Algorithms and Social Media

The Algorithms and Social Media Working Group aims to bring together scholars from the humanities, social sciences, and STEM sciences to explore the functioning and implications of large data generated by social networking applications. The goal is for humanists and social scientists to get a better idea of how algorithms in social media actually function, while introducing scientists to some of the emerging critiques of big data and algorithmic culture in the humanities and social sciences. If you would like to learn more about this working group, please contact the directors: Tim Havens, timothy-havens@uiowa or M. Zubair Shafiq,

Colorful pastel crayons with social media icons on them. Photo Credit:
Tim Havens
M. Zubair Shafiq