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Public lecture and Lab seminar at LINIS

Olga Goryunova: Construction of the subject in the age of social networks: memes, idiots and hackers 

The Laboratory for Internet Studies (LINIS) at HSE in St. Petersburg, with the Center for New Media and Society, New Economic School, invited Olga Goryunova, associate professor at of Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at the University of Warwick, UK to give an public lecture. She tried to explain how the construction of the subject is created based on the operation of computer systems and networks.

Marco Toledo Bastos: News preferences of Twitter users

Twitter users from different countries tend to read different types of news, a recent study by Brazilian scholar Marco Toledo Bastos has shown. Brits and Americans  read world news and opinionated pieces, Spaniards prefer local news, while Brazilians favor items on football. 

Anatoly Gruzd: The structure of tweets: the most discussed and undiscussed topics

The International Summer School ‘Social Network Analysis: Internet Research’ has held in HSE St.Petersburg, August 15, 2013, which was organized by the Laboratory for Internet Studies and Sociology of Education and Science Laboratory. One of the lecturers at the school was Dr. Anatoly Gruzd - Director of Social Media Lab at Dalhousie University, Canada.

Jana Diesner: Analysing Semantic Networks. Lab seminar at LINIS

On May 20, 2013, Dr. Jana Diesner spoke at the Internet Studies Lab. She is known for developing new methods for analyzing semantic networks. Dr.Diesner told the audience that most of her work is focused on developing methods which allow researchers to isolate relationships from large corpora of texts written in "natural" language.

Katrin Voltmer: Mediated Transitions in the Digital Age. Public lecture and Lab seminar at LINIS

On April 18, 2013, Dr. Katrin Voltmer spoke at LINIS invitation on "Mediated Transitions and Hybrid Regimes: Democratization in the Digital Age".

Jan Zizka: Mining multilingual online hotel reviews. Lab seminar at LINIS

On November 26, 2012, the Internet Studies Lab organized a workshop with the participation of guest expert Jan Zizka, Professor at Mendel University in Brno, a member of the programme committee for the CoNeCo  (Computer Networks & Communications) Conference, and an honorable member of the Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center.

Sandra Gonzales-Beylon: Protests in Spain and Twitter's influence. Workshop of Oxford Internet Institute researcher in LINIS

Can social networks encourage people to come out to the streets? Today, many researchers are trying to find the answer this question, including Sandra Gonzales-Beylon, who has came with a workshop to The Internet Studies Lab (LINIS).

International Conference ‘New Media: changing media landscape’ in St.Petersburg

Several famous media researchers have came in Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg: Sandra Gonzalez-Beylo, Oxford Internet Institute, Vlad Strukov, University of Leeds and Dr. Mark Smith, head of Connected Action, the company known as developer of NodeXL. Their presentations can be heard at the international conference ‘New Media: changing media landscape’, September 27-28, 2012, organized by the Laboratory of Internet Studies HSE St.Petersburg, Department of Media Communications Higher School of Economics in Moscow and the Royal School of Technology in Stockholm.

The breath of the Blogosphere. LINIS Seminar in Moscow

On April 24, 2012, the LINIS team conducted the seminar "The breath of the Blogosphere? Methods for Analysing Big Internet Data Corpora for Sociological Tasks". The talk took place as a part of the academic seminar on sociological theory and methodology, organized by the HSE’s Analysis of Social Institutions Department (headed by Inna Deviatko) together with the Laboratory for Studies in Economic Sociology (headed by Vadim Radaev), Moscow.

Sarah Oats: Television and Internet in Russia

Open Lecture at LINISOn January 27, 2012 Prof. Sarah Oats gave a public lecture One Country, Two Audiences: Television and the Internet in Russia', at LINIS invitation. She compared the former dominance of television in Russia with new Internet-driven realities. Sarah Oates is a scholar in the field of political communication and democratization. She has been recently appointed professor and senior researcher at Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland, thus terminating her work at the university of Glasgow where she spent 13 years. Her visit to LINIS was organized and sponsored by the Center for New Media and Society, New Economic School, Russia.

Florian Toepfl: Why Russian Students Read Blogs. Public lecture at LINIS

On September 8, 2011, FlorianToepfl, a researcher at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, spoke at the HSE Faculty of Sociology at ILINIS invitation. Dr. Toepfl participates in the ‘Internet Power in Russia’ project. He spoke about his study of Russian students’ motivations for using the Internet and their perceptions of it. HSE students were also invited to participate in his project as informants.


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