Brown Institute Heads to Panama

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

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Data Viz @ Brown – Manuel Lima, Mona Chalabi, Kenan Davis

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

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Research Speed Dating

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…

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Media Mashed

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. 

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Transparency 2.0: Experiments in Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Over the weekend, the Brown Institute hosted an experiment in interdisciplinary collaboration. On Saturday, March 25, we gathered 24 journalism students and 7 PhD students from Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Sciences campus to collaborate on new stories about our changing climate. We started the day with a presentation by Gavin Schmidt, Director of the Goddard Institute for

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Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron, In Conversation

Just hours after The Washington Post unveiled its new slogan “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” the Brown Institute at Stanford hosted the newspaper’s Executive Editor Martin “Marty’” Baron, as part of the Institute’s Winter Quarter Speaker Series. Brown’s Stanford Director, Maneesh Agrawala, interviewed Baron before a capacity crowd at Stanford’s CEMEX Auditorium. The two held a wide-ranging discussion

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