Thursday, June 25, 2009

Cultural Cartography

Who Knew Whom is an online database which focuses upon the connectivity of famous people. Compiled by Nat Goodden of the University of Gloucestershire, the intention is to provide a map of cultural networks based on the connections - such as by friendship, acquaintance, family, or collaboration - between artists, musicians, scientists, philosophers and other notable people throughout history. Each connection must be proven by evidence that can be supported by an authoritative source available on the Internet. The database is searchable by name, or by browsing an alphabetical list of names, and provides a brief summary of each individual's connections to other people in the database.
Access: Free