Via Zach Seward, a very cool exhibit from San Diego based artist and software developer Tim Schwartz. Schwartz went through every New York Times article from 1851 to the present and created a number of systems to visually represent how certain topics covered in the New York Times have evolved over time. For example, at about 2:20 Schwartz introduces a project called Geohistoriography, which overlays a map of the world with a clock ticking back from 1851. Countries grow larger or smaller depending on their primacy in the New York Times in any given year.

That’s just one example of some amazingly cool work featured in this video. Enjoy.


Tim Schwartz visualizes history (1851-2008) through word usage in The New York Times from Nieman Journalism Lab on Vimeo.

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