WikiWeb is a live, graphic visualization of Wikipedia designed and coded by Anthony Mattox using Processing. The project began in September of 2008, reconsidering how we browse the web, the project creates a visual representation which is not only functional, but aesthetically pleasing. Wikipedia is an appropriate subject as it is a celebration of our knowledge as a global community, and presents that information in a structure of both unbounded complexity and interconnectedness. This structure, invisible to the casual browser, is represented directly with this program.
While the piece may have lofty artistic goals, it’s mostly just supposed to be fun. Wikipedia is one of the 21st centuries greatest emerging pastimes, this is just a new way to meander around in cyberspace.