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.
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. The focus for experimentation will be ARKit for Apple iPhones and ARCore for Android phones.
In collaboration with the NYU Ability Project, graduate students conducted research centered around improving the accessibility of Charter/Spectrum’s home entertainment products and services. A user-centered approach was embraced to identify user pain points and develop solutions that meet their needs.
In a hackathon organized by NBCUniversal and NYC Media Lab, over 2 dozen teams worked across 2 prototyping tracks to help design technology solutions for real-world problems. 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.
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.