Tuesday, September 25, 2007

ID - Visual data of the ME conflicts

The Middle-Eastern conflict/political scene is definitely one of the topics I will NEVER get into - way too complicated to handle, too sensitive to even discuss.

Nevertheless, since today is *supposedly* an important election day in Lebanon, I thought I'd post a couple of interesting links.

I came across these visual representations of the conflicts history in the ME a while back. Most of them surfaced last year, but they're still worth seeing.

Take a look:

> The Middle-East Buddy list:
A chart of the region's players to understand "who likes whom, who can't stand each other, and who's not sure".
Click here.

> Animated Middle-East history:
"A 90 second animated map illustrating who has conquered the Middle East over the past 5,000 years, including the Egyptians, Turks, Jews, Romans, Arabs, Greeks, Persians, Europeans etc..."
Click here.

> Strife and power in the new ME:
"Interesting infographics attempting to describe the underlying issues in the current mideast conflict".
Click here.

PS: Topic closed. I will consider these as examples of information architecture.

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