Visualizing empires decline

This is mainly an experimentation with soft bodies using toxi's verlet springs. The data refers to the evolution of the top 4 maritime empires of the XIX and XX centuries by extent. The visual emphasis is on their decline.




10 centuries in 5 minutes
Centennia Historical Atlas: a dynamic, animated atlas of the history of Europe and the Middle East from 1000AD to the present.




The world in the last 200 years.

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Alex

Ecoclimax is defined by Odum (1969) as the culmination state after a succession in a stabilized ecosystem in which maximum biomass (or high information content) and symbiotic function among organisms is kept per unit of available energy flow.