TweetChina Workshop @ UNCC Explores Big Data & Social Media

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July 31, 2013 by chinawideweb

Funded by College of Liberal Arts & Sciences’s (CLAS) Digital Humanities Seed Grant, the TweetChina project explores through a “big data” approach how “China” is discussed and represented on Twitter. Selecting China-related tweets from billions of tweets archived by UNC Charlotte’s own Charlotte Visualization Center, this project develops a website to visually present large amounts of data in map, picture, text and event modes.

Dr. Min Jiang (Associate Professor of Communication Studies, PI), Dr. Xiaoyu Wang (Associate Director of Charlotte Visualization Center and campus “big data” initiative lead), Jeff Delawder (Computer Visualization M.A. student) and Trevor Hess (Architecture M.A. student) will present a prototype of the website and discuss the issues and challenges involved. Attendees can also network and explore potential research and external grants opportunities. The presenters invite participation from diverse disciplines in social sciences, humanities, and sciences.

Time: 11:30AM – 1PM on August 6 (Tuesday)
Location: Woodward 338, UNC Charlotte
Lunch: Boxed lunch provided for 20 attendees. Email to RSVP
Video Conferencing: Available. Email to RSVP




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