NYC Media Lab collaborated with Viacom’s New Experience Team (NEXT) for the Viacom Virtual Reality Fellowship that took place in summer 2016. Viacom NEXT, led by Chaki Ng, with Rob Ruffler and David Liu, is focusing intensely on VR. The Fellowship was a way to foster a sharing of techniques with young talent from local NYC universities where there is tremendous interest and enthusiasm for rapid prototyping in VR.
In collaboration with NYU Courant and NYU Center for Data Science, Hearst is exploring the promise of automation by using new tools, ranging from natural language processing to artificial intelligence to computer vision techniques and automatic image annotation.
In the fall of 2016 and spring of 2017, NYC Media Lab and MLBAM will explore the future of sports media in a series of meetups culminating in a hackathon for designers, developers and engineers in New York City. With an emphasis on virtual and augmented reality, data visualization and experiments in new multimedia experiences, this program will seek to foster connections across New York City’s universities and drive prototyping activity.
In partnership with Verizon Open Innovation, NYC Media Lab executed the Verizon Connect Futures Research & Prototyping Challenge which propelled the development of new media and technology projects from universities across New York City. The Challenge linked students and faculty with industry experts.