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2018-2019 Brown Institute Showcase

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The Annual Showcase of the Magic Grant projects produced by the Brown Institute for Media Innovation.

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Mark Hansen and Maneesh Agrawala cordially invite you to the Brown Institute for Media Innovation's Annual Showcase!

Join us for a reception starting at 6:00 pm on October 17, 2019 at the Brown Institute, located on the ground floor of Pulitzer Hall on the Columbia campus.

The event features a unique mix of journalists and technologists, all funded through the 2018-19 Magic Grant program.

The projects this year are incredibly strong. One team has been conducting a deep investigation into DNA matching algorithms and software — a new analysis showing that one forensic DNA program used in over 1300 criminal cases skewed towards false positives in nearly a quarter of the samples they tested.

Another team is building a powerful database and visualization tracing the fates of U.S. deportees — documenting the cases of more than one-hundred asylum-seekers and other immigrants who have been sent back to dangerous circumstances, only to face murder, sexual assault, or other concrete harms.

And as a final example, another group is been looking at a decade of U.S. TV News, creating an open-source software infrastructure that can help journalists and researchers “scale up” their investigations, to analyze, visualize and query extremely large video collections.

Read about our 2018-2019 cohort of projects presenting at the showcase event.

We hope you can join us!

About Brown. Established in 2012, the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute is a collaboration between Columbia University and Stanford University, designed to encourage and support new endeavors in media innovation. At Stanford, the primary focus is on media technology, and the Institute is anchored in the School of Engineering. At Columbia, the primary focus is on content, and the Institute is anchored in the Graduate School of Journalism.

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