Who Invented the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon Game?
How to Play 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon
Three students from Albright College, Craig Fass, Brian Turtle, and Mike Ginelli, came up with an idea about connecting celebrities to Kevin Bacon through movie parts or other ways their paths/careers have crossed. Here is a description of how to play 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon.
Choose a celebrity toconnectto Kevin Bacon.
Look at a comparison of the celebrity's work or public activities to see how many degrees of separation exist between him/her and Kevin Bacon.An example would beKevin Costner. Did he appear in a movie with Kevin Bacon? If not, did one of his costars appear in a movie with Kevin? If not, did the costar star in a movie with another costar, who played in a movie with Kevin?
Count how many different connections are required to make a connection to Kevin Bacon.
Use Google's new search tool to find the nearest connection between your celebrity and Kevin Bacon.
- Type Kevin Bacon Number (celebrity's full name here) in the search box on Google.
- Hit theEnterorSearchkey and see the results.
Use people who are publicly known costars from movie appearances, or known acquaintances to establish a connection with Kevin Bacon.Unless there is a public record of a connection, you will need to prove a connection to establish credibility in your choice.
- Have a resource to check connections, either movie magazines, an internet connection, or a vast store of knowledge to make your connections.
- Score the game by either high or low degrees of connection.
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