Sunday, March 13, 2011

A map of "old world" empires



I don't know whether to applaud this or not. The technology is trippy. But does the animation highlight or disguise the reality that every image present the product of many decisions about what to include, what label to give it, and what is not worth showing? That's what is going on in any history.

The original is titled Imperial History of the Middle East, but I like my label better. You can see it larger at its original location at the link.

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