A dynamic topography for visualizing time and space in fictional literary texts

Andrew Richardson, Duncan Hay

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This paper presents research on creating interactive prototypes for visualizing temporal spatial relationships in fictional literary texts. Developed within the context of the Chronotopic Cartographies project, a practice-led inquiry yielded dynamic visualizations from literary texts, the research explores the development and application of interactive three-dimensional environments illustrating the ‘chronotopic’, time-space relationships across a series of fictional literary texts. Expert feedback highlights the potential of the interaction model as a useful visual paradigm for supporting methods of reflective inquiry hypothesis making. The work also represents a potential model for creating interactive temporal visualizations which support hypothesis making across a broader sphere of the humanities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalInformation Design Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2022

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