Electome Articles

“Parallel Narratives: Clinton and Trump supporters really don’t listen to each other on Twitter,” Vice News, 12/8/16 “Twitter users are saying #ImWithHer when it comes to early voting,” by LSM’s Shawn Musgrave, 11/7/2016...

Fueling the Horse Race of Ideas in the 2016 Election

Posted by William Powers The world has changed dramatically in the last two decades. Across every imaginable industry and sector of society, digital technologies have flattened old institutions and hierarchies. The change is evident in the public sphere, long...

Knight Foundation Announces Support for LSM Electome Project

New elections project developed by the MIT Media Lab will unlock social media data to track voter perceptions with $648,000 from Knight Foundation   Project seeks to develop new tools to help journalists and candidates better understand public views on important...

LSM Launch Coverage

MIT Launches Laboratory for Social Machines with Major Twitter Investment Program aims to develop collaborative technologies to tackle complex social problems MIT Media Lab October 1, 2014 The MIT Media Lab today announced the creation of the Laboratory for Social...

Class Information

Introduction to Social Machines — Class Information Instructors: Deb Roy, Preeta Bansal, William Powers, Russell Stevens Link to Class Tumblr: smintro Upcoming Seminar Schedule Seminar: Wednesday, 10 am — 12 pm, E15-341 1:  FEB 4 — Course...