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Monthly Archives: November 2017

NULab Speed Data-ing Event Brings Researchers Together

Written on November 21, 2017 at 3:42 pm, by

On October 31st, the NULab hosted its annual Speed Data-ing Event, designed to bring researchers and data sets together and help researchers think of new ways to use their data. Professors from multiple departments presented data sets and tools for working with them. A diverse array of projects were presented in lightning talks: “Bringing Domain  Continue Reading »

NuLab Faculty Member Dietmar Offenhuber Receives 2017 ASciNA Award

Written on November 18, 2017 at 5:04 pm, by

NuLab and Art + Design Assistant Professor Dietmar Offenhuber, the Program Coordinator for the Information Design and Visualization graduate offerings, has received the Austrian Scientists in North America (ASciNA) Award 2017, specifically given to young researches with excellent scientific publications. Offenhuber won the Young Principal Investigator prize, the primary award category, for his book Waste Is Information. Offenhuber’s  Continue Reading »

Katy Pearce on Socially-mediated Visibility

Written on November 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm, by

On November 6th, the NULab, in conjunction with the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, hosted Professor Katy Pearce from the University of Washington. Pearce’s talk, “Socially-mediated Visibility in Authoritarianism,” focused on concepts of surveillance, social media, and political dissent in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan, Pearce noted, is like the rest of the South Caucasus  Continue Reading »

Jacob Groshek on Social Media Use and Populist Support

Written on November 7, 2017 at 4:15 pm, by

[A NULab and Shorenstein Center Event on #fakenews] Jacob Groshek, Professor of Communications at Boston University, presented at Northeastern University “Helping Populism Win? Social media use, filter bubbles, and support for populist presidential candidates in the 2016 US election campaign,” a talk investigating how social media use correlated with support for certain political candidates and ideologies during  Continue Reading »

Making it Digital Workshop: Part 1

Written on November 7, 2017 at 12:30 pm, by

On October 20th, the NULab hosted the “Making it Digital” assignment workshop co-sponsored by the New England Digital Scholarship Collective. The workshop featured instructors who use digital assignments in their classrooms; presenters discussed sample assignments, what worked well, the challenges they faced, and tips for structuring similar assignments. The first half of the workshop featured  Continue Reading »