Feb 19, 2004

flashing together
We spend the weekend in Umbria where it's always a bit grey and foggy. I guess that's what it's considered such a mystical place. We bought oil, drank wine and spent alot of time in our Room With A View reading. Pierluigi read NEXUS and took great delight in explaining synchrony to me....Fire-flies, resting on the same tree, are known to flash together.

NEXUS Magazine's Home Page---The Recent Revival of Spontaneous Order ---Spontaneous Order links--The Blogosphere as Spontaneous Order---The Oracle of Bacon at Virginia----t hree years ago a trio of Pennsylvania college boys with too much time on their hands and a bottle of Southern Comfort came up with the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Craig Fass, Brian Turtle and Mike Ginelli wrote a letter to then TV talk-show host Jon Stewart, who invited them on his show to demonstrate the game. From these humble beginnings, a Web site arose, a book was published and a nationwide cult-fad was born. The game is based on the conceit of the John Guare play and movie adaptation Six Degrees of Separation. ---Six Degrees of Lois Weisberg----You may have heard that everyone on Earth is separated from anyone else by no more than six degrees of separation, or six friends of friends of friends. Is that still the case in the global village of the Internet? You can join our on-line experiment and help us find out the answer---More than six degrees separate us--Menstrual Synchrony, Thirty Years Later---Einstein's Clocks, Poincaré's Maps: Empires of Time. Peter Galison---Grouping by Temporal Synchrony ---


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