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Six Degrees of Separation, A Hungarian Experience

February 19-September 12, 2008, Rosenberg Library, 3rd Floor Atrium

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In 6 Degrees of Separation, 12 Artists Explore their Connections:

“By the Time I arrived in Budapest, my head was full of Echoes. This is my word for coincidences and reverberations of the collective unconscious. They’re clues, reminders that reality is but a dream…

Bridget Riversmith, Artist in Residence, Hungarian Multicultural Center

“On the second night…a soft snow was falling and I took a walk to the Parliament Building and photographed the trees at night…at Csopak, Lake Balaton…the bleakness of the trees intrigued me and I took photographs and drew them at many locations..if the trees were barren then, within that bleakness lay of promise of bloom and growth…”

Frances Velasco, Artist in Residence, Hungarian Multicultural Center

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City College Library Resources

Six Degrees of Separation: A Bibliography with Books, Articles, Websites

City College Departments with Related Classes

Art Department

English Department

Six degrees of separation is the hypothesis that anyone on earth can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances with no more than five intermediaries. It was first proposed in 1929 by the Hungarian writer, Frigyes Karinthy, in a short story called “Chains.” The concept is based on the idea that the number of acquaintances grows exponentially with a number of links in the chain. Only a small number of links is required for the set of acquaintances to become the whole human population. By extension, the same term is often used to describe any other setting in which some form of link exists between individual entities in a large set.

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