Want to see a fresh approach to automated social analysis?


I recently discovered Johannes Landstorfer’s blog after he linked to some of my articles. He’s a European researcher working on his thesis on "socially aware computers", exploring the new realms that are opened up once you have automated analysis of your social relationships based on your communications. There are some fascinating finds, like using phone bills to visualize your graph, or reflecting the uncertainty of the result of all our analysis by using deliberately vaguely posed avatars. His own work is intriguing too, he’s got a very visual approach to the field, which generates some interesting user-interface ideas. I’m looking forward to seeing more of what he’s up to.

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