Urban America Calendar is now available || ||

Click on the image above to be taken to the CafePress store.

Click here see the close-up map details of each month.



Imagekind Curator’s Pick
|| 11/26/2007 || 11:27 pm || Comments Off on Imagekind Curator’s Pick || ||

I was searching through a google result and found a link to Imagekind’s server. Since the link wasn’t properly formatted, I thought it was a spoof url.

It turns out that Superdome Quilt – 1st Derivative #2, an early fractal map, is currently on the front page of the Members Art section as the Imagkind Curator’s pick. It’s kinda funny, I mean, I kinda wish I would have been notified! Oh well- thank you unknown curator!



2008 Urban America Calendar
|| 11/19/2007 || 11:43 am || Comments Off on 2008 Urban America Calendar || ||

Below are the months of the calendar featuring cities around the United States and links to their respective entries so that you can see the map’s full size. Read more about the other calendars here.

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2008 California Calendar
|| 11/15/2007 || 9:41 pm || Comments Off on 2008 California Calendar || ||

April 2008_____

As of January 1st, the calendar is no longer available for sale on-line. A big thank you to those who purchased copies!

A viewable copy of the calendar is in the permanent holdings of the Map and Imagery Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Stuyvesant Quilt #3
|| 11/14/2007 || 10:36 am || Comments Off on Stuyvesant Quilt #3 || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :
Stuyvesant Quilt #3

notes forthcoming… very soon…

View the Google Map of the Stuyvesant Town- Patrick Cooper neighborhood in Manhattan.

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Stuyvesant Quilt #2
|| 11/12/2007 || 3:35 pm || Comments Off on Stuyvesant Quilt #2 || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :
Stuyvesant Quilt #2

notes forthcoming…

View the Google Map of the Stuyvesant Town- Patrick Cooper neighborhood in Manhattan.

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Stuyvesant Quilt
|| 11/9/2007 || 4:20 pm || Comments Off on Stuyvesant Quilt || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :
Stuyvesant Quilt

notes forthcoming…

View the Google Map of the Stuyvesant Town- Patrick Cooper neighborhood in Manhattan.

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View the rest of the details:

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Mount Vernon Quilt #6
|| 11/7/2007 || 11:15 am || Comments Off on Mount Vernon Quilt #6 || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :
Mount Vernon Quilt #6

Using this portion of Mount Vernon Quilt #5, I created a derivative tessellation to create this fractal map.

This series of maps is one of my more unique endeavors. From #2 onwards, each was a created from a tessellated portion from the previous map. This recursive tessellation process created a more crystalline map with more lines of symmetry. The projection process was octagon, diamond, dodecagon, hexagon, octagon, and finally, a diamond.

The most important of all the maps was actually the first. From this map I was able to obtain my intended focal point of the mapping process, the Washington Monument of Baltimore. By tessellating that portion, I began the process of narrowing the scope of each subsequent tessellation to the area around the monument. What became clearly evident is the blue rooftop of the Peabody Institute and the unique geometry of the park. The hardest step in the tessellation process became finding the spot on the map that had the most monuments in it. The next time I do a series like this I am going have a set spot on the map that I will tessellate, as opposed to the current method which is a bit more random.

View the Google Map of the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland

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View the rest of the details:

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Mount Vernon Quilt #5
|| 11/4/2007 || 11:47 am || Comments Off on Mount Vernon Quilt #5 || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :
Mount Vernon Quilt #5

Using this portion of Mount Vernon Quilt #4, I created a derivative tessellation to create this fractal map.

Up next will be the final map of the Mount Vernon series.

View the Google Map of the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland

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