The “father” of network science, Albert-László Barabási studied physics in Bucharest and Budapest, and earned his doctorate in Boston.
He developed the theory of complex networks in the USA, where he heads the Center for Complex Network Research at Northeastern University and also holds an appointment at Harvard Medical School. The BarabásiLab, a collective of scientists and designers, in the past 20 years have explored a wide range of phenomena that span multiple disciplines. The efficiency of this method is rooted in the universality of connectedness, allowing the Lab to cross disciplinary borders. Modeling, visualizing, and mapping out connections, Barabási’s network maps also offer aesthetical impressions. The BarabasiLab aims to bring out the often invisible connections between things and phenomena, exploring the hidden patterns that connect nature, society, language and culture. In addition to data visualizations and data sculptures, the Budapest exhibition will feature the global art network that captures the relationship between museums and galleries throughout the world and the movement of all artists within this network space over the past 40 years. (Curator: József Készman)