Dr Florian Muhle (Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University, Germany) visited the VOSON Lab as part of the Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme 2017-18 (Universities Australia – DAAD) “Socialbots as political actors? Autonomous communication technologies as tools and objects for digital sociology”.
Rob Ackland presented VOSON Lab research at the 10th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2018). During the workshop "Big data analysis for Social Scientists", VOSON Dashboard- the most recent tool designed and developed in the Lab- was launched.
The VOSON Lab, ANU School of Sociology and ANU Centre for Social Research and methods are organising the Third Annual Australian Social Network Analysis Conference 2018: the third national meeting for social network analysis (SNA) researchers and practitioners. The conference will bring together scholars from key universities and research
Social Science Week is taking place this week (10-16 September, 2018), in different locations across Australia. In #SocSciWeek, social science researchers will be presenting papers, public lectures, seminars and workshops on varied topics, open to academic and non-academic audiences.
The event of media misinformation, defined as an "accidental statement of factually incorrect claims" - which can be "strategic or intentional", leads to raise questions on to what extent Echo Chambers (media environments where people only connect with like-minded others) and Filter Bubbles (resulting from media content being algorithmically selected to match previous consumer choices) impact p
Rob Ackland and Tim Graham visited the Médialab Sciences Po in Paris, where they presented at the weekly research methods workshop. Organised by the Medialab director Paul Girard, the visit was an opportubity for the VOSON Lab to exchange ideas around digital tools for social Sciences and to meet with Gephi developer: Mathieu Jacomy.
Rob Ackland has been invited to participate in the workshop: 10 Years of Web Science: Closing The Loop, organised by the Schloss Dagstuhl- Leibniz Zentrum für Informatik (Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics), where he presented the research: #DebateNight: The Role and Influence of Socialbots on Twitter Du