Barabási mathematically describes networks in the World Wide Web, the internet, the human body, and society at large. Fowler seeks to identify the social and biological links that define us as humans. In this video Salon, Barabási and Fowler discuss contagion and the Obama campaign, debate the natural selection of robustness, and ask: Is society turning inward?
To read the full Salon, order Science is Culture: Conversations at the New Intersection of Science + Society - out October 12.
Video production by Joe Carroll