SMART Data Sprint 2019: Beyond Visible Engagement

 

The third edition of SMART Data Sprint will count on the participation of Richard Rogers (University of Amsterdam), the director of Digital Methods Initiative and the author of Digital Methods (MIT Press, 2013). From 28 January to 1 February 2019, international participants will come to NOVA FCSH to attend keynote lectures, short talks, parallel sessions of practical labs and to join research projects. Experts and scholars will invite participants to join projects and work in a collective problem related to the following fields: Journalism Apps, Health myths’ circulation on social media, Interrogating Vision APIs and Frugal Innovation (other projects be confirmed).

This year SMART Data Sprint is committed to critically approach engagement: a key parameter for web platforms studies, and a driver for scientific analysis and critique. SMART Data Sprint 2019 invites participants to go beyond visible engagement: foregrounding digital practices and considering alternative metrics to measure other forms of engagement (than the use of the most relevant or trending lists as sources of knowledge). It is also an invitation to account engagement under unseen practices and the logic of both human and non-human activities.

An International team of senior researchers, including Richard Rogers, and several doctoral researchers will also be leading Short Talks and Practical Labs*. This year, the practical labs will contemplate the following themes:

» Query Design

» Data Extraction Tools

» Querying App Stores

» Network Analysis with Gephi

» Image Networks

» YouTube Data Analysis

» Text Analysis with Antconc and Voyant Tools

» Raw Graphs

» Visual content analysis with Image Plot

Deadline for applications: 13 January 2019.

For further information, please access the following link: http://inovamedialab.org/winter-institute-2019

Learn more about the data sprint approach in this video: #SMARTDataSprint

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