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NULab Spring Calendar of Events

The NULab is delighted to announce our spring calendar of events. We have some very exciting talks, conferences, workshops, and other events planned for the spring semester, organized around our year-long focus on digital storytelling. You can find additional details and registration information for these events, including the Misinformation Speaker Series co-sponsored with the Shorenstein  Continue Reading »

NULab Fall Calendar of Events

The NULab is delighted to announce our fall calendar of events. We have some very exciting talks, workshops, and other events planned for the semester, organized around our year-long focus on digital storytelling. You can find additional details and registration information for these events at: http://web.northeastern.edu/nulab/events/. These events are free and open to the public  Continue Reading »

New study published by David Lazer, NULab co-director, in PNAS

David Lazer, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Sciences and Co-Director of NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, has published a new study “How intermittent breaks in interaction improve collective intelligence” in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). This study was co-authored with Ethan Bernstein from Harvard University and Jesse  Continue Reading »

Analyzing the Editorials of Newspaper Publisher Nackey Scripps Loeb

By Meg Heckman, Assistant Professor of Journalism, Northeastern University. Tales of New Hampshire’s first-in-the nation presidential primary almost always mention the Union Leader, a newspaper that’s as much a part of the state’s political lore as candidates hustling for votes in diners and on factory floors. Journalists love to retrace the paper’s history and rehash how  Continue Reading »

The Atlas of Southern Memory

In an era of contentious debates about who and what should be commemorated in the public sphere, the conversation has largely been limited to physical monuments like statues, plaques and landmarks. These structures advance narrow cultural narratives about the past, require significant capital to establish, and allow no interaction or annotation by the public. There  Continue Reading »

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