The course takes place essentially in the form of the frontal lesson, with extensive use of tools for student involvement: questions for the verification of concepts, collective discussion of crucial cases, digital tools for involvement and participation
Big data and the social and cultural processes, big data ethics, the computational social sciences, the internet history, the relationship between daily life and digital media, digital methods for the social research, social media case studies
MODULE A – The central position of data for the study of the social digital processes
D. Bennato, Il computer come macroscopio. Big data e approccio computazionale per comprendere i cambiamenti sociali e culturali, Milano, FrancoAngeli, 2015, pp. 145
R. Rogers, Digital Methods, Cambridge (MA), The MIT Press, 2013, pp. 280.
MODULE B - History and sociology of digital media
G. Balbi, P. Magaudda, Storia dei media digitali, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2014, pp. 204
D. Lupton, Digital sociology, New York (NY), Routledge, 2014.
MODULE C – Social media as platform and social processes
G. B. Artieri, a cura, Gli effetti sociali del web, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2015, pp. 272
N. Vittadini, Social Media Studies, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2018, pp. 272