@Brown: World Press Photo Multimedia Awards

From December 12-19 (Monday-Friday) and again from January 19-February 6 (again, Monday-Friday), the Brown Institute at Columbia will host the 2014 World Press Photo Multimedia Award Winners. The institute has been transformed into an exhibition space, featuring six award winning films, three interactive documentaries, and a selection of famous WPP phographs. The features showing during

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Institute members get crash course in Design Thinking

Stanford Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Michael Bernstein, led Magic Grant teams in a Design Thinking-style “Crash Course” at the Brown Institute’s second All Hands meeting of 2014, December 2 and 3, held at Stanford. Prof. Bernstein offered the teams a “D.School digest” adapted from his popular Introduction to Human Computer Interaction class (CS 147/247).

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Brown Institute Concert Series

Friday November 14, the Columbia arm of the Brown Institute held the first of its concerts mingling data, code, journalism and music. The series is curated by Charlotte Mundy, a soprano and new music advocate, who has been praised as “mesmerizing” and “preternaturally focused” by the New York Times. This first concert explored the ties between

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Narrative Medicine Meeting

On Saturday, November 15, the Brown Institute hosted the Digital Storytelling Lab’s meeting on “Narrative Medicine.” In the picture above, Rita Charon, a physician, literary scholar and the Founder and Executive Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University, is telling us about her experience with narrative medicine, speaking beautifully about the “deep and

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Synapp/Widescope receives Notable Paper Award at HCOMP 2014

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.

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