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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Theory and Tools in the Age of Big Data

Written on March 28, 2019 at 10:11 am, by

This post describes research supported by a NULab travel grant. Back in February I had the privilege of attending Social Science Foo Camp, a flexible-schedule conference hosted at Facebook HQ where questions of progress in the age of Big Data were a major topic of discussion. It turns out I had a lot to say!  Continue Reading »

How to Fix Democracy in the United States

Written on March 24, 2019 at 10:12 pm, by

Republished from News@Northeastern by Molly Callahan To find ways to fix U.S. democracy, Northeastern professor David Lazer “did Democracy like a drug,” he said. At the 55th annual Robert D. Klein Lecture on Thursday, Lazer described the current state of U.S. democracy with an image of a dumpster ablaze. Using an experimental setup similar to that used by  Continue Reading »