What is it?

A streaming animation of all the edits to a given Wikipedia page.

How it works.

It works by creating a “virtual camera,” which is actually a headless web browser, and then piping screenshot data from the headless browser to a template via a flask application. See the sister project, WikiFlix, which runs in a Matplotlib application.

Why is it?

I thought it would be cool to see how certain Wikipedia pages grow and change over time. I don’t have a better reason…sorry.



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