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Whoo-​​hoo! A Simpsons word-​​search tool

Ben Schmidt, an assis­tant pro­fessor of his­tory who spe­cial­izes in the dig­ital human­i­ties, has cre­ated a Book­worm that allows users to search ref­er­ences to spe­cific words used throughout The Simp­sons’ 25-​​season run by season, episode, and even time within each episode. Excellent.

The M.O. of MMOs

Celia Pearce, a newly appointed asso­ciate pro­fessor of game design, has spent the past three decades working in the inter­ac­tive media field. But she may not have become one of the world’s leading experts on vir­tual worlds and mul­ti­player gaming if not for a pre­scient phone call in 1983.

Virtual healthcare agents, at your service

North­eastern con­vened an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of researchers for the 2014 Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Intel­li­gent Vir­tual Agents, where experts dis­cussed and show­cased avatars that could be used in a variety of health­care applications.

For the love of the game

Nabila Abul­ja­dayel, AMD’16, recently had the oppor­tu­nity to see her favorite sports team, Spanish soccer club Real Madrid, play in the U.S. during an inter­na­tional soccer tour­na­ment. And she watched most of the game through the lens of her camera, as a cre­den­tialed photographer.

Scout looks to grow design community

The mem­bers of Scout, Northeastern’s student-​​run design studio, are ready to explode onto the campus scene this school year and meet the design needs of the uni­ver­sity community.

On co-​​op, student helps migrants share their stories

While on co-​​op with the Northern Ire­land Council for Ethnic Minori­ties, North­eastern stu­dent Sonia Banaszczyk served as the coor­di­nator for the Belonging Project, an art exhibit that tells the sto­ries of migrants through por­traits and recordings.

The future’s most pressing energy questions

Top researchers, entre­pre­neurs, scholars, and pol­i­cy­makers from Mass­a­chu­setts and Switzer­land con­vened at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity on Friday for an energy summit, where par­tic­i­pants dis­cussed inno­va­tions and strate­gies to address cli­mate change and a range of other global energy challenges.

When history goes digital

With sup­port from the National Endow­ment for the Human­i­ties, the Dig­ital Schol­ar­ship Group at North­eastern is hosting an inter­na­tional ser­vice called TAPAS that will pro­vide low-​​cost pub­lishing and storage ser­vices for users to create, curate, and share high-​​quality data using open-​​source tools.