Entire mountain ranges of data are growing all around, and they will either bury us or help us climb to new heights of understanding. It all depends on how we respond. This was the focus of a four-hour “hackathon” Wednesday night, sponsored by Northeastern to explore the intersection between public policy and Big Data analysis. The event, “Data Science, Journalism, and the Future of Justice,” was part of HUBweek, a series of more than 100 events that brought together the brightest minds in government, private industry, and academia to celebrate innovation in Boston.
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On Nov. 8, a group of data scientists and journalists will buck a decades-old tradition by releasing real-time Election Day projections. Renowned statistician Nate Silver says it “could go disastrously wrong,” while others say the old way was “ill conceived and anti-journalistic.” We asked Jonathan Kaufman, the director of the School of Journalism at Northeastern, for his take.
From “very lady-like and proper” to “abstract and more daring,” alumnus Ralph Pucci talks about the evolution of mannequins. Pucci, an innovator in the field, will participate in help lead a symposium today that explores the art, business, and politics of these retail figures.
Dylan Rockoff’s album These Old Streets reached No. 8 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart when it was released earlier this year. Now, the D’Amore-McKim School of Business student is set to wrap up a tour and figure out what’s next.
Gawker.com, the flagship site of Gawker Media, published its final piece Monday, Aug. 22. Here, Dan Kennedy, associate professor in the School of Journalism, weighs in on the implications of the gossip site’s shuttering, the “troubling” mechanics behind the suit that served as its demise, and what the future may hold for independent media organizations.
Two of the most unique—and potentially revolutionary—games of all-time were released this summer, in “Pokémon Go” and “No Man’s Sky.” The seemingly very different games share a striking similarity that says a lot about the future of the gaming industry. Here, Casper Harteveld, assistant professor of game design, explains why.
Two venues at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro—the 12,000-seat Future Arena and the 15,000-seat Aquatic Stadium—will be dismantled and rebuilt into entirely new buildings following the games. We asked assistant professor David Fannon, an architect and building scientist, to explain how Rio’s reliance on “nomadic architecture” might benefit Brazil in the decades to come.
In high school, Madi Murphy’s passion for music inspired her to launch a fan club dedicated to the Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men. At Northeastern, a co-op took her to Iceland where she worked for the band—and did so much more.
Check out the amazing people, places, and events at Northeastern during the month of July as documented through the lenses of university photographers.
Roger Ailes is out at Fox News. The media tycoon resigned on Thursday, just two weeks after former anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment. Here, Dan Kennedy, associate professor and a nationally known media commentator, talks about Ailes’ swift downfall and predicts that it “will stand as yet another milestone in the shift from traditional forms of media to digital.”
Susan Gold says playing Pokémon Go has “expanded her world” and triggered her journey to discover much more about her neighborhood and the city of Boston. Here, Gold, professor of the practice in the game design program and founder of Global Game Jam, explains how Pokémon Go has “broken the mold” and predicts where the technology is headed.
Brad Hatfield, academic teaching specialist in the Department of Music, will perform with the Boston Pops and arrange two performances by singer Demi Lovatto on Monday evening at the Hatch Shell in one of the nation’s premier Independence Day events.