2000 years of cultural migration mapped in just over a minute

Photo Credit: Matt Ming via Compfight cc

Photo Credit: Matt Ming via Compfight cc

How cool is this – 2000 years of culture mapped in just over a minute.  Take a peak & marvel at the innovative way cultural movement is portrayed.

Northeastern University researchers map 2,000 years of cultural migration:

[The researchers] tracked the birth and death locations of more than 150,000 intellectuals (culled from several databases, including the General Artist Lexicon, the Getty Union List of Artist Names, and Freebase) in Europe and America over the span of the last two millennia. They then visualized the results by mapping the geographical trajectories of these artists and thinkers over their lifetime, marking birth places in blue and death places in red.

I originally saw this post here.


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