The NYC Media Lab's Summit showcased scores of projects, including many developed by students and industry partners like Verizon and Viacom.
A virtual-reality game that requires you to solve the mystery of your own death.
A practical robot so simple even a four-year-old kid could use it.
An alarm clock that shares your annoyance at the G train being delayed … again.
These were just a few of the projects on display at the NYC Media Lab‘s summit last Thursday at Columbia University. The goal of the MetroTech-based Media Lab, backed by a consortium of the New York City Economic Development Corporation and a group of local universities, is to encourage greater collaboration between academia and local media companies. In the past year, it has developed 20 seed projects matching universities and companies and provided $250,000 in funding to universities, said Amy Chen, NYC Media Lab’s manager of partnerships.Read Complete Article