Six Degrees of Francis Bacon Launches
Digital Humanities Project Allows Exploration of Early Modern Social Network
In today’s digital world, personal connections and even chance encounters are easily documented. Social media “likes” and followers provide insight into who knows whom and who can be potentially exposed to certain news and information. But before Twitter, Facebook, check-ins and shares, it was not so simple to map how people were talking to one another, forming social groups and sharing beliefs and ideas.
For the early modern period, Six Degrees of Francis Bacon changes all of that.