Tube Map of Science
Okay, this is just about the perfect thing for me to come across on the launch day for A Star Shall Fall.
Courtesy of Jay Lake, it’s a history of science rendered in the form of a map like the London Underground: the colored lines represent different branches of science, scientists are stops along the lines, certain scientists are “transfer points” between multiple fields, there’s even zones to divide the history by century. It’s a wonderfully creative way to represent the idea; heck, now I want to see bus transfers or equivalent added on, to show where a given person was particularly influenced by someone else. You could probably make a number of tweaks to the thing, but the concept as a whole is just awesome.