A History Of The World In 100 Seconds

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago in Science

A History of the World in 100 Seconds from Gareth Lloyd on Vimeo.


It beats sitting in world history class for an entire school year.
There are 62 comments:
Male 462
Wait this started from year 0.. shoulda started from the beginning of our species.
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Male 247
I think I saw my blip in there--it was kinda fast, but I`m sure it was me.
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Male 6,694
Pointillism not dead.
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Male 3,076
listen to this with this post. AMAZING O.O
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Female 4,359
blip blip boring
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Male 569
The blips are population growth.
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Male 10,440
I think the blips are "notable events" or some such.

It could be interesting, but I crave the entertainment factor. Needs music.
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Male 256
What the fudgeushima was that? Random blips in random colors in random magnitudes with no scale or legend and in the end it resembles a global geographic map. Stupid.
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Male 36
@Danimal91 The blips represent something involving a wikipedia article that contains a date and a coordinate.
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Male 13
are the blips supposed to be like groups of people?....
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Male 2,056
and what exactly are you showing me?
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Male 588
Wow...that is...so incomplete and biased...who would decide to use wikipedia as a source for something like this?
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Male 2,988
history class is WAY more interesting than this video
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Male 133
so I guess they missed Pangaea
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Female 3,598
what is this i don`t even...
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Male 197
The history of world presented in 100 seconds, however, to keep within the 100 second parameter we have omitted the first 4.5 billion years of the history of the world because not THAT much happened... Please enjoy
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Male 356
I`ll take history, thank you.
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Male 15,510
Not good not even for a screen saver
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Male 2,419
starts at 500BC? the world apparently came after the founding of rome
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Male 7,811
davy, to be honest, i miss the green. favorite color and all.
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Male 2,138
wtf of the day
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Male 1,222
Wait people, its based on events...
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Female 165
This is stupid.
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Male 648
no point of reference, no explanation, no sound even. just 102 seconds of dots. I was expecting to learn something, or at least be reminded of something I already knew.
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Male 1
Clearly this is history based on a complete Western slant. I love how there are practically no dots in the Americas until the 15th century. The idea is nice, but the author completely ignored 3/4 of the worlds records.
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Male 639
Because only Europe and North America are historically significant. Go White People!!!
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Male 526
Goddamn, Europe`s like a plague. o_O
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Male 12,138
vv Hey, I`m not defending it, just explaining what it`s meant to be. From the Vimeo website:

"Many wikipedia articles have coordinates. Many have references to historic events. Me (@godawful) and Tom Martin (@heychinaski) cross referenced the two to create a dynamic visualization of Wikipedia`s view of world history. Watch as empires fall, wars break out and continents are discovered.

This won "Best Visualization" at Matt Patterson`s History Hackday in January, 2011. To make it, we parsed an xml dump of all wikipedia articles (30Gb) and pulled out 424,000 articles with coordinates and 35,000 references to events. Cross referencing these produced 15,500 events with locations. Then we mapped them over time."
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Male 197
@davymid - that seems really dumb. So there`s a dot everywhere "something historic" happened? How do we determine what`s historic? Lots of things are, more than dots here. This does not teach anything. Deserves lower than its current 1.5 rating.
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Male 197
wth is this? Is this supposed to just be a ourple background w a bunch of flashing lights that starts to vaguely resemble the world map? How is this a "history of the world"?
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Male 12,138
It`s not populations: Freik pointed it out earlier in this thread. As explained on the Vimeo page where this comes from, they took coordinates from Wikipedia linked with historic events and mapped them out.

p.s. Congrats on the red name, Cobra. Suits you.
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Male 2
maybe it isn`t population but battles... hmm.
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Male 67
History Class is less boring
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Female 227
No, I doubt it`s better than a history class. My history teacher is the best.
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Male 25,417
That would make a good winamp vis
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Male 2,690
I kinda figured from the start it was populations, not impressive as I expected :/
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Female 2,027
uh, this isnt history? population more like
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Male 7,811
not the world, just human populations. it was fun however counting down to 1492 and watching the cascade of populations across the americas. Then watching the major population growth starting at 1900 all around the world.
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Male 226
I liked history before it was cool
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Male 76
I like turtles.
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Male 447
I was excited for 1492. Then the US was all like "dots everywhere"
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Male 79
look closer it forms the shape of earth
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Male 45
hmmmmmmm.....?
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Male 405
Technically thats 102 seconds.
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Male 67
Check out the description on the Vimeo page for an explanation. Basically, they took coordinates from Wikipedia linked with historic events and mapped them out.
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Male 6,737
"I think it`s referring to bombs exploded? Or something....?"

Hah! You really think that?
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Male 6,737
What does this represent? Settlements..?
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Male 219
I think it`s referring to bombs exploded? Or something....?
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Male 432
boring
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Male 1,744
less a history and more just a visual of the population expansion of the world
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Female 8,043
is this broken?
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Male 80
What?!
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Female 412
So what is it? Settlements? Number of people living somewhere?
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Male 588
I`m not sure what I just watched (something about cities being established and destroyed?), but it went along nicely with the song that I had playing in the background.
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Male 97
wut
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Female 1,435
oh civilization. this probably would of made more sense if the map of the world was there too
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Male 39,531

the world is a series of dots... who`da`thunk`it?
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Female 6
uh?
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Male 559
wat
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Male 34
....what?
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Male 20,825
Link: A History Of The World In 100 Seconds [Rate Link] - It beats sitting in world history class for an entire school year.
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