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Drawing Network Visualizations on a Continuous, Spherical Surface

Dario Rodighiero


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  <identifier identifierType="DOI">10.5281/zenodo.4139775</identifier>
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      <creatorName>Dario Rodighiero</creatorName>
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      <affiliation>Harvard University</affiliation>
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  <titles>
    <title>Drawing Network Visualizations on a Continuous, Spherical Surface</title>
  </titles>
  <publisher>Zenodo</publisher>
  <publicationYear>2020</publicationYear>
  <subjects>
    <subject>Cartographic projection; centrality; continuity; design justice; digital humanities; network visualization</subject>
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  <dates>
    <date dateType="Issued">2020-09-08</date>
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    <relatedIdentifier relatedIdentifierType="DOI" relationType="IsVersionOf">10.5281/zenodo.4139774</relatedIdentifier>
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  <version>Pre-print</version>
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    <rights rightsURI="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International</rights>
    <rights rightsURI="info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess">Open Access</rights>
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    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;Despite the great literature regarding network visualizations, their graphic representation is hardly an object of investigation. Sometimes it is worth more attention, especially when individuals are represented. Visually translating communities in networks, for example, implies that some individuals are always situated at the borders of the representation. This assumption is clearly unfair, especially if each individual of the community is connected with everybody else. To solve this lack of design justice, the community is represented on a spherical network where the surface is continuous. In that space, individuals can be situated in a sparse area, but never on the edges. The spherical network is successively projected on the flat surface to improve the network readability making use of cartographic projections.&lt;/p&gt;</description>
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    <fundingReference>
      <funderName>Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung</funderName>
      <funderIdentifier funderIdentifierType="Crossref Funder ID">10.13039/501100001711</funderIdentifier>
      <awardNumber awardURI="info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SNSF/Careers%3BFellowships/P2ELP1_181930/">P2ELP1_181930</awardNumber>
      <awardTitle>Worldwide Map of Research</awardTitle>
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