Sunday, February 03, 2008

HarambeeNet: About

HarambeeNet: About: "Duke GUESS
GUESS is an exploratory data analysis and visualization tool developed by Eytan Adar that is particularly well-suited for our work on networks. We have adapted our own version, Duke GUESS, for use in our courses. For example, In the Steven Johnson's popular book, Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter, he argues that current television shows have far more complex plots involving more complex social networks than stories in the past. The adjoining figure shows the Duke GUESS tool visualizing the social network around the show 24's main character Jack Bauer. Students can use GUESS to interactively and programmatically ask questions about networks."