Mapping Humbead’s Map Interactively

using d3js to begin making humbead’s revised map of the world interactive.

My wonderful student research assistant Lambus Li at Middlebury College has begun to create a digitally interactive version of Humbead’s Revised Map of the World. We have experimented with ArcGIS (more to come on that), but for now are finding some interesting initial success with d3js as a tool for making the map feel more responsive to the user’s explorations of it.

Additionally, Lambus is beginning to investigate using D3JS to create network analysis-like visualizations of the “list of population”: the over 800 names around the edges of Humbead’s Map, for which my former (and similarly amazing) research assistant Sarah Bruyere at Northwestern University assembled metadata and information.

More on the overarching project here: Revising Humbead’s Revised Map of the World: Digitally Remapping the Sixties Folk Music Revival.

D3JS animation prototype for Humbead’s Revised Map of the World, created by student research assistant Lambus Li, February 2019.
The original: Earl Crabb & Rick Shubb, Humbead’s Revised Map of the World, 1968.

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