'Listen to Wikipedia' monitors the site’s feed for recent changes, turning them into sounds and animations.

‘Listen to Wikipedia‘ is an open source project built by Stephen LaPorte and Mahmoud Hashemi using D3 and HowlerJS. It monitors Wikipedia’s feed for recent changes and turns the edits into sounds and animations.

There’s something reassuring about knowing that every user makes a noise, every edit has a voice in the roar.

Additions to articles sound like bells ringing and subtractions sound like string instruments, with the pitch changing according to the size of the edit. Green circles show edits from unregistered contributors, purple circles mark those performed by automated bots, and white circles are by registered users.

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