Tag Archives: David McCandless

Film and TV Time Travel

16 Feb

This is just cool.

David McCandless, a British “data journalist and information designer,” wrote The Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide to the World’s Most Consequential Trivia, which was recently published in the US. Here is an amazing chart that details the history of time travel in film and television. I found out about this from the Good blog, which led me to McCandless’ amazing website, which details the intricate process he took to create this chart (click here for the full size image). Informationisbeautiful.net may be my new obsession. Visualizing and beautifully depicting a broad range of social data — from Beatles songs to successful online dating photos — blows my mind as a methodological process. I wish that I had artistic ability, because I would love to follow McCandless’ model in using such charts to aggregate social data in an accessible, easy-to-use format. I want to buy the book too. It will be a great coffee table conversation piece.

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