The Distributed Little Red Hen Lab is a distributed laboratory and consortium for research on multimodal communication.  It is directed jointly by Francis Steen and Mark Turner.

The Distributed Little Red Hen Lab, also known as "Red Hen Lab" or "Red Hen," utilizes sophisticated videoconferencing to connect researchers at many nodes internationally for collaboration.  We are grateful to Information Technology Services at Case Western Reserve University for providing the infrastructure for this online collaboration.  Principal nodes of the research network include
  • Francis Steen, Communication Studies, UCLA
  • Mark Turner, Cognitive Science, Case Western Reserve University
  • Song-Chun Zhu, Statistics, UCLA
  • Cheng Zhai, Computer Science, UIUC
  • Anders Hougaard, Communication Studies, Southern Denmark University, director of Corpus-Based Multimedia Analysis.
  • Erik Bucy, visiting scholar, CSA
  • Javier Valenzuela, University of Murcia, Spain
  • Rajesh Kasturirangan, National Institute for Advanced Studies, Bangalore
  • Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas, University of Navarra, Spain.
Red Hen emphasizes computer-assisted data acquisition, data storage, data enhancement, data mining research, communications research, linguistics research, computational linguistics, cognitive science, neuroscience, multimodal search engines, user interfaces, presentation tools, pedagogical research and applications, statistical methods, metadata development, media effects studies, political communication, publishing platforms, and library science.