ODYCCEUS Online Conference - The Computational Analysis of Cultural Conflict

June 07 - 09, 2021
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

People around the world are increasingly experiencing the world mediated through digital interfaces. Concerns have been raised on the implications of this development, in particular linking the increasing levels of polarization, cultural conflicts, and fragmentation to the growth of this digital realm.

During the last four years, a network of researchers from different fields has worked towards a better understanding of these developments within the European project ODYCCEUS (Opinion DYnamics and Cultural Conflict in European Spaces, www.odycceus.eu). The broad aim of Odycceus has been to develop concepts, methods and software that enables theoretically-grounded empirical analysis of textual data on political opinions and their dynamics. In this final conference latest results of the project are presented with a particular focus on specific case studies.

Panel discussion on the democratization & polarization potential of Social Media (09.06.2021)

The ODYCCEUS research project will recapitulate years of research in its final conference next week. The conference will conclude with a public discussion panel on Social Media — Democratization or radicalization engine? that will be livestreamed on our Youtube channel. Join the discussion with experts on online behavior, extremism & politics today at 8pm.

Date and Location

June 07 - 09, 2021
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Virtual event - Videobroadcast

Scientific Organizer

Eckehard Olbrich
MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences

Local Organization

Felix Gaisbauer
MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences

Administrative Contact

Antje Vandenberg
MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences
Contact by Email

12.06.2021, 01:27