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14 Billion Years of Historical Events in One Interactive Timeline

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Imagine a significant moment in history as a single dot. Now, imagine every significant moment in history since the Big Bang as a single dot. Sounds chaotic, doesn’t it? Well, Israeli designer Matan Stauber has created an interactive timeline spanning across 14 billion years, pulling every historical event from Wikipedia and visualising each as a small grey dot. And there’s nothing remotely chaotic about it.

Combining pointillism with the art of sound waves, Histography is an exciting voyage through time that anybody would find quick and easy to navigate. A remarkable example of data visualisation done right.

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Claire Shannan

Claire Shannan is the Senior Editor at Visual Broadcast and a specialist in social media marketing. Her main interests include photography, design, music, and film. Connect with her on Twitter: @Claire_Shannan

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