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my kulturBOT 3.0 has returned from its inaugural trip across Canada

my kulturBOT 3.0 discovered some of Canada’s most scenic routes by train. Jumping aboard the Great Canadian PoeTrain Tour, my kulturBOT 3.0 travelled across Toronto, Ontario to Vancouver, British Columbia from April 18-26, 2015. The tour carried poets, musicians, and train lovers aboard the Via Rail “Canadian”.

my kulturBOT 3.0 was created by Dr. David Harris Smith of McMaster University and Dr. Frauke Zeller of Ryerson University. As a ‘self-publishing’ robot, my kulturBOT 3.0 produced ‘found’ poetry delivered from the writings of the geographer and fur-trader, David Thompson.

During a quick stop in Jasper, Alberta, my kulturBOT 3.0 snapped a photo with poets Fran Figge and Kelsey Knight in front of a totem pole. Shortly after, the Great Canadian PoeTrain Tour rode over the Thompson River – the river named after David Thompson, the explorer who inspired the poetry by my kulturBOT 3.0.

my kulturBOT 3.0 caught the attention of many media outlets, including The Toronto Star, Metro News, and even La Tribune.

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my kulturBOT 3.0 has returned from its inaugural trip across Canada

my kulturBOT 3.0 discovered some of Canada’s most scenic routes by train. Jumping aboard the Great Canadian PoeTrain Tour, my kulturBOT 3.0 travelled across Toronto, Ontario to Vancouver, British Columbia from April 18-26, 2015. The tour carried poets, musicians, and train lovers aboard the Via Rail “Canadian”.

my kulturBOT 3.0 was created by Dr. David Harris Smith of McMaster University and Dr. Frauke Zeller of Ryerson University. As a ‘self-publishing’ robot, my kulturBOT 3.0 produced ‘found’ poetry delivered from the writings of the geographer and fur-trader, David Thompson.

During a quick stop in Jasper, Alberta, my kulturBOT 3.0 snapped a photo with poets Fran Figge and Kelsey Knight in front of a totem pole. Shortly after, the Great Canadian PoeTrain Tour rode over the Thompson River – the river named after David Thompson, the explorer who inspired the poetry by my kulturBOT 3.0.

my kulturBOT 3.0 caught the attention of many media outlets, including The Toronto Star, Metro News, and even La Tribune.

hitchBOT Completed its German Tour

After hitchBOT’s successful hitchhiking adventure from coast to coast in Canada last summer, it has now gone to Germany! Starting on February 13th from Munich, it got to know Germany and met a lot of new friends.

See the video, and responses from the media.

hitchBOT is a collaborative art project, conceived by Frauke Zeller (Ryerson University) and David Harris Smith (McMaster University). A first report on this project can be found at the Harvard Business Review, more publications are in preparation.

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hitchBOT to embark on new tour!

After hitchBOT’s successful hitchhiking adventure from coast to coast in Canada last summer, it will now go to Germany! Starting on February 13th from Munich, it will be getting to know Germany and hopefully meet a lot of new friends.

See the video, and first responses from the media.

hitchBOT is a collaborative art project, conceived by Frauke Zeller (Ryerson University) and David Harris Smith (McMaster University). A first report on this project can be found at the Harvard Business Review, more publications are in preparation.

Sentiment & Opinion Analysis

As a part of my ONCOA project I got into sentiment and opinion analysis, using different computational tools and methodological designs.

Zeller, F., Wolling, J., & Arlt, D. (2014). Emotions in disaster reporting: An analysis of the Fukushima tragedy’s news reporting (Emotionalisierte Berichterstattung? Wie die Presse in Großbritannien, den USA und Deutschland über die Folgen des Erdbebens und des Tsunamis in Japan berichtete). Open Access Book Series “Nachhaltigkeits-, Energie- und Umweltkommunikation”.

Big Data in Social Sciences

I have been working on several publications regarding Big Data in social sciences and audience studies. I have also been doing research in terms of designing method mix designs that use both quantitative and qualitative tools for Big Data analysis.

Forthcoming publications:

Zeller, F. (forthcoming 2014). Big Data in Audience Research. In Frauke Zeller, Cristina Ponte, Brian O’Neill (eds.), Revitalising audience research: Innovations in European audience research. ECREA book series, Routledge.

Zeller, F. (in Press). Big Data in Online Research (Online-Forschung und Big Data). In Bernard Batinic, Nikolaus Jackob, Jan Schmidt, Monika Taddicken, Martin Welker (eds.), Handbuch Online-Forschung (Handbook Online Research). Herbert von Halem Verlag, to appear 2014.

Presentations and invited talks related to Big Data analysis and method design:

Zeller, F. (2014). Multimodal communication: Crossing methodological borders. Paper to be presented at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Society for Digital Humanities, Brock University, May 26-28.

Zeller, F. (2013). A computer-based approach to quantitative and qualitative multimodal discourse analyses in social media. Presentation at the Infoscapelab Colloquium “Compromised Data? New Paradigms in Social Media Theory and Methods. October 28-29, Toronto, Canada.

Zeller, F. (2013). Mixed-Methods Approaches to Analysing Text and Pictures AND Text Analysis and User Perspectives, invited talk at the Immigration Politics, Text Analysis and Public Opinion Workshop, led by COMPAS of Oxford University, UK, 8-9 November.

Zeller, F. (2013). Multimodal Communication Analysis & Big Data, invited talk at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Media and Communications, May 1.

 

Big Data in Social Sciences

I have been working on several publications regarding Big Data in social sciences and audience studies. I have also been doing research in terms of designing method mix designs that use both quantitative and qualitative tools for Big Data analysis.

Forthcoming publications:

Zeller, F. (forthcoming 2014). Big Data in Audience Research. In Frauke Zeller, Cristina Ponte, Brian O’Neill (eds.), Revitalising audience research: Innovations in European audience research. ECREA book series, Routledge.

Zeller, F. (in Press). Big Data in Online Research (Online-Forschung und Big Data). In Bernard Batinic, Nikolaus Jackob, Jan Schmidt, Monika Taddicken, Martin Welker (eds.), Handbuch Online-Forschung (Handbook Online Research). Herbert von Halem Verlag, to appear 2014.

Presentations and invited talks related to Big Data analysis and method design:

Zeller, F. (2014). Multimodal communication: Crossing methodological borders. Paper to be presented at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Society for Digital Humanities, Brock University, May 26-28.

Zeller, F. (2013). A computer-based approach to quantitative and qualitative multimodal discourse analyses in social media. Presentation at the Infoscapelab Colloquium “Compromised Data? New Paradigms in Social Media Theory and Methods. October 28-29, Toronto, Canada.

Zeller, F. (2013). Mixed-Methods Approaches to Analysing Text and Pictures AND Text Analysis and User Perspectives, invited talk at the Immigration Politics, Text Analysis and Public Opinion Workshop, led by COMPAS of Oxford University, UK, 8-9 November.

Zeller, F. (2013). Multimodal Communication Analysis & Big Data, invited talk at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Media and Communications, May 1.

Sentiment & Opinion Analysis

As a part of my ONCOA project I got into sentiment and opinion analysis, using different computational tools and methodological designs.

Zeller, F., Wolling, J., & Arlt, D. (2014). Emotions in disaster reporting: An analysis of the Fukushima tragedy’s news reporting (Emotionalisierte Berichterstattung? Wie die Presse in Großbritannien, den USA und Deutschland über die Folgen des Erdbebens und des Tsunamis in Japan berichtete). Open Access Book Series “Nachhaltigkeits-, Energie- und Umweltkommunikation”.