This is a site by the Autodesk Research Team, which claims to be a visual tool to interact with research publications and the lineage of references.
Citeology looks at the relationship between research publications through their use of citations. The names of each of the 3,502 papers published at the CHI and UIST Human Computer Interaction (HCI) conferences between 1982 and 2010 are listed by year and sorted with the most cited papers in the middle. In total, 11,699 citations were made from one article to another within this collection. These citations are represented by the curved lines in the graphic, linking each paper to those that it referenced.
For anyone who has cited references before, this would be a great tool in understanding, not just the origins but the development of ideas and concepts. I suggest anyone play around with this and try it out for yourself
Although this only works with the Human Computer Interaction publication, some journals I'd love to see combined this way would be Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Foot and Ankle International, Clinics of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Imagine the usefulness in discovering trending topics and landmark articles in such a manner?