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Monthly Archives: March 2020

Data Feminism with Visiting Speaker Catherine D’Ignazio

Written on March 26, 2020 at 4:20 pm, by

  Catherine D’Ignazio presented on Data Feminism, the new book she co-authored with Lauren Klein, on Wednesday, March 11th in Snell Library. D’Ignazio’s talk was also livestreamed by the NULab on Twitter and the archive can be found here. Klein and D’Ignazio’s book illustrates “a new way of thinking about data science and data ethics  Continue Reading »

#Hashtag Activism is Out Now in Print

Written on March 26, 2020 at 3:40 pm, by

Sarah Jackson, Moya Bailey, and Brooke Foucault Welles‘ book #Hashtag Activism: Networks of Race and Justice, which started as a NULab project, is out now in print, released by MIT Press on March 10, 2020. For previous NULab coverage of #Hashtag Activism, check out our blog posts on past NULab events where the authors entered  Continue Reading »

Eliassi-Rad Discusses Artificial Intelligence and Bias on Litmus Podcast

Written on March 26, 2020 at 3:09 pm, by

NULab-affiliated Faculty Member Tina Eliassi-Rad, Associate Professor of Computer Science, appeared on the News@Northeastern Litmus Podcast on March 17th, 2020. Appearing on the episode “Invasion of the Bias Snatchers“, Eliassi-Rad joined Sarah Ostadabbas, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Byron Wallace, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Director of Bachelor of Science in  Continue Reading »


Written on March 16, 2020 at 10:29 am, by

XM<LGBT/> seeks to build a qualitative coding system that thinks more deeply about LGBTQ+ people and about queer theory, forefronting these methods and ways of thinking. This project began in 2016 as part of project lead Abbie Levesque’s Master’s thesis on LGBTQ+ writing center tutors. Using RELAX NG, XSLT, and XML, this project seeks to  Continue Reading »

Letterpress Goes 3D

Written on March 16, 2020 at 10:17 am, by

Letterpress Goes 3D (LG3D) seeks to investigate modes of media production, the materiality of historical texts, and the relation between old and new media by reverse engineering nineteenth-century woodcuts and creating new press materials using 3D printing and laser cutting. 3D modeling has been recently taken up as a means of replicating fragile historical artifacts  Continue Reading »

Collaborative Society with Dariusz Jemielniak

Written on March 11, 2020 at 9:35 am, by

We live in an age of technological disruption where sharing economy firms like Uber, AirBnB, and WeWork are trying to transform our everyday services and commodities like transportation, lodging, and working spaces. Uber is an example of a technology-based application moving into a sector of the economy and changing the established process of how people  Continue Reading »