Marco Castro Cosio

NYU Digital Future Labs

20 Jay Street, Suite 312

Marco Castro Cosio graduated from the Interactive Telecommunications (ITP) program at the Tisch School for the Arts at New York University and has worked as curator of exhibitions and art festivals in New York and Mexico. He was MediaLab director at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he helped the museum to imagine art and its audiences in innovative perspectives, creating a network of brilliant and creative professionals dedicated to the vanguard in these subjects that propose visions for the futures of the culture. Prior to his work with the Met, Castro Cosio worked as the first Visitor Experience Manager at the Queens Museum, where he also conducted workshops on developing interactive experiences for diverse communities.

As an artist, his work nourishes urban communities in practical and playful ways, such as his project, Bus Roots, which seeks to equip the roofs of urban buses with lush gardens. Marco contributed to the series proposed by the UN, Rio +20, spoke at the TEDx conference in Cape May, New Jersey, and is a member of the Climate and Urban Systems Association (CUSP).

Previously a TED speaker-in-residence, he is currently a research fellow at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, based at the Columbia University School of Journalism, and an artist-in-residence at NYU Digital Future Labs.

About NYU Digital Future Labs

The NYU Digital Future Lab, located one block from Brooklyn Bridge Park, was launched in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation and Two Trees Management in 2012. DUMBO is home to NYC’s most prominent media technology and digital companies, and as a result, the Digital Future Lab has helped spur startup activity in the area. The space is currently home to hardware and digital media companies.

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