The First Ever Data Swap

Friday, Oct 11, 2013

Several months ago, we started a new partnership with the NULab for Texts, Maps and Networks that has eventually blossomed into a fruitful collaboration between several individuals in our respective labs. Notably, Adrienne has been consumed with the planning of a new kind of data

Our Academic Partnership at Work

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013

Our summer fellow, Ali Hashmi, joined us in June and immediately began working with our "Your Town" editors to think about some new ways to help the hyper-local news being aggregated on After a meeting with some area bloggers, it became apparent that what

61FRESH: A new twitter-based news aggregator for Boston

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013

Today GlobeLab is releasing into early beta.Check it out here!Were trying to find a way to bring all the news generated through the day in and around Boston into one place. And that means ALL the news, no matter where its reported: daily papers, monthlies,

Rocking the Raspberry Pi

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013's streaming radio station  - RadioBDC was a year old last month, and the Globe Lab has been host to a dozen live performances during that time.The Lab is now also hosting RadioBDC's music on a slightly smaller stage - a RaspberryPi.We have had a

The Future We Will Create in Civic Media

Monday, Aug 5, 2013

Check out this video of Chris and I talking about GlobeLab!We at GlobeLab had a great time participating in the MIT Civic Media Conference in June. It was an exciting opportunity to present our work and vision to a community that our team holds in

An Interview with Dan Kennedy

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013

Ahead of Dan Kennedy's visit to GlobeLab this Thursday, we sat down to talk about journalism, "The Wired City" and the role of non-profits in news. Come hear him this Thursday at GlobeLab and ask your own questions! His book is also available for purchase