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Great New Design: How Do We Talk about Media Architecture in Social Media

Type of publication Not peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Other publication (non peer-review)
Author SavicSelena,
Project Architecturality: How Space is Organised by Computation
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Other publication (non peer-review)

Book Great New Design: How Do We Talk about Media Architecture in Social Media
Publisher arXiv.org , Ithaca NY
ISBN arXiv:1910.14395

Open Access

URL https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.14395
Type of Open Access Repository (Green Open Access)

Abstract

In social media, we communicate through pictures, videos, short codes, links, partial phrases. It is a rich, and digitally documented communication channel that relies on a multitude of media and forms. These channels are sorted by algorithms as organizers of discourse, mostly with the goal of channeling attention. In this research, we used Twitter to study the way Media Architecture is discussed within the community of architects, designers, researchers and policy makers. We look at the way they spontaneously share opinions on their engagement with digital infrastructures, networked places and hybrid public spaces. What can we do with all those opinions? We propose here the use of text-mining and machine learning techniques to identify important concepts and patterns in this prolific communication stream. We discuss how such techniques could inform the practice and emergence of future trends.
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