This may be the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen–even if it wipes the table with my rag of a blog. Ward Shelley must be brilliant, crazy well-read, and a bit of a digital humanist to make this:
Branching from the Gothic novel’s fine, but personally, I’m not sure that Gormenghast belongs so very close to “Sword and Sorcery” tales. Anyway, see Flowing Data for more really intense data visualization projects.
Update: This has been the 185th post of the Scattering. There will be more, soon–it’s Spring Break! And because I’m kind of ridiculous, I’ll be spending it reading SF. Up next: The Doom Guardian, by Julie Ann Dawson.