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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.

 

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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.

 

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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".

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Taken on March 24, 2010