Santiago Ortiz hat für seine beeindruckende Datenvisualisierung Lostalgic die komplette Lostpedia gescraped und für jede Folge von Lost Diagramme und Graphen erstellt. So kann man sich anschauen welche Figuren wie oft in einer Folge auftreten, wie sie miteinander in Beziehung stehen und jeden Dialog der Folge in verschiedenen Geschwindigkeiten abspielen.
Zooming down to the resolution of a single episode reveals a staccato arrangement of bar graphs that represent each scene and exchange that occurs between characters. Cells can be hovered over to reveal individual lines and the interface provides a chronological map of the series. Clicking through to the matrix view switches over to more dynamic network of character relationships and this is where the utility of Lostalgic really becomes apparent. The matrix visualization displays shifting social constellations: how characters interact within an episode or across the entire series. Opening up the link between two characters reveals a display with a venn and bar diagrams that maps their shared screen time and clicking on an individual provides tree maps that situate the character in relation to the rest of the cast. The matrix repurposes many of these same visual tropes and represents each episode as a narrative grid for mapping character interactions. There is a also a renactment view that provides a chronological retelling of the series as a ‘thumbnail slideshow’.
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