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[UPCOMING EXHIBITION] Mapping: Outside/Inside in the Borowsky Gallery at the Gershman Y
|| 2/26/2010 || 2:21 pm || 1 Comment Rendered || ||

Exhibition at The Borowsky Gallery at the Gershman Y:
Mapping: Outside/Inside

Four artists who use maps to create new understandings of the outside world, including Leila Daw, Joyce Kozloff, Eve Andree Laramee and Nikolas Schiller.


Exhibition at The Open Lens Gallery at the Gershman Y:
Capturing Sky

Large-scale pinhole photographs by Masaki Kobayashi, guest curator: Tsuyoshi Ito


Opening reception: Thursday, April 29, 6-8 pm

Sponsored by The Gershman Y
http://www.gershmany.org/

Location:
The Gershman Y
401 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA



The Modern Geographer is featured in Pro-Prosições vol.20 no.3 Campinas Sept./Dec. 2009
|| 2/25/2010 || 2:18 pm || + Render A Comment || ||

On April 1st, 2009 I received an e-mail the author Jorn Seemann, a graduate student at Lousiana State University, requesting to use my piece “The Modern Geographer” in an upcoming peer-reviewed article for the 10-year-anniversary issue of the Brazilian journal Pre-Posicoes (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP). I was expecting to have to send him a larger version of the work, but to my chagrin the on-line version was able to work for publication.


O quadro O geógrafo não é apenas um objeto perfeito para uma leitura geográfica de imagens, mas também uma fonte quase inesgotável de inspiração para discutir o passado, o presente e o futuro da geografia. A composição de cores, objetos e sombras abre espaço para interpretações múltiplas. Provavelmente nenhuma delas corresponderia ao que Vermeer tinha pensado quando pintava o quadro. O significado original pode perder-se no decorrer do tempo, mas isso não invalida as nossas ponderações. De forma semelhante às iniciativas dos geógrafos de desconstruir os mapas, as obras de arte também podem ser re-significadas como “meios de encontrar [finding] e depois criar [founding] novos projetos, efetivamente re-formando o que já existe.” (Corner, 1999, p. 224). Um exemplo do presente é o Geógrafo moderno, de Nikolas Schiller (Figura 8), que mostra clones do geógrafo cercando uma mulher cujo corpo é uma estampa de fotos aéreas de Washington, DC.


I will have an English translation on-line shortly…..



My Testimony Given Before The District Council Concerning The Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Initiative Amendment Act of 2010
|| 2/23/2010 || 11:50 pm || + Render A Comment || ||

Earlier today I testified at the hearing concerning the amendments to Initiative 59. In order to fit in the 3 minutes that I was allotted, I gave a shortened version of the text below:

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Suggested Revisions to the “Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Initiative Amendment Act of 2010” by the Washington, DC Chapter of Americans For Safe Access
|| 2/21/2010 || 2:16 pm || 2 Comments Rendered || ||

Earlier this month I, along with 10 other District residents, founded the Washington, DC Chapter of Americans For Safe Access, which is America’s largest patient advocacy organization with over 50,000 members. Since Congress had prevented Initiative 59 from becoming law for so long, there has never been the opportunity for the local chapter to form. Over the last couple weeks we’ve met a few times and have deconstructed the amendments to Initiative 59. Below is the official position of the Washington, DC ASA Chapter concerning the amendments:

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Draft Text of the Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Initiative Amendment Act of 2010
|| 2/20/2010 || 1:47 pm || Comments Off on Draft Text of the Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Initiative Amendment Act of 2010 || ||

The draft text of the legislation printed below was amended before it was ultimately passed by the District Council and sent to Congress for review.

Please click here to view the final enrolled version of the Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Initiative Amendment Act of 2010.






I am having to cut my West Coast research trip short to fly back to Washington, DC in order testify at the hearing related to amendments to Initiative 59. Since Initiative 59 was written over a decade ago, the District Council feels that it should be amended before becoming law.

+ click here to download the amendments as a PDF
+ click here to read the original text of Initiative 59
+ click here to read suggested amendments to the language below

Below is the text of the Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Initiative Amendment Act of 2010 as of January 19, 2010:

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Harborside Quilt #3
|| 2/19/2010 || 1:45 pm || 1 Comment Rendered || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :
Harborside Quilt #3 by Nikolas Schiller

This final edition is derived from sampled imagery from the previous two renderings. I chose the layout for this version based on the beautiful geometric design that is created at the center of the map. These two recursive samplings have created an almost crystalline map of the area.

View the Google Map of Oakland Habour.


Here’s another YouTube video that shows Harborside Health Center on KTVU:


: detail :

View the rest of the details:

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Harborside Quilt #2
|| 2/18/2010 || 1:45 pm || + Render A Comment || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :
Harborside Quilt #2 by Nikolas Schiller

This version of the map is derived from sampled imagery from the previous map to create this Octagon Quilt Projection map of Oakland. The recursive sampling employed in this map creates a more geometric geography.

View the Google Map of Oakland Habour.


Here’s another YouTube video that shows Harborside Health Center on CNN:


: detail :

View the rest of the details:

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Harborside Quilt
|| 2/17/2010 || 1:45 pm || 2 Comments Rendered || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :
Harborside Quilt by Nikolas Schiller

This week I am traveling to the West Coast to do research on the medical cannabis industry. One of the places I hope to tour is Harborside Health Center, which is considered the best dispensary in the United States.

I was curious to find out where the facility was located in Oakland and upon downloading the imagery, I realized that it’s location has all the ingredients for an interesting map: a highway, a harbor, and the aerial photography is crisp and unpixilated.

View the Google Map of Oakland Habour. This map uses the same imagery that Google is currently using.


Here’s a YouTube video that shows Harborside Health Center on CNN:


: detail :

View the rest of the details:

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YouTube Video of Edith Piaf Singing “La Foule” with English Subtitles
|| 2/16/2010 || 2:57 pm || + Render A Comment || ||


[WATCH ON YOUTUBE]

I’ve always enjoyed this song, but never knew what the lyrics translated to.

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Go [insert country] Domain Name Registrars
|| 2/15/2010 || 9:48 pm || + Render A Comment || ||

I have a penchant for purchasing domain names. I currently have at least 30, most of which remain unused. This evening I decided to monkey around with domain names ending with .ME – which allows tons of self-centered permutations. As you may know, nearly all the top domain names are owned by various governments and in the case of .ME it’s the government of Montenegro. This simple registration process provides a nearly constant revenue stream for the government.

On the .ME website there is a list of accredited domain name registrars:


Registrar Name Country
0101 Internet Inc JP
12 Register BV NL
1API Gmbh DE
2030138 Ontario Inc. dba NamesBeyond US
35 Technology Co., Ltd. CN
AB Name ISP SE
Active 24 AS NO
Advantage Interactive Ltd. UK
ANO Regional Network Information Center dba RU-CENTER RU
Answerabe Inc. IN
Ascio Technologies DE
BB Online UK Ltd. UK
Blue Razor Domains, Inc. US
Catalog.com US
Communigal Communications Ltd. IL
CORE Internet Council of Registrars DE
CPS- Datensysteme DE
Cronon AG Berlin Niederlassung Regensburg DE
CSC Corporate Domains US
CSL Computer Service Lagenbach GmbH DE
Dinahosting SL ES
Direct I Internet Solutions pvt ltd dba publicdomainsregistry.com IN
Documentdata Anstalt LI
Domain – it, Inc US
Domain People Inc. CA
DomainINFO AB SE
Domainmonster.com UK
Domeneshop As NO
DotAlliance Inc. CA
Dotname Korea Corp. KR
Dotster, Inc. US
DSTR Acquisition PA I, LLC, dba Domain Bank US
Dynadot LLC US
Easyspace Ltd. UK
ELB Group, Inc. US
Encirca US
Enom US
Entorno Digital, S.A. ES
EPAG Domain Name Services GMBH DE
EuroDNS S.A. LU
French-Connexion, SARL.dba Domaine.fr FR
Gabia Inc KR
Gandi SAS FR
Globe Hosting Inc RO
Globedom Datenkommunikations GmbH AT
GMO Internet, Inc JP
Go Austrailia, Inc. US
Go Canada. Inc. US
Go China Domains, Inc. US
Go Daddy, .Inc US
Go France, Inc. US
Go Montenegro Domains ME
HiChina Zhicheng Technology Ltd. CN
Http.net Internet GMBH DE
Imperial Registrations Inc. US
In2Net Network Inc. CA
Inames co., Ltd KR
Instra Corporation Pty Ltd AU
Intercosmos Media Group, Inc. US
InterNetWire Communications GmbH DE
InterNetworX Ltd. & Co. KG DE
InternetX Gmbh DE
IP Mirror Pte Ltd SG
Key-Systems Gmbh DE
KuwaitNET General Trading Co. W.L.L. KW
Ledl.net GmbH AT
Lime Labs LLC US
Marcaria.com US
Markmonitor US
Melbourne IT Ltd. US
ME-NET ME
Mister name FR
Moniker US
MyDomain, Inc. US
Name.Com LLC US
Namebay MC
Net 4 India Limited IN
Net-Chinese Co. Ltd. TW
Netfirms Inc. CA
Netlynx Inc. IN
Nom-IQ ltd dba COM LAUDE UK
Online SAS FR
OnlineNIC, Inc. US
OVH FR
PakNIC PK
Rebel.com Corp CA
Reg2c.com US
Register.IT S.p.A. IT
Regtime Ltd RU
Safenames Ltd. UK
Secura GMBH DE
Spot Domain dba DomainSite.com US
Tierra Net Inc. US
Todaynic.com, Inc CN
Total Web Solutions Limited dba TotalRegistrations UK
Tucows Inc CA
Variomedia AG dba puredomain.com DE
Vitalwerks Internet Solutions US
Web Commerce Communications dba webnic.cc MY
Web Werks India Ltd IN
Wild West Domains, Inc. US
Xin Net Technology Corp. CN
YesNic Co. Ltd. KR

Did you notice the registrar naming convention?

Due to so many people knowing what GoDaddy.com is, there are at least 5 other copy cats:
+ Go China Domains, Inc.
+ Go Daddy, Inc.
+ Go Montenegro Domains
+ Go France, Inc.
+ Go Canada, Inc.
+ Go Austrailia, Inc.


Way to…..copy!





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