By Alex Calderwood. DNA evidence carries an aura of the indisputable, thought of as the “gold standard” in forensic science. Because of this power, law enforcement has asked forensic laboratories to interpret ever more challenging evidence — “touch” DNA evidence like a gun or cell phone which are often handled by a number of people.
Last week was the six-month mark since the most recent batch of Magic Grants were awarded to the 2018-2019 cohort of journalists, technology researchers, and media experts. On Friday the 8th, the group met for their second “All-Hands” meeting of the year. It’s a fun and interesting event for our Magic Grantees. As its name
We are approaching the closing date for our Creative Technologist Rosalie Yu‘s recent project Knowing Together, a set of seven resin sculptures suspended in acrylic domes using unconventional capture and printing techniques. These sculptures render 3D models produced through collaborative photogrammetry by a group of 35 participants during a workshop commissioned by EdLab, the R&D unit at
On January 30, the Brown Institute at Stanford welcomed Felice Frankel, celebrated science photographer and MIT research scientist. Frankel offered an afternoon masterclass on “Image and Meaning” and in an evening talk discussed her new book “Picturing Science and Engineering” (MIT Press). During the well-attended “Image and Meaning” masterclass, Frankel outlined was for students, faculty
February 27, 5:00-6:30pm, The Brown Institute, RSVP at brwn.co/qh From hookup apps to investigative reporting, community-building to historical archiving, the Internet has transformed queer experience and visibility. What have these changes wrought? What gains? What losses? In a free-wheeling and frank conversation, Zach Stafford, editor-in-chief of the U.S.’s oldest LGBTQ news magazine, The Advocate, and
Join us for the kick of our Spring 2019 Transparency Series sessions at Columbia Journalism School. For our first installment, we will be looking at Data Visualization. On Friday, February 15, we are joined by Jeremy White, New York Times, to hear about his work and their process for finding and telling stories through data.
2019-20 Magic Grant funding proposals are due Monday, April 8! Apply at: brown.submittable.com. The Brown Institute for Media Innovation is a bi-coastal research effort located within two premier universities: Columbia Journalism School and Stanford’s School of Engineering. Our mission is to develop new tools and modes of expression, and to create stories that escape the
The New York Times graciously hosted the first meeting of the all-city class “Tech, Media and Democracy.” About 100 students from five campuses enrolled in the course — Columbia Journalism School, Cornell Tech, The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, The New School, and NYU. Broadly, over the next fifteen weeks we’ll cover New
The Brown Institute at Columbia University sponsors a variety of fellowship opportunities available to students, alumni, faculty, and professionals. Some of our fellowships are targeted, addressing a particular contemporary challenge facing journalism, while others are intended as a professional sabbatical. Some are task-oriented, while others are intended to retrain and retool. Below you’ll find an