An real event within a network is an occurrence that produces the new topology: the edges between the nodes that didn’t exist before, the constellations that transcend the already existing field of possibilities. Using Alain Badiou’s propositions from “Being and Event” as well as a recent study from LIP6 lab in France, we bring together the philosophical and scientific explanations for an event, which has the capacity to change the context.
We could have also called it The Study of Political Manipulation Techniques. This article reveals how the US presidents masterfully used the right rhetorics to address the general sentiment of their voters and set the forthcoming political agenda. Comparative analysis of their inauguration speeches using dynamic text network analysis clearly demonstrates how the importance of various concepts shifts with the new political challenges that the newly elected presidents face.
How the new Facebook Graph Search promotes network thinking but keeps you within the filter bubble of your immediate surrounding.
Latest findings show that synchronization is an integral part of human behavior, and its purpose might be to reduce the cognitive load and ease interaction within groups.
The framework of networks can be very useful when thinking about social dynamics. The people are represented as the nodes and their interactions are the connections between them. Using this model we demonstrate how someone can become influential in a social context in just a few not very obvious steps.