Iceland, that small and mighty island nation in the middle of the Atlantic, decided to crowdsource its constitution in 2010, making it a pioneer in policy-making. Join us for the screening of the first and only documentary about this incredible experiment. The screening of the documentary Blueberry Soup takes place December 3rd at 6.30pm at Packard 101 at Stanford.
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
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
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