Visualizing Cross References and Social Networks

Chris Harrison at Carnegie Mellon has produced several spectacular visualizations using Bible data.

First, he created a visualization of cross references in the Bible, showing off the many interconnections between chapters in the Bible. Credit goes to Christoph Römhild for the cross-reference data.

Visit Chris's site to see the cross-reference visualization.

Second, he developed a social-network diagram that reflects co-occurrences of names in Bible verses. Though he doesn’t disambiguate between different people with the same name, it’s still fascinating to look at.

Visit Chris's site to see the social-network visualization.

Third, he made a visual distribution graph of names in the Bible.

Our efforts at visualizing similar data now pale in comparison. Thanks, Chris, for making these great visualizations!

Via Information Aesthetics.

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