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Mapping Issue and Online Publics in Realtime

Mapping Issue and Online Publics in Realtime, hackathon 24 & 25 March The Nuclear Security Summit will be the Netherlands most watched event in 2014. 58 political leaders convene in The Hague to discuss nuclear safety in an unstable world. We expect this high impact event to trend on social media as well as stimulating…

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Publication: “Mediating the Black Pete Discussion on Facebook: Slacktivism, flaming wars, and deliberation”

Published in First Monday Volume 19, Number 12 – 1 December 2014 Karin van Es, Daniela van Geenen, Thomas Boeschoten Abstract In this paper we counter the idea that Facebook is a unified medium and stress the need to analyze the distinct qualities of its pages. We do so by exploring the Black Pete discussion…

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KIEM Project GOOD DATA. Investigating government open data projects

The Utrecht Data School has recently received a KIEM grant from the NWO’s exact science program. The project proposed by Mirko Tobias Schäfer (UU, media and culture studies), Karin van Es (UvA, media studies) and Remko Helms (UU, computer science) develops a database for comparative analysis of open data projects. Governments are actively pushing the…

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Mapping Issue and Online Publics in Realtime

The Nuclear Security Summit will be the Netherlands most watched event in 2014. 58 political leaders convene in The Hague to discuss nuclear safety in an unstable world. We expect this high impact event to trend on social media as well as stimulating dissent and political opinion. In a hackathon, students of NMDC and the…

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