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musicundergroundmap.jpga relational visualization chart showing the branches & connections of 100 years of music using the London Underground map. train lines denote different music styles (e.g. pop.soul, reggae) & are directional according to time, branch lines represent sub-genres (e.g. rock divides into grunge & psychedelia). stations represent music artists, so that key stations naturally are linked to the most eclectic artists. see also music similarity map & artist similarity visualization & music plasma.
[guardian.co.uk (pdf) & guardian.co.uk|thnkx Rajio]

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This map is similar in spirit to Simon Patterson's 1992 reworking of the Underground map with philosophers, explorers, saints, etc. called "The Great Bear" featured at the Tate Modern:
http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?cgroupid=999999961&workid=21700

Tue 21 Feb 2006 at 3:13 AM

look impressive, thnkx shaun!

Tue 21 Feb 2006 at 7:44 AM
infosthetics

That is very, very cool.

Can you do that DNA thing I read about the other day - when you have your DNA mapped out as an art work?

Mon 27 Feb 2006 at 5:48 PM

Metal?
Punk?
Goth?

Where are they?

Thu 25 Jan 2007 at 10:03 PM
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