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You can view SALT's interactive network maps here:

SALT Contributions, maps individuals' contribution in the making of selected programs.

SALT Collaborations, maps individuals' and institutions' collaborations for selected programs

SALT Periods, maps the focused time-period referenced by selected programs

SALT Aim Qualities, maps the aims of selected programs

SALT Outcome Qualities, maps the outcomes of selected programs

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In 2005, I found +Burak Arikan playing with the scanner in PLW. Apparently, I kept the resulting images.
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Everyone For Themselves: Network Mapping and Analysis Workshop, Witte de With, Rotterdam (27 photos)
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Critical Network Mapping and Analysis Workshop, 7th Berlin Biennale (29 photos)
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We have a number of exciting news, regarding
the registration and program for our satellite at NetSci2012,
our dedicated Special Section in Leonardo Journal,
and our brand new eBook from MIT-Press.


Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks
– 3rd Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2012

on Tuesday, June 19, 2012
at Kellogg School of Management on Northwestern University campus
in Evanston/IL, near Chicago/IL on the shores of Lake Michigan.

featuring keynotes Burak Arikan (NYC/Istanbul), Pedro Cano (, and Miriah Meyer (Utah); contributors Marco Büchler (Leipzig), Nan Cao (Hong Kong), Greg Crane (Tufts), James G. Ennis (Tufts), Gerhard Heyer (Leipzig), Yu-Ru Lin (Northeastern/Harvard), Hoyt Long (Chicago), Eliah Meeks (Stanford), Richard Jean So (Chicago), and Katharina Anna Zweig (Heidelberg). In addition Maximilian Schich (ETH Zurich) will moderate a panel discussion featuring Albert-László Barabási (Northeastern), Petter Holme (Umeå), Cristián Huepe (Northwestern), Isabel Meirelles (Northeastern), as well as Dean Julio M. Ottino (Northwestern).
Attending the symposium is free of charge, but requires registration. Tickets are given out in a first come, first serve basis, to both NetSci2012/WebSci2012 main conference attendees as well as external guests. Pleas be aware that registration MAY FILL UP FAST.

FOR THE FULL PROGRAMM and more information please go to

PLEASE ALSO CHECK OUT our latest Special Section in Leonardo Journal at


We are ethusiastically looking forward to meet you at Lake Michigan,

The Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks organizers,
Maximilian Schich, Roger Malina, Isabel Meirelles, and Cristián Huepe

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One day workshop focusing on the design and understanding of complex networks through mapping and visual analysis. Starting from hands on simple drawing exercises participants gradually build complex compositions in the computer. Emphasis on network topology, relationship types, information modeling, visual analysis, centralization, and clustering. Participants learn the most through sketching and participating in the discussions.

ITU Architecture Department
Taşkışla, Istanbul

PART I: How to map networks?
Graph theory, relationship types, network topologies, modeling
3 hours

PART II: How to analyze networks?
Centralization, clustering, structural holes, bridges, shortest path
3 hours

Graph Commons was used for visualization, group collaboration, and sharing.

See more about the network mapping and analysis workshops:
ITU Architecture Network Mapping Workshop, 2012 (44 photos)
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Truly eye-opening: According to a recent book, The Hedge Fund Mirage (, by Simon Lack, from 1998 to 2010, 84% of the investment gains of the entire hedge fund industry went to the managers, and only 16% to the investors. The thievery of our "financial industry" beggars the mind. Never mind the 1%! This is a tiny fraction of the 1% fleecing the rest of the 1%.

According to The Financial Times:

"In fact, concludes Mr Lack, while many hedge fund managers have prospered from hefty fees, the bulk of their investment gains have not been shared with clients. On an asset-weighted basis, measuring cash invested to cash returned, hedge fund investors in aggregate, while narrowly beating the average return from equities, would have made more money over the past decade from investing in government bonds, and even from Treasury Bills.

"Of course the experience of 2008 colours these figures. According to Mr Lack, the hedge fund industry lost more money in that one year than all the profits it had generated during the previous 10 years. In fact most likely, he says, is that hedge funds lost more money for their investors in 2008 than the industry had made in its entire history. If true, that would put the industry up there with airlines and banks in the annals of long-term, non-productive performers from an investor perspective.

"Not that the managers have suffered the same way, of course. That is the brilliance of the hedge fund model. Between 1998 and 2010, the book shows, _even on favourable assumptions hedge fund managers earned an estimated $379bn in fees, out of total investment gains (before fees) of $449bn. In other words, they took 84 per cent of the investment profits their funds made, leaving just 16 per cent for the investors.

"Once you make adjustments for survivorship bias, fund of funds fees and so on, it is probable, he suggests, that hedge fund managers have kept all the money made, and investors have in aggregate received nothing_." [italics mine]

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Performa Creative Networking Workshop, 2011 (46 photos)
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SIDU Network Mapping Workshop, HCA Istanbul, 2011 (32 photos)
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AMBER Network Mapping Workshop, Istanbul, 2011 (85 photos)
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