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Mount Vernon Quilt #3
|| 10/30/2007 || 2:15 pm || Comments Off on Mount Vernon Quilt #3 || ||

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Mount Vernon Quilt #3

Using this portion of Mount Vernon Quilt #2, I created a derivative tessellation to create this fractal map. Up next I have another map of Mount Vernon based off of a third dervative tessellation created from this map. The aim is to isolate the area around Baltimore’s Washington Monument.

Unlike previous fractal maps, I have made a slight correction to the source imagery. Earlier this year I discovered how my quilt projection template slightly over-projects the imagery. To combat this, I tried something new with this map. Prior to tessellation, I reduced the source imagery about 10 pixels (or about .003%). I am not sure how much it helped, since I am not exactly sure how much I have over-projected the imagery, but I think I’ll do this from now on.

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Mount Vernon Quilt #2
|| 10/29/2007 || 10:39 am || Comments Off on Mount Vernon Quilt #2 || ||

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Using this portion of Mount Vernon Quilt, I created a derivative tessellation to create this fractal map. Up next I have another map of Mount Vernon based off of a second dervative tessellation created from this map.

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Mount Vernon Quilt
|| 10/28/2007 || 6:15 pm || Comments Off on Mount Vernon Quilt || ||

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Lately I’ve been going to Baltimore to work on some tasks and have spent a fair amount of time traversing the streets of old downtown Baltimore. I find the city to have quite a unique character. I enjoy these getaways from DC very much and it’s cheap- only $14 roundtrip on the MARC trains. Cab rides within DC cost more than that!

Mount Vernon is a historic neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland. Included in this area (and above map) is my favorite monument in Baltimore: the Washington Monument. I prepared a derivative tessellation to show more imagery of the monument in the next map. It should look interesting.

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Silver Spring Quilt #3
|| 10/25/2007 || 12:16 pm || Comments Off on Silver Spring Quilt #3 || ||

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Using a portion of Silver Spring Quilt #1, I made a derivative tessellation and created this fractal map. The “lines” seen above are reflections of the Metro line around the Silver Spring Metro Station.

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Silver Spring Quilt #2
|| 10/24/2007 || 3:12 pm || Comments Off on Silver Spring Quilt #2 || ||

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Up next will a a fractal version. It should look pretty cool :-) It’s too bad that the source aerial photograph was taken so late in the afternoon because the shadows obscure a lot of what’s on the ground.

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Silver Spring Quilt
|| 10/23/2007 || 2:59 pm || Comments Off on Silver Spring Quilt || ||

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Over the last few months I’ve been going to Silver Spring for business and I decided to get around to making a map of the central business district.

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Bethesda Quilt #2
|| 11/10/2006 || 9:26 am || Comments Off on Bethesda Quilt #2 || ||

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I scaled this one slightly to show more of the area. The goal was to create a full circle out of the school’s track.

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Bethesda Quilt
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Bethesda Quilt by Nikolas Schiller

I am starting to make my way out to the suburbs of Washington, DC…

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ISO – La Haine
|| 11/8/2005 || 7:59 am || Comments Off on ISO – La Haine || ||

So last night while I was coding my “Geospatial Art” layer for Google Earth, I decided to attempt to find a copy of “La Haine,” online, and of course I couldn’t! The film was recently released on DVD, but only with Region 2 encoding (WTF!). I decided to put a posting on craigslist about it the film, and hopefully someone will respond…. I really want to see the film again!

I was thinking about synergistic events and how the riots in France could easily be replicated here in Washington, DC. Granted I am not one to cause destruction of other people’s belongings, read: I am NOT going to do this, but I was thinking last night how poignant it would be to see the marginalized residents of SE Washington, DC burning cars to show the world that poverty exists here in DC as well. The most far-fetched idea that someone came up with was burning 51 cars from Virginia & Maryland in the confines of DC. The 51 cars would represent DC as the 51st state, and the synergistic aspect to this theoretical vandalism is the Supreme Court ruling last week that struck down the commuter tax the District hoped to impose on Maryland & Virginia drivers. Essentially, DC residents are marginalized both economically (some residents) and democratically (all residents), and the destruction of cars from Maryland & Virginia would show the world that the residents are fed up and beginning to fight back.





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