The Periodic Table of Periodic Tables

My weekend project.

 

I kept thinking about how clichéd and pervasive (and fun) the periodic table framework has become, and I thought, "Hey, there's no periodic table of periodic tables." I Googled it and I was right. So I made one. Consider this v 1.0.

 

//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

 

March 24, 2010 update: Updated to v 1.1 to fix errors and optimize. The zoomable/clickable version at www.keaggy.com/periodictable is now fully operational, even if it's a bad way to use Flash.

 

//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

 

The big categories ended up being Foodstuffs, Beverages, Elements, Noble geeks, Communication, Design gases, Music series, Earth technologies, Awesomements, Objectments and the Undiscovered.

 

Dear chemists, dataviz geeks, wet blankets, etc: Please don't look for any true periodicity or science to the organization — it's just supposed to be a little bit fun and not a little bit sarcastic. There may be no end to the Internet, but this might just be the end of the misused periodic table.

 

Sources: Internet Database of Periodic Tables, jonesthought, Google, Wikipedia, curiosity, restlessness, etc.

 

Best viewed larger, duh. Actual size 100" x 60".

  • Boris SV 5y

    it is astounding how you did it. effort was worth it.


  • Periodic Videos 5y

    Gutted you didn't include our Periodic Table of Videos, but kudos anyway!

    www.periodicvideos.com/
  • mariannes_stuff 5y

    awesome! this needs to be on a table of the four-legged variety! :D
  • Pat Kight 5y

    I have no idea who you are, but I think I love you. This may be the geekiest thing on Flickr.
  • Nancy Sims 5y

    Awesomest thing I've seen in days!
  • Charles Lin 5y

    "Yo dawg, I herd u like periodic tables, so we put a periodic table in yo' periodic table, so you can look up elements while you look up elements."
  • simone righini 5y

    yo dawg!
  • rfarahdj 5y

    The zoomable/clickable version at www.keaggy.com/periodictable is not yet fully operational ...
  • Bill Keaggy 5y

    @rfarahdj: It is, but my server's been slammed so things are running slow. Getting hit by BoingBoing, Mefi, Make Magazine, BuzzFeed, Mental Floss, HOW Magazine, Neatorama, StumbleUpon and more has slowed things down.
  • rfarahdj 5y

    Bravo ...
  • Erin Stevenson O'Connor 5y

    I love the uber-meta. Well-done.
  • Paul 5y

    wow! fascinating!
  • Ford 5y

    that's hugely ambitious and even more impressive. great work.
  • Stephen 5y

    Neato idea.

    Additions for v 1.2? => Periodic Table of Human Elements: www.ptohe.com/
  • markhenrickson 5y

    meta.
  • Beth Mazur 5y

    I have the periodic table of veggies on my wall in the kitchen. So love this!
  • arnettpk 5y

    We used to have a periodic table of the vegetables print in our kitchen when I was a kid. I didn't get the joke until many years later, in chemistry class.
  • Shazz Mack 5y

    Would also purchase a poster!!
  • auntieNkansas 5y

    Great work! What fun to explore!
  • Swapnil.... 3y

    love it! thanks for sharing..
172,425 views
283 faves
40 comments
Taken on March 24, 2010
This photo is in 13 groups
This photo is in 2 albums
This photo is in 7 galleries

Additional info

  • Viewing this photo Public
  • Safety level of this photo Safe
  • S Search
    Photo navigation
    < > Thumbnail navigation
    Z Zoom
    B Back to context