Reading Week 7

Watts, Duncan J. Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age. London: Vintage, 2003. Print.

I didn’t like this reading. It’s not that it didn’t make sense or that it was difficult to follow, I’m just not quite sure what it was trying to tell me. It was long and it was drawn out, and perhaps my mood at the time wasn’t indicative a good head-space to be reading a 20-something page piece of text, but as far as my attention span went the reading proved too much. As far as I can tell, the reading wanted to present a series of examples and circumstances which could demonstrate various networks, the dependance of parts within a network, group or circuit upon one another, and how this plays into community structures and the modern world. A lot was based around the idea of progress and technology, and learning from the past in this respect as to not underestimate individual importance and having the ability to view something as both a deconstructed collection of parts, as well as as a whole.


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