E-Rhythms are the Everyday and Eclectic Rhythms of Electronically mediated social interaction. They are the patterns of phone calls, text messages, social media posts, and emails that connect friends, family, and colleagues. They are the fabric of contemporary social life, they help us get by and get ahead, and their complexity necessitates the development of new studies and software.


The E-Rhythms Project is directed by Dr. Jeffrey Boase, who is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. Collaborators are based at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, the Division of Emerging Media Studies at Boston University, and the IT University of Copenhagen.



The E-Rhythms Project has been supported through funding from the following organizations:

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada

Research Organization for Information Systems, Japan

National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Ryerson University, Canada

Rutgers University, USA