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Politics, Social Media Technicity and Digital Methods

As Universidades Portuguesas no Facebook

António Granado and I presented our ongoing work about digital methods for institutional communication and science communication at SciCom PT 2017 – Museu da Ciência da Universidade de Coimbra, Continue reading “As Universidades Portuguesas no Facebook”

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DMI Summer School 2017

I have attended the 10th edition of the Digital Methods Initiative (DMI) Summer School at University of Amsterdam, under the theme “Get the picture – Digital Methods for Visual Research”. In this two-weeks intensive course I had the opportunity to work with incredible and Continue reading “DMI Summer School 2017”

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First steps with R

This is the result of a short experiment with R. The presentation was produced by myself, Camila Wohlmuth, Carla Nave and Gonçalo Barbosa. We attended the course Introduction to Digital Humanities (with Daniel Carter as instructor) at Digital Media Summer Institute, in Porto, Portugal.  Continue reading “First steps with R”

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Does context matter?

This piece of work was developed in the first year of my PhD as an effort to reflect on how platforms moderate content and whether they take context into account. I look at the content moderation policy of Instagram, drawing particular attention to  the case of #belarecatadaedolar. Continue reading “Does context matter?”

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Instagram Data Analysis: the pros and cons of co-tag network and key actors.

A wide variety of approaches or ways of seeing social media data have been undertaken, the question is whether they are technically adequate or a simple depiction of what you get. Continue reading “Instagram Data Analysis: the pros and cons of co-tag network and key actors.”

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Potential scenarios for API research

The technological glue of the web (application programming interfaces) has not only Continue reading “Potential scenarios for API research”

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#BrasilEmGreve: Most popular vs. Latest posts on Instagram

This is an experiment: the ideia is to visualise the most popular posts using Continue reading “#BrasilEmGreve: Most popular vs. Latest posts on Instagram”

Ways of Thinking Technicity III

“If one wants to understand a being completely, one must study it by considering it in its entelechy, and not it its inactivity or its static states” (Simondon, 2009, p. 19). Continue reading “Ways of Thinking Technicity III”

Ways of Thinking Technicity II

 “Man is the permanent organizer of a society of technical objects”, (Simondon, 1980, p.4). Continue reading “Ways of Thinking Technicity II”

Ways of Thinking Technicity I

“There is something eternal in a technical schema…And it is that (quality) which is always present and which can be conserved in a thing”. Continue reading “Ways of Thinking Technicity I”

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