American Zeitgeist Almanac

Kathleen S Temrowski

Take a trip through the cultural ether of the past.


Through the American Zeitgeist Almanac I wanted users to be able to explore different years of American history. Nowadays when people want to know what happened in one year they look up wikipedia and read through events. But I have always found that a visual experience is much more intuitive and powerful. By having a collage of cultural touchstones (including the most popular song of every year playing), you can compare each year and finally understand the difference between 1954 and 1956!


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