Lincoln Center Global Exchange - Maximilian Schich Conversation

Lincoln Center Global Exchange - Maximilian Schich Conversation

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Tags: Lincoln Center Global Exchange, Lincoln Center Global Exchange 2015

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Dr. Maximilian Schich, Associate Professor, Arts and Technology at The University of Texas at Dallas, with support from Mauro Martino, Lead of Cognitive Visualization Lab, IBM Watson, showcase their recent data visualization that distils hundreds of years of culture into just five minutes. A team of historians and scientists wanted to map cultural mobility, so they tracked the births and deaths of notable individuals like David, King of Israel, and Leonardo da Vinci, from 600 BC to the present day. Using them as a proxy for skills and ideas, their map reveals intellectual hotspots and tracks how empires rise and crumble.

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