Recorded at Cal Day 2011, University of California, Berkeley.
Visualizing Big History
Professor Walter Alvarez & Researcher Roland Saekow
Today, a new interdisciplinary field called Big History is unifying the study of all of the past, bringing together the history of the cosmos, earth, life, and humanity.
Visualizing and comprehending the past 13.7 billion years has become one of the greatest challenges for Big History.
Professor Alvarez will introduce ChronoZoom, a free zoomable timeline being developed at UC Berkeley.
ChronoZoom homepage: http://www.ChronoZoomProject.com