Digital Humanities and The Six Degrees of Francis Bacon

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A digital humanities project out of Carnegie Mellon University has been awarded the prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities grant. The project titled Six Degrees of Francis Bacon puts a historical twist on the popular game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.” In lieu of connecting hollywood stars, Six Degrees of Francis Bacon draws connections between early modern artists, playwrights, and aristocrats.

From Carnegie Mellon University’s official announcement:

Six Degrees of Francis Bacon currently identifies more than 15,000 individuals and highlights approximately 200,000 relationships and lets users view and add to the network. Since its launch in October 2015, the website has received more than 40,000 visits.

Read the official announcement from Carnegie Mellon University here

Check it out for yourself, Six Degrees of Francis Bacon.

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