Viacom Virtual Reality Fellowship

Viacom Virtual Reality Fellowship

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.

Verizon Connected Futures

Verizon Connected Futures

In 2015-2016, Verizon awarded $250,000 to NYC university teams for research and prototyping projects focusing on connected devices and hardware, journalism, and virtual reality. Fourteen projects from faculty, researchers and students from Columbia University, Cornell Tech, The New School, New York University and Pratt Institute were selected to participate in the program.

The Press Play Project

The Press Play Project

For the Press Play project, ESPN sought out a team of researchers that could evaluate and deliver prototypes aimed at improving the mobile experience for watching ESPN videos on ESPN.com, with the ultimate goal of getting sports fans to “press play.