For our final presentations in JJ’s Digital Art History course, we were directed to put together a 5 minute presentation on our favourite projects from the semester, and I chose timemaps. I didn’t make one this semester, but ran across them for another class and when building the timelines for this class.
To see the accompanying notes, click the gear underneath the presentation to select ‘Open Speaker Notes.’
It’s a challenge to find a good timeline application. In part, this is because timelines are so unwieldy to begin with. But this is also due to the diversity of purposes for timelines. Some folks want to track the life of one notable person (see Kelsey or Lauren’s post). Others are looking to track the highlights of a period or topic (see Erin’s post). Others still use timelines to track the development of a particular object or media (see Colin’s post). I chose none of the above, and instead am tracking family history. Continue reading “Testing of Online Timeline Options”