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Frederic Kaplan:
How to build an information time machine

TEDxCaFoscariU · 10:20 · Filmed Jun 2013
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Imagine if you could surf Facebook ... from the Middle Ages. Well, it may not be as far off as it sounds. In a fun and interesting talk, researcher and engineer Frederic Kaplan shows off the Venice Time Machine, a project to digitize 80 kilometers of books to create a historical and geographical simulation of Venice across 1000 years. (Filmed at TEDxCaFoscariU.)

Digital humanities researcher
Frederic Kaplan seeks to digitize vast archives of historical information to make maps that move — through time. Full bio
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