If Ptolemy had been right, and the magical theory of relativity

By Aimee Whitcroft 06/08/2013

Two excellent pieces of visual science communication today.

The first is a visualisation of what our solar system would look like it Ptolemy had been right. As you no doubt remember, he’s the chap who posited that the _earth_ was the centre of, well, everything.

Sadly I can’t embed it here, but go and check it out! It’s, um, twirly 🙂 And comes out of ‘Astronomy: A beginner’s guide to the Universe‘, of which this is something of the online supporting material.

The second I came across today while searching for examples of good Prezis to show people; The magical theory of relativity, by Petra Marjai.

And it’s marrrvellous. It’s all about the theory of relativity, and does a great job of explaining it to even the most rank of beginners. Lovely information design, too!

magical theory of relativity


Sidenote! If you’re wondering where I’ve gone and what else I’m up to these days, check out aimee.geek.nz 🙂

0 Responses to “If Ptolemy had been right, and the magical theory of relativity”

  • Am I right in saying that Ptolemy was a great navigator and also did one of the earliest maps of the world (not the whole world but a fair portion) ?