What is This? Spirograph 2.0?

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

By Andrew Grant|Monday, August 24, 2009
RELATED TAGS: COMPUTERS
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Image: Chris Harrison/Carnegie Mellon University & Christoph Rômhild/North Elbian Evengelical Lutheran Church

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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