Jonathan Harris recently released a project called Universe. It is an interesting way of exploring information space if you’re looking for a way to see the constellation of connected stories in an artsy kind of way. However as a practical way of finding specific information I would use another tool. One thing that bothers me is the non-obvious user interface. There is a search box in the top left of the applet but I didn’t know it was there until I was told. Another is I don’t like chasing clickable items across the screen with the cursor. But it is worth checking out for the visual effects.Update: The applet really sucks down CPU cycles.
The Universe of Jonathan Harris