Fred Thys stood on stage and played an audio clip. It was a recording of a man that had been college roommates with a soldier recently killed in active duty. The crowd of over 150 people who had gathered there to listen fell silent. The friend’s portrayal of the fallen veteran wasn’t consistent with what
What could an archive of the future look like? What creative possibilities are offered by the gaps, absences, and silences in archives and historical records? How can artists engage with histories that weren’t photographed? How can found photographs and artist-driven archives contribute to fuller understandings of the past, present, and future? These are some of
Our 2020 – 2021 Magic Grant Covid Financial Crisis has published its third article on the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Georgia’s economy. This time, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution team analyzed how the pandemic has increased the financial cost of borrowing money for cities, counties, school districts, and hospitals, creating a sort of “COVID
Missing Them, a 2021-22 Magic Grant and collaboration between the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, THE CITY, and the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, reached back to more than 1,000 people who submitted stories to their online obituaries page and interviewed dozens of them on what’s helping them cope with losing loved ones.
The 2020-21 Magic Grant Wolf Pack has published its second piece — a long-read analyzing the media coverage of Denver’s so-called “summer of violence”. The article documents how the city’s local media stoked fear over a crime wave that wasn’t, and in the process supercharged the states criminal justice system with disastrous consequences for its
Watch videos at ohyay.co/s/wrangler. The Wrangler is a two-day training series — a “choose your own adventure” introduction to the new technologies of journalism. Your guides on these adventures will be both subject area experts as well as practicing journalists. We’ll show you how things work, and how they’ve been used by reporters. This all
Maneesh Agrawala and Mark Hansen cordially invite you to the 2021 Magic Grant Showcase, highlighting projects from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation! Join us for a virtual reception starting at 7:00 pm EDT (4:00 pm PDT) on October 14, 2021 to be held in a special space hosted by ohyay.co and designed by the Brown Institute.
The Documenting COVID-19 project, started in April 2020 at Columbia and Stanford’s Brown Institute for Media Innovation, will work hand-in-hand with MuckRock to file public records requests and collaborate on accountability journalism with partnering newsrooms. Launched in April 2020 by the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, the Documenting COVID-19 project has filed thousands of public
“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