How the Bot-y Politic Influenced This Election:
Nearly 20 percent of all election-related tweets come from an army of influential robots.
Read the full article here.
Trump’s Twitter Bots Turned Out on Election Day:
Congratulations to Alina, who received the Northwestern University School of Communication 2016 Graduate Dissertation award, granted annually by the department.… Read the rest
SONIC is currently hosting the ATLAS team within its lab space. ATLAS (Advancing Teams, Leaders, and Systems) is the group formerly known as DELTA (Developing Effective Leaders, Teams, and Alliances) – expats from Georgia Tech, headed by their director Leslie DeChurch, who transferred to the Northwestern University this fall.… Read the rest
On the benefits of:
I was completely unplugged for the first time in months, and it felt really, really good…
and the complete pointlessness of it:
… the unplugging movement is the latest incarnation of an ageless effort to escape the everyday, to retreat from the hustle and bustle of life in search of its still core.… Read the rest
Mathijs de Vaan and David Stark, Columbia University
Balazs Vedres, Central European University
This article examines the sociological factors that explain why some creative teams are able to produce game changers—cultural products that stand out as distinctive while also being critically recognized as outstanding.… Read the rest
Latin America wants to rejoin the world. Will the world reciprocate?
Some countries in Latin America, especially those on the Pacific seaboard, like Mexico, Chile and Peru, never turned their backs on globalization. Others did. Boosted by record prices for their commodity exports, they turned inward and subjected their economies to state controls, repeating on a smaller scale the model that failed the region in the 1970s.… Read the rest
The 2016 Organizational Communication Mini-Conference (OCMC) is hosted by the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
SONIC graduate student Marlon Twyman will give a presentation about his current research.
The purpose of the OCMC is to feature and support graduate students pursuing research about organizational communication.… Read the rest
Congratulations to a SONIC graduate student Marlon Twyman who received a Runner-up: “Best Student Paper” Award at the INGRoup 2016 conference for this presentation:
Marlon Twyman, Dan Newman, Leslie DeChurch, and Noshir Contractor. The Ties that Form Teams: Self-Organization, Homophily, and Multiplexity.… Read the rest
SONIC and NU-Delta members presented at the INGRoup conference on July 14-16 in Helsinki, Finland.
Abstracts for posters and presentations are listed below the schedule.
Gender Composition Affects Females Experience of Working in Science Teams
Ashley Niler, Raquel Asencio, Leslie DeChurch, Brian Uzzi, Noshir Contractor
Success in scientific fields hinges on effective collaboration.… Read the rest