Taking inspiration from the Six Degrees of Francis Bacon project, we set out to explore and map Christopher Marlowe’s connections to the people around him. To visualize these networks, we used Graph Commons, an open-source network visualization platform. This platform allowed us to examine each first degree connection to Marlowe and their relationships. Each circular node represents an individual; the colored edges describe their profession, relationships to Marlowe, and brief biographical information given either as a link to an entry in the KMP encyclopedia or as a note. In the future, we hope to expand this graph to show more connections and conduct additional research to put these networks in context.
Explore the figure below, or Click Here to go to Graph Commons!
Network visualization created by Meggan Law, Framingham State University ’24.