When art and tech make a perfect marriage
Whatever’s made in Brooklyn doesn’t have to stay in Brooklyn.
In fact, it might actually shake up the art world.
At least that’s the big-picture idea behind the Make It in Brooklyn Arts + Tech Pitch Contest, where five founders from the borough’s most innovative companies got a chance to stand in front of a firing squad (okay, a thoughtful and reasonable group of judges) for the opportunity to nab $5,000 for their start-ups, no strings attached.
I loved hearing their wide-ranging ideas, varying from an augmented-reality music-discovery app (you “drop” songs you enjoy in specific locations and others can pick them up) to a next-level platform for writers inspired by popular Chinese publishers.