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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Assessing the Impact of Online Personalization on Algorithmic Culture

Written on October 27, 2014 at 2:46 pm, by

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  Continue Reading »

Personalization Research at Northeastern

Written on October 27, 2014 at 2:19 pm, by

A study from Northeastern shows that e-commerce retailers show some users different prices or products based on their web-browsing history and other factors. The study has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and Time.

Writing About Writing and Research: A DH Feminist Account of Working on My First (academic) Book Project

Written on October 21, 2014 at 5:52 pm, by

Hello! My name is Moya Bailey and I have the honor of being the first (ever!) postdoctoral fellow in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality studies and the NULab at Northeastern University. At this critical intersection of digital humanities (DH) and feminist theory lives my academic work and research interests. My book project, Misogynoir: Sexuality, Gender, and  Continue Reading »

NULab Fellow Abby Mullen organizes military history event with NEH grant

Written on October 20, 2014 at 4:03 pm, by

History PhD candidate and second-year NULab Fellow Abby Mullen organized a workshop — hosted by Northeastern and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities — to introduce military historians to digital tools and methods that will help them enhance their own work. Read more about the even on the Northeastern News! 

Open Access Week, October 20 – 26

Written on October 16, 2014 at 2:15 pm, by

Open Access Week 2014 is set for October 20 – 26! The theme is “Generation Open”– highlighting the importance of students and early career researches as advocates for change. Snell Library has several events planned to celebrate, including one highlighting the work of a Northeastern student. An Open Access Week table will be set up  Continue Reading »

NULab Fellows announce DH/CSS reading group

Written on October 14, 2014 at 5:04 pm, by

The NUlab Fellows are starting up a Digital Humanities / Computational Social Science reading group to benefit the graduate students and faculty connected with NUlab. Interested people from elsewhere are, of course, welcome as well. The idea is to bring the NUlab together around highly relevant interdisciplinary research and engage in cross disciplinary discussion. For  Continue Reading »

Why Experts Reject Creativity

Written on October 14, 2014 at 4:03 pm, by

A study on how experts judge new ideas by NULab core faculty Professor Chris Riedl and Kevin Boudreau, Eva Guinan, and Karim Lakhani is featured in The Atlantic. Read the story here.

2014 Boston Fall Data Festival

Written on October 7, 2014 at 9:02 pm, by 2014 Boston Fall Data Festival November 3–9, 2014 Boston’s second annual 2014 Data Festival brings together the meetup community, entrepreneurs, VCs and others to highlight our data-centric scene. Metro Boston is wonderfully diverse, with some of the best minds, universities, and companies globally. Program Schedule Monday November 3 06:00 PM Boston Data Festival 2014 Kickoff  Continue Reading »

Barrs Lecture Series– William Noel, “The Open Book: Medieval Data in the 21st Century”

Written on October 3, 2014 at 2:49 pm, by

This year’s Barrs Lecture Series, “The Open Book: Medieval Data in the 21st Century” presented by William Noel, will be held October 16 at 4:00 pm in 346 Curry Student Center. William Noel is the DIrector of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts and Founding Director of the Schoenberg Institute for  Continue Reading »