Here’s a particularly great example of showing your work from @derekwalmsley:
A while back, I started drawing a chart of which musicians had studied with others according to passing references in
@thewiremagazine, and six months later (with access to music education still more difficult) we have a brand new special issue
Here’s the special issue online.
In my talks for Newspaper Blackout, I traced the history of blackout poetry backwards, doing what my friend Alan Jacobs calls “swimming upstream.” I got a terrific email from the brilliant Tom Phillips, the granddaddy of the form, who mentioned that he used to do a slideshow called “From Eno to Raphael,” in which he traced his particular teaching lineage from Brian Eno (who was his art school pupil) all the way back to Raphael in something like 20 steps. He wrote, “I ended with Raphael as a big gun though the list perforce goes back to some caveman in Blombos at the Cape.”
See also: climbing your own family tree, maps of scenius