It may have the look of like a science fair. But you won’t see any exploding volcanoes or solar system dioramas here. Instead, the visitor experienced the best projects and talent in digital media from universities in New York City and beyond.
This event was part of the NYC Media Lab Summit featuring a demo expo of 100-plus emerging media and technology activations, including a VR/AR pavilion; pitches from new startups and established companies; and more than a dozen faculty and community-led workshops and hands-on learning experiences showcased the latest trends in digital innovation.
This event took place on past Thursday and Friday, Sept. 28 and 29 at The New School’s University Center, 63 Fifth Ave.
In addition to hosting the NYC Media Lab Summit, The New School, which is committed to using design and technology for social good, featured faculty members, students, and alumni working at the forefront of digital innovation. They include:
- Tim Marshall, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, who did offer opening remarks and discuss the relationship between The New School and NYC Media Lab.
- David Carroll, Associate Professor of Media Design at Parsons School of Design at The New School, who did explore issues of data, privacy policies, and the current political climate.
- Catherine Schmitz, MFA Design & Technology ’17, who did present her AI project, RAICH, produced during the A+E Networks Digital Media Storytelling Fellowship.
In addition, New School students presented projects during the NYC Media Lab Summit Demo Expo. They include:
- Students from the Publicis Health Digital Health AR Startup Bootcamp with NYC Media Lab who did present ovee, an application designed for young women to take control of their sexual and reproductive health.
- Danny Dang, BFA Design & Technology ’17, who did present Are Aligned, a project he created as part of the Viacom VR Fellowship.
- Chao Hui Tu, MFA Design & Technology ’17, who did present Andi: human chat-bot.
Finally, Kyle Li, Assistant Professor of Communication Design and Technology at Parsons, lead a workshop, Design Your Chatbot Experience. Li did demo a new UX-powered chatbot that doesn’t require coding, an extension of his research around conversational UX within AR and VR. Anezka Sebek, Associate Professor of Media Design, also lead a hands-on AR/VR workshop for high school students.