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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Amanda Visconti’s NULab Lecture on Participatory Interface Design

Written on October 28, 2015 at 8:00 am, by

By Liz Polcha Last week the NULab community at Northeastern University was fortunate to welcome Amanda Visconti as an invited guest and speaker. As a graduate student taking part in this semester’s NULab Practicum led by Professor Julia Flanders and Professor Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, my fellow graduate students and I also had the chance to  Continue Reading »

Acting In and On Space and Place: A Reflection on Dr. Angel David Nieves’ Recent NULab Lecture

Written on October 21, 2015 at 9:00 am, by

By Jonathan D. Fitzgerald “Black matters are spatial matters,” writes Katherine McKittrick in the introduction to her 2006 book Demonic Grounds: Black Women and the Cartographies of Struggle. McKittrick acknowledges that all people “produce, know, and negotiate space,” but “geographies in the diaspora are accentuated by racist paradigms of the past and their ongoing hierarchical patterns.” Her  Continue Reading »

Christo Wilson on Social Media Algorithms and Political Viewpoints

Written on October 20, 2015 at 4:55 pm, by

Christo Wilson is featured in an article on the Huffington Post, discussing how Facebook and Google’s algorithms are affecting political viewpoints. “You look at a Wikipedia article and assume it must all be true,” he says. “Or you search for something on Google and think the results are subjective and correct off the bat.” Read the  Continue Reading »

Lauren Klein on “Feminist Data Visualization: Rethinking the Archive, Reshaping the Field”

Written on October 20, 2015 at 3:41 pm, by

“Feminist Data Visualization: Rethinking the Archive, Reshaping the Field” Lauren Klein, Georgia Tech November 4, 3:00-4:00 pm 90 Snell Library Join NULab in welcoming Dr. Lauren Klein to Northeastern on Wednesday, November 4 at 3:00 pm. She will give a talk entitled “Feminist Data Visualization: Rethinking the Archive, Reshaping the Field.” Light refreshments will be  Continue Reading »

Literature Together: participatory digital editions, social annotation, and the public humanities

Written on October 8, 2015 at 7:23 pm, by

Literature Together: Participatory Digital Editions, Social Annotation, and the Public Humanities October 21, 3:00 pm 90 Snell Library Join NULab for a talk by Dr. Amanda Visconti. Light refreshments will be served. An early promise of digital humanities—radically increased public access to human culture past and present—has largely been kept, but making projects publicly accessible  Continue Reading »

Open Access Month

Written on October 8, 2015 at 7:13 pm, by

This year at Snell Library, the DSG is expanding our traditional Open Access Week celebration to the entire month of October! Many members of the library staff, as well as our friends in Academic Technology Services, have generously agreed to offer programming with a focus on “open” this month, giving us a fantastic schedule of events.  Continue Reading »

Beauchamp on “All Things Considered”

Written on October 7, 2015 at 7:57 pm, by

Listen to Nick Beauchamp, Assistant Professor in Political Science and NULab core faculty, talk about his research in persuasive speeches on NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

Beauchamp’s research on Wired

Written on October 1, 2015 at 8:15 pm, by

NULab core faculty Professor Nick Beauchamp (Political Science) has studied how political arguments can change popular opinion and has developed an algorithm that will allow computers to generate progressively more persuasive text. Read about Beauchamp’s research and its analysis on Wired.