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Tom’s week in Aberdeen

Posted by Tom In February I had the pleasure of visiting the University of Aberdeen to spend a week with Dr Karen Salt, a co-investigator on the CuRAtOR project. The aim of the week was to get to grips with Critical Discourse Analysis, an approach to studying ...

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Death and Social Media

Here at LiSC we are exploring issues surrounding social media and dying. We are interested in interviewing people over the age of 18 who are regular users of Facebook or Twitter to explore their attitudes to the way that death is treated in online environments, and how individuals who die ...

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RaspPi blog feature on ‘Digital Capabilities’ Garden

The story below is taken directly from the raspberry pi blog. The original post can be found here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/4382   At this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, Lincoln University’s digital garden, which changed the way it looked depending on what people tweeted, sent messages back to people interacting with it, and did all kinds ...

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Magic ethnography for craft beer

Yesterday, defroster and Conor Lineham finally went on their much anticipated visit to see the guys at Magic Rock Brewery in Huddersfield, with the intention of carrying out ethnographic research for LiSC’s Social Craft Beer project. Without going into the finer details of the project’s research objectives, one of ...

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Digital Capabilities: a social media garden at RHS Chelsea

For a long time now I have wanted to do a technology-based show garden at Chelsea Flower Show – I guess it’s the Alan Titmarsh (sic) in me. So, when last year’s show bizarrely included an homage to the one ...

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Social Applications Development Update

(This post is an updated version of one we posted on MSDN last September) With consumer uptake of smartphone platforms growing exponentially, particularly for accessing social media, news, streaming media and games through the lens of ‘mobile apps’, the LiSC team felt  it was time to overhaul the ‘Mobile ...

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Persuasion Invasion – Using Facebook for Behavioural Change

An article we wrote for a special edition of UX magazine under the theme of 'Designing for Social Change' was published late last year - we only just discovered it! Click the image below to download a copy of the article. Look out for another article we are ...

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Shaun’s Inaugral Lecture – Seriously Connected: Changing Behaviour Through Social Media

Shaun Lawson, Director of the Lincoln Social Computing (LiSC) Research Centre and Professor in Social Computing, will deliver his inaugral lecture entitled Seriously Connected: Changing Behaviour Through Social Media, taking place on 1 May. Since co-founding LiSC in 2006 – just ahead of the phenomenal interest in services ...

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Research presentation: ENACT background

Below are the slides for a talk I gave at the Lincoln School of Computer Science Research Seminar on October 26th 2011. The talk describes the potential of technology to provide useful support for mental and emotional health issues and provides background to our ongoing EPSRC funded project called ENACT. Abstract: ...

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Skype and Facebook

The recent announcement that Facebook would be integrating Skype into the social network platform caught my attention. Chat on Facebook has great advantages in that it alleviates your cognitive load (essentially meaning you don’t have to remember great swathes of information) and it allows you to multitask. Your previous conversations ...

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Hello from a new LiSC team member!

My name is Sue Jamison-Powell and I started working in LiSC as a Research Assistant at the beginning of May. I am a psychologist working on the ENACT Project with Shaun Lawson, Conor Linehan and Andy Garbett. I specialise in online social relationships ...

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Sustainable air travel, behaviour change and social media

We are organizing a one day workshop here in Lincoln on 18th May 2011 on behalf of the EPSRC Airport Energy Technologies Network (PI, Prof Paul Stewart in the new Engineering School here at Lincoln) - everyone with an ...

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Fearsquare.com – How dangerous is your life?

What is it? LiSC are currently conducting a study based on people's perception of crime using an individuals location data (Foursquare) and crime statistics driven by the Police.Uk website. If you're interested then head over to Fearsquare.com and see ...

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All kinds of social media and networked culture theory – Journal Club – 25/03/2011

After recently joining the LiSC Friday afternoon research group and eating all the cake for the past few weeks I was invited to give a talk in relation to my PhD project and give some theoretical/critical insight into the development of online social networking practices and related networked socio-economic trends. ...

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Journal Club 04.02.2011 – Facebook Usage, ENACT

This week our discussion focused on social media regarding topics such as; motivation, structure and impacts of usage. The discussion of Facebook usage was in aid of the ENACT project which aims to study usage of social networking sites in order to improve the uptake of computerised ...

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