Come see what happens when the city's best creative-technology students meet the inspiration of the Met! The MediaLab's spring interns will be demonstrating over a dozen projects that showcase the ways new technology can enhance the museum experience.
The MediaLab is a small team within the Digital Media Department dedicated to exploring the intersection of art, technology, and the museum experience. Each semester, we work with a group of talented, self-motivated students across creative technology, computer science, and museum studies, who are encouraged to think outside of the box, to engage deeply with the Museum's staff, collection, and visitors, and come up with novel prototypes that encourage conversation and spur new thinking about the relationship between contemporary digital practice and centuries of artistic tradition. At the conclusion of the internship, participants present their projects to the public at the MediaLab Expo. Visitors can try out hands-on demos and talk to the creators themselves about their work and ideas.
Media Lab projects at this expo will address an array of topics, including 3D-printed edible art, Minecraft and games, digital fashion simulation and motion tracking, auto-suggestion algorithms, access-oriented wayfinding, new-media art inspired by the Met's collection, 3D printing, computer vision, and more!
2:00–3:00 p.m.: Project Presentations
3:00–6:00 p.m.: Live Demonstrations