AHA Blog Highlights Importance of Historical Thinking in regard to “Time Maps” and Data Visualization

The “AHA Today” blog post today might be of interest to my colleagues here.  It highlights the relevance and importance of historical thinking in regard to the rise of digital means of handling and visualizing historical data and information (including through timelines — echoing some of Steve’s points).  It also links to what sounds like an interesting presentation at the recent SXSW conference on  “Maps of Time: Data as Narrative” (which opens by asking “What’s the relationship between visualized data and the story we want to tell?”) and to a fascinating looking visualization tool called ChronoZoom — both of which I am eager to explore a bit.

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By day, Deputy Secretary of the Faculty, UNC-Chapel Hill. Also, Adjunct Associate Professor of History. Sometime National Park Service consultant. Blue Ridge Parkway expert. Always a historian.

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