Articles by benjamin

Patterns in the Ivy II: Beyond the Giant Component

September 24, 2013 | benjamin

Last week’s post on the metal collaboration network brought attention largely to the “giant component”–the largest subgraph in a network where all actors have at least one path to all other actors. In large networks, even sparse ones, giant components typically emerge and include the majority of actors ... [Read more...]

Patterns in the Ivy: The Small World of Metal

September 18, 2013 | benjamin

A few months ago I started listening to Tomahawk, a band described on Wikipedia as “an experimental alternative metal/alternative rock supergroup.” Beyond the quality of their music, I found myself intrigued by the musical background of their members. In addition to Tomahawk, their other bands include acclaimed groups such ... [Read more...]

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