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NYCML'17

Thursday, September 28th 2017
8am-6pm At The New School

NYC Media Lab '17 is a snapshot of the best thinking, projects and talent in digital media from universities in NYC and beyond. Through thought-provoking discussions, faculty and community led workshops, and 100 innovative demos, attendees will consider pressing issues related to digital media innovation.

NYCML'17 AT A GLANCE...

Thursday, September 28th: Discussions, demos and networking...

8:00am: Registration
9:00am: Welcome & Announcements
9:30am: Industry Keynote: Ellen Ullman, author, Life in Code; and Manoush Zomorodi, host, "Note to Self" podcast. 
10:00am: Data Science Prototyping Showcase
11:00am: VR/AR Prototyping Showcase
12:00pm: Conversation: Media Trends 2020

12:30pm DEMO EXPO: 100+ innovative demos
3:30pm: Faculty Keynote: David Carroll, The New School
4:00pm: Conversation: How AR + AI Will Change NYC
4:30pm: Awards Ceremony
5:00pm: Networking Reception
6:00pm: Event Closes

Friday, September 29th: Open lab DAY

Over a dozen faculty and community-led workshops across the City, taking over campuses, accelerators, and offices to bring guest hands-on learning experiences of the latest trends in digital innovation.

REASONS TO ATTEND...

1. DEMO EXPO

NYC Media Lab's signature "science fair" style Demo Expo of 100+ emerging media and technology projects, including a VR/AR pavilion.

2. FRESH STARTUPS

Pitches from new startups and established companies, each exploring applications for emerging media and technology.

3. VR/AR + DATA PROTOTYPES

A prototyping showcase, featuring the best work to emerge from NYC Media Lab's programming over the past year. This includes thought leadership in VR/AR and data science, with projects in these areas from ongoing collaborations with our Member Companies and university consortium.

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4. WORKSHOPS

Over a dozen faculty and community-led workshops across the City on Friday, September 29th, taking over campuses, accelerators, and offices to bring guest hands-on learning experiences of the latest trends in digital innovation.

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5. CONVERSATIONS ON THE FUTURE OF MEDIA

Keynotes and discussions exploring the intersection of technology and civic engagement—including key trends that will drive how media is produced, consumed, distributed and monetized. 

KEYNOTES

9:30AM: INDUSTRY KEYNOTE

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Ellen Ullman

Author of the new book Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology.

Ellen Ullman had a 20-year career as a programmer and software engineer. In addition to Life in Code, she is the author of two novels: By Blood and The Bug, and of the memoir and cult classic, Close to the Machine

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Manoush Zomorodi

Host, “Note to Self” podcast, and Author, Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self

As host of "Note to Self," the podcast from WNYC Studios, Zomorodi unpacks the forces shaping our accelerating world and guides listeners through its challenges. "Note to Self" was named 2017’s Best Tech Podcast by the Academy of Podcasters. 

 

3:30PM: FACULTY KEYNOTE

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David Carroll

 

Associate Professor of Media Design at The New School

Carrol’s research surrounds digital media―especially for mobile devices―towards a critical practice and theory of software and interaction design as social engagement. His work crosses multiple fields of art, design, education, sciences, and policy among both private and public-interest enterprises. At NYCML'17, Carroll will discuss data, design, and privacy.

CONVERSATIONS

NYCML'17 will host two special conversations on the main stage. The first, a look at the key trends that will shape the next decade of media; and another, on how two disruptive technologies—augmented reality and artificial intelligence—will transform the way we live, work, and play in cities. 

12:00PM: MEDIA TRENDS 2020

John Borthwick, Founder and CEO, betaworks
Francis Shanahan, SVP, Technology at Audible, an Amazon company
Jeannette M. Wing, Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute and Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University
Amy Webb (Moderator), Founder and CEO, the Future Today Institute;  Adjunct Professor, Futures Forecasting, NYU Stern School of Business; and Author, The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream. 

4:00PM: How AR + AI Will Change NYC

Colin O'Donnell, Chief Innovation Officer, Intersection
Emily Becher, SVP, Head, Samsung NEXT International
Ori Inbar, Founder, Super Ventures
Satish Rao (Moderator), Associate Director, Physical Sciences Licensing, Columbia Technology Ventures

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Demo expo

12:30PM-3:30PM

The Demo Expo at NYC Media Lab's annual Summit is the largest pan-university showcase of emerging media and technology in New York City. As the event's signature "science-fair," over 100 projects, prototypes and startups will be on view. Participating demos were selected from NYC Media Lab's consortium of universities. NYC Media Lab will issue $25,000 in awards to the most innovative demos. 

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PROTOTYPING SHOWCASE

NYC Media Lab is a proven though leader in two emerging media and technology areas: VR/AR and data science. In the past year, we've completed dozens of prototyping projects with our Member Companies to explore new potentials.  Faculty and student representatives from NYU, Columbia University, Pratt Institute, The New School, The School of Visual Arts, CUNY and Cornell Tech will present and demo the cutting-edge projects, prototypes and startups they've developed with NYC Media Lab in the 2016-17 season. 

11:00 AM: VR/AR SHOWCASE

Led by Adaora Udoji, Investor and Producer. 

10:00 AM: DATA SHOWCASE

Led by Christian Guirnalda, Director, Verizon Open Innovation. 

OPEN LAB DAY

Friday, September 29th across Partnered locations

NYC Media Lab will partner with universities, media and technology corporations, community groups, civic agencies, startups, and accelerators to co-host over a dozen workshops on emerging media and technology themes. Workshops are intended to give NYCML'17 attendees interactive experiences with the latest in digital media innovation. Workshops will vary in size, scale and theme. As a registered guest, you will be granted access to at least one workshop of your choosing on Friday, September 29th, to be hosted at partnered venues throughout the City.

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PRESS + MEDIA PASSES

If you are a member of the press and would like to report on NYCML'17, please contact Alexis Avedisian, NYC Media Lab Communications Manager, at alexis@nycmedialab.org.

 

 

HOSTED BY:

THE NEW SCHOOL
63 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003