The complete Lost-Series as Data-Visualization

Santiago Ortiz aus Buenos Aires hat die kompletten Scripts und alle Dialoge der Serie Lost in interaktiven Diagrammen und Matrizen visualisiert, indem er die Daten aus der Lostpedia gezogen hat. Ich hab' Lost ja aufgegeben und habe er wirklich drei oder viermal mit der Serie versucht, bin aber nie auch nur halbwegs damit warmgeworden und halte Lost für ziemlichen Bullshit, aber als Datenvisualisierungsarbeit ist das hier ziemlich großartig.

Lostalgic opens to a list-like super-script of every line of dialogue from the six seasons of the Lost. 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.

Anatomy of a Series – Santiago Ortiz’s Lostalgic (Die Tage gingen auch „80s Point-and-Click“-Versionen von Lost rum, das waren aber nur so mittelokaydoofe Pixelillus und stinken gegen das hier sehr gewaltig ab.)