A Galaxy of Information
December 10, 2014 5:40 AM   Subscribe

Wiki Galaxy is a Wikipedia represented as a galaxy. You can see links between articles, fly around, orbit an article and see other users zooming around whilst you do it.
posted by Just this guy, y'know (14 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
 
Some pages appear as "unavailable for now", but I love the concept.
posted by DitaPac at 5:47 AM on December 10, 2014


That's no galaxy. It's a nebula.
posted by General Tonic at 7:35 AM on December 10, 2014


This planet has several problems.
posted by schmod at 7:57 AM on December 10, 2014


I must be too old, because that was just frustrating
posted by bjgeiger at 8:05 AM on December 10, 2014 [2 favorites]


HotSauce is back!
posted by Wild_Eep at 8:20 AM on December 10, 2014


So where's the gamma ray burster that periodically explodes and extinguishes all articles in a sector?
posted by happyroach at 8:38 AM on December 10, 2014


From the HotSauce link: most users saw no point in navigating them in a 3D space.

Exactly. Every once in a while I think, ooh wouldn't it be cool if I could just fly through this data and, like, be ONE with it? But no, not really.

A for effort.
posted by simra at 10:46 AM on December 10, 2014


My God! Its full of stars!

The author's site is an interesting thing though I wanted to play with everything unavailable.

I'm curious how the thing goes together: there's weird clustering that I'd expect was born of something other than randomness but maybe its just randomness.

Nice link.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 11:25 AM on December 10, 2014


Oh, oh, I was about to post this! Am I correct that you can also see the other people flying through? It may not be the most efficient way to find something (at least for now) but holy cow is this neat!
posted by Room 641-A at 11:37 AM on December 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


Someone should do this to Conservapedia so we can see the overwhelmingly dense traffic in the Homosexuality Constellation.
posted by Ray Walston, Luck Dragon at 12:28 PM on December 10, 2014


Non-snarkily I actually think this is beautiful.
posted by Ray Walston, Luck Dragon at 12:32 PM on December 10, 2014


Is there a way to actually read the article, once you arrive at its planet? I kept flying to the planet and then all I could do was sit there and look at it, I couldn't read anything. Clicking on it didn't do anything and I didn't see any "read article" buttons or anything.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 2:41 PM on December 10, 2014


When you click on a planet, are you seeing the info window with the page loaded on the left-hand side? At the top of that pane is a link to expand it to full screen. The formatting is a little wonky, however.
posted by Room 641-A at 5:18 PM on December 10, 2014


I want to view this with the Oculus Rift.
posted by lollusc at 7:47 PM on December 10, 2014


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