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NYC Media Summit – Oct 6-7 (online) – Free!

Last chance to reserve your tickets to NYC Media Lab’s Summit 2021: Future Imperfect! The two-day conference will be fully virtual from Oct 6-7. And we’re kicking things off with a keynote you won’t want to miss.

NYU Researcher Laura Edelson is the Director of the NYU Cybersecurity for Democracy Project, and on Oct 6th, she’ll kick off Summit 2021 by joining NYC Media Lab’s Erica Matsumoto to go in depth on Ad Observer’s attempt to address the widespread problem of misinformation on digital platforms.

And later that day, OpenAI Co-Founder & CTO Greg Brockman will discuss the long-term impact of powerful AI.

Of course there’s more! Join us for eye-opening panels, workshops, and demos throughout the Summit:

  • Panels: AI & Local News, Diverse Teams Build Better, Metaverse & Storytelling, Green Tech, and Exploring Outer Space 
  • Workshops: BCIs, Sleep Tech, Music Tech with ASCAP, Columbia x Hakuhodo Immersive, Consumer Reports x Data Privacy, and Automated AI & the Arts 
  • Demos: Synthetic Media, Verizon EdTech, Augmented Audio Reality, and Natural Language Processing with The New York Times R&D Team 

We’re offering free tickets to current students, faculty, corporate members, and friends of NYC Media Lab—that’s you! Just register using your .edu or organization’s email.


Poster House – First Fridays – Free Museum Entry, Extended Hours, & More!

First Friday (In-Person)
Oct 1 | 10am–8pm

Poster House is pleased to announce its latest public programming initiative, First Fridays! Starting October 1, the museum will be open for free with extended hours on the first Friday of every month. Stop by and see the current exhibitions and join in the fun by attending an activity, workshop, or performance throughout the day. Every First Friday is different, offering unique opportunities to engage with rotating exhibitions and the permanent collection. Reserve your ticket or sign up for an activity today! Proof of vaccination and masks are required for entry; see event page for full details.

Coffy Movie Screening, 11am
In-Person Archives Tour, 2pm ($25)
Fantasy Travel Posters Workshop, 5pm
DJ Ciara Chaii, 6:30pm

Register & Attend for Free!

“Let’s Face It” – a nationwide mask design competition – Now Open!

Artists, designers, and creatives of all types have been passionately responding to the current need to cover our faces. MCD is launching Let’s Face It, a nationwide craft and design mask-making competition and community gallery. From the practical to the avant-garde, we are curious to see what you are creating share it with the world.

The deadline to enter is May 31, 2020.

Juried by Marcel Wilson, the Founder and Design Director of Bionic, and JoAnn Edwards, the Museum of Craft and Design’s Co-founder and Executive Director, the winning design will receive $500, the runner-up will receive $250 and third place will receive $100. Additional non-monetary awards will be given for Best in ShowBest Student Design, and Most Unique Design.

Participation is free. All entries will be displayed on the Museum of Craft and Design’s website in a community gallery beginning Friday, June 12, 2020. Additionally, for each design entered, the Museum of Craft and Design will donate a new mask to the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.

AIGA Early Career Mentorship Program

Each year, AIGA NY connects a select group of professionals from the design industry and allied fields with individuals who are starting off in their careers to help them accelerate their career, personal and leadership growth. The program is free and open to both AIGA and non-AIGA members.

Interested in joining the 2020 cohort as a mentee?

Deadline is Feb 24 (Enrollment may close earlier once we have a full cohort signed up).
Kick-off gathering on March 3.

More info

AIGA NY Job Fair! February 7th

Meet creative companies helping you take your first steps in the design industry.

Are you a design student or new graduate? Join us for AIGA NY’s 4th annual mini-job fair! Meet reps from New York’s top creative companies and studios. Find out what a typical day is like for their designers and hear what creative directors are looking for in new designers like you.

It’s speed networking meets the design industry and not another portfolio review. Come by, introduce yourself, and discover where to take your first steps in the design industry.

AIGA NY board members Caspar LamJanet Esquirol and Jarrett Fuller will co-host.

AIGA NY Student Job Fair is part of the Work in Progress event series. These events are focused on the creative process, personal development and professional development. They aim to give a peek behind the curtain and expose failure as a valuable experience.

Starr Foundation Hall University Center
63 5th Avenue, Room UL102
New York, 10011

Friday, February 7

12:00pm – Doors open & check-in
12:10pm – Job Fair begins
4:00pm – Job Fair ends


Workshop: Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs / Free / Jan. 3rd

This is a Grow with Google workshop designed for entrepreneurs.
Discover how to create a collaborative environment where everyone is responsible for design. You will go through design challenges and sprints that can be incorporated into any workplace or startup, to unlock creativity and innovative thinking.

Paid Summer Design Internships: Apply Now!

Seniors and recent grads:
FYI – Design studios all over New York are beginning to have open applications for Summer 2020 internships.

Apply now! Just go to LinkedIn and use the search functions (for Design jobs for Interns in NYC)

Here are some I found (but there are more, and more new ones being posted everyday):