City Tech’s COMD Futures Collaboratory, conceived by Prof. Jenna Spevack to support faculty and student research in emerging technologies, will continue to collaborate with Membit co-founder and CEO Jay Van Buren to engage COMD students and faculty in augmented reality research and academic projects.
Say Their Names NYC
This fall, we are looking for students to work with Membit as ambassadors to the Say Their Names NYC memorial project, a digital AR monument remembering 200 African Americans killed by police brutality and racist violence, which runs from Sept 16 – Oct 15 in Central Park.
Students at all levels with skills/interests in storyboarding, image editing, 3D modeling, video editing, experience design, or just an interest in augmented reality are welcome to participate.
Students are encouraged but not required to participate via the Emerging Scholars Program, which provides a $500 stipend for full-time students and a $250 stipend for part-time students for conducting research with a faculty member. First-year students receive additional funding through the Robinhood Foundation Grant.
In Spring 2022, Emerging Scholars students worked on several exciting AR projects, including artist Richard Humann’s “Ascension” on the High Line, “Eggventure,” a promotional virtual Easter Egg Hunt at the Shops at Hudson Yards, and “WELCOME TO COMD,” an AR introduction to the COMD Department for prospective students.
If you know a student who might be interested in this initiative, please send an email to Prof. Jenna Spevack, or use the contact form on this site.