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Information Flows Through Digital Social Network Analysis

Lada Adamic (HP Invent)
Unlike viruses, which spread indiscriminately from host to host, pieces of information are propagated by people who find them interesting and who pass the information to others who they think may be interested. Since people are most similar to their immediate contacts, and this similarity decays as the distance in the social network between individuals increases, information becomes less relevant further away from the source and is unlikely to spread throughout the network. This holds true even in networks with power–law connectivity distributions where highly connected individuals, known as hubs, have the opportunity to potentially spread information to a large number of people. Taking advantage of the fact that significant portion of communication, especially within a corporation, occurs via email, we confirmed our model by observing the occurrence of attachments in mailboxes and by simulating the spread of information using actual email patterns.

Mapping rhizomatic structures of electronically mediated human interaction via network communication.



decayflowshubinformation flow • propagate • rhizomesocial networkvirusvisualisation
12 JULY 2005

Bill Morrison's Decasia: Decomposition Disrupting A Smooth Transfer Between Images

"Like many experimental filmmakers, [Bill] Morrison is fascinated more by the physical properties of film than its use as a transparent medium for the projection of images, an orientation he chalks up to his background in painting. In its pristine state, celluloid is a flat, smooth strip which passes effortlessly through a projector. But as it begins to decay, the celluloid buckles and shrinks and the image–fixing emulsion disintegrates — spectacularly in the case of volatile nitrate stock, which was the industry standard until 1951. Such decomposition is a preservationist's worst nightmare, but for Morrison, it represents a way of disrupting the smooth transfer between images which, 24 times a second, characterises traditional narrative film."

Sam Adams (Philadelphia City Paper)



2002avant-garde • Bill Morrison • cameraless cinema • celluloid • Decasia • decay • decompose • filmmakerfoundfound footagematerialist cinemamateriality • nitrate film • preservation • Sam Adams • USA

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