Winter Newsletter

ACLS Public Fellows grant; StoryPilot Beta nears the finish line; PBS National Listening Tour; New series on filmmakers and media producers debuts on The Ripple Effect; HI adds three new staff members and is still seeking to fill one more position. Click here to view the newsletter in your browser.

Deputy Director Debika Shome sits on the Athena Film Festival “Barnard in the Biz” panel

On February 6, 2015, HI Deputy Director Debika Shome was a panelist, along with three other Barnard alum, discussing the challenges and pressures women face on carving out a career in the entertainment industry.  tumblr_static_1ea249a5a301e4d7da62b8e658fd4546

Clint Beharry presents at OMDC Digital Dialogue 2015

digital dialogue 150x150 HI’s Director of Design and Technology, Clint Beharry, talked with Gerry Flahive as part of a presentation on measuring impact, our Walking Dead study, and StoryPilot at OMDC Digital Dialogue 2015 on January 21st.  The video of their conversation can be checked out here.

 

Debika Shome at New America NYC: Merchants of Doubt

New America NYC Debika Shome, HI’s Deputy Director, served as a panelist at the New America NYC: Merchants of Doubt event on January 13, 2015.  The event involved a film screening followed by a panel composed of leaders in science, environmental, and the media communications field to discuss the environment in the age of polarized politics.

Request for proposals: Website redesign

HI is seeking a design and development team to help us build a new website that reflects our organizational growth and aspirations. Download the RFP here. Questions and proposals can be emailed to Lauren Hanson at lauren@harmony-institute.org.

StoryPilot Winter Newsletter

StoryPilot enters private beta phase; Platform presented at Learn Do Share, Emerce E-Day, MEDIMED Euro-Mediterranean Documentary Market, St. Petersburg International Media Forum, and IFP Film Week; The Center for Media and Social Impact (CMSI) examined StoryPilot in their report, “Assessing the Social Impact of Issues-Focused Documentaries: Research Methods & Future Considerations.” Click here to view the newsletter in your browser.

Fall Newsletter

StoryPilot ready to demo; Resources from the Harmony Institute; HI staff give presentations, serve as panelists, and participate in domestic and international conferences and working groups; HI welcomes six new team members and is still seeking to fill one more position. Click here to view the newsletter in your browser.

Summer Newsletter

ImpactSpace becomes StoryPilot; New publication, “Audience Preferences Are Predicted by Temporal Reliability of Neural Processing,” in Nature Communications highlights HI findings on brainwave reliability; Summer research Fellow Milica Mormann and HI seeks to fill data and development roles; ACM & NAMAC “State & Main” event. Click here to view the newsletter in your browser.

How is data used to understand different types of impact?

sheffield smallOn Wednesday, June 11, HI’s Senior Creative Technologist, Clint Beharry, spoke at the Sheffield Doc/Fest in Sheffield, England.  In its 21st year, the Sheffield Doc/Fest is one of the top three documentary festivals and markets in the world. In his talk, “How is data used to understand different types of impact?,”  Beharry presented HI’s StoryPilot, and how it measures the impact of documentary films. Click here to read more about the Sheffield Doc/Fest.

WebDox & Docville Film Festival 2014

webdoxOn Thursday, May 8, HI’s Senior Creative Technologist, Clint Beharry, spoke at the WebDox and Docville Film Festival in Leuven, Belgium. In his keynote address, “Big data & how to assess impact,” Beharry spoke about impact, the use of data and data visualizations in impact assessment, and HI’s impact-measurement app, ImpactSpace. Click here to read more about WebDox and Docville.