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swissnex Labs New York Launches This Fall

swissnex Labs New York is an immersive skill-building and prototyping program that focuses on the rapidly evolving media landscape. Over the course of a two-week session, participants will explore emerging media trends, participate in content creation workshops and hear from practitioners at the cutting edge of New York’s media ecosystem. Each participant will leave the program with a strong grasp of current media trends and the tools needed to implement new strategies — either in their current role or as the next step in their career. 

   
   
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SXSW 2019 | Swiss Panelists

We’re submitting two proposals for South by Southwest with the University of Zurich. Check them out below and be sure to vote to send them both to SXSW! Voting is open now through August 23. 

Can LSD bring about a paradigm shift in the way we treat mental health? Our panel features Dr. Katrin Preller from UZH, Dr. Lewis Bear and moderator Shannon Odell (Science Channel)! 

Algorithms play a major role in an increasingly digital society, so how does that determine who gets to have a voice? Is the internet creating platforms for marginalized voices or have we simply coded cultural biases into our digital future? Vote to see Dr. Eszter Hargittai’s latest research!

   

Drone Op-Ed by swissnex Boston's Academic Relations Manager 

Francesco Bortoluzzi, Academic Relations Manager at swissnex Boston recently shared his insights into how Switzerland and the U.S. are collaborating to prepare for a drone future. Read the piece to hear more on the bilaterlal cooperation and Switzerland's role in the global drone ecosystem. 
   
   

upcoming events

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

     

LASER BOSTON: Data x Sound — Boston

Save the date for our next LASER Boston event! Co-organized by swissnex Boston and SciArt Initiative, the series meets four times per year and features local and visiting artists, scientists, technologists and creative professionals. LASER is a program of Leonardo/the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology. 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
     

Back to School — Boston

Save the date for this annual event to enjoy games, networking and refreshments with fellow Swiss students and alumni. 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
     

Back to School — New York City

Save the date for the New York edition of our annual event —  games, networking and refreshments with fellow Swiss students and alumni. 

   
   

news + trends

Volcano

UNIBE
Volcanoes Shaped the Climate Before Humankind

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STARTUPTICKER.CH

Higher Valuations and Bigger Teams in the Crypto Valley

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IDEO

Smart Things That Will Save the World

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opportunities

   

Falling Walls Lab Boston | Deadline August 15

Northeastern University, the German Consulate in Boston and the German Center for Research and Innovation in New York are calling students and entrepreneurs to apply to pitch their ground-breaking ideas at the Falling Walls Lab event in Boston on September 26. Winners of the contest get to present their idea at the Falling Walls Conference held in Berlin every November.  

Studio 170 | Deadline September 30

Looking for a space to realize a creative project in the arts and present it to the public? Apply to be part of Studio 170, the Goethe-Institut’s new Open Space project. Starting in Fall of 2019, the unique, flexible space at 170 Beacon Street in Back Bay will be open to artists and creative minds as a “laboratory” for ideas, unaffected by rental, institutional or academic restraints. Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply here

   

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