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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Github workshop with Navid Dianati

Written on February 21, 2014 at 6:03 pm, by

In this workshop, we will review the basics of the popular and open source revision control software Git, as well as the free online hosting service GitHub. Through examples, we will see how Git may be used for source code documentation and revision control in single-author and collaborative projects. Join us at the Center for Complex  Continue Reading »

Gephi workshop with Katya Ognyanova

Written on February 21, 2014 at 6:01 pm, by

This workshop provides an introduction to basic and advanced network visualization techniques using the free software tool Gephi (www.gephi.org). We will go over data structure and formats, graph layouts, various features and controls that help highlight key aspects and uncover hidden patterns in a network. The workshop will also cover dynamic graph visualization: a way to present  Continue Reading »

Zotero workshop with Brian Keegan

Written on February 21, 2014 at 5:57 pm, by

Come learn how to use the open-source Zotero reference management tool to share scholarship with collaborators and colleagues. This workshop will cover some collaborative features of Zotero and best practices for merging it with your existing research workflows. Join us in 400B Holmes Hall at Northeastern University. Lazer Lab postdoctoral research fellow Brian Keegan will lead  Continue Reading »

Our Marathon Project Wins International Award

Written on February 20, 2014 at 7:32 pm, by

Our Marathon, a community project hosted by Northeastern and directed by NULab co-director Elizabeth Dillon and core faculty member Ryan Cordell, has won a 2013 Digital Humanities Award for Best DH Project for Public Audiences. The project was selected as a winner from among 16 nominees. The Digital Humanities Awards are an annual opportunity for  Continue Reading »

Professor Ryan Cordell on “Future Tense” podcast: “Going Viral – the 19th Century Way”

Written on February 19, 2014 at 3:09 pm, by

NULab Core Faculty Member Ryan Cordell talks to “Future Tense” podcast host Antony Funnell about virality in the media in the 1800s and the Infectious Texts Project.

Catherine D’Ignazio Lecture: Art, Maps, and Civic Engagement

Written on February 12, 2014 at 6:28 pm, by

The MFA program for Information Design and Visualization  cordially invites you to a lecture by   Catherine D’Ignazio – Art, Maps and Civic Engagement   Catherine D’Ignazio (a.k.a. kanarinka) is an artist, software developer and media researcher at the MIT Center for Civic Media. Her research centers around civic data and experimental geography — mapping  Continue Reading »

Our Marathon project nominated for a DH Award

Written on February 11, 2014 at 8:17 pm, by

Our Marathon, a community project hosted by Northeastern and directed by NULab co-director Elizabeth Dillon and core faculty member Ryan Cordell, has been nominated for a 2013 Digital Humanities Award for Best DH Project for Public Audiences. The Digital Humanities Awards are an annual opportunity for the public to nominate and recognize talent in the  Continue Reading »

Why Bill Success Is A Lousy Way To Keep Score In Congress

Written on February 6, 2014 at 7:51 pm, by

View the original post here.  Joshua Tucker: The following is a guest post from John Wilkerson and Nick Stramp of the University of Washington’s Department of Political Science and David Smith of the College of Computer and Information Sciences at Northeastern University. ***** On Tuesday, February 4, the Washington Post published an article in which retiring representative Robert Andrews (D-NJ) was asked to  Continue Reading »

NULab Core Faculty Member Isabel Meirelles’s new book, Design for Information

Written on February 6, 2014 at 3:37 pm, by

Design for Information: An introduction to the histories, theories, and best practices behind effective information visualizations (Rockport, 2013) offers an integrative approach to learning basic methods and graphical principles for the visual presentation of information. The book surveys current visualizations that are analyzed for their content (information) as well as for their methods of presentation  Continue Reading »