Portion of the Temple Scroll, labeled 11Q19, one of the longest of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Digital scan of a Portion of the Temple. Scroll, labeled 11Q19, one of the longest of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Image: Israel Museum, Wikimedia commons.

How to build a Time Machine

Torus ‘ Time Machine Project aims to develop what we might call the “Big Data of the Past,” a huge distributed digital information system that maps the social, cultural and geographical development of Europe through the ages.

The Time Studies project has some key areas of action, which they call “pillars of research and innovation” which, in this case, are four. Check out Torus Studios’ online conference on the first pillar, addressing the technological and scientific challenges for big data and cultural heritage, here:

Additionally there is an idea to encourage Local Time Machines inside and outside Europe. Each in their timeline, whose joint mapping allows for the most comprehensive look at humanity and the globe. Gustavo and Andreas explain that one of the future phases of the project is precisely to reach this global level.

Read the full article and more about the Time Machine project in Torus’ blog post.