An empty BKK airport and new network points.


Here is a photo I took earlier this year at the then brand new Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). I was thinking about the image today, while doing some reading on social network theory. Airports are transportation hubs and feel weird when they are empty, because they are not acting out their function as place of transit. Shininess didn’t help matters at all either.

Some new points have instant connections while others don’t. I’m interested in how new points form and get connected into a network. Some points appear with a social network in place, say a baby born into a large family. Other points have connections which exist in other networks and their entry into a new network gives them instant connections as well. Steven Colbert made 1 million facebook friends in a week, which shows spill over from other networks. This is all obvious, but I’m curious if there are ways to show how different networks interrelated.

I will add more here, but I’m late for dinner.

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2 Responses to An empty BKK airport and new network points.

  1. Noah Brier says:

    Been thinking about the same thing (are there ways to show how different networks are interrelated). We should trade notes . . . maybe some breakfast or lunch this week?

  2. Ray says:

    Hey Noah,

    Let’s definitely discuss this week.

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