Spring 2015 Collaborative Innovation class presentations

Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 3, journalism and computer science students in the latest version of Northwestern’s “Collaborative Innovation in Journalism and Technology” class will unveil the prototypes they’ve built over the past 10 weeks. You’re invited to see what they’ve come up with.

The projects they will be presenting are:

  • Composite: A provocative project that shows the faces of individuals around a location based on publicly available photos.
  • ImageTweet: A tool that makes tweeting pictures with quotes from URLs easy for anyone.
  • #Influence: A tool that visualizes who influences the proliferation of hashtags.
  • Auto-Timeline: A tool that automatically generates timelines from Instagram hashtags for events.
  • TravelBot: An itinerary builder that learns from your preferences.
  • MusicRecs: A fun way to recommend music based on your similarity to other Twitter users.
  • Coming Up: A mobile app for events coming up in your area.
  • WikiStudios: A tool that allows movie making to be crowd-sourced.
  • NUze: A display/site that shows what people are saying about and around Northwestern in real-time from a variety of sources.


This class is taught by myself and Associate Prof. Larry Birnbaum of the computer science department in the McCormick School.

The presentation will be held at the MFC Forum (1870 Campus Dr Evanston, IL 60208)  on June 3rd from 6pm-8pm.

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Zach Wise

Associate Professor

Emmy winning interactive producer & Associate Professor @NorthwesternU, @KnightLab. Formerly of The New York Times. Creator of TimelineJS & StoryMapJS

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