21 03

Where’s the Culture? A Cultural Event Geography by Facebook

Is it possible to map cultural activity across the city based on social data? Well, we gave it a go! Using the information available on Facebook, we set out to trace the dynamics of the local cultural life to find out whether the city’s geographical centre is also where its cultural heart beats.

Hanna Kostrzewska, Paweł JaworskiStudy

Obviously, in order to find answers to our questions and verify our research hunches, we had to delve into data. Our investigation was based on Katowice cultural event posts previously acquired through a public Facebook API.