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Emerging Capacities of Mass Participation Lab @ University of Washington

The Emerging Capacities of Mass Participation(emCOMP) Laboratory, directed by Assistant Professor Kate Starbird, investigates the dynamics of massive participation and interaction enabled by new and social media. Focusing on specific events and issues that bring people together on a large scale, researchers both examine the flow of interactions and explore possibilities for applying online participation to problem-solving on a massive or even global scale. Situated within Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), as well as the emerging fields of collective intelligence, crowdsourcing, and human computation, the lab’s research integrates qualitative, quantitative, and computational analysis of social media interactions and seeks to identify and pursue design opportunities to support and harness mass participation within relevant contexts.

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emCOMP Researchers

Directed by Assistant Professor Kate Starbird, emCOMP lab members are PhD, Master's and Undergraduate students in Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE) and Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of Washington.

 

 

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A Closer Look at the Self-Correcting Crowd: Examining Corrections in Online Rumors (2017)

Arif, A., John Robinson, Stephanie Stanek, Elodie Fichet, Paul Townsend, Zena Worku and Kate Starbird

To appear in Proceedings of the ACM 2017 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW '17).
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Social Media Seamsters: Stitching Platforms & Audiences into Local Crisis Infrastructure (2017)

Dailey, D. and Kate Starbird

To appear in Proceedings of the ACM 2017 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW '17).
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Addressing the Information Needs of Crisis-Affected Communities: The Interplay of Legacy Media and Social Media in a Rural Disaster (2016)

Dailey, D. and Kate Starbird

In The Communications Crisis in America, and How to Fix It. Friedland L. and Lloyd, M. editors. Palgrave MacMillan. Forthcoming
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