Goodreads v. Amazon

What difference does book-selling make for book reviews? This is the topic of a new paper accepted at the International Conference on Web and Social Media 2015 (ICWSM) co-authored by NovelTM director Andrew Piper with NovelTM student Stefan Dimitrov and collaborator Derek Ruths of the Network Dynamics Lab. Looking at 2.5 million reviews from the two platforms,…

Geoffrey Rockwell Gives Talk at Science 2.0 in Hamburg

Dr. Geoffrey Rockwell  recently gave a talk at the Science 2.0 conference in Hamburg, Germany on “New Publics for the Humanities.” His talk looked at how citizen research or crowdsourcing has been used in the humanities to engage new publics, using for example a developing project led by Dr. Andrew Piper to build a crowdsourcing tool for community…

Geoffrey Rockwell Gives Opening Lecture at Japanese Gaming Conference

NovelTM member Geoffrey Rockwell recently gave the opening talk at a conference at the University of British Columbia on Japanese game culture. Press Start: Culture, Industry and Innovation in Japanese Gaming was a two-day conference that brought together scholars, players, and game industry representatives for a wide variety of panels and discussions relating to Japanese gaming…

Geoffrey Rockwell Gives Paper in Frankfurt on Building Community Engagement with the Humanities

On Monday February 23, NovelTM member Geoffrey Rockwell gave a paper in Frankfurt entitled, “Building Research Capacity Across the Humanities and Social Sciences: Social Innovation, Community Engagement and Citizen Science” at the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF). Rockwell’s talk addressed the current lack of public support for the humanities, which he attributes to a “broken…