The Rollercoaster of Conversation at New Scientist Live - London 22nd-25th September 2016

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Type Data session, Other
Categoryies (tags) Uncategorized
Dates 2016/09/22 - 2016/09/25
Address New Scientist Live at ExCeL London Royal Victoria Dock 1 Western Gateway London E16 1XL
Geolocation 51° 30' 29", 0° 1' 38"
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The Rollercoaster of Conversation at New Scientist Live - London 22nd-25th September 2016:


Dear EM/CA colleagues,

You are invited to join a group of analysts testing out a new event format designed to demo EM/CA methods to a non-specialist public in the context of a science communication fair.

From the 22nd - 25th September 2016, the New Scientist Live ( will be hosting a huge public communication of science event, within which the 'Chat Lab' will host representatives from various methodologies for analyzing spontaneous human interaction, from Natural Language Processing to EM/CA methods.

The 'Rollercoaster of Conversation' is format designed for this event to demonstrate how EM/CA works - it involves using media technologies and a mix of skilled and trainee analysts to to quickly capture, transcribe and produce ad-hoc collections and analyses. The outcome for the public is that they get a snapshot insight into the intricate structure of the natural interactions they have just participated in - like seeing a photo of yourself at the bottom of a roller-coaster ride.

You can find a full description of the format and further details here:

If you are available to join in with one of the days - from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th September, 11:30-5:30pm - at the Excel Centre in London, please get in touch with and we will be happy to add you to one of the EM/CA demo teams for the day and send you further information in preparation for the event (ticket to the NSL event and a lunch between 1-2pm will be provided).

NB: On Sunday 25th at 10:30-11:10, Liz Stokoe will also be on the Technology stage presenting 'Talk as Technology' and having a short discussion/Q&A with Saul Albert: