Alexandra Boutopoulou

y PhD thesis focuses on the use of social media images to better understand Food Cultures. I am based at the Information School, University of Sheffield and my project is funded by the White Rose ESRC Network on ‘Big Data and Food Safety’, led by…

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    Picturing the Social: 2016 Conference + Workshop

    A one-day conference (+ post-conference workshop) exploring contemporary image sharing on social media & online visual cultures, which aims to create productive dialogue.

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      Social Media Images Tool Workshop

      March 2016 – This tool workshop is aimed at getting a better understanding of user requirements. The workshop will be held at The University of Wolverhampton.

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        Picturing the Social: 2014 Conference

        7 November 2014 – This inaugural conference for the Picturing the Social project was held at the University of Sheffield as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

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          Selfie Citizenship

          16 April 2015 – This workshop, organized with Adi Kuntsman (Manchester Metropolitan University), addressed the political implications of the selfie genre.

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            Patrick Meier: Digital Humanitarians

            22 May 2015 – This talk at the University of Sheffield addressed the emergence of Digital Humanitarianism as a response to the overflow of information, including images, generated by recent disaster situations.

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              The Death of Thatcher on Social Media

              30 June 2015 – This small invite-only workshop at the University of Sheffield brought together academics and public sector researchers to discuss social media images collected as part of The Death of Thatcher on Social Media project.

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                PhD Projects

                The Visual Social Media Lab seeks to develop PhD research projects that reflect its concern to innovate approaches and methods for the analysis of social media images and the broader visual web.

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                  ENGAGE

                  Lead researcher: Lin Prøitz. The key aim of the ENGAGE project is to address the ways that young people in Norway and the United Kingdom engage in political and civic participation via digital visual cultures and social networks.

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                    Unremarkable Images

                    Lead researcher: Olga Goriunova. This project is part of the Picturing the Social research. Unremarkable images is a project that focuses on studying visual content mundanely shared on social media.

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