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Global Agenda Councils Constellation
Author(s):
Daniel McLaren
Institution:
Asterisq
Year:
2010
URL:
http://apps.asterisq.com/gac_constellation/
Project Description:
In November 2010 the World Economic Forum gathered in Dubai to discuss issues on the global agenda. Before the forum, the 700 members of each of the 72 Global Agenda Councils were asked which other councils they would benefit from interacting with. This data was then released to the public as part of a visualization challenge organized by visualizing.org.

Shown here is one of the honorable mentions, an interactive visualization created by Daniel McLaren that shows a map of the strongest collective responses between the councils. It uses the analogy of energy, as described by McLaren: "Starting at the selected node, energy travels outward and is divided among each connection and dissipates when crossing weak connections." Not all responses are displayed because the data has been filtered to show only the strongest relationships.

You can see here another honorable mention from the challenge by Jan Willem Tulp, which has been previously featured in VC.


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