Inside MSR's Chronozoom with Rane Johnson.
How do you best present history that spans billions of years? That was the challenge taken on by MSR recently with Chronozoom. The resulting site presents a multimedia timeline using DeepZoom through HTML5 to explore significant events across a variety of curated collections from the best professors and presenters around the world. I stopped by Rane Johnson's office at MSR to talk about her project, the challenges of DeepZooming 2 billion years per second in HTML, as well as some of the work she is doing to engage with students to get them excited about science and technology.