A+E Networks Mobile AR Prototyping Fellowship: 1968, the Year that Changed America

A+E Networks Mobile AR Prototyping Fellowship: 1968, the Year that Changed America

In 2018, NYC Media Lab presents the A+E Networks Mobile Augmented Reality Prototyping Fellowship focused on 1968, the Year that Changed America.

HISTORY, part of A+E Networks, seeks to support NYC-based graduate students in a cohort-based fellowship program that will run in early 2018. The fellowship is intended for individual contributors or teams of no more than three students, who are experienced and capable in rapid prototyping (coding, visual design and user experience) in augmented reality environments. The focus for experimentation will be ARKit for Apple iPhones and ARCore for Android phones.

Havas Fellowship: Prototyping the Augmented Island

Havas Fellowship: Prototyping the Augmented Island

A landmark in the harbor, Governors Island is New York’s shared space for art and play. In partnership with NYC Media Lab and Havas, Governors Island will offer its public space to NYC graduate students. The project will support a cohort to produce prototypes for telling the story of its landscape, landmarks, and history.

NBCUniversal Social Hack

NBCUniversal Social Hack

Developers, designers and data scientists are invited to apply their skills to help prototype solutions for real-world problems at the NBCUniversal Social Hack. NBCUniversal believes innovation is good for communities. By supporting nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, and community organizations, and by using the power of media and technology to benefit the communities we serve, we can help solve important social issues.

Audible Metadata Prototyping Project

Audible engineers working with NYC university graduate students.

Audible engineers working with NYC university graduate students.

Summer 2017 opportunity!

NYC Media Lab is seeking a NYC-based university data science faculty member who can lead a group of 2-4 graduate students to complete a software engineering/data science project with Audible over the summer in 2017. The project budget is $25,000. The project will focus on experimenting with metadata extraction from a book’s manuscript. The goal will be to extract named entities such as location references, companies or characters. The expected final deliverable is a presentation from the project team, including demonstration of a prototype and documentation of the prototype.

Project research questions:

  • How can we enhance the Audible customer’s experience with overlays of metadata and contextual information from the book he/she is listening to?
  • Given a dataset from a single book, how can we experiment with different data science tools and methods to extract metadata and derive annotations that an Audible customer will enjoy? What current tools and technologies can we use to develop a prototype and demonstrate a use case for an Audible customer?
  • Once the metadata is extracted and the annotations are derived, how can we relate this information to personalization and recommendation technologies?

Email Amy Chen at amy.chen@nycmedialab.org for more details about this opportunity. 

Viacom VR Summer Fellowship 2017

Viacom VR Summer Fellowship 2017

This summer 2017, NYC Media Lab presents the second annual Viacom VR Fellowship in collaboration with Viacom NEXT. Virtual reality is a new medium that draws from the best of many disciplines and techniques, for example: art, engineering, animation, and game design. This Fellowship is for those who treat VR like the new mish-mash medium that it is and those who are eager to challenge themselves about what works best for them when using this medium.

Research Project: Non-Entertainment Augmented Reality

Research Project: Non-Entertainment Augmented Reality

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.