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February 2019

Closing Reception of Knowing Together

February 25 @ 6:00 pm EST
Offit Gallery | Teachers College, 525 West 120th Street Russell Hall 3th floor
New York City, NY 10027 United States
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We are approaching the closing date for 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 Teachers College, Columbia. The complete data set is currently displayed alongside these sculptures in the Gottesman Library of TC. Please join us for the Closing Reception on Monday,…

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Mapping Module 3 – Data Analysis and Estimation

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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News unfolds in places and every newsworthy event is shaped by the details of location. Those details might include the specifics of a neighborhood as it is today or of the history leading to its current configurations. With the popularization of cartography, anyone with a computer and an internet connection can make a map, yet in news organizations, the practices of cartography and GIS have remained largely in domain of engineering and graphics teams, not with reporters. This module will…

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Queer & “Here”

February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Queer & "Here" 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 Jack Halberstam, queer scholar and professor of English and Gender Studies at Columbia University, will consider the roles the digital realm has played in queer communities, how it has made space…

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March 2019

Visual Literacy Module

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
607C in Pulitzer Hall, Columbia University

The Brown institute is offering a three-session workshop on Visual Literacy, designed for journalism students to build vocabularies and practical skills around visual design through lectures, discussions, and hands-on sessions. You will walk away with a basic understanding of design principles and an overview of the graphics editor Adobe Illustrator. In the workshop you will learn to communicate a piece of content clearly and effectively in type, color and layout, and recreate a piece of graphic from scratch with Illustrator. …

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Mapping Module 4 – Annotating a Map in Illustrator

March 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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News unfolds in places and every newsworthy event is shaped by the details of location. Those details might include the specifics of a neighborhood as it is today or of the history leading to its current configurations. With the popularization of cartography, anyone with a computer and an internet connection can make a map, yet in news organizations, the practices of cartography and GIS have remained largely in domain of engineering and graphics teams, not with reporters. This module will…

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Magic Grant Information Session

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am EST
Brown Institute at Stanford, 355 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
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We’ll go over a brief overview of the Brown Institute’s history and work, and give an outline of  our Magic Grants program and policies. Open office hours will also be held through February and March (except February 8) in Gates 176, Fridays 1:30-4. Please email Ann Grimes to confirm or request an alternate time.

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Magic Grant Information Session

March 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Are you passionate about the role that emerging technologies can play in the future of media? Do you have a story that can only be told using technology outside the scope of traditional media? A Brown Institute Magic Grant might be for you. Established in 2012 as a collaboration between Columbia University’s Journalism School and Stanford’s School of Engineering, Brown Institute Magic Grants seed innovation in the changing media landscape. Magic Grants provide year-long funding awards of up to $150,000 ($300,000 for teams with members of…

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Visual Literacy Module II

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
607C in Pulitzer Hall, Columbia University

The Brown institute is offering a three-session workshop on Visual Literacy, designed for journalism students to build vocabularies and practical skills around visual design through lectures, discussions, and hands-on sessions. You will walk away with a basic understanding of design principles and an overview of the graphics editor Adobe Illustrator. In the workshop you will learn to communicate a piece of content clearly and effectively in type, color and layout, and recreate a piece of graphic from scratch with Illustrator. …

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