Awesome Infographic: Six Degrees of Inspiration, Voltaire to Moby


The excellent Longshot magazine, whose staff you’ll recognize from their day jobs at places like Gawker and The Awl, has just published its second issue. The depressingly appropriate theme is debt — and not just the financial kind. Michelle Legro, Maria Popova, and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton contributed the “Circles of Influence” map above, a sort of record of creative debt that manages to link Voltaire to Moby with only four degrees of separation and Issac Newton to J.J. Abrams in six. If you’re significantly intrigued to read more of Longshot — and you should — you can buy a print copy here or read it online and consider making a donation. [via Lapham’s Quarterly]