Archives for the Month of July, 2010

8 Bit City Maps

An interesting project creating 8 bit street maps for popular cities using openstreetmap data and a custom rendering engine taking you back to the good old days of the C64 and NES. openstreetmap vs. 8bitmap (Austin, Texas) Currently included cities are : London, Austin, Seattle, NYC, Amsterdam, Washington DC, Berlin, Detroit, San Francisco. But since it [...]

Fractals – The art of roughness

“The most important thing I have done is to combine something esoteric with a practical issue that affects many people.” - Benoit Mandelbrot Benoit Mandelbrot gave a talk recently about his work on fractals and his more recent approach on using fractals when analyzing the  stock market behavior. A fractal is “a rough or fragmented geometric shape [...]

Brooklyn – Escaping the sun