Category Archives: Networks

Geographic Constraints on Social Network Groups

Social groups are fundamental building blocks of human societies. While our social interactions have always been constrained by geography, it has been impossible, due to practical difficulties, to evaluate the nature of this restriction on social group structure. We construct … Continue reading

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Linked: The New Science of Networks

Linked: How Everything is Connected to Everything Else and What it Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life. Reductionism was the driving force behind much of the twentieth century’s scientific research. To comprehend nature, it tells us, we first must … Continue reading

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Network Science

Professor Barabási’s talk described how the tools of network science can help understand the Web’s structure, development and weaknesses. The Web is an information network, in which the nodes are documents (at the time of writing over one trillion of … Continue reading

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The Structure and Dynamics of Networks

From the Internet to networks of friendship, disease transmission, and even terrorism, the concept–and the reality–of networks has come to pervade modern society. But what exactly is a network? What different types of networks are there? Why are they interesting, … Continue reading

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Social Innovation Exchange

SIX is now the world’s primary network focusing on social innovation. Our vision is that people all over the world can become better innovators by more easily connecting to their peers, sharing methods and exchanging solutions globally. We connect people … Continue reading

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Transnational Network for Social Innovation Incubation

Transnational Network for Social Innovation Incubation – TRANSITION – is a 30-month project that supports the scaling-up of social innovations across Europe by developing a network of incubators which brings together established partners within the fields of social innovation (SI) … Continue reading

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Building an Impact Network

In The New Network Leader series, seven network entrepreneurs—leaders at the heart of some of today’s most sophisticated, large-scale solutions to the world’s social problems—have shared their accounts of catalyzing networks to create powerful social change. Although these networks take … Continue reading

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Networkologies: A Philosophy of Networks for a Hyperconnected Age

Networkologies is the first text to develop an entire new philosophy based upon networks. While many contemporary texts on networks have presented critiques or analyses of network formations in our world, this book is the first to develop an entirely … Continue reading

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Uncovering Space-independent Communities in Spatial Networks

Many complex systems are organized in the form of a network embedded in space. Important examples include the physical Internet infrastructure, road networks, flight connections, brain functional networks, and social networks. The effect of space on network topology has recently … Continue reading

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Nothing is Written – Learning is an Adventure

Life is unruly and unpredictable – our best approach is to remain open, curious and flexible. Rather than giving people reassuring “right answers” we may do better to model experimentation, curiosity and openness. We think it’s possible to create more … Continue reading

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