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Beyond the Polar Bear: Exploring the Climate Debate via Images

Cecilie Astrupgaard and Sofie Thorsen presented their big data analysis of 20.000+ images, combining network analysis and image recognition software.

Last modified: 11.10.2018

In a big data analysis of +200.000 climate-related images from Instagram and Twitter, we have explored how the combination of network analysis and image recognition software can enable us to identify patterns in the visual debate on climate change. In this tool lunch, we will be presenting our methodology and experience with both the potentials and pitfalls of using image-recognition algorithms to bring visual analysis into the realm of digital studies. If you want to take a sneak-peak of the tool, you can try it out here:

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