Video is part of a presentation by Axel Bruns, Peta Mitchell, and Felix Victor Münch given at AoIR 2016 to be found at slideshare.net/FelixVictorMnch/the-network-of-mourning.
Video is to be considered as preliminary and for demonstration purposes only.
Data processing, analysis, and visualisation by Felix Victor Münch with Neo4j (neo4j.com/), graph-tool (graph-tool.skewed.de/), and ffmpeg (ffmpeg.org/).
Timeframe is 3 days right after David Bowies death,
underlying data are all tweets returned by the public Twitter Streaming API queried for the keyword 'bowie',
nodes are accounts,
links are mentions,
time window is 30 minutes, i.e. nodes disappear after if they haven't had a new connection within 30 minutes,
every frame represents 30 seconds.
To cite: academia.edu/26077337/The_net_work_of_mourning_Emotional_contagion_viral_performativity_and_the_death_of_David_Bowie
or wait for planned publication.