Join us in celebrating the launch of “Fade Resistance”, a project by Zun Lee. “Fade Resistance” seeks to restore the narrative impact of thousands of found African American vernacular Polaroid photographs, and to fill a representational gap in the history of American snapshot photography. Set at the Gladstone Hotel in the arts district of Toronto, part
The Reframe Iran project continues to publish pieces of its year-long project. This time, the first video in a series of short documentaries on different aspects of the Iranian art market. In this inaugural installment, the team tours the flat of Mohammed Afkhami, “The High-Rise Collector.” Congratulations to Alexandra, Matteo, João, and John! See the video here.
The Made in NY Media Center by IFP, in partnership with Mayor De Blasio’s Office of Media & Entertainment and the New York City Economic Development Corpoation, announced the first recipients of its first Made in NY Entrepreneur Innovation Grants. Yes, that’s a mouthful of organizations, but Cannabis Wire, Magic Grantees from 2014-2015, were one
The goal of Science Surveyor, a flagship project sponsored by the Brown Institute, is simply stated – Produce better reporting on science. The NiemanLab Blog has just published an overview of the project. Here is there setup. “About 1.8 million new scientific papers are published each year, and most are of little consequence to the general public —
2014-2015 Magic Grantees Jessa Lingel and Adam Golub have just published a paper from the Bushwig project. “In Face on Facebook: Brooklyn’s Drag Community and Sociotechnical Practices of Online Communication” appears in the June issue of The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, and is likely the first paper published on how drag performers use social media. Here is their abstract. Recently,
This month’s Communications of the ACM includes “Putting the Data Science into Journalism.” Our flagship project Science Surveyor is detailed as an example of journalistic technology, and the Lede Program is singled out as a new kind of journalism training! The article also contains some great quotes from attendees of the Computation+Journalism meeting we help
@justinhendrix from the NYC Media Lab has posted a great alrticle on Medium, “Why media companies are rushing to partner with universities.” Featured in the piece is a reference to the Brown Institute’s collaboration with NYU and NewsCorp to develop data visualization tools for journalists.
The February issue of Metropolis Magazine features the Brown Institute Space! Its unique program is discussed in detail with the institute’s architect and lighting designers. Last fall, the university opened a state-of-the-art, high-tech newsroom on the ground floor of its 1912 McKim, Mead, and White–designed historic Pulitzer Hall. The renovated space was a gift from longtime
Editors from the BBC visited Stanford last fall armed with questions about the future of news. The BBC spoke to Brown’s leadership team, students and Magic Grantees to learn about the Institute’s projects and ongoing research. Matt Yu, a PhD student in Electrical Engineering and a member of the 2014-15 Magic Grant team “Reframe Iran,”