How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer

A very rich documentary about the new science of network:

The first part is about small worlds model and explaining why six degrees works. The second part brings the concepts of hubs and power-law degree distribution. At the end we learn more about network theory applications, in particular about cancer research.


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.

One Response to “How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer”

  1. Neal Lathia says:

    I checked this out last night. Quite interesting: only 3 of the 40ish packages in their 6-degrees experiment reaches the destination (maybe the experiment is more an exercise in intelligent routing than really demonstrating how we are all connected to each other?)