European Historic Mobility of Intellectuals, 0 to 2012 CE
This video depicts European birth to death network dynamics 0 to 2012 CE according to “deceased persons” in Freebase.com. The video was first published as Movie S1 in the article “A Network Framework of Cultural History” by Schich et al. in Science Magazine on August 1, 2014.
The 'Negroponte switch' as seen on his latest TED talk
Johann Gebhart, Lower leaf of a diptych dial with city view of Nuremberg, 1550. Museum for the History of Science, Oxford
Nuremberg was the centre of astronomical craft in the 16th century, Regiomontanus explained why he decided to settle there: “not only on account of the availability of instruments, particularly the astronomical instruments on which the entire science of the heavens is based, but also on account of the very great ease of all sorts of communication with learned men living everywhere, since this place is regarded as the centre of Europe because of the journeys of the merchants.” mhs oxford
Alexander Keith Johnston, Atlas of astronomy, 1855. Herschel’s section of the Milky Way. Edinburgh/London.
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Gerd Arntz, Illustration for the children’s book The colorful world – Die bunte Welt, Mengenbilder für die Jugend, 1929. Text by Otto Neurath. Artur Wolf Verlag, Vienna. Source 1 + 2.
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