The Observatory of Economic Complexity is a tool that allows users to quickly compose a visual narrative about countries and the products they exchange. It was Alexander Simoes' Master Thesis in Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab, which you can read here. The project was conducted at The MIT Media Lab Macro Connections group. Alex's Advisor was César A. Hidalgo, principal investigator of Macro Connections. Since its creation in 2010, the development of The Observatory of Economic Complexity has been supported by The MIT Media Lab consortia for undirected research. For a history of the contributions to The Observatory of Economic Complexity, you can view the project's contributions timeline on Github. A predecessor of the Observatory of Economic Complexity is the product space site, built by César Hidalgo as a graduate student at Notre Dame in 2007.