Family Tree Update

After reading my ideas on the Ska/Punk Family Tree, my pal Matt hipped me to an open-source graphing widget that he thought might help push the project along: TouchGraph is one of the most badass pieces of code I’ve seen in a long time and I thought it would be a perfect fit for the Family Tree concept… until I plugged in some data. Here’s a screenshot of TouchGraph plotting the relationships between the members of some bands you might know… pretty ugly, huh? Imaging what it would look like once we had 20 or 30 bands on the screen! If anybody knows of a tool like TouchGraph that can display data in a more linear, time-based fashion please let me know.