immersion: MIT’s new interactive e-mail analysis tool

Last week, MIT Media Lab released a new online tool, “Immersion”. The interactive tool allows users to track their own online presence in a way similar to that of NSA and PRISM. Immersion enables users to view all of their past connections since the activation of their accounts and associate them in a simplified visual way. Talk about a trip down memory lane! Continue reading immersion: MIT’s new interactive e-mail analysis tool

The Histomap: A Clever View of 4,000 Years of History

After stumbling across this map on Pinterest, the history major in me couldn’t help but be thoroughly impressed with the multidimensional set of data it captured. “The Histomap,” — created by cartographer John Sparks in 1931 — captures the history of major nations and empires over time, relative to the global power they contained.

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