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NYC Media Lab Annual Summit

NYC Media Lab

Friday, September 19, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

New York, NY

NYC Media Lab Annual Summit

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General Admission: All Day
$20 suggested contribution, which covers the cost of food. Include a contribution of $75 or more to receive recognition as a "Benefactor" in the Summit program.
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NEW LOCATION: John L. Tishman Auditorium at The New School University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue (at 13th Street)

Save the date for NYC Media Lab's Annual Summit, a snapshot of the best thinking, projects, and talent in digital media across the City’s universities.

This is an opportunity for media executives, technologists, and decision makers to see university prototypes and demonstrations that explore interesting technologies and applications related to digital media and communications, encompassing data, video, mobile, interfaces, and interactive design.

Representatives from NYC Media Lab corporate members, NYC startups, and tech companies will participate. Corporate members include AT&T, ESPN, HBO, Hearst Corporation, MLB Advanced Media, NBCUniversal, News Corp, Publicis Groupe, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

JON ORINGER

Founder & CEO, Shutterstock 

DR. GENEVIEVE BELL

Vice President and Intel Fellow, Intel Labs
Director, User Experience Research



THE DEMO LINEUP


200 Years of Manhattan
Salem Almansoori, MPS, NYU ITP
An interactive visualization of the progress of Manhattan’s population/architectural sprawl since the 1800s to the present day

AICER: an Assistive Image Comment Robot That Automatically Suggests Comments for Social Media Photos
Taikun Karen Liu, MS student, and Shih-Fu Chang, Professor, Columbia University
AICER improves user experience with social media photos by automatically suggesting comments relevant to depicted emotions in the photos

AngularJS Embed.ly Library
Sarah Green, BA Computer Science, Columbia College
An open-source JavaScript library for AngularJS web applications to interact with the Embed.ly API, a rich media embedding service

Application-Aware Routing Platform Using SDN
Kyung-Hwa Kim and Hyunwoo Nam, PhD, Columbia Engineering
An application-aware routing platform using software-defined networking

Arcosanti
Mandy Morrison, Visiting Professor, Pratt Institute; Digital Arts Educator, CRC NYC Parks Department
4-channel performative video using graphics/text in an experimental town with goals of integrating urban social interaction with natural systems

Augmented Skirt
Birce Ozkan, MFA Design and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design
A smart and fashionable piece featuring the technology of a navigational instrument

Binary Pattern Generator
Brendan Byrne, MFA Design and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design and Matthew Romein, MPS, NYU ITP
A system of modules that process digital signals to create visual and musical patterns

Carrier Pigeon
Hanbyul Jo, MPS, NYU ITP
Mobile messenger that reflects real location of sender and receiver. The pigeon takes your message and flies at its speed to deliver it

CityBeat
Raz Schwartz, Post Doc Researcher, Cornell Tech


A multi-platform application for newsrooms and journalists that sources, monitors and analyzes hyper-local information from multiple social media platforms in real time

CitiBike Rebalancing Study
Juan Francisco Saldarriaga, Research Scholar, Spatial Information Design Lab, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
A series of visualizations that study CitiBike's rebalancing problems and serve as a starting point for further analysis

Columbia News Rover
Joseph Ellis and Daniel Morozoff-Abezgauz, PhD Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
An automatic system linking news from 100 broadcast TV channels to Wiki events and summarizing who speaks on what topics in real time

The Daily Pundit
Chris Aston, BA Economics, and Billy Shaw Susanto, BA Economics & Computer Science, NYU College of Arts and Sciences
A Q&A-driven news platform & app designed for you to ask, answer, & track questions on the most important daily news stories

Design at the Threshold
Diego Zaks, MFA Communications Design, Pratt Institute
Practical exploration on how designers construct meaning in a personal & experiential way by repurposing and misusing existing technology

DesignedIn
Shahrouz Varshabi, MFA Design and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design
An exclusive community of design students, alumni, faculty & employers coming together to learn, teach and work on real-world projects

Detecting Foodborne Disease Outbreaks Using Social Media
Fotis Psallidas, PhD Computer Science, Columbia Engineering
Using social media to help detect foodborne disease outbreaks originating in NYC restaurants

Digital DNA
Betty Quinn, MFA Design and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design
A visualization exploring the intersection between our digital and physical identity

Digital Interfaces: Structuring Fluid Territories
Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, Associate Professor Adjunct, The Cooper Union School of Architecture
Students studied landscape-urbanism strategies for the systems of bays, rivers, shores and ports that surround New York City through computer simulations

Digital Media Annotation Tool
Alex Todaro, MFA Interaction Design, SVA
Web app that allows for easy collaborative annotation and tagging of social media for research, visualization, and analytics

Dow Jones LightBoard
Nicholas Breeser, BE Mechanical Engineering; Olivia Glennon, BFA Art; Tyler Paige, BFA Art; and Andrew Rehayem, BE Computer Engineering, The Cooper Union
LightBoard is a 30ft tall breaking news headline board, interactive game platform, and proof of concept located in the Dow Jones midtown office

Duration
Fabiola Einhorn and Roula Gholmieh, MFA Design and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design
A self-contained object to explore the ways in which time and space is relative

Excavation
Betty Quinn, MFA Design and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design
An interactive work where the audience can explore deeper levels of seemingly ordinary images, accessing otherwise unattainable experiences

Fish In the Hewitt
Kyle Greenberg and Kelly Saxton, MPS, NYU ITP
An interactive experience that allows viewers to fish around in the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum’s digital collection

Flicker Effect
David Muñoz, BFA Studio Art, NYU
How to animate a still image

For My Own Good? A Data Visualization on Internet Censorship
Peiying Feng, MFA Design and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design
An interactive data visualization, created using Processing, depicting 500 randomly chosen sites that have been blocked by the Great Firewall of China

Four Broken Hearts
Lucy Matchett, Muhammad Babar Suleman, and Alex Tosti, MFA Design and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design
Four Broken Hearts is a transmedia storytelling project encompassing film, live performances, location-based experiences, and social media

Gametron 7000
Joshua Knowles, Adjunct Professor, NYU ITP
A collaborative platform that allows anyone to make simple games

Gemini
Atlas Chen and Nick Zhang, MFA Game Design, NYU Tisch
A poetic video game about a journey of two stars and an artistic expression of personal values and beliefs about life and human relationships

Gistly
Alex Vlachokostas, PhD Electrical Engineering, City College of City University of New York
Offers online purchasers a single glance visual overview of hundreds of reviews per product

Go Baller
Chris Dell, MA Entrepreneurial Journalism and 2014 Tow-Knight Fellow, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Go Baller is a social discovery app for sports fans. We collect the most viral sports content on social media and personalize it for each user

Golden Throne
Birce Ozkan, MFA Design and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design
An interactive object that raises awareness about the effects of the “American Dream” in the contemporary individual

GreenKids Media
Justin Chua, BS Advertising; Niket Patel, MBA Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations; and Lynn Rogoff, Professor, New York Institute of Technology
GreenKids is a 3D adventure in finding, saving, and connecting with endangered species globally. Virtual habitat reconstruction possibilities open to save species

Guide
Diana Freed and Claire Volpe, MPS, NYU ITP; Michelle Penso, MS Occupational Therapy, NYU Steinhardt; and Nikki Zeichner, MS Integrated Digital Media, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
Assistive device that enables individuals to improve upper extremity function, range of motion and posture. Provides tonal feedback, transmits and saves data

InfoScribe
Aram Chung, Dual Degree MS Student, Computer Science and Journalism, and Madeline Ross, MS Digital Communication and Multimedia, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
A crowd-sourcing platform that lets audiences contribute to investigative journalism by transcribing data trapped in PDFs

Interface for Smart Watch
Kai Cheng, MFA Design and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design
Smart watch to solve everyday problems; includes headphones, A/C control, workout function, and navigation

The Library Project
Annelie Berner, Associate Research Scholar, Spatial Information Design Lab, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Exploring possible ways to browse digital library collections and learn about how networks of knowledge are created across the Columbia University community

Luca The Robot
Parviz Kermani, Professor, Guttman Community College, CUNY
Luca is a robot of Lego parts and its own computer which self-navigates over a colored path. Built by two freshmen, G. Javodova and A. Lopez, and IT Professor Kermani

Mobile Decoy Applications
Yuan Jochen Kang, PhD Computer Security, Columbia Engineering
Decoy apps trap unauthorized users of a mobile phone, take a picture of the thief and lock the phone to prevent the loss of sensitive data

New Learning Times
Mason Hooten, Associate Product Manager; Manav Malhotra, Product Manager; and Kate Meersschaert and Brian Sweeting, Innovation Fellows,Mason Hooten, Associate Product Manager; Manav Malhotra, Product Manager; and Kate Meersschaert and Brian Sweeting, Innovation Fellows, Teachers College Columbia University
NewLearningTimes.com is a daily multimedia publication covering innovations in learning and the forces shaping the future of education

NYC Taxi Viz
Emily McAllister, MBA, and Geng Tan, MBA, Cornell Tech
An interactive data visualization using 170 million taxi rides to predict which is the best intersection to walk and grab a cab

Oral Perspectives
Alec McClure, MFA Design and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design
VR experience in which one undergoes a series of situations that are both absurd and everyday from the inside of a mouth

Our Air
Sam Thurman, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Yuchen Zhang, MFA Design and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design
A data visualization to help viewers understand the ebb and flow of air pollution in China

Out, a Coming Out App
Eddie Chen, MS Integrated Digital Media, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
An app that aims to make coming out safer and more accessible for LGBT people through modern applications of data and technology

Paper Mirror
Enrica Beccalli, MFA Design and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design
Technology virtualizes our traditional world: this project investigates new relations between traditional objects and new technologies

Parole Hearing Data Project
Nikki Zeichner, MS Integrated Digital Media, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
Making diverse records related to Parole Hearings in New York State open and usable for criminal justice research and policy-making

Past & Present
Owen Herterich, MFA Design and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design
An experiential web app that explores the intersection between the past and present through the fusion of nostalgia and data

Pelada
Apon Palanuwech and Gabriel Gianordoli, MFA Design and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design
With playfulness in mind, Pelada is a web-based multiplayer football game that allows countless players to come join the game at the same point using their smartphone

The Penis Wall
Peiqi Su, Resident Researcher, NYU ITP
This kinetic sculpture consists of 81 erectable penises that dance to a music, or respond to either a viewer's movements or to realtime movements in the stock market

Public Interactives
Anne Balsamo, Dean and Professor; Josephine Holtzman, MA Media Studies; Ateqa Khaki, MA Communication and Media Studies; and Dale MacDonald, Director of Creative Technologies, School of Media Studies, The New School
Hands-on interaction with the AIDS Memorial Quilt and post-Sandy in the Far Rockaways

Rabbit Hole
Laura Juo-Hsin Chen, MPS, NYU ITP
Web-based emotion exploration game, wandering through different feelings down the rabbit hole

Sensory Sound Objects
Ezgi Ucar, MFA Design and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design
A series of objects converting Braille into music, giving users a different point of view of their communication tools and perception abilities

Shakehands
Tobias Anger, Alex Chassin, and Carolyna De Laurentiis, MBA, NYU Stern
Enabling bluetooth low energy and ibeacon technology, Shakehands-App allows you to make online social connections simply by shaking hands with one other

SideProjects
Houtan Fanisalek and Ken Kruger, MS, Columbia Engineering
A movement detection framework for mobile devices that can be used to detect exercise and dance moves

SINNET: Extracting Social Networks from Text
Apoorv Agarwal, PhD Computer Science, Columbia Engineering
SINNET is a system that extracts a social network from narrative text, such as newspaper articles or literature. It displays the extracted network as a graph

SlashDash
Adnan Agha, BFA Game Design and Filmmaking, and Alexandre Gresh, BFA Recorded Music, NYU Tisch
A top-down Capture the Flag video game for 2 teams of badass ninjas

SocialEffort
Danielle Leong, BS Mechanical Engineering, and Alim Williams, BS Business and Technology Management, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
A plot form to enable the measurement and monitoring of the giving community

Sound Necklace
Ezgi Ucar, MFA Design and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design
Bringing fun and playfulness into an everyday object: a necklace that makes sounds

Streamfully
Paul Pangaro, Faculty, SVA
Changing how users interact with digital content by enabling deep personalization and real-time hyperlinking across the web

Streamloading
Amir Hosseini, PhD, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
A novel video streaming scheme, which provides mobile users in wireless networks with high quality video at a low cost

Sunburn!
Aaron Freedman, Diego Garcia, & Toni Pizza, MFA Game Design, NYU Tisch
A charmingly dark planet-hopping iOS game

Swyft Media
Grant Long and Kevin Middleton, Swyft Media, an NYU Incubator company
A turn-key solution for brands looking to distribute their digital content through mobile social messaging and for mobile platforms looking to better engage and monetize their users

take ctrl
Enrica Beccalli and Roula Gholmieh, MFA Design and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design
An interactive installation that creates a link between brainwave biometrics and data

Th_s Lan_ Is Yo_r L_nd
Karl Ward, MPS NYU ITP
Music/map/public data mashup, exploring US child poverty rates with music and sound instead of words and charts

Turbine
David Lobser, Research Assistant, NYU ITP
A story about moths told via a web-based, 3D, parametric modeling and animation tool

Tuzag Anonymous Tailored Advertising System
Dave Bulger, Newhouse School at Syracuse University
A system for creating & delivering individually tailored ads without exposing consumer data to advertisers

Univate PBC
Ramzi Abdoch and Jide Adebayo, Columbia University
Univate.co is an intra-university online service for innovation management and micro-feedback

Vialogues
Mason Hooten, Associate Product Manager; Manav Malhotra, Product Manager; and Kate Meersschaert and Brian Sweeting, Innovation Fellows, Teachers College Columbia University
Vialogues.com supports focused, annotated discussions around video. Designed by researchers & educators at EdLab, for 21st century learning

VIBu - Virtual Teams in International Business
Jeffrey Younger, Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU Stern
A real-time business simulation linking university students across countries and cultures in an immersive manufacturing, negotiation and sales environment

Wearable Sensorial Diary
Birce Ozkan, Niki Selken, Ezgi Ucar, and Enrica Beccali, MFA Design and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design
A diary prototype that captures and shares tastes, scents, and sounds with a simple movement or just by leaning in for a hug with a friend

WordsEye
Bob Coyne, PhD Computer Science, Columbia Engineering
WordsEye is a web and mobile tool that allows its users to create rendered 3D scenes by describing them in natural language

WrapGenius
Sam Slover, Resident Researcher, NYU ITP
A personal journey into better food labeling

 
 

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John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center
The New School
63 Fifth Avenue (at 13th Street)
New York, NY

Friday, September 19, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)


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NYC Media Lab connects technologists in digital media and technology companies with bright minds in New York City's universities in order to drive innovation and talent development. A public-private partnership launched by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Columbia University and New York University, the Lab hosts events and seeds projects to foster collaboration across a range of disciplines core to the future of media.

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