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.
Workshop leaders and topics are listed below:
Hansen will lead a panel of journalists on a dive into beautiful examples of visual journalism and data visualization from the recent 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Cheung, Griffiths, and Marconi will discuss the growth potential of 360 video in the media industry, giving participants the opportunity to craft their own immersive story.
Meyers will teach a step-by-step guide to Adobe Creative Cloud, helping participants to understand how cloud computing software can work together to harness creativity.
Macklin will discuss developing games for experimental learning and social engagement.
How can we facilitate a creative collaboration in virtual reality through conversation? Inspired by King Curtis's song, Memphis Soul Stew, in which the final song were put together track by track through an interactive conversation between King Curtis and his band. I always wanted that level of collaboration between me and my virtual collaborators. This workshop is a conversational and hands-on workshop that covers various research in attempts to conversational UI, cognitive A.I., cloud computing, and poetic user experience design. A early prototype with functional voice commends using iOT technology will be served as a technical foundation for us to imagine a truly collaborative counterpart in VR.
Gannis will teach participants how to bring a personal story into AR by demonstrating Blippar, a visual discovery browser that combines augmented reality, artificial intelligence and computer vision.
Using deep learning and machine learning frameworks, Jhirad and Cho will experiment with building an object recognition and retrieval engine that can automatically suggest new images.
In a lecture, Dell will explore the importance of creating new technologies that can empower underserved communities to overcome global challenges.
Kymissis will lead a hands-on workshop demonstrating how to be creative with cheap electronic components and sensors.
Lev Manovich will present a guide to Inequaligram, a data visualization project that analyzed over 7.5 million public Instagram images manhattan to shed light on social and economic differences between neighborhoods.
Harmon will teach the basics of Voice User Interface design, with a focus on rapid prototyping. This session will cover creating scenarios, frameworks, dialog design and creating prototypes to evaluate designs without needing to use technical tools.