Some things to think about for talking about chronologies tomorrow:

What argument does a timeline make? How natural is it? How natural does it seem?

What can we do to make timelines better? How does making them digital allow us to do that? How can we add additional information, a y axis, hyperlinks?

Come prepared with some good examples of timeline from the web, from exibits, and elsewhere. What makes them work, or not work? How do they deal with long, complex, or challenging chronological stories?

What advice should we give to timeline designers? How can we make timelines tell a story that goes beyond chronology?

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