How Cultures Move Across Continents
August 01, 2014
unexpected: People don’t like to move too far from home, even in the 21st century. Despite the invention of trains, planes and cars, artists nowadays don’t venture much farther from their birthplaces then they did in the 14th century. The average distance between birthplace and where a person dies hasn’t even doubled in 400 years, the team found. (It’s gone from 133 miles to 237 miles.)
The models are the latest application of a rapidly growing field, called network science — which uses visualizations to find the underlying patterns and trends in complex data sets.