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April 2019

Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation: Dr. Gina Helfrich

April 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Join or Die: The Future of Computational Innovation and the End of the Academy as We Know It Academia presently faces an existential crisis. Tenure-track positions are shrinking. Adjunct positions are on the rise. Scientific and technical fields are losing talent to lucrative industry jobs, while humanities programs graduate a glut of doctorates whose career prospects in the field are slim. In this lecture, Dr. Helfrich will argue that the rise of networked technologies and their spread into virtually every…

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Transparency Series Seminar: Drone Photography by Josh Haner and Meaghan Looram, New York Times

April 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Join us on Friday evening for our last Transparency Series seminar featuring Josh Haner, staff photographer and the senior editor for photo technology, in conversation with Meaghan Looram, the Director of Photography at The New York Times. They will discuss previous drone project they've worked on together, and the role of drones in Journalism. As with Virtual Reality, drone journalism offers opportunities in data collection and visual representation afforded by few other technologies that are within the grasp of a…

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Transparency Series Workshop: Drone Photography

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Drones can provide access to regions that are otherwise impossible to film. The artful, informative deployment of drone photography and its role in journalism is the subject of this Transparency Series event. On Saturday, we will get our hands dirty and take a field trip north of NYC and give students the chance to both pilot small drones as well as stage shots from the robotic, onboard camera. The workshop will be led by the USA Today Unmanned Aerial Systems…

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Journalism & Design: A Mini-Conference

April 16 @ 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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Public Forum: Counting the Victims of Police and Extrajudicial Killings

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
World Room, Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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As part of the War On Crime Or War On The Poor? A Conference on Violence & Policing in the Philippines, Latin America, & the U.S. the Brown Institute for Media Innovation is co-sponsoring the Public Forum: Counting the Victims of Police & Extrajudicial Killings. Speakers include Patrick Ball (Human Rights Data Analysis Group), Ignacio Cano (State University of Rio de Janeiro), Catalina Perez Correa (Mexico's war on crime and the use of Lethal Force by Federal Forces), and Divam…

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May 2019

Book Launch of Habeas Data by tech reporter Cyrus Farivar in conversation with Alex Abdo, Knight First Amendment Institute

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Join award-winning tech reporter Cyrus Farivar for a book launch of Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech. Farivar will be joined by Alex Abdo, Litigation Director for the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, who will respond to the book and moderate conversation on the topic of data and privacy. You are being watched. Whether through your phone or your car or your credit card, caught on a CCTV camera or tracked through your online viewing…

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Brown Institute Welcomes Technology Journalist Kara Swisher

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
McCaw Hall, Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez Street
Stanford, CA 943055 United States
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Brown welcomes technology journalist Kara Swisher, co-founder of Recode and a contributing writer to The New York Times Opinion Section. She previously wrote for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, and served as co-executive editor of All Things Digital. Kara will discuss the state of the technology industry and will share her perspective on media trends with Brown Director Maneesh Agrawala. Thursday, May 2, 20196:30 pmMcCaw Hall, Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center 326 Galvez St, Stanford, CA 94305 Registration link: https://stanforduniversity.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4Hp4pVNx0oE0KkR

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Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation: Dr. Fernando Perez

May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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At 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Brown Institute for Media Innovation (2nd Floor, Pulitzer Hall), the Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation series will highlight programmers, data scientists, and other practitioners from the private sector who lead cutting-edge technology initiatives such as Python, C++, and the Open Source Initiative. This lectures features Dr. Fernando Perez, Assistant Professor of Statistics, University of California at Berkeley Faculty Scientist, Department of Data Science and Technology, Lawrence Berkeley National…

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