In partnership with Hearst Ventures, NYC Media Lab will manage a market research project for current MBA students at NYC universities. The goal is to focus on forecasting how augmented reality technology will be applied in enterprises across a range of verticals such as finance, healthcare, retail and commerce, manufacturing and logistics.
In partnership with Bloomberg and Lampix, NYC Media Lab will present a fellowship opportunity for current NYC graduate students working in design and engineering. The fellowship will support a rapid prototyping process, in which fellows will create live demonstrations using augmented reality technology (AR).
The hackathon gathered teams to build hybrid multimedia experiences and applications that explore the opportunity for sports content consumption, interaction and engagement. Areas for exploration included: VR, AR, predictive algorithms, machine learning, data visualization storytelling, projection mapping, livestream video, 3D modelling, game design, animation, and wearable technologies.
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.
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.