We recently shared a bit more about Liminal including the names and faces of the first 41 people involved. You can find out a bit more about each of them on the Liminal People page here. As a member of the community and as somebody working in data visualisation I thought it might be nice to show how these people are connected via their shared skills and interests - 74 in total. See the interactive visualisation below with people represented as dark blue dots and their skills and interests represented as light blue dots. [Please click here for an external link to the same visualisation if you want to view and interact with the data in a larger screen].
We created this visualisation using Kumo by getting the top five skills and interests based on everyone’s LinkedIn profiles and seeing how these skills are connected. You can play around with the visualisation by zooming in and out, or by hovering over a person or a skill for a moment to see who is highlighted. For instance, there are 7 people who have an interest in sustainability and/or service design, 15 people who are interest in communications and/or startups, and 16 people who are based outside of the UK (see screenshots below).
There is, of course, a lot more we could do to bring this network to life visually and we will be exploring what is helpful and practical in the week and months ahead. I’m particularly interested in this kind of analysis, as visualising this kind of connectivity is exactly what my company Dataverz does for organisations such as NIFU, Novozymes, OPERA, Hub APTA, and The Technical University of Berlin. I’m excited to be a member of, and a node in, the Liminal network of networks and look forward to how it evolves in the future.