Mayor Bloomberg Annouces Tech-Arts Initiatve

Mayor Michael Bloomberg. 11.20.13 Steiner Studio, Brooklyn Navy Yard Photo by Maurice Pinzon

By New York News Network
Silicon Valley and Hollywood, watch out!

Carnegie Mellon University will open a new Integrative Media Program in Brooklyn in 2015. The educational effort is the fourth in the Bloomberg administration’s Applied Sciences NYC initiative. 

On Wednesday, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg made the formal announcement at Steiner Studios in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where the program will be located. 

Mayor Bloomberg said the education program would be the first NYC applied sciences initiative “melding technology and the arts.” The mayor pointed out that that synthesis was taking place in social media, online gaming, film production, design, architecture and the performing arts.  

The program is expected to increase the engineering faulty and students in the city as well as support the city’s efforts to continue to expand its  information technology sector.

“The convergence of media and technology is real, and its epicenter belongs in New York City. No university has Carnegie Mellon’s strengths in the arts as well as software, hardware, business and science,” said Chairman of Steiner Studios Douglas C. Steiner, who was also at the news conference.

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