Assessing the Impact of Online Personalization on Algorithmic Culture

Assessing the Impact of Online Personalization on Algorithmic Culture

Today, many major websites personalize the content that they show to users. Examples include: Google Search, which personalizes search results to try  Continue Reading »

Social Network Processes in Collaborative Decision-Making

Social Network Processes in Collaborative Decision-Making

How do we best organize agents to solve difficult problems? Should they compete or collaborate? If they collaborate, who should collaborate with  Continue Reading »

Issues of Categorization in Citizen Feedback Systems

Issues of Categorization in Citizen Feedback Systems

Classification schemes can tell us a lot about organizations, their politics and practices. For citizen feedback applications, incident categories are a central  Continue Reading »

Volunteer Science Project

Volunteer Science Project

Volunteer Science is an online platform enabling anyone to participate in social science research.  The goal of Volunteer Science is to build  Continue Reading »


  • Assessing the Impact of Online Personalization on Algorithmic Culture

    Today, many major websites personalize the content that they show to users. Examples include: Google Search, which personalizes search results to try and surface more relevant content; Amazon and Netflix, which personalize product and movie recommendations; and Facebook, which personalizes each user’s news-feed to highlight engaging content. The proliferation of personalization on the Web is ...

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  • Social Network Processes in Collaborative Decision-Making

    How do we best organize agents to solve difficult problems? Should they compete or collaborate? If they collaborate, who should collaborate with whom? While organizing problem­-solving work as a competition can provide strong incentives to exert high levels of effort and allows exploring multiple solutions in parallel, collaboration can allow learning from others and leverage ...

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  • Issues of Categorization in Citizen Feedback Systems

    Classification schemes can tell us a lot about organizations, their politics and practices. For citizen feedback applications, incident categories are a central component that negotiate between the ways in which users perceive an incident and the formats that the city’s organization can process and act upon. Currently, there is no default taxonomy for Open311-based incident ...

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  • Volunteer Science Project

    Volunteer Science is an online platform enabling anyone to participate in social science research.  The goal of Volunteer Science is to build a thriving community of research participants and social science researchers for Massively Open Online Social Experiments (“MOOSEs”).  The architecture of Volunteer Science has been built to be open to researchers, transparent to participants, ...

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

    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 ...

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  • Boston Maps Project

    This semester, Northeastern University’s history department is branching out into new territory: we’re beginning a large-scale digital project that is being implemented across several classes in the department. The goal of the project is to investigate urban and social change in the city of Boston using historical maps. We’re very excited to be partnering with ...

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  • The Early Caribbean Digital Archive

    The Early Caribbean Digital Archive (ECDA) is a highly interactive digital scholarly lab for the collaborative research and study of pre-20th century Caribbean literature. The ECDA seeks to engage scholars and students in a shared, critical study of the textual, material, and cultural histories of the Caribbean by providing them innovative digital technologies and platforms ...

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  • Digital Humanities Quarterly

    Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ) is an open-access, peer-reviewed, digital journal covering all aspects of digital media in the humanities. Edited by Julia Flanders at Northeastern University and published by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), DHQ is also a community experiment in journal publication, with a commitment to experimenting with publication formats and the ...

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  • Knowledge Organization and Data Modeling

    Knowledge Organization and Data Modeling in the Humanities was a three-day workshop of invited participants, made possible with generous funding from the DFG/NEH Bilateral Digital Humanities Program, and held on March 14-16, 2012 at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. The workshop included presentations, panels, and discussion sessions focusing on questions of data modeling for ...

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  • TAPAS

    Tapas is the TEI Archiving Publishing and Access Service for scholars and other creators of TEI data who need a place to publish their materials in different forms and ensure it remains accessible over time. Tapas is also for anyone interested in reading and exploring TEI data, and communicating with those that share that interest. ...

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  • Women Writers Project

    The Women Writers Project is a long-term research project devoted to early modern women’s writing and electronic text encoding. Our goal is to bring texts by pre-Victorian women writers out of the archive and make them accessible to a wide audience of teachers, students, scholars, and the general reader. We support research on women’s writing, ...

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  • Viral Texts Project

    The Viral Texts Project will soon include data, visualizations, and interpretive prose drawn from the project, which seeks to develop theoretical models that will help scholars better understand what qualities—both textual and thematic—helped particular news stories, short fiction, and poetry “go viral” in nineteenth-century newspapers and magazines. Prior to copyright legislation and enforcement, literary texts ...

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  • OUR MARATHON, The Boston Bombing Digital Archive

    Our Marathon is a crowd-sourced archive of pictures, videos, stories, and even social media related to the Boston Marathon; the bombing on April 15, 2013; the subsequent search, capture, and trial of the individuals who planted the bombs; and the city’s healing process. “Our Marathon” will allow the public to explore not only what ...

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