Pripyat, As Told By Wikipedia

2013. Typography & Research

Research project into information design.

This poster constitutes an attempt to make visible the layered nature of the texts we read online. It narrates the Wikipedia article on Pripyat: the north Ukrainian city that built the Chernobyl nuclear power plant that fatally melted down in April 1986. Like all of the online encyclopedia, the article is hyperlinked, inviting readers to snowball through a whole network of knowledge surrounding Pripyat. Each of these underlying articles is now presented within the same information space. The poster intervenes in this 'flat' information space by weighing links according to their relevance to Pripyat.

© Dieuwertje Luitse 2014