Thursday, April 11, 2019 (9:30AM-12:30PM)
Building 22, Brooklyn Navy Yard | 3rd Floor
During the fall and spring semesters, faculty and student teams from across NYC Media Lab’s university consortium worked on emerging technology and immersive media prototyping projects in collaboration with the Lab’s member companies. To celebrate the recent prototyping and entrepreneurship innovation emerging from the Lab, the Spring 2019 Open House brought together engineers, designers, data scientists and creative technologists to show their demonstrations of new technologies and user experiences. Prototypes, research projects and startup demos were available throughout the event, and guests participated in a hands-on exploration of the future of media.
The event was hosted by RLab is the first city-funded VR/AR center in the country. Fueled by a $5.6 million investment by NYCEDC and MOME, RLab will support startups, talent development, research and innovation. When complete in 2019, RLab will house 16,500 square feet of co-working labs, classrooms, studios, and more on the third floor of Building 22 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
NYC Media Lab’s 2019 Spring Open House hosted over two dozen teams from across the Lab’s programs. To learn more about the participating teams, browse through our program pages below.
Using AI and computer vision to process raw video footage, a team from Columbia University built a structured database that contains comprehensive information about news and current events.
Teams of graduate students used immersive media and holographic technologies to advance customer service and troubleshooting for routers, modems and more.
With a goal to support access, culture and commerce, teams of designers and engineers worked with Havas to reimagine the transportation for commuters, businesses, and urban transit companies.
Working with journalists across AP, interaction designers from The School of Visual Arts brought the flight path of the Apollo 11 to life.
NYC Media Lab launched the XR Startup Bootcamp, an intensive, 12-week accelerator program with 10 early-stage startup teams focusing on XR and future interfaces.
Using new AR capabilities like multi-user gaming and geolocation, teams of graduate students worked to create immersive media and content inspired by A+Networks’ HISTORY brand.