For several years I have been discussing with Eileen Clegg (one of my favorite visioneers) a way to bring this magic to the web and incorporate it in the blogging process, and I figured it was about time to share some this magic with you. Here's an example created last year by Eileen Clegg and Jim Schuyler from their Mapping the Edges prototype.
The image shown here was produced by Eileen during her telephone interview with:
- John Abele, cofounder of Boston Scientific, founder of Kingbridge Conference Centre
- Jay Cross, founder of Internettime, author of Informal Learning
- Moderator: Andrew Webster, Customized Experience Coordiinator, Kingbridge Conference Centre
- Visual Map: Eileen Clegg, visual journalist
Jim Schuyler then post-produced the mural by adding "hotspots" to the image surface which "light up" when moused over,and when clicked on, hyperlink to related audio, video or web resources. The purpose is to give the reader/viewer the big picture of a complex subject by providing an overall map of the context of the subject and an easy way to "dive down" into the map to get access to a richer layer of related multimedia materials.
I would like to add the ability to "embed" murals like these directly onto the blog page as we can now do with YouTube and Slideshare content like this Thoughts Illustrated: Watch This! The creation of a master muralist! , but for the moment to get the experience of Mapping the Edges, you will need to click here:Mapping the Edges - Conferences
Your comments are always welcome.