OCT 2020: Andrew Yang & Tristan Harris Summit 2020 sessions available online
OCT 2020: Andrew Yang & Tristan Harris Summit 2020 sessions available online We’ve created 3 YouTube playlists where you can watch Summit keynotes, panels, workshops, & demos View this email in your browser
The worlds of technology and media used to be defined silos in our world. But today, they’re inexorably linked in important and complicated ways. For those of you who joined our NYC Media Lab Summit 2020, thank you for taking the time and adding your voice to the community. With over 800 attendees, we’re proud of making a virtual event provocative and meaningful.
In this month’s newsletter, we share links to the content. News from our alum Geopipe, our ASCAP finalists, Andrew Yang’s fireside chat, and news from our partners and friends in the academic and technical world.
We appreciate you being part of our community — stay tuned for news about programs and opportunities in the weeks ahead.
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Steve@nycmedialab.org NEW & NOTEWORTHY ICYMI: Watch Your Favorite Sessions From the NYC Media Lab Summit 2020
We’re thrilled to report that the Oct 7–9 NYC Media Lab Summit 2020 was a huge success! A big thank you to our amazing keynotes, panelists, workshop leaders, demo expo presenters, and hundreds of attendees who joined us for three extraordinary days as we explored the future of media and tech in NYC and beyond.
In case you missed a session of interest, or want to rewatch a favorite workshop, we’ve created the following three YouTube playlists for easy access:
1) Full Videos Playlist: Watch Tristan Harris, Andrew Yang, and more from start to finish!
2) Short Clips Playlist: Pithy, social media-friendly soundbites from Nina Jankowicz, Vernon Reid, Trevor McFedries, and more. Feel free to share across your channels and tag us: @nycmedialab #BuildTheFuture2020
3) Expo Hall Demos Playlist: Didn’t have time to catch all 8 demos? Not to worry, they’re all featured here! NYCML Combine Alum Geopipe Wins $1 Million GENIUS NY Grand Prize
Major update: The Geopipe team — who was part of the 2017 NYC Media Lab Combine — has been named the grand prize winner of the GENIUS NY startup accelerator! The $1 million prize will help advance Geopipe’s mission to build the whole-Earth digital twin by using advanced AI to create immersive 3D models of the real world.
“The GENIUS NY competition is transforming the landscape of Central New York as it continues to attract the next generation of innovative entrepreneurs,” Governor Cuomo said, “The state’s continued investment in unmanned aerial system businesses is helping to ensure that New York remains the leader in this important industry and bringing quality jobs and growth to the Central New York region.” Congrats, Geopipe! Apply For the Columbia | IBM Launch Accelerator
Are you an early-stage team developing innovative applications in data transparency, big data, AI/ML, blockchain, cybersecurity, or a related field in deep tech? The Columbia | IBM Launch Accelerator provides unique tools to help you validate and launch your venture!
The program focuses on building and scaling successful early-stage companies through in-depth education, mentorship, and business model design. Admitted teams will receive stipends, and a subset of the graduate cohort will be awarded additional funding to further develop their ventures.
Check out the upcoming virtual info sessions to learn more:
- Thursday, October 22, 2–3pm ET
- Friday, November 13, 12–1pm ET
Ready to apply? Submit your application online by Friday, November 20 at 5pm ET. ASCAP Announces Finalists From NYC Media Lab Seed Project
NYCML partnered with ASCAP to sponsor an 11-week open university challenge for grad students and faculty in creative tech, music, and design. Five selected teams, all from NYU, engaged in early-stage R&D to explore new ways to create and experience music using emerging technologies such as spatial audio, computer vision, and machine learning tools for object detection.
The two finalists, CHILLER and MADD by Team MiDi, joined Grammy-winning guitarist and ASCAP Lab Artist in Residence Vernon Reid to present their music tech prototypes at the NYC Media Lab Summit on October 9.
“Collaborating with these five incredible university teams and seeing them apply their imagination and ingenuity to the ASCAP Lab Seed Project has been inspiring,” said Nick Lehman, ASCAP Chief Strategy and Digital Officer. Read the full story in Variety.
Don’t Miss Andrew Yang’s Hot Takes on the Data Dividend Project, Section 230, & More
Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang sat down with NYC Media Lab’s Steven Rosenbaum and Erica Matsumoto for a virtual fireside chat, and when it came to issues of data and privacy rights, he didn’t hold back.
From privacy policies and California’s Prop 24 to the Data Divided Project and Section 230, the Humanity Forward founder hopes to get people excited about data transparency. Senior editor Allison Schiff covered Andrew Yang’s Summit 2020 hot takes for Ad Exchanger. VIRTUAL EVENTS OCT 21–22: Knight Public Spaces Forum
Knight believes that public spaces play an essential role in fostering more informed and engaged communities.
The Knight Public Spaces Forum 2020 will focus on how leaders from across the country are pivoting their public spaces in response to the COVID-19 crisis, economic downturn, and the most recent wave of racial justice movements. Curated discussions at this year’s forum will explore several dimensions of public space, including:
- Leadership & decision-making
- Design & programming
- Cultivating equitable public spaces
- Leveraging technology in the public realm
Register for free. OCT 23: 9th Annual NYU Entrepreneur’s Festival
Join the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute at their virtual Entrepreneurs Festival where over 1,000 members of the NYU startup community come together.
This year’s inspiring speakers include some familiar names: Steve Kuyan from the Center for Responsible AI, Jade Kearney of She Matters, and Riley Jones from Join The Bloc. Free and paid tickets available. OCT 29: Social Media’s Role in the US Election
The 2016 US election made it clear that social media companies play a profound role in how voters are informed and influenced. What role should social media companies be playing in the upcoming US election?
Join All Tech Is Human for a timely and important discussion with two leading experts and your questions in this highly-interactive livestream conversation. Registration is free.
ENDING ON A HOPEFUL NOTE… Citizen Browser Project Audits the Algorithms of Disinformation
The Markup, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates how the world’s most powerful institutions use technology to reshape society, announced the development of The Citizen Browser Project — an initiative designed to measure how disinformation travels across social media platforms over time.
At the center of The Citizen Browser Project is a custom web browser designed by The Markup to audit the algorithms that social media platforms use to determine what information they serve their users, what news and narratives are amplified or suppressed, and which online communities those users are encouraged to join. Initially, the browser will be implemented to glean data from Facebook and YouTube. Read more about the project and sign up for updates on what they uncover.
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