Universe is a system for deducing modern mythology — automatically generating new constellations for today’s night sky, based on continuous analysis of more than 20,000 international news sources.
Universe portrays all information as being interconnected — any word, quote, person, photo, topic or story can become the “center of the universe”, causing all other items to rearrange themselves in relation to the selected item. This treatment of information is reminiscent of the way in which we, as humans, experience reality — each of us from our own individual perspective, no matter who or where we are. In Universe, data is afforded this same privilege.
To read a longer statement about the project, please go here.
Note: Universe is no longer accessible, because Daylife, the company whose API it used, is no longer in business. However, its static pages are still available.