Research Articles and Essays

The Virtual Locker Room: Hate Speech and Online Gaming
By Ryan Rogers

New Media and Cultural Consumption: Questions to Address through Public Participation
By Roland Benedikter

New Medium-Same Stereotypes: Social Media Depictions of President Barack and Michelle Obama
By Mia Moody

Digital Sacrality: Gurus, Celebrities and the New Cultures of Faith
By Saradindu Bhattacharya

Home on FB: National Identity in Caribbean Facebook Groups
By Shaheed Nick Mohammed

Selected Trends in Visualization Theory and Techniques: Notes on the 14th International Conference on Information Visualization 2010
By Anna Ursyn and Ebad Banissi

Visual Content Analysis: Notes on the 15th International Conference on Information Visualization, iV 2011
By Anna Ursyn and Ebad Banissi

An Exploratory Study of Youth and their Use of MP3 Devices in Mass Transit Spaces in Boston
By William Ofentse Lesitaokana

Who’s Playing You? Interactivity and the Mythology of the Avatar
By Adam Davis



#Jan 25, 2012
By Barry R. Jones

Like a lot of people, I was an arm chair witness to the revolution in Egypt. While I was glued to my computer for hours on end, I found that following the events on Twitter provided better real time information than more traditional news outlets. Many of the protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square were using Twitter as a way to communicate with each other and to update the world on events taking place. Most were using the hashtag #jan25 (the revolution began on January 25th, 2011) with their posts, making it easy to keep up with events. Watching the drama unfold on Twitter was a direct and honest experience.

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