NYC Media Lab 2016

The NYC Media Lab cultivates a community that creates technological momentum.

NYC Media Lab/16 kicked off their summit, #NYCML16, at Columbia University. Jim Bankoff, Chairman and CEO of Vox Media, spoke to a young and inspired audience on how storytelling has been the cornerstone of all of Vox’s 8 media brands, which are read by more than 170MM unique monthly visitors (785MM total monthly content views, on and off platform).

Justin Hendrix, Executive Director of the NYC Media Lab, kept the day engaging as emcee and moderator. Much of the day focused around Virtual (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) and its technological momentum to achieve critical mass. There were 11 interactive workshops, spanning from hands-on technology demonstrations to educational and collaborative discussions, including Deep learning & Media and the use of 360 video in journalism.

FFTV_Twitter_NYCML16Emily Bell, Founding Director of the Tow Center for Journalism at the Columbia University Journalism School, gave the closing keynote. Emily’s quick British wit and humor was amplified by her deep knowledge of the digital journalism ecosystem. Emily also serves as the  chair of the Worlds Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council on social media.

These top accelerator leaders @kagisobond @jakezim @AdaoraUdoji @justinhendrix and Ken Perlin, New York University Professor of Computer Science, joined together to discussed the future of VR in a panel “VR: The Next 3 Years”.

Is 2018 the year of VR? Maybe the 2020 U.S. Presidential Debates will be available in VR!

NYC Media Lab connects university researchers and NYC’s media tech companies to create a new community of digital media & tech innovators in New York City.

With 18+ corporate partners such as, Bloomberg, MLBAM, and Verizon and leaders such as Kai Bond, Samsung Accelerator NY General Manager and Francesco Marconi, Associated Press Strategy Manager, students, entrepreneurs and even seasoned professionals have access to some of the most experienced corporate networks to cultivate strong business relationships with a path to success.

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NYC Media Lab cultivates a community that includes the city’s leading media, technology and telecom companies, startups, venture capitalists, and the academic community to create an open innovation ecosystem.

Corporate Members sponsor the Lab’s programs, engage in projects with university faculty and students, and mentor Combine startup teams.

This year NYC Media Lab celebrates its sixth birthday. A public-private partnership seeded by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, NYC Media Lab is a consortium of participating universities including Columbia, NYU, The New School, CUNY, IESE, and the School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute. Initially funded by a contribution from Time Warner Cable, NYC Media Lab is now supported by corporate sponsors and members from around the globe.

A welcome international partner, Taiwan Startup Stadium, was on site with 10+ startups demonstrating their ready to market products. The #TaiwanRocks Tour showcases some of Taiwanese’s best VR, IOT, and other mobile startup ready to bring their products to the globe.

Want to be part of the industry, come see the NYC Media Lab’s next event:

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This week 13th Edition of New York Advertising Week, September 26th to 30th 2016, the brightest leaders from the marketing and entertainment industry join together in New York to share their visions, passions, and practices. Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality will be at the top of conversation!




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