The Personal Story: Cowbird and Humanizing the Web

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Jonathan Harris is a developer, artist and storyteller who's work combines elements of computer science, anthropology, visual art and storytelling.

He is the co (http://www.kamvar.org/)-creator of We Feel Fine (http://number27.org/wefeelfine.html), which continuously measures the emotional temperature of the human world through large-scale blog analysis, and has made other projects about online dating (http://number27.org/iwytwm.html), modern mythology (http://number27.org/universe.html), happiness (http://number27.org/bhutan.html), anonymity (http://number27.org/justcurious.html), news (http://number27.org/10x10.html), and language (http://number27.org/wordcount.html).

On March 8, join Hacks/Hackers NYC at the CUNY Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism as Jonathan talks about the genesis of his latest project, Cowbird (http://cowbird.com), which pioneers a new form of participatory journalism, grounded in the simple human stories behind major news events.

RSVP today (http://meetupnyc.hackshackers.com/events/25021511/) ($10, payable in advance) to attend this Hacks/Hackers NYC meetup — this will help cover food and drinks. If the $10 fee is beyond your budget, please email nyc[at]hackshackers[dot]com and we'll work things out with you.

Schedule:

6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.: Doors and dinner

7:00 p.m.: Presentation and Q&A

~8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Networking and socializing

We need your help!

Volunteer to help check people in (it's a great way to meet everyone), or photograph or blog the presentation by emailing us at nyc[at]hackshackers[dot]com.

Have an idea for future Hacks/Hackers topics, speakers and events that meet the at the intersection journalism, technology and innovation? Let us know at http://j.mp/hhnycInput .

A huge thank you to Jeremy Caplan and the CUNY Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism (http://towknight.com/) for hosting us. If your organization would like to host a Hacks/Hackers meetup, demo day or hackathon, email us at nyc[at]hackshackers[dot]com.

We hope to see you March 8!

—Chrys Wu, Al Shaw and Jacqui Cox

Co-organizer,s Hacks/Hackers NYC