I’d like a 3-d, navigable, web of ideas. Much like TiddlyWiki which is “a non-linear personal web notebook”. Only I’d like my creation to be visual. I want to see the nodes connect, like a mindmap (like FreeMind).
This is a diagram (click for a better, larger real example of the diagram):
Each node in the web would be an idea. The highlighted node would be displayed in full. Linked nodes, depending on their degree from the highlighted node, would display limited information.
Each node would contain:
(eg “Changing Media”)
On all displayed nodes
(eg “Data decay is accelerating man’s fall from the Golden Age by obscuring the Great Conversation [GC].”)
On nodes directly connected to the highlighted node.
The idea explained in full ...
This is a tool that visualizes semantic categories, in a 3D context--title, summary and explanation.
For a librarian it is all about cataloging the content, viz., title of the document, description of the document, analyzing the content.
While these look-alike, but there is creativity in 3D visualization--are librarians also creative?
PS. I do admit that all librarians are not alike.
[Michal Migurski of Stamen]
Data Viz: Why Now?
Because the tools and the audience have caught up.
Starting with Map of the Market from the let nineties. This was inspirational but largely alone. This tree map uses size and color.
Our palette of visualization is pretty sparse.
So why now? ....