Secret Knowledge


Who would have thought that Wikipedia could be so structured? Each node represents a group of pages visited by large numbers of people on a specific subject related to world news or events. Nodes are connected together if they share one or more common pages. Petals are formed by grouping together all nodes from a given topic and stacking them on top of each other. Displayed in the form of a ring, the different topics are well connected because humans tend to be pretty curious and visit many different pages! Do you think you can spot the petal that contains the hottest news about your favorite TV shows?

12000

NODES

238000

EDGES

Realisation

2016

Matte aluminium

118.9×84.1cm

Data source

Wikipedia

Credits

Thanks to the Wikipedia foundation
and its billions of visitors.

Additional resources


The Chapter 6 of my thesis explains in details all the scientific study behind this artwork.