Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

2018 Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Arts and Humanities, Complex Network Analysis of

  • Isabel Meirelles
  • Maximilian Schich
  • Roger F. Malina
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7131-2_28



Artificial Life (Sometimes A-Life)

Term originally coined by Christopher Langton to study “life as it could be” based on the use of simulations, computer models, robotics, and more, recently synthetic biology. A-Life Art are artworks which use A-Life science and technologies (Langton 1998)

Humanistic Inquiry

Methodologies employed in traditional humanities disciplines


The science of measuring and analyzing science


Complex network-related research and creative practice in the arts and humanities examine emerging structure, dynamics, and evolution of connections between concepts, objects, individuals, locations, and events. To this end, discipline-specific perspectives, ranging from vigorous humanistic inquiry to free artistic expression, are facilitated with scientific approaches from relevant areas including graph...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabel Meirelles
    • 1
  • Maximilian Schich
    • 2
  • Roger F. Malina
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of DesignOCAD UniversityTorontoCanada
  2. 2.School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging CommunicationThe University of Texas at DallasRichardsonUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Fabrizio Silvestri
    • 1
  • Andrea Tagarelli
    • 2
  1. 1.Yahoo IncLondonUK
  2. 2.University of CalabriaArcavacata di RendeItaly