April 5, 2010

Cartographic Design

mpicton-brooklyn

Matthew Picton‘s sculptures are right up my alley: he makes roadmaps into art.

DB; more at Toomey-Tourell.

mpicton-portland

Claire Burbridge & Matthew Picton
Absence and Presence
Toomey-Tourell Fine Art
49 Geary Street [map]
San Francisco, CA 94108
415 / 989-6444
Through May 1, 2010
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Connie Brown NYC map

Connie Brown makes detailed, vintage-y (not to mention pricey) custom maps. She’s giving at talk at NYPL on April 10th. Much more info (and images) at NGS, linked below.

National Geographic Society via Boingboing.

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nytimes-taxipickup

The Times has an interactive feature on taxi pick-ups (in Manhattan), a nice to their piece on taxi traffic and, by extension, Jonah Lehrer’s musings on commuting. Now if only there was some way to track the Cash Cab…

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I happened to mention Sam O’Hare’s captivating short film “The Sandpit” and the 8-Bit NYC meme in the same post a couple weeks ago: watch the rough equivalent of a mash-up via Asciimeo. It’s not nearly interesting as either of the originals; ASCII-conversion technology was YouTube’s April Fools’ Day joke. (TechCrunch)

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Lastly: SXSW, geolocated.

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