DAY ONE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH, THE NEW SCHOOL (8AM-5PM)

Explore the future of media. On Thursday, September 20th, the NYCML'18 Mainstage program will include keynotes from industry and university, a project showcase of faculty and student projects, a featured panel discussion, and special announcements from NYC Media Lab. Later in the day, 100 media and technology demos will be on view across The New School.

MAINSTAGE

8:00AM: DOORS OPEN at the new school UNIVERSITY CENTER 

Registration and check-in will be located in the lobby of The New School University Center, 63 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10003.

9:00AM: MAINSTAGE WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

  • Justin Hendrix, Executive Director, NYC Media Lab

  • Vladan Nikolic, Dean of the School of Media Studies, The New School

  • Karen Bhatia, Senior Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation

  • Jelena Kovačević, Dean, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

  • More to be announced soon!

 9:30AM: INDUSTRY KEYNOTE, ThomaS Reardon, CTrl-labs

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Thomas Reardon, CEO and Co-Founder, CTRL-LABS

Topic: Neural Interfaces

Reardon received his PhD in Neuroscience from Columbia University, and was CEO and Co-Founder of Avogadro, Inc., acquired by Openwave, where he served as CTO. Prior, he worked at Microsoft for over a decade and was creator of the Internet Explorer project. He’s a founding Board Member of W3C, has 7 patents, and was an MIT “Top 35 Young Innovator” in 2004.

Including an interview with: Satish Rao, Columbia Technology Ventures

10:00AM: Project SHowcase

In the past year NYC Media Lab, in partnership with its Member Companies, has collaborated with dozens of the City's faculty and students across disciplines ranging from engineering and computer science to design and journalism on prototyping and entrepreneurship. Faculty and students will take center stage to share their research and technical developments, highlighting new areas of inquiry and innovation across industries.

11:00AM: Coffee Break in the Event cafe

11:30AM: The Great Synthetic media Debate

Synthetic Media, or content that has been algorithmically created or modified, is saturating the digital landscape. In this debate, experts will discuss the opportunities and challenges for a new form of media at the intersection of computer generated images, video, and voice. Participating speakers: Matthew Hartman, betaworks; Karen Kornbluh, Council on Foreign Relations; Eli Pariser, Omidyar Fellow, New America Foundation; Ken Perlin, NYU Future Reality Lab. 

12:15PM: FACULTY KEYNOTE, MAYA WILEY, Senior Vice President for Social Justice, The New School

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Maya Wiley, Senior Vice President for Social Justice, The New School

Topic: Digital Equity

Maya Wiley is a nationally renowned expert on racial justice and equity. Wiley is currently the Senior Vice President for Social Justice at The New School and the Henry Cohen Professor of Public & Urban Policy at The New School’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management & Urban Policy. She Co-Directs the New School’s Digital Equity Laboratory.

Including an interview with: Kai Falkenberg, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment

12:45PM: MAINSTAGE CLOSING ANNOUNCEMENTS


DEMO EXPO

1PM: Demos ON VIEW IN STARR FOUNDATION HALL, EVENT CAFE, AND THERESA LANG STUDENT CENTER

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. The Demo Expo will be held at The New School in University Center's Starr Foundation Hall and Event Cafe, as well as the nearby Theresa Lang Student Center (located at 55 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011).

5:00PM: Day 1 Closes 

DAY TWO: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST, NYU KIMMEL CENTER (9AM-4PM)

Go hands-on. On Friday, September 21st, the NYCML'18 Open Lab Day will host 16 workshops on emerging media and technology trends. Workshops offer attendees the opportunity to gain experience with the latest tools and applications. 

8:45AM: DOORS OPEN AT NYU KIMMEL CENTER

Registration and check-in will be located in the lobby of NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012

9:00AM: WORKSHOPS ON THE 4th, 8th, and 9th floors

NYC Media Lab has partnered with executives from media and technology companies, faculty from the City's universities, startup founders and more to produce this year's Open Lab Day. Areas of exploration include AImachine learning5Gvoice technologyblockchain, and more. Be sure to register today to take first pick of the available workshops. 

The list of workshops in chronological order:

9:00AM-10:00AM: MORNING SESSION 1

Deepfakes and Other AI-Generated Synthetic Media: What Should We Fear? What Can We Do? Sam Gregory, WITNESS. 

The Future of Neural Interfaces. Adam Berenzweig, CTRL-Labs. 

Emerging International Business Opportunities in Media Tech Innovation: Learn & Develop a Market Entry Plan. Sabela Garcia, Next Media Accelerator; Lina Timm, Media Lab Bayern. 

Build a VR Game in the Real World in an Hour. Christopher Mitchell, Geopipe.

10:30AM-12:00PM: MORNING SESSION 2

AI & Product Management. Clay Eltzroth, Bloomberg.  (Note: This workshop will end at 11:30AM)

Design Thinking for AI: ‘AI Sprint’. Alex Siegman and Kabir Seth, Dow Jones. 

RunwayML: Machine Learning for Everyone. Cristobal Valenzuela, NYU ITP; Alejandro Matamala, Runway. 

21st Century Customer Relationships, Value Propositions, and Pricing – a New Economics for Digital Services. Richard Reisman, Teleshuttle. 

1:00PM-2:30PM: AFTERNOON SESSION 1

Blockchain: Hype vs. Reality & Applications in Media. Vivian Schiller, Civil Foundation; Matthew Iles and Michael Young, Civil Media. Room #802

Remote Activation of NYC’s Largest Industrial Robot Through Interactive VR. Martin Orr and Cole Belmont, Pratt Institute, Consortium for Research & Robotics. 

Speculative Wearable Tech + Recycled Electronics. Kathleen McDermott, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Integrated Digital Media (IDM). 

Who Needs ARt-ificial Storytelling? Amir Baradaran, Columbia University Computer Graphics and User Interface Lab; Isolde Brielmaier, Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center. 

3:00PM-4:00PM: AFTERNOON SESSION 2

5G and the Rise of Dumb Machines. Joshua Ness and Cat Schmitz, Verizon 5G Labs. 

Fun Experiments with Video Analytics. Jacquilene Jacob, Nokia Bell Labs.

FAIRview: Responsible Video Summarization. Lora Aroyo, Professor in Computer Science, VU University Amsterdam and Visiting Scholar at Columbia University Data Science Institute.