Cartographic Projection of Spherical Networks

Many articles deals with the ethical issues raised by data storage and maintenance, but few of them deal with the ethic of data visualization. In collaboration with Philippe Rivière, we applied the cartographic projection usually emplyed with Earth’s maps to display a spherical network on a flat sureface. The work criticizes the assumption that netowks have to be limited in a framed space, which is not the case of the spherical surface. The images shows how in spherical networks the space is continuous and not limited, which avoid to place individuals on the edges for a more democratic visualization.