Students engage in data collection at large livestreaming convention

This weekend four students in our lab participated in TwitchCon, the largest livestreaming convention in the world, where they distributed hundreds of surveys to Twitch users, talked to people in the industry, and learned more about streaming culture. This research is part of a larger study funded through the National Science Foundation’s REU (research experience for undergraduates) program. This project aims to understand how to build a positive internet and supportive online culture.

Presenting research at ICA

Jira Uttarapong and Dr. Wohn attended the International Communication Association annual conference in Washington D.C.

At the Games Anteconference, Jira presented ongoing research on eSports commentators- she was the youngest participant!

Dr. Wohn presented research with Dr. Freeman of Clemson University that looked at cross-media behaviors (gaming, viewing, spending) in the Games Division, and presented a study on volunteer Twitch moderators in the Communication and Technology division.

Dr. Wohn @CHI

This past week Dr. Wohn was at the ACM Conference on Human Computer Interaction, where she presented her work on volunteer content moderators