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Popular Science Archive Explorer PopSci Archive Explorer
The Popular Science Archive Explorer
Client
Popular Science
Type of Work
Interactive Data Visualization
In 2009, Popular Science worked with Google to digitize the magazine's archives back to its inception in 1872, transforming 1,563 issues into mineable data. By counting the frequency of every word in a 1.35-gigabyte file containing the full text from those issues, we captured the rise and fall of technological trends throughout the magazine's history.