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Brown Institute for Media Innovation virtual reception

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2020-21 Magic Grant program reception
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 4:00pm
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Maneesh Agrawala and Mark Hansen cordially invite you to the 2021 Magic Grant Showcase, highlighting projects from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation!

The event features a unique mix of journalists and technologists, all funded through the 2020-21 Magic Grant program. The projects this year are incredibly strong.

* One team has built an audio storytelling platform that uses geolocation to connect participants to stories of people, places, and things that they walk by.
* Another has assembled a repository of email chains from officials in local and state governments, capturing how they addressed the COVID-19 pandemic - this database has led to almost 100 publications.
* One Magic Grant has built high-level abstractions for understanding and describing sports videos, specifically providing a better viewing experience for tennis matches and powerful game analysis for the athletes.
* And still another group examined the economic consequences of COVID-19, focusing on Atlanta.


From examining the media's role in the mass incarceration movement in the US to a new tool to support online deliberation the 2020-2021 Magic Grants are a great mix of journalism and technology. Read about our 2020-2021 cohort of projects presenting at the showcase event.

We hope you can join us! RSVP required