Together with my colleagues in Seattle and Umea, I modified the “change over time” visualization to tell a specific story: The formation of neuroscience as a field of its own right over the last decade. Originally scattered across related disciplines (such as medicine, molecular and cell biology or neurology), the neuroscientific journals start to define a niche of their own, reflected in the dense cluster emerging in 2005.
And here is some more in depth info: → read more
The well-formed.eigenfactor project will be at display at the Information Aesthetics Showcase, curated by Victoria Szabo, at SIGGRAPH 2009, August 3–7 in New Orleans. I will also give a little Monday morning talk on the project and am really excited to be part of this first intrusion of the information aesthetics scene into the conference on computer graphics!
Finally, the results of a cooperation with the guys from eigenfactor are online!
For the impatient: here’s the direct link: http://well-formed.eigenfactor.org
The site features 4 different visualizations, trying different approaches to mapping information flow and citation structure in the sciences.