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Politics, Social Media Technicity and Digital Methods

Why look at social media APIs?

I was really glad to attend to ECREA Digital Culture and Communication Section Conference, under the them: Digital Culture Meets Data: Critical Approaches. The conference was held by University of Brighton, Mithras House on 6 – 7 November 2017. Here is a summary of my talk and the slide presentation. Continue reading “Why look at social media APIs?”

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Data is not a monster.

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I´m very pleased to announce SMART Data Sprint 2018. Data is not a monster is the motto of the second edition of SMART Data Sprint, and the theme: Interpreters of Platforms Data. The sprint will be held in Universidade Nova de Lisboa, NOVA FCSH, Continue reading “Data is not a monster.”

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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”

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?”

#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”

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.”

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”

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