Wikipedia Re-Imagined as an Interactive Galaxy, with 100,000 Pages as Stars

Thursday, 05 February 2015 - 11:13AM
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Thursday, 05 February 2015 - 11:13AM
Wikipedia Re-Imagined as an Interactive Galaxy, with 100,000 Pages as Stars
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If you've ever gotten lost down the rabbit hole that is Wikipedia, then you'll understand the metaphor. Parisian student Owen Cornec re-imagined Wikipedia as a galaxy in his beautiful and fun interactive Wikigalaxy, which represents 100,000 of the most popular pages of 2014 as stars and clusters them into a galaxy that you can explore for yourself:

 

Wikipedia 

[Credit: Owen Cornec]

 

Although it mostly exists for the visual splendor, it's also a wonderfully intuitive way to explore the internet. Related pages are clustered next to each other, while pages from a specific category all fall under the same color. Every single star is a link to an article, and there are even moving shooting stars to represent bots. The shooting stars seem to just be for show, since I was unable to click on any of them, but the overall site is still fun and informative.

 

Here are some screenshots of me having fun in Wikigalaxy:

Wikipedia 

[Credit: Owen Cornec]

 

Wikipedia 

[Credit: Owen Cornec]

 

Wikipedia 

[Credit: Owen Cornec]

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