In much of the same spirit of the recent Cartographies of Time, the BBC is running a series on The Beauty of Maps. They’ve got two branches. The first is historical, which is an exploration of some of the world’s oldest existing maps. As a complement, the second is a study of digital worlds, or maps of virtual spaces.
Of course being in the US I don’t get to watch it in all its HD glory, but at least the BBC tossed the US a bone and posted a few clips on YouTube (below).
The British Library has just (today apparently) opened its “Magnificant Maps” exhibition, if you were looking for something else to be jealous about….
oh why thank you, mike. you are far too kind.
Details of the map of science shown at 56s in the youtube clip can be found at:
Bollen J, Van de Sompel H, Hagberg A, Bettencourt L, Chute R, et al. 2009 Clickstream Data Yields High-Resolution Maps of Science. PLoS ONE 4(3): e4803. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004803