A year long Twitter story, a month in

By Randall Snare
In December, Elizabeth spotted a post from Jonathan Gibbs, a writer who wrote a story over a year via Twitter, and wanted to pass the account to someone new. Lucky for us, he...

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Talk: 5 minutes, 3 acts, countless feelings

By Randall Snare
Last week, I spoke at The Dare Conference, a very different kind of get together, organised by the tireless Jonathan Kahn. I gave a lightning talk, just to add some extra stress...

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The shape of the tale: an experiment in storytelling

By Randall Snare
Outlines make a liar out of me. I used to hate them; now I just begrudge them. When I wrote fiction, the outline killed my plot; I would race from one section to another....

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A Short History of Everything: a CS Forum Cape Town production

By Randall Snare
It is January, and CS Forum Cape Town was in October. But if you consider the amount of time it took us to recover, the timing's just right. Before we talk about the event,...

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When data visualisation goes wrong

By Randall Snare
I love a good graph. If someone can turn those unsexy numbers into an easy-on-the-eyes series of rectangles, then, well, hooray. But let's be honest about what data visualisation sometimes becomes: the crystal...

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A linguistic investigation

By Randall Snare
The number one song in America right now is ‘We are never ever getting back together’ by the pouty, prolific songstress, Taylor Swift (here’s a video with ransom-note like lyrics only). It’s a catchy...

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About Mapped.

We're two writers who make web things. We're interested in what makes stories go: in our brains, online, in design, fiction, culture and everywhere.

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