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Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Failure of Google Flu and “Big-Data Hubris”

Written on April 24, 2014 at 1:37 pm, by

Google Flu Trends has long been the go-to example for anyone asserting the revolutionary potential of big data. But, says co-director of NULab and Professor of Political and Computer Sciences David Lazer, this has turned out to be what he terms “big-data hubris”, which he demonstrated with colleagues in a recent study. That failure is the  Continue Reading »

Northeastern’s ‘Our Marathon’ to Help the Community Work Through Tragedy One Year Later

Written on April 16, 2014 at 2:13 pm, by

Tuesday, April 15 marks the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. The Our Marathon Project offers a way for people to share their stories about the day.

A Reception for the Boston Marathon Bombing Digital Archive

Written on April 10, 2014 at 1:42 pm, by

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities and NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks invite you to a reception to launch the opening of Our Marathon’s Boston Marathon Bombing Digital Archive Exhibit. This exhibit will be on display at International Village through the end of April.