Thursday, March 30
5:00 to 7:30 PM
On Thursday, March 30 from 5:00 to 7:30 PM, the New England Complex Systems Institute will host an open house for our new offices located at 277 Broadway in Cambridge, MA.
At 5:30 PM there will be a special presentation by senior postdoctoral researcher Alfredo J. Morales. Titled "The Science of Human Collective Behavior Using Twitter," this presentation will cover structural and dynamical patterns of social systems revealed through the analysis of data from social media like Twitter.
Morales uses complex systems science to retrieve important information from Big Data produced by a globally-tweeting civilization. Tweets can reveal unstructured patterns of social behavior across multiple scales, ranging from the daily routines of individuals up to the collective pulse of activities within cities and global networks of communication and synchronicities that can span hemispheres.
The presentation will feature insights into human collective behaviors and visualizations of Twitter activity on local, national, and global scales. To see some of these visualizations and for further reading, check out our recently published paper in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface:
This presentations will also be streamed live on Google Hangouts.