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What is This? Spirograph 2.0?

Hint: It represents a best-selling piece of literature.

By Andrew GrantAugust 24, 2009 5:00 AM
Image: Chris Harrison/Carnegie Mellon University & Christoph Rômhild/North Elbian Evengelical Lutheran Church | NULL


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This image renders the 1,200 chapters and 31,000 verses of the King James Bible into visual form. The bars on the left represent the chapters of the Holy Book; the lengths correspond to the number of verses in each chapter. Each of the 63,779 arcs represents a cross-reference, in which a passage alludes to figures or ideas from an earlier one, while the distance between the two passages determines the color of the arc. This infographic was developed by a computer science doctoral student at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and a Lutheran pastor in Germany.

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