Thomas Boeschoten is an expert on new media and data analysis. In 2013, he was asked to join the Dutch committee “Project X”. The commission was set up to investigate the riots in a small Dutch village called Haren in September 2012 whereby an innocent birthday announcement of a 16 year old girl on Facebook turned into an huge party – like Project X.
Thomas is currently finishing his Masters degree, he researches new media by using enormous data sets (big data). As part of his studies, he analysed tweets of the members of the Dutch government by using data visualisations. He also works at the Dutch newspaper AD, using data to help the digital growth of the newspaper.
More information about Thomas on his Dutch profile.