On September 6, we hosted a mixer introducing new Journalism School students to both to the Brown Institute at Columbia as well as the Tow Center for Digtital Journalism. The room was, gratifyingly, packed! For those of you who couldn’t attend, Brown offers unique training events like the Transparency Series— where you will learn journalistic uses
The Internet has grown so omnipresent today that it’s easy to overlook the continuing role of “offline networks,” systems for exchanging digital information that bypass the Internet. “Sneakernets” (by which we mean any kind of offline networking, a slight abuse of the terminology) take many forms, whether it’s a thumb drive passed between friends or a
Game developer Jane McGonigal joined Brown Institute Stanford Director Maneesh Agrawala on May 23 for a conversation about critical topics in game theory and culture entitled “This is Not a Game.” The two discussed how new forms of media – online gaming and augmented realities – influence our personal wellness, political views and collective behaviors.
On June 7th, the Brown Institute hosted the New York meeting of the Credibility Schema Working Group. The Credibility Schema Working Group is a body of data scientists, researchers, journalists and other professionals who are dedicated to addressing the growing problem of misinformation in the media. Through combining diverse perspectives on the issue, the members
On May 26 and 27, members of the Brown Institute traveled to Panama City, Panama, for the launch of El Tabulario, a new platform promoting data transparency in the country. Journalists from the area, as well as representatives of the government’s transparency initiative, attended the launch. The two-day event was a mini design sprint, taking
In 2015, the Brown Institute funded the Nueva Nación team in Panama to create the country’s first truly accessible public data platform, El Tabulario, and now they’re finally ready to launch. On May 26th and 27th, we’ll be hosting journalists, computer scientists, and students in Panama City to pore over the team’s compiled data and explore new
On Friday May 5 and Saturday May 6, the Brown Institute will host its final Transparency Series events — this time we’re presenting data visualization! Join Manuel Lima on May 5th at 5pm for a fascinating tour through millennia of circular information design in architecture, urban planning, fine art, design, fashion, technology, religion, cartography, biology, astronomy
The Brown Institute and the Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering hosted a Speed Dating event to promote inter-disciplinary collaboration. On the east side of the table we have architecture, the humanities, the social sciences, journalism and education; and on the west side we have engineering, mathematics and computer science. Matchmaker, matchmaker…
Paul “DJ Spooky” Miller mashed up media and music in a free-flowing performance/talk at Stanford April 13. Miller explored the intersection of hip hop and high tech, arguing that new forms of storytelling can emerge in our high-tech age when we remix and redefine content and contexts. Listen to the talk here.