04/17/2017: Ed Summers (MITH) @ RRCHNM

On Monday, April 17, at 12 noon, Ed Summers (Lead Developer at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities) will give a talk entitled “Under Surveillance: Power and Empowerment in the Social Media Archive.”

Ed Summers is the technical lead of Documenting the Now. This project, undertaken in collaboration with Washington University in St. Louis and the University of California, Riverside, “will result in  an open-source application for collecting tweets, their associated Web content (text, images, video and audio) and metadata, as well as creating data views and export mechanisms both for use with data visualization platforms and for preservation. It will utilize Ferguson-related tweets and Web content as the subject of application development, delivering a Ferguson social media data set for research and preservation, and build a community of users and advocates around the DocNow application.”

This Brown Bag is being organized by the Rosenzweig Center’s 2016-17 Digital History Fellows: Laura Crossley, Jessica Dauterive, and Andrea Odiorne.