Month: December 2015

Congrats to our students Joy, Asmaa, Kristian and Prof. Bradley at the top of The mPathy Project App Challenge

Group shot of Kristian Walsh, James Bradley, Joy Chiang Liu, and Carol Smolenski for the mPathy Project eventThe mPathy Project, a WebServes’ initiative, announced the winners of its first app challenge at a Challenge Showcase on Nov. 30th at Google-NYC.

All the three finalists are Emerging Media and Computer Science students at Hunter College. Joy Chiang Ling’s prototype will be sponsored for full development and deployment by end-users in the target sectors. The other finalists included Asmaa Abbas (2nd) and Kristian Walsh (3rd).

The Challenge, hosted by ECPAT-USA, prompted participants to design a prototype for a web/mobile app that would be used by the hospitality/tourism/transportation industries to combat the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). ECPAT-USA is a leading anti-trafficking policy organization in the United States working to protect every child’s basic human right to grow up free from the threat of sexual exploitation and trafficking.

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IMA alumna Annie Berman’s film in The Journal of Short Film

IMA alumna Annie Berman’s film, Street Views, will be included in the latest volume of The Journal of Short Film.

Street Views, a virtual film by Annie Berman and set in New York City’s famed West Village, but ‘shot’ within Google’s mapping application, explores how virtual mapping alters our experience of space and identity. With humor and a light touch, Berman attempts to navigate a surreal, disoriented new landscape.

IMA alumna Sasha Wortzel’s film featured on MSNBC and The New Yorker

Happy Birthday Marsha graphicIMA alumna Sasha Wortzel’s film, Happy Birthday, Marsha!, is featured on MSNBC’s show So POPular!. Host Janet Mock speaks with filmmakers Sasha Wortzel and Reina Gossett about their new short film Happy Birthday, Marsha! telling the story of trans activists and icons Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera in the hours before the 1969 Stonewall riots.

Watch the interview here

Also featured in The New Yorker, and DAZED.