NYC Media Lab’s Annual Summit

Thursday, September 26 (8:30AM-5PM)
New York City College of Technology (CUNY) & NYU Tandon School of Engineering in Downtown Brooklyn



NYCML'19 is a snapshot of the best thinking, projects and talent from across the City's industry and university ecosystem. Through thought-provoking discussions, hands-on workshops, and 100 innovative demos, attendees will consider pressing issues related to digital media innovation.



New York City College of Technology (CUNY)

Mainstage Program:

Industry Keynotes and Discussions

R&D Showcase and Presentations

Special Announcements



CUNY & NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Interactive Program:

Demo Expo: 100 Prototypes on View

Hands-On Workshops

Startup Pavilion

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Presentations: R&D Showcase

Explore cutting-edge developments in computer vision, machine learning, virtual reality, 5G, accessible technology and more. In this session, faculty and student representatives will present and demo the projects, prototypes and startups they've developed with NYC Media Lab in the 2018-19 season.

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Innovation Panel: Media 2030

What trends will dominate media and technology by 2030, and how will they impact our lives? Speakers joining this panel include:

Yaël Eisenstat, Policy Advisor, Center for Humane Technology

R. Luke DuBois, Co-Director & Associate Professor, NYU Tandon School of Engineering Integrated Digital Media (IDM)

Desmond Upton Patton, Associate Professor of Social Work and Associate Dean of Curriculum Innovation and Academic Affairs, Columbia University

Justin Hendrix, Executive Director, NYC Media Lab

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Keynote: Heidi Boisvert

Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Technologies, New York City College of Technology (CUNY)

Heidi Boisvert is a new media artist, experience designer, creative technologist, researcher and writer who creates groundbreaking interactive, AR and transmedia gaming and storytelling experiences. Her work encompasses large-scale, networked performances in dance and theatre using bio-expressive technology. Her work is rooted in social change and social practices.

Heidi’s NYCML’19 Keynote will detail her developments in building the Limbic Lab, an open-source biometric lab and AI system. The Lab captures the brain and body’s response and adaptation to media and technology, and uses machine learning to automate media production processes. It’s goal is to help enable NGOs, cultural and educational organizations to create more impactful media.

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Founder, An[0]ther {AI} in Art
Arts-Based Adjunct Researcher, Columbia University

Amir Baradaran is an Artificial ARtist, adjunct instructor and arts-based researcher at Columbia University. He is the founder of iBEGOO, a software democratizing the creation of AI-enabled Augmented Reality experiences.

Amir’s NYCML’19 Keynote on AI, art, and technology will discuss a radical vision of the future, one where artists and technologists work together toward an equitable use of AI within the art world for the betterment of all.


Screening: The Great Hack, A Netflix original documentary

You don't have to be an NYCML'19 ticket holder to attend! Free registration is open here.
This documentary explores how a data company named Cambridge Analytica came to symbolise the dark side of social media in the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The New School’s David Carroll is featured throughout the film, and will join the screening for a discussion with NYC Media Lab’s Justin Hendrix.


NYCML’19 In Numbers

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Reasons to Attend


network with leaders in media & Technology innovation

From spatial computing to data science, leading executives, researchers, and entrepreneurs will convene to discuss the latest R&D trends. Meet like-minded peers for conversations and discussions.


interact with next-generation prototypes

A science fair-style Demo Expo of 100 emerging technology projects will be on view for open experimentation. Explore what’s next for VR, AR, AI, machine learning, voice, blockchain and more.


explore what’s in market

In a pitch session and startup pavilion, entrepreneurs will share core technologies and research that span a diverse range of industry applications and use cases.


Learn the latest tools & applications

Led by technologists, hands-on workshops offer attendees the opportunity to gain experience with new technology trends in an educational setting.

NYC Media Lab is proud to host NYCML’19 across several locations in Downtown Brooklyn, including spaces at:



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