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[Commlist] Call for applications - Digital Media Winter Institute 2020| SMART Data Sprint 2020

Sat Jan 11 17:32:01 GMT 2020


Digital Media Winter Institute 2020| SMART Data Sprint 2020

27 January - 06 February, 2020

Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

Lisbon, Portugal

Digital Media Winter Institute has annually gathered a network of international researchers, with different backgrounds and expertise, interested in doing investigations from the perspective of digital methods. New media researchers, journalists, developers, data designers, digital methods experts, sociologists, data scientists and more are meeting in Lisbon to work and improve their skills, in theory, practice and critique of digital methods.

The program of #DMWI2020 brings the fourth edition of #SMARTDataSprint with an international program: keynotes and practical labs by Tommaso Venturini(médialab of Sciences Po Paris) and Bernhard Rieder(University of Amsterdam). His keynote talk and practical labs are going to explore visual network analysis.Rieder is an associate professor in New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam and a researcher at the Digital Methods Initiative. He will give a keynote on mapping value(s) in artificial intelligence (AI).

In the first week of DMWI, from 27 to 31 January 2020, participants from around the world will come to Lisbon to attend keynote lectures, short talks, parallel sessions of practical labs and join applied research projects. Experts and scholars will invite participants to work collectively on issues involving internet memes and platform censorship, Anti-Feminist and Anti-LGBT Discourses, Method maps and Cross-Platform Digital Networks. Other opportunities for hands-on experimentation with methods are on the schedule with the following practical labs:

» YouTube Research & Ranking Culture

» Charting Collections of Connections in Social Media: Creating Maps and Measures with NodeXL

» Gephi for beginners

» How to work with spreadsheets

» Shaping questions for Trends Studies through Digital Methods

» Raw Graphs for data exploratory analysis

» Data mining and visualisation with R

» Getting to know data extraction + text analysis tools

» Visual Network Analysis

» Building Image-hashtag Networks

» Visual social media analysis

» Studying visual social media through Vision APIs

» Data Beautification

» Natural language processing tools for data analysis and extraction

» When DataViz is ugly

To participate in the SMART Data Sprint 2020 is necessary to submit an application, until January 13, and pay the attendee fee. Also scheduled for the Digital Media Winter Institute 2020, from February 3 to 6, the workshop "Tracking, visualizing and accounting for the networks of (dis-)information with the web crawler Hyphe", taught by Mathieu Jacomy will be promoted. Jacomy is a techno-anthropologist at the University of Aalborg, TANTLab, a former researcher engineer at médialab of Sciences Po Paris and co-founder of Gephi software. The proposal of the workshop is to study and apply the Hyphe webcrawler and understand both information and misinformation issues on the web. Participation in the workshop also requires prior registration by January 20, 2020.

Application #SMARTDataSprint: <>

Application deadline: January 13, 2020

Application Workshop Tracking, visualizing and accounting for the networks of (dis-)information with the web crawler Hyphe: <>

Application deadline: January 20,  2020

Complete info: < <>>

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