Twitter Time Machine: A Multidimensional Immersive Exploration Environment for the TwitterSphere

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Abstract:

Twitter Time Machine (TTM) is an immersive environment for discursive analysis of social media crisis response through multidimensional, interactive analysis. Utilizing curated #BlackLivesMatter (BLM) Twitter data and motivated by previous work that identified and examined interactions between sub-communities in the BLM twittersphere, the Twitter Time Machine integrates network analysis, visualization, multi-channel Twitter stream presentation and content study to create a dashboard to help researchers identify and understand the influence of marginalized counterpublics during event-triggered networked public discourse and debate. TTM runs on the Rensselaer IDEA Campfire, a multi-user, collaborative, immersive computing interface. Campfire is a desk-height, 10-foot panoramic screen (the Wall) and floor projection (Floor) that users gather around and look into, maintaining contact with one another with no artificial or virtual barriers between themselves as they observe and engage with presentations and applications. Two large monitors adjacent to the Campfire complement the integrated Wall and Floor visualizations with appropriate content, enabling investigators to be fully immersed in their exploratory tasks.

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September 23, 2019
14:51:46
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September 20, 2019
13:33:50
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