What’s Your Degree of Kevin Bacon?

The other day, Nebel recommended a funny, little, movie-related game that connects Oscar nominees with the idea of the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. (Basis of the game is, of course, the six degrees of separation.) As Nebel writes, there is a wonderful on-line service called The Oracle of Bacon which not only tells you how the game works but also how one actor is related to Kevin Bacon and what Bacon number a given actor has.

The object of the game is to start with any actor or actress who has been in a movie and connect them to Kevin Bacon in the smallest number of links possible. Two people are linked if they’ve been in a movie together. We do not consider links through television shows, made-for-tv movies, writers, producers, directors, etc. [from here]

What I found quite interesting is that my own Bacon number is not so bad after all. ­čÖé Tell me, what is your Bacon number?

3 thoughts on “What’s Your Degree of Kevin Bacon?”

  1. Meine G├╝te! Das ist ja noch komplizierter! (Und nat├╝rlich vor allem in F├Ąchern interessant, in denen kollaborative Publikationen von Aufs├Ątzen ├╝blich sind.) Es sollte da ein Plugin f├╝r das Web of Science (oder so) geben…

  2. Kollaborative Publikationen mit Leuten, die mit Mathematikern publiziert haben, hab ich. Es gibt ein Tool bei Bing Academic Search. Scheitert bei mir aber an einer Namensgleichheit in der Mitte der Kette. Scopus mit eindeutiger Researcher ID w├Ąre nat├╝rlich besser geeignet, aber da hab ich keinen Zugriff, und ich wei├č nicht ob es so ein Tool gibt.
    F├╝r ne Bacon-Number fehlt mir auch jeden Fall der Auftritt in einem Film.

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