The computer scientists are coming, and it would seem that no branch of the academy can avoid their nerdy gaze. Be it algorithmic poetry, computational journalism, or the philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, at every turn there are computational methods and theoretical perspectives popping up. This burgeoning interest in the intersection of computer science with the humanities and social sciences is not without healthy scepticism, and for good reason given the unrealised expectations of Artificial Intelligence in the 1970s. In this talk I will explore recent developments in computer science and offer a pragmatic perspective on the utility of these technologies for humanities and social science research.

Dr Daniel Angus is a computational social scientist who specializes in the design, development and application of advanced computational methods for the study of communicative practices. Dr Angus is a co-inventor of the Discursis software technology which has been used to assist analyses of the dynamics of topical exchange in health, education, media, and political conversational contexts.

About Research Seminar and Workshop Series

 


Writing and communicating about pandemics: 2020 School of Communication and Arts Research Seminar Series

The research seminar and workshop series occur each semester, each with a different topic and guest speaker from UQ or otherwise.

Semester 1, 2020 Seminars & Workshops

 

Friday, 13 March
12-1pm

Literature as Media: Chinese Online Literature—Storytellers, platforms and transmedia literary world

(Part of the Platform Media: Algorithms, Accountability and Media Design EVENTS)

Dr Tony Xiang Ren, Western Sydney University, with A/Prof Kim Wilkins, Dr Helen Marshall & Emily Baulch

Friday, 27 March
12-1pm

(Cancelled)

TBC

Dr Cedric Courtois

Friday, 10 April
12-1pm

(Cancelled)

TBC Dr Beck Wise

Friday, 24 April
12-1pm

(Cancelled)

TBC

Dr Skye Doherty

Friday, 8 May
12-1pm

(Cancelled)

TBC Dr Andrea Bubenik

Friday, 22 May
12-1pm

(Cancelled)

TBC Dr Chris Hay

Friday, 5 June
12-1pm

Online via Zoom

Research Seminar - Imagining the End of the World: Writing the Apocalypse before Covid-19 Dr Helen Marshall

Friday, 3 July
12-1pm

Online via Zoom:

Research Seminar - Developing Disciplinary Literacies in Hybrid Classes

Dr Beck Wise

 

Venue

Room: 
Room 601, Michie Building