Announcing the 2019-2020 Magic Grant Call for Proposals

The Brown Institute for Media Innovation announces “Magic Grant” funding opportunity Deadline: April 8, 2019 Application: brown.submittable.com Information sessions will be held at Columbia University and Stanford University. See our events pages for details. In addition, Columbia will hold office hours through the proposal deadline Thursdays 1-3 (book a session here), while Stanford will hold

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A 2018-2019 Magic Grant Profile

By Alex Calderwood. One hundred journalists have been killed in Mexico since 2000. These journalists were mostly investigating cartel activity and corruption in the Mexican government, and they were explicitly targeted for their reporting. Yet, according to a report by The Committee to Protect Journalists, “the Mexican government has only intermittently recognized anti-press violence as

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A 2018-2019 Magic Grant Profile

By Alex Calderwood. You’re browsing Instagram and you see someone wearing a winter coat that speaks to you. You comment on the post and ask “Love the jacket, what kind is it?.” A few minutes later, the poster responds “Canada Goose, obviously.” You remember something about the brand and other designer clothes being banned from

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A 2018-2019 Magic Grant Profile

By Alex Calderwood. DNA evidence carries an aura of the indisputable, thought of as the “gold standard” in forensic science. Because of this power, law enforcement has asked forensic laboratories to interpret ever more challenging evidence — “touch” DNA evidence like a gun or cell phone which are often handled by a number of people. 

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Closing Reception of Knowing Together

We are approaching the closing date for our Creative Technologist Rosalie Yu‘s recent project Knowing Together, a set of seven resin sculptures suspended in acrylic domes using unconventional capture and printing techniques. These sculptures render 3D models produced through collaborative photogrammetry by a group of 35 participants during a workshop commissioned by EdLab, the R&D unit at

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“More Than Just a Pretty Picture” – MIT’s Felice Frankel on “Image and Meaning”

On January 30, the Brown Institute at Stanford welcomed Felice Frankel, celebrated science photographer and MIT research scientist. Frankel offered an afternoon masterclass on “Image and Meaning” and in an evening talk discussed her new book “Picturing Science and Engineering” (MIT Press).  During the well-attended “Image and Meaning” masterclass, Frankel outlined was for students, faculty

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Queer & “Here”

February 27, 5:00-6:30pm, The Brown Institute, RSVP at brwn.co/qh From hookup apps to investigative reporting, community-building to historical archiving, the Internet has transformed queer experience and visibility. What have these changes wrought? What gains? What losses? In a free-wheeling and frank conversation, Zach Stafford, editor-in-chief of the U.S.’s oldest LGBTQ news magazine, The Advocate, and

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