founding members

Lance Weiler is a storyteller, entrepreneur and thought leader. An alumnus of the Sundance Screenwriting Lab, he is recognized as a pioneer in mixing storytelling and technology. WIRED magazine named him…

Lance Weiler

Lab Director

Ira Deutchman has been making, marketing and distributing films since 1975, having worked on over 150 films including some of the most successful independent films of all time.

Dr. Park is Dean of Strategic Initiatives at Columbia University and a member of Columbia University‚Äôs Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering New Media Center…

Mark Hansen joined Columbia Journalism School in July of 2012, after a decade of shuttling between the west and east coasts. In Los Angeles, he held appointments in the Department of Statistics…

Tenen is a co-founder of Columbia’s Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities. The group’s interests fall into one of three categories, built on the strengths of Columbia’s community