The Universe of Jonathan Harris

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.

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