Off-topic, yet again…
Some of you may have noticed that I’m interested in graphic design, and whilst I couldn’t design my way out of a wet paper bag, I still appreciate good quality work. A subset of that interest is in information mapping; basically, the was we represent data and the relationships between points, sets and groups. Some amazing work has been done by Columbia University’s W. Bradford Paley, Kevin Boyack and Dick Klavans, mapping scientific citations. The circular nodes represent a research area, and lines connect any nodes that contain the same papers. The darker a link is, the more papers the connected nodes have in common. The more lines between nodes, the closer they are moved together. This leads to a beautiful representation: (the full image is here)
I promise to blog Azaspiracid tonight!