Media Universe

The Media Universe presents the universe of TV programs, movies, and live broadcasted events organized by the intrinsic relations that connect these programs. We created a networked visualization of the interconnections be- tween programs as revealed by the actors, settings, abstracts, and creators. The visualization prioritizes exploration over search: groups of programs spatially arrange themselves to reveal shared connections among them, and selecting a node reveals its related programs. We intersect that view with the personal networks of friends and associates to understand how the narrative experience binds us together.