Exploring the Space of Human Interaction

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— Wired

In the book Theoretical Morphology, George McGhee examines why living things look the way they do. He explores the space of the potential shapes of organisms, or their morphology, and compares that to what we find in Nature, finding that the actual morphologies are often a subset of those potential shapes, due to chance and selection.

Recently, a team of researchers at Cornell University and Facebook set out to see if a similar kind of morphological space could be explored for the space of social interactions.

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