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2021 Magic Grant Showcase

October 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Join us for a virtual reception starting at 7:00 pm EDT (4:00 pm PDT) on October 14, 2021 to be held in a special space hosted by ohyay.co and designed by the Brown Institute.

The event features a unique mix of journalists and technologists, all funded through the 2020-21 Magic Grant program. The projects this year are incredibly strong.

  • One team has built an audio storytelling platform that uses geolocation to connect participants to stories of people, places, and things that they walk by.
  • Another has assembled a repository of email chains from officials in local and state governments, capturing how they addressed the COVID-19 pandemic — this database has led to almost 100 news publications.
  • One Magic Grant has built high-level abstractions for understanding and describing sports videos, specifically providing a better viewing experience for tennis matches and powerful game analyses for the athletes.
  • And still another group examined the economic consequences of COVID-19, focusing on Atlanta.

From examining the media’s role in the mass incarceration movement in the US to a new tool to support online deliberation, the 2020-2021 Magic Grants are a great mix of journalism and technology. Read about our 2020-2021 cohort of projects presenting at the showcase event.

We hope you can join us!

RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-magic-grant-showcase-tickets-172097005777


October 14, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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Brown Institute @ Columbia
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