The world today produces more data per day than previously generated in a decade. The world's knowledge doubles every two years. To cope with this amount of data, a new science is needed: the visualization of characteristic nodes and networks, of parameters and patterns.
The innovative and interdisciplinary field of network science enables the analysis of various cultural and social phenomena. Invisible, hidden connections and constantly repeating patterns within nature, society, language, and culture can not only be explored but also made visible. Barabási's network approach promises to deliver a comprehensive, universal method that will illuminate many phenomena with scientific precision.