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METHODS WORKSHOP: New Methods for supporting Instagram Research with Assoc Prof Dan Angus

Date:   19 May Location: Time: Online 1.00 – 3.00pm New Methods for supporting Instagram Research This workshop offers practical instruction on two new computational tools for the collection and qualitative analysis of Instagram data. We will also discuss ethical issues relating to the examination of visual social media data, and offer a…

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METHODS WORKSHOP: Advanced Twitter Analytics Using TCAT and Tableau with Axel Bruns

Date:   07 April Location: Noosa Room, X Block Advanced Twitter Analytics Using TCAT and Tableau Particularly when working with large social media datasets, quantitative and mixed-methods approaches that draw especially on visual representations of ‘big data’ are now an indispensable part of the scholarly research and publication…

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Thick Data for Digital Media Research

Thick Data for Digital Media Research This workshop will provide an overview of the thick data approach for studying online phenomena and digital objects. Thick data methodology refers to a range of research methods designed for digital media research that are not predominantly computational nor based on the collection of massive sets of…

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'Waxing lyrical on the creative economy agenda' A seminar on creative industries and their futures

Creative Industries Faculty Research Office presents: ‘Waxing lyrical on the creative economy agenda’ A seminar on creative industries and their futures, with the launch of Stuart Cunningham and Terry Flew’s edited volume A Research Agenda for Creative Industries (Edward Elgar, 2019).   Please RSVP for catering purposes by 25 November…

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Never fear, humans have a place in the digital future

The future impacts of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) on the lives of human beings will be one of the hot topics at a symposium on in Brisbane and supported by QUT next week. Humanising the Future is a public event being staged by the Australian Academy of the Humanities in South Brisbane on 13-15 November. It will see…

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Visiting Scholar Presentations: Dr Tobias Keller and Assoc Prof Arnt Maasø

VISITING SCHOLAR PRESENTATIONS Friday 15 November, 1.00 – 2.30PM KG X Block (88 Musk Ave) – The Noosa Room (Level 5) Political Social Bots: How to Detect and Evaluate them on Twitter Social bots are computer programs that (semi-)automatically tweet, like, retweet, or reply to other content on Twitter. Some of them enter political…

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ICA 2020 Pre-Conference: 'Visual Representation and Marginality: Opening New Conversations'

In 2020, ICA travels to the antipodes in Australia, home of the world’s oldest continuous civilization, and, in doing so, presents a unique opportunity to understand how visual representation at the margins has been understood by different groups, for different purposes, and in different ways over time. The visual representation of…

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Social Media Analytics Course: Using Data to Understand Public Conversations

Learn how to use powerful digital tools to analyse conversations on Twitter. What are tweets and the cultural politics of Twitter? Learn to use TAGS and discuss the implications of accessing social media data. What are the pros and cons of analysing social media data in real time? Learn how to use Tableau to analyse data, identify…

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Participants required for workshops on location-based digital media (Brisbane, Logan and Toowoomba)

The Digital Media, Location Awareness, and the Politics of Geodata project is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project that investigates the ‘location awareness’ of Australian smartphone users: their understanding of the geodata they are creating and sharing, and how it is used, tracked, and valued by digital media…

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AoIR 2019 Brisbane: 02 – 05 October

Conference registration is available here. The #AoIR2019 Conference Program is available here.  The Association of Internet Researchers is pleased to announce Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia as the site of #AoIR2019. For only the second time in its history, the AoIR conference will cross the equator and be held…

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