Even the most organized email inbox is mind-numbing to look at, let alone to parse. But a team from the MIT Media lab has created a new way for you to see your email, as an intimate and elegant visualization of your life, organized around people.

Tracing every email you’ve ever sent, a new tool called Immersion crafts a complex web of our lives and relationships. The program maps your personal life in a web of circles and lines that shows who you’ve communicated with and how often since you first opened your email account.

Curious who you emailed the most in September 2010? Or how many 3am emails you’ve sent? Immersion can even trace a specific relationship, from the first email sent, to the most recent exchange.

Watch data scientists Deepak Jagdish and Daniel Smilkov explain how Immersion works and how it came to be:

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