PUBLIQ sets foot in the New York Brooklyn Media Center
The PUBLIQ Foundation is very glad to announce the establishment of its presence at the heart of the very active Media Center at DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York.
In order for the PUBLIQ Foundation to raise a high awareness about its unique blockchain powered publishing and reward ecosystem, the presence next to journalists, content writers and other creative startups focusing on enhancing the media industry is essential.
The 20,000-square-foot facility is located on the ground floor of 30 John Street in DUMBO and features co-working spaces, 72-seat screening room, art gallery and café in addition to dedicated spaces for classes, conferences, meetings and tenancy. With members working in fields ranging from film and journalism to branded content, game design, and VR/AR, the center acting as a hub is constantly pushing the boundaries of its respected mediums to provide an extra value to create synergies and build new networks.
The Media Center is a collaborative workspace and community designed to support and connect the next generation of media and tech entrepreneurs, innovators, and authors with industry resources, events, mentorship, and educational opportunities.
The Made in NY Media Center by IFP was founded as a result of a unique partnership between the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation. On October 1st, 2013, Mayor Bloomberg and other officials along with IFP, publicly opened the Media Center, and since then, it has held more than 100 classes and 300 events serving more than 25,000 people.
DUMBO has long been home to individuals and companies with equal parts creativity and business acumen, not to mention New York City as a whole, provides an abundant wealth of knowledge and industry—from Madison Avenue to Wall Street to the Tech Triangle, there are content creators all over our bustling city. Historically, 30 John Street has been the residence of notable creative types, starting in the late 1800s when it was home to a growing coffee factory, Arbuckles Ariosa Coffee founded by the Arbuckle Brothers. The brothers, inventors in their own right, designed a machine that efficiently roasted, ground, and packaged coffee for mass distribution.
Today, as the Media Center, the space resumes its original function as a site for manufacturing, but this time around, our incubator at 30 John Street brews stories and ideas. The space in its entirety is inventive and modern, encourages and speaks to the heart of the Media Center message—a large number of creators sharing a space, working independently, yet forming a community that nurtures partnerships, inspires learning, and branches into all forms of digital media.
The PUBLIQ Foundation is looking forward to collaborate and move a step further on its journey to rebuild trust in media by harnessing the power of new revolutionary technologies like blockchain.