Why We Love Networks

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Why We Love Networks

  1. 1. WE♥NET(but why?)
  2. 2. Why do we love networks ?http://www.informationarchitects.jp/en/ia-trendmap-2007v2/Information Architects (2007)
  3. 3. Why do we love networks ? Fondation CartierMathematics (2012)
  4. 4. Why do we love networks ?http://blog.ocad.ca/wordpress/gdes3b44-fw2011-01/2012/02/facebook-going-public/Hillary Elizabeth Predko (2012)
  5. 5. Why we love networksNetworks are graphsNetworks are mapsNetworks are interfaces
  6. 6. Network as graphs Euler, 1736, Solutio problematis adgeometriam situs pertinentis
  7. 7. Network as graphs(train routing)
  8. 8. Network as graphs(information routing) Paul Baran, 1960
  9. 9. Network as graphs(information retrieval)Lawrence PagePagerank Patent (6285999)
  10. 10. Network as maps London Underground1920 Maphomepage.ntlworld.com/clivebillson/tube/tube.html - www.fourthway.co.uk/tfl.html
  11. 11. Network as maps London Underground1933 Map (Harry Beck)homepage.ntlworld.com/clivebillson/tube/tube.html - www.fourthway.co.uk/tfl.html
  12. 12. Network as maps Force Vector Algorithms
  13. 13. Network as maps Force Vector Algorithms
  14. 14. Network as maps Kevin LynchThe Image of the City (1959)
  15. 15. Network as interfaces Pajekvlado.fmf.uni-lj.si/pub/networks/pajek
  16. 16. Network as interfaces Ucinetwww.analytictech.com/ucinet
  17. 17. Network asinterfacesGuessgraphexploration.cond.org
  18. 18. Network asinterfacesGephigephi.org
  19. 19. User-friendlierinterfacesvlado.fmf.uni-lj.si/pub/networks/pajekwww.analytictech.com/ucinetgraphexploration.cond.orggephi.org
  20. 20. Why we love networksNetworks are graphsNetworks are mapsNetworks are interfaces
  21. 21. The social asa network effectJacob L. Moreno, April 3, 1933The New York Times
  22. 22. Quali/quantitativedivideDetails of local interactions vsSurface of global structuresrich data, small populationslarge populations, poor data
  23. 23. Gulliver sociology Gullivers TravelsJonathan Swift, 1726
  24. 24. micro-interactionsmacro-structurerich datasmall populationslarge populationspoor dataQuali/QuantitativeMicro/MacroDetails of local interactions vsSurface of global structures
  25. 25. Sui generis social facts?Gabriel Tarde vs Emile Durkheim
  26. 26. The weaving ofsocial phenomenaPhoto credit – tricotin via Flickr - ©
  27. 27. Actor-Network TheoryPhoto credit – Alessandro Coco via bonnierskonsthall.se - CCTomas Saraceno, Galaxy Forming along Filaments,like Droplets along the Strands of a Spider’s WebBiennaleVenice2009
  28. 28. The media as anobject of studyPhoto credit – Brandon Doran via Flickr - ©
  29. 29. The media as carbonpaperChris Harrison, 1994Internet connections
  30. 30. Large populations Paul Butler, 2010Visualizing Friendships
  31. 31. Rich data AOL user 711391 search historywww.minimovies.org/documentaires/view/ilovealaska
  32. 32. Large populationsand rich dataGoogle Fluwww.google.org/flutrends
  33. 33. Large populationsand rich dataGoogle Fluwww.google.org/flutrends
  34. 34. Large populationsand rich dataGoogle Fluwww.google.org/flutrends
  35. 35. Quali-quantitativemethodsTop 50 US blogsBen Fry, 2006http://nymag.com/news/media/15972/linkology
  36. 36. Alice sociology Alices Adventures in WonderlandLewis Carroll, 1865
  37. 37. From aggregation tonavigation Linkscape©by Linkfluence©
  38. 38. Networks as navigationtools
  39. 39. Learning to navigate
  40. 40. tommaso.venturini@sciences-po.org

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