Monday, December 1, 2008

Literature-Map - The tourist map of literature

Of course we are also readers. Here's a reader's toy for you. Fun to play with as well as opening new reading doors...

What else do readers of a particular author read? The closer two writers are on the "literature map," the more likely someone will have read / be reading both.

From something called Gnooks, books /music/ movies oriented and a "self-adapting community system" (whatever that is) based on the gnod engine. It proposes to help you discover new writers the system thinks you will like, travel the map. of literature and discuss favorite books and authors in forums. The map is interesting - the rest, combines interesting, presumptuous and creepy

Gnod (in words of developer Marek Gibney, Germany)
is an experiment in the field of artificial intelligence, a self-adapting system, living on this server and 'talking' to everyone who comes along. Gnod's intention is to learn about the outer world and to learn 'understanding' its visitors. This enables gnod to share all its wisdom with you in an intuitive and efficient way. You might call it a search-engine to find things you don't know about.
Hello Hal?

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