KV in museums

December 27, 2010

The new Museo del Novecento in Milan offers a knowledge visualization of its content, color coded by topic. The multiple visualizations and mapping seem a fusion style of architecture and info-graphics. It connects the themes in the abstract circle diagram to the physical map of the museum. Too bad that the words are too small to be read!

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Knowledge map of online communities

October 21, 2010

Randall Munroe, the young and famousĀ  author of the xkcd webcomic, has just released a beautiful knowledge visualization. It’s the update of its online communities map. “Size on map represents volume of daily social activity”. The map is very well done showing both how the map is embedded into a bigger context (spoken language, email, sms, etc.) and providing as well zoom-in for the two hot topics of blogs and forums.

It’s a nice mix of informative content, providing overview and details, and hilarious jokes of the Web 2.0 mania, such as “desert of food updates” on twitter, “people you can’t unfriend“, and “the great firewall” between China and the rest of the map!

Online communities map

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