A Visual History of Human Knowledge, by Manuel Lima
Stacy Head stashed this in TED Talks
How does knowledge grow? Sometimes it begins with one insight and grows into many branches. Infographics expert Manuel Lima explores the thousand-year history of mapping data — from languages to dynasties — using trees of information. It's a fascinating history of visualizations, and a look into humanity's urge to map what we know.
Feels like the creation of human knowledge is accelerating, too.
We now know a thing or two about a thing or two.
And we can use those things to learn more things!