Project Update: Genecology Project: Testing Dynamic Layouts in Cytoscape

This video depicts a small sub-set (121 actors) of the Genecology Project social network, from 1951 to 1979. We've been experimenting with dynamic layouts as a way to depict changes in social interactions among participants in the field of plant experimental taxonomy in Britain. Each node is an actor, and each edge represents evidence that the two connected actors interacted in some concrete way.

The network data were generated using the Vogon text-annotation tool, transformed to Dynamic XGMML, and visualized in Cytoscape 3.0.1 using the Kamada-Kawai DynLayout.