Month: September 2020

IMA alumna Heidi Boisvert receives New Inc Award

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Heidi Boisvert joins this year’s New Inc member cohort in the Creative Science cohort. She co-founded XTH, an open-source biowearable startup, and after creating “ICED: I Can End Deportation,” the first 3D social change game, and “America 2049,” an alternate reality game about pluralism, Heidi founded futurePerfect lab to develop imaginative, playful emerging media projects with social justice organizations. The lab harnesses the power of pop culture, emerging technology, and neuroscience to ignite culture change by working in creative partnership with non-profits to engineer their messages for mass appeal.

Heidi is a Senior Research Fellow at the Norman Lear Center and an research affiliate in the Open Documentary Lab at MIT. At present, she is developing the first media genome: an open-source biometric lab and AI system to isolate the narrative ingredients that move us to act.

Prof. Ricardo Miranda receives New Inc award and CUNY research grant

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Prof. Ricardo Miranda joins this year’s New Inc member cohort in the Art & Code track. He has developed a strong awareness of inequality and discrimination at an early age. In his creative and pedagogical work, themes such as immigration, discrimination, gentrification and the effects of commodification/monetization extend from highly subjective experiences and observations into works that tactically engage others through popular metaphors.

He also received a CUNY Research in the Classroom Idea Grant. The award provides Research Foundation funds for a future course tentatively titled “XR: Speculative Media”. 

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MediaMKRS program

Friday, October 2nd | 3:00PM
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MediaMKRS is a partnership between the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, the City University of New York, Reel Works, media companies and unions and to train, credential and prepare talented New Yorkers for careers in media and entertainment.

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