How can you make big data accessible and meaningful to broad audiences? In Histography.io, embeded above, Matan Stauber provides us with one answer to this question by visualizing 14 billion years of history, from the Big Bang to 2015, so users can access and make sense of Wikipedia as a whole.
Keeping this example in mind, we will examine some of the promises and pitfalls of visualizing humanities data.
Annotation #61. Yau, Nathan. Data Points: Visualization That Means Something. Indianapolis, IN: John Wiley and Sons, 2013. Chapter 3. Hypothesis link.
2. Johanna Drucker, “Humanities Approaches to Graphical Display,” Digital Humanities Quarterly 5, no. 1 (2011). Hypothesis link.