Sunday, 21 February 2016

Charting Culture

This animation distils hundreds of years of culture into just five minutes. A team of historians and scientists wanted to map cultural mobility, so they tracked the births and deaths of notable individuals like David, King of Israel, and Leonardo da Vinci, from 600 BC to the present day.

Using them as a proxy for skills and ideas, their map reveals intellectual hotspots and tracks how empires rise and crumble.

YouTube link

(via Reality Carnival)

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