'Wikiverse' Portrays Wikipedia Articles as Stars in a Cosmos

By: Joey Haar - Aug 17, 2016
References: wikiverse.io & theverge
Wikipedia contains a truly massive amount of information, and to illustrate just how humongous the online, open source encyclopedia is, 'Wikiverse' visualizes Wikipedia as a universe populated by stars that represent articles. The Wikiverse site processes portions of Wikipedia and presents them as a digital sphere that users can virtually navigate, zooming in and out to focus on different areas of the encyclopedic cosmos.

The Wikiverse visualization is not as random as its stellar appearance might project. In fact, the article-stars within the interactive graphic are bunched together through links and similarity of topics.

Zooming fully out of the graphic gives users an idea of the massive size of Wikiverse, yet the maximum amount of articles that Wikiverse can process is 250,000 -- just five percent of the total articles on Wikipedia.