Join us on Tuesday, December 5th at 5:00PM
Lehman College School of Continuing and Professional Studies
CUNY on the Concourse/2501 Grand Concourse
BREAKING INTO THE VR|AR INDUSTRY
Please join us for a panel and demonstrations with industry leaders discussing the opportunities in New York City’s growing virtual and augmented reality industry.
· Justin Hendrix, Executive Director, NYC Media Lab, connects media and technology companies with New York City’s universities to drive digital media innovation and entrepreneurship. The Lab's interests range across disciplines from data science to virtual and augmented reality, and its programs include seed projects with member companies as well as The Combine, which encourages digital media startup formation on the City’s campuses. Previously Hendrix was Vice President, Business Development & Innovation for The Economist. Hendrix holds a BA from the College of William & Mary and an MSc in Technology Commercialization from the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin. Follow him on Twitter @justinhendrix.
· Jerelyn Rodriguez, Co-Founder and CEO, The Knowledge House (TKH), was honored as one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 in Education in 2016 for her work starting TKH. Previously, she coordinated STEM after-school programming at Beyond Z and was the Bronx Field Director for Reshma Saujani's 2013 campaign for New York City Public Advocate. Jerelyn has spoken on panels at SXSW, Mozilla Fest and NASA. She is on the leadership council for South Bronx Rising Together, a founding Datanaut at NASA, and a board member at the Bronx Business Incubator. Jerelyn has a degree in film studies from Columbia University.
· Hugh McGrory, Founder & CEO, datavized, brings expertise in film production, art, and technology to the world of immersive media. He was a partner at Culture Shock, consulting for clients including The National Film Board of Canada. In 2011 Hugh brought the partners together to create The Andy Warhol Film Digitization Project, featuring over 500 films by Warhol, developed in collaboration with The Moving Picture Company and Technicolor and described in the New York Times as “the largest effort to digitize the work of a single artist in MoMA’s collection. He completed a Nano Imaging Residency with the CINEMA Microscopy Lab at Yale University School of Medicine in 2007.
· Moderated by, Jane MacKillop, Ph.D., Interim Dean, School of Continuing and Professional Studies at Lehman College, has worked in adult education programs in the UK and the US for over thirty years. She was the first director of the Adult Learning Center at Lehman College in 1987 and subsequently led programs for adults at CUNY's Central Office, York College and City College where she founded the Adult and Continuing Education program and was acting dean of the Center for Worker EducationAuthor of several books, white papers and articles on continuing education and workforce development, she has a BA in English literature, a Postgraduate Diploma in English as a Second Language and a Ph.D. in adult education from the University of Sheffield, UK. She serves on the board of the Continuing Education Association of New York State, where she is vice president.
The demonstrations will begin at 5pm and a networking reception will follow the panel discussion.