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    Thursday, March 26, 2009

    How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer

    "How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer brings us a new view of the world, as we unfold the science behind the popular trivia game 'Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon'. Based on the idea that anyone on the planet can be connected in just a few steps of association, 'six-degrees of separation' was supposedly an urban myth. Through this documentary we discover it's at the heart of a major scientific breakthrough."


    How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer - Part 1 from gephi on Vimeo.


    How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer - Part 2 from gephi on Vimeo.


    How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer - Part 3 from gephi on Vimeo.

    1 comment:

    maurolicious said...

    A while back Malcolm Gladwell wrote an article for the New Yorker describing one of these people who act as a "connector" and how important they are to the way the world works.

    http://www.gladwell.com/1999/1999_01_11_a_weisberg.htm

    BTW I'm adding this link before finishing to watch all 3 parts, so if this is already mentioned in the video, my apologies.