Researching Online Photos

Josh Lepawsky

Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Discover new insights into the ways online images circulate and are talked about, by creating thought-provoking graphs and visual interpretations with geographer Josh Lepawsky.

Turn the web into an instrument for social analysis. Learn a selection of techniques that allow you to create highly unique graphs that reveal the “online career” of a photograph and other image files. How has a particular photo been used? How has it been discussed in different online contexts? How have people engaged certain specific images online?

Learn how to collect such data, and then process it to visualize the data’s complex aspects and patterns for further investigation. The aesthetic results of these visualizations are often very intriguing, making this a great way to communicate your interpretations to audiences not specialized in your research area!

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Josh Lepawsky