Universe is a system for deducing modern mythology.

It attempts to create new constellations for today’s night sky by continually analyzing the contents of over 20,000 international news sources, suggesting a modern mythology based on global media coverage.

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 we, as humans, experience reality — each of us from our own individual perspective. Universe gives data this same privilege.

Universe was commissioned by Daylife.

Unfortunately, Universe is no longer operational, because Daylife, the company whose news API it used, is no longer in business. However, an archived copy of the project’s static pages is available.