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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3rd Symposium on Computation+Journalism

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

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