I am a fan of the Game of Thrones Network out of Northeastern: https://news.northeastern.edu/2019/04/11/the-game-of-thrones-social-network/
There is also the Harry Potter Support Network Dataset: https://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~snijders/siena/HarryPotterData.html
M. Aaron Guest
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I teach an undergraduate course on social networks and I also teach several topics on social networks in other classes (e.g. community organizing, community psychology). I like to use pop culture as an example of how social networks function, but I am sparse (and dated) on examples. An example I've been using most is the sexual networks of the show "Grays Anatomy" to highlight various social network concepts. I present a sociogram of sexual relationships within the show as a visual example.
My questions is, does anyone have any similar sociograms for other pop culture examples? Unfortunately, I am extraordinarily out of step with the current pop culture so if I were to create my own they would be dated at best (cameos of 90's TV shows, anyone?). I am thinking something like homicide networks of "Breaking Bad," music collaborations, or something to that effect.
I welcome your thoughts and ideas!
Charlie R. Collins, Ph.D.
School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
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