Frederic Kaplan

How to build an information time machine

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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, 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 1,000 years.

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Frederic Kaplan · Digital humanities researcher

Frederic Kaplan seeks to digitize vast archives of historical information to make maps that move — through time.

Frederic Kaplan seeks to digitize vast archives of historical information to make maps that move — through time.