November 30, 2002 4:41 PM   Subscribe

TextArc is an interactive program that reproduces the text of more than 2,000 books as works of art.
The software converts the text into an interactive map that allows viewers to quickly see relationships between words and characters at a glance, even without having read the book. Try it with Alice in Wonderland. (Links opens a full-screen window.)
posted by Mwongozi (9 comments total)
That is very cool!
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 4:46 PM on November 30, 2002

Trippy. Just like magical mushrooms. From Alice in Wonderland of course. Yes. That's it...
posted by dazed_one at 5:34 PM on November 30, 2002

Superb. Now if only I could grok the underlying concept...
posted by Pretty_Generic at 5:38 PM on November 30, 2002

Nothing's happening. I don't see any magic. I guess I've always been a bit of a skeptic.
posted by ODiV at 6:40 PM on November 30, 2002

That was incredibly cool.
posted by untuckedshirts at 7:25 PM on November 30, 2002

this seems to be the same sort of idea as something i saw many months ago. it showed the similarity of other music bands to the one you type in. hard to explain; looking for a link!
posted by copper at 8:34 PM on November 30, 2002

here it is: GNOD!
posted by copper at 8:47 PM on November 30, 2002

(click the "related bands" link after typing in the bands you like.)
posted by copper at 8:50 PM on November 30, 2002

Iye! I *think* this is cool, but I don't quite understand it.
posted by Zulujines at 12:57 AM on December 2, 2002

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