Social Dimension is my Wired Science blog devoted to the math behind understanding society and civilization.

Mathematics can be used to understand all aspects of our society: sports, movies, history, and even how ideas spread around the world. From the highbrow, such as the evolution of ancient manuscripts, to the somewhat lower brow, such as the social networks of superheroes, our society is suffused with topics than can be understood using math.

I explore topics from my own research as well as from the work of others, along with novel mathematical analyses never before seen. Social Dimension is a fun exploration of the mathematics behind the anthropic part of our world.