Nate Wessel

Charta Vitae

Charta Vitae

Started 2019-05 and ended 2020-08

The Charta Vitae, contradistinct to the curriculum vitae, is a map of life. From the one-dimensional “course” or “track” (i.e. curriculum) it expands the contents of a life into a two dimensional map (charta) so that their interconnections can be better distinguished.

In particular, this project uses WordPress and D3 to create an interactive visualization of life events, by way of a WordPress plugin.

This project sort of comes out of the maddening frustration of applying for jobs and trying again and again without success to compress a complex life story into a format that can be digested by machines and the equally faceless, lifeless HR bureaucrats that run them.


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