This is an interesting little video, presented as a history of the world according to Wikipedia. They’re right it is a history, not ‘the history’ Some say it shows how Eurocentric Wikipedia is. Yes, but that in turn just shows all sorts of other things: who has internet access and time to write Wikipedia articles, the Eurocentrism/ West-centrism of much of the history we learn, and so on and so on. Whatever the conclusions, it’s a great exercise in data visualization.–Brett Davidson


Further Reading

No more caricatures

Engaging seriously with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s life could help us understand how South Africa got where it is and where it’s going.