In Fall 2022, City Tech’s COMD Futures Collaboratory, conceived by Prof. Jenna Spevack to support faculty and student research in emerging technologies, collaborated with Membit co-founder and CEO Jay Van Buren.

COMD Futures Emerging Scholars worked on the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art’s “Say Their Names NYC” memorial project, a digital AR monument remembering 200 African Americans killed by police brutality and racist violence. It was created in Membit and was visible in Central Park, where Seneca Village once stood.

The exhibition ran from Sept 16 – Oct 15 in Central Park and was also presented at an event at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.

Say Their Names NYC