Data and Social Justice Workshop
April 24th, 5:30pm at the University of Indianapolis
This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the process of scraping Twitter and Facebook data for research. We will also examine two pre-collected datasets to understand what kind of data is collected by these tools, the politics of the social media platforms, and the kinds of Humanities questions we can ask of social media data. This workshop will have a particular focus on data related to social and racial justice as we have seen a resurgence of social justice movements in digital spaces in the last decade and there has been substantial scholarly interest in studying digital culture. Our conversation will also consider the ethical concerns regarding data collection, especially data related to political activisms. No prior technical skills are expected, and the workshop is open to all interested participants.
Thanks to Eduard Arriaga for inviting me for this!