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40 Maps that explain the Internet and its history

40 Maps that explain the Internet and its history | El rincón de mferna | Scoop.it

good example of content curation at work is the Vox feature collection entitled "40 maps that explain the internet", which showcases in a highly digestible and visual format where the Internet came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world.

Although at first glance this may look just as a list of maps with descriptions, there's a lot of curation work that can be appreciated by looking just a bit beyond the surface. 

a) Titles and descriptions are well crafted, short, focused, but consistently clear and to the point. 

b) The 40 maps are intelligently organized into six different groups: 

  1. How the Internet was created
  2. The Internet around the world
  3. Threats to the Internet
  4. The geography of online services
  5. How America gets online
  6. How we use the Internet

c) Images of maps sourced from elsewhere are properly credited and linked. 

To the ignorant eye, this will look like "oh, just another collection of maps", but to the avid reader, scholar and to the curious enough to look beyond appearances, the value of this editorial work is on how it perfectly hides the amount of complexity and research work it has required while organizing and presenting an extremely clear and comprehensive body of valuable information on the chosen topic.

Curated by Timothy B. Lee together with editor Eleanor Barkhorn,

designer Uy Tieu and developer Yuri Victor.

A good example of curation at work. 8/10

Full feature: http://www.vox.com/a/internet-maps 

Via Robin Good, Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, June 10, 2014 7:20 AM

40 mapas que explican INTERNET


Mechanical Walking Space Man's curator insight, June 14, 2014 7:27 AM

Mapping virtual experience…

Rescooped by Mariano Fernandez S. from Las TIC en Ciencias de la Salud

Future science: Using 3D worlds to visualize data

Future science: Using 3D worlds to visualize data | El rincón de mferna | Scoop.it

Take a walk through a human brain? Fly over the surface of Mars? Computer scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pushing science fiction closer to reality with a wraparound virtual world where a researcher wearing 3D glasses can do all that and more.

In the system, known as CAVE2, an 8-foot-high screen encircles the viewer 320 degrees. A panorama of images springs from 72 stereoscopic liquid crystal display panels, conveying a dizzying sense of being able to touch what's not really there.

Via Szabolcs Kósa, Artur Coelho, Rui Guimarães Lima, Carlos Martins, CTIC-FCS-UC
Jan Herder's curator insight, February 23, 2013 10:23 AM

Second Life on steroids

Marisa Conde's curator insight, February 23, 2013 2:15 PM

a travez de Erik Miranda en FB llegué aquí

Jan Herder's comment, February 23, 2013 2:42 PM
Awesome! Thanks for the link