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Social Humanities DataHack event

Fri Dec 9, 2016

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Posted In: computational social science, hackathon

How do people represent themselves on social media, and how are they represented by others? Which qualities and virtues are emphasized (or ignored)? How polarised are these (re)presentations?

There is a workshop looking at this very question happening in Oxford in early January. The morning will be a series of workshops on tools for tackling a question like the above (I’m thinking of attending the Wikipedia and Topic Modelling workshop), and the afternoon will be a hackathon looking at some data sets.

It sounds pretty interesting, and a nice way to warm up to the new year. It’s being hosted by the The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, and you can signup on eventbrite.