David Lee, Ashish Goel, Tanja Aitamurto and Hélène Landemore’s paper, “Crowdsourcing for Participatory Democracies: Efficient Elicitation of Social Choice Functions,” received a Notable Paper Award at HCOMP 2014, the second Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligenceconference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing. The paper was one of the two runner-ups to the best paper award.
Illustration by Ellen Weinstein On Thursday, November 20 at 6pm, the Brown Institute is pleased to sponsor a conversation between Ellen Weinstein, world renown illustrator, and Len Small, the Art Director from Nautilus, on their partnership combining word and image, story and illustration. The event is focused on the collaboration between two distinct practices that,
The Cannabis Wire Magic Grant team, Alyson Martin and Nushin Rashidian, were selected as one of five projects to pitch at the New York Media Center’s Demo Day. Alyson and Nushin have been fellows at the NY Media Center incubator for the last 6 months and Demo Day is “a flagship program for selected incubator
The 3rd Journalism+Computation Symposium started with a great set of talks and demos. Greg Linch offers a great summary of Jon Kleinberg’s keynote about the ways information flows through networks and how the media (social and traditional) circulate and transform content. We also had panels about significant research projects taking place in news organizations, from the NY Times to
Colleen Stockmann and Jean-Baptiste Boin are featured in a lovely piece in the New York Times on the digital revolution’s touch on museums. Colleen describes their Magic Grant project Art++ as giving “you more points of access into an artwork, so that it keeps you in the moment of looking, almost as if someone is guiding you through the
The Magic Grant team Crowdsourced Democracy Team at Stanford was recognized on Oct. 15 by the City of Vallejo, Calif., for a digital voting system and their work on crowd sourced democracy. The team – which includes the Widescope and Synapp projects – and which is lead by Professor Ashish Goel, received an official proclamation
One hundred students and faculty from nearly a dozen NYC area universities participated in a demo session during the NYC Media Lab Annual Summit hosted at The New School in mid-September. A panel of judges, consisting of NYC Media Lab board members and corporate member advisors, recognized the most promising demos from the day. Three winners
The Brown Institute for Media Innovation at the School of Engineering at Stanford University and the Graduate School for Journalism at Columbia University invites you to apply for the inaugural Media Innovation Base Camp on January 16-18, 2015 at Stanford University. The Base Camp is a great starting point for students who plan to apply
The 3rd Computation+Journalism meeting had 45 submissions, from which we culled a number of invited talks, demos and papers. Additionally, we’ve curated several panels and a keynote speaker. The full schedule is listed here.Registration is now open, and the event is free for students. We hope to see you October 24 and 25!