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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Software from “Text as Data”: phrasemachine

Written on October 28, 2016 at 1:14 pm, by

  On October 14-15, NULab faculty members Nick Beauchamp and David Smith Co-hosted the seventh annual “New Directions in Analyzing Text as Data” conference. The premier cross-disciplinary gathering to discuss developments in text as data research, this two-day conference brought over 100 scholars to campus. Previous conferences have taken place at Harvard University, Northwestern University, the  Continue Reading »

Sarah Shugars responds to “Text as Data”

Written on October 25, 2016 at 7:59 pm, by

On October 14-15, NULab faculty members Nick Beauchamp and David Smith Co-hosted the seventh annual “New Directions in Analyzing Text as Data” conference. The premier cross-disciplinary gathering to discuss developments in text as data research, this two-day conference brought over 100 scholars to campus. Previous conferences have taken place at Harvard University, Northwestern University, the London  Continue Reading »

10/18/16 Andrew Mao: Studying Teamwork and Cooperation in the Virtual Lab

Written on October 14, 2016 at 2:48 pm, by

Studying Teamwork and Cooperation in the Virtual Lab Andrew Mao For decades, physical behavioral labs have been a primary, yet limited, method for controlled experimental studies of human behavior. Now, software-based “virtual labs” on the Internet allow for studies of increasing complexity, size, and scope. In this talk, I highlight the potential of virtual lab  Continue Reading »

Study: Using Big Data to monitor societal events shows promise, but the coding tech needs work

Written on October 13, 2016 at 11:33 am, by

By Thea Singer, republished from news@Northeastern In the age of Big Data, auto­mated sys­tems can track soci­etal events on a global scale. These sys­tems code and col­lect vast stores of real-​​time “event data”—happenings gleaned from news arti­cles cov­ering every­thing from polit­ical protests to eco­log­ical shifts around the world. In new research pub­lished in the journal Sci­ence, North­eastern  Continue Reading »

Ryan Cordell on Historical Election Maps in National Geographic

Written on October 13, 2016 at 10:36 am, by

NULab Core Faculty member Ryan Cordell was interviewed for a story on the history of election maps, published on National Geographic’s website. Following an image of the oldest known map of a U.S. presidential election, Cordell considers why we don’t find more election maps in nineteenth century publications. “Images were not very common in newspapers until late in the 19th  Continue Reading »

10/13/2016 NULab Info Session: the DH/CSS Job Market

Written on October 7, 2016 at 12:39 pm, by

Date: 10/13/2016 Time: 1:30–2:30 PM Location: 211 Snell Library, Digital Scholars Commons Seminar Space Sponsored By: the NULab: for Texts, Maps, and Networks Contact: Nulab@neu.edu Speaker: Ryan Cordell (English), Sarah Connell (English), Ben Schmidt (History), and Nick Beauchamp (Political Science) Digital Humanities and Computational Social Sciences Job Markets Are you a graduate student conducting Digital  Continue Reading »

10/07/2016 NUVis Speaker Series: Steven Braun

Written on October 6, 2016 at 1:35 pm, by

Cultivating Narratives of Self in Information Visualization Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM Location: Snell Library Room 90 (basement) Sponsored By: Northeastern University Visualization Consortium (NUVis) Contact: s.braun@northeastern.edu Speaker:Steven Braun | Data Analytics and Visualization Specialist in Snell Library’s Digital Scholarship Group We are often drawn to information visualization because of the power it wields as  Continue Reading »

10/06/2016 Faculty Works-in-Progress: Imke Reimers

Written on October 6, 2016 at 1:29 pm, by

Digitization, Disintermediation, and the Supply of New Products Time: 3:30 to 4:30 Location: 909 Renaissance Park Sponsored By: Presented by the CSSH Dean’s Office and the Northeastern Humanities Center Contact: nuhumanities@neu.edu Speaker:Imke Reimers Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, College of Social Sciences and Humanities Imke Reimers joined Northeastern in 2014 as an assistant professor of  Continue Reading »

New York Times Op-Ed: John Wihbey and Mike Beaudet

Written on October 5, 2016 at 9:37 am, by

NULab core faculty member John Wihbey and Mike Beaudet, both of Northeastern’s Journalism department, have recently published an op-ed in the New York Times. In their article, “Why It’s So Hard to See Politicians’ Financial Data,” Wihbey and Beaudet report that they have examined data across all fifty states and have found “a litany of inadequacies.” The authors discuss  Continue Reading »

October 14 & 15: 7th annual New Directions in Text as Data conference

Written on October 4, 2016 at 3:04 pm, by

7th annual New Directions in Text as Data conference Northeastern University October 14 & 15 Learn more at http://www.northeastern.edu/textasdata2016/ Due to space constraints, attendance at the conference is limited. However we have a few spots available for members of the Northeastern community and area colleagues. If you are interested in attending, please emailtext.as.data.2016@gmail.com to find  Continue Reading »

October 28: Élika Ortega: Distributed Media Architectures in Print-Digital Literature

Written on October 3, 2016 at 3:01 pm, by

Please join us at 2pm on October 28 in the Digital Scholarship Commons in Snell Library for a talk by Élika Ortega, NULab core faculty member and assistant professor of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies. Professor Ortega will be presenting her research in a talk titled: “Distributed Media Architectures in Print-Digital Literature.” We hope to see you  Continue Reading »