Upcoming Event: Exploring Future Reality

exploring Future realityIs the age of virtual and augmented reality, long anticipated, finally upon us? Exploring Future Reality is a full day event with virtual and augmented reality faculty researchers and industry experts delivering lightning talks, presentations and interactive demos. The discussion will focus on the impact of VR/AR on the media and technology industry, including best practices for storytelling, prototyping, and distribution.

Hosted by Viacom NEXT and organized by NYC Media Lab, #ExFR16 will present a program featuring over 20 media executives and faculty researchers for a full day event detailing the impact of virtual and augmented reality. The conference will explore all areas of VR/AR, ranging from what’s in the lab, what’s being commercialized by technology companies and startups, and what’s being developed by industry. The event will also include interactive demos created in NYC universities, lightning pitches from early stage startups and a workshop led by Verizon.

Speakers include:

Ken Perlin, NYU
Chris Hercik, Time Inc.
Kelly Alfieri, New York Times
Marc Maleh, R/GA
Javier Molina, NYU Integrated Digital Media
Sowmya Gottipati, NBCUniversal
And more!

exploring future reality2Panels and programs include:

What is Reality?
Columbia University’s Steven Feiner, NYU’s Ken Perlin and Viacom NEXT’s Chaki Ng will sit down with Ben Johnson, the host of Marketplace’s tech podcast Codebreaker, for an abstract and imaginative discussion: How will VR/AR technologies change society and the world?

Advertising and Marketing
How are new VR/AR hardware and platforms being positioned in the market? Panelists including Marc Maleh of R/GA, Brett Leary of Digitas and Resh Sidhu of Framestore will discuss.

Technical Horizons
As VR/AR hardware breaks into the consumer market, panelists Winslow Burleson and Mark Skwarek of NYU will highlight the research agendas of leading faculty and device manufacturers.

And more!

Interested in the event and want to receive a media advisory? Contact Alexis Avedisian, NYC Media Lab’s Communications Manager at alexis@nycmedialab.org.

Student prices are $25.

For more information click here!

If you are interested, make sure to register now!

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Random House is hosting their Open House event on Thursday, December 15.

Open House is hosted three times a year, and is a day-long event that brings together the biggest names in publishing for a full day of interactive author panels and book talks, as well as behind-the-scenes looks of publishing at Random House.

Tickets must be purchased before the event and sell-out quickly. Ticket purchases come with access to the events all-day, a light breakfast and boxed lunch (one of 4 options given, including gluten-free and vegetarian), a canvas tote with up to $150 in books and goodies, early copies of books, a signed copy of Trevor Noah’s “Born a Crime” novel, and so much more!

Authors featured on this year’s panel include: Jodi Picoult, George Saunders, Trevor Noah, Diana Gabaldon, Jon Meacham, Fannie Flagg, Lindsey Lee Johnson, Allison Pataki, Sana Krasikov, and Laura McHugh.

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Ticket Purchasing Information: Tickets can be purchased here and go on sale Friday, September 23rd at 9 AM and sell out very fast. Tickets cost $85 per person, and seats are chosen when you register.

Date/Time for Event: Thursday, December 9 from 9:00 AM until about 5:30-6:00 PM

Location: The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
695 Park Avenue (Entrance on 68th Street between Lexington and Park)
New York, NY 10065

Intern Queen NYC Party

It’s the 6th Annual Intern Queen Party in NYC! Celebrate the end of the internship season and listen to a rockstar panel of internship coordinators and executives from Macy’s, Cosmo Magazine, Citi Group, Droga 5, Buzzfeed and more provide you with advice you need to move forward in your career! Details are below and don’t forget to tweet using #InternQueenParty!

WHEN
WHERE
Macy’s – 151 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001 
It’s Free! Register Here 

June 29 Bryant Park Event

Bryant Park Author Cli-Fi Panel

Wednesday, June 29, 20169791

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.

Hosted by Environmental Journalist and Environmental Fiction Writer Nathaniel RichOdds Against Tomorrow, and featuring Lydia MilletMermaids in Paradise, Sweet Lamb of Heaven.

Is it truth or is it fiction? This panel features environmentally conscious writers with novels on natural disasters, ecological collapse, and the relationship between humans and the natural world.

Reading Room in Bryant Park
Manhattan

Location Details:
Located on the 42nd street side of the park, between the back of the New York Public Library and Sixth Avenue. Look for the burgundy umbrellas.

Labor, Literature and Landmark Lecture Series

Labor, Literature and Landmark Lecture Series Spring 2016
The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York is pleased to present:
The Bowery Boys: Adventures in Old New York
With Writers and Podcasters Greg Young and Tom Meyers
How much do you really know about NYC’s history? Introducing a special program celebrating the launch of The Bowery Boys: Adventures in Old New York, the official companion book to the No. 1 travel podcast that offers an unconventional exploration of Manhattan’s historic neighborhoods, secret spots and colorful characters. The Bowery Boys  – Greg Young and Tom Meyers – will be here to discuss among other things, “Top Ten Hidden Secrets” of New York.
Tuesday, June 28th at The General Society Library
The program begins at 6:30 p.m. in The General Society Library
20 West 44th Street, (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York City. 
Reception and Book-Signing to follow. Advance registration is necessary.
$10 General Admission
To register please email the General Society at:

Upcoming Event: Béatrice Coron, Stories Cut from Paper

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The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmenis pleased to present: Béatrice Coron, Stories Cut from Paper on Tuesday, March 8th at 6:30 p.m

Béatrice Coron will introduce the many facets of contemporary paper cutting as well as their historical roots. From a panorama of international artists and her own work, she will demonstrate the endless possibilities and applications of this simple media. Ms. Coron explores visual silhouette storytelling in artist books, paper cutting and public art to create stunning works of art.

During her lecture, she will elaborate on how she creates these intricate and playful worlds. Collecting memories from individuals and communities, Ms. Coron stages narrative allegories in silhouette to create a dialogue with the viewer in playful fantasies. Her cut designs are made of paper, glass or metal and range in size from small to monumental. Her acclaimed work can be seen in major collections across the world, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Walker Art Center, as well as in many art galleries and her public art can be viewed in subway stations in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. For more information, please visit www.beatricecoron.com.

The program begins at 6:30 p.m. in The General Society Library
20 West 44th Street, (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York City. 
Reception to follow. Advance registration is recommended.
$15 General admission,
$10 General Society members and Senior Citizens,
$5 Students.
To register please contact the General Society at: 212.840.1840 or

Book Industry Guild of New York Event

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“Color My World: An Exploration of Adult Coloring Books” Panel Discussion To Feature Publishing, Printing Experts

January 27, 2016
For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Tim Hoey, publicrelations@bigny.org, 973.714.0707

New York, NY — Publishers Weekly (PW) editorial director Jim Milliot will moderate a panel discussion on the adult coloring book phenomenon during the Book Industry Guild of New York’s (BIGNY) February 9, 2016 event.

From their respective publishing or printing industry vantage points, the panelists will address the books’ surprising popularity and editorial/production challenges. The trio includes the following participants:

  • Meg Leder, Executive Editor/Penguin Random House (she is leading adult coloring book author Johanna Basford’s editor)
  • Ed Spade, Senior Account Manager, Content Acquisition/Ingram Content Group
  • Jennifer Feldman, Publisher/Dover Publications

The BIGNY event, open to the public for a five-dollar admission charge, will be held at 6:15 pm at Penguin Random House, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY.

Full-time students with appropriate identification and prior reservation may attend the speaking portion of the event for FREE.

BIGNY_JimMilliotAbout Jim Milliot
Jim Milliot is editorial director of Publishers Weekly and vice president of PWxyz, the company that acquired PW from Reed in April 2010. Jim has been with PW for 22 years, starting as the business and news editor, topics he still covers today. He served as co-editorial director of the magazine between 2010 and June 2014 when he was named editorial director. Prior to joining PW, Jim was executive editor at Simba Information, a publisher of newsletters and market studies on various media segments, including trade and educational book publishing. Simba’s flagship publications were BP Report and Educational Marketer, for which Jim served as editor from 1983 to 1993. Jim served on the statistics committee of the BISG and is now a board member at IBPA.

BIGNY_MegLederAbout Meg Leder
Executive editor Meg Leder joined Penguin Books in 2014, after nine years at Perigee Books. She’s spent her publishing career focusing on illustrated gift books, creativity titles, and quirky nonfiction. Among the titles she’s edited are The New York Times and international bestseller Wreck This Journal, along with other projects from Keri Smith; the bestselling Lost Ocean from the illustrator dubbed the queen of coloring, Johanna Basford; and Wall Street Journal bestseller Chasers of the Light from Internet sensation Tyler Knott Gregson. Before joining Penguin Group, she worked as an editor for McGraw-Hill Trade and Writer’s Digest Books, as well as a bookseller for Joseph-Beth Books. She is the author of the forthcoming YA novel The Museum of Heartbreak (Simon Pulse, 2016).

BIGNY_EdSpadeAbout Ed Spade
Ed Spade is a Senior National Account Manager/Content Acquisition who works with trade publishers, consulting with them on the advantages of Ingram’s publisher services, including print on demand, digital asset management, and global distribution. Spade has expertise in print and digital publishing processes, content management and distribution, e-commerce, digital strategy, and rights management.

Prior to Ingram, he served as Director of Digital Publishing, for Nickelodeon in New York, where he managed the eBook publishing and digital video account relationships for clients including Amazon, Apple, Google Play and Nook. Earlier in his career, he held digital content development positions at Penguin Young Readers Group in New York.

About Jennifer Feldman
Jennifer Feldman is currently Publisher at Dover Publications. She has more than 25 years of experience as a publishing professional in content creation, product development, strategic market share, and revenue growth.  Previously, Jennifer held positions as VP and Publisher at both John Wiley and Sons and BBC America, leading the acquisition strategy, expanding channel distribution, and managing brand relationships.  Jennifer’s early career included roles at Simon & Schuster and Macmillan General Reference creating retail merchandising programs and alliance marketing programs.

About the Book Industry Guild of New York (BIGNY)
BIGNY is a New York-based organization that serves the publishing industry and community. Since its inception in 1926, the Guild has provided professional development opportunities by hosting social and educational events, seminars, industry trips, and more. The Guild produces the annual New York Book Show, which celebrates outstanding achievements in book design and manufacturing. BIGNY also proudly organizes charitable events to promote literacy in the New York City metropolitan area.

For additional information about BIGNY, please contact Tim Hoey: publicrelations@bigny.org, timhoey95@gmail.com

Phone: 973.714.0707

 

 

Bookjobs.com and Pace Present a Publishing Career Information Session

Career Services Presents: Book Publishing isn’t just for English majors!

Book Publishing is full of possibilities—filled with career paths for every interest. There are positions in finance, marketing, sales, publicity, design, editorial, legal, and production departments, not to mention many, many more.

Bookjobs.com gathers together job and internship listings from over 35 different publishers and the departments within them, and matches college majors with particular jobs in publishing! Log onto www.bookjobs.com and discover your first step into an exciting and diverse industry!

Come to our bookjobs.com Informational Session on Tuesday, November 16th from 3:30 to 4:30pm in Lecture Hall South, 1 Pace Plaza! Learn about the opportunities that the publishing world holds for you presented by a Human Resources Representative from Penguin Group USA!

Log on to http://www.pace.experience.com to register or call Career Services at 212-346-1950 with any questions.