This session was presented at ComplexNetworks Laboratoire d’Informatique de Paris VI University. We focused on demonstrating the benefits of merging scientific research, social experiments and artistic practice in order to let ideas across the different fields mix and stimulate new social behaviors and produce interesting research questions to explore. In this talk we outlined the general approach and research questions currently relevant to us at Nodus Labs and presented the research, case studies, and tools that were created as a result of this approach at our organization.
How to apply various frameworks from network analysis in everyday life. Part of People in Beta festival at betahaus, Berlin.
re:publica is “Germany’s largest and most prominent conference on the future of our society and all things digital”. This year’s theme is action and will focus on how digital technologies bring people together to affect social and political change.
During this session we will talk about the protest movements and viral marketing from the point of view of the network science. We will use Gephi graph visualization software during the first half of the demonstration. During the second half we will show how you can use Gephi to analyze your own social networks using the examples of Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.
On the 7th of December (Wednesday), we’re hosting the 3rd Gephi meetup in Berlin, where we will demonstrate how Gephi can be used to perform text network analysis. This powerful technique can be used to summarize texts (useful for studying), reveal topic structure (e.g. categorizing law documents), find the pathways for meaning circulation (in order to identify prevalent agenda within text), and compare different texts together.