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This study examines the South Korean cyberfeminist community Womad, a community currently under fire in South Korea due to its exclusionary politics, i.e. its antagonism towards anyone (biologically) male and (ethnically) Korean. In this project, The study reveals how Womad’s “medium specificity” (i.e. its platform) interacts with South Korea’s “national specificity” in specific ways that results in the “technological assemblage” that is Womad. By amassing individual postings through data crawling, the project uses computerized text analysis to (1) reveal the technical difficulties underlying textual analysis of Korean online communities in general (2) examine the kinds of topics that this specific community engages with (3) investigate which topics are most popular/unpopular within the community (thus accruing more upvotes/downvotes).

This presentation is part of the ongoing Digital Library Brown Bag Series. Follow and contribute to the presentations and discussions on Twitter: #dlbb.

Presented by JiHae Koo
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hazelbaker Hall (Wells E159)
Digital Library Brown Bag Series

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