Two New Impact Grants Awarded!

The Brown Institute is proud to announce two new Impact Grants! Kinfolk will cultivate a national network of community organizations, cultural institutions and schools to change how we teach and learn about Black and Brown historical narratives, building a catalog of augmented reality representations of different historical figures. Nueva Nación will collect and organize data

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Introducing the Brown Institute Innovation Challenge in Journalism, Media, and Technology

Announcing Brown’s Innovation Challenge @Columbia! [Register for the PITCH PRACTICE SESSION, February 17 12:30-2:00 pm EST] [Applications are due February 25] We are pleased to announce a competition for Columbia students, alumni and their collaborators, rewarding new entrepreneurial ventures in journalism, media and technology. Perhaps you want to create new kinds of content, design new

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The Lumen Prize awards Ziv Schneider’s “Sylvia” with the Still Image award

“Sylvia”, a Virtual Influencer designed by the Brown Institute’s Creative Technologist Ziv Schneider, has won the 2021 Lumen Prize for Art and Technology in the Still Image category. The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created with technology through a global competition. Since its launch in 2012, it has given away more than US$80,000

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The Launch of the ‘Documenting COVID-19’ Public Records Repository

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended American life and forced state and local governments to enact important policy decisions with incomplete or uncertain information. To help explain these decisions to the public, we’re launching an online repository of local, state and federal public records obtained through open-records requests called Documenting COVID-19 (documentingcovid19.io). We will provide these materials free-of-charge to

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The Brown Institute is Proud to Announce Its 2020-2021 Magic Grants

The Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a collaboration between Stanford University’s School of Engineering and Columbia Journalism School, is pleased to announce its 2020-2021 Magic Grant recipients. Every year, the Brown Institute awards $1M in grants and fellowships to foster new tools and modes of expression. This is the eighth cohort of grantees — each

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