Measuring Cultural Dynamics through the Eurovision Song Contest

@article{Garca2013MeasuringCD,
  title={Measuring Cultural Dynamics through the Eurovision Song Contest},
  author={D. Garc{\'i}a and Dorian Tanase},
  journal={Advances in Complex Systems},
  year={2013},
  volume={16}
}
  • D. García, Dorian Tanase
  • Published 2013
  • Computer Science, Sociology, Physics
  • Advances in Complex Systems
  • Measuring culture and its dynamics through surveys has important limitations, but the emerging field of computational social science allows us to overcome them by analyzing large-scale datasets. In this paper, we study cultural dynamics through the votes in the Eurovision song contest, which are decided by a crowd-based scheme in which viewers vote through mobile phone messages. Taking into account asymmetries and imperfect perception of culture, we measure cultural relations among European… CONTINUE READING

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