YES! There really is an Institute of Sociometry and, yes, it is helmed by two artists, partners Heather Link-Bergman and Peter Miles Bergman, who claim a collective of over 700 special authorized agents in 23 countries join them in their efforts at culture jamming and guerrilla communications.
As artists, they take a more adventurous approach to the scientific study of how individuals in groups relate and act. You can experience their work in a Zoe Larkins curated exhibit running through February 14 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver here. Or, you can learn more about their work at their website here.
At a time when the sociometry of that group known as Americans is inspiring a lot of thought, an artistic slant on such a ponderous subject is always welcome.