The question of whether this is art or science—or physics or network science—makes absolutely no sense. They are all part of the same journey of discovery.
Our lab relies on technological advances to move the conceptual framework forward. We are just as likely to use art as we are mathematics to achieve this.
What differentiates Barabasi Lab from other science labs is that when our researchers present results, it is not enough for them to push the science forward. We also expect them to break new ground in the visualization of the results.