Social Map of The Witcher
Network mapping is a modern tool that can distill complex interactions of individuals or characters. Researchers can use it to uncover hidden patterns in relationships, hubs, and cliques and display them in a single visual map.Take, for example, the fantasy novel series The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski, which was turned into a series by Netflix. Data scientist Milán Janosov created the social network map by collecting a list of characters in each book from the Witcher Wiki, a platform that recorded all 690 named characters across all the books and the Netflix show. He then tokenized every book into a list of sentences and labeled each sentence by the name of the characters appearing in that sentence. From the data he collected, Janosov noticed that the resulting network had two major communities, one centered around Ciri and the other around Geralt. In addition to creating the network map, Janosov also compared the novels and the Netflix adaptation through social network analysis. The network and data science researcher used the public API of Google Trends to show the series’ impact in generating public interest.Image credit: Milán Janosov#TheWitcher #research #datascience #networkmapping #socialnetwork #fiction
Would You Enroll In The Official The Witcher School In Poland?
Here’s your chance to learn what it takes to be like Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher. Developer CD PROJEKT RED has teamed up with the organizers of a long running yet unofficial ‘Witcher School’ in Poland. The school has been active in Poland for six years, hosting more than 2,000 LARPers from 52 countries. The collaboration makes the school an officially licensed activity.People who enroll in the program get to have a chance to live in a real Polish castle, undergo Witcher training, ‘hunt’ monsters-- which, according to Entertainment Weekly, involves ‘fighting’ people dressed in monster costumes, and meet the characters from the games and the original source material. There are no special requirements to fulfill in order to be admitted to the school (aside from purchasing the ticket). To learn more about the special school, an official Witcher School website is available for viewing. Image credit: The Witcher School#Witcher #TheWitcher #CDPROJEKTRED #GameSchool #Poland #TheWitcherSchool #LARP #Roleplaying #Poland
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