Imaging Sheffield

    Lead researcher: Anne Burns. This project is part of the Picturing the Social research. This project involves an ethnographic study of social media photography, which will observe how people share and interact with images online.

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      Algorithmic Visibility

      Lead researcher: Farida Vis. This project is part of the Picturing the Social research. This project explores the different ways in which images are made visible on social media platforms, focusing on the role of ‘structures’ in the creation of social media data.

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        The Death of Thatcher

        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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          A Visual Atlas of Happiness

          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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            Picturing the Social

            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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              The Iconic Image on Social Media

              Lead researchers: Farida Vis, Simon Faulkner, Francesco D’Orazio and Lin Prøitz This project is part of the Picturing the Social and ENGAGE research. his project focuses on the images of three-year old Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi taken by a Turkish press photographer after his body was found…

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              Raymond Drainville

              I am currently undertaking a PhD project within the Visual Social Media Lab (based at Manchester School of Art)…

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              Jim Aulich

              I am Professor of Visual Culture in MIRIAD at the Manchester School of Art where I am Head of Research Degrees…

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              Lin Prøitz

              I received my PhD in 2007 from the University of Oslo, for which I addressed mobile telephony practices among youths…

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              Mike Thelwall

              I am a Professor of Information Science and leader of the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group at the University of Wolverhampton…

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