Prof. Girod, the East Coast Director of the Brown Institute, has just been elected to the National Academy of Engineering “for his contributions to video compression, streaming and multimedia systems.” At Stanford Prof. Girod, wears many hats — Not only is he the Director of the Brown Institute, but he is also the Senior Associate Dean for Online
What if your mobile phone’s display would correct your vision deficiency instead of your glasses? Light field display technology can assess and correct user vision. Prof. Gordon Wetzstein will be the next speaker in the Brown Institute at Stanford’s Media Innovation Lunch. He will discuss a wide range of unconventional applications that are facilitated by
Editors from the BBC visited Stanford last fall armed with questions about the future of news. The BBC spoke to Brown’s leadership team, students and Magic Grantees to learn about the Institute’s projects and ongoing research. Matt Yu, a PhD student in Electrical Engineering and a member of the 2014-15 Magic Grant team “Reframe Iran,”
Jan.16-18: They came, they met, they brainstormed, they prototyped, they presented. It was the Brown Institute’s first West Coast Base Camp, designed to bring together 10 students from Columbia and 10 from Stanford to learn the basics of Design-School skills, think big thoughts, and share ideas, all with the goal of developing ideas and building bi-coastal teams for
We are pleased to release the first of our annual reports, describing the work done by the Brown Institute over the previous year. This is essentially an adaptation of a report we submit to our universities, but we thought it might be interesting enough for others that we published this PDF (admitedly not very “innovative”).
Wa are now accepting applications for 2015-16 Brown Institute Magic Grants. The full process is documented on this page, but here’s our timeline for the season. Proposal submission deadline: March 8, 2015 Announcement of finalists: March 20, 2015 Presentations by Columbia finalists: April 6, 2015 Presentation by Stanford finalists: April 13, 2015 Announcement of winners: April
Nikolas Iubel, Brown Institute Fellow for 2013-2014 and graduate of the Dual Degree program between Journalism and Computer Science at Columbia University, is currently an intern with The New York Times’ interactive news desk. Together with The Upshot’s Derek Willis, Nik created Bedfellows, a Python command-line tool intended to facilitate exploration of campaign finance data. Willis and Iubel have
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
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).