This post originally written for a Game Design class assignment to analyze a work in non-gaming media that was created with social impact in mind.
Man's inhumanity to man, Make countless thousands mourn.
- Inscription on the Brookes slave ship
In 1788, British abolitionist William Elford drew one of the first information graphics. He depicted the atrocities of the Middle Passage by diagramming a slave ship’s capacity for packing hundreds of slaves in its galleys for a transatlantic journey.