Plotting Social Networks (Of Fictional Characters) Over Time

January 30, 2010

From the non-academic world, some infographics charting social network interactions over time. In this case, the source is the xkcd comic strip – and the social networks are Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings and three other films.

The orcs in the Lord of the Rings graphic are particularly reminiscent of Minard’s Napolean map.

FlowingData’s Best Visualizations Of 2009

January 30, 2010

The FlowingData site has recently posted their Best Visualizations Of 2009. Of particular interest is Ben Fry’s work with Charles Darwin’s text.

Mapping The Oblique Strategies

May 23, 2009

While trying to find an Oblique Strategies widget for WordPress (hint: there isn’t one), I had occasion to revisit Gregory Taylor’s very useful website about the cards. While there, I noticed a feature of the website that I hadn’t noticed before.

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Game Developer Family Tree

February 16, 2009

A site called Check Your HUD has put together a family tree of game developers. What I like most about this is the attempt to show the relationships between the companies including: mergers, splits, name changes, and companies formed by former members of another company.

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