In the Department of Communication, we study the ways that communication techniques and technologies shape who we are, how we govern ourselves, and what kinds of cultures we inhabit.

53rd Carlos Kelly McClatchy Symposium

A conversation with Bob Woodward. Woodward discusses his reporting from Nixon to Trump and the challenges confronting the press, the presidency, and American democracy. Watch the video.

Silicon Valley tech culture has roots in Burning Man

Prof. Fred Turner has been studying the role of art and countercultural movements – including the communal, participatory lifestyle celebrated at the annual Burning Man festival – that have had far-reaching influence in the workplace of tech firms.

Jan 22
  • CESTA Seminar Series with James T. Hamilton Jan 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Wallenberg Hall, Fourth Floor

    This talk will provide an overview of how computational journalism is growing as a reporting practice and as a research field. Sponsored by: Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis

Jan 30
  • Brown Institute Speaker Series: Felice Frankel Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Cypress Auditorium, 101X Allen Extension

    In her evening discussion “Picturing Science and Engineering,” Science photographer and MIT Research Scientist  Frankel will encourage the reader to learn by doing, following as she recreates the stages of discovery that lead to a good science visual. RSVP

Feb 4
Feb 20
  • Brown Institute Speaker Series: Kara Swisher Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Mackenzie Room, Huang 300

    Kara Swisher, co-founder of Recode, will discuss the state of the technology industry and share her perspective on media trends with Brown Institute Director Maneesh Agrawala. RSVP

Feb 23
  • Burning Man: Art and Technology Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum

    Prof. Fred Turner is the keynote speaker. Turner will explore the connections between the rise of Silicon Valley and the parallel evolution of the Burning Man movement based in San Francisco, both as cultural movements with a universal status that links art with emerging technology. Learn more and Register

Mar 4