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August 2017

Sneakercon

August 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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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 semi-trailer truck full of hard drives delivered to a server farm, or games played over a private network. Sneakernets form countless links in our…

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Sneakercon

August 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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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 semi-trailer truck full of hard drives delivered to a server farm, or games played over a private network. Sneakernets form countless links in our…

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July 2018

Disinformation Online: Ethics, Research, and Solutions

July 30, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 6:30 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School; Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia Journalism School; Technology, Media, and Communications specialization at the School of International and Public Affairs; and Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy at Columbia University are hosting a conference to exchange and discuss ideas about ethics, research, and solutions on disinformation online.

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September 2018

An Introduction to Public Data

September 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Lecture Hall, Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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On September 6, from 9am-5pm, the Brown Institute is proud to host a day devoted to public data. It is designed for students in journalism, statistics and data science — essentially anyone who has an interest in understanding their neighborhoods, their cities, their state and even the nation through data. Throughout the day, students will learn about what data are available and why. What might be missing and why. And how data are used to answer hard questions about who…

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October 2018

Blockchain in Journalism: Promise and Practice

October 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The Brown Institute and the Tow Center have collaborated on an event for students, reporters, editors, scholars, and entrepreneurs about the current state of blockchain technology and how it can be applied to journalism. For practitioners in media, Blockchain is in vogue today as a potential solution to the industry’s every-day problems and tasks, such as sustainable business model development, content verification, news archiving, or digital advertisement tracking. In the last few months alone token-based initiatives have been launched, smart…

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March 2019

Columbia Music Scholarship Conference

March 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The Columbia University Graduate Program in Music presents its annual conference on the topic: "Sound in Struggle: Audible Resistances." Join us for a day of panels on the place of music in political resistance. Alex E. Chávez, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, will be delivering his keynote address "Sonic Bridges and Intersectional Futures." Program: 9:30 am - Welcome and Breakfast 10:00 am - Session 1: Amplifying Archives Chair: Julia Doe Elizabeth Weinfield, “Leonora Duarte (1610–1678):…

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April 2019

Art of Data Conference

April 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The Art of Data conference is an annual gathering of researchers, practitioners, artists, and journalists, to discuss issues related to data, cities, and visualization. It is organized by the Columbia University Libraries in collaboration with the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at the Journalism School. The conference will take place on April 4th from 3pm to 6pm, followed by a small reception. This year’s theme is Processing New York, which emphasizes how we produce, collect, clean, analyze, and process the…

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Journalism & Design: A Mini-Conference

April 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The Brown Institute for Media Innovation and the Delacorte Center for Magazine Journalism bring you this mini-conference of designers, illustrators, and visualizers to talk about the work they do, how they think about it, and how it relates to written journalism. Speakers include Remeike Forbes (Jacobin), Helen Yentus (Riverhead), Aviva Michaelov (The New Yorker), Lauren Tamaki (New York Times, New York Magazine), Ellen Weinstein (Washington Post, CJR), Jen Christiensen (Scientific American), and others. Please RSVP to brwn.co/jd

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