A History of the World in 100 Seconds, According to Wikipedia
Gareth Lloyd and Tom Martin won an award at this year’s History Hack Day for this Wikipedia-fueled data visualization, which localizes Wikipedia articles from a given year to a world map location. Spoiler alert: The history is pretty Eurocentric, with an added dose of North America-centrism come 1700 or so.
Previously in data-viz: A time-lapse map of every nuclear explosion since 1945.
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