Monday, December 12, 2011

Illustration Friday - Separated

The theme made me think of the 6 Degrees of Separation theory. According to Wikipedia - "Six degrees of separation refers to the idea that everyone is on average approximately six steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person on Earth, so that a chain of, "a friend of a friend" statements can be made, on average, to connect any two people in six steps or fewer. It was originally set out by Frigyes Karinthy and popularized by a play written by John Guare.

 The game "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" was invented as a play on the concept: the goal is to link any actor to Kevin Bacon through no more than six connections, where two actors are connected if they have appeared in a movie or commercial together."

So here's an attempt at a portrait of Bacon, I find it really cool that he used the game to set up a website to raise funds for charity

Also apparently according to a Facebook analysis we're down to an average of 4.74 degrees thanks to the Internet

Monday, December 5, 2011

Illustration Friday - Brigade

The first thing I thought of when reading the topic was "The Charge Of The Light Brigade" by Alfred Lord Tennyson about a disastrous battle in the Crimean war