LS NEWS | February 3, 2022
NYU Liberal Studies is excited to announce the launch of the new Global Media Lab and Global Media Collective. These initiatives–a faculty-run Lab and a student club–will provide opportunities for students across NYU to work with classmates and mentors, meet other media makers, share ideas, and create new content. Liberal Studies' Sean Eve and Jason Williamson recognized the need for a dedicated effort to foster collaboration and partnership across the fields and disciplines of media creation.
Eve and Williamson were first inspired to create this resource when they realized that their students who excelled in particular areas of media creation–such as writing, directing, composing or public art creation–would benefit greatly from a solid network of fellow creators with whom they could collaborate. Recognizing their own network of colleagues and NYU alumni, Eve and Williamson proposed the Global Media Lab as a "faculty- and student-led initiative to showcase, promote, and support Liberal Studies' work across the film, visual art, and digital media landscapes." It will provide spaces for media discourse and the exchange of ideas and increase the visibility and material support of student work through showcases, networking opportunities, and workshops. Liberal Studies faculty members Susanna Horng, Kaia Shivers, and Elayne Tobin are also founding members of the GML.
The Lab will serve to bring writers and producers, artists and directors, and students and mentors together to enhance student media production and capabilities. It is open to students of any school for work on any kind of project they choose, greatly enhancing students' opportunities for success in media outside of the classroom. Eve emphasized that "there are opportunities for students to explore moving away from essay production to alternative multi-modal works, as well as for students and alumni to connect in mentor capacities and creative partnerships."
Eve and Williamson also launched a student club, called the Global Media Collective at NYU. Eve explained that "the fundamental difference between the Global Media Collective club and the Global Media Lab is that the Lab articulates and establishes a community of creative initiatives, while the club emphasizes participation." Williamson continued saying, "the club will be completely student-driven allowing students to create and explore their own projects." In addition to fostering creative exchange and artistic mentorship, the Global Media Lab and Global Media Collective will showcase student work, including films, digital media, individual and community art production, and performance projects.
Join the Global Media Lab’s first workshop, "Reinventing Citizen Journalism," on Wednesday, February 8 9:30-11:00 a.m. ET at 726 Broadway, Floor 6. To learn more reach out to Sean Eve at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jason Williamson at email@example.com.