Deliberately Monitoring and Archiving a Social Change Event in Real-Time

Very interesting event at Texas A&M today – Using Tech, Social Media To Observe, Archive Social Movement. “Some Texas A&M students and faculty will use live streaming and social media to observe and archive the RiseUp! October march against mass incarceration in New York City on Saturday (Oct. 24). Texas A&M participants will use state-of-the-art technology in the Humanities Visualization Space, located in the Liberal Arts and Arts & Humanities (LAAH) building, including a group of 15 screens that are 17 inches wide, to livestream the event and monitor multiple social media outlets simultaneously.” There will be followup events to analyze and archive the data gathered. Read it; fascinating setup.