Schedule

SMART Data Sprint 2018 : Interpreters of Platform Data
29 January – 2 February, 2018
9:30 – 17:30 ˚ #SMARTdatasprint ˚ Group:SMART Data Sprint ˚ Videos
Universidade Nova de Lisboa ˚ NOVA FCSH ˚ iNOVA Media Lab ˚ @iNOVAmedialab

Monday ˚ ˚ ˚ ˚ 29 January ˚ ˚ ˚ ˚ locations and rooms
9:30

-10:00

Welcome

Short Talk: The Grammars of Social Media: thinking platform data under the modes of technicity by Janna Joceli Omena (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa) 

Chair: Paulo Nuno Vicente

[Torre A]

Auditório 001

10:00

– 11:40

Keynote: Digital Methods and Computational Analysis: When Does the Black Box Become too Dark? by Bernhard Rieder (University of Amsterdam)

Chair: Janna Joceli Omena

11:40

– 12:10

Coffee break
12:15

– 13:30

Practical Lab [parallel sections]

Social Media Research Design

Dhiraj Murthy – University of Texas at Austin

Thinking Platform Data through Network Analysis

Janna Joceli Omena – Universidade Nova de Lisboa

[Torre A]

Auditório 001

Edifício ID

[0.07]

13:30

– 14:30

Lunch Break
14:30

– 14:55

Meet and Greet facilitated by Elsa Caetano [Torre A]

Auditório 001

15:00

– 15:30

Practical Lab [parallel sections]

[part 1 = 30 minutes]

[NOTE: Don’t forget to download Gephi 😉 ]

Working with tabular data

Bernhard Rieder – University of Amsterdam

Raw Graphs

Beatrice Gobbo and Giacomo Flaim – Politécnico de Milão

Working with videos and images

Dhiraj Murthy – University of Texas at Austin

[NOTE: Please make sure you have an account with netlytic.org, and link your Twitter and Instagram accounts]

[Torre A]

Auditório 001

Edifício ID

[1.05]

first floor

Edifício ID

[1.06]

first floor

15:30

– 17:30

Practical Lab [Parallel Sections]

[part 2 = 2 hours]

→ the same options and rooms as above

Tuesday ˚ ˚ ˚ ˚ 30 January ˚ ˚ ˚ ˚ locations and rooms
9:30

-10:00

Welcome to the second day.

Short Talk: Detecting online communities: the case of the Portuguese far-right on Facebook by Francisco Conrado Filho

(CECS – Universidade do Minho)

Chair: Cristian Ruiz

[Torre B]

Auditório 3

10:00

– 11:40

Keynote: Researching visual social media platforms by Dhiraj Murthy – University of Texas at Austin

Chair: Ana Figueiras

11:40

– 12:10

Coffee break
12:15

– 13:15

Practical Labs [parallel sections]

Raw Graphs

Beatrice Gobbo and Giacomo Flaim – Politécnico de Milão

Data Extraction Tools

Cristian Ruiz – Universidade Nova de Lisboa / NOVA FCSH

[NOTE: Please make sure you have an account with netlytic.org, and link your Twitter and Instagram accounts]

[Torre B]

Auditório 3

Edifício ID

[0.06]

13:15

– 14:15

Lunch Break
14:15

– 14:55

Project Pitches and Groups Formation [Torre B]

Auditório 3

15:00

– 15:30

Practical Lab [parallel sections]

[part 1 = 30 minutes]

[NOTE: Don’t forget to download Gephi 😉 ]

Visual content analysis with Image Plot

Giacomo Flaim and Beatrice Gobbo – Politécnico de Milão

Image Networks

Andre Mintz – Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Network Analysis

Dhiraj Murthy – University of Texas at Austin

[NOTE: Please make sure you have an account with netlytic.org, and link your Twitter and Instagram accounts]

Edifício ID

[0.06]

Edifício ID

[Multiuso 3]

fourth floor

[Torre B]

Auditório 3

15:30

– 17:30

Practical Lab [parallel sections]

[part 2 = 2 hours]

→ the same options and rooms as above

Wednesday ˚ ˚ ˚ ˚ 31 January ˚ ˚ ˚ ˚ locations and rooms
9:30

-11:00

First day of project work

[discuss, explore and define]

Femicide groups (Mapping Femicide discourses on Twitter + Femminicidio in Italian media and public debate) = Edifício ID [1.05]

Visualising engagement on Zika epidemic =

Edifício ID [1.06]

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[Torre B1]

iNOVA Media Lab

[support room]

11:00

– 11:30

coffee break
11:30

– 12:30

Project work I
12:30

– 13:30

Lunch break
13:30

– 15:30

Project work II
15:30

– 16:00

break
16:00

– 17:30

Project work III
Thursday ˚ ˚ ˚ ˚ 1 February ˚ ˚ ˚ ˚ locations and rooms
9:30

-11:00

First day of project work

[explore and discuss, analyse and report]

Femicide groups (Mapping Femicide discourses on Twitter + Femminicidio in Italian media and public debate) = [Torre B] 5th floor, Laboratório de Edição Digital 2

Visualising engagement on Zika epidemic =

Edifício ID [1.06]

iNOVA Media Lab

[support room]

11:00

– 11:30

coffee break
11:30

– 12:30

Project work I
12:30

– 13:30

Lunch break
13:30

– 15:30

Project work II
15:30

– 16:00

break
16:00

– 17:30

Project work III
Friday ˚ ˚ ˚ ˚ 2 February ˚ ˚ ˚ ˚ locations and rooms
9:30

-11:00

Last day of project work

[analyse and report, final discussions, get ready for presentation!]

Femicide groups (Mapping Femicide discourses on Twitter + Femminicidio in Italian media and public debate) = Edifício ID [1.05]

Visualising engagement on Zika epidemic =

Edifício ID [1.06]

[Torre B1]

iNOVA Media Lab

[support room]

11:00

– 11:30

coffee break
11:30

– 12:30

Project work I
12:30

– 13:30

Lunch break
13:30

– 15:30

Project work II
15:30

– 16:00

break
16:00

– 17:30

Presentations 😉

Chair: Ana Figueiras

[Torre B]

Auditório 3

iNOVA Media Lab ˚ ˚

An applied research laboratory at NOVA FCSH devoted to an interdisciplinary convergence of digital media and emerging technologies. The lab is coordinated by:

Paulo Nuno Vicente is a non-fiction multimedia storyteller. That usually means being a problem solver while feeding the creative spark of interdisciplinary teams. As a journalist and as a documentary filmmaker, he has been working mainly in the so called “global south”: Guinea-Bissau, Ceuta and Melilla, São Tomé and Príncipe, Lebanon, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Israel and the West Bank, Cape Verde, Chad and Central African Republic, Brazil, Kenya, Senegal, Mozambique and South Africa. He is also an international trainer and consultant on digital media for DW-Akademie in Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and Ghana.

SMART ˚ ˚

SMART is a research group of iNOVA Media Lab specialised in Social Media Research Techniques. The central idea of SMART lies in social media methods with the intention to build new data-driven research techniques to social science and humanities, and, in parallel, to engage with (and learn from) device culture.

Ana Figueiras has a PhD in Digital Media from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and does research on Information Visualization and visual forms of storytelling. Her area of research is somewhere in the intersection of Online Journalism and Information Visualization. She is focused on researching and identifying the best techniques to incorporate narrative elements in visualizations and which elements provide an effective storytelling for visualizations.

Ana Marta M. Flores has a master degree in journalism from Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) and is currently a doctoral student in journalism at UFSC with a period of studies abroad at Universidade de Lisboa, in Portugal. Ms. Flores researches fashion journalism in the convergent context and she is currently investigating the Trend Studies applied to consumption and innovation in journalism. Participates in the Applied Research Network in Journalism and Digital Technologies (JorTec), at SBPJor – Brazilian Association of Journalism Researchers. She is also an investigator at the Center for Studies and Production in Hypermedia applied to Journalism (Nephi-Jor), an axis of the Research Group Hypermedia and Language/ CNPq.

Cristian Ruiz M.A. in Communication Sciences field of specialization in Contemporary Culture and New Technologies from Nova University of Lisbon, interested in Social Sciences and Humanities. Graduated in Modern Languages with emphasis in Digital Communication, from the EAN University in Colombia. In 2014, enrolled as an exchange student in Mannheim University, Germany.  With experience in digital political campaigns in 2011 and as a Languages Teacher in Bogotá. His masters’ dissertation is on Twitter role in referendums, studying Colombian peace referendum and Brexit.

Elsa Caetano is an Instructional Designer at NOVA Doctoral School and a PhD student in Communication Sciences at FCSH/NOVA. She expanded the communication and narrative skills in different platforms and formats when she worked as a researcher at CITI (Interactive Technology Research Center at FCSH/NOVA) and now, as a researcher at iNOVA Media Lab. Besides writing, she developed audiovisual contents (video, animation) to e-learning web2.0 platforms, websites, interactive books and webtv content.

Janna Joceli C. de Omena is a doctoral researcher in Digital Media at Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Faculty of Human and Social Sciences (FCSH), a doctoral course that is part of UT Austin Portugal Program. She is also the coordinator of SMART (Social Media Research Techniques) at iNOVA Media Lab. Since 2013 Janna has been dedicated to social media studies and digital methods approach. Her PhD research interests embrace social media technicity, platform studies, and digital methods. In short, she is concerned about the inherent technicity of social media platforms and how it facilitates or compromises digital research. Janna shares her research insights in https://thesocialplatforms.wordpress.com and tweets at @JannaJoceli. Her papers are available in Academia and presentations in SlideShare.

Rodrigo Silva is advertising art director by profession, with 17 years of experience. Graduated from Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing, Porto Alegre – Brazil. He is currently part of the iNova Media Lab and studies a master’s degree from FCSH-UNL, where he is finishing his thesis that will do a mapping of far right on brazilian youtube. He dreams with a PhD position, with a scholarship :).

Vanessa Amaral is a journalist and advertiser from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Graduated in Social Communication from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (2003), she was enrolled for one year in the Master’s Degree in Open Design (from 2015 to 2016), a joint program between the University of Buenos Aires, in Argentina, and the Humboldt University of Berlin, in Germany, and is currently attending the Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences, in Nova University of Lisbon, in Portugal.

Speakers ˚ ˚

Bernhard Rieder is Associate Professor of New Media at the University of Amsterdam. Besides doing digital methods based work, his research focuses on the history, theory, and politics of software, particularly on the role of algorithms in social processes and the production of knowledge. He has worked as a Web programmer on various projects and is currently working on a book that investigates the history and cultural significance of information processing techniques.

Dhiraj Murthy is an Associate Professor of Journalism and Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. He was previously Reader of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. His research explores social media, digital research methods, race/ethnicity, qualitative/mixed methods, big data quantitative analysis, and virtual organizations. Dr. Murthy has authored over 40 articles, book chapters, and papers and a book about Twitter, the first on the subject (published by Polity Press, 2013). He is currently funded by the National Science Foundation’s Division Of Computer and Network Systems for pioneering work on social media use during Hurricane Harvey. Dr. Murthy’s work also uniquely explores the potential role of social technologies in diversity and community inclusion. Dr. Murthy founded and directs the Computational Media Lab at UT Austin. He previously co-directed The Centre for Creative & Social Technologies at Goldsmiths and founded the Social Network Innovation Lab at Bowdoin College. He is chair of Social Media, Activism, and Organisations (#SMAO15) and a co-chair of Social Media & Society 2016.  

Francisco Conrado Filho is a Master in Communication Sciences from the University of Minho, where now develops his Ph.D. project. The study of the relations between the journalism with the new technologies is the scope of much of his work. More recently, engaged in the study of the shifts in power using Social Network Analysis. Also, participated in the creation of the SNA-related group MODA – Monitoring of the Online Discourse and Analysis. franciscoconradofilho@gmail.com | http://www.cecs.uminho.pt/investigador/francisco-conrado/

Janna Joceli C. de Omena is a doctoral researcher in Digital Media at Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Faculty of Human and Social Sciences (FCSH). She is also the coordinator of SMART (Social Media Research Techniques) in iNOVA Media Lab.

Projects Leaders ˚ ˚  

Alessandra Cicali Alessandra Cicali is a freelance journalist and cofounder of Eurete (EUropean REporting TEam), an Italian-French association aimed at realizing international, multimedia and data-driven reporting projects. Her work focuses on social and economic issues, especially related to migrations, gender equality, public policies and local development processes. On the subject of gender violence, she is working on a project about “Media and femicide in Italy”, in collaboration with the Italian Journalists’ Association, Chayn Italia and Frida onlus. Graduated in Political Science (University of Florence, 2007), from 2009 to 2016, she worked as development policies and European Funds expert for private and public institutions in Florence and Milan.

Elaine Rabello is associate Professor at Social Medicine Institute I Rio de Janeiro State University.

Gustavo Matta is a Researcher on National School of Public Health / Oswaldo Cruz Foundation.

Inês Amaral  has a PhD in Communication Sciences, by the University of Minho, in 2012, through the Fellowship Programme of FCT (The Portuguese Foundation for the Science and Technology). She is a researcher at the Communication and Society Research Centre (University of Minho) and a lecturer in the Miguel Torga Institute of Higher Education, serving as Vice-President of the Scientific Council and as scientific coordinator of the Graduation Degree in Multimedia. She teaches in the field of Digital Communication. Inês works social network analysis since 2008. She has developed research on sociability in online social networks, media consumption in the digital age and social movements. (CV)

Tutors, Designers and Developers ˚ ˚

Andre Mintz PhD candidate in Communication Studies, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil), researcher of the Intermedia Connections Research Group (NucCon) and CAPES Foundation scholarship holder. MA in Communication Studies, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil). MA in Media Arts Cultures, Aalborg University (Denmark), Lodz University (Poland) and Danube University Krems (Austria).

Bernhard Rieder is Associate Professor of New Media at the University of Amsterdam.

Beatrice Gobbo is attending her last year as M.Sc. student in Communication Design at Politecnico di Milano. She’s now working on her master thesis about algorithms visualization in collaboration with DensityDesignLab. She’s interested in data visualization research, art, and everything that deals with the ever-increasing growth relationship between technology and humanities.

Cristian Ruiz M.A. in Communication Sciences field of specialization in Contemporary Culture and New Technologies from Nova University of Lisbon and SMART research member. His masters’ dissertation is on Twitter role in referendums, studying Colombian peace referendum and Brexit.

Dhiraj Murthy is an Associate Professor of Journalism and Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin.

Frederico Fonseca is a Lecturer at Instituto Superior Miguel Torga, where is the Co-Coordinator of Communication and Audiovisual Department and Labs. He teaches courses related to multimedia development including web and game. Currently he is a Phd student at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra and researcher at Center for Informatics and Systems in the same university. Frederico has developed research on serious games, digital literacy and active ageing.  

Giacomo Flaim is a M.Sc. student in Communication Design at Politecnico di Milano.

Janna Joceli is a doctoral researcher in Digital Media at Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Faculty of Human and Social Sciences (FCSH). She is also the coordinator of SMART (Social Media Research Techniques) in iNOVA Media Lab.

Liliana Santos is an integrated member of the AeLab-IFILNOVA: Laboratory of Aesthetics and Philosophy of Artistic Practices, Nova Institute of Philosophy at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Nova University of Lisbon (FCSH-UNL). PhD (2017) and MA (2009) in Communication Sciences, specializing in Cinema and Television, at the same faculty. Title of the PhD’s thesis: “Tragedy and Contemporaneity in the Cinema of João Canijo”. BA (2007) in Multimedia Design, at Escola Superior de Artes e Design de Caldas da Rainha. Member of the Organizing Committee of the International Meeting Cinema and other Arts.

Participants ˚ ˚

Alexandra Rodriguez is a PhD researcher in Critical Discourses Analysis from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She analyzes the patriarchal and feminist discourses related to gender based violence and the social network as part of her research. She graduated in publicity and Public Relations, is a specialist in Communication and Social Media Design and a Master in Communication Media and Culture.

Alice Rangel graduated in philosophy and is specialist in Communication and New Media, she worked with methodology and development of key indicators of quality for public programs, before moving to the digital area. Her work focus in digital marketing in social networks. She is currently studying at FEUP Multimedia’s Masters with research interest in social network data and rumor epidemiology model.

Rita Costa holds a BA and an MA in Anthropology from the University of Coimbra, with a dissertation entitled ‘Projecting homes in an institution: Anthropological perspectives on social inclusion processes of women’. She is currently a doctoral researcher at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) with the project Ciganos 2.0: Ethnographying ICT uses and the presence of Portuguese Roma in social media.

Ana Velhinho is a Communication Designer and teacher, interested in the study of
Digital Visual Culture, closely associated with infographics and editorial design. Her research quest addresses how can the uses of visual methodologies and tools improve documentation, depiction and understanding of shared forms of participatory visual expression and co-creation resulting from the influence of networks in our culture.

Aubrey Lauren O’neal graduated from UT Austin. Her research interests include political communication, social media, and crisis communication. In her current research, she analyze right-wing sentiment on Twitter during the German elections, where the populist group Alternative for Germany has gained momentum. She also uses several Google APIs to perform geocoding, translation, and image analysis, and Netlytic and Gephi for exploratory data visualization.

Aylin Sunam is a PhD graduate from a joint PhD program between Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne University (political science) and Galatasaray University (media & comm). In her dissertation study, she worked on marriage websites in Turkey: she analyzed the usage and self presentation practices of users together with the architectures of these marriage websites. In her future research, she will continue working on online communities and self-presentation strategies of users.

Cecilia Avelino As co-supervised PhD student in Urban Studies (ISCTE + FCSH) and in Communication Sciences (Université Lyon 2) She have been developing research in territorial marketing, urban competitiveness, city branding and urban regeneration. In a transdisciplinary approach between communication, urban studies, anthropology and tourism. Her research is focused in two neighborhood that has been regenerated due to marketing interests. Parque das Nações is studied in Lisbon and in Lyon the chosen neighborhood was La Confluence.

Cesar Giovanni Crisosto Is a PhD student, second year, at the Department of Political Science at the University of Pisa. In the past years he have collaborated with the research team MediaLaB from the University of Pisa, where he is involved in different researches about political communication through social media. His focus is on the study of visual elements in the political context and how political communication actors use these elements on their social media communication strategies.

Lorena Canon-Orón Undertaking a PhD program in the journalism area at the University of Valencia. Her research is framed in the ESTENAS project, with a pre-doctoral fellowship of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. She researches the representation of the Complementary Therapies in the Spanish media and social media. Research member of Mediaflows research group and also being part of Scienceflows research group, both in the digital methods division.

Mara Semyra  is a PhD. student in Communication Sciences and a member of CIC.Digital and CICS.NOVA at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. She have been studying communication in online social networks since 2014. In the past, She have researched public communication in the digital environment. Her interests are now in gender studies and cyber-activism.

Tarcízio Silva PhD student on Communication and Media Studies (UMESP – Brasil) and Researcher at IBPAD – Brazilian Institute of Research and Data Analysis. Since 2008, He have focused on social media data research, ranging from “social listening” to digital agencies to themes and controversies detection about public issues (like gender) to organizations like Interamerican Bank of Development.

Tanja Bosh Is a mid-career researcher/academic working in South Africa. She have conducted some exploratory researches in the area of social media and politics and is starting a second monograph, exploring various aspects of social media and political life in Africa (South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Nigeria). She also teaches research methods to postgraduate students at University of Cape Town.