Once a year, the Annenberg Networks Network (ANN) at USC and the Science of Networks in Communities Laboratory (SONIC) at Northwestern University convene an international seminar on network science. The conference organizers include Manuel Castells, Noshir Contractor, Janet Fulk, and Peter Monge.
The seminar that took place at USC this April was dedicated to the application of network science to the study of social movements. The keynote (see video below) titled “The Logic of Connective Action” was given by Lance Bennett, University of Washington.
Other presentations include:
- Steven Livingston, George Washington University
Networks in Areas of Limited Statehood: An Alternative Mode of Governance?
- Sasha Costanza-Chock, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mic Check! Media Culture in the Occupy Movement
- Karine Nahon, University of Washington, and Manuel Castells, University of Southern California
Comparing Network Social Movements: Spain & Israel
- Mario Diani, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona
Social Movements and Network Theory
- Gilad Lotan, SocialFlow
Analyzing Information Flows and Networked Audiences: What We Learn From Data
- Richard Rogers, University of Amsterdam
The End of the Virtual: Digital Methods
- Michael Macy, Cornell University
Critical Mass in Social Movements
- Manuel Castells, University of Southern California
Networks of Outrage and Hope: Social Movements in the Age of the Internet