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[Commlist] Call for Applications - SMART Data Sprint 2021 Lisbon

Fri Jan 08 11:44:18 GMT 2021

Digital Media Winter Institute | SMART Data Sprint 2021

NOVA University of Lisbon

1 - 5 February 2021 | Lisbon, Portugal

iNOVA Media Lab invites applications for the SMART Data Sprint 2021, which will be held from 1 to 5 February in a hybrid format — online and in-person, at NOVA University of Lisbon. The Sprint is part of the Digital Media Winter Institute, an annual meeting focused on digital methods. The next edition theme is about The Current State of Platformisation.

Participants from around the world will connect to attend keynote lectures, short talks and join applied research projects. This year we will bring even more innovative formats for practical labs, including an exclusive track made for researchers non-familiar with digital methods. Applications close on January 18, 2021.

Main audience: doctoral students andscholars interested in developing research from the perspective of digital methods.

See the call for applications on the #SMARTDataSprint research blog <>

SMART Data Sprint | The Current State of Platformisation

The deadline for submissions is January 18, 2021.


Digital Media Winter Institute | SMART Data Sprint 2021

NOVA University of Lisbon

1 - 5 February 2021 | Lisbon, Portugal


*José van Dijck (Utrecht University)

*Anne Helmond (University of Amsterdam and Digital Media Initiative)

*Fernando van der Vlist (App Studies Initiative and Digital Methods Initiative)


*Ariadna Matamoros-Fernández (School of Communication at QUT and Digital Media Research Centre).


Participants can select from different projects to work with.

*I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT! Trump spectacle and memetic antagonism on Twitter

*#vivasylibresnosqueremos: Digital practices and public debates of feminisms in Latin America

*Facebook as a political platform

*Investigating cross-platform visual issuefication: the case of Brazil's Pantanal wildfires

*How Instagram's algorithm shape controversial issues over time?

*#homesofInsta for a #lockdownlife: a digital exploration of everyday aesthetics and mediated domesticity on Instagram

Practical Labs // Workshops

» Using APIs with Facepager

» Web scraping with Facepager

» Querying digital platforms & extracting data

» Content Analysis on Instagram

» Studying memes through platform data spreadsheets

» Basic tricks for working with data

» Advanced tricks for working with data

» Using AI to enrich image data

» Mapping gender issue-networks with Wikipedia: from co-word occurrences to topics of interest

» Opening up the black-box of mobile apps' traffic

» Gephi for Beginners

» Mapping Twitter social media networks with NodeXL Pro

» Reading Digital Networks

If you have questions, contact the organising committee at smart.inovamedialab[at] <>.

*Ana Marta M. Flores

Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, iNOVA Media Lab, Portugal

*Elena Pilipets

Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria

*Janna Joceli Omena

Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, iNOVA Media Lab, Portugal


SMART ˚ ˚ Social Media Research Techniques I#SMARTDataSprint <>

iNOVA Media Lab <>I NOVA FCSH I Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

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