Projects in Computational Media

Truman Social Media

This project creates simulated social media spaces, where the user is the only real person in the space.

First is Masks, a proof of concept that asks people to identify characters based on personality traits.

Next is Parasocial, a small experiment on how people respond to an influencer-like character. Click a link to try it out for yourself!

Terms of Service

Terms of Service are notoriously long, boring, and difficult to read. The goal of this project is to investigate interactive ways for people to quickly read and understand terms of service. The first part uses a crowd-sourced sentiment heatmap to highlight important sentences. The second part uses pop-up sentences that allow the user to alter their account in the terms of service. Click a link to see an example!