TWeD Talk: SOCIAM: The Social Machine Project at SOTON

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Website: TWeD Talk: SOCIAM: The Social Machine Project at SOTON
When: September 4 2013
Where: Winslow 1140, RPI Campus, Troy, NY
"There's always something happening Wednesday evenings in the Tetherless World!"

TWED TALK: Dominic DiFranzo on SOCIAM: The Social Machine Project at SOTON TIME: 7p, Weds 04 Sep 2013, Winslow 1140

Welcome to the Fall 2013 edition of TWed Talks! We begin the fall term by welcoming back Ph.D student Dominic DiFranzo to TWC as he leads us in a discussion about SOCIAM, the social machine project at the Universty of Southampton. Dominic's work on SOCIAM will focus on large scale Twitter data, the SOCIAM digital observatory, and building data tools for qualitative and quantitate researchers.

TWed Logistics (Fall 2013):
  • TWed schedule: []
  • 7p-8p, 1st floor Winslow (1140)
  • We try to alternate TWed Talks with TWed Hackspaces. The alternating pattern of TWed Talks and TWed Hackspaces may "off" due to leader availability and Institute scheduling.
  • Pizza or snacks will be provided for TWed Talks
  • Live video streams of TWed Talks will usually be available via ustream
  • An archive of past TWed Talks are also available on ustream. Direct links can be found in the schedule (below)
  • TWed Talks from previous terms are archived; topical archive coming soon!
About TWed:
  • "TWed" [] is the Tetherless World Educational Series
  • "TWed Talks" are informal overview talks and tutorials on topics of interest to the Tetherless World community. TWed gives members of the lab the chance to share tools and expertise. TWed talks are not lectures; they are expected to be highly interactive and fun. TWed leaders are encouraged to include live "hack" activities in their session plans.
  • "TWed Hackspaces" during the TWed time are informal group work sessions inspired by the Hackerspace movement. This is a time when TWC people will "be around" and you can rely on the "right" people being available to answer your questions and help with your hacks. This is also a great opportunity for project teams to "hack" together on problems, with the knowledge and resources of TWC surrounding you.


DiFranzo, D. 2013. SOCIAM: Social Machines and Linked Data. In Proceedings of TWeD Talk: SOCIAM: The Social Machine Project at SOTON (September 4 2013, Winslow 1140, RPI Campus, Troy, NY).