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Thursday, May 5 • 1:25pm - 2:25pm
Signals from NYC Creative Tech R&D Labs & Studios: What’s Trending and What’s on the Horizon?

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NYC has an enormous talent pool of creative technologists. Research, design and prototyping training grounds such as Parsons School of Design, School of Visual Arts and Eyebeam exemplify the diverse types of creative tech programs where artists, designers, and makers collaborate across disciplines and ideate on concepts and experiences for the future. For this panel, Katherine Moriwaki, Hsiang Chin Moe and Erica Kermani will share insights from what they see day-to-day on-the-ground and their labs and studios. Through learning what students, researchers and professional artists are focusing on, the audience will gain an understanding of what’s trending now and what’s coming up next for the direction of creative technology projects brewing in NYC.

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Amy Chen

Seed Project Manager, NYC Media Lab
- economic development for NYC via growth of the media/tech industry - university labs and media/tech companies' R&D departments collaborating - cross-sector partnerships in projects involving students, faculty and executives
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Erica Kermani

Director of Community Engagement, Eyebeam
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Hsiang Chin Moe

Director of Operations, School of Visual Arts, MFA Computer Art
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Katherine Moriwaki

Director of MFA Design + Technology, Parsons the New School for Design

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School of Visual Arts

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for more than six decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, a dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and... Read More →
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Parsons the New School for Design

The New School is a legendary university in New York City offering degree and nondegree programs in design, social sciences, liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. Founded in 1919 by progressive educators, The New School aspired to be everything the “old school” was not—open... Read More →


Eyebeam is the leading not-for-profit art and technology center in the United States. Founded in 1997, Eyebeam was conceived as a non-profit art and technology center dedicated to exposing broad and diverse audiences to new technologies and media arts, while simultaneously establishing... Read More →
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NYC Media Lab

NYC Media Lab connects technologists in digital media and technology companies with 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... Read More →

Thursday May 5, 2016 1:25pm - 2:25pm EDT