A Context Machine for German Literature by Münster University of Applied Sciences

This visualization was my submission to the first feeder round of the global IronViz competition of Tableau. It provides context to the different epoques of German literature by showing the epoques as a circular gantt chart next to historical events, technical inventions and philosopher's works of the respective years.

The epoques of German literature are very unbalanced. Old German High Literature (750-1170) for example covers a range of 420 years, while the epoque of Post war literature (1945-1952) only covers seven years. Consequently all the timelines around aren't scaled properly. The circular layout of my viz allows me to show all époques at the right scale and to provide a lot of context information.