Looking Outwards 7

Santiago Oritz’s Ross Spiral curriculum visualizes the “history of humankind and all its interconnections.” The screen is split into three distinct sections: the leftmost third being the visual spiral itself, the thin middle third is reveal timeline, panel, and units, the rightmost third is the description. The information is broken down and categorized into: subject, grade, course, unit, learning experience. Each piece of information is displayed differently on the spiral; location, ellipse, color, and size all represent different categories. I really like the artistic implications that the spiral’s radius grows as the grade grows suggesting that the implications and breadth of knowledge expands as age and maturity increases. To me, the program looks incredibly complicated: mapping the ellipse and the timeline to moving the image and mapping the zoom to the mouse scrolling.

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