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.
Our lab welcomes fall of 2019 with some returning members and some new members! We welcome new members Ross, Anmol, Jessy, Nina, Denis, and Mervyn.
Dr. Wohn gave a talk about digital patronage at the Mozilla headquarters in Silicon Valley. The talk was streamed live and archived on YouTube.
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.
This past week Dr. Wohn was at the ACM Conference on Human Computer Interaction, where she presented her work on volunteer content moderators