Map of Creativity

Found a cool visualization today [via] called the ‘Map of Creativity‘. It’s aim is to present an “interactive database of innovative educational projects throughout the world“.

Map of Creativity

The map itself is very innovative, allowing you to drill-down to different projects by geographic region whilst the visualization dynamically re-arranges itself accordingly. I especially like things like this which allow meaningful interaction without detracting from what it is trying to achieve – something I hope I can carry through with my visualization project this year.


If you like this then you might also like to take a look at Netscan which is another good project that looks at mapping hierarchical relationships of Newsgroups in the Usenet. Variations in colour indicate a change in the number of posts for this month compared to last month.

An aside: If you like photography take a look at ‘Small World Gallery‘ which focuses on the fascinating art of photomicrography. The images were captured through a microscope and are quite incredible to look at.


Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Kamakura. Prior to this, he lived in China and still returns frequently to continue exploring this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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