***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** Hi All -- Thank you, Vladis, for the beautiful Lombardi models of social networks. Not only are they informative, but they are elegant and aesthetic. Two qualities of any good theory with utility. This leads to an insight: Instead of blasting the node data through deterministic mathematical software as we currently do, what about using artificial intelligence to guide the construction of these n dimensional "space shapes." One initial approach might be to take Lombardi's methodology, interview him, and treat him as the "knowledge expert" he is. Then run his rules through an AI engine to create the network models (see his art). After several interviews of other knowledge experts you might get a Freeman, or Krackhardt, or a Weller model of the same data. I would expect these reifications of these same data to be significantly different form one another. What can we learn from this? Cordially, Roland Werner PS. Any grad student taking this proposal seriously "and running with it" should sent me a courtesy copy of their dissertation when done. Thank you in advance. -------------------- Social Systems Simulation Group PO Box 6904 San Diego, CA 92166-0904 Phone/Fax (619) 216-1601 Mailto:[log in to unmask] SSS Group: http://www.sssgrp.com -------------------- Valdis Krebs wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** > > Mark Lombardi's amazing *hand-drawn* network maps of influence and > corruption will be exhibited around North America over the next year. > Curator Robert Hobbs has gathered 25 works for the traveling > retrospective -- Global Networks. > > Exhibition dates and examples in miniature can be viewed in the link > below... > -- http://www.pierogi2000.com/flatfile/lombardi.html > > Valdis > > _____________________________________________________________________ > SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social > network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send > an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line > UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.