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500 BC – Visualizing Opinions with Pebbles

The earliest participatory visualizations were probably voting systems. Voting in Greece was introduced in the 5th century BC. Adult male citizens were invited to express their opinion by dropping a pebble in an urn: a white pebble meant "yes" and a black pebble meant "no". Sometimes two urns were used. The left image is a detail of a Greek wine cup from the 5th century BC, and […]

Added by Pierre Dragicevic. Category: Passive physical visualization. Tags: , , , ,
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