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This article was published on August 19, 2016

Wikiverse turns Wikipedia into a marvelous galaxy of knowledge – literally

Wikiverse turns Wikipedia into a marvelous galaxy of knowledge – literally
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If recklessly clicking through hundreds of Wikipedia entries at a time no longer does it for you, Wikiverse is about to become your new favorite way of browsing the internet’s richest encyclopedia.

Built by Owen Cornec, it’s a Web-based interactive 3D map of Wikipedia that visualizes the website as a cosmic web of information, literally turning it into a marvelous galaxy of knowledge you can conveniently explore with your mouse.

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To accomplish this, Wikiverse sources thousands of articles from Wikipedia and then generates a map where it showcases the countless connections and overlaps of information between each entry.

In Wikiverse, each article appears as a star within larger domains and clusters of knowledge. To access any entry on Wikipedia, simply click on a star and Wikiverse will pull up the information for you.

Just a heads-up: The app could be rather CPU-intensive, so don’t be surprised if it freezes or fails to boot on your mobile device – there’s a chance your smartphone simply doesn’t pack enough oomph to run it.

You can watch a demo video of Wikiverse here.

via Reddit

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