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

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Stuyvesant Quilt

notes forthcoming…

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

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My first album cover: Thievery Corporation – “Supreme Illusion”
|| 9/17/2007 || 1:06 pm || Comments Off on My first album cover: Thievery Corporation – “Supreme Illusion” || ||

I am very honored to have my first album cover be from DC-based, international recording artist, Thievery Corporation. They have been nominated twice for a Grammy Award for best package design and I personally feel that this album cover uniquely showcases their “outernational” style. Record cover features Lower Manhattan Quilt and Pentagon Quilt


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Cities & Nature – My first book cover
|| 1/31/2007 || 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.

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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 :)



Lower Manhattan Quilt #2
|| 9/6/2006 || 7:01 pm || Comments Off on Lower Manhattan Quilt #2 || ||

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I had to zoom out a tad to get the circle to work out. Of course this causes a decrease in the spatial resolution of the tessellation, but since the first map of the series was made at exactly .6m, I figured I could get away with making this one a bit more abstract. Oh yeah, I decided to go with “Lower Manhattan Quilt” :) I think it geographically fits better.

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Lower Manhattan Quilt
|| 9/5/2006 || 6:50 pm || Comments Off on Lower Manhattan Quilt || ||

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This map turned out perfect. The swaths from the airplanes that took the original photographs create an interesting color differential around the center and the site of the World Trade Center fell directly on a seam (check the details).

View the Google Map of lower Manhattan.


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Central Park Quilt – North #2
|| || 11:01 am || Comments Off on Central Park Quilt – North #2 || ||

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View the Google Map of the northern half of Central Park in New York City.



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Central Park Quilt – North
|| 9/4/2006 || 10:54 am || Comments Off on Central Park Quilt – North || ||

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This map will be featured on the cover of a forthcoming book by my former professor Lisa Benton-Short and her husband John Rennie-Short called “Cities & Nature” (Routledge 9/07)

View the Google Map of the northern half of Central Park in New York City.

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Central Park Quilt – South #2
|| 9/3/2006 || 10:49 am || Comments Off on Central Park Quilt – South #2 || ||

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Central Park Quilt - South No. 2 by Nikolas Schiller

View the Google Map of the southern half of Central Park in New York City.

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Central Park Quilt – South
|| 9/2/2006 || 10:35 am || Comments Off on Central Park Quilt – South || ||

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Here begins the slew of maps of NYC…

At .60m per pixel, the size of NYC imagery allows for me to download some very large plots of land without creating a massive files. The biggest drawback is that at .60m it only shows about 1/4 the detail of most of the imagery I’ve been using (.30m for DC). This means that its important to preserve the .60m when making my maps, otherwise you won’t be able to see much detail on the ground. After downloading the imagery around Central Park I realized that I needed to break the park up into two sections to preserve the detail. Otherwise I would have created a massively large source tile. Thus I made a north tile and a south tile and honestly, I am glad I did! I think they all turned out perfect!

View the Google Map of the southern half of Central Park in New York City.



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more morning notes
|| 9/10/2004 || 9:33 am || Comments Off on more morning notes || ||

random

This is my first rendering of this series that I used randomized satellite images for both the inner and outer parts of the rendering. I think I have now come up with a suitable offshoot for this project. In the next few renderings, I am going to try using only one satellite image- a randomize image for the torus and the same non-randomized image for the center. It should look nice.

On a different note, today is September 10th, 2004 and 3 years ago today I flew from Saint Louis to DC. At the time, I was visiting my girlfriend for the weekend and she said goodbye to me at the gate- the last day that happened in America. When I asked her about that day and the subsequent dream, she said that I joked about how weak the security was and how the screeners didn’t check my bags at all. On a slightly more synchronous note, John Kerry is in Saint Louis today campaigning.





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