When you click on a pinpoint, a popup is presented.
By default, the popup is a small window. To enlarge, click on the “Maximize” button. To minimize, click on the “Restore” button.
The heading of every popup has the name of the play the element is from and the year(s) during which it was written.
The popup information includes the absent element, the category and subcategory of absent elements it has been placed under, the timeframe of absence (whether it is absent in the past, the present (ongoing), or the future, given the context in the play) and the location and region of the world that the element has been pinpointed to.
Textual information includes the character that makes the primary mention of the element as well as the act, scene, and line numbers of the lines of the primary mention.
Every element also has a media representation of how we perceive Shakespeare’s contemporaries might have represented the element.
Clicking on the image takes you to the original source (on the Folger LUNA Database or the Wikimedia Commons) in a new tab. The page has the image as well as other contextual information about the image. The images are free to download but must be cited if represented in any other work.
Close the tab or return to the original tab with the map to keep exploring.