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October 2017

“Making it Digital” Workshop

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Alumni Center, Northeastern, 716 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Registration for this workshop is now full, but if you would like to be added to a waiting list, please email Sarah Connell at: sa.connellnortheasternedu. A hands-on workshop for developing digital assignments, "Making it Digital" will feature lightning talks on digital assignments, followed by a hands-on session in which participants will have the opportunity to develop digital assignments of their own. No previous expertise is required and participants will be able to develop assignments and activities of all sizes, from brief in-class exercises…

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Speed Data-ing

October 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
342 Curry Student Center, 360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Join the NULab Fellows for “Speed Data-ing”: an event for dataset-sharing and research collaboration. This event is free and open to the public, but if you are not a member of the Northeastern community, please email Sarah Connell (sa.connellnortheasternedu) to register. Light refreshments will be served.

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November 2017

Visiting speaker Jacob Groshek, Boston University

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
340 Curry Student Center, 360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
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"Helping populism win? Social media use, filter bubbles, and support for populist presidential candidates in the 2016 US election campaign." Abstract Undoubtedly, populist political candidates from the right and the left, including Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, changed the tenor and direction of the 2016 presidential contest in the US. Much like Barack Obama’s electoral successes that were credited at least in part to his savvy social media campaigning in 2008 and 2012, since Trump’s victory, the notion that social…

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Katy Pearce, “Socially-mediated visibility in authoritarianism”

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
340 Curry Student Center, 360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
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Visiting speaker Katy Pearce, University of Washington: “Socially-mediated visibility in authoritarianism.” Increased visibility is arguably the most significant affordance of social media and a large body of scholarly work has sought to understand how individuals deal with the effects increased visibility in terms of concern for privacy as well as the ability to broadcast to wide audiences. Much of this work explores how pre-social media norms are applied, for better or worse, to socially mediated spaces. The presented projects also seek…

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“Modeling Humanities Research Questions”

November 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
409 Nightingale Hall, 360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA United States
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Join the NULab Fellows for “Modeling Humanities Research Questions”: a demonstration and workshop on using topic and vector space models in humanities research. This event is free and open to the public, but if you are not a member of the Northeastern community, please email Sarah Connell (sa.connellnortheasternedu) to register. Light refreshments will be served.

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Matthew Gentzkow, “Media, Polarization, and the 2016 Election”

November 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
333 Curry Student Center, 360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
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Visiting speaker Matthew Gentzkow, Stanford University: “Media, Polarization, and the 2016 Election.” Political divisions in America seem deeper and more intractable today than at any time in recent memory. Many have speculated that changes in media technology, including the growth of digital news and social media platforms and the diffusion of misinformation, is an important cause. I discuss recent evidence on trends in polarization among US politicians and voters, the role of digital media in driving polarization, and the role…

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Alberto Cairo, “Visual Trumpery”

November 30 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Village 020, 360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Visiting speaker Alberto Cairo, University of Miami, “Visual Trumpery” This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. RSVP here. Co-Sponsored by the Journalism and Art + Design Departments

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