Social networks on the map

December 14th, 2010

What does  the world look like on the Facebook social graph? Paul Butler, at intern at Facebook’s data infrastructure engineering team, created the map below based on a sample of about ten million pairs of friends, which he plotted on a blank map with arcs between them.

Mapping the brain at IBM

July 30th, 2010

SpicyNodes is designed to match how our brains process information, but how does that really work? The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) published Tuesday a landmark paper entitled “Network architecture of the long-distance pathways in the macaque brain” (an open-access paper) by Modha and Singh” “We have successfully uncovered and mapped the most comprehensive long-distance network [...]