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Tangible Networks: A toolkit for exploring network science

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ECCS 2014
Subtitle of host publicationEuropean Conference on Complex Systems
EditorsStefano Battiston, Francisco de Pellegrini, Guido Caldarelli, Emanuela Merelli
Publisher or commissioning bodySpringer
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319292281
ISBN (Print)9783319292267
DateAccepted/In press - 1 May 2016
DatePublished (current) - 10 May 2016

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Complexity
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISSN (Print)2213-8684


We present Tangible Networks (TN), a novel electronic toolkit for communicating and explaining concepts and models in complexity sciences to a variety of audiences. TN is an interactive hands-on platform for visualising the real-time behaviour of mathematical and computational models on complex networks. Compared to models running on a computer, the physical interface encourages playful exploration. We discuss the design of the toolkit, the implementation of different mathematical models and how TN has been received to date.

    Research areas

  • Interactive model, visualisation, science communication, tangible interface, complex systems, mathematical modelling

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