ARP Database Notes

Software configuration for commodity x86/86_64 linux art research platform.


Assume Fedora 27. See base document for full software stack.

Database Setup 1: server mysql

Both the wiki and wordpress require a database. So, pick the MySQL database, which is packaged as mariadb on Fedora. Project page for MariaDB.

dnf install -y mariadb mariadb-server php-mysqlnd phpMyAdmin

Secure it (and set the root password on the database) with


And enable and start it via

systemctl enable mariadb.service
systemctl start mariadb.service

To use the web-ui to administer, go to


Configuration file is: /etc/my.cnf
Log file is:/var/log/mariadb/mariadb.log
The site files are in prefix:/var/lib/mysql

Database Setup 2: per-user postgressql

For non-platform use, aka for individual users, pick the glom front-end for the postgres database. Some platform notes are here.

dnf install -y postgresql postgresql-server postgresql-libs postgresql-contrib phpPgAdmin

Initialize the database

postgresql-setup --initdb --unit postgresql

Then enable and start

systemctl enable postgresql
systemctl start postgresql

To use the web-ui to administer, go to


There is a graphical database called glom that is similar to FileMakerPro on the mac and Access on windows.

dnf install -y glom

Art Distribution Case Studies

Survey and analysis of publishing and distribution methods for a variety of arts groups.

Pending sites and organizations as per

Artistic Research Platform Notes

Software configuration for commodity x86/86_64 linux art research platform.


Assume Fedora 27.


The wide variety of web and print platforms for contemporary artistic research can be found at the survey.


  1. Database
  2. Webserver
  3. Content Management System
  4. Wiki
  5. Etherpad
  6. IPFS

Cartography Futures

1.dymaxion to authagraph to myriahedral projections
Buckminister Fuller and co-cartographer Shoji Sadao, designed an alternative projection map, called the Dymaxion map. Since then, several other projections have been proposed that evolve the idea of map projections in a similar manner. Favorites are:
2. new approaches to population density, use natural earth data and then read the shapefile with python


4. geospatial python


5. example api

Ben Fry Geospatial

Processing started with a map of zip codes. Since then, Ben Fy has made some extraordinary maps of the United States, a few of which are listed below.

1. zipdecode. How does the postal code numbering work in the United States?

2. allstreets.

Visual ChangeLog as Obelisk v10

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Visual ChangeLog as Obelisk v7

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