Notes from an interview. For the big picture, see the Interviews page.

Interview with a biological sciences journalist.

Q: What do you think about representing the tree of life with beam trees?

A: likes beamtrees. can see them as a tree. that's good.

Q: What about treemaps? cushion treemaps?

A: Cushionmaps are better than treemaps, but treemaps are so urban looking - so un-organic...

Proximity in the treemap is confusing...what does proximity represent in the tree-map?

What value is being demonstrated by having an enclosed area be progressively subdivided? It seems to imply that more of one thing takes away from the space available for another. Very different from the idea of divergence & greater number of different approaches to life represented by the preferred diverging tree...