Emily Bell is founding director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, and a leading thinker, commentator and strategist on digital journalism. Established in 2010, the Tow Center has rapidly built an international reputation for research into the intersection of technology and journalism.
VR is a new medium that draws from the best of many disciplines and techniques, such as art, engineering, animation, and game design. NYCML16 will host a panel discussion about its creative and industry potentials, to be moderated by the Lab's Executive Director Justin Hendrix.
The NYC Media Lab has planned 11 interactive workshops, spanning from hands-on technology demonstrations to educational and collaborative discussions. All #NYCML16 attendees are invited to participate in up to two workshops.
The Demo Expo at NYCML16 is an opportunity to meet representatives from industry, potential investors and collaborators for new media projects and ideas. It is the biggest pan-university NYC media showcase of the year. More than $25,000 in prizes will be awarded at NYCML16.
A full list of Demos will be announced soon.
NYC Media Lab has a unique opportunity to build on the community of faculty, startups and media executives it has created to build a ‘spinoff engine’ focused on commercializing media technologies from universities. The goal for the Combine is to match new technologies emerging in university labs, studios, classrooms and dorms with a program and resources to commercialize them. Key to the proposition is mentorship and market access from technologists and executives at NYC Media Lab member companies. Select Combine teams will provide their startup pitches.
Corporate members of NYC Media Lab take part in annual open seed projects, a way to immediately plug into the cutting-edge talent and research taking place across NYC’s universities. We invite a high degree of participation from member companies, allowing them the ability to shape the questions and goals surrounding each collaborative project.
Executives, faculty and students from NYC Media Lab’s projects will share their innovations from the past year.
Jim Bankoff is the Chairman and CEO of Vox Media, running all aspects of what has become the fastest growing digital media company today. Vox Media builds smart brands people love in big categories they’re passionate about, engaging hundreds of millions of people with high-quality journalism, storytelling, and brand advertising.
Orin Herskowitz, Executive Director, Columbia Technology Ventures
Euan Robertson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, NYCEDC
Justin Hendrix, Executive Director, NYC Media Lab