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DIAGRAM >> The Structure of Boredom
"Part III, the structure of boredom, analogously, is as follows: The self (1) relates to the now or present actuality in the mode of immediate experiencing (2). When that present (3) is symbolized as being devoid of values regarded as necessary for one's existence, one experiences boredom (5). Boredom is the awareness that the essential values through which one fulfills himself are not able to be actualized under these present circumstances. To the degree to which these limited values are elevated to absolutes which appear to be unactualizable (6), one is vulnerable to intensive, depressive, demonic boredom."

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boredom  diagrams  thomasoden  psychology  theology  1969  now  present  awareness  presence  guilt  future  past  anxiety  responsiveness  imagination  trust  emptiness  meaning  meaningmaking 
june 2017 by robertogreco
Cutaway World
"i have been collecting these types of images for many years. i have many more to scan and will post new ones each day. i can no longer identify the sources, as they are mostly pages torn from books, years ago. these are cutaways. x-rays. dissection. third eyes. stripping away the outer shell. revealing. exposing the inside. —Melody Owen"
tumblrs  diagrams  cutaways  via:tealtan  technical  illustrations  drawings  melodyowen 
august 2015 by robertogreco
May-ling Martinez
"MAY-LING MARTINEZ’s new sculpture and works on paper serve as a metaphor for an innate desire to understand and control our surroundings under difficult circumstances. The works in Measured Resistance engage in the larger domain of relations—among ideas, objects, and the human heart—in order to gain a deeper insight into existential issues, such as the need for security and balance. Intrigued by human behavior and thought process, MARTINEZ investigates the paradoxical idea of maintaining control and stability under chaos. At the same time, she explores the idea that reason and logic, as prescribed by science and engineering, can function as a solace to an unstable reality framed by the infallibility of perception and personal subjectivity.

Employing combinations of pre-fabricated objects and her own hand-made pieces, MARTINEZ’s work fuses the personal and the social, the mundane and the mysterious. Their themes and messages are often communicated in subtle form, by turn endearing and seemingly innocuous or vulnerable and repressive—at times hinting at the macabre. Her earlier work—“triggers to evoke memory” as she calls them—which one critic compared to “unsettling dreams with a retro look”, has given way to increasingly sparse and technically-sophisticated engineered pieces. The innocence and nostalgia of the past, often filtered through archetypes of idealized 1950s suburban life, technical illustrations, and the artist’s own personal memories, and, now dramatically paired down, are tempered by the concreteness of logic and mechanical engineering.

May-ling Martinez was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and currently lives and works in San Diego, California. She holds an MFA degree from San Diego State University (2007) and BA in Communications and Visual Arts from San Juan’s Sacred Heart University (1996). 

She has exhibited in numerous venues, including the California Center for the Arts, the La Jolla Athenaeum of Music and Arts Library, William D. Cannon Art Gallery Biennial, Everett Gee Jackson Gallery/SDSU, The Art Produce Gallery, UCSD, Galería José Pepin Méndez, San Juan, PR, and Lugar del Nopal, Tijuana, MX, among others. May-ling Martinez was the recipient of the 2007-2008 San Diego Art Prize in the Emerging Artist category. And in the “Here Not There” exhibition at the MCASD.

Writing by Luis De Jesus and May-ling Martinez for the exhibition, titled Measured Resistance, on view in 2009 at Luis De Jesus Gallery - Seminal Projects."
art  artists  sandiego  may-lingmartinez  diagrams  schematics  technicalillustrations  engineering 
december 2014 by robertogreco
Why Basketball Won’t Leave Phil Jackson Alone -
"Jackson’s life is organized around stark polarities. On one hand, he preaches a Zen acceptance of reality as it is. On the other, he is a man with very strong ideas about the way things should be — or as his opponents have often put it, he can be a bit of a whiner. (Non-Lakers fans will detect a certain radioactive irony in Jackson’s frequent complaints about referees.) As a player, Jackson was an unglamorous nonstar, and the triangle is designed to help that kind of role player flourish. And yet he’s never won an N.B.A. championship without superstars. His two homes, Montana and L.A., are complete opposites: anti-ego Buddhist reclusion versus the fame-drenched ego-circus of what is arguably the most scrutinized franchise in sports. He likes to portray himself as an anti-establishment loner, and yet he’s become deeply entangled in the Lakers organization, in part because of his relationship with Jeanie Buss and in part because the team has not been able to establish an identity since Jackson left; it seems as if every plot twist in the franchise’s ongoing soap opera somehow involves him. In his books, Jackson’s declarations of egolessness sometimes emanate strong whiffs of ego: “In that split-second all the pieces came together,” he writes in “Sacred Hoops,” “and my role as leader was just as it should be: invisible.” If this is invisibility, it is a highly visible form of it. These paradoxes — Jackson’s apparent ability to sit, happily, at opposite poles at the same time — are what make him one of the most mesmerizing personalities in sports.

Of the many plays that Phil Jackson diagramed for me, the one I couldn’t stop thinking about was something called the Drake Shuffle. The scheme was invented in the 1950s by a coach in Oklahoma, to be used by teams that lack a dominant scoring threat — no Wilt Chamberlain or Shaquille O’Neal or Michael Jordan to dump the ball to and get out of the way. Jackson described it to me as a “continuous offensive system,” which means that — unlike many plays, which have a definite endpoint or morph into something else when they get too much pressure — the Drake Shuffle never stops. You could run it, theoretically, forever. All five players move in coordinated motion, taking turns with and without the ball, until they’ve exhausted an elaborate cycle of screens and cuts and passes — at which point the play doesn’t end but starts all over again, with each participant now playing a different role within the same cycle. Everyone on the floor keeps moving, probing, trading off.

The Drake Shuffle sits at the center of a particularly Jacksonian nexus of ideas. It’s a scale-model democracy, a metaphor for the life cycle, a parable of the Buddhist idea of rebirth, one of the Lakota Sioux’s sacred hoops. Jackson’s career itself, with its endings and renewals, its retirements and unretirements, seems like a kind of existential Drake Shuffle, played out over 45 years. He’s gone from player to coach to retiree to whatever it is he’s doing now: cooking, writing, gardening, hiding, self-promoting, advising weary pilgrims from his sacred mountaintop, tantalizing struggling teams, driving endless Internet rumors. He’s in, he’s out, he has the ball, he doesn’t have the ball, he’s moving, he’s moving, he’s moving."

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sports  basketball  movement  philjackson  2013  visibility  invisibility  flow  drakeshuffle  coaching  cv  offense  continuity  continuous  buddhism  samanderson  drawings  diagrams  flagfootball 
may 2013 by robertogreco
Edward Tufte Wants You to See Better : NPR
"Data scientist Edward Tufte (dubbed the "Galileo of graphics" by BusinessWeek) pioneered the field of data visualization. Tufte discusses what he calls "forever knowledge," and his latest projects: sculpting Richard Feynman's diagrams, and helping people "see without words.""
books  knowledge  knowing  2013  curiosity  seeing  art  data  interviews  learning  science  datavisualization  richardfeynman  edwardtufte  diagrams  foreverknowledge 
january 2013 by robertogreco
Thought of a Day
"People have been passing it around as "Venn diagram of the day"…sad, because it didn't show up on Monday. I first saw it last Thursday, pointed out by Reddit link…original image…is an imgur upload with no attribution at all. (…If you know who created this thing, please throw me a tweet.)

…now it's been linked by Gruber & Chart Porn & Huffington & Laughing Squid & probably other places but I'm tired of Google for a few seconds. Like I said, it's sad, & one reason is that the joke is funny but it fails to get at the real problem w/ this whole TSA nonsense, which is that it's nonsense. It serves no purpose except to make air travel slower & more uncomfortable.

But the true sadness is that this image isn't a Venn diagram, as you can easily see:

Venn diagrams map out entities. That is, things; in this case, people. A region is a set of people. There may be people in that central area, but I doubt it. (If you are a TSA prostitute with a medical degree, please throw me a tweet.)"
visualization  diagrams  humor  tsa  ontology  venndiagrams  security 
january 2011 by robertogreco
Kevin Scharp - Diagrams
"Two diagrams detailing the history of western philosophy; the first runs from 600 B.C.E. to 600 C.E., and the second covers 600 C.E. to about 1935 C.E. They are based on Sociology of Philosophies by Randall Collins. Each one is 4 feet wide, and together, they are about 44 feet tall when the font is 12 point."
mapping  maps  visualization  history  philosophy  timelines  diagrams 
november 2010 by robertogreco - Tree Drawings / Arboretum
"Drawing/diagrams in the form of trees, which both elucidate & obsfucate roots of contemporary phenomena & terminology. Sort of like borrowing evolutionary tree format & applying it to other, often incompatible, things. In doing so a kind of humorous disjointed scientism of mind heaves into view.

Published by McSweeney's...Straight from sketchbook, smudges & all, plus a 4-foot foldout guide. It’s an eclectic blend of faux science, automatic writing, satire, & an attempt to find connections where none were thought to exist—a sort of self-therapy, allowing the hand to say what the voice cannot. Irrational logic, it’s sometimes called. The application of logical scientific rigor * form to basically irrational premises. To proceed, carefully & deliberately, from nonsense, with a straight face, often arriving at a new kind of sense. The world keeps opening up, unfolding, & just when we expect it to be closed—to be a sealed, sensible box—it shows us something completely surprising."

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davidbyrne  information  design  visualization  infographics  culture  books  diagrams  art  maps  mcsweeneys  sensemaking  logic  diagramming  order  ordering  terminology  scientismofmind  fauxscience  automaticwriting  satire  connections  forcedconnections  irrationallogic  drawings 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Cacoo - Create diagrams online Real time collaboration
"Cacoo is a user friendly online drawing tool that allows you to create a variety of diagrams such as site maps, wire frames, UML and network charts. Cacoo can be used free of charge."
cacoo  collaboration  charts  flowcharts  free  webservice  mindmap  mockup  drawing  communication  diagrams  graphics  onlinetoolkit  wireframes  webdesign  tools  design  webapp  webdev 
july 2010 by robertogreco
as-built on the pitch – mammoth // building nothing out of something
"Just in time for the World Cup, English architect-turned-artist David Marsh has executed a fantastic series of drawings based on England’s (sole) World Cup finals appearance, their 4-2 victory over West Germany in 1966. Using archival footage played back at quarter- and half-speed in combination with a coordinate system derived from the markings on the pitch, Marsh traced the movements of each of the twenty-two players involved in the game (substitutions were not allowed in the World Cup until 1970) onto sheets of trace."
sports  football  occer  worldcup  diagrams  graphics  infographics  drawings  data 
june 2010 by robertogreco
sevensixfive: How to: Draw the Voronoi Diagram
"Drawing Voronoi diagrams by hand has renewed my interest in the stuff. There are lots of scripts out there for making instant vector crystal foam in just about any modeling or CAD platform, but it's more interesting for me right now to slow it down, take it step by step, and really try to understand the geometries involved. More a heuristic than an algorithm, executing it demands and reinforces the kind of zoned out close attention that almost becomes the whole point of drawing in the first place. The artifact that you get at the end it is just an unexpected bonus: the physical record left by the process of thinking out loud on paper. Below is a rough pseudocode (thanks, mike!) for building it up from a set of points."
continuouspartialattention  process  drawing  craft  voronoi  topology  visualisation  sevensixfive  geometry  structure  space  design  networks  growth  diagrams  fredscharmen 
september 2009 by robertogreco
people clouds (tecznotes)
"I've only been conscientiously tagging my links for a few months, but already I'm starting to get a clear picture of the kinds of material I get from my friends. I love the idea that a nice stick-and-rock diagram can be made to sum up the specific expertise of people I know, and the topics I look for from each of them. ... Do you tag your links like this? Does it help you develop a sense for those in your circle who are go-to people for certain topics? Does it help you get through your daily reading to know what certain people are best at? Don't you wish that Delicious would let you check your own name for the hive-mind consensus about what you're good for? "
michalmigurski  tagging  tags  diagrams  clustering  hivemind 
june 2009 by robertogreco
Lovely Charts | Free online diagramming application
"With Lovely Charts's extremely simple and intuitive drag'n drop drawing mechanism, you'll be able to focus on what really matters. You won't have to draw boxes and arrows, you won't have to worry about what symbol to use."
charts  onlinetoolkit  visualization  flowchart  webapp  diagrams  flowcharts  software 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Archinect : Features : Making Plans
"Making a plan is a machine prescribing a set of actions and relationships, whose result is not only not yet known, but possibly not even relevant."
architecture  planning  literature  design  history  representation  diagram  diagrams  drawing  archinect 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Theory: Feynman Diagrams (SLAC VVC)
"The diagrams he introduced provide a convenient shorthand for the calculations. They are a code physicists use to talk to one another about their calculations."
diagrams  physics  richardfeynman  science 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Visual dictionary
"to learn by way of image with thematic, clear and precise pages, with concise and rigorous texts, bilingual, the InfoVisual will become a academic resource. Different from an encyclopedia or from a traditional online dictionaries, thesauri and glossaries
dictionary  language  visualization  visual  diagrams  graphics  medical  encyclopedias  anatomy  biology  dictionaries 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Mindomo - Web-based mind mapping software
"Mindomo is a versatile Web-based mind mapping tool, delivering the capabilities of desktop mind mapping software in a Web browser - with no complex software to install or maintain."
charts  collaboration  collaborative  diagrams  drawing  mindmap  mindmapping  notes  organization  onlinetoolkit  visualization  visual 
december 2007 by robertogreco
Chart Chooser
"Use the filters to find the right chart type for your needs. Then download as Excel or PowerPoint templates and insert your data."
charts  data  diagrams  infographics  graphs  generator  excel  downloads  free  productivity  presentations  powerpoint  visualization  statistics  tables  howto  math  online  utilities  templates 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Baseball Pitches Illustrated | Lokesh Dhakar
"This is not a complete guide. I’ve picked 12 of the more common pitches: Fastballs: Four-seam, Two-seam, Cutter, Splitter, and Forkball; Breaking Balls: Curveball, Slider, Slurve, and Screwball; Changeups: Changeup, Palmball, Circle Changeup"
sports  baseball  charts  infographics  visualization  diagrams  graphs  howto  illustration 
november 2007 by robertogreco
14 million people interacted with Facebook Applications in August
"The chart is a visual representation of the Activities that the Facebook community used in August."
use  facebook  interaction  web  socialsoftware  social  statistics  diagrams  analysis 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Historical Anatomies on the Web: Browse Titles
"Images have been selected from the following anatomical atlases in the National Library of Medicine's collection. Each atlas is linked to a brief Author & Title Description, which offers an historical discussion of the work, its author, the artists, and
human  anatomy  science  glvo  images  visual  books  drawings  diagrams  libraries  graphics  history  medicine  archives  biology  body  collections  bodies 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Dream Anatomy: A National Library of Medicine Exhibit
"Dream Anatomy (October 9, 2002 to July 31, 2003) was mainly drawn from the National Library of Medicine's extensive historical collections. The Library's resources for historical scholarship in medicine and related sciences are among the richest of any i
anatomy  anthropology  art  body  glvo  history  human  illustration  diagrams  drawings  collections  evolution  graphics  design  museums  science  bodies 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Data Visualization: Modern Approaches
"Let’s take a look at the most interesting modern approaches to data visualization as well as related articles, resources and tools."
infographics  infodesign  information  graphic  graphics  webdesign  visualization  visual  usability  timelines  networks  images  data  graphs  presentations  mindmap  media  diagrams  charts  interactive  webdev 
august 2007 by robertogreco
Ace Jet 170: Life Science Library
"these Life Science Library editions have part green/part cream cloth covers with foil blocked logo and title; and partly because, inside their musty smelling covers, are many hidden visual gems. Some, like the full colour, nearly full page illustrations
illustration  infographics  diagrams  science  books  70s  information  design  graphics 
august 2007 by robertogreco
MindMeister - think together
"MindMeister supports all the standard features of a classic mind mapping tool - only online, and with as many simultaneous users as you like!"
onlinetoolkit  mindmapping  brainstorming  charts  collaboration  collaborative  communication  diagrams  drawing  freeware  knowledge  mapping  maps  mindmap  tools  software  socialsoftware  visualization  whiteboards  interactive  composition 
june 2007 by robertogreco
Cabinet Magazine Online - A Timeline of Timelines
"This is an expanded version of a timeline that appeared in Cabinet's "Histories of the Future" issue. Daniel Rosenberg's introduction to the timeline can be found here."
time  charts  infographics  information  mapping  maps  diagrams  graphics  history  society  storytelling  images  design  data  visualization  graphs  travel  timelines  infodesign  cartography 
december 2006 by robertogreco
Creating Passionate Users: Add graphics to your blog, book, or presentation
"This post is my first attempt to categorize the kinds of graphics I do here, and offer tips for creating visuals that tell the story better and faster than words."
charts  graphics  howto  illustration  images  infographics  visualization  presentations  tutorials  tips  drawing  diagrams  communication  kathysierra 
november 2006 by robertogreco
"Thinkature brings rich communication to the web by combining an instant messaging system with shared, visual workspace. Use it as a collaboration environment, a meeting room, a personal web-based whiteboard, or something entirely new."
business  chat  class  collaboration  collaborative  communication  creativity  diagrams  drawing  education  free  management  meetings  mindmap  online  productivity  share  thinking  visualization  web  work  visual  conferences 
november 2006 by robertogreco
The dashed line in use · Touch
"I’ve had trouble justifying my excitement about this intricate visual detail, so I thought it would be good to collect a bunch of examples from over fifty years of information design history, to show it as a powerful visual element in ubicomp situation
reference  visual  visualization  information  illustration  diagrams  design  communication  graphics  learning  research  art  thinking 
september 2006 by robertogreco - Art - Arboretum - DB "Why?"
"They began a few years ago as instructions to myself in a little notebook—“draw an evolutionary tree on pleasure,” or “draw a Venn diagram about relationships,” for example. Commands to myself to make mental maps of imaginary territory. These a
art  diagrams  information  infographics  mapping  thoughts  visualization  images 
september 2006 by robertogreco

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