The VISUAL SOCIAL MEDIA LAB

brings together a group of interdisciplinary researchers interested in analysing social media images and online visual cultures

Some of our projects

  • The Iconic Image on Social Media

    Projects

    Lead researchers: Farida Vis, Simon Faulkner, Francesco D’Orazio and Lin Prøitz This project is part of the Picturing the Social and ENGAGE...

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  • Picturing the Social

    Projects

    Picturing the Social: Transforming our Understanding of Images in Social Media and Big Data research is an 18-month research project funded by the ESRC.

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  • A Visual Atlas of Happiness

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    Lead researcher: Francesco D'Orazio. This project is part of the Picturing the Social research. This project looks at understanding happiness through the pictures posted on Instagram and tagged with #happy to provide a window into people’s lives and complement the insights we can already gain from a global survey, or a series of statistical indexes.

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  • The Death of Thatcher

    Projects

    Lead researcher: Simon Faulkner. This project is part of the Picturing the Social research. This project focuses on images uploaded to Twitter and FaceBook after the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in April 2013.

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…brings together a group of interdisciplinary researchers interested in analysing social media images and online visual cultures