Adversarial coordination: Dynamics of collective engagement on Twitter during US presidential debates
Join this 3rd Datalab Talk this fall featuring Assoc. Professor at Semiotics, Aarhus University, Riccardo Fusaroli.
About the talk
Riccardo will discuss the role of conflict in the collective dynamics of attentional entrainment and information-spreading on Twitter and the surprising ways in which humans collectively coordinate during mediatic events. The talk will highlight massive collective entrainment in Twitter behaviours and assess competing hypotheses on the role played by displayed dominance, emotional tone and partisanship. Riccardo will [spoiler!] argue that intergroup competition is the main drive between such unprecedented massive coordination.
The study that the talk bases on relies on systematic mining and statistical modeling of the tweets produced during the 2012 and 2016 US presidential elections. The topic is fun, and crosses many disciplines. This means you’re probably going to learn something new and contribute too (since you probably know more than me about at least one the topics/methods involved!)
Everyone can come and join this talk. If you are from another company or organisation than Aarhus University, then please sign up for the talk.
In that way we can make sure to put enough coffee on.