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

  • AI, images and text

    Projects

    Researchers: Ray Drainville, Farida Vis With billions of images shared daily on social media, this significant ‘visual turn’ requires a...

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  • Algorithmic Iconography

    Projects

    Researcher: Ray Drainville (Document link) lgorithmic Iconography: Intersections between Iconography and Social Media Image Research was Ray’s PhD thesis, defended...

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