Six Degrees of Francis Bacon

You’ve heard of “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon”? Now there’s Six degrees of Francis Bacon. “Carnegie Mellon University and Georgetown University have created ‘Six Degrees of Francis Bacon,’ a groundbreaking digital humanities project that recreates the British early modern social network to trace the personal relationships among figures like Bacon, Shakespeare, Isaac Newton and many others. The website lets academics, students and anyone else interested in this period view and add to the network. The site currently identifies more than 13,000 individuals and highlights approximately 200,000 relationships.”

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