What’s to Come in June at the NYC Media Lab

What’s to Come in June at the NYC Media Lab Happy Pride month, as well as the celebration of Juneteenth. View this email in your browser

With the start of a new month, we have plenty of exciting news to share from the Media Lab. The selected participants for the Verizon $1M Museum Initiative are live. A new experience at Arcadia Earth has launched, as well as plenty more to catch up on in the media and tech world.

We want to wish everyone a Happy Pride month, as well as the celebration of Juneteenth. NYU has provided plenty of ways to participate, including the March with NYU at the 2022 NYC Pride March, a Paint and Sip event to celebrate Juneteenth, and more!

The NYC Media Lab Team
media_lab@nyu.edu MEMBER HIGHLIGHT: ASCAP

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), who have been members with the Media Lab since 2019, are currently implementing an innovative challenge with us called “Music in the Metaverse.” This challenge explores a range of concepts demonstrating inventive ways for artists to create music, engage with fans, and reconceptualize how we interact with sound in virtual worlds & online platforms.

As a not-for-profit organization, ASCAP’s mission is to ensure that its music creator and publisher members flourish with the businesses that use their music. They are a pioneer in performance royalties, service, and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization both owned and governed by its writer and publisher members.

ASCAP challenge PROGRAM UPDATES

VERIZON AND NYC MEDIA LAB ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF THE $1M MUSEUM INITIATIVE

On May 19th, Verizon and NYC Media Lab announced the winners of the $1M Museum Initiative — a nationwide open call for museums and cultural institutions to develop and offer new immersive educational content available to all educators on the Verizon Innovative Learning HQ portal. The winning institutions include:

  • Belle Isle Conservancy, Detroit, MI
  • Children’s Creativity Museum, San Francisco, CA
  • Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ
  • Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
  • Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), Brooklyn, NY
  • Ocean Institute, Dana Point, CA
  • San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art, San Diego, CA
  • Providence Children’s Museum, Providence, RI
  • The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA

These institutions were selected for their unique ability to creatively enhance Verizon Innovative Learning App content in a way that is accessible to students and educators no matter where they are. The educational topics covered within the winning applicants’ curricula are intended to reflect a broad range of possibilities to support teachers, improve educational outcomes, and increase student engagement.

$1M Musuem Initiative AI & LOCAL NEWS DEMO DAY 2022

Congrats to the five AI & Local News Challenge teams that presented their projects at Demo Day on May 19. The five teams–Information Tracer, Localizer, Overtone, SimPPL, and Social Fabric for Publishers–spent the first half of 2022 developing their applications in artificial intelligence, automation, story pipelines, curation, social media, and misinformation. Our Challenge teams were joined by a panel of local news experts for feedback.
Meet the teams TEAM HIGHLIGHT VERIZON — ARCADIA EARTH EXPERIENCE

Arcadia Earth, the environmental storytelling platform that’s intended to inform, inspire, and activate the community to positively impact the planet, has a new experience to offer. Called “Arcadia Lens,” this enhanced action allows you to interact with 3D holograms, explore enveloping art installations, and more.
Arcadia Lens Enhanced Experience COMMUNITY EVENTS COMPUTATION + JOURNALISM CONFERENCE

The 2022 Computation + Journalism Conference will take place from June 9–11 at Columbia University by the Brown Institute for Media Innovation. If you would prefer to attend online, you can do so as well, as this year’s meeting will be hybrid.

The Computation + Journalism Conference (C + J) is a place where journalists and researchers interact to investigate innovative practices that serve the public for the better. For C + J 2022, an expansive view of the term “researchers” will be explored, including the traditional audience of computing, data and social scientists, artists and digital humanities scholars, historians, and more.

Computation + Journalism Conference NYC PRIDE 2022

NYU and NYU Langone Health will march alongside each other in the NYC 2022 Pride March on Sunday, June 26th. NYU has an extensive history of being a trailblazer of the LGBTQ civil rights movement and has been a presence at many past NYC Pride marches. LGBTQ+ and ally students, faculty, staff and administrators, and alumni within the NYU and NYU Langone Health community are invited to march along at this inclusive and celebratory event.
March With NYU at NYC Pride 2022 PAINT AND SIP — A CELEBRATION OF JUNETEENTH

The Office of Inclusive Excellence invites the community members of NYU Tandon to join them in celebrating Juneteenth with a Paint and Sip Live event on June 16th at 4pm. This informative event will provide the community with the chance to learn more about this historic celebration, interact with other community members, sip, dance, laugh, and create a memorable piece of art.

Photo credit: Austin History Center
Paint and Sip GET IN TOUCH

Are you a member, or would like like to connect and learn more about Media Lab membership? Reach out to Aubrey Hays, Director of Membership, at aubrey.hays@nyu.edu

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