time for another nerd-out!

The folks over at BoingBoing have done it again, sending that magic train of nerdiness my way. Today’s fascinating blurb concerns it self with…the history of timelines!

The way in which cultures and societies not only measured time, but visually perceived it shows the true evolution of how we see the world around us, not to mention our place upon it. The featured slideshow BoingBoing includes is just a fraction of the archival timelines out there, but are still fascinating to those interested in history, philosophy, astronomy, and even sociology!

Boing Boing article

Direct link to slide show

 

All images are from Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline, by Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton.

 

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