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  • Just In Time: defining historical chronographics

Boyd Davis, Stephen, Bevan, Emma and Kudikov, Aleksei, 2013, Book Section, Just In Time: defining historical chronographics In: Electronic Visualisation in Arts and Culture. Springer Series on Cultural Computing . Springer, pp. 243-257. ISBN 9781447154051

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This chapter is based on a paper given at Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA) London, 5-7 July 2010, British Computer Society, London. It was one of 22 papers chosen for this volume of the best of EVA London 2009-2012 (approximately 160 full papers).

This chapter is historical in two respects. Its first purpose is to enquire how visual representations of historical time can be used to bring out patterns in cultural collections. Such a visual analytics approach raises questions about the proper representation of time and of objects and events within it. It is argued that such chronographics can support both an externalised, objectivising point of view from ‘outside’ time and one which is immersive and gives a sense of the historic moment. These modes are set in their own historical context through original historical research, highlighting the shift to an Enlightenment view of time as a uniform container for events. This in turn prompts new ways of thinking about chronological visualisation, in particular the separation of the ‘ideal’ image of time from contingent, temporary rendered views.

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Subjects: Other > Historical and Philosophical studies > V100 History by period > V140 Modern History > V143 Modern History 1700-1799
Other > Historical and Philosophical studies > V300 History by topic > V370 History of Design
Other > Historical and Philosophical studies > V300 History by topic > V380 History of Science
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W210 Graphic Design > W213 Visual Communication
School or Centre: School of Design
Identification Number or DOI: 9781447154051
Uncontrolled Keywords: Timeline. Chronology. Chronographics. Time. Visualisation. History. Museums.
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2013 22:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2014 16:20
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/1309

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