Chronological Visualization Of How Knowledge Emerges

Chronological Visualization Of How Knowledge Emerges
technology

A compelling data visualization maps the history of the world according to Wikipedia data.

Stephen Fortune
  • 22 march 2011

This data visualization imagines the history of humanity as drops and ripples on a global map, with the frequency of the historical blips determined by Wikipedia data. It takes advantage of the fact that many Wikipedia articles have both coordinates and references to historical events. Creators Gareth Lloyd and Tom Martin describe their process:

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