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March 2019

Visual Literacy Module III

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
607C in Pulitzer Hall, Columbia University

The Brown institute is offering a three-session workshop on Visual Literacy, designed for journalism students to build vocabularies and practical skills around visual design through lectures, discussions, and hands-on sessions. You will walk away with a basic understanding of design principles and an overview of the graphics editor Adobe Illustrator. In the workshop you will learn to communicate a piece of content clearly and effectively in type, color and layout, and recreate a piece of graphic from scratch with Illustrator.…

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Columbia Music Scholarship Conference

March 30 @ 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 @ 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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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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