The outcome of the efforts of more than 80 researchers worldwide, the e-Diaspora Atlas is the first of its kind, with some 8,000 sites archived and observed in their interactions. The variety of supports it offers – not only printed maps but also its own smartphone application and website – make it a truly unique publishing venture.
The application – which can be downloaded free from the App Store – enables readers equipped with an iPhone to access articles and videos by the researchers concerned via the graph accompanying each diaspora. This additional pedagogical material expands on the interpretation of the moments T frozen on the paper page.
This application also provides a link to a third and even richer level of reading: a companion website provides a space allowing the user to appreciate the full dynamic evolution of the corpuses and visualize them in their entirety. This digital restitution makes it possible, in particular, to access personally the e-Diasporas research tools and platform, to manipulate the maps, to cross and compare the data and to move about within the graphs.
This app is a companion of the e-Diasporas Atlas paper version (available on bookstores). The user is invited to browse the e-diasporas list system to access the graphs if he doesn’t have the paper version of the Atlas.
A detailed user’s guide to the e-Diasporas Atlas is available at: http://www.e-diasporas.fr et http://maps.e-diasporas.fr