A New Way To Visualize Data: BBC Dimensions Puts History Into A Personal Context

A New Way To Visualize Data: BBC Dimensions Puts History Into A Personal Context
technology

The latest iteration of BBC Dimensions gives personal context to history by allowing you to compare the number of people in your networks to the number of people involved in historical events.

Paloma M. Vazquez
  • 21 september 2011

BBC and BERG have collaborated to develop Dimensions as a series of experimental prototypes that will help visitors place historical facts into a more personal, relatable context. While How Big Really? was the first iteration a year ago, How Many Really? will now compare the number of people involved in key historical situations to the number of people you know on Twitter or Facebook (or to a custom set of comparative numbers you add yourself).

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