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Monthly Archives: December 2019

NU Books from the NULab

Written on December 9, 2019 at 2:16 pm, by

  On November 19th at Northeastern University’s Alumni Center, five NULab faculty members presented on their new books, discussing their reasons for writing and the roles of the NULab in their work. These books are on a variety of subjects that include hashtag activism, deliberative democracy, and the urban commons, but they all share common  Continue Reading »

Romantic Cartographies with Visiting Speaker Asko Nivala

Written on December 6, 2019 at 4:34 pm, by

In October, NULab/DSG Visiting Speaker Asko Nivala presented on his ongoing project, Romantic Cartographies: Lived and Imagined Space in English and German Romantic Texts, 1790–1840. In this project, Nivala maps the spatial networks of place in English and German Romantic texts using the Stanford Named Entity Recognizer (NER) and historic maps to carefully georeference locations  Continue Reading »

A Book Discussion on Digital Activism with Jen Schradie and Brooke Foucault Welles

Written on December 4, 2019 at 6:46 pm, by

We are in an age where the internet has become a dominant tool utilized by various groups to leverage power and influence in the social world. One question that looms on the minds of many, in the midst of contemporary social movements and the resurgence of the American Right and Left, is who can use  Continue Reading »