Sunday, November 22, 2009

Decline of empires

Superb graphical illustration of the decline of the Spanish, British, Portuguese and French colonial empires during the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by Pedro M Cruz (via Economix).

Visualizing empires decline from Pedro M Cruz on Vimeo.

Such visualizing graphics are brilliant tools of illustration. See this one about Brownian motion, the scientific basis for Random Walk hypothesis that underpins much of modern finance.

Brownian motion with processing from Pedro M Cruz on Vimeo.

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