Listening to Digital Voices:
Social Media Research To Understand Attitudes
Dress Code: Office Attire
FREE ADMISSION (by invitation only). However, please note that a no-show penalty fee of S$150 will be borne by registered participants who fail to attend. All registrations will be taken as confirmed unless otherwise notified. If you wish to cancel your registration please do so by Monday, 24 November 2014.
About the speaker:
Carl Miller is the founding Research Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM) at DEMOS in the UK. CASM is half a policy and research hub, and half technology lab, and it is the first British think tank unit dedicated to researching and understanding the digital world. Carl is interested in how social media is changing politics, society, security and academia. He writes widely on: (a) the birth of ‘social media science’ and ‘SOCMINT’ – social media intelligence; (b) politics and campaigning on social media and digital democracy; (c) security, terrorism, crime and law enforcement in the digital age; (d) bitcoin and crypto-currencies; (e) cyber-bullying, misogyny and abuse online; (f) understanding attitudes from social media; (g) affiliation, identity and belief in a digital world; and (h) evidence-based decision-making using real-time social media research, modelling and prediction. He is a regular public speaker and commentator as well.
Over the last decade, millions of people across the world have transferred important parts of their political, social and intellectual lives onto social media platforms. This represents a new digital commons of incredible richness and value. Carl Miller will discuss how to listen to these digital voices in order to understand people’s attitudes, including the new technologies and methods that are needed. While this new form of research is potentially transformative to understanding society (and indeed ourselves), there are formidable risks and challenges involved. These include: how far the research can be trusted, when it can be used, its potential value overall, and how its use can be publicly acceptable and ethical.
For invitation inquiries please contact:
Ms Yvonne Lee
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