Zachary Selman Palmer

Zachary Selman Palmer, MA student, Humanities Computing
The University of Alberta

Zachary Selman Palmer is a University of Alberta MA student in Humanities Computing with a research interest in Game Studies. He is researching how particular types of space can become genre conventions in games across platform and across medium. He is interested in the historical and continuing influence digital and analog games have on one another.

Analyzing Gamergate through Large-Scale Twitter Data

Rob Budac and Zachary Selman Palmer summarize their research group’s ongoing research into the Gamergate phenomenon. This group has been collecting and analyzing Gamergate-hashtagged tweets since October 2014. This presentation describes the group’s methods, their early findings, and the persistent questions that guide the future of this research project. Data and analysis from this project has been made available through the University of Alberta Library’s Dataverse service. To download this project’s public data, go to and search for ‘Gamergate Reactions’ by Geoffrey Rockwell and Todd Suomela.

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