• Fall Welcome Event

    Please join us October 17th from 3:00-6:30pm in 90 Snell Library for a Fall Welcome hosted by Northeastern University’s NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks and Northeastern University Library’s Digital Scholarship Group. We hope to bring together colleagues on campus and in Greater Boston interested in digital scholarship. We invite you to come by for: * Welcome ...

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  • Zeynep Tufekci: Computational Social Science as Gatekeeper

    Computational Social Science as Gatekeeper: Promise & Peril as it extends beyond Academia Zeynep Tufekci Computational social science (CSS) is not confined to academia. If anything, some of the best data sources for CSS are proprietary databases which belong to software and technology companies. Computational social science appeals to for well-resourced corporations outside the technology fields for ...

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  • Gary King: How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Argument

    How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Argument Gary King, Distinguished Professor at Harvard University The Chinese government has long been suspected of hiring as many as 2,000,000 people to surreptitiously insert huge numbers of pseudonymous and other deceptive writings into the stream of real social media posts, as if they ...

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  • GIS & Data Visualization Open Office Hours

    Stop by Snell Co-Lab D near Argo Tea to meet with Steven Braun and Bahare Sanaie-Movahed, the library’s data visualization and GIS specialists. These informal drop-in open office hours are perfect for those who want to learn more about the fields or get help with specific projects!

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  • David Krackhardt: The Paradox of Friends

    DAVID KRACKHARDT Professor of Organizations at the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management and the Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University The Paradox of the Paradox of Friends: How “Inversity” Improves Network Interventions We demonstrate that the commonly held conceptualization of the Friendship Paradox in a network results in a further paradox. We resolve this ...

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  • Derek Ruths: Getting From Data to Observations

    Research Colloquium “Getting from data to observations: a computational perspective” The availability of massive social media datasets presents new opportunities for the study of society, culture, and history. In order to render these datasets useful, we need ways of transforming these mountains of, often unstructured, data into well-defined observations of the human phenomena that produce them (e.g., from tweets to ...

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  • Intro to 3D Printing

    Come to the 3D Printing Studio to learn about the process of additive manufacturing and to see the various technologies of 3D printing in action!

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  • Network Models for Long-Range Planning with Behavioral Biases

    Network Models for Long-Range Planning with Behavioral Biases JON KLEINBERG Tisch University Professor, Department of Computer Science, Department of Information Science, Cornell University There are many settings where people set long-range goals and make plans to achieve them. Such long-range planning is becoming an integral of the experience in many on-line contexts, where for example people work toward ...

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  • Frames and Fields on Twitter with Robert Ackland

    Frames and Fields on Twitter ROBERT ACKLAND Associate Professor, School of Sociology and ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods; Leader, Virtual Observatory for the Study of Online Networks (VOSON) Lab Australian National University This presentation outlines preliminary findings from a research project focusing on activism on Twitter. We characterise an online activist field as a social arena ...

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  • GIS & Data Visualization Open Office Hours

    Stop by Snell Co-Lab D near Argo Tea to meet with Steven Braun and Bahare Sanaie-Movahed, the library’s data visualization and GIS specialists. These informal drop-in open office hours are perfect for those who want to learn more about the fields or get help with specific projects!

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  • DH Open Office Hours

    Digital Humanities Open Office Hours are held each week in the Digital Scholarship Commons (on the second floor of Snell Library). DH Open Office Hours are opportunities for students, faculty members, and librarians to discuss recent developments in the field of digital humanities and their own research. These are informal, conversational meetings held every week, and they ...

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  • Using Social Media for Health Studies with Ingmar Weber

    Using Social Media for Health Studies INGMAR WEBER Senior scientist in the Social Computing group at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) In this presentation, I’ll give an overview of research at the Qatar Computing Research Institute on using social media for health studies. Most of our work is related to understanding lifestyle diseases such as obesity and ...

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  • Eric Baumer, Good Friends and Bad Habits: Why It’s (Not) Easy to Quit Social Media

    What role does technology play in mediating human communication and social interaction? Moreover, what roles could it play, should it play, or should it not play? From designers, to sociologists, to policy makers, numerous perspectives on information technology require engaging with such questions. My research explores these questions, both by implementing novel technological systems and ...

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  • GIS & Data Visualization Open Office Hours

    Stop by Snell Co-Lab D near Argo Tea to meet with Steven Braun and Bahare Sanaie-Movahed, the library’s data visualization and GIS specialists. These informal drop-in open office hours are perfect for those who want to learn more about the fields or get help with specific projects!

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