Zooming in: Studying Collective Emotions with Interactive Affective Systems

Marcin Skowron , Stefan Rank , David Garcia , Janusz Hołyst


Computer-mediated communication between humans is at the center of the formation of collective emotions on the Internet. This chapter presents how interactive affective systems can be applied in order to study the role of emotion in online communication at the micro-scale, i.e. between individual users or between users and artificial communication partners. Specifically, we report on the effect of a simulated conversational partner’s affective profile, the use of fine-grained communication scenarios and social interaction context on changes in emotional states and expressed affect of users as well as their communication patterns. Based on these findings, we propose applications for such systems focused on supporting different e-communities with real-time information and discuss ethical implications of such systems.
Author Marcin Skowron
Marcin Skowron,,
, Stefan Rank
Stefan Rank,,
, David Garcia
David Garcia,,
, Janusz Hołyst (FP / LPESS)
Janusz Hołyst,,
- Center of Physics in Economics and Social Sciences
Publication size in sheets1.25
Book Hołyst Janusz (eds.): Cyberemotions. Collective Emotions in Cyberspace, 2016, Szwajcaria, Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-43637-1, 318 p., DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-43639-5
Keywords in Englishemotions, complex systems
URL https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-43639-5_14
ProjectCollective Emotions in Cyberspace . Project leader: Hołyst Janusz, , Phone: 22 234 7133, start date 01-02-2009, end date 31-07-2013, FP7 Grant Agreement 231323, Completed
WF 7 Framework Programme (7 FP) [7 Program Ramowy (7 PR)]
Languageen angielski
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