Havas Fellowship: Prototyping the Augmented Island

Prototyping the Augmented Island: Historical Storytelling for Visitors

A landmark in the harbor, Governors Island is a beloved destination for art, culture and recreation, with historic buildings and an extraordinary park. It’s just 800 yards from lower Manhattan and even closer to Brooklyn. For almost two centuries, the Island was closed to the public, operating as a military base for the U.S. Army, and later, the Coast Guard.

In partnership with NYC Media Lab and Havas, the global media and communications agency, Governors Island will offer its public space for a prototyping project for NYC graduate students. The project will support a fellowship cohort to produce creative and experimental prototypes for storytelling about the history, landmarks and landscapes on Governors Island.

NYC graduate students are encouraged to submit their ideas for producing prototypes that will enable immersive and story-driven experiences for Governors Island visitors. Applicants should consider machine learning and artificial intelligence-powered chatbots, wearable technologies, virtual and augmented reality experiences, and more. Applicants should also consider making use of NYC open data for these prototypes.

The cohort of selected graduate students will be named Havas Fellows and will be awarded $5,000 each.

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Questions about this fellowship?

Contact: Amy Chen, Manager of Partnerships at NYC Media Lab amy.chen[at]nycmedialab.org