Looking Outwards 8

I read Lily Fulop’s post on Chris Harrison’s “Wikiviz.” Wikiviz is a visualization of how all the articles on Wikipedia connect to each other. I’ve also played the same game as Lily has played, in which one tries to get to a specific Wikipedia article with only a certain number of clicks. Honestly, I find it amazing to be able to visualize exactly what topics are connected and how–as well as how many degrees of separation certain topics have. As a composer, I find looking at the one which centers on music interesting–you can see that somehow topics such as “Vehicles by Brand” and “National Coats of Arms” are connected to music. This whole project is fascinating, and I’d like to thank Lily for having written about it so I could also discover it!

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