Brown travels for spring break

Over spring break, the Brown Institute dispersed, giving talks, leading trainings, and participating in labs. It began at NICAR on Friday, March 9, where Mark Hansen co-led a workshop on how to find stories in data through visualization. In collaboration with Alberto Cairo, Olga Pierce and Rachael Tatman, Professor Hansen taught core concepts of a data interview, through

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‘What Went Wrong?’ Launches

Two years ago, the Brown Institute, in partnership with the Magnum Foundation, supported the project What Went Wrong? for a prototyping phase following Photography Expanded Lab. Led by Peter DiCampo and Joe Wheeler, the project has just launched and we’re excited to share their progress! Our What Went Wrong? reporting project has been live in

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The Brown Institute is Hiring!

The Brown Institute is proud to announce two new positions available on the Columbia University side of the institute. The first position offered is a Research Scholar who will be brought on to conduct their own “creative research” that imagines such new kinds of storytelling, and to support the Institute’s research and grants. This person

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Rosalie Yu featured in The Verge

In an in-depth profile on Rosalie Yu, Creative Technologist at the Brown Institute, The Verge highlights A Ritual of Habits, Yu’s latest work. Over the course of two years, Yu cataloged images of everything sweet in her diet, turning sugary confections into digital memories. Sugar is representative of physical and moral decay, but the desserts are

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Join us for Base Camp 2018!

The Brown Institute for Media Innovation invites you to apply to the Media Innovation Base Camp taking place on March 3-4, 2018 at Stanford University. The Media Innovation Base Camp offers a great starting point for entrepreneurial students who want to explore the interplay between story and technology. All travel and lodging expenses will be

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Points Unknown Hits the Classroom

The Brown Institute, Center for Spatial Research, and faculty from the Journalism School are delighted to announce the launch of Points Unknown, a training module and course designed to teach journalists and architects how to use spatial data to tell stories. The first portion of Points Unknown is a 5-week module for students of the

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