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Visualizing Temporal Patterns in Visual Media

Co-author: Jeremy Douglass.


We can ask: If we are currently fascinated with the ideas of flow, evolution, complexity, heterogeneity, and cultural hybridity, why our presentations of cultural data do not reflect these ideas?

The time has come to align our models of culture with the new design language and theoretical ideas made possible (or inspired) by software.

Design, animation and visualization software allow us to start conceptualizing and visualizing cultural phenomena and processes in terms of continuously changing parameters – as opposed to categorical “boxes” still standard today.

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