MIT Inspired our Digital Psychology Lab in Kensington Market

A few years back, Dr. Stibe (http://cp.media.mit.edu/agnis-stibe/) invited me to present my research on emotions to the MIT Media Lab, while we also kicked off our study on persuasive backfiring (http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/108479). But what I didn’t expect, was to be sooooo seduced by the Lab itself. MIT is the ultimate playground for geeks. The Media Lab is the only school I know, where you join a culture overflowing with books, technology, and junk food, all within an environment where classes are optional, the number of brilliant people is shocking, and the only thing that matters, is that you build something groundbreaking.

By | 2017-05-06T19:34:21+00:00 1 May 2017|Categories: Behavioral science, Research, Announcements|Comments Off on MIT Inspired our Digital Psychology Lab in Kensington Market

Workshop Scholarship Winners (Sep-Dec 2016)

We are excited to announce our latest round of winners of the AlterSpark’s scholarship program that provides complementary digital psychology training access to graduate students and members of social purpose organizations who use technology to build a better world.

In our latest round, four researchers and change makers received scholarships: […]

By | 2017-01-10T10:11:22+00:00 31 October 2016|Categories: Announcements|Comments Off on Workshop Scholarship Winners (Sep-Dec 2016)

Seeking an Academic Partner for a Data Science and Psychology Project (in Toronto)

 

AlterSpark (www.alterspark.com) is seeking a Toronto-based academic partner to collaborate with an industry-academic project, that combines psychology, neuroscience and data science.

Over the last few years, AlterSpark has carried out a range of studies aimed at better understanding and predicting people’s psychological disposition based on how they use and communicate in digital media. The purpose of this research is to develop a set of assessment instruments, technologies and algorithms that can support a range of applications, in marketing, human resources, mental health, and other applied fields. […]

By | 2017-05-06T01:27:58+00:00 24 March 2016|Categories: Behavioral science, Announcements|0 Comments

Announcing our 2016 Q1-2 Scholarship Winners

square_digital-psychology-workshop_materials_book_3We are excited to announce our latest round of winners of the AlterSpark’s scholarship program that provides complementary digital psychology training access to graduate students and members of social purpose organizations who use technology to build a better world.

This has been our largest scholarship program to date! We were impressed by both the caliber of the entrants and the wide variety of ways in which they’re using technology for social applications.
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By | 2017-01-10T10:11:31+00:00 23 March 2016|Categories: Educational updates, Announcements|0 Comments

Dr. Cugelman joins an inspiring lineup at TEDx Toronto in 2015

We are excited to announce that our Senior Scientist and Director at AlterSpark, Brian Cugelman, PhD, has been selected to speak at the upcoming TEDx Toronto event on October 22, 2015.

The theme of the 2015 conference is Thresholds, dedicated to stories of courage, vision, and remarkable breakthroughs. Dr. Cugelman is honored to have the opportunity to discuss his research and outstanding work in the area of digital psychology. He will be in the company of other admired keynote speakers who have also demonstrated vision and innovation in their respective areas.

Details about his speech are under strict embargo, and the TEDx organizing committee has just released this introductory video:

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By | 2016-10-27T23:52:11+00:00 25 August 2015|Categories: Announcements|0 Comments