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      Visualising Virtual Communities: From Erdős to the Arts

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      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2012) (EVA)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts

      10 - 12 July 2012

      Virtual community, Visualisation tools, Academic search, Arts community, Mathematical graphs

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          Monitoring communities has become increasingly easy on the web as the number of visualisation tools and amount of data available about communities increase. It is possible to visualise connections on social and professional networks such as Facebook in the form of mathematical graphs. It is also possible to visualise connections between authors of papers. In particular, Microsoft Academic Search now has a large corpus of information on publications, together with author and citation information, that can be visualised in a number of ways. In mathematical circles, the concept of the “Erdős number” has been introduced, in honour of the Hungarian mathematician Paul Erdős, measuring the “collaborative distance” of a person away from Erdős through links by co-author. Similar metrics have been proposed in other fields, including acting. The possibility of exploring and visualising such links in arts fields is proposed in this paper.

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          Conference
          July 2012
          July 2012
          : 238-244
          Affiliations
          London South Bank University

          Department of Informatics

          Faculty of Business

          Borough Road, London SE1 0AA

          United Kingdom
          Pembroke College

          University of Oxford

          Oxford OX1 1DW

          United Kingdom
          10.14236/ewic/EVA2012.40
          © Jonathan P. Bowen et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2012), London, UK

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          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2012)
          EVA
          London, UK
          10 - 12 July 2012
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
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          Product Information: 1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development
          Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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          Electronic Workshops in Computing

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